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Check Out These Great Czech Restaurants in Texas

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Looking for some great Czech favorites? You need to visit these Czech restaurants in and near the Texas Hill Country. You’ll find something for everyone, and don’t forget that the proximity of many German and Czech communities resulted in sharing of ideas and food.

Little Gretel – Boerne

Little Gretel is one of the Czech Restaurants in the Hill Country Known for Kolaches

Photo: Facebook/Little Gretel

Since the owner of Little Gretel is Czech herself, you can be assured of the authenticity of the dishes here. Though you can order kolaches, extend your palate by trying dishes such as Bohemian roast duck, bread dumplings, meatloaf, fried chicken, and potato salad all with a Czech flair. You will find other Old World favorites at Little Gretel, too, such as schnitzel and wurst. Try this restaurant in Boerne for European flavors and Texas Hill Country hospitality.

Dos Gatos – San Marcos

Start your morning at Dos Gatos in San Marcos

Photo: Facebook/Dos Gatos Kolache Bakery
Located in San Marcos, Dos Gatos bakery has both classic Czech and modern Texas kolaches. A pair of Texans founded this bakery to supply the students and locals near Texas State University with their favorite morning treats. All you will find here are kolaches. So, if you want doughnuts or biscuits, you will have to go elsewhere. Stop by this bakery whether you’re staying in San Marcos or traveling along I-35 between San Antonio and Austin.

Picha’s Czech-American Restaurant – West

Picha's Czech American Restaurant is One of the Many Czech Restaurants in West

Photo: Facebook/The Czech-American Restaurant

You will find both American and Czech comfort foods at Picha’s Czech-American Restaurant in West. The menu includes savory dishes such as sausage, dumplings, and pea salad. You can even get a side of freshly made kraut or a loaf of homemade bread to take home. If some of the Czech dishes seem familiar, they should. The influences of German cuisine were not only on Texas food but also back in Europe on Czech food. So, yes sausage and sauerkraut appear in the wide range of cuisine at Czech restaurants. Make it a point to stop at Picha’s for comfort food, Czech style, the next time you visit West.

Gerik’s Ole’ Czech Bakery – West

Gerik's Ole Czech Bakery

Photo: Facebook/Gerik’s Ole’ Czech Bakery (in West)

When you want award-winning pastries beyond typical kolaches, check out Gerik’s Ole’ Czech Bakery in West. Inside the old-fashioned store, you will discover a range of kolache flavors you never imagined. Why not try a kraut and sausage kolache? Or take home a buchta (sweet bread) or strudel. You won’t be disappointed with these traditionally made Czech treats.