Lone Star Grille & Bubba’s Backyard

Chicken-fried steak ($11.99-$17.99) is served with mashed potatoes and beans.

Chicken-fried steak ($11.99-$17.99) is served with mashed potatoes and beans.

On a typical sunny day at Lone Star Grille & Bubba’s Backyard, a water fountain is splashing, a band is performing and children are playing while their parents eat Southern comfort food and drink craft beer on the restaurant’s patio.

But even when the occasional Texas rain hits, guests can still come and have a good time, Managing Partner Rick Redmond said.

“Rain or shine—we are open all year ’round,” Redmond said.

The restaurant offers about 100 seats outside and 250 seats inside. The upstairs bar is open on weekends and on Tuesday evenings for Texas Hold’em poker night.

Redmond opened Lone Star Grille  in May 2014 with the goal of creating a special atmosphere for diners. Redmond, who formerly owned Lone Star Cafe on South Lamar Boulevard in Austin, said he wanted to create an entertainment destination with music, food and events when he opened the eatery.

“This location has the ability to do music, food, large events and parties,” he said. “So I thought it would be a great spot to create that special
atmosphere.”

The restaurant offers live music on Friday and Saturday nights as well as Sunday afternoons. Music genres range from country western and ’80s and ’90s, to zydeco music, which evolved in Louisiana and blends music styles such as rhythm and blues. Zydeco bands play at the weekly crawfish boils in the spring. This summer Lone Star Grille staffers plan to offer regular Texas barbecue cookouts accompanied by music.

“Based on the time of year, we have different events with different kinds of music,” Redmond said. “And we are thinking about bringing in larger acts.”

New to Lone Star Grille is the Oh Hail Barbecue food trailer in the restaurant’s beer garden that offers chicken, sausage, ribs, brisket and pulled pork on Thursdays through Sundays. The food truck is geared toward guests who come out for the atmosphere and music and do not want to order from the restaurant’s regular menu, which includes Southern comfort food, such as chicken tenders, and regional specialties, such as Hill Country Catfish. Healthy dishes, such as kale salad, are also available. Guests can partake in happy hour and rotating food specials, such as free meals for children and two-for-one burgers.

Live music


Bands interested in performing at Lone Star Grille & Bubba’s Backyard can apply online or call the booking agent, Dax Robertson, at 512-716-3070. General Manager Allison Charlesworth said the restaurant looks for family-friendly bands whose music can appeal to all ages.

Live music hours:


Fri. 7-11 p.m.
Sat. 7-11 p.m.
Sun. 2-6 p.m.


MOST RECENT

Wayback Burgers makes cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)
6 eateries open or coming to Cedar Park, Leander; Trudy's North Star reopens in Northwest Austin and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area, including Tiff's Treats opening in Hutto.

Atiana's Boutique, a formal wear store for proms, dances, weddings and more, relocated July 10 within the 1890 Ranch shopping center from unit H400 to unit P130. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Atiana's Boutique relocates within 1890 Ranch in Cedar Park

The formal wear store sells dresses for proms, dances, weddings and more.

student writing on paper
Texas Legislature allows parents to opt for students to repeat grade levels or courses

Senate Bill 1697 is effective for the 2021-22 school year.

At Blue Gecko, a Texas Taco comes with seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, cheese and bacon. (Courtesy Blue Gecko)
New taco spot opens in Four Points; roadwork for Austin's Zilker Eagle continues and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area, including news on when Lou Neff Road will open in Central Austin.

Williamson County data shows there are only 2% of intensive care unit beds available for coronavirus hospitalizations. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Williamson County drops to 13 available ICU beds as coronavirus cases climb

County data shows there are only 2% of intensive care unit beds available for coronavirus hospitalizations.

The Oaks at Slaughter development will have several new businesses opening by the end of 2021. (Deeda Lovett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Shopping coming to Congress Ave.; Pflugerville preps tract near Living Spaces and more top Central Texas news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Central Texas area, including news on four businesses coming to Hutto.

Public schools cannot require students, teachers, parents, and other staff members or visitors to wear masks after June 4, Gov. Greg Abbott declared in an executive order issued May 18. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Leander ISD 'highly recommends' masks; tax-free weekend tips and more Austin-area news

Read the latest business and education news from the Central Texas area.

School supplies will be exempt from the 8.25% sales tax Aug. 6-8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
What to know before the statewide tax-free weekend Aug. 6-8

Customers will not have to pay the standard 8.25% sales tax on select clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks under $100.

Public schools cannot require students, teachers, parents, and other staff members or visitors to wear masks after June 4, Gov. Greg Abbott declared in an executive order issued May 18. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Leander ISD 'highly recommends' masks for students, staff

Leander ISD updated its COVID-19 protocols this week to include green, yellow and red transmission levels. The district is at its yellow level as of July 28.

Baylor Scott & White Pflugerville
Ascension, Baylor Scott & White to require all employees be fully vaccinated against coronavirus by fall

Ascension and Baylor Scott & White have announced all eligible employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the coming months. 

wayback burgers
ROUNDUP: 6 eateries now open or coming soon in Cedar Park, Leander

Read a roundup of Cedar Park-Leander dining news from July.

Board & Brush is hosting an end-of-summer luau at its Cedar Park location. (Courtesy Board & Brush Cedar Park)
Rodeo, live music, summer luau: 12 Cedar Park-Leander events this August, September

Visit the rodeo, watch "Jaws" on Lake Travis and listen to live music at these local events this August and early September.