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Things to do in Dripping Springs

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Café
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“Rolling in Thyme and Dough is a bakery, plant nursery, and coffee shop which was started in 2005 by a professionally trained European baker. They offer breakfast (croissants, eggs, oatmeal, and yogurt), an extensive lunch menu, as well as an assortment of fresh baked goods. 12-minute drive - 7.1 miles away 333 US-290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620”
  • 49 locals recommend
Brewery
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“visit the tasting room for a unique flavors & collections. Also take a tour & see where the magic happens!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Mazama roasts their own coffee and it is delish! They make all their food too, also really yummy. The quiche or the frittata with sun-dried tomatoes are favs for breakfast. Check out the back “quiet” room with couches and tables. Staff is always friendly, and the vibe is chill. A locals hangout!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great beer joint that serves local beer and it was a barber shop long ago!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Just on the north side of 290 less than a mile away. Fun place for live music and drinks.”
  • 18 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Creek Road Café is certainly one of the best rural restaurants in Central Texas. They feature excellent steaks, the freshest seafood, artistic and imaginative salads, pastas, sandwiches, and soups.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
“Crêpe Crazy is a unique eatery that is bringing French street food to Dripping Springs. They offer both sweet and savory crêpes, along with other lunch favorites including paninis, salads and seasonal soups. The owners and staff are deaf, but you can still easily communicate with them by pointing to their menu. Also, keep in mind that they do not accept cash. 12-minute drive - 7.5 miles away 660 W 290 Hwy B, Dripping Springs, TX 78620”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
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“The Hill Country fare here consists of deviled eggs, fried pickles, chicken schnitzel, filet, and more. For drinks, pick something out from the admirable bourbon and wine selection. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bistro
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“Very nice sit-down restaurant with creative and tasty menu. With great wine list and Cheese menu.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Food
“Who doesn't love a good glass of wine? Sidecar Tasting Room was created as a second tasting room for Bell Springs Winery and to pay tribute to the prohibition era. Located in the heart of the historic downtown of Dripping Springs, Texas, Sidecar occupies an old house on 1/2 an acre on Old Fitzhugh Rd. It offers a cozy inside space and plenty of outdoor patio space, to enjoy great wine, great food, and wonderful live music and entertainment every week. We hope you and your friends will come experience Sidecar and everything it has to offer.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Featuring English ales, this brewery in nearby Dripping Springs offers a large assortment of craft beers.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“Cute clothes and gifts on Mercer (main street in Downtown Dripping Springs). Local tees and hats available.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Antique Shop
“You'll love the friendly folks at Vintage Soul. Clothes, jewelry, household things. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our favorites. Great prices, fast service and range of food for whole family. I love the salad here...”
  • 6 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“lots of great little shops these days down on Mercer street - tell Julie at Vintage Soul we said hi! :)”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“Rolling in Thyme and Dough is a bakery, plant nursery, and coffee shop which was started in 2005 by a professionally trained European baker. They offer breakfast (croissants, eggs, oatmeal, and yogurt), an extensive lunch menu, as well as an assortment of fresh baked goods. 12-minute drive - 7.1 miles away 333 US-290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620”
  • 49 locals recommend
Brewery
“Great beer joint that serves local beer and it was a barber shop long ago!”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Creek Road Café is certainly one of the best rural restaurants in Central Texas. They feature excellent steaks, the freshest seafood, artistic and imaginative salads, pastas, sandwiches, and soups.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
“Crêpe Crazy is a unique eatery that is bringing French street food to Dripping Springs. They offer both sweet and savory crêpes, along with other lunch favorites including paninis, salads and seasonal soups. The owners and staff are deaf, but you can still easily communicate with them by pointing to their menu. Also, keep in mind that they do not accept cash. 12-minute drive - 7.5 miles away 660 W 290 Hwy B, Dripping Springs, TX 78620”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“The Hill Country fare here consists of deviled eggs, fried pickles, chicken schnitzel, filet, and more. For drinks, pick something out from the admirable bourbon and wine selection. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bistro
“Very nice sit-down restaurant with creative and tasty menu. With great wine list and Cheese menu.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our favorites. Great prices, fast service and range of food for whole family. I love the salad here...”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Breakfast Tacos to go! Take out window with a couple of outdoor picnic tables. Best kept secret in town.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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