Bandera’s Best BBQ

If you’re planning a visit to the Texas Hill Country, local BBQ is a must! Here are a few of our favorites around the Bandera area:

  • Busbee’s Bar-B-Que is a great choice for families. It was even featured on the History Channel a few years ago!
  • Another popular stop is Sid’s Main Street BBQ, for truly home-cooked, southern-style BBQ.
  • Or perhaps you feel like grilling some of your own? We love the 11th Street Cowboy Bar, which invites you to bring your own meat and grill it on their Texas-sized BBQ pits every Wednesday. They also offer live music, side orders, spices and all the other “fixins” you’ll need!

Have you own favorite BBQ places and tips? Do tell!

Autumn in Bandera

Autumn is one of our favorite times to travel to Bandera. Here’s a small sample of the fun events happening in the Cowboy Capital of the World:

  • Boerne Oktoberfest (October 1st): Celebrate Bavarian culture, food… and beer! Held at Boerne’s historical downtown and Olde Town Shopping Center.
  • Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg (October 5th-7th): Held in downtown Fredericksburg, this event celebrates German heritage with music, food, drinks, artisans and more.
  • Texas Hill Country Musicfest (October 13th): Live music in the cowboy capital of the world!
  • Bandera Honors Veterans (November 10th): A parade, music and, of course, more bar-b-que!
  • Ford Holiday River Parade (November 23rd): Come to San Antonio’s River Walk for this special event. Tickets are available here, or free seating is available on a first come basis (bring your own chairs!).
  • Dickens on Main (November 23rd-24th): One of the most-loved events of the season, the 19th Annual Dickens on Main is held in the historical downtown of Boerne. Two days of family fun include a tree lighting ceremony, horse-drawn carriage rides and a chance to start your holiday shopping in the local shops. Don’t miss the concert held Saturday night!

Looking for more ideas for what to do in the Texas Hill Country? Stop by the front desk during your stay — our friendly staff is a wealth of information and would love to help you make the most of this special area.

Summer in Bandera

Poolside in Bandera

Heading to the Texas Hill Country this summer? Here are a few favorite events happening in July and August:

Or perhaps you’d enjoy tubing and kayaking on the Medina River, a visit to the San Antonio Zoo or the always popular Cowboys on Main in Bandera. How do you like to spend summer in the Hill Country?

Favorite Restaurants Around Bandera

Texas Hill Country has so much to offer visitors, and so much great food for hungry travelers! Looking for a great burger? Try the Alamo Springs General Store and Cafe, located in Fredericksburg (the onion rings are also a hit).

For something a bit different, try the Friedhelms Bavarian Inn Restaurant and Bar (also located in Fredericksburg). Specializing in authentic German and Bavarian cuisine, this unique location is well-known for its steaks.

Or, if traditional bar-b-que is more to your liking, head to Bill’s Bar-B-Que, the oldest bar-b-que joint in Kerrville. They use Texas-sourced meats and grills that have been seasoned for 40 years.

What are your favorite Hill Country restaurants?