So you've booked a room at a San Antonio inn and you're wondering what kind of cuisine you'll encounter and which eateries are noteworthy. Fortunately, you're visiting the country's 7th largest city, so you've got plenty of options! Whether you are looking for a light lunch or the biggest steak in Texas, we have the skinny on restaurants for anyone staying at a San Antonio bed & breakfast. Here are our hottest finds for every palate and purse.
These are but a few places you might want to set time aside to peruse, if you are searching for a memento that keeps your San Antonio getaway in the forefront of your mind for years to come.
20626 Stone Oak Pkwy. (Hwy. 281 N.) San Antonio, TX 78258
This trendy bistro serves delectable thin crust pizzas baked in brick ovens along with a variety of homemade pasta dishes. Housed in a former Laundromat, its colorful modern décor is uplifting and festive. The wine list changes daily and most servers are well versed in providing recommendations and pairings. Their specialties are Risotto De Mare and Veal Chops Parmigiana, both moderately priced. The patio is a lovely option on a warm evening.
Taco Haven - Main Location
1032 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
Phone: (210) 533-2171
Fax: (210) 533-2444
Just because you're staying at a classy San Antonio b&b doesn't mean you're only interested in fine dining, right? We know you want five-star restaurants, not five-layer dips, but Taco Haven is a must for any trip to San Antonio. This New York Times acclaimed, family-owned and operated mainstay has been serving hefty meals to big crowds for years and it's as local as they get. So prepare yourself for an adventure because this place ain't fancy, but it's delicious. If you're not up for an experience, grab some takeout so you don't miss out on this notable grub.
722 S. St. Mary's Street
San Antonio, TX 78204
Serving authentic Mexican food since 1967, El Mirador serves traditional dishes from hearty breakfast tacos to salmon at a moderate price. Family-owned and run, the Tex-Mex menu is served in a casual setting with an outdoor patio. Homemade tortillas, famous soups and delicious smoky salsa are what the regulars say brings them back time and time again. They claim to have the best Margaritas in Texas, which they've coined "Suprema."
424 E. Commerce St., San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 223-6692
Fax: (210) 225-2216
This is a German deli-style restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Shilo's also offers homemade root beer, Reuben sandwiches, and fruit strudels. With German and local brews on tap, it's a beer drinkers' haven. They also have a private dining room that serves 40 guests, making it a perfect choice for a family reunion or casual celebration.
Old San Francisco Steak House
10223 Sahara Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216
Fax: (210) 340.3135
The story of this fabled steak house is in itself a reason to eat here. Captain Tony Taylor was a Texas Ranger sent to San Francisco to track down a fugitive. While in town, he met Gussie Lee, a well known maiden of the city. They fell in love and decided to meet up in Texas. Captain Taylor planned to start this restaurant in her honor, but on the way to Texas, her stagecoach was taken over by Indians and she was killed. Legend has it that the Captain rode off in grief and was never heard from again. It was in honor of this heartwarming story that this restaurant was opened. Steak entrees are hearty. The ambiance includes a saloon maiden swinging from her chair high above the dining room!