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During your time spent exploring the River Walk area, you'll run into lots of neat restaurants. If your tummy thinks breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you'll want to make your first stop the Guenther House, 205 E Guenther St, 210-227-1061, 800-235-8186; or the Magnolia Pancake Haus, 606 Embassy Oak, 210-496-0828. A visit to the Guenther House, home of the Pioneer Flour Mills founding family, will tempt you with their wonderful buttermilk biscuits, southern style sweet cream waffles, and applewood smoked bacon. At the Magnolia Pancake Haus you'll find yummy pastries, pancakes, or hot biscuits and gravy just waiting to put a smile on your face.
For a lunch adventure stop in at Boudro's On the River Walk, 421 E Commerce St, 210-224-8484, for one of their guacamole salads. In addition to all the great restaurants you'll find along the River Walk; you'll find lots of neat restaurants scattered throughout San Antonio. For a neat tea room experience head to Apple Annie's Tearoom, 555 W Bitters Rd, 210-491-0226.
If you love the home cooked taste of diner food head to Earl Abel's, 4200 Broadway, 210-822-3358. Or drop by Carranza's Grocery and Market (1920), 2811 N Saint Marys St, 210-223-0903, where you can enjoy Mexican, Italian, steaks, seafood, or mesquite smoked barbecue dishes in their beautiful two story limestone building. A couple of other locals favorites are the Texas Farm to Table Cafe, 312 Pearl Hwy, 210-444-1404, for great sandwiches like their roast beef tenderloin or ham chiplote panini and salads; and Henry's Puffy Tacos, 6030 Bandera Rd, 210-432-7341; or open since 1946, Cas Rio, 430 E Commerce St, 210-225-6718.
Now is probably a good time to warn you that barbecue is one of San Antonio's favorite foods, so if you have a touchy tummy you should grab some extra Pepcid AC or Maalox before heading out on a dining adventure. One of our American Journeys RVers thinks you'll fall in love with the barbecue at County Line Barbecue, 111 W Crocket St, 210-229-1941. For homemade sausage or lamb ribs, head to Bob's Smokehouse, 3306 Roland Ave, 210-333-9611. If what you crave is great barbecued chicken head to Casey's Bar-B-Que and Smoked Meats, 327 E Nakoma, 210-490-1200.
Norman and Mary think you'll enjoy the seafood served at the Sea Island Shrimp House, 4323 Amerisuites Drive., 210-558-8989. If you like beer, you'll want to head to Dick's Last Resort, 406 Navarro, 210-224-0026, where you'll find 74 kinds of brew, plus buckets of ribs, shrimp, chicken, catfish, and crab legs.
Feeling a little ethnic? Then visit La Fogata, 2427 Vance Jackson Rd, 210-340-1337. Featured in Southern Living's Off the Eaten Path, a visit here will give you a chance to sample their great enchiladas verdes, hongos flameados,chiles poblanos, and mango empanadas.
Or try the Hung Fong Chinese Restaurant, 3624 Broadway, 210-822-9211, for great Chinese; Paesano's, River Walk, 111 W Crocket, 210-227-2782, for Italian; Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant, 4223 Blanco, 210-732-6017; or Ruben's Tamales, 1807 Rigsby Ave, 201-333-9529 for Mexican; and the Bayous Riverside Restaurant, 517 N Presa, 210- 223-6403, for Louisiana seafood. Or if a great Ruben sounds good you'll enjoy stopping by Schilo's German Deli, 424 E Commerce St, 210-223-6692. Here you'll not only find great Reubens but also an old style deli case, amazing homemade root beer, German potato salad, and fruit strudel.
Do you love the convenience of cafeteria style dining? Then you'll enjoy visiting the Energy Plaza Cafeteria, 8620 N New Braunfels Ave, 210-824-7327; the Hometown Buffet, 615 SW Military Dr., 210-921-2445; Jay's Cafeteria, 5432 W Old Hwy. 90, 210-435-0307; and Luby's Cafeteria, 4541 Fredericksburg Rd., 210-733-0372. If you crave the adventure of ethnic buffet dining head to Angela's Mexican Cafeteria, 4822 S Zarzamora St., 210-923-0604; or Panchos Mexican Buffet, 8300 Marbach Rd, 210-673-2930.
If what you really want is a good burger, one of our American Journeys RVers says you won't be disappointed at Mama's Cafe, 2442 Nacogdoches Rd, 210-826-8303. For a quick bite head to the Taco Cabana, 920 SE Military Dr, 210-927-5404; the Pig Stand (1921), 1508 Broadway, 210-222-2794; or drive down Commerce, Military Dr., or Fredericksburg for lots of fast food choices.
Rather head to a local favorite for your quick meal? Then you'll want to drive to the Olmos Pharmacy, 3902 McCullough Ave, 210-822-3361, where you can enjoy a great malt or chocolate soda along with your burger at an old fashioned style soda fountain.
Another local favorite will help you knock two things off your To Do list at one time. A visit to The Cove, 606 W Cypress St, 210-227-2683, gives you a chance to enjoy a great meal and do your laundry. Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives, the Cove started out as a car wash and laundromat and now features such great dishes as Moroccan sweet potato salad, lamb burgers, shrimp tacos,and portobello spinach quesadillas.
Now if you are caught up on your laundry already you can head instead to another Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives favorite--DeWese's Tip Top Cafe, 2814 Fredericksburg Rd, 210-732-0191. Here you will find wonderful comfort food like chicken and dumplings, pork roast, chicken fried steak, corn casserole, and onion rings.
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