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“Iconic San Antonio Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Barn Door

The Barn Door
8400 N. New Braunfels, San Antonio, TX 78209
210-824-0116
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Ranked #128 of 4,136 Restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $18 - $45
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Crownhill
San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Iconic San Antonio Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The Barn Door is a great place. We've been coming here for twenty years. It was the only place where my Dad could get soft shell crabs. The steaks are excellent. The salmon I had on our last visit was perfectly grilled. They serve a great mixed grill of sausage, quail and 4 oz filet. The house creamy garlic salad dressing is delicious. Have to remember they are closed on Monday.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Hearne, Texas
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Night at the Barn”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The wife and I were in San Antonio over the weekend. She had a conference to attend. I suggested we go to the Barn Door and celebrate the conference being over. We both had a steak and it was very good. good baked potato and great salad. The place is nice and clean. I thought I knew where I was going since we were coming from downtown but I missed my exit and made a circle but we got there and had a great meal. I would recommend this place to anyone. It's kinda out of the way but worth it. Mostly locals go here probably unless recommended..

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Antonio
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Best Steakhouse in Town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Have been coming here for years and always happy! More than just Steaks. They offer Lamb and chicken as well. Homemade salad dressings and rolls! Unique atmosphere. You really do feel the Old West vibe here! Wonderful Staff. Great for special occasions as they have rooms that you can use for all sizes of groups. Had my Rehearsal dinner here. I Love the Filet Mignon. Chateaubriand is large enough to feed 3 adults and comes with salad for 2 and rolls. This restaurant has been around since 1950's. A truly one of a kind place in san Antonio. I highly recommend this place for special occasions and dates as well as weekend destination.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Universal City
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Melt in your mouth steak.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I have been eating at The Barn Door for over 40 years. Each visit the service is great and the steaks are delicious! They have the best steaks anywhere as far as I am concerned. The atmosphere is quiet and friendly. The ham bags from the ceiling maybe a little hokey but that is what I grew up with. Its nice to see some things don't change. I have always wanted them to improve their bar area. It needs some dressing up. Other than that, The Barn Door is for me. Also their seafood is wonderful. You wouldn't think they would have great seafood but they do. I enjoyed a Ribeye and 3 fried shrimp. Delicious!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Spring, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Can't Recommend”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Visited the Barn Door restaurant for the first time in many years, remembering the good steaks we used to enjoy there. Big disappointment! The staff is still great and the place is still charming, but the food was just not good. Hubby's baked potato was served old and cold, and his ribeye was more than half fat. I ordered the baby back ribs, a special of the evening, and found them tender but almost tasteless. Didn't care for the light BBQ sauce served on the side. Salads were OK, service was good, but based on this visit, cannot recommend the food.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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