Calling all food fanatics – this one’s for you! One of the most common things to consider when booking a family vacation is what you’re going to eat and where. Although we do have the Pic-a-Nic Basket on-site – where campers can choose from a variety of tasty treats such as burgers, nachos, chicken tenders, ice cream, and more – we understand the need to get out and explore the beautiful Texas Hill Country! Keep reading to find out more about 5 local restaurants to check out during your next trip to Jellystone Park™.

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Gennaro’s Trattoria

If your family is in the mood for authentic, Italian cuisine, this is the place for you! With 4 1/2 stars on TripAdvisor, chances are you’ll have a delicious meal and satisfactory experience at Gennaro’s Trattoria. Located just a quick 15 minute drive from Jellystone Park™, Gennaro’s menu includes a variety of soups, salads, pastas, chicken & meat dishes, seafood, pizzas, homemade desserts, and wine. Family owned and operated, their motto is “che mangia bene, vive bene,” which means, “who eats well, lives well.”

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Granny D’s

Who’s up for pancakes the size of a large plate?! Head a mile and a half down the road from Jellystone Park™ and you’ll find just that at Granny D’s. Known for their large, reasonably priced portions of delicious homestyle cooking, this is a must-see for lovers of good food. Not to mention, Granny D’s serves breakfast all day long, and we can get on board with that! Don’t believe us? See it with your own eyes here.

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Big Country Pizza

Everything is bigger in Texas! Hop in the car and drive 15 minutes for homemade/made-to-order pizza at Big Country Pizza! Known for making “Texas style pizza” since 1985, you can’t go wrong with a classic meal like this! Not to mention they have 4 1/2 stars on TripAdvisor which means they must be doing something right! Choose from a variety of toppings and make one just the way you like it. Pick it up and go, or sit in for a tasty dinner out.

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Sweeties Donuts

Grab a sweet for your sweetie! If you have a sweet tooth, you will want to make Sweeties Donuts a high priority on your list of things to do while staying in Canyon Lake. Just a 5 minute drive from the park, pick up a pastry or donut (or both) and head out for a day full of fun adventures. This quick stop breakfast treat has earned 4 1/2 stars on TripAdvisor, and the sweet treats are calling your name.

Baja BBQ Shack

There are few things better than dinner with a view! Located just 6 1/2 miles from Jellystone Park™, Baja BBQ Shack can be found on the north shore of Canyon Lake overlooking the marina. Sit out on the patio deck, enjoy live music (select times), and enjoy a meal full of BBQ, seafood, burgers, tacos, and more!


With all of these mouthwatering options (and so many more) available in Canyon Lake, your family will have no problem finding a place to dine out during your stay at Jellystone Park™!