Tillie’s named People’s “50 Most Beautiful Restaurants in America”

May 21, 2024

Experience the unparalleled beauty of Tillie’s, named among “The 50 most beautiful restaurants in America” and the most beautiful in Texas by People + Open Table.

Tillie’s, which opened October 1, 2018, is named after owner Whit Hank’s great-grandmother, Attila “Tillie” Hancock, a prominent early Austinite and first female developer in Austin. Tillie’s, the Camp Lucy resort’s on-site restaurant, is tucked away in beautiful Dripping Springs – The Wedding Capital of Texas!

The old town hall building that shapes Tillie’s is one of several reconstructed Vietnamese buildings at Camp Lucy; the others are part of the wedding venues, the restaurant’s private dining room, and soon-to-open spa. Taken apart piece by piece and carefully bubble-wrapped in Vietnam, the town hall was shipped by boat to Houston and then delivered to Camp Lucy. The building was reconstructed on-site over the course of three months. The beams still bear the chalk numbers used to put the building back together – without any nails!

Designers Paul Smith and @deborah_kirk_interiors were instrumental in bringing the Vietnamese architectural essence to life.