Kalahari Resort in Round Rock is Texas’ latest vacation destination and America’s largest indoor waterpark, offering more than 1.5 million square feet of space, 12 waterpark attractions, and 9 eateries and restaurants. Whether you enjoy a delicious meal between runs at the waterslide or meetings, the dining experience at Kalahari is not to be missed.
Lead by Executive Chef Chad Blunston, the resort features restaurants, cafes, and bars curated to satisfy every taste, from steakhouses, Italian cuisine, Tex-Mex, a buffet, and ice cream shops. There are so many dining options at Kalahari that you’ll never have to eat at the same spot twice unless you develop a craving for pizza, margaritas, or any of the park’s favorites.
We recently visited Kalahari for a tasting tour of every restaurant. Here are our favorites and what you can expect to enjoy whether you’re visiting for the day or staying for vacation.
Cinco is a modern Mexican restaurant that offers all of the classic Mexican and Tex-Mex flavors that Texas is famous for. Enjoy tacos, taquitos, fajitas, enchiladas, and other delicious classics, along with a fully stocked Tequila bar.
B-Lux Grill & Bar features deliciously signature burgers, wings, fries, and handcrafted shakes all made from locally sourced ingredients. Stop in for bowling night, watch your favorite sporting event, enjoy quality food with your family, or grab a quick bite.
Treat yourself with delicious freshly baked brick oven pizzas, classic scratch-made Italian dishes, and gelato. Whether you’re dining with friends, gathering with colleagues, or simply feeding the kids, Sortino’s satisfies the appetite and soothes your soul with the flavors of Italy and the warmth of family. Go for the spaghetti and meatballs, or the leg of lamb and thank me when you wake up from your incredible food coma.
If you’re looking for a high-end experience to impress your group or companion, Double Cut offers an elevated, signature steakhouse experience, featuring a menu with large portions, excellent hand-cut steaks, seafood, chops, chicken, and vegetables. The modern decor and sophisticated ambiance offer a multisensory and comfortable setting with a menu that departs from a classic steakhouse without chasing away traditionalists.
Featuring everyone’s favorite buffet selections, this African-themed restaurant immerses guests in the Kalahari experience while still accommodating dining options for even the pickiest of eaters.
Specializing in sweet indulgence and desserts, The Last Bite offers an assortment of sweet treats from the main lobby, on-the-go, or delivery to your room.
Get your Starbucks coffee fix at almost anytime along with a selection of fresh-baked pastries, desserts, snacks and more.
Taking a step beyond their classic Italian cuisine and pizzas, the cafe offers handcrafted Gelato made from the freshest ingredients and the highest quality flavors to create this delicious traditional frozen dessert.
Located just below the main lobby, Baobab Social serves cocktails, beer, and wine in a comfortable and casual atmosphere, with the sun glistening in the background. Photo credit – Kalahari Resorts
Relax at the bar or grab a table while you enjoy a glass of wine or a refreshing, hand-crafted cocktail while enjoying live entertainment from a talented piano musician that accepts popular requests for all-around fun with friends and family. Photo credit – Kalahari Resorts