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Round Top, Texas – Fabulous Food, Antiques & Fun

Enjoy a great time in Round Top, Texas

Round Top, Texas is a vibrant and fun town located between Houston and Austin. Round Top is home to the nation’s largest antiques, vintage and junk show held twice a year. It’s unique location also makes it a central point to visit some great towns and attractions. One of the best is Washington on the Brazos, better known as the birthplace of Texas. In addition there are numerous lakes and state parks nearby, lovely historic towns and some of the best food in Texas.

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When you first arrive in Round Top it may not seem like there’s much to do, but I assure you there is. Not only can you find antique shops, but there’s a plethora of art galleries and boutiques. Not to mention wonderful restaurants, wineries, plus indulgent dessert cafes.

Stroll the Square

Stroll Henkel Market Square in Round Top

The best way to experience the history of Round Top is to leisurely stroll Henkel Square Market. Almost every building in Henkel Square is a part of the Round Top area’s rich history. Not only will you find family homes and cabins, but also Haw Creek Church. Haw Creek church served the community as both a school and a Sunday place of worship.

Explore the Shops

Spend the day shopping in the boutiques and antiques shops located in the squares and along Highway 237. There are numerous shops filled with custom jewelry, gifts and more. Additionally many of these items are created by local artists. You can find a list of all the shopping in the area here.

Visit the Art Galleries

The Humble Donkey Studio, Round Top, Texas

If you like art galleries, then Round Top is the place for you. There are many to choose from, however my personal favorite was the Humble Donkey Studio. Not only do they have fun artworks, but they also offer unique antiques. Not to mention they will offer you a glass of wine or a Lone Star Beer just for visiting. I would recommend visiting the Copper Shade Tree Gallery as well.

Eat Some Fantastic Food

Royer's Round Top Cafe is a must if you like fantastic comfort food!

Indeed you will want to try some fun food fare while in Round Top. Of course, there are many to choose from. Royer’s Round Top Cafe is a must, as a matter of fact, it was our favorite. I highly recommend the Shrimp BLT, but there are so many great choices. Of course, there are other fine options like the Stone Cellar, Teague’s Tavern and Mandito’s.

Enjoy Some Wine

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Grab a glass of wine at Prost. Located in one of Round Top’s most historic buildings, their outdoor patio is an idyllic location to take a break from shopping or savor an after dinner wine.

Indulge in Decadent Dessert

Before you leave, you must savor a sweet treat. Royer’s Pie Haven featuress heavenly pies by the slice, cookies and more. On the other hand, you can enjoy an incredible homemade Ding Dong at Local Roots. Either way you will leave happy.

Visit Junk Gypsy

Visit Junk Gypsy in Round Top, Texas

Before you leave Round Top, don’t forget to visit Junk Gypsy. Junk Gypsy is just fun, funky and fabulous and you should check it out. Amie and Jolie Sikes have changed how the world sees junk and are true rebels in the design and fashion world. Their shop is lively and fun and definitely worth a visit. In addition they have the Wander Inn where you can stay the night or weekend and experience their design creative genus.

Where to Stay

As a matter of fact there are many quaint and beautiful places to stay in and around Round Top. Not only can you find an array of B&Bs, but there are an assortment of historic hotels, a Container Hotel, farm cabins and even indoor glamping! You can find all the information you need right here at exploreroundtop.com. Or if you would like more options, check out theses deals here on Travelocity.

If you’re looking for more things to do in Texas, then check out ourFamily Friendly Things to Do on Galveston Island. Of course if you like the Round Top area, then you might like our post Road Trip in Search of Bluebonnets.

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