Guidebook for Bandera

Connie
Guidebook for Bandera

My Favorite Restaurants

In these suggestions I offer price options and beer/wine/liquor availability.
Quaint setting, fantastic food, moderately priced, serves beer and wine.
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the Backyard Bistro
167 Panther Ridge
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Quaint setting, fantastic food, moderately priced, serves beer and wine.
Best BBQ ever. It's a Bandera landmark restaurant. Serves cold beer.
Busbee's Bar-B-Que & Catering
339 Main St
Best BBQ ever. It's a Bandera landmark restaurant. Serves cold beer.
EVERYBODY eats at the OST, tourists and locals alike. Pull up a saddle at the bar or eat in the John Wayne room. Good home cooked meals. Downside: does not serve beer or wine.
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O.S.T. Restaurant
307 Main Street
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EVERYBODY eats at the OST, tourists and locals alike. Pull up a saddle at the bar or eat in the John Wayne room. Good home cooked meals. Downside: does not serve beer or wine.
Great food, serves beer and wine, right on the Medina River, very beautiful and relaxing. After eating you can take a quiet stroll along the river.
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Brick's River Cafe
1205 Main Street
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Great food, serves beer and wine, right on the Medina River, very beautiful and relaxing. After eating you can take a quiet stroll along the river.
BEST BURGERS EVER!!!! Be prepared to wait though. They aren't fast but they sure are good. Kinda spendy though, about $11/person. They have a great gift shop you can walk through while waiting.
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Love Creek Orchards/The Apple Store
14024 TX-16
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BEST BURGERS EVER!!!! Be prepared to wait though. They aren't fast but they sure are good. Kinda spendy though, about $11/person. They have a great gift shop you can walk through while waiting.
Live music on weekends. Serves beer, liquor, wine and FOOD. Fun to play pool and dance on the small dance floor.
Chickin Coop
402 Main Street
Live music on weekends. Serves beer, liquor, wine and FOOD. Fun to play pool and dance on the small dance floor.
FINE dining, reasonable pricing, serves beer and wine, not certain about spirits. HUGE gift store, take time to walk through the original post office and look at their unique gift store. Google the history of the old prison camp.
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Camp Verde General Store
285 E Verde Cr Rd
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FINE dining, reasonable pricing, serves beer and wine, not certain about spirits. HUGE gift store, take time to walk through the original post office and look at their unique gift store. Google the history of the old prison camp.
Authentic German food, healthy portions, indoor/outdoor dining, great beer selections, one of the largest coo-coo clock collections I've ever seen all made from the Black Walnut Forests of Germany. There are still a small population of people who speak German.
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The Auslander
323 East Main Street
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Authentic German food, healthy portions, indoor/outdoor dining, great beer selections, one of the largest coo-coo clock collections I've ever seen all made from the Black Walnut Forests of Germany. There are still a small population of people who speak German.
Great food, loads of fun, beer only.
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Mac & Ernie's Roadside Eatery
11804 FM 470
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Great food, loads of fun, beer only.
TJ's@The Old Forge American Restaurant, Burger Restaurant, Bar. Kinda expensive steak but meal was very good.
807 Main St
807 Main St
TJ's@The Old Forge American Restaurant, Burger Restaurant, Bar. Kinda expensive steak but meal was very good.
Great value, excellent menu. It's a build your own burrito or bowl from suggested items on menu. Only downside is that they don't sell beer! Who does that? I thought beer and Mexican Food went hand in hand?
Gringo's Burritos
702 Main St
Great value, excellent menu. It's a build your own burrito or bowl from suggested items on menu. Only downside is that they don't sell beer! Who does that? I thought beer and Mexican Food went hand in hand?

Drinks & Nightlife

This little dive is the oldest sole proprietor owned honky tonk in Texas. They still allow you to smoke in the bar. Sawdust on the floor, craziest "artwork" on the walls. VERY cold beer. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
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Silver Dollar
308 Main St
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This little dive is the oldest sole proprietor owned honky tonk in Texas. They still allow you to smoke in the bar. Sawdust on the floor, craziest "artwork" on the walls. VERY cold beer. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
The original bar was only a teeny little building but James McGroady, Bandera native, has done a fine job of providing a wonderful place to gather, dance, meet new friends, play pool. Best night to go is Wednesday because it's Steak Night! Bring your own steak to cook on giant grills, pay $7 and they'll provide salad, potato and green beans. FUN
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11th Street Cowboy Bar
307 11th Street
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The original bar was only a teeny little building but James McGroady, Bandera native, has done a fine job of providing a wonderful place to gather, dance, meet new friends, play pool. Best night to go is Wednesday because it's Steak Night! Bring your own steak to cook on giant grills, pay $7 and they'll provide salad, potato and green beans. FUN
Largest selection of beers/wine/spirits in the county! I highly recommend trying Texas Ranger Whiskey. Smoothest whiskey I've ever tasted. Soft smokey flavor. Drink it neat-forgo the ice!
Bandera Wine & Spirits
1010 Main St
Largest selection of beers/wine/spirits in the county! I highly recommend trying Texas Ranger Whiskey. Smoothest whiskey I've ever tasted. Soft smokey flavor. Drink it neat-forgo the ice!

Sightseeing

I've never been there but everyone who has gone has given rave reviews. Just a cool thing to do.
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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
16710 Ranch Road 965
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I've never been there but everyone who has gone has given rave reviews. Just a cool thing to do.
One of the prettiest drives in the fall when the Maples are turning color. Winding roads take you on a full loop from Medina to Bandera, or vice versa. Don't miss the little country store.
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Lost Maples State Natural Area
37221 FM 187
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One of the prettiest drives in the fall when the Maples are turning color. Winding roads take you on a full loop from Medina to Bandera, or vice versa. Don't miss the little country store.
I've stayed at this hotel before, the rooms aren't all that but you really should visit the lobby. Tons of deer mounts with unusual antlers. Restaurant food is fantastic and easy on the pocket. There is also a small bar there.
Y.O. Ranch Hotel
2033 Sidney Baker St
I've stayed at this hotel before, the rooms aren't all that but you really should visit the lobby. Tons of deer mounts with unusual antlers. Restaurant food is fantastic and easy on the pocket. There is also a small bar there.
Sometimes there are vendors set up on the courthouse lawn.
Bandera County Judge
500 Main St
Sometimes there are vendors set up on the courthouse lawn.
Out of the way 150 year old little limestone chapel. PLEASE do not alter anything or steal anything from this beautiful piece of Texas heritage.
Polly's Chapel
Out of the way 150 year old little limestone chapel. PLEASE do not alter anything or steal anything from this beautiful piece of Texas heritage.

Essentials

Has the greatest selection of beer, wine and spirits. Medina is a dry town so make sure you stop here to pick up your weekend supplies.
Bandera Wine & Spirits
1010 Main St
Has the greatest selection of beer, wine and spirits. Medina is a dry town so make sure you stop here to pick up your weekend supplies.
Small little convenience store in Medina for last minute items.
Old Timer
14178 TX-16
Small little convenience store in Medina for last minute items.
Small, local grocery store. Has things you can't find at other stores!
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Lowe's Market
907 Main St
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Small, local grocery store. Has things you can't find at other stores!

Parks & Nature

I've hiked in this park before, it is so beautiful. Even if you decide to just drive through it you'll enjoy the scenery. You will end up in Tarpley where you can stop at Mac and Ernie's for lunch or supper.
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Hill Country State Natural Area
10600 Bandera Creek Road
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I've hiked in this park before, it is so beautiful. Even if you decide to just drive through it you'll enjoy the scenery. You will end up in Tarpley where you can stop at Mac and Ernie's for lunch or supper.
The beautiful Medina River is literally a 3-minute walk from Hackberry Haus. Beach towels available for guests.
Medina River
The beautiful Medina River is literally a 3-minute walk from Hackberry Haus. Beach towels available for guests.
Also try calling Dixie Dude Ranch for Horseback Riding. My friends own it and it is the oldest working dude ranch in Texas. 830-796-7771/7772
Stricker Trail Rides
324 Wild Turkey Blvd
Also try calling Dixie Dude Ranch for Horseback Riding. My friends own it and it is the oldest working dude ranch in Texas. 830-796-7771/7772

Shopping

This is my favorite store in Bandera. Staff is very friendly and it has a little bit of EVERYTHING!
Bandera True Value Hardware
1002 Main St
This is my favorite store in Bandera. Staff is very friendly and it has a little bit of EVERYTHING!
Unique and wonderful items.
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WesternTrail Antiques
200 Main Street
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Unique and wonderful items.
Lots of tidbits and till has the original soda fountain. Cold ice cream on a hot day!
Bandera General Store
306 Main St
Lots of tidbits and till has the original soda fountain. Cold ice cream on a hot day!

Food scene

Very nice coffee shop to just relax and visit. Great food too.
The Core Coffee House
13971 TX-16
Very nice coffee shop to just relax and visit. Great food too.