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The Guenther House

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205 E Guenther St, San Antonio, TX 78204
(210) 227-1061
Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 80
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  • 15
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hidden Gem in the Heart of TEXAS

Take a step back in time to circa 1910 and head to the Guenther House along the San Antonio River Walk. Hidden away from the commercial center of downtown and have some the the most amazing food (breakfast/lunch) that SA has to offer. This is the place that SA resident frequent. The historic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
mike p
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San Antonio, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Take a step back in time to circa 1910 and head to the Guenther House along the San Antonio River Walk. Hidden away from the commercial center of downtown and have some the the most amazing food (breakfast/lunch) that SA has to offer. This is the place that SA resident frequent. The historic house is amazing and the staff is... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

It was well worth the 1.5-hour wait! They give you light biscuits in the bread basket, which is a great way to start the meal. The platter of biscuits is delicious with the gravy and with the preserves, and the waffles are fluffy but filling. Definitely try the strawberry lemonade - it's very refreshing!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We stopped by for breakfast, simply wonderful. This is the only place we stopped by twice during our 5 day visit. Historical site as well. Great place for receptions on the third floor.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Wonderful food and a side trip off the beaten path. Would recommend for anyone. Good history lesson for children. Very quaint for couples. Nice little gift shop so that you can take some of those good pancakes home with you. Lovely grounds to walk and right on the river, great photo ops for professional and novices alike. Lovely old neighborhood... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We arrived very early for Sunday morning breakfast here and am so glad we did. All 7 of the people we were with loved their breakfast. The biscuits are huge and fluffy. I had the pancakes which were delicious. Service was good and the prices weren't bad considering all the food you get and the lovely building. Make sure you... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Food is really good, grounds are beautiful but make sure yo know you will wait up to an hour. Visit the gift shop

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is near the "German" section of San Antonio. It is on the River Walk. The house was owned by the Founders of the Pioneer Flour Mills. They serve breakfast and lunch, mainly sandwiches and salads. They were large, fresh and delicious! The price was reasonable and service excellent. You can eat out or in. There is a small... More 

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Missouri City, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Everything about our visit was outstanding! The atmosphere was awesome and the food as well. We went for breakfast and went early which was a good thing. We were seated right away and within ten minutes, the customers were streaming in steadily. The house blend of coffee was so very tasty that were bought some to bring home from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Beautiful estate and home. Just an awesome place to enjoy a good breakfast with an old friend, a significant other or the whole family. However, if you can, eat outside. The main sitting room is GORGEOUS but gets loud quick because of acoustics. Coffee was great and the food was comfort food with a hearty helping of everything. Loved it!

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Laporte, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Guenther House is located in the heart of the King's District of San Antonio Texas. The food is excellent since it is all made from scratch. It is right next to the Pioneer factory and since it was started by the same people, all of the same ingredients are used. The cinnamon rolls are huge, the biscuits will melt... More 

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Additional Information about The Guenther House

Address: 205 E Guenther St, San Antonio, TX 78204
Phone Number: (210) 227-1061
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Arsenal
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 E Guenther St, San Antonio, TX 78204
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Arsenal
  • Neighborhood: Arsenal
  • Phone Number: (210) 227-1061

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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