PO PO Restaurant is proud to offer our patrons a unique history, nostalgic décor, and food that will leave you craving more. Whether you are visiting us for one of our lunch specials or you are interested in our catering services, we expect you to be blown away by our quality and level of professionalism.
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- Our History -
PO PO is not just your ordinary restaurant. It has a unique history with a cast of unique characters and circumstances, a matchless plate collection, as well as some of the best food in the Texas Hill Country. It is located seven miles North of Boerne at the Welfare exit #533. If you have ever been there, you will never forget the food and nostalgic experience.
The building was originally built as a dance hall dubbed Nelson Hall in 1929. It was dedicated in 1930. There were just gravel roads in the area then. First, he built a gas station and then the dance hall. Nelson City was put on the map at that time and still is on the Texas Highway map, although there is no post office now. Edwin's son, Harold, said he was twelve years old at the time and his job was to cook hamburgers at 5 cents apiece. Soda pop was also a nickel. Another interesting thing was that it was during prohibition so no alcoholic beverages were allowed. That didn't seem to be a problem outside the building, however, because bootleggers peddled moonshine for 25 cents a shot. You could buy larger sizes of moonshine up to $3.00 a gallon.