ROUNDUP: 7 eateries coming soon to the Cedar Park-Leander area

Jack Allen's Kitchen will be at 1345 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park. (Rendering courtesy Jack Allen's Kitchen)
Jack Allen's Kitchen will be at 1345 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park. (Rendering courtesy Jack Allen's Kitchen)

Jack Allen's Kitchen will be at 1345 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park. (Rendering courtesy Jack Allen's Kitchen)

In recent weeks, a slew of restaurants have announced openings or expansions in Cedar Park and Leander.

Austin-favorite restaurants such as Via 313 and Jack Allen's Kitchen have confirmed their expansions to Cedar Park. Local businesses such as Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co. and Woks It 2 U are keeping their expansions local. Here is a list of eateries opening in Cedar Park and Leander this year.

Note: This list is noncomprehensive.

1. Blue Corn Harvest

The Leander restaurant is expected to open in mid-April. Read more here.


2. Jack Allen's Kitchen

The Austin-based restaurant’s fifth location in Cedar Park is expected to open in late summer. Read more here.

3. Mama Betty's Tex-Mex y Cantina

Tex-Mex restaurant Mama Betty’s Tex-Mex y Cantina plans to open in October in the Avery Ranch area. Read more here.

4. Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co.

The second location of Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co. is expected to open in late April. Read more here.

5. The Thirsty Chicken

Daiquiri and wing restaurant The Thirsty Chicken plans to open in Leander this May. Read more here.

6. Via 313 Pizzeria

The Detroit-style pizza chain will open its Cedar Park restaurant in late 2021. Read more here.

7. Woks It 2 U

The new restaurant on US 183 aims to open in early May and will include a drive-thru window with an express menu. Read more here.
By Taylor Girtman
After interning with Community Impact Newspaper in 2019, Taylor Girtman became a reporter for the Cedar Park and Leander edition in February 2020.


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