Family Friendly Restaurants San Antonio, Texas
I recently spent a week in San Antonio visiting my sister. For most of the trip we had a decent crowd. Seven adults and a five month old baby. Surprisingly, we had no trouble finding spots to eat. To throw another curveball, I am pescatarian. NOT A PROBLEM. San Antonio was accommodating to all diets and food trends.
I am no food connoisseur by any means but I do like to eat! Finding good food while I am traveling is one of my favorite things to do. I always do a little research before my trip to find the “must” stops. It makes it so much easier to already have an idea of where to go. Rather than taking time away from your trip to be on Yelp before you find what you are looking for!
So if you are planning a trip or new to the area here are some spots that are well worth checking out.
Funny story with this spot. Prior to arriving to San Antonio I was SET on getting a 3lb cinnamon bun from a place called Lulu’s. But after reading all of the disgusting reviews we opted out from Lulu’s and I was pretty bummed. Anyways we ended up at The Guenther House for a late breakfast/early lunch. Located right next to the Pioneer Flour Mills, which made it very easy to find parking. It was a little rainy that morning but we still sat outside under the beautiful covered patio. We were surrounded by historic architecture and the food did not disappoint! I started with a nice cup of hazelnut coffee, and a CINNAMON BUN! It may not have been 3lbs but it was bigger than my head. SO soft and moist, everything I could have ever asked for.
Along with my morning treat I ordered the Vegitarian Sandwich off of the lunch menu. Not as exciting as the cinnamon bun but still very tasty!
1015 Navarro St, San Antonio, TX 78205
- Located inside of Hotel Havana along side the beautiful San Antonio riverwalk. Ocho is a scene straight of a movie. I still obsess over the ambiance. With greenhouse windows from floor to ceiling and eclectic chandeliers hanging above. Seriously breathtaking. We stopped here our last day for breakfast and I wish we could. Part of me wishes we would have been able to go in the evening for cocktails but I still got my mojito!
- Word on the street is that the Ocho does offer a happy hour menu from 3pm-6pm and all day on Thursday. Besides my bamboo-strawed mojito I also got the sweet plantain griddle cakes. Would highly recommend, very similar to blueberry pancakes. If you are looking for something lite we also got the basket of griddled tortillas with blackberry and local honey and the toasted Jo’s banana bread with peanut butter. Muy delicioso!
The Pearl District
312 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215
You could spend your entire trip in the Pearl District if you wanted to keep the grounds familiar. It is basically a mini town for an magnificent apartment complex. We went the first night we were in town and decided to go to the Bottling Dept Food Hall. From ramen to burgers to vegan cuisine, there was several different options to choose from. I chose The Good Kind. One of the more healthier options that offered began friendly options. I built my own bowl and the spicy carrot ginger dressing was AMAZING.
I also got their fresh pressed lemonade, it was good but I could have lived without. The rest of the table got bbq sliders and burgers from different shops inside the food hall, nothing disappointed! We decided to go across the courtyard to Bakery Lorraine for our dessert. This is where I found Paris worthy macaroons! At a decent price point I got half a dozen with no regrets! Before leaving we did make it over to Hotel Emma. This hotel is stunning. With the combination of a vintage and industrial vibe this setting would be great for a date night. Seeing we had the baby and it was pretty busy we did not stay for a drink but wish we could have!
6322 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209
This sweet little spot is located right outside Alamo Heights. We went for breakfast before heading to the zoo. There was plenty of places to sit and really good looking specials up on the chalkboard.
I love how the decorated with electric blue paint and crazy sugar skull artwork. I tried to stick to the Texas roots and order the Migas.Scrambled eggs with fried tortilla strips and a side of black beans. SO GOOD. Will definitely be back there if I get the chance! Very reasonable spot to bring a baby too. We had no problems having space to walk around and a decently secluded booth to nurse in.
- 5231 Broadway St #117, Alamo Heights, TX 78209
This was one of our very first stops right out of the airport. I was starving. Located on Broadway St. not too far from Alamo Heights and just happened to be next to a Starbucks. This was probably the closest restaurant to give us authentic Mexican food. I could not pass up the chance to try the puffy tacos. So intriguing and pretty good. There queso was also well worth buying.
If you are looking for a decently priced restaurant this place will be a great choice. It was a little hard with the group of us, not very accommodating for large parties! Especially with parking.
Well that is about all I have for you! I will throw in one coffee stop and that is called Theory.
We came across it one morning driving down Broadway St. Keep your eye out for a food truck just passed the over pass. The coffee was outstanding and they had se real pastries to choose from as well.
San Antonio is awesome and worth putting on your lists of travel spots!