United States > Texas > Boerne
t0rin0 (1345) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 18, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited October 2011.
Stopped in for dinner while out in San Antonio. Iím not sure how to pronounce the name of the city but in my head Iím still laughing about going to Boo-urns. Also, while driving along the river it became obivous why this place is called Dodging Duck. There are tons of geese and ducks all over the place and sometimes they run across the street... I didnít see any get hit but I can imagine that there is a fair amount of swerving going on.
The restaurant is an interesting set up with several rooms and plenty of out door seating. I chose the patio. This seems like a large one story house converted to a restaurant judging by the floor plan. The food was alright as was the beer and service. They only had four beers on tap and two were seasonal (Ducktoberfest and Pumpkinhead) along with an Irish red and an IPA. Kind of an odd combo but at least a diverse lineup. All around an average place but in a very nice setting and kind of far away from other beer destinations. Glad I went but itís a bit too far away from anywhere Iíll be visiting (probably) to return.
Beerenberger (61) Fischer, Texas | August 31, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice location on the river and easy to get to. Small rooms with not many views, but there ris nice seating outside. The pale ale and th IPA were my favorites of the evening. The food was excellant, but al-in-all it was a bit expensive. Pints were $4.95 and the desert was $8.95. The desert was good but for the size it could have been less expensive.
stephenj007 (15) Houston, Texas | January 2, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in for a late lunch.
Had a couple brews at the bar while waiting for a table.
The IPA and the Steam Style Ale were very good. The Winter stle brew with pecans, cinnamon and sweet malts was wonderful but filling.
Food was tasty, and very good portion size. The chili was some of the best I have had in quite awhile. Sandwiches were very fresh and filling.
Service was efficient and friendly.
Itís a smaller place, so be prepared a wait when busy. The location being on the river is wonderful.
Will definitely be back again.
Itzjerm (58) Taft, Tennessee | February 9, 2012
42 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 10/20
I canít say I was impressed at all with this place.... The beers were well... just bad. The cost was very very high, and ambiance was ok, its just an old house. Go find a better place folks.
Mora2000 (99) McKinney, Texas | November 16, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice little brewpub in Boerne, about 20 minutes outside of NE San Antonio (Fiesta Texas, UTSA area). Located on River Road near Cibolo Creek, Dodging Duck has a nice outdoor patio as well as seating inside. There are typically four house beers available as well as a nice selection of wine. The beers are available in 4 ounce samplers, half pints and full pints, and can be filled in growlers for take home. The food is nothing too fancy but is pretty good. Definitely place worthy of stopping if you are driving down I-10 and are passing through Boerne.
SudsMcDuff (183) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | August 23, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
i really liked this place, but their do lose points because their beer is only just above brewpub quality and their only had 3 beers on tap.. but the onion rings are really fuckin tasty and the service is very good and warm .. a quiet brewpub that just need a a few more brews on tap, other than that...
thirdeye11 (33) Dallas, Texas | August 11, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 13/20
Really neat little brewpub in a very small town 30 minutes outside San Antonio. Small town mom-and-pop feel. The bartender Chloe gave us awesome service. All we bought was a sampler, but she acted like weíd spent $100 in the place. Her and many of the staff are headed to GABF this year so itís obvious this place employs beer people. The beer itself is evident of a small town: probably good in the neighborhood, but overall just ok. Selection was only the house beers, which is fine, but would be nice to see 6+ at any brewpub regardless of size. Will definitely go back to sample others next time Iím in town and to try the food.
Nellie (1) Dallas, Texas | July 17, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Okay so the beer wasnít great. I would still go back to this place though to try out their food. Chad and I sat at the bar and chatted with one of the most excited people we have encountered in San Antonio, Chloe. One of the coolest bartenders I have met. She gave great suggestions in where to go while in town that are off the beaten path, and she will be going to GABF this year too. How many bartenders can say that? Not many I would imagine. Had a great time. Small town fun for sure.
theisti (523) Leawood, Kansas | March 24, 2010| Updated September 8, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Visited on a Sunday afternoon in March. The weather was sunny with a nice breeze, so the family sat on the front porch. The view from the porch is the road, then the river and was a nice relaxing view. The interior is really small, with a bunch of unique small rooms and a small bar. Place had a lot of character, and was very comfortable. The service was attentive, though not particularly chatty about the beer. We ordered a variety of food, and it was all ok. They had 4 beers on, and I tried all of them. The ranged from decent to pretty darn good. This was a fun stop, and certainly one I would recommend for anyone traveling in or out of San Antonio on I-10.
76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
dukefan (62) Dallas, Texas | April 4, 2008
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
A nice place to have in a small town like Boerne. In many ways I am jealous. Now the down side. Beers were competent at best - nothing exciting. ESB, Hefe, Dopplebock, and Stout when I visited. Again nothing wrong, but nothing great. Service was weak, given that we were the only ones there. Food while decent was not fantastic. The best part: sitting outside on a Spring afternoon with a decent beer watching the ducks and geese across the street in the creek. If you are in Boerne, stop. If you are passing through San Antonio, donít.
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