Why You Need to Eat at the Dodging Duck Brewhaus in Boerne, Texas

The Dodging Duck Brewhaus is located on River Road in Boerne, Texas. It is directly across from the Boerne Riverwalk which follows Cibolo Creek. This provides two great things to do in Boerne, Texas. The Dodging Duck is open from 11am – 9pm Sunday through Thursday, and 11am – 10pm on Friday and Saturday. You can either park along River Road, the side streets, or directly behind the Brewhaus. No matter where you park, look out for the ducks!

The Name

A fun name and a great dog friendly place to eat in Boerne, Texas.

The first thing that people probably notice is the interesting name of the Brewhaus. While driving through Boerne, the first few times, I quickly understood why the Dodging Duck was the chosen name. First of all, it’s fun. Secondly, there is a consistent flow of duck traffic near the Brewhaus. The ducks apparently love the Boerne Riverwalk.

The Place

The Dodging Duck Brewhaus is more than just a place to eat with a fun name. As you approach the restaurant you will notice a large patio for dining outside which serves as the entrance. Once you enter, you may notice that this was probably once the backdoor to a residence. The Dodging Duck is now a restaurant, but once it was a house with a Riverview.

The Food

A good look of the meal at the Dodging Duck.

Whether you choose to eat inside or outside, you will most likely find something outstanding to eat or drink. The menu contains plenty of variety from shrimp tacos, to fried green tomatoes and even bison burgers. I’ve tried several different options and most of them have been fantastic. If I’m being honest, the salmon burger was not good, but that’s been the only downside I’ve experienced. I prefer the sautéed vegetables as a side, but they also have fried options of course. They do have some allergy friendly options, although they cannot guarantee there will not be any cross contamination. The Dodging Duck also has a kids menu in case you have a family to feed.

The Beer

If you are into happy hour, then take advantage of Ducky Hour, which takes place all the way from 3 – 6pm. The Brewhaus has been brewing their own craft beer for nearly 20 years. They offer light and dark beers on tap, though they tend to change from time to time. Personally I like the “Sir Francis Drake Porter” and the “Darkwing Dunkelweizen”. Yep, the beer names are entertaining as well!

Bring Your Dog

Look at that face after eating at the Dodging Duck Brewhaus!

There is one more important point I have yet to mention. The Dodging Duck Brewhaus is also dog friendly. I’ve brought my Rhodesian Ridgeback here and she loves it as well. The dogs are restricted to outdoor seating, of course, but this is fine as long as it’s not too hot. My dog was even served water before I was, but that’s cool. Take a seat outside the Dodging Duck with your dog(s) and enjoy the view. You will not regret it.

Enjoy The View

Abbey gets to try a bite of the bison burger at the Dodging Duck Brewhaus in Boerne.

They do offer dessert, but I have yet to try any. I’m more of a meat and vegetable kind of guy myself. However, if you love burgers, fries, dessert and all that, the Dodging Duck has plenty to offer. Whether or not you opt for dessert, head across the street afterward and enjoy a walk along Cibolo Creek. Read more about that in our article, “Why Visit The Dog Friendly Riverwalk In Boerne?” The riverwalk and the Dodging Duck are a couple of our favorite things to do in Boerne. We give them five paws! Let us know what you thought by sharing your own photos and review.


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