I am not sure if many places...especially of the fast food sorts...would fit the bill for a 5-star rating. Still, Podna's Catfish and Po'Boys was an easy choice for a top rating. Having spent 6 months living in San Antonio, this place became one of my favorites. Although it is a place that could be easily overlooked on Austin Highway, and generally would not be fit for a 30 minute lunch if you work downtown, I found as many opportunities to go back as my co-workers would allow. The food in general is really good, but of course, you should shoot for the po'boys. My favorite was the 12" 1/2 fried oyster, 1/2 fried shrimp. Whatever you choose, it is overflowing with meat, the roll that it comes in is fresh and the sauce that you can add on your own is great. The fries weren't necessarily my favorite, but they are still really tasty and not overly fried or salty. This is a pretty basic restaurant, and watch out for the high noon lunches, as it might be difficult to find a table. But the staff is really nice and the owner, who willingly shares about his visit to New Orleans which led to the start of his business, is definitely a friendly character. Although I was never that rushed, they even have a drive-through, and I have heard that you can call in orders and have them cater. Now, I am off to new eating adventures in Dallas, TX as a next step in my own professional pursuits, but Podna's will definitely be on my list when I take my next trip to SA.
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I just wanted to share this experience. A group of us from work decided to go out tonight and have fun and try something different we have been hearing about this new indian place in the Stone Oak area. So we decided to go. we arrived to this nicely decorated restaurant the service was very friendly we wanted to order from the Menu some of the guests have eaten indian food in NYC so we went with her recommendations. And let me tell you we were pleasantly surprised with the unique flavors and textures. We order as appetizers Shrimp Pakoras and Vegetable Samosas then they brought Garlic Naan and Spinach Naan. then we had mixed grilled tandoori is a delicious mouth watering combination of chicken, lamb, fish and shrimp grilled in their famous tandoor oven, apparently is some kind of clay oven where everything is cooked. Then we had the Seekh Kabab. Someone else order the Shrimp Masala some saag paneer bhindi masala and channa masala as vegetables. This night out was a wonderful experience I am glad we were adventurous and decided to go there. I am coming back and telling everyone to try this restaurant !
I go to this Quiznos often, as they always have good service. I take my 5 and 2 year old and the kids meals are always so fun and edible. However, this past week, I went to several different places. The dentist, then the kid's dentist office, then the school, then the assisted living home nearby. In the process, I lost my wedding ring and engagement ring. I went back to Quiznos only as a last resort, kind of as a 'leave no stone unturned' thing. The whole time I just expected to get turned away. Instead, the owner quizzed me about my ring, then went to the back of the cashier register and PRESENTS MY RING TO ME!!! I was thrilled and really felt great about this establishment even more than ever. The man was the owner/manager and he returned the ring to me in an envelope, refusing a reward. Instead, he plans to give the reward to the lady who found it initially in the restroom. It just made my day, and just wanted to thank them over and over. Great food, clean restaurant, great service, good human beings who work there. All in one package.