Oasis Restaurant

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The Oasis on Lake Travis
The Oasis Restaurant
The Oasis Restaurant
Restaurant information
Slogan "Sunset Capital of Texas" [1]
Established 1982 [2]
Current owner(s) Beau Theriot [2]
Head chef Gerald Joshua
Food type American, Tex-Mex [3]
Dress code Casual
Street address 6550 Comanche Trail
City Austin
County Travis County
State Texas
Postal/ZIP Code 78732
Country United States
Coordinates 30°24′19″N 97°52′28″W / 30.4054°N 97.8745°W / 30.4054; -97.8745
Seating capacity 2,500 [4]
Reservations Not required
Website www.oasis-austin.com

The Oasis on Lake Travis is a restaurant on the western edge of Austin, Texas. The restaurant promotes itself as the "Sunset Capital of Texas" with its terraced views looking West over Lake Travis.[1] The thirty thousand square foot restaurant sits on as bluff 450 feet above the lake and is the largest outdoor restaurant in Texas.

The restaurant was first built in 1982 by Houston entrepreneur Beau Theriot, who purchased a 500-acre (2.0 km2) ranch overlooking the lake and converted it into the current multi-use venue.[5]

On the morning of June 1, 2005, a lightning strike ignited a fire which consumed much of the property.[1] Parts of the facility that were not damaged were reopened within weeks, and other parts have had to be rebuilt.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c Gilbert, Jeffrey (2 June 2005). "Fire ravages Austin's Oasis restaurant - Houston Chronicle". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "About Us (Oasis Restaurant)". Oasis-austin.com. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ "(Oasis Restaurant) Menu". Oasis-austin.com. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  4. ^ Qaddumi, Thora (January 25, 2004). "Houston entrepreneur has designs on Lake Travis". Houston Business Journal. p. 2. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  5. ^ Wood, Virginia B. (July 28, 2000). "Your Name Here: Austin Is Becoming Famous for Its Many Local Brands". Austin Chronicle. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  6. ^ Wood, Virginia B. (10 June 2005). "Food-o-File: Beau Theriot has got the Oasis back on track". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 

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Coordinates: 30°24′24″N 97°52′31″W / 30.406571°N 97.875210°W / 30.406571; -97.875210