With its straight-out-of-a-Hallmark-movie town square, Georgetown has no shortage of charm. A walk downtown during one of the Market Days yields small-town community vibes in spades: an honest-to-goodness toy shop, neighbors enjoying glasses of wine on the square, and local artisans selling their wares.
Ushered by a wave of newcomers to the area, the self-dubbed “Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas” has welcomed some innovative new dining and drinking establishments in the past couple of years—with more to come as the town continues to grow. Located 25 miles north of Austin, these restaurants are creating a buzz among diners seeking creative food and cocktails.
“I’m noticing more restaurants that have a hipper vibe, and more kid-friendly shops,” says Jesse Coulter, a local blogger who launched the Instagram account @georgetownbites to highlight some of her favorite establishments. “Most of the restaurants are being built near the square and Rivery Park because that’s where people congregate.”
Consider this your introductory guide to Georgetown’s food scene, styled as a self-paced crawl to give you a sample of some of the hottest restaurants in town, as well as ideas for things to do in between bites.