For the Foodie

Boerne shines with an abundance of culinary selections! Even though Boerne has German roots, you’ll find cuisine from around the world in settings from casual to chic and everything in between. Visit our Where to Shop, Where to Eat,and Where to Stay pages to find out how to make the most out of your dream getaway! 

Check out a 3 day itinerary below.

Cypress Grille Boerne

DAY 1: Take it Easy Strolling Historic Main Street

• Spend your first day visiting the unique boutiques, shops and restaurants along historic Main Street. The quaint Bear Moon Bakery & Café, perfect for pastries and coffee, is located in a historic corner building and offers indoor and outdoor seating.

• Take your time visiting the many booths in the Boerne Emporium or Antique Mall, then for lunch go to the Boerne Grill. The menu features soups, sandwiches, salads, homemade ice cream and baked goods.

• For those who like to shop with a culinary thought in mind you will not want to miss Kiss the Cook, Boerne Epicure Gourmet MarketFickle Pickle and Texas Gourmet Pantry. Your taste buds will thank you later!

• Indulge your passion for fashion when you browse the interesting collections of clothes and accessories in South Main boutiques such as Celeste, Christy’s Boutique, Alley on Main, Ella Blue, Daisy Pearl, The Dienger Trading Co. and Melvin Rose.

• The Cypress Grille offers both comfort and elegance for dinner. Your delicious choices include grilled pork chops, blackened sea scallops, pan-seared foie gras, fresh soups, salads, sandwiches, crispy oysters, delectable desserts and an extensive wine list.

 

DAY 2: Indulge Your Artistic Side

• Local art, folk art, fine art and more are featured in the many art galleries. However, you’ll need breakfast first, so head over to Little Gretel on River Road across from the Cibolo Trail and River Road Park. This charming restaurant features German and Czech cuisine.

• After breakfast, cross river road and take a morning stroll along the Cibolo Trail hugging the Cibolo Creek and take in Art Al Fresco; a outdoor public art walking tour.

• Lunch at Boerne Epicure & Gourmet Market offers a lovely outdoor patio in the heart of Boerne. Their homemade soups and handcrafted artisan sandwhiches are to die for! Another very highly recommended lunch spot is the elegant Brantley’s 259 Bistro, where you can indulge in specialties such as quail or shrimp tacos, axis venison burger, lamb sliders, imaginative salads and creative sandwiches.

• Visit fine art galleries in the afternoon, such as Carriage House Gallery, J. R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art and Texas Treasures Fine Art Gallery.

The Creek Restaurant is an enchanting dinner venue tucked along the Cibolo Creek near the Main Street bridge. Dine alfresco on the gorgeous deck or inside the historic landmark building.

 

DAY 3: Venture Out to See the Sights

• Begin with breakfast where the locals eat—that often means breakfast tacos are on the menu. Visit Mague’s Café, Mary’s Tacos or Taqueria Guadalajara.

• Go underground when you enter Cascade Caverns or Cave Without a Name. Not far away, you’ll find great places for hiking, birdwatching, outdoor photography and more: Kreutzberg Canyon Natural Area, Cibolo Nature Center, Joshua Springs Park and Preserve, James Kiehl River Bend Park, Boerne City Lake and Guadalupe River State Park.

• Lunch might be BBQ back in Boerne and you can’t go wrong whether you choose Fritze’s BBQ, Klein Smokehaus or Riverside Market. If something Italian is more to your liking, visit Fredo’s Ristorante or Broken Stone Pizza. For award-winning burgers, try the Longhorn Café at the Old No. 9 Depot.

• Your afternoon adventure may take you into the Hill Country to visit wineries and sample commendable Texas wines. Singing Waters Vineyards, Sister Creek Vineyards and Bending Branch Winery are all in the Boerne and Comfort area.

• Your dinner destination is the Dodging Duck Brewhaus in Boerne. Relax on the covered deck or dine in one of the lake house-style dining rooms. Winner of numerous World Beer  Championship medals, Dodging Duck has their own unfiltered and unpasteurized craft beer on tap, of course. The dinner menu features everything from Thai lettuce wraps to chimichurri grilled beef tenderloin to bratwurst and sauerkraut.