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Schilo's Delicatessen

424 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2629
210-223-6692
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Ranked #51 of 4,100 restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Delicatessen, German
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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82% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Forest, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is the place to have home-made root beer, not like any you can get elsewhere. Good sandwiches, good service - we usually eat there when we are in San Antonio.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

I ate here as a kid 25 years ago and fell in love with their rubens and root beer. I came back this week and it was just as delicious as I remembered. The authentic German fare is a perfect alternative to the myriad of Mexican and BBQ options on the Riverwalk, and the fact it has been in business... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A colleague at work recommended we go to Shilo's when she heard we were going to San Antonio. So glad she did! We took friends and they loved it so much they went back again two nights later! We shared the homemade root beer - I'm still dreaming of it and tasting it, it was that good. The wienerschnitzel was... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Steps from the Riverwalk on Commerce, this historic deli still serves great food at reasonable prices. The breakfast is wonderful as well as the lunches. A favorite with the locals. Rating reflects the whole deal for the price. Neat atmosphere. Forget expensive hotel and Riverwalk restaurants and eat here.

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Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Get the root beer! Very quaint german pub like restaurant. Fresh meats, salads, split pea soup is a must have. Great service and low prices. Loved it!

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Clarkston, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place was fantastic! An older restaurant with lots of charm, great food, and excellent service. I went traditional and had the Rueben with German potato salad. Hopefully someday I'll get the chance to go back!

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Houston
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178 reviews 178 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We overslept, missing breakfast, so we came here for an early lunch, and weren't in the least disappointed. Schilo's appears that it's been here for over a hundred years (I don't know the actual age), so it truly has some character. My wife and granddaughter both ordered the chicken and dumplings, which arrived with side orders of carrots and peas.... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Recommended by locals. Kids loved potato pancakes. Meats were fantastic. 2 blocks from Hyatt Riverwalk! Very affordable. Our waitress was very friendly.

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Trinidad, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We have eaten here a couple times when in town and have never been disappointed. We both try something different and it's all been satisfying and yummy. What more can you ask for?

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Atlanta, ga
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130 reviews 130 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We went for the German food. German potato salad and strudel were excellent but remainder were average. Probably should have gone for deli items. Recommended by and used by locals indicating it can be very good if you know what is better than average. Friendly service and clean place

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