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8342 W Interstate 10San Antonio, TX 78230
I love this place! Always GREAT food and I highly recommend getting the upgraded chicken fried rice. The chefs always put on a great, fun show but the wait staff and host/hostess leave something to be desired. But don't let that deter you from the great food and show. Another person wrote to …
11745 W Interstate 10San Antonio, TX 78230
We stopped by for a meal late Monday afternoon. The service was terrific and efficient! Our food was delicious and well-presented. The salads were brought quickly and so good I ate it all. The bread was good. DH's porterhouse meal was really good, so he ate it all. And my redfish with green bean…
7720 Jones Maltsberger RdSan Antonio, TX 78216
If you can treat yourself at least once a year by golly, this IS THE STEAKHOUSE to visit in S.A. My wife and I at the very least visit Ruth's once a year and on rare ocassions, twice. The service is of the upmost and the steaks are just simply magnificant. Some bafoon in here wrote how he can bu…
322 W Rector StSan Antonio, TX 78216
This is by far MY favorite seafood joint to eat at. I'm a shrimp lover and their portion sizes are large. I am married with 3 young children and there's something to please everyone! My husband's favorite dish is the stuffed shrimp and mine is the collassal shrimp. Enjoy!
5959 NW Loop 410San Antonio, TX 78238
Great food, prompt service and friendly staff. Prices are just right. I love their Jumbo Friend Shrimp! I go once a week to eat @ Sea Island at 5959 NW Loop 410 in San Antonio. I enjoy meeting my friends at this restaurant.
5803 N Loop 1604 WSan Antonio, TX 78249
ABSOLUTELY THE BEST STEAKS IN TOWN!! I dine here with my family typically on special occasions but I would dine here several times a week if I could afford it!! This is a perfect example of getting what you pay for. The steaks are extremely tender (THEY ARE DEFINITELY THE BEST IN TOWN) and the…
22503 US Highway 281 N Bldg 2San Antonio, TX 78258
Hidden Gem on the Hill! Went in with my family and was served the best portabella ribeye that these taste buds have ever had. Add on a lobster baked potato for only 3.99! Are you kidding me! What a deal of a meal! Love this place and the staff! Just ask for Rancher's table and you'll feas…
7439 San Pedro AveSan Antonio, TX 78216
I received a $5 coupon via email and expected to use it tonite. We finished our meal and was then informed by the waiter that it would not apply to the entrees we ordered, although the coupon did not state any restrictions. I spoke to the manager, Geena, and was astounded by her unprofessional m…
5552 NW Loop 410San Antonio, TX 78238
we have been to many steak and seafood restaurants and enjoyed most but our favorite place to enjoy the evening of dinner and drinks is by far the outback steakhouse, my favorite is the steaks which are prepared full of flavor and spiced to perfection in my opinion and the mrs. enjoys the fettuc…
16910 S Us Highway 281San Antonio, TX 78221
Visited San Antonio and everyone told us to try Salt Grass for great steak. We weren't disappointed. I can't believe the quality of the meat. I ordered a rib eye, medium rare and that's exactly what I got. Added the blue cheese sauce and was in heaven. Everyone loves the Shiner bock bread, but I…
9405 San Pedro AveSan Antonio, TX 78216
I have been frequenting this restuarant for many years. Yes it is an old place but the quality of food is phenomenal. It is way better than Benihana. When ordering a steak at a place with Hibachi you always need to order one under what you want because of the type of grill. So for the person who…
1401 N Loop 1604 WSan Antonio, TX 78258
On the spur of the moment my grandson picked Ounce Steakhouse as the choice for his birthday dinner. We arrive about 5:30 and immediately thought we were very underdressed for the restaurant (me with t-shirt, him in flipflops). But the host staff welcomed and assured us our dress was just fine…
10303 W Interstate 10San Antonio, TX 78230
Sea Island is very concerned obout the customers! If something is wrong they are more than happy to fix it without hesitation! The prices are excellent and you don't have any wait staff that you have to tip! more money saved! The food is so fresh and all made from scratch daily. It is a casual…
2119 SW Military DrSan Antonio, TX 78224
My family and I have been going to Sea Island for 15 years, it is dream now that we have one on the Southside of town, we are never disappointed. The shimp salad with avacado is out of this world. Shrimp gumbo, can not stop eating it. The best the best.
321 Alamo PlzSan Antonio, TX 78205
Excellent experience, this new restaurant has the magic of being modern in a historic building, perfectly cooked meat for my red medium, my wife an incredible salmon, bar with good drinks, not expensive, the view from the restaurat the Alamo is shocking, you have to go ready to open all your sen…
502 Enoch WalkSan Antonio, TX 78220
Saltgrass is one of our favorite places to eat, at least at the other locations in town. The Saltgrass restaurant on the riverwalk needs to work on their service and employee attitudes. The food is still spectacular though.
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when my husband and i were trying to find a place to eat for our last night in san antonio on our getaway, we had it narrowed down to two places: the iron cactus and ritas. we just knew we wanted margaritas and mexican food. we wanted them to be good but at just before 7:00, we didn't think we would have to worry about making our plans right before 10 pm. HAHA were we wrong. ANYWAYS, after reading reviews on another website, we chose here because rita's had "horrible service and margaritas". did someone get them mixed up?! they are kind of close to each other. our waiter was ok- at first. i have been waiting tables for 6 years and bartending for 4 of them. when a waiter is nervous or has a bad night, i can tell, but i am sympathetic. but what i am NOT sympathetic to is being ignored or lied to. my husband asked what the difference between the margarita and the mexican martini size/price and our waiter told us it was DOUBLE THE SIZE... well for only 3 dollars more, it just made sense(from what he told us, DOUBLE THE SIZE, right?!?!?) so my husband ordered it and i a strawberry margarita, regular size. about 20 minutes later after our waiter had checked on his other tables several times without asking us if we were ready to order, we get our margaritas and they are NOT at all what they should be. my "strawberry" margarita was a house margarita with a tiny bit of strawberry swirled around the glass... i should have just gotten a house i guess. my husband's margarita was in a glass 2 oz. bigger than mine(we have them at the place i work) and since my margarita wasn't an ounce big... it was NOT twice the size. totally disappointed. it tasted good though. after 2 hours waiting for our food it took another 40 minutes waiting for our check(other tables of fernando's had the same problem), we contemplated asking for our bill several times(for the drinks, before the food came out), and right before we did it our food came out. it was lukewarm, my husband's fajitas were not sizzling and my queso was cold. by now it was 9:10 and we were so mad we just wanted to leave. we finally got to leave iron cactus at 9:40.. an almost THREE HOUR dining NIGHTMARE... at least the food could have been hot. i would have complained to the manager that night but it seems that a bunch of people beat me too it. we really had to make it to our other obligations, luckily we did. i knew that harassing a manager wouldn't make me feel better but maybe warning other people would...
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.
This was my first time eating at LHSH and i'd like to remind servers that 1st impressions are key! The food on the menu all looked delicious,the host asked if we were ready to order our drinks before we even sat down, my hubby looked at me and said uh, no. She gave us our menus, and said i'll be back, a couple minutes later, while taking in all the menu options they had she came back and asked what we'd like to drink, while i was waiting on my husband to answer, i was looking at the entree's, she actually flipped my menu over and said the drinks are back here and pointed to the menu, i said ok, and decided on a raspberry tea, which was tasty. Then she asked for our order, again i was waiting on my hubby to order while I was still not sure of what i wanted, i just gave in to the Black and Blue Burger, which was excellent! I love Blue Cheese! But after our food got to the table the check was already placed on our table too! Then after eating half my hamburger, the waitress refilled my tea, then asked if i wanted a to go box, i said no, thank you, she then left and came back with a box and said here you go, just incase you need it, how considerate! NOT! Just made me feel really rushed, and it was after lunch time, with hardly any customers! I may try it again at a different time of day, or I may try another location.
I HAVE LIVED IN SAN ANTONIO OFF AND ON FROM 1987 AND ON. I HAVE SERVED IN THE MILITARY AND HAVE TRAVELED THE WORLD AND HAVE EATEN SEAFOOD AND FOOD FROM THE PHILLIPINES TO SOUTH AMERICA. LA PLAYA SEAFOOD IS BY FAR THE BEST AND FRESHEST SEAFOOD YOU WILL EVER HAVE IN YOUR ENTIER LIFE. EVERYTHING THEY SERVE THE IS THE FINEST QUALITY AND THE FRESHEST TASTE AND FLAVOR. I PERSONALY LOVE THE COMBINATION PLATE THAT COMES WITH THE FRIED FROG LEGS. YES, THATS CORRECT FROG LEGS. NOW, NOT ONLY DO THEY HAVE GREAT SEAFOOD DISHES, THE DO HAVE MENU SELECTIONS THAT ARE EXACTLY WHAT YOU WOULD GET IN HOME CONTRIES. FOR EXAMPLE, THEY HAVE A PORTION OF THE MENU THAT IS NOTHING BUT PLATES FROM HONDURAS. NOW, MY WIFE IS FROM HONDURAS AND THE CHICKEN PLATE THAT THE SERVE THERE SHE STATES IS JUST LIEK IF NOT BETTER THAN WHAT YOU WILL FIND DIRECTLY IN HONDURAS. THEY ALSO FETURE PLATES FROM EL SALVADOR AS WELL. TO TOP EVERYTHING OFF THERE PRICES ARE THE BEST IN TOWN. FOR THE QUALITY AND AMOUNT OF FOOD THAT YOU GET IT IS HANDS DOWN THE BEST DEAL IN TEXAS. ALSO, THERE AGUAS DE FRESCAS ARE TOP NOTCH. I WOULD RECOMEND THIS RESTAURANT TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO BE FULL AND KEEP THE COST TO AN MINIMUM. A FAMILY OF FOUR COULD EASILY EAT THERE FOR UNDER THIRTY DOLLARS AND HAVE TO TAKE HOME FOOD.
My husband and I just returned from Bohanan's where we spent our 8 year anniversary. WOW! Truly awesome dining experience. The concierge was very friendly and made you feel welcome right after you step off of the elevator. The restaurant was "business casual" attire, but was still very comfortable, even for me (I'm a jeans and t-shirt kind of person). The menu had many options and the prices were very reasonable, especially for such a great atmosphere. My husband ordered the red snapper and wild rice. The snapper practically melted in your mouth. Unfortunately, the wild rice was a bit "too wild" for my husband's taste. It tasted pretty good, but the texture was too weird to overcome. As for myself, I ordered the jumbo shrimp and potatoes augratin. When they say "jumbo", they really mean it. I have to say that I was amazed at how wonderful the shimp was. Right amount of breading, amazing flavor.. pure perfection. The potatoes augratin was pretty good, too. The only problem is that my stomach wasn't big enough to finish it all. If you go, I would reccomend "Mo" and "Daniel". Daniel is a bit quiet, but Mo is great! I definitely reccomend Bohanan's. It's my husband and I's new favorite get away in San Antonio.
I have eaten lunch at this La Playa location at least monthly for several years now. Their food is delicious and reasonable priced. Where else can you get a seafood lunch special for $5.99? My favorite is the Filete Flameado which is a fish, shrimp, garlic, and cheese delight. I cringed at the other review posted about the "reused" shrimp cocktail and I have to say I was surprised. The food is always fresh and I would be disappointed if that really happened. Take a look at the El Salvadorean section of the menu and be sure to order a pupusa. I recommend the shrimp and cheese. Here's your chance to also try the authenic fried platains with cream and beans. Beware of anything that says mojo de ojo (drenched in garlic) because it could be overwhelming. I recall my mouth was almost numb from all the garlic on the fish I once tried. Mexican food is served here as well, but it would be a sin to not eat seafood at this restaurant. The staff is always friendly, efficient, and usually willing to explain some of the foreign items on the menu. Get there by 11:30 on Friday's during the Lenten Season or you will not find parking or an available table.
This restaurant has always been an icon in San Antonio. I remember going there as a child with my parents, brothers and sisters. This year, I have visited the restaurant twice and didn't think it could get much better, especially for the value, but it has. And it has grown to accomodate their loyal customer as well as their growing market. While other big restaurants in San Antonio are closing their doors, it is wonderful to see the family owned and operated Little Red Barn is not only growing, but set to give their customers even more value. My medium rare steak was just as good as other steak houses that I would pay much more for, and within seconds, I had my salad in front of me. Thank you Little Red Barn Steak House for giving us San Antonions a restaurant we still believe in and it shows you still believe in San Antonio and your customers. It's also great to know that your expansion will accomodate even bigger private parties and events.... I will highly recommend your establishment for lunch, dinner and private parties. I'ts fun to eat at Little Red Barn Steakhouse.
The atmosphere is fun and relaxing. We had reservations at 9:00 on a Tuesday night and were informed that they were running late. After finding a seat at a very vibrant and fun bar, the folks behind the bar were offering a taste of wine before we committed to a bottle. Unfortunately the same treatment did not follow us to the table. The server(RANDY) asked a few questions and then disappeared without explanation(we noticed food arriving at his other table, but he just left). When he had time to take our order the essentials were met, but there was very litle follow up and no real concern about our experience. We normally tip by service and not the check......this evening we probably paid too much. The food was fresh, competent and hot. It was also by formula and safe. We are not sure if it was the size of our bill, but we felt unappreciated by the server. The unprofessional service made our evening a disappointment. We will continue to hope that more local restauranteurs can make for a more unique experience. ;
On the spur of the moment my grandson picked Ounce Steakhouse as the choice for his birthday dinner. We arrive about 5:30 and immediately thought we were very underdressed for the restaurant (me with t-shirt, him in flipflops). But the host staff welcomed and assured us our dress was just fine. That set the atmosphere for the entire evening. The waiter was efficient, friendly, and very helpful in explaining how the restaurant serves their steaks. They have three grades of beef and you can order whichever grade you want and then whatever size steak you want. My grandson loved this! The food was surperb! It was fresh, full of flavor, and tasted wonderful. The steak was cook to perfection! While not large, they do have a nice wine selection. My grandson ate every bite of his 12-ounce prime ribeye and all the mac and cheese. We even had a delicioust piece of chocolate cake served with a very large sparkler and Happy Birthday written in chocolate on the plate. This was my first visit to Ounce Steakhouse but it will definitely not be the last!
ABSOLUTELY THE BEST STEAKS IN TOWN!! I dine here with my family typically on special occasions but I would dine here several times a week if I could afford it!! This is a perfect example of getting what you pay for. The steaks are extremely tender (THEY ARE DEFINITELY THE BEST IN TOWN) and the side dishes (particularly vegetables) are very fresh, etc. Dining here is a real treat for my family. I made the mistake very recently of dining at another restaurant with a lower priced menu, and had a real bad experience. Longhorn is always packed but they don't take reservations, which bothered me at first; however, the way they get around this is they allow you to call in ahead of time to get your name on the wait list at which time you are given your projected seating time. Long story short - we are usually seated within five minutes after we arrive. Understandably, if you're not there by the projected seat time, you name drops off the list. Smart system!