Local Eats: San Antonio
Hi friends! This blog post is a little different than what I normally do, but a while back one of my friends told me that he would want to see some posts about local food spots that I recommend around San Antonio. Since my husband and I are always wanting to trying new places, I thought it was a really good idea. So, I’ll be writing more posts like this in the future as we try places we love! Here are a few spots that we highly recommend so far!
Fattboy Burgers & Dogs (website here)
This place is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. There are two locations in San Antonio: one off of Vance Jackson (the original location), and the other is in Huebner Oaks. We got a little bit of everything….fried pickles (my favorite), burgers, chili cheese fries, and a hot dog. We went all out!! You can tell that everything is made fresh to order and nothing is frozen. Their fries are hand cut, which I love, and their burgers are nice and juicy. We went to the original location, which is much older and smaller, and is sort of a hole in the wall, but sometimes those are the best kinds of places, am I right? They also have shakes that looked awesome, but we couldn’t fit anything else in our bellies, so we’ll have to try those next time!
Lulu’s Bakery & Cafe (website here)
Home of the best chicken fried steak EVER and the 3 pound cinnamon roll! Do y’all see how big their chicken fried steak is?! They have different sizes, but of course my husband wanted to get the biggest one. The thing that makes their chicken fried steak stand out to me is that you can get queso on top of it instead of gravy. I have never seen that anywhere else. Now, I love me some white gravy on chicken fried steak, but I wanted to try something different….and I will tell you that I was NOT disappointed. It was the best chicken fried steak I’d ever had! For dessert we of course had to get the famous 3 pound cinnamon roll. You can’t go to Lulu’s without getting it! Sometimes we’ll go just for that and coffee. And they’re open 24 hours. You can’t beat it!
Southerleigh (website here)
Located at The Pearl. Not only is the food great, but the atmosphere is so fun! I love the industrial look of it. Their menu is very different than any other restaurant you will go to – lots of their menu options change frequently, which is really cool because you won’t ever expect the same thing every time. Jacob had chicken and waffles and said it was some of the best fried chicken he’d ever had. I’m a pretty basic bitch and went with the fried chicken sandwich. Normally that would sound like a boring thing to order with all of the other options, but this wasn’t your basic chicken sandwich. The pickles on the sandwich are homemade and the sauce they put on it was unreal! Another thing I love is that they will serve you a cocktail to go!
The Original Blanco Cafe (website here)
This is definitely one of my favorite Mexican restaurants that we frequent. I am super picky about my cheese enchiladas and these are some of the best! It’s not a fancy place, but that’s what I love about it. It’s just a place you go when you want some really good Mexican food but don’t feel like going out to a fancy restaurant. I know there are many places like that in San Antonio, but this one is always a winner. We normally go for breakfast and get tacos, or we’ll go during lunch when I’m craving enchiladas (which is like every day….I’m drooling right now thinking about it). Jacob usually gets their fideo loco. He says it reminds him of his grandma’s fideo.
Original Hot Dog House (website here)
My husband took me to this place for the first time a couple of weeks ago and I loved it! I didn’t even know we had a place like this in San Antonio. It’s off of 281 and Bitters. They have any type of hot dog you can think of! I had a frito pie hot dog and OMG…..SO GOOD. We also had their fried pickles which were awesome, and their homemade chips. They also have burgers, which I’ll have to try the next time we go. But if you love hot dogs like we do, then this is your kind of place!
Thanks for reading, guys! Let me know in the comments if you try any of these places and how you like it! Like I said, I will be writing many more posts like this, so stay tuned!