Food & Drink in San Antonio

ARTS San Antonio Presents The Bad Plus on Thursday, September 30 (Up to 41% Off)

The Bad Plus

Multiple Locations

$29 $17

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Groundbreaking and rule-breaking trio fuses classical jazz with indie rock for a sound they describe as "avant-garde populism"

Italian Food at Capparelli’s Italian Food (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Capparelli's Italian Food

Pleasanton

$20 $12

Chefs top homemade pizza dough with fresh ingredients, stuff meats and veggies between homemade bread slices, and pile pasta onto plates

Barbecue Cuisine for Dine-In or Carryout at Finley's Chick-N-Rib (50% Off)

Finley's Chick-N-Rib

Northwest Side

$30 $15

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Chefs slow-smoke barbecue, creating dishes like chicken sandwiches, ribs, and wings, which can be paired with award-winning onion rings

One-Day Admission for 4, 6, or 10 to San Antonio Lebanese Food Festival, October 24-26 (Up to 42% Off)

San Antonio Lebanese Food Festival

San Antonio

$22 $13

Sample Lebanese food and pastries while taking in live music and dance performances in a bazaar setting

One Day at the 54th Annual Greek FUNstival for 4, 6, or 10 on October 17–19 (50% Off)

Greek Funstival

Tobin Hill

$12 $6

Annual festival celebrates Greek culture with music, food, dancing, and wine

$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Johnny Carino’s

Johnny Carino's

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Menu showcases signature dishes such as Skilletini, 16-layer lasagna, and spicy shrimp and chicken

$6 for $12 Worth of Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner at IHOP

IHOP Restaurants

Multiple Locations

$12 $6

Sweet and savory crepes, CINN-A-STACK pancakes, and fruit-topped french toast, as well as burgers, steaks, and salads

Mexican Cuisine at El Jarro de Arturo (Up to 44% Off). Four Options Available.

El Jarro De Arturo

Northeast San Antonio

$25 $15

Cooks update Tex-Mex staples by creating dishes such as pasta with grilled shrimp and a cilantro-pesto cream sauce and portobello enchiladas

Cafe Food at Hearthstone Express (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Hearthstone Express

San Antonio

$12 $7

Fresh cafe choices include turbacca panini, turkey artichoke panini, tomato basil soup, and a signature caesar salad

$10 for a Large One-Topping Pizza with Two Fountain Drinks at Poppys Pizza ($17.65 Value)

Poppys Pizza

San Antonio

$17.65 $10

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Large New York style pizzas topped with ingredients such as pepperoni, sausage, Canadian bacon, pineapple, mushrooms, spinach, etc

Mexican Food at Los Cocos Fruteria Y Taqueria (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available

Los Cocos Fruteria Y Taqueria

Donaldson Terrace

$20 $11

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Highlights of the Mexican-inspired menu include crispy tacos, mini taquitos, tortas, and aguas frescas such as mango and horchata

$11 for a Four-Visit Punch Card, with Each Punch Good for $5 at The Great Taste Cafe ($20 Value)

The Great Taste Cafe

San Antonio

$20 $11

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Sweet and savory crepes, spicy tamales, organic coffee, bagels, and salads

Sushi and Teppanyaki Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Hon Machi Sushi & Teppanyaki (40% Off)

Honmachi Sushi & Teppanyaki

Stone Oak

$14 $8.50

Specialty sushi rolls and seafood, shrimp, and chicken teppanyaki meals for lunch or dinner

Sushi-Making Class and Dinner for One, Two, or Four at Kai Japanese and Asian Cuisine (Up to 71% Off)

Kai Japanese and Asian Cuisine

Northwest Side

$99 $35

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Students enjoy edamame and green tea while preparing two sushi rolls before eating them; 90-minute classes offered Sundays at 3:30 p.m.

$18 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Seafood at Mariscos Del Puerto ($30 Total Value)

Mariscos Del Puerto

Northwest San Antonio

$15 $9

Central American–style seafood dishes include poached tilapia, ceviche, and pasta de camarones

$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Yogurt Zone Blanco ($20 Total Value)

Yogurt Zone

Far North Central

$5 $3

Yogurt dispensers fill cups with flavors such as California tart, cookies and cream, and pumpkin pie, which guests customize with toppings

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Tilo Tex Mex ($20 Total Value)

Tilo Tex Mex

Far North Central

$10 $5.50

Shredded-chicken enchiladas draped in housemade mole sauce and melted cheese; sizzling shrimp fajitas; plates of carne asada tacos

Smoothies and Enhancers at Smoothie King (58% Off)

Smoothie King - N. Loop

Stone Oak

$12 $5

Enjoy health-boosting smoothies such as the carrot kale dream with protein powder or the berry punch with three types of berries and sorbet

European Cuisine for Two or Four at Mesón European Dining (42% Off)

Mesón European Dining

Stone Oak

$50 $29

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French, Italian, and Spanish cuisine; fettuccine alfredo with escargot and chicken marsala

Smoothies and Enhancers at Smoothie King (58% Off)

Smoothie King

Far West Side

$12 $5

Sample smoothies made with green tea & frozen yogurt or peaches blended with strawberries; enhancers include probiotics, caffeine, and fiber

Elevated Cuisine for Two or Four at Silo Elevated Cuisine (Up to 45% Off)

Silo Elevated Cuisine

Alamo Heights

$60 $35

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Chicken-fried oysters headline a menu of globally accented beef, yellowfin tuna, and duck; voted one of OpenTable's top 100 restaurants

$14 for a Mexican Meal for Two with Fountain Drinks at El San Luis Mexican Restaurant (Up to $23.56 Value)

El San Luis Mexican Restaurant

Northeast San Antonio

$23.56 $14

Steak and shrimp plates, stuffed tacos, and enchiladas for lunch, with breakfast entrees such as chilaquiles and huevos rancheros

Latin Cuisine at La Paloma Riverwalk (Up to Half Off). Three Options Available.

La Paloma Riverwalk

Downtown

$20 $11

Scenic eatery that abuts the river serves Latin-inspired eats such as chile poblano and steak fajitas

One or Three Hookahs at Gypsy Cafe (Up to 45% Off)

Gypsy Cafe

North Central Thousand Oaks

$20 $11

Gaggles of hookah smokers blend exotic flavors, including mango, rose, and pomegranate, as they sink deep into cozy, animal-print couches

$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Yogurt Zone ($20 Value)

Yogurt Zone

Alamo Quarry Market

$5 $3

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Self-serve frozen-yogurt shop with up to 16 on-tap flavors, such as Dark Chocolate and Cheesecake, and 55 toppings

European Cuisine at Crumpets Restaurant & Bakery (Up to 45% Off)

Crumpets Restaurant & Bakery

Oakwell Farms

$55 $30

European entrees and live music on select nights at award-winning eatery by scenic creek and woodlands

$15 for $30 Worth of Bar Food at Play Sports + Kitchen

Play Sports + Kitchen

Stone Oak

$30 $15

Spacious sports bar with 18 high definition televisions and seven projection screens, Offers a lot of delicious drinks and food

$9.99 for Three Visits for Frozen Yogurt at Yogurt Zone ($18) 

Yogurt Zone

Yogurt Zone McCreless Market

$6 $3.33

Frozen-yogurt shop serves healthy but tasty desserts in sweet and tart flavors with candy and fruit toppings

Burgers, Wings, Sandwiches, Seafood, and More for Two or Four at Malibu Shack Grill & Beach Bar

Malibu Shack Grill & Beach Bar

Thunderbird Hills

$20 $11

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100% beef burgers, wings with 10 different sauces, and battered seafood amid surfboards and potted fronds

Gourmet Comfort Food for Dinner at MAX's Wine Dive (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Max's Wine Dive

Alamo Heights

$45 $30

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Wine restaurant lauded by OpenTable diners tinges comfort food with gourmet twists

Mediterranean Cuisine for Two on a Weekday or Weekend at Amore Cafe (Up to 53% Off)

Amore Cafe

Northwest Side

$20 $9.50

Aromatics from flavorful hookah smoke mingle with Mediterranean cuisine such as beef shawarma and spiced falafel in lounge-like eatery

Steakhouse Dinner for Two or Four at Myron's Prime Steakhouse (Half Off)

Myron's Prime Steakhouse

San Antonio

$60 $30

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Bone-in USDA Prime fillets, Kansas City strip steaks, and savory sides such as creamed spinach or mashed potatoes with roasted garlic

$10 for $20 Worth of Coffee Drinks, Baked Goods, and Sandwiches at Aspen's Brew

Aspen's Brew

Northwest Side

$20 $10

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Freshly brewed micro-roasted coffees, savory sandwiches, and homemade muffins served alongside specialty coffee drinks

One or Two Groupons, Each Valid for $15 Worth of Pizza at Trilogy Pizza & Wine Bistro (47% Off)

Trilogy Pizza & Wine Bistro

Stone Oak

$15 $8

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Brick oven pizzas are decorated with specialty toppings on Traditional New York, Chicago Deep Dish, and California Wheat crusts

Mexican Food at Tink-A-Tako (Up to 48% Off). Two Options Available.

Tink-A-Tako

Oakland Estates

$20 $11

Traditional Mexican cuisine with a selection of different enchilada sauces and chilaquiles lauded on Great Day SA

Traditional American Grill Food for Lunch or Dinner for Two, Four, or More (Up to 50% Off)

Mid-Point Grill

Five Points

$20 $12

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Burgers, fries, and other American favorites crafted by chefs who rely on organic produce and all-natural beef sans hormones and antibiotics

Mexican Dinner for 2 or 4, Valid Any Day or Sunday–Thursday at Matamoros Restaurante Y Cantina (Up to 44% Off)

Matamoros Restaurante Y Cantina

Northwest Side

$44.97 $27

Dinners for two or four include appetizers, such as stuffed jalapeños with steak tampiqueño and chimichangas, amid TVs and live music

$12 for $20 worth Mediterranean Cuisine at Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill (40%)

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill

Northwest Side

$20 $12

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Made-from-scratch pitas, all-natural chicken shwarma, and more

$12 for $20 Worth of Sichuan Food at Yum Wok

Yum Wok

San Antonio

$20 $12

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Twice-cooked beef with leeks, kung pao chicken and shrimp, Sichuan tea-smoked duck, moo-shu pork, and lamb with spicy sauce and cumin

$10 for $20 Worth of Shareable Small Plates at Nosh

Nosh

San Antonio

$20 $10

Shareable servings of truffle-oil-drizzled french fries, margherita pizza, and burrata with fresh veggies on homemade bread

Mediterranean Lunch or Dinner for Two at Mediterranean Turkish Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Mediterranean Turkish Grill

Uptown Loop

$10 $5

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Traditional Turkish dishes such as kebabs, wraps, and stuffed eggplant are served at BYOB eatery

Sushi at Bean Sprout (Up to 48% Off). Two Options Available.

Bean Sprout

San Antonio

$20 $11

Modern and traditional sushi selections such as California, dragon, and spicy tuna rolls alongside Chinese entrees

$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food, Including Vegetarian Options, at Mision De San Antonio

Mision De San Antonio

San Antonio

$20 $12

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Caldo de res soup jam-packed with beef and veggies; mini asada or barbacoa tacos; vegetarian dishes sub out meat for zucchini and soy

$11 for $20 Worth of Mediterranean and Halal Cuisine at Darna

Darna

Northwest Side

$20 $11

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Dolmas and fried eggplant accompany sandwiches filled with falafel, lamb tikka, or chicken or beef shawarma

Mexican Food for Two or Four at Fajita Express (45% Off)

Fajita Express

Far West Side

$20 $11

Fast, yet authentic Mexican dishes including tacos, tortas, fajitas, and tostadas, plus meats such as barbacoa and carnitas by-the-pound

$15 for $25 Worth of Mexican Food at El Chaparral Mexican Restaurant

El Chaparral Mexican Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$25 $15

Entrees such as beef tenderloin with mild bell peppers, onions, and tomato sauce served alongside guacamole salad and an enchilada

Italian Dinner at Milano on Wurzbach (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Milano on Wurzbach

Whispering Oaks

$20 $12

Classic Italian dishes such as linguine di mare, beef ravioli, margherita pizza, tender filet mignon, and seared scallops

Thai Cuisine at Thai Topaz (Up to 43% Off). Three Options Available.

Thai Topaz Castle Hills

San Antonio

$14 $8

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Original recipes, such as spicy basil fried rice and salmon in a green curry sauce, plus standbys, such as pad thai and panang curry

Barbecue or Barbecue Meal at Fatso's Sports Garden (Up to 48% Off)

Fatso's Sports Garden

Inspiration Hills

$25 $13

Slow-smoked meats and savory sides create barbecue feasts at a sports pub outfitted with satellite TVs and outdoor volleyball courts

$12 for Three Groupons, Each Good for One Combo Meal at Papa's Burgers ($24 Value)

Papa's Burgers

Los Jardines

$8 $4

Casual dining stop serves up savory old-fashioned burgers, fries, and more

$8 for $15 Worth of Mexican Food at El Nogal Mexican Restaurant

El Nogal Mexican Restaurant

Downtown

$15 $8

Restaurant serves up classic Mexican favorites, as well as specials such as San Antonio beef short ribs and brisket ranchero

Thai Food for Lunch or Dinner at Thai Topaz Medical Center (Up to 44% Off)

Thai Topaz Medical Center

Northwest Side

$14 $8

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Native Thai couple folds fresh herbs and produce into menu of authentic curries, noodle dishes, and innovative specialties

$9 for $15 Worth of Pakistani Food — Ghareeb Nawaz

Ghareeb Nawaz Restaurant

San Antonio

$15 $9

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$7.75 for $15 Worth of Bubble Tea and Frozen Yogurt at Yumiberry Yogurt

Yumiberry Yogurt

San Antonio

$15 $7.75

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Choose from bubble tea in flavors such as red bean or coffee slush and low-fat frozen yogurt in 16 flavors with more than 45 toppings

$29 for a 12-Month Meal-Plan Subscription to Make 5 Dinners in One Hour ($72 Value)

Make 5 Dinners in One Hour

Online Deal

$72 $29

Monthly timesaving meal plans show clients how to do five days' worth of cooking in about an hour; feeds 4–6 people

$12 for $20 Worth of Ice Cream and Snacks at What's Your Flavor?

What's Your Flavor?

The Villages At The Summit

$20 $12

Syrupy shaved ice, ice-cream cones, and banana splits delight mouths alongside nachos and spicy Cheetos with chili cheese

$9 for $16 Worth of Burritos and Tex-Mex Food at Habanero's Grill. One or Two Groupons.

Habanero's Grill

Multiple Locations

$16 $9

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Giant Tex-Mex-style burritos voted among USA Today's best, wrapped in housemade tortillas and spiced with unique salsas

Mexican Cuisine for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or Takeout at Blanco's Mexican Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Blanco's Mexican Restaurant

Hills of Park North

$12 $6

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Chorizo scrambles and huevos rancheros headline the breakfast menu; homemade tortillas support tacos, quesadillas, and enchiladas

$14 for Greek Food for Two at Zorbas Greek Mediterranean Cuisine (Up to $25.36 Value)

Zorbas Greek Mediterranean Cuisine

Castle Hills

$25.36 $14

Greek food such as grilled kebabs and gyro sandwiches made with fresh ingredients

Mexican Meals for Two or Take-Out at Taco Haven (Up to 44% Off)

Taco Haven

Lavaca

$18 $10

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NY Times- and Food Network-praised Mexican eatery has been satisfying hearty breakfast, lunch, and dinner appetites for 40+ years

Two Groupons, Each Good for $16 Worth of Food for Two People at Ruby Tuesday San Antonio ($32 Value)

Ruby Tuesday San Antonio

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Baby-back ribs roasted to fall-off-the-bone tenderness, hickory bourbon salmon, and a famous garden bar

Three Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Yogurt Zone (Up to 45% Off)

Yogurt Zone

Yogurt Zone Stone Ridge Market

$6 $3.33

Self-serve frozen-yogurt shop with up to 16 flavors on tap, including birthday cake and pomegranate, and 55 toppings

$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine for Two at Vida Mia

Vida Mia

Stone Oak

$20 $11

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Al pastor tacos, chicken fajitas, and brawny burgers made with family recipes pave the way for Monterrey chocolate cake for dessert

$22 for $40 Worth of Cajun Pub Food for Two at Pat O'Brien's

Pat O'Briens

San Antonio

$40 $22

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Cajun favorites such as jambalaya and fried alligator at a New Orleans-inspired speakeasy-turned-local-pub

$2 for $3 Worth of Pizza — Stoneys pizzeria

Stoneys Pizzeria

Leon Valley

$3 $2

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Burger Combo for Two, Breakfast Plate for Two, or Taco Plate for Two at Flaco's Burgers & Tacos (Up to 47% Off)

Flaco's Burgers & Tacos

Live Oak

$16.90 $9

Burgers topped with cheese, bacon, and grilled onions are served with fresh-cut fries; breakfast plate and two taco plate meals

Mexican Dinner at Encanto Mexican Cuisine (Up to 50% Off)

Encanto Mexican Cuisine

Schertz

$20 $11

Traditional Mexican cuisine prepared with modern cooking techniques; dishes range from mahi-mahi fish tacos to certified Angus beef fajitas

Steakhouse Dinner Cuisine for Two or Four at Tejas Rodeo Company (Up to 48% Off)

Tejas Rodeo Company

Bulverde

$30 $16

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Cuts of Prime Akaushi beef and USDA Choice Angus from Beeman Family Ranch, seasoned with a signature rub and seared to order

$14 for Two Burgers with Fries and One Appetizer at The Guadalupe Grillhouse ($23.45 Value)

The Guadalupe Grillhouse

Seguin

$23.45 $14

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Enjoy appetizers such as nachos, paired with fries and freshly made burgers, with toppings such as American cheese and chili

Pub Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Bobcat Nation Sports Bar & Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Bobcat Nation Sports Bar & Grill

San Marcos

$20 $11

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While games play on 25 flat-screen TVs, guests dine on wings, fried shrimp baskets, burgers, and regional hot dogs, including The Chicago

Shaved Ice, Smoothies, or Frozen Yogurt at MamboFreeze (Up to Half Off). Three Options Available.

MamboFreeze

The Hitch Food Trailer Park

$5 $2.80

Shaved ice in more than 200 flavors, frozen yogurt showered in toppings, and smoothies such as orange creamsicle and strawberry basil

$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican and American Cuisine at Tres Hermanas Restaurant & Cantina

Tres Hermanas Restaurant & Cantina

San Marcos

$20 $12

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Eatery dishes out Mexican and American food such as nachos, wings, chicken fried steak, quesadillas, burritos, and jalapeño avocado burgers

$11 for $21 Worth of Casual American Cuisine and Drinks at Cypress Creek Cafe

Cypress Creek Cafe

Wimberley

$21 $11

A cozy restaurant by day and rocking concert venue by night, Cypress Creek Cafe pairs hearty casual American cuisine with local music

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Diner Food at Huddle House ($20 Value)

Huddle House

Lockhart

$10 $5.50

Southern smothered biscuits topped with cheese and sausage gravy; Triple Huddle burgers with three beef patties each; country-fried steak

Adult Night with Water-Park Rides and Live Music for Two or Four at Shore Club Restaurant & Bar (Up to 57% Off)

Shore Club Restaurant & Bar

Northwest Travis

$30 $13

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Club along Lake Travis offers special nights just for adults with water-park rides, live music, and a drink cozy

4-Course Meal with Beef, Cornish Game Hen, or Beef and Lobster for 2 at The Emerald Restaurant (Up to 61% Off)

The Emerald Restaurant

West Austin

$175.50 $69

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Chateaubriand beef, cornish game hen, or chateaubriand beef and lobster tail served in a cottage setting with soup, salad, and dessert

Winery Tour for One or Two from Slowpokes Winery Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Slowpokes Winery Tours

Dripping Springs

$120 $60

Sample 3–4 wineries as you traverse the countryside in a Mercedes-Benz van

Argentinean Dinner Cuisine at Buenos Aires Café (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Buenos Aires Café

Hills Country Galleria

$30 $18

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Empanadas filled with spiced beef and raisins, housemade cinnamon-pumpkin gnocchi, and roasted pork tenderloin topped with chimichurri

$12 for $20 Worth of Barbecue Fare at Opie's Barbecue in Spicewood

Opie's Barbecue

Opie's Barbeque

$20 $12

Cooks glaze tender baby back ribs with signature sweet & spicy sauce & scoop servings of golden tater tot casseroles

Select Local Merchants

Property Location
With a stay at The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio (Northwest - Six Flags), you'll be convenient to Shops of La Cantera and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Palmer Course at La Cantera and The Rim Shopping Center.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 508 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Your pillowtop bed comes with triple sheeting and down comforters, and all rooms are furnished with sofa beds. Rooms have private balconies. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 42-inch flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can dip into one of the 6 outdoor swimming pools or 3 spa tubs. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, wireless Internet access (surcharge), and concierge services. If you're planning a day at a nearby theme park, you can hop on the complimentary shuttle.

Dining
Grab a bite to eat at one of the resort's dining establishments, which include 4 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in San Antonio? This resort has 39,000 square feet (3623 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.

16641 La Cantera Pkwy
San Antonio,
TX
US

Property Location
When you stay at Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel & Spa in San Antonio, you'll be next to a golf course and convenient to San Antonio SeaWorld. This spa hotel is within the region of Wilford Hall Medical Center and Wolff Municipal Stadium.

Rooms
Stay in one of 227 guestrooms featuring LCD televisions. 32-inch high-definition televisions with premium TV channels provide entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries. Conveniences include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take time to pamper yourself with a visit to the full-service spa. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a health club, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, supervised childcare/activities, and gift shops/newsstands. Spending a day of fun is easy with the complimentary theme park shuttle.

Dining
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Planning an event in San Antonio? This hotel has 10000 square feet (1639 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Free self parking is available onsite.

9800 Westover Hills Boulevard
San Antonio,
TX
US

Even the best chefs have to get their start somewhere, and that somewhere is often a burger joint. This is certainly true of five-time James Beard nominee Bruce Auden. The profile in the San Antonio Express-News traces his meteoric rise from flipping burgers at a cabana to apprenticing under Guy Petit to earning Food & Wine magazine's Best New Chef title in 1988. Since then, Auden has continued to hone his culinary innovation, first at his award-winning restaurant Biga and now at Auden's Kitchen.

Auden’s Kitchen retains a local focus and serves creatively redesigned comfort food. There's buttermilk fried chicken with lemon-pepper marinade, and burgers with dijon aioli and applewood bacon. Pizzas come with house-pulled mozzarella and the hot kiss of a wood-burning oven, which also prepares salmon and whole-roasted trout. In addition to these classics, the seasonal menu saves space for a number of more lavish entrees, such as duck confit blanketed with cherry-zinfandel barbecue sauce. Diners have more than 75 wines to choose from, as well as bar offerings such as martinis and imported beer.

The dining room’s laid-back decor invites guests to relax, rather than worry about whether they’re combing their hair with the right salad fork. Wine bottles and copper pots cluster on shelves lining the dining-room walls, and diners can see right into the kitchen over a stainless-steel countertop shaded by a bevy of frying pans.

700 E Sonterra Blvd
San Antonio,
TX
US

A crackling fire warms guests perched at white-draped tables in the candlelit wine cellar. Upstairs, diners marvel at the picturesque views of the vineyard and rose garden filling the glass-enclosed patio's windows or deeply inhale the aroma of wildflowers drifting onto the vine-covered porch. It's against these intimate backdrops that servers at The Vineyards Restaurant deliver steak, seafood, and other upscale dishes to tables, which come aglow with candlelight as dusk falls.

The chefs work hard to make each bite as special as the surroundings. They age beef-tenderloin fillets for 45 days before plating them atop garlic-and-mushroom sauce and slowly marinate chicken in a spicy chipotle-garlic oil before nestling it in a bed of pasta covered in cilantro cream sauce.

With such food in such a setting, a regular night out at The Vineyards is one to remember, but a special occasion there is truly magical. For marriage proposals, anniversaries, and the reunions of long-lost pairs of socks, staffers lead guests down a candle-strewn path to a private table set for dessert among the vineyard's rows of grapevines. The Vineyards has held more than 500 weddings in its open-air pavilion, and its on-staff wedding coordinator and floral designer help plan picture-perfect ceremonies.

27315 Fm 3009
San Antonio,
TX
US

Visitors to Aspen's Brew might forget they're inside a coffee shop at all, as the family-owned cafe cultivates an ambiance of low-key comfort reminiscent of a classic, all-American living room. Guests can admire and purchase the unique artwork on the walls while lounging on the couch, kick back with the morning paper on an upholstered grandfather chair, or handwrite their emails at one of the wooden tables. As the morning sun gradually suffuses the cozy space with natural light, baristas rustle up six award-winning micro-roasted brews from Dillanos Coffee Roasters while the on-site bakers usher out scones, muffins, croissants, and cinnamon rolls. To add even more homeyness to the mix, they also serve up bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and squares of Grandma's coffee cake, a from-scratch pastry that comes from a secret recipe whispered between generations during games of Telephone at family reunions. In the afternoon, the kitchen staffers keep the hospitality coming with fresh, made-to-order sandwiches and paninis, as well as homemade soups, specialty coffee drinks, and desserts such as carrot cake and brownies.

The folks at Aspen's Brew also cater this down-home cafe fare for events, whether for morning meetings, lunch, or afternoon gatherings. To ensure these special occasions go off without a hitch, they deliver anywhere in the greater San Antonio area.

11255 Huebner Rd, Ste 100
San Antonio,
TX
US

Named one of America's top 10 bread bakers in 2011 by Dessert Professional, The Little Aussie Bakery & Cafe kneads a menu of 100% gluten-free breads, cakes, and pizzas. Meaty sandwich stuffings such as rosemary chicken, slow-roasted New Zealand lamb, or tender roast beef swaddle a slice of extra baby swiss in the Big Bloke sandwich, which cradles its tender fixings between the snug halves of a garlicky bun. Voracious vegetarians discover unrivaled variety in the Great Big Aussie Sanger, comprised of layers of roasted bell pepper sauce, chili, peanut butter, yogurt, and fresh veggies––a recipe perfected by the café's sleepwalking gourmet. Blended from rice flour to accommodate sensitive tummies, duos of crumbly cookies draw sweet conclusions as customers savor crisp oatmeal and gooey chocolate chips or iced sugar cookies. Inside the bakery, a sumptuous spread of baked goods satisfies gluten-free appetites with white or whole flax breads, which are also free of eggs, dairy, soy, nuts, or magic beans. Prebaked pizza crusts await dressing in home-dressed toppings, and sweet slice-ables include 5-inch pies in seasonal flavors such as pumpkin, mixed berry, and apple.

3610 Avenue B
San Antonio,
TX
US