The League Kitchen & Tavern is primed to expand in the Lake Travis-Westlake area

The Society Burger is ground in-house and priced at $11.99. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Society Burger is ground in-house and priced at $11.99. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Society Burger is ground in-house and priced at $11.99. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)

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The mural depicted on the walls of every League Kitchen & Tavern location features a photo of the Prohibition lobbyist organization the Anti-Saloon League. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The crowned wedge salad is priced at $9.99 and includes blue cheese crumbles, sugar curbed bacon and a fried egg. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The new Bee Cave location will open summer 2020 in the Hill Country Galleria. (Renderings Courtesy Giant Noise)
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The new Bee Cave location will open summer 2020 in the Hill Country Galleria. (Renderings Courtesy Giant Noise)
Business partners Tony Ciola and Creed Ford opened The League Kitchen & Tavern in 2011 with the vision of crafting a local neighborhood restaurant with an air of sophistication in Lakeway.

Ciola described the concept as “comfortable and unpretentious, but refined,” with a “classic American feel.”

Ciola and Ford said the menu reflects the restaurant’s approachable feel and offers everything from wings to Atlantic salmon.

“It’s important to us that people leave talking about how good the food was, not how big the bill was,” Ciola said.

Since 2011, the team has opened two locations and said one more is on the way this summer at the Hill Country Galleria.


Ciola and Ford, lifelong Austinites, attribute some of their success to their roots in the Lake Travis area. They have an understanding of the region and its community members, Ciola said, adding that as a result, the restaurant has earned the admiration of a number of regular customers.

The new Bee Cave location will feature the same chef-inspired and made-from-scratch menu, which features lobster roll sliders, a crowned wedge salad and burgers ground in-house.

Encompassing about 5,000 square feet, The Hill Country Galleria location will be the largest and will include an indoor and outdoor bar, patio area and a private room for community events and parties.

The pair said they are optimistic about the summer opening at the galleria and know that due to the loyalty of their customers and the area’s growth there is room for each location to prosper.

1310 S. RM 620, Lakeway

512-263-3279

www.leaguekitchen.com

Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fri. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Sat. 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Sun. 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.


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