For a town of just over 10,000 people, you’ll be surprised at just how varied Boerne's dining options truly are. Looking to try some new cuisine this weekend? Just want to learn about this great city’s fare? Check out this Boerne dining guide!
Mary’s Tacos – A great place for delicious, affordable Mexican fare, Mary’s is a Boerne staple. The tortillas are handmade every day, and you can fill them with all the fillings you like – barbacoa, carne asada, guisada and more. The local favorite? The breakfast tacos! They’re perfect for a late morning meal after sleeping in.
Mague’s Café – Famous for its $1.25 tacos, Mague’s (pronounced like Maggie’s) has tasty fare for diners on a budget. Their breakfast options, like egg and potato tacos and huevos rancheros are ever-popular choices, and the fajitas are a Boerne resident fave.
- El Rio Mexican Restaurant
- Mi Casa Tamales
- Centinela Mexican Restaurant
Little Gretel – It’s no secret that the Boerne and New Braunfels areas carry a lot of German heritage, so it’s no wonder places like Little Gretel are a huge hit in the area. Little Gretel serves everything from breakfast and brunch to lunch, dinner, and dessert, and all the offerings are thoroughly German. Diners love the sauerkraut, schnitzel, spaetzle, and kolaches, and the fruit dumplings will have you coming back for more.
The Dodging Duck – Technically a brewhaus, The Dodging Duck serves up a mix of great, cold beer and delicious German food. The sausage and pretzel app and Bavarian potatoes go great with a just-poured brew, but if you’re craving something a little more American, you can also opt for the Ducks’ burgers, salads, and other offerings.
Hungry Horse Restaurant – For downhome cooking like your grandma used to make, Hungry Horse is your place. The meatloaf, chicken fried steak and fried okra are all great choices, and don’t forget to try the dessert- the cranberry apple pie is a must-have.
Longhorn Cafe – Classic American fare lives here, with a vast menu of hamburgers, chicken fried chicken, and sides like fried mushrooms, tater tots, onion rings and jalapeno poppers. There are even bean and garden burger options for the vegetarian diner.
- Soda Pops Patio Bar & Grill
- 259 Brantley’s Bistro
- Dog and Pony Grill
- Boerne Grill
BAKERIES & CAFES
Electric Coffee - As "the ultimate stop for the whole family", Electric Coffee serves coffee, hot tea, smoothies, bubble tea, cold brew, breakfast tacos, assorted snacks, and fresh pastries from Bakery Lorraine.
- Bear Moon Bakery
- Bumdoodler’s Lunch Company
- Dienger Trading Co
The Creek Restaurant – With a great location along Cibolo Creek, The Creek Restaurant is the perfect place to take a date. Choose from five-star meals like shrimp Tampico, spaghetti puttanesca or veal piccata, or try something more classic like the filet mignon. Either way, you can’t go wrong at The Creek!
Cypress Grille – An amazing spot for a bottle of wine and a romantic dinner, The Cypress Grille offers a small, specialty menu of items that are sure to awe. The spiced pork shank, blackened sea scallops and the eggplant and potato lasagna are all top choices, while the wood-fired grill menu offers plenty of options for the true carnivore.
- Valeria Farm to Table Restaurant
Sarika Thai Café - More than just Thai food, Sarika offers a whole range of Asian cuisine, including a full menu of sushi options. The appetizers, like the spring and summer rolls, are always a local favorite, while the pad thai, red curry and chicken lettuce wraps offer more filling fare.
China Bowl – For traditional Chinese fare, China Bowl is your spot. Offering classic items like General Tsao’s chicken, kung pao, egg drop soup and fried rice, there’s something for everyone here. You can even opt for a cup of green, oolong or jasmine tea with dessert.
- Shang Hai Chinese Restaurant
- Pho Deli
Broken Stone Pizza Co. – It doesn’t get better than Broken Stone, which offers crispy, New York style pizza by the pie or by the slice. The place is also BYOB, too, so if you’re feeling like a drink, just bring in a bottle of wine or a six-pack of beer, and they’ll provide the glasses!
Z’s Pizza – What started as a small food truck will soon be a brick-and-mortar restaurant! Go for toppings like meatballs, stuffed mushrooms, barbecue chicken and even nachos. There are also gluten-free crust options for those watching their grain intake.
Fritze’s BBQ– Voted the best barbecue in Kendall County, Fritze’s is a local legend. Try the brisket, sausage, chicken, baby back ribs, pulled pork or turkey breast, or go for their signature stuffed baked potato. Locals say it’s addicting!
Smokey Mo’s Bar-B-Q– Marbled brisket, creamed corn, and chunky potato salad are just a few of the favorites at Smokey Mo’s, and residents love the spot’s always-warm barbecue sauce. The jalapeno sausage is also a top choice if you’re seeking a little spice.
- Klein Smokehaus
BEER & WINE
Drink Texas Biergarten – A live music venue, a beer garden and a bar all rolled into one: What’s not to like? At Drink Texas, you’ll find an expansive patio, a great atmosphere, cold drinks and even a food menu for when the cravings strike. Want to catch the big game? Head over to Drink Texas’ sister spot – the Drink Texas Sports Bar. They’ve got dartboards, wings, beer, and plenty of sports-filled TV screens.
The Boerne Wine Company – Prefer wine to beer? Head to the Boerne Wine Company, and enjoy the quaint, relaxing patio with a cup of your favorite red or white. There’s even a wine vending machine on site, so all you do is swipe your card, select your drink and walk away! You can even try out the walk-in humidor if a fine cigar is more your style.
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