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The Cove

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$10 - $15
American, Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed August 30, 2020

Outdoor tables with misters made a 105 degree afternoon bearable. Wonderful outdoor staff, all employees using masks, helping people maintain social distance during ordering and dining outdoors. We loved it and will go back again.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed March 4, 2020 via mobile

A restaurant, laundromat, car wash, and a bar! A very fun place to relax at, great food and great craft beer. I had a bison burger and a couple of beers. A friendly staff adds to the fun atmosphere. Prices are reasonable and I recommend...that you stop by.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 13, 2020

Off the beaten path locals bar and grill. Order at the inside counter and outside seating or tables in the bar. Kids playground outside too and a couple of families there when we were in mid afternoon but looks like it would be a hopping...place for adult bar crowd after dark. Had a tasty bacon cheese burger and the portobello mushroom burger was good too. Really good fresh cut fries - one order enough for two to share. Prices seemed a little high but not as bad as inflated prices along the Riverwalk. Lots of noisy aggressive birds waiting to clean up anything you drop in the patio. But not really a bother... as long as you don’t leave your food unattended. If you’re staying at an AirBnB on the near northwest side of San Antonio, it’s worth a stop.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 9, 2020

Went for a Sunday dinner. The band was just packing up, wish we had checked and arrived in time to hear them. Great outdoor space. Dogs are allowed. Play area for kids. We had the bison burger, fish tacos and hummus. The taco burger looked...really good. Lots of Texas beer choices. Food is locally grown and organic.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 9, 2020

This place is excellent. My family and I visited The Cove on a weekend night in January, and everyone enjoyed their meal. This is one of a very limited number of restaurants where vegans and meat eaters can dine together and both get a legitimately...good meal. It is kind of a quirky place, with a bit of a new age vibe (not to mention the attached car wash and laundromat), but don't let that dissuade you. The food and service here are both top notch. I look forward to eating at The Cove again the next time I visit San Antonio.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 8, 2020

The Cove is a fun, casual dining spot near downtown that offers local cuisine. It offers gluten free and vegetarian options. We ordered burgers with fries. The burgers were juicy, not greasy, and topped with fresh veggies. Fires were crisp and appeared to be hand...cut. We chose to eat outside to enjoy the comfortable weather.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 28, 2019

We visited The Cove based on the reviews. We had great service and really liked the ambiance, but were a bit disappointed with the seafood tacos we ordered. Everything seemed very fresh, but the fish tacos were drowned in way too much spicy sauce, and...the shrimp tacos also drowned in a wasabi sauce...to the point that was all we could taste. Perhaps worth a try if ordered with the sauce 'light' or on the side so you could actually taste the seafood?More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 22, 2019 via mobile

Great casual place but the whole family with gluten free and vegan options! There is like music on the weekends and a playground for the kidsy

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 6, 2019 via mobile

I have been here twice in the last week. The first time was the bison and the second time was lamb. Had them both on a Gluten free bun, which was incredible. I'll be sad to go back to Oregon And not have this place...there as these were the best burgers I have had in years. If you like this place, try their other place 5 points,. Same owner and same awesome experience, only I ate breakfast there.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 19, 2019 via mobile

There’s a car wash, a laundry mat, and a restaurant. I did my laundry, vacuumed out my car, and ate lunch. Pretty convenient! The food is good and the staff are nice. The laundry mat is a little over priced and not amazing but it’s...not awful. The vacuums work pretty well.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Sarah Z
August 25, 2019|
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Response from Elaine H | Reviewed this property |
The Cove is a restaurant...
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Response from mamasculley | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Very dog friendly!!!
Susan B
August 28, 2018|
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Response from IiM100 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a small indoor seating area with a few tables and it is air conditioned.
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