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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Czech, German, European, Contemporary
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always try to have a breakfast at Little Gretel when visiting in Boerne. Eggs & bacon, nothing exotic, but I find it a relaxing place to begin the day with friends and relatives. They have, in my opinion, great coffee.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in the quaint town of Bourne for our sons wedding staying at an Airbnb within walking distance of little Gretel restaurant. After our first breakfast here we knew we found a gold mine. Friendly staff, super service, and delicious food! In our short...stay in this town we came here at least four times! There are other great restaurants that we enjoyed in town but ended up coming here for breakfast more than anywhere else. I am sharing a picture of one of the breakfast options they offer.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On Friday, May 28, 2021 I made a lunch reservation for 2:30 pm Saturday. I was asked for my phone number for the reservation. On Saturday I needed to change the reservation to 3:30 pm and was told there was no problem. My husband and...I drove from San Antonio to Boerne, arriving at 3:15 pm to find the parking lot gate closed. I called the restaurant and was told the kitchen closed at 2:00 pm due to a shortage of staff. Had I been called it would have avoided an hour trip in heavy traffic. I have eaten many times at Little Gretel and introduced several folks here in town to it. In the past the food and staff have been great so I was very disappointed over such lack of consideration for a customer.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere is fine as well as the German beer and the pretzel. My meal of sauerbraten was not what I expected . Tough meat, lacking pungent flavor and the bread dumplings were just that … bread. My husband had the sausage plate and that was...good although the sauerkraut is more sweet than sour and not tangy at all Eager to try other German places in the Hill Country .More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely rude and awkward service as well as nasty food. I do not usually leave reviews but I figured this disgusting place needs warning.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 23, 2021 via mobile

I sure expected more. More, bread more meat more fries. I've had quite a few reubens. This one here is probably tied for first from the bottom in all categories that make a reuben a reuben. This one is pretty poor imatation. Nothing else at...out table look too good to me either. You don't get much for what you pay. Service was ok. I believe our waiter worked in vacuum sales prior to this job. He likes to push everything they have. Got to pay that Cisco bill. He did the job though. This is in a old residential area by a small river. A walk by the river is something I recommend. Right after you go somewhere else for lunch come over here a try it.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 14, 2021

We decided to drop in mid-morning for an early lunch. They were still serving from the breakfast menu, but agreed to open the lunch menu for us. The meal was perfect! We had the goulash, which was very authentic and the lox, which is extremely...hard to find in small towns in Texas. Both were delicious! The wait staff was very helpful and the service was great. We wil be back!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 10, 2021

We received excellent service and food. The server brought us water quickly and returned to help us select a beer. After her descriptions we asked for two samples, one we thought I would like and one we thought my date would like. Worked out just...as expected. We ordered a pretzel with beer cheese sauce. It was delicious and a great accompaniment to our beers. We ordered schnitzels, one Jaeger and one Rohm. They were both excellent. We slightly preferred the Rohm, but would happily order either in the future. We loved the braised cabbage that came with them. It was a beautiful evening to sit outside. We had pleasant, helpful and attentive service. Neither of us could remember when we enjoyed an evening at a restaurant more than this evening. We are looking forward to coming back for future meals and also to visit the beer garden.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 7, 2021

This was an absolute disaster of a meal and experience. We arrived at about 10:30 - 10:35 and were advised it would be 30 - 35 minutes for a table. We decided to stay as other places we checked were also busy. The first clue...of a problem was the number of tables without food, and during the 30 plus minute wait, very few meals were delivered. At just after 11:00 we got our table. We were ready to order right away but it took 5-10 minutes for a waitperson. She came buy and took our orders, without writing them down. Another mistake. We waited 50 minutes for our breakfast. Nothing special but both were wrong. One ordered an omelet without onions and it came with almost a quarter cup of onions in it. It was supposed to have gouda cheese in it and if it did there was not enough to tell it had any cheese in it. The other ordered two eggs scrambled and sausage, but got bacon. We asked for strawberry jelly but it didn't come until we were completely finished with our meal. (The waitress had some lame comment, there was a line.....wow.) We ordered a kolache and asked if it could come out early. It came with the complete meal and looked like it was overcooked days ago. The bread and sausage were real dry. Shipley's are much better. Her comment was the kitchen was busy. It was clearly not freshly made, and looked and tasted if it was days old. (It may or may not have been but that is the taste, texture and flavor of the overdone kolache)The food was very unremarkable and no place is worth a wait that long for even a great breakfast. Do not dine here if you want good food and service. Needless to say, never again for us an we would recommend anyone who wants good service and food go elsewhere.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 28, 2021

While in the area, we chose this restaurant because I had seen their burger listed on the best 50 in Texas. My husband had the burger, and it was average. I had Clam Chowder, and it was average. It seems more of a place you...go for the ambience, not good hamburgers. I had a glass of wine that tasted to come from a bottle that had been opened too long. Maybe we just hit it on an off night, but I found it to be average.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Generally quiet with seating inside and outside. outside is next to the road and is not quiet depending on car and foit traffic.
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Little Gretel Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4