The Dodging Duck Brewhaus: Dog Friendly Review


The Dodging Duck Brewhaus is located on River Road in Boerne, Texas. It is directly across from River Road Park and 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!

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

The Dodging Duck

Address: 402 River Rd, Boerne, TX 78006

Phone: (830) 248-3825

Menu: The Dodging Duck serves beer, wine and food

The first thing people probably notice is the intriguing name of this restaurant. While driving through Boerne initially, 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 on River Road. The ducks apparently love the Boerne Riverwalk.

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. You may notice the entrance was once the backdoor to a residence. The Dodging Duck is now a restaurant, but once it was a house with a view of Cibolo Creek.

A good look of the meal at the Dodging Duck.
I’ll take some veggies and a bison burger

Food 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 a variety from shrimp tacos, to fried green tomatoes and 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, but they do not guarantee a lack of cross contamination. The Dodging Duck also has a kids menu in case you have a family to feed.

Dodging Duck Beer

If you are into happy hour, then take advantage of Ducky Hour, which takes place all the way from 3 – 6pm. The Dodging Duck 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!

Look at that face after eating at the Dodging Duck Brewhaus!
I love this place

The Duck is Dog Friendly

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 and she loves it as well. The dogs are restricted to outdoor seating 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 and enjoy the view. You will not regret it.

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

Eat, Drink and Relax in Front of Cibolo Creek

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.

The riverwalk and the Dodging Duck Brewhaus 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. After that, checkout our list of dog friendly restaurants in San Antonio, to find more great places to take your pup.


I’m a certified personal trainer in San Antonio. After adopting Abbey, I created Places for Pups to help you get outside, exercise with your dog and have fun doing it.

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David Earley

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