These places to stay and eat in Bastrop, TX, will have you drooling!
Depending on where you’re coming from, you can easily explore Bastrop on a day trip. For example, hiking in Bastrop State Park, grabbing lunch, and doing a little shopping in town can all be done in a day. This might be your next place to explore as day-trippers coming from the San Antonio or Austin areas. But do read all the places to stay and eat in Bastrop, TX here. It’s worth the read.
However, you have some choices if you plan to stay a night or two (or more). In addition to the campsites (and Airstreams!) available at Lake Bastrop, there are some options if you want something a little more.
This post was part of a sponsored project. The partnership included lodging, food & beverage, and compensation for the trip. The opinions reflected are honest and based upon the individual blogger’s experience.
Editor’s Note: This post is a continuation of Jill’s post – Things To Do In Bastrop With Kids
Places To Stay And Eat In Bastrop, TX
I recommend staying at The Pecan Street Inn or the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa. These places don’t have much in common, so your choice will depend on your family’s budget and what kind of trip experience you seek.
There are plenty of places to stay and eat in Bastrop.
Related: Bastrop Texas Glamping Adventures
The Pecan Street Inn
The Pecan Street Inn is a family and pet-friendly bed and breakfast just a few blocks from Bastrop’s historic downtown area. The downtown shops, restaurants, and the Riverwalk are walkable from the Pecan Street Inn. Bastrop State Park is also just a short drive away.
I stayed here on my recent visit to Bastrop. I spent most of my time exploring downtown, eating, and hiking in Bastrop State Park. It was easy for me to leave my car parked at The Pecan Street Inn and walk downtown. Bastrop State Park was a short (like five minutes) drive. If you like the charm of a Victorian House with turn-of-the-century antiques, The Pecan Street Inn might be for you.
The Pecan Street Inn offers a gourmet breakfast served in their dining room. You can also request a continental breakfast served in your room.
This breakfast, you all. I requested to eat at nine, and I came downstairs to a place set for me, a pot of coffee, and a newspaper. I had a pecan waffle, fruit, sausages, and orange juice. You have to try the pecan waffle. Trust me on this.
Completely worth the splurge. The waffles were perfect and crisp and nutty with warm, flavored syrup. It was the best breakfast I’d had in a long time, and the owner/chef was a delight to chat with.
Maria’s Suite At The Pecan Street Inn
I stayed in Maria’s Suite. It has a king-size bed that’s so high you need steps to get up onto it. It was the best night’s sleep I’ve had in a long time. There’s an adjoining “sleeping porch” with a pull-out couch that sleeps one. We could have probably made this one work for our family of four, and let’s be honest – half the time, both kids are in my bed anyway.
Maria’s Suite is spacious with lots of windows. I didn’t love that you had to walk out into the hallway to access the bathroom. There was a privacy curtain between the door to our room and our bathroom door, and it ended up being a non-issue because there were no other guests staying upstairs, but I wouldn’t have liked it if there had been guests up there with me.
The sleeping porch in Maria’s Suite has a cute sitting area with a pull-out sleeper. What I loved most about The Pecan Street Inn beside the breakfast were the porches. Even though the house sits on the corner of a busy intersection the grounds are so spacious and so secluded that you feel like you’re in a private garden.
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort And Spa
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa is nestled deep in the woods and feels very secluded. The property has an almost rustic and unpretentious vibe while offering every luxury imaginable. There’s an onsite spa, a golf course, kid’s activities, walking trails, lawn games, two pools (one of them is adults only), and a great slide with a seriously legit lazy river. There are lots of little places to sit and relax on the property, as well as seven (7) different restaurants to enjoy.
Places To Eat In Bastrop, Texas
For a small town, Bastrop has a large number of choices to dine.
Pro Tip: Many restaurants are closed on Mondays.
Neighbor’s Kitchen And Yard
I usually let Trip Advisor pick my restaurants for me, but I ate lunch at Neighbor’s Kitchen based on the recommendation of my new friends at The Pecan Street Inn. This one was way down the list on Trip Advisor, and I can’t figure out why.
I had a chicken salad sandwich on gluten-free bread that didn’t taste like cardboard and a moonshine margarita on a patio overlooking the Colorado River. It doesn’t get much better than this. They have a fun selection of pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, and inventive cocktails.
Gracie’s (The Grace Miller)
Gracie’s in Bastrop is top-notch. The atmosphere is casual/cafe style, and they have an attached patio bar with live music on the weekends. The service was excellent – very fast and attentive.
Must-Try: Gracie’s Chicken Fried Steak
Tough Cookie Bakery
Tough Cookie Bakery is a locally-owned bakery primarily vegan that serves a variety of breakfast and lunch items, including vegan biscuits and gravy. I had a gluten-free snickerdoodle, which was pretty darn tasty. I had a bite, put it in my pocket, and finished it on a hike. The bakery is a short walk from Neighbor’s, so I recommend you skip dessert and grab something here.
Piney Creek Chop House
This is upscale dining. The sommelier at Colorado River Winery recommends it, and I opted for something a little more casual, but if you’re a foodie, they have a great menu.
Maxine’s Cafe and Bakery
I regret not trying Maxine’s. So much to eat – so little time. They’re open for breakfast and lunch. Their breakfast menu is so mouthwatering that I’m planning on convincing my husband that we do need to drive an hour and a half to eat brunch there. And, they have fried green tomatoes that I didn’t get to try, and I pretty much consider myself a connoisseur of those.
Paw Paw’s Catfish House
If you’re a catfish person, this is a must-try. They have a few other menu items at Paw Paw’s, but it’s mostly a catfish and burger place. They have banana pudding on their dessert menu, making it a must-try in my book.
If all this goodness doesn’t convince you that you need to put Bastrop, TX, on your Texas Travel Bucket List, I’m unsure what would. Bastrop is my favorite small town in Texas, and I can’t wait to go back. It doesn’t have to cost much to eat in Bastrop, TX.