Places to Eat

5 Amazing Places to Eat in New Braunfels With Your Dog

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A common complaint from visitors to New Braunfels is that it’s just not very dog-friendly. While there are many fun water adventures to be had with your four-legged friends, when it comes time to get some grub, you might be hard-pressed to find a New Braunfels eatery that will accommodate dogs.

The New Braunfels city council recently passed a new ordinance, making it a little more difficult for restaurant and bar owners to allow pets on their patios. Luckily, that’s not stopping many first-rate eateries from welcoming pets with open paws. Here are five fabulous New Braunfels restaurants that you and your dog will enjoy:

1. River Hofbrau

River Hofbrau

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Overlooking the Guadalupe, River Hofbrau offers authentic German cuisine, as well as all-American favorites. The patio is shady and welcoming, with live music and a nice breeze year-round.

2. Wahoo’s at Texas Ski Ranch


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After enjoying a day on the water at Texas Ski Ranch, enjoy tacos and other Tex-mex favorites at Wahoo’s. Dogs are welcome in their outdoor areas and Rover is sure to enjoy the scenery while you enjoy a cold beverage and tacos.

3. Adobe Verde

Adobe Verde

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Dog-friendly places in Gruene are few and far between, but Adobe Verde has a spacious outdoor area that can accommodate dogs of all sizes easily. Offering Tex-Mex and authentic margaritas, Adobe Verde is the perfect lunch spot after a morning at Gruene Market Days or swimming in the Guadalupe.

4. Longhorn Cafe

Longhorn Cafe

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Famous for their burgers, Longhorn Cafe has a nice patio area where dogs are welcome. Come for the cold beer, giant burgers, and delicious onion rings and stay for the dog-friendly patio.

5. Naturally Cafe

Naturally Cafe

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A hidden gem near downtown New Braunfels, Naturally is your best bet for healthy and vegetarian fare. Salads that will please even the most ardent meat-eaters and sandwiches and quiche that are arguably the best in town make this dog-friendly eatery a must-stop while in New Braunfels with your pooch.