Restaurants

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Forget fast food when you come to Texas Hill Country. The German influence in Fredericksburg results in plenty of classic German dishes like wiener schnitzel at restaurants throughout the town. Upscale Southwestern cuisine makes its presence known as well, highlighting dishes from cultures across the South. It is wine country after all, so that means wine bars, too, often offering bottles from local vineyards. Wine lists overall include a few standouts from Texas, but are big on California and other international wine regions.

Please note that prices, hours of operation and wine availability can often change. We recommend that you call ahead before you go.

August E's
203 E. San Antonio St.
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Telephone: (830) 997-1585
Website: www.august-es.com
Open: Fri-Sat, 11-2; Mon-Sat, 5-9
Cost: Entrées, $10 to $49

What exactly is Nouvau Texas cuisine? This restaurant may be the place to define it. Industry veteran Dawn Savanh opened August E's at the end of 2004. Everything about it is savvy, from the rugged elegance of the decor to the comforting yet creative menu that emphasizes steak and seafood. Locals and tourists alike come for talented chef-owner Leu Savanh's signature dish, Saigon spring rolls. The restaurant recently moved from its previous location in a 150-year-old log cabin to a more modern space downtown. There, the owners were able to expand the list from under 50 to more than 200, covering a little of everything from around the world.