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“Sit at the bar...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Luther's Cafe

Luther's Cafe
1422 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-4306 (Midtown)
210-223-7727
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Ranked #889 of 3,892 Restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Midtown
Description: Luthers is part old-time diner and part social event. Entertainment almost every night. Good Time and Great Food in a casual atmosphere.
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“Sit at the bar...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

Went to luthers to have some drinks one night with some friends! And I have to say the bartender I think Pete was awesome so funny and charming my wife and I try to visit this great establishment when ever we can....

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Devine, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“SA TREASURE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2011

Wow. Greatness: food, building, atmosphere, price, staff.

  • Visited January 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Lots of potential to be a San Antonio Icon, but falls way short”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2010

The service was lousy. We were there on a Saturday night, the place wasn't crowded, but it took forever to get our drinks and then food. The food is mediocre at best. The burgers are bland, the fries were cold, and the kids meals were bad. There was a huge puddle of water in the bathroom. The floors in the place were sticky with grease or something. It's too bad, because this place has some serious potential. It's been around since 1949, but obviously lacks the management to be a great San Antonio eatery.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Luther's Cafe - great food, great atmosphere AND Ryan Bonn!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2009

Enjoyed a relaxing evening at Luther's Cafe in downtown San Antonio, Texas. Went with my two daughters aged 20 and 10, and a good friend of the family. They were a little busy so it took a few minutes to get our drink order, but that didn't faze me too much, as the service picked up just fine and the wait staff was friendly. I ordered a chili burger - they "hand form" the hamburgers so you get that wonderful, irregular, thick, delicious patty that reminds you of being at home at a backyard gathering. It was served with these wonderful fries with a special seasoning that was just out of this world.

We went on a Monday, and lucked out, as a fantastic, incredibly gifted local singer by the name of Ryan Bonn was performing live music. He was performing along with his friend, the beautiful, plucky Becky King, his dear friend for many years. Great music, oldies, new stuff, they even invited any singers out amongst the patrons to come up and sing too (though no one stepped forward that night!). Ryan was extraordinarily gracious, he came to our table and said hello, just a great guy. Turns out every Saturday at 10:30pm he holds "Broadway Open Mic" at the Josephine Theater at 339 W. Josephine.
It's free, though he does play for tips! So if you're in town on vacation or a local, come on down Saturday nights and check him out! (I plan to!)

I definately would recommend Luther's to anyone visiting San Antonio. Sitting outside, enjoying good food, great music....what more could you ask for!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Burgers, wait staff was so-so.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2009

Great Burgers, wait staff was so-so.

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