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Old San Francisco Steak House

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10223 Sahara St, San Antonio, TX 78216-3927
210-342-2322
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
just above average food

I ate there two weeks in a row. The food is good, but not special. Maybe the lemon tarts are terrific, but not the food in general. The decorations throughout the building are interesting. The waitstaff is well trained and considerate.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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200 reviews 200 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I ate there two weeks in a row. The food is good, but not special. Maybe the lemon tarts are terrific, but not the food in general. The decorations throughout the building are interesting. The waitstaff is well trained and considerate.

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Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Catered, private. Large older area. Food OK. We were in the "swing room". Non-personal. Built 1968. Seats 250 for sit down dinner

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San Diego, California
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60 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We have had many outstanding meals and service at the Old San Francisco Steak House. Not tonight. This is my first visit since they went to an event facility. It was not a move that would cause me to come back. The service was slow and non personal, a far cry from days past when the room was packed with... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Old restaurant that needs an upgrade. Lady still swinging away over the bar. Food is good but many other good steak houses in SA. Sorry guys but used to really like this place.

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San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

It's unfortunate that this amazing restaurant is open only for private parties now. Dining at the Old San Francisco Steak House was a rare treat when I was a child. In 1977, I held my wedding rehearsal dinner there. The marriage was a disaster, but the quality of the food never disappointed. The only reason I didn't give this remarkable... More 

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Eagle Pass, Texas, United States
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35 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We attended an event hosted by the University. We had no idea what a wonderful place the Old San Francisco Steakhouse really was until we were inside and seated. My goodness, the room we were in was just BEAUTIFUL. It had chandeliers, windows as walls, a waterfountain outside. It was decorated nicely and very tastefully. The Salad was great. The... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My wife and I decided to try the Old San Fransisco Steak House as it had been years since we went there. It was a Saturday night and as we pulled up the lot was full. We went in side and were told that due to remodeling they were only having private parties. That didn't seem to make much sense,... More 

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ingleside, il
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We were with a bus group when we dined here. The meal choices were good and the food delicious. The atmosphere was just plain fun. The swinging young lady was entertaining. A couple of our folks got up on the swing - didn't do very well, but it was sure fun to watch them try. The whole experience made for... More 

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Kyle, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We visited this restaurant and a very great eeveing. The hot bread and swiss cheese served at the start of the eveing was great.The salads had a great presentation and were cold and crisp. The salad dressing was full of chunks of blue cheese. My wife had the whole trout which she claimed was amazing. I had the Premium 8... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We went to this restaurant based on trip advisor reviews. This was by far the best dinner of our whole trip. The girl on the swing was tasteful and they let our kids get on the swing as well. The place was sllow, but the food was amazing. The bread and swiss cheese before dinner was great. I had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10223 Sahara St, San Antonio, TX 78216-3927
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Northeast San Antonio
  • Neighborhood: Northeast San Antonio
  • Phone Number: 210-342-2322

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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