Hays City Store started out over 30 years ago as a Hill Country gas station and corner store. Sometime in the early 90’s a café was added and Hays City Store became a place for neighbors to meet over a cup of coffee while grabbing a bite to eat. Things got glim for the store in 2013 when the store was sold and the gas tanks and pumps were taken away. Fast forward to March 2015 – a propitious chain of events mixed with hard work, fate and good luck… and good ole Hays City Store re-opened. Not as a gas station or corner store, but this time as a full service restaurant and bar featuring scratch made Texas comfort food, hand crafted cocktails and local beers, spirits and wine.
Owners Tamra and Travis Tindol found a way to buy the property and transformed the store into a comfortable, classy, but unpretentious Hill Country gem of a restaurant. Hays City store has quickly become known for offering fresh house ground burgers & hand cut fries as well as skillet fried chicken fried steaks. The steak salad and tortilla soup are fan favorites as well. You can’t do any better than the shrimp and grits and buttermilk pancakes served during weekend brunch. The old rock fence still surrounds the 2 1/2 acres of Oak shaded beer garden which is now home to outdoor dining, locally made Adirondack seating, fire pits, live music, and games for the young and old.
Hays City Store is located at the intersection of FM 150 and FM 3237 between Kyle and Wimberley and is a short drive from San Marcos, Dripping Springs, Buda and South Austin.