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Guenther House

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Address: 205 E. Guenter, San Antonio, TX 78204
Phone Number: 210-227-1061
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Activities: Dining
Description: Majestic home belonging to the founders of the Pioneer Flour Mill.

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A Simple Treat

Every visit is quite simply enjoyable. The food is always great, and you can't deny the biscuits and gravy. Please arrive early as their website recommends, after a certain time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stopped for lunch at the Guenther House after a site seeing tour of the historic King William District. We just had sandwiches but they were delicious and the bread was to die for, not to mention the sandwiches were huge and comparable in price to chain sandwich shops. The house, which is located on the San Antonio river, is... More 

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Sydney
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Very disappointing visit, uninteresting display and filthy unisex toilets with no toilet paper nor hand towels. Outside drink and pastry stall expensive waters eg there was an interesting advertised drink of multiple berries, only to be handed clear unflavored water? When this was queried I was shown that there were berries in the large dispensing container ? Pastries sold out... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

fancy food, fancy prices...not necessarily a place to take young children due to food options...food is good though

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Every visit is quite simply enjoyable. The food is always great, and you can't deny the biscuits and gravy. Please arrive early as their website recommends, after a certain time, your breakfast plans will become lunch plans! So get up early and enjoy a quieter part of the river for breakfast!!

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Guenther House is one of the few restaurants in town which I tell people they "must visit at least once" during their stay or visit to San Antonio. The food is great and the service is outstanding - yes, the lines can be long and the wait can be long too but this only tells you it's worth it.... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Our waitress was pleasant. There furnishing were close to or ethnic. It took a lot longer than it should have to receive our food after we ordered. We also like the upstairs museum and gift shop.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Come for breakfast and if you have to wait for a table take the walk through. Overall it's mostly a gift shop with a little bit of history. Not worth the trip unless your coming for the restaurant.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I liked the Guenther House, I really did. I want to like it. The food is good, if not spectacular, but solid fare. But i recently had a unsatisfactory experience that is a cautionary tale: they don't take reservations, and wait times can be LONG. As others have said, it tends to get crowded. I've shown up -- with out... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

So I can't write to the restaurant, which might be lovely, but if you're looking for a historic home visit, skip the Guenther House. It's a restaurant with a gift shop that happen to reside in a previous historic home. And it's CROWDED. Which probably means the restaurant is decent, but, as an 'attraction' per say, I can't recommend it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stopped by to pick up a couple of their Raspberry Chipotle Sauce (a unique item that we like) at the gift shop and had a brief tour around the house, However, there isn't really that much to see and there isn't much to do if you are not eating in the restaurant. Nice location on the river.

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