Any place you can get to by boat is usually cool, but Cafe Blue is exceptionally so. It has an ideal setting on Sandy Creek, one of the most beautiful arms of Lake Travis, facing the sunset. It has a simple, contemporary decor of teak and canvas. And it has a great Caribbean-inspired menu that goes way beyond the burger menus of most lake places.
Oysters on the half-shell and grilled mahi-mahi fish tacos are two of the many seafood choices on the menu. The mahi-mahi is served in fresh corn tortillas with tropical mango salsa. The crispy potato chips are made in-house.
There are a lot of eclectic influences on the menu. The sesame-crusted calamari is served with a sweet “Asian dipping sauce.”
Don’t worry, you can still get a burger here. In fact, there are several to choose from. This one is the Black & Blue Burger, lightly blackened with spices and topped with crumbled bleu cheese. All burgers are 1/2-lb and shaped by hand. You can also order steaks and salads.
If you arrive by boat, you dock here and cross the bridge to the restaurant. You can also get here by car (but it’s not as much fun!).
It’s a relaxing place, especially after a few margaritas or mojitos. They also serve beer and have a good wine list.