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Old 03-31-2021, 05:44 AM   #1
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Going for the weekend to Fredericksburg...what are the best places to eat and also things to do there ? Thanks !
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Old 03-31-2021, 05:55 AM   #2
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We will be there tomorrow after going to property in Mountain Home. Staying at La Quinta right on 290. So everyone has a different opinion but here goes. Old German Bakery is a must for us every time we’re there. Get there early for breakfast and lunch. Closed Wednesday and Thursday. Alamo Springs for burgers, and other things, and live music. Off of OSR. Plenty of axis, whitetail, and turkey to be spied out as well on the way to the Springs. The Bat Cave is at the Springs as well. Enchanted rock if you have good knees and like to hike. Pacific War museum can take a while but worth it. Plenty of girly stuff to follow momma around in as well. Trade Days, winery’s, LBJ ranch is down at Johnson City. They are actually buried on their ranch which is pretty cool. Head to Kerrville and drive up the hill to the ji normous Cross. Bring sharpie cause you can write down prayers on the rocks up there. Very cool. My two cents.

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Old 03-31-2021, 05:56 AM   #3
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Search Fredericksburg on here. Atleast 2 of these post each month. With a wealth of info in each one.
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Old 03-31-2021, 06:38 AM   #4
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If you like wine, I’d recommend Grape Creek Winery. It’s my favorite over there.

Honda’s on Main usually has decent live music.

Enchanted Rock State Park is nearby and worth checking out.
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Old 03-31-2021, 06:51 AM   #5
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Hondo's and Crossroads has good food and good music
Enchanted rock is really cool
Los Cazadores in Stonewall is cool
Luckenbach is worth the trip
Yeehaw ranch and winery
Old German Bakery
Pacific War museum
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Old 03-31-2021, 08:08 AM   #6
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Old German Bakery for breakfast.

Alamo Springs Cafe for possibly the best burger in the state!

Alstadt Brewery for a great beer!

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Old 03-31-2021, 08:49 AM   #7
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If youre doing Enchanted Rock, get there early. Parking lot fills fast and there will be a line down the highway waiting to get in
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Old 03-31-2021, 08:51 AM   #8
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It may already be too late but get reservations now for whatever you want to do. My wife and I went a few weeks ago (I started a thread with a lot of good info) and just about everything mentioned here was already booked for the Friday night we were there.

With that said, there are plenty of places where reservations weren't needed and we still had a great time. I will second Alstadt Brewery, it is a cool place. Sunset Grill was great for breakfast. Check in online ahead of time and the wait is minimal. Auslander was pretty good as well for dinner and it wasn't super crowded. Have fun
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Old 03-31-2021, 08:55 AM   #9
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Safari Winery is my new favorite.
And...all of the above
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Old 03-31-2021, 09:02 AM   #10
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And they have wine tours if your in the mood to get blasted!
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Old 03-31-2021, 09:36 AM   #11
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I never see the Western Edge listed on here, but it is near to Hondo's and Crossroads, and has really good food. It is difficult to get past their appetizers.
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Old 03-31-2021, 10:58 AM   #12
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We will be there this weekend as well. Going to do some tree trimming and brush clearing at the ranch and then Easter weekend activities.

There is so much to do.

I would highly recommend the Alstadt brewery for sure. If there is anything going on in Luckenbach, check that out. There is also Albert Ice House and Garrison Brothers Distillery. Main street is cool for shopping and there is a gun shop out on HWY 16 toward Llano. Enchanted Rock (9 miles from our property) will need reservations.

There is so much to do that you cant do it all in a weekend. Have fun. We will be out and about on Friday and Saturday evening.
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Old 03-31-2021, 11:00 AM   #13
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Garrison Brother's Distillery
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Old 03-31-2021, 11:00 AM   #14
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Search Fredericksburg on here. Atleast 2 of these post each month. With a wealth of info in each one.
Yep!
Or, just throw a rock and geaux inside and enjoy. All good F'berg with lots to deaux and see. I need to head to the ranch soon now that I think about it.
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Old 03-31-2021, 01:50 PM   #15
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I'll be there this weekend also. We have tickets for the Pacific War Museum, but that is about the only thing planned. Enchanted Rock didn't have any availability when we wanted to go. If you see anyone breaking up a fight between blonde haired 5 and 8 yo boys its probably me. Staying in a VRBO on a couple hundred acres N of town.
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Old 03-31-2021, 01:54 PM   #16
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One of my favorite towns in USA, maybe world.
I love both USA and Germany and Fredericksburg is like living in both... Unfortunately I haven't been there in a very long time... I'm sure it's changed with all the migrations to Texas...
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Old 03-31-2021, 01:58 PM   #17
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Old 03-31-2021, 02:08 PM   #18
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Old German Bakery for breakfast.

Alamo Springs Cafe for possibly the best burger in the state!

Alstadt Brewery for a great beer!

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Until Whataburger in Lampasas opens
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Old 03-31-2021, 02:19 PM   #19
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I hope you like wineries, because that's about all there is in Fredericksburg now.
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Old 03-31-2021, 03:18 PM   #20
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Old German Bakery for breakfast.

Alamo Springs Cafe for possibly the best burger in the state!

Alstadt Brewery for a great beer!

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Solid choices right here!

Alamo Springs Cafe is unbelievable!
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Old 03-31-2021, 03:20 PM   #21
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Storms is vastly superior except it really isn't. Lol.

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Old 03-31-2021, 03:23 PM   #22
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Going for the weekend to Fredericksburg...what are the best places to eat and also things to do there ? Thanks !
Go up Enchanted rock, then brunch at Hill Top Cafe.

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Old 03-31-2021, 03:58 PM   #23
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Granite House Lounge or August E's for dinner. Need reservations and last I heard prime time reservations were out to May. Porkys up 87 for a burger. Silver Creek is nice. Be prepared for people and stupid people at that.
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Old 03-31-2021, 04:06 PM   #24
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Thanks for all the recommendations !
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Old 03-31-2021, 04:30 PM   #25
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Granite House Lounge or August E's for dinner. Need reservations and last I heard prime time reservations were out to May. Porkys up 87 for a burger. Silver Creek is nice. Be prepared for people and stupid people at that.
Granite house doesn't do reservations. You can get in just usually a wait unless you go 5ish.
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Old 03-31-2021, 04:33 PM   #26
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Old 03-31-2021, 04:34 PM   #27
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Go up Enchanted rock, then brunch at Hill Top Cafe.
I think their quality has gone down since one of the owners passed
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Old 03-31-2021, 04:37 PM   #28
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Granite house doesn't do reservations. You can get in just usually a wait unless you go 5ish.

I guess I wrote that wrong. August Es you do.


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Old 04-10-2021, 12:25 PM   #29
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Thanks for the Alamo Springs Cafe recommendation....wow, great burgers! We are a fan!
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Old 04-10-2021, 01:39 PM   #30
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Thanks for the Alamo Springs Cafe recommendation....wow, great burgers! We are a fan!
Try their stuffed avocado next time for an appetizer.....wow.

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Old 04-10-2021, 02:52 PM   #31
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The Springs is always a good time. Did they have live music when y’all went?
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Old 04-10-2021, 03:10 PM   #32
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enchanted rock, now requires advanced day passes....better get them a few weeks out
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Old 04-10-2021, 04:30 PM   #33
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The Springs is always a good time. Did they have live music when y’all went?

Yes, solo guitar.
It was packed for lunch!


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Old 04-10-2021, 04:56 PM   #34
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The pizza at Grape Creek is really good


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Old 04-10-2021, 05:01 PM   #35
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Did Alamo Springs get better ? When the new owners took over,the food and service took a dive the last time we were there a few years ago.
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Old 04-10-2021, 07:37 PM   #36
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Did Alamo Springs get better ? When the new owners took over,the food and service took a dive the last time we were there a few years ago.

I thought both were great!
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Old 04-10-2021, 09:05 PM   #37
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One of my favorite towns in USA, maybe world.
I love both USA and Germany and Fredericksburg is like living in both... Unfortunately I haven't been there in a very long time... I'm sure it's changed with all the migrations to Texas...
We lived there for 11 years and just moved to Hvillle! We love the Burg but it would blow your mind to see all of the stinking wineries! With the over abundance of wineries Fredericksburg’s clientele has changed so much in the last 7 years and not for the better! The city is now open 7 days a week and is way overcrowded! We’re headed there tomorrow to visit friends!
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Old 04-10-2021, 09:10 PM   #38
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Did Alamo Springs get better ? When the new owners took over,the food and service took a dive the last time we were there a few years ago.

It’s a hippy joint , it changes all of the time 🤣! We lived there and took friends there quite often but the food is always good!
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