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The Guenther House

205 E Guenther St, San Antonio, TX 78204 (Arsenal)
(210) 227-1061
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Ranked #16 of 4,100 restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $12
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Dessert
Neighborhood: Arsenal
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Some of the the best food we had in San Antonio- and San Antonio has the BEST food. We shared a large breakfast plate that was on the special. It was way more than enough food. We also shared a blueberry waffle. It was the best waffle I ever had. The atmosphere was amazing. Loved the grounds of the mill,... More

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San Antonio, TX
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This restaurant seems to have established a reputation as a "must visit" for tourists. We are locals who have frequented this restaurant occasionally over the years. We have become disenchanted with the restaurant since it has become so expensive. We do not mind the cost when it is justified, but this restaurant serves average food in an admittedly delightful setting... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband and I love the Gunther house! The grounds are beautifully cared for and the building is gorgeous. The food is also amazing! Everything tastes homemade and fresh. Overall the restaurant is a bit small, so the wait is a little lengthy but well worth it.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

No wait for a late morning breakfast. Recommended by Trip Advisor and our downtown hotel staff. FANTASTIC coffee, good waffles, but the side bacon was dry and cold. Pricey, and service was mediocre that morning.

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Bossier City, Louisiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I had the strawberry waffles and my wife had the eggs and fruit, both were excellent. We arrived at 9:30 saturday morning, expecting to wait an hour, and we were sat in only 15 minutes.

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San Antonio, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I thought the breakfast was a little pricey, with an average of $10 for waffles & eggs but it was good. Fruit came with it. The tacos were a little cheaper, $8.25 for two & at least you got a good serving of three choices. I picked potatoes, cheese, & beans. Teas were at $2.25 a piece. The reason I... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We came here on a Sunday around 10:30am. We never sat down to eat until 11:45am. I personally wouldn't have waited that long to eat there but I was with my bosses and they wanted to eat there. We waited outside in the San Antonio heat. The grounds were beautiful, they had seating but the seats were all taken. I... More

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Texas
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

If visiting San Antonio and you have a bit a sweet tooth you've gotta try this place. All their bakery goods are awesome and unbelievably giant. I am not sure if the pictures I included do much justice to the size of their rolls, but you won't be disappointed. I had a blueberry waffle with a side of eggs and... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I've lived in San Antonio for roughly 5 years and have always wanted to visit The Guenther House for breakfast. I had heard so many good things about the food, atmosphere, staff, etc., but also about the typical wait time...so for the longest time, I never got here. Finally visited a week ago and was pleasantly surprised. On a Sunday,... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The Guenther house has an interesting history and the grounds were pleasant with pretty flowers and the outside patio seating was enjoyable. I didn't find the food all that spectacular; pretty routine breakfast; coffee was not strong enough for my taste. Perhaps the pastries are the ticket item of choice. The museum was small but interesting and the little store... More

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