A visitors guide and community guide for
The Sunset Capital of Texas!
Back in 1979, the Oasis on Lake Travis started as an idea Beau Theriot had for a great restaurant on a hill overlooking the lake. He decided to buy a beautiful 500-acre plot of land along the shoreline of Lake Travis with just a ranch house on it. He envisioned a wonderfully successful and unique restaurant perched on top of one of the bluffs on this property. Beau’s motto has always been "Create Without Reservation!"
The Oasis before the fire
By 1982 he had made some small renovations to the ranch house and opened it as The Oasis Restaurant and Cantina Del Lago. By 2005, The Oasis had grown to be one of the largest restaurants in the world and the biggest in Texas, seating 2,800 people. Most of the seating was outdoors with an outdoor entertainment venue. On June 1st, 2005, The Oasis was devastated by a huge fire. The restaurant remained open during the two years of rebuilding that followed, using only the remaining outdoor entertainment venue, and serving food out of a trailer.
The Oasis now
Mr. Theriot had a new vision, and created a four-story dream facility: The Sunset Capital of Texas. There is also an indoor entertainment facility with retractable roof panels on the third floor. Each of several indoor/outdoor banquet and event spaces has a unique ambiance, ranging from rustic to formal.
Now, the Oasis has become much more than just a restaurant. Touting itself as The Oasis, TX, it is bigger than some towns in Texas, boasting the largest outdoor restaurant in Texas, several other restaurants, more than a dozen shops from candy stores to bootmakers. There is even a brewery.
Local Shops and Restaurants
Gumbo's On The Lake - Gumbo's has a proud tradition of serving the finest steaks, pasta, and seafood. Our Chefs bring that tradition to our newest lake location. Gumbo's On The Lake is proud to bring you a variety of our classics along with our chefs newest creations, fresh Oysters and a sunset view of Lake Travis that is simply astounding.
The Oasis - Excellent music, great food with a breathtaking view overlooking the beautiful Hill Country and Lake Travis. The Oasis is a one-of-a-kind, full service wedding venue. We love to give complimentary tours, as there is nothing more special than helping soon-to-be-married people envision a ceremony.
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