The People’s Choice Awards: Boerne According to Yelp

If you’ve ever had the urge to get out of the house but just didn’t know where to go, this blog is for you. Yelp, a website dedicated to giving reviews for people and by people, is the most popular platform for finding your next favorite spot. The reviews are written by friends and neighbors and tourists alike, providing ample voices and perspectives for the places we see around town.

We perused Yelp to see which Boerne spots are your favorite! From tacos to artwork, the following businesses received the most (and highest) ratings.

Valeria Ristorante Italiano - 4.5 Stars

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Valeria Ristorante Italiano is Boerne’s premier Italian cuisine spot. With fresh and authentic ingredients in every dish, this restaurant sources from local farms we trust. According to Yelp, you can’t go wrong with a pizza, and a lot of folks are talking about the shrimp fettuccine and the spaghetti and crab. Our advice is to go with friends and share your plates to get a little bit of everything on the menu.

Boerne Wine Company - 4.5 Stars

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If you’re cruising down Main Street, pull over and spend the afternoon at the Boerne Wine Company! The charming place is set up like a Mediterranean getaway and features dozens of different wines. The shop is set up to allow you to taste plenty of vino. If you like what you taste, grab a bottle and bring it back to the table. The delicious charcuterie plates and pizza are available to snack on during your wine adventure...and if you’re feeling extra fancy, grab a cigar and make it a full experience!

Bear Moon Bakery - 4 Stars

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Bear Moon Bakery is a small shop on a corner street and aims to be the best at the services and goods it provides. Make this a routine coffee stop when passing through and grab a pastry on your diet cheat day. If you can’t stay for the full buffet experience, Yelp reviewers are suggesting the breakfast sandwich as a to-go meal.

COSAS - 4.5 Stars

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COSAS is a Mexican Folk Art shop that showcases gallery-level handmade items by Mexican artists, all available to purchase. They have a philosophy never to buy a piece of art unless they have gotten to know the artist’s personality. There are furniture pieces, ceramics, clothing, jewelry, home decor, trinkets, and plenty of gift ideas for birthdays and holidays.

Mary’s Tacos - 4.5 Stars

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Texans have a thing for tacos. Maybe it’s because they are quick to order, or maybe it’s because you can hold your entire meal in your hand. Either way, Mary’s Tacos in Boerne is giving everyone taco fever. The breakfast tacos are very popular, and their tortillas are made fresh on-site. This place is popular, so get in line early on the weekends to get some good tacos!

The Alley on Main - 5 Stars

Ladies, if you have been looking for that one store that has a little bit of everything, you can stop your search at The Alley on Main, a unique boutique with a wide variety of looks to suit each woman in her style. This very affordable shop has clothing and home decor hand-curated by the owner and each item is in limited stock. Walking into this store can be a different experience each week!

Cibolo Creek Brewing - 4.5 Stars

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Cibolo Creek Brewing takes beer and food seriously. Anybody can open a bar, throw a menu together and call it a pub, but Cibolo Creek goes above and beyond that status quo. This family-owned-and-operated company has locally sourced ingredients for all their menu items and feature in-house beers that pay homage to Boerne’s history, landscape, and people. With a relaxing atmosphere and excellent customer service, this place is hard to beat.

The Creek Restaurant - 4 Stars

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Nestled along the Cibolo is The Creek Restaurant, a high-end, classy dinner establishment on Main Street in Boerne. Yelp reviewers describe this place as quiet and romantic with a perfect blend of atmosphere, food, and service. Start with an appetizer like crab cakes or the house ceviche before getting to the main course of filet mignon or roasted quail. Sit out on the patio that overlooks the creek for an ideal date night.

Dodging Duck Brewhaus - 4 Stars 

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Are you on the hunt for award-winning beers in Boerne? The Dodging Duck Brewhaus has taken home three gold and three silver medals from the World Beer Championships for its in-house brews, all available to you! Sit on the covered deck and watch the ducks play while enjoying an excellent Boerne beer and some intimate dining. Heavy foods like fish and chips and venison sausage will fill your stomach so you can partake in beers like the Darkwing Dunkelweizen, Quackinator Doppelbock, Wary Widgeon Wheat Ale, and the Fowl Play IPA.

Billy’s Western Wear - 4.5 Stars

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You can’t be in a town like Boerne and not have at least one pair of cowboy boots in your closet. To spare the embarrassment, Billy’s Western Wear has got you covered. The customer service is supreme, and everyone who works here will make sure you go home with a good fitting boot and a happy heart. Featured brands include Ariat, Justin, Lucchese, Old Gringo, and much more. Grab a cowboy hat, a new pair of pants, and maybe a few shirts while you’re at it to add to the new look. Once you get the western wear you need, head out to Main Street and impress all your friends with your new digs.

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