Hilltop Restaurant and Garden, a famous East Texas landmark founded by renowned herbalist and cook, Madalene Hill, has been part of The Retreat at Artesian Lakes for over 22 years. The quaint dining room overlooks a lake and is surrounded by windows to enjoy the breathtaking view. Outside, a deck provides additional seating surrounded by trees and potted herbs.  The garden and a quiet gazebo are located within walking distance.

Hilltop offers casual resort fare for lunch and dinner, Thursday through Saturday, and custom catering menus for special events and retreats.

Holidays such as Valentine’s, Easter, and Mother’s Day are celebrated with special menus.

We offer a variety of jellies, chutneys, relishes, teas and other specialty items produced in Hilltop’s kitchen and sold both at the Restaurant and at the resort Gift Shop located inside the Hospitality House.

Please Call 832-397-4020 or Text 281-223-0168

Lunch Menu

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Thursday, Friday & Saturday Lunch - 11:00AM - 2:00PM Salads, Sandwiches, Catfish and Shrimp baskets, and more!

Dinner Menu

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Open Thursday, Friday & Saturday for for Take-out & Delivery.
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Banquet Rooms

Perfect for holiday parties, weddings or family reunions.

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Herb Garden

The Hilltop Herb Garden is a direct legacy to its founder, the late Madalene Hill.  The dozens of culinary herbs, leaf vegetables, and edible flowers grown here are used daily by our Chef in the preparation of meals and our line of Specialty Items, as well as for decoration throughout the resort.

The Herb Garden is also a popular setting for outdoor wedding ceremonies.  It has seating capacity for up to 150 guests and a ceremony arch with a magnificent background.