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  • Restaurant
  • Store
  • Museum
The rooms reflect the Art Nouveau style of the 1920s in their use of the stained glass ivy window panels and the decorative plaster corn and wheat motif of the miller's trade. The restaurant is open for both breakfast and lunch and features baked items--breads, pastries, pancakes and waffles--as well as sandwiches, soups, salads and our specialty, biscuits and gravy.\n\nThe museum displays pioneer flourmills memorabilia as well as Guenther family photos and remembrances. Of special delight to collectors are the Dresden china anniversary plates. These were made in Germany until WWII and were given to customers of the Mill.\n\nThe River Mill Store offers gourmet baking mixes, custom stoneware, cookware, and other gift items. The rooms themselves, once formerly the music room and bedroom, feature fireplaces and distinctive tile work that are part of the original decor.
General Info:
Majestic home belonging to the founders of the Pioneer Flour Mill.
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Payment method:
travelers checks, money order
East Side, Arsenal
American Restaurants, Caterers, Family Style Restaurants, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Restaurants
Other Information:

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: American

Alcohol: No

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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Provided by Citysearch - 
There's a reason it's so crowded!

Although wrangling a table can be a bit stressful, once your food comes it'll all quickly melt away. The Guenther house, with a flour mill just next door, makes the most scrumptious baked goods. The pancakes, waffles and biscuits with gravy are all old-time favorites served in Texas-sized portions. If you don't mind waiting a little for superior quality, this is the place for you!


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Historically quaint on the Famous San Antonio River. Delicious baked goods like you've never tasted made with their own Pioneer Flour right from their own mills on site. Served right in the original home and garden. Totally Unique!!!


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THIS is the one I'd recommend!

Since we moved to San Antonio a year ago, we have been sampleing a different resturant for breakfast each weekend. This is my favorite so far!\nThe atmosphere--in the home of the German mill owner, or on the patio, can't be beat. After a meal of wonderful bisquits and gravy or fluffy pancakes, a walk down King William Street on an autumn morning--past the old houses and under the tall trees is a rare delight. Enjoy!


Provided by Citysearch - 
Absolutely Perfect!

Wonderful setting -- romantic, clean, historic. Outstanding food -- the best biscuits, gravy, pancakes you'll ever eat. The staff was quick and polite. The prices are GREAT. How could you not love this place? I'll be back every time I visit from Austin.


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Best pumpkin pancakes in town

Although The Guenther House is located close to downtown on the grounds of the old Pioneer mill, it is situated in a quiet, grassy nook overlooking the river. The patio, lined with colorful pots of flowers, is comfortabe year 'round, compliments of a mister in the hottest weather. Breakfast lovers will find their favorites coookd to perfection, and will also find some new dishes to try. Upstairs in the gift shop one can find cook books, cooking paraphenalia, and those great Pioneer mixes.


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Outdoor Dining

I've eaten at Guenther's several times. The outdoor dining experience is not that great. It's very hot (even with cool mists) during the day and there is not much of a view!


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Great Brunch

Very quaint, tearoom atmosphere with breakfasts that are consistantly wonderful. Great coffee and tea selections, and the service is very good.


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Tourist Trap

The location is very pretty but that is the only positive comment I have. The speciality were pancakes and waffles and I recommend IHOP - ""maple"" syrup was extra (go figure) and the ""strong"" coffee was like dishwater. We were very dissapointed and left hungry.


Provided by Citysearch - 
An OK experience

I visited for lunch on Easter Sunday. The rolls ARE out of this world, but the service was lacking. When asked if they still served Mimosa's our server just laughed! Salad plates were not cleared when the main course was served, the server actually just pushed it to the side with the new plate! There was nothing special to comment about other than the bread items. It is a very nice setting and has promise as a fine tea house by day and romantic evening spot, but it isn't capitalized on. Servers in t-shirts and meals 'called out' so you have to stop conversation and raise your hand to get your food didn't create a genial seting for such a beautiful place.\nFYI: there is no where to sit while waiting for a table, folks on walkers have a hard time


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Ugh! This was highly recommended but why!!!??!!

We had a table in the tea room-horribly noisy-lots of kithen noise-I might as well have actually been IN the kitchen-lots of slamming around of dishes, etc. The room has a tile floor and high ceilings and they've done nothing to try to dampen the noise.The food was okay but not worth the 45 minute wait for a table-and then a 45 minute wait for the food. Not a very good selection of items on the breakfast menu-I came expecting brunch-brunch here is just a breakfast menu-NOT A BUFFET. Almost worst of all-weak coffee. The only redeeming feature was the staff-very nice! Go see the house-but skip eating here!

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Guenther House Restaurant

205 E GuentherSan AntonioTX 78204

(210) 465-1299

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