The food in San Antonio is one of its defining traits. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for European, Tex-Mex, American, or fine dining, this city has got you covered. If you’re looking for a meal outside of your crashpad, the options are almost endless. And to help you out as you try to pick the best place to eat in San Antonio, we have compiled a list of favorite places to eat in San Antonio.
Madhatters Tea House and Cafe (Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch and Tea Parties)
Maybe something you wouldn’t expect in San Antonio is a tea house, but this gem is worth checking out. This cute neighborhood café is located in a former house. They offer brunch on the weekend, traditional breakfast food and soup and sandwiches for lunch. And if you are looking for a spot to get Tea, they host afternoon tea parties.
The Magnolia Pancake House (Breakfast/Lunch/Sunday Brunch)
The food here is good and it is a local favorite. You won’t regret the time it took to get your table after eating here. They pride themselves on making food that your great grandmother would have made. They even make their syrup right there in the restaurant. They have a wide range of breakfast foods ranging from a variety of pancakes, omelets, waffles and eggs benedict.
Dough Pizzeria Napoletana (Lunch/Dinner)
If you are looking for pizza this is the best spot in San Antonio. You can taste the freshness of the ingredients in every bite. You will not be disappointed if you stop here for dinner. They also have house-made specialty Italian sodas and a great wine list. Plan to get there early or expect a wait as it gets busy.
Cappy’s on Broadway (Lunch and Dinner, weekend brunch)
You won’t find better service than at Cappy’s. The new American-Eclectic fine dining fair is so good it will blow your socks off on how delicious it is. But it is the service and the atmosphere that makes this place stand out as a don’t miss.
Feast (Dinner and Sunday Brunch)
Located in the King Garden District, the seasonally inspired tapas dishes are super yummy, but it is the atmosphere that really steals the show. The whimsical modern atmosphere created by the Lucite chairs, sparkly pendant lighting and beautiful patio seating makes this spot a place not to miss.
Schilo’s (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
If you are looking for something new, maybe to get out of the Tex-Mex rut you might find yourself in while in San Antonio. Check out this German restaurant. It has been around since 1917. The food hits the spot every time, serving traditional breakfast food, hearty sandwiches, soup, German beer, and homemade root beer.
Rosario’s (Lunch and Dinner)
Opened by local restaurateur Lisa Wong in 1992 as a neighborhood café has now grown to two locations and it isn’t hard to see why. The amazing Tex-Mex food will hit the spot. Don’t miss the amazing albondigas con arroz (Mexican meatballs braised in a spicy broth) or the delicious enchiladas Mexicans (three queso-filled enchiladas smothered in Chile-infused sauce). They also have a great cocktail list.
If you are looking for fine dining at the Riverwalk don’t miss this iconic stop. The menu is a great mix of European, Tex-Mex, American and Asian influenced dishes. The food is a little on the pricey side, but worth every penny.
Did I miss your favorite spot? There are so many great places to eat it is hard to narrow it down! Share what your favorite spot to eat in San Antonio is and why in the comments.
Written by: Amanda Huffman