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Earl Abel's Restaurant

1639 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78215
+1 210-822-3358
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Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good30%
  • Average24%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“fried chicken” (42 reviews)
“pies” (8 reviews)
“denver omelet” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1639 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78215
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Reviewed April 28, 2017

We were visiting from out of town and having trouble finding a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. We were really pleased to find this place, which was not only open and serving turkey dinners (among other things) but is apparently something of a San Antonio institution. We...More

Thank lannyr
Roger A, Owner at Earl Abel's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2017

Dear lannyr, I wish to thank you for your recent review of Earl Abel's Restaurant on Trip Advisor. I am so glad you entrusted us with your Thanksgiving meal during your visit to San Antonio and am glad you enjoyed your meal. With the crowds...More

Reviewed April 6, 2017

Every once in a while it's nice to forget a strict diet and experience a real good as-close-as-you-can-get to a homemade breakfast with all of the trimmings. This is just the place. The service is great, the atmosphere without clamor or rushing about is relaxing...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2017

Easy parking and location on Old Austin Hwy. Throwback 1960's style booths and tables and music from 50's and 60's. Vintage wall pics of Earl Ables earlier years. Famed for fried chicken and also for their baked turkey. Pot roast and fried catfish are also...More

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Roger A, Owner at Earl Abel's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2017

Dear Riverwalk1503, Thank you for your recent 5 star review of Earl Abel's on Trip Advisor. We do appreciate you sharing your Earl Abel's experience and observations with the Trip Advisor readership. We also appreciate your business and do hope to see you again soon....More

Reviewed March 14, 2017

This used to be a fave 'back in the day' when they were on Broadway and the food is just about as good at the new location. If you go anywhere in San Antonio for fried chicken, start here first. Good price, great food. But,...More

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Roger A, Owner at Earl Abel's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2017

Dear pe r, Thank you very much for your review of Earl Abel's Restaurant on Trip Advisor. We do appreciate your positive feedback and you informing everyone of your dining experience. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and do hope we see you...More

Reviewed January 28, 2017

Family friendly restaurant on the north side of San Antonio. Located in a strip mall. Waitstaff was friendly and courteous. Meals were hot, right out of the kitchen.More

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Roger A, Owner at Earl Abel's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2017

Dear Vic L. Thank you for your recent review of Earl Abel's on Trip Advisor. We do appreciate you conveying your experience with the restaurant to the Trip Advisor membership. We can't thank you enough for your positive comments and do hope to see you...More

Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

Love this place !! Try their chicken & waffles it's excellent. It's a classic diner with a wonderful selectionMore

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Roger A, Owner at Earl Abel's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2017

Dear lalalalal41, Thank you very much for your 5 star review of Earl Abel's Restaurant on Trip Advisor. We are glad you enjoy our chicken and waffles and Earl Abel's Restaurant. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon. Roger Arias Owner...More

Reviewed January 17, 2017

I was in the neighborhood and wanted to get something light because I wasn't very hungry. I opted for a bowl of cream of chicken soup and as a treat, a slice of cherry pie. The soup was great but had a little too much...More

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Roger A, Owner at Earl Abel's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2017

Dear Sandy H. Thank you very much for your recent 5 star review of Earl Abel's on Trip Advisor. I apologize for the "too much pepper" in the soup. From now on, if you are not satisfied with any item that you've been served, please...More

Reviewed January 16, 2017

We had a very large group convene at this restaurant after a funeral service at the Sam Houston National Cemetery. They had a separate room ready for us as soon as we arrived. Yes, a reservation was made well in advance. I was most impressed...More

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Roger A, Owner at Earl Abel's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2017

Thank you very much for recent 5 star review of Earl Abel's on Trip Advisor. I am so glad that your and your group's recent experience at Earl Abel's Restaurant was outstanding. Our staff works very hard at pleasing all of our guests and they...More

Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Went here for a business lunch. I had read the reviews on the fried chicken as was ready for greatness!!! The chicken was good but had obviously been cooked for a while and just held hot so far from perfect... The mashed potatoes and Cracklin...More

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Roger A, Owner at Earl Abel's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2017

Dear Chefjeff60, Thank you for your recent 4 star review of Earl Abel's on Trip Advisor. I'm glad you enjoyed most of the food but I also know that we must "earn" that 5 rating, and we will. I've instructed my management team to pay...More

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Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Been open many years, second location. A San Antonio icon. Good solid food,great staff. Always friendly. Great pie. Can't beat it. Had lunch today. Hard to find liver and onions. This is a simply reliable place. Nothing fancy, just lots of regulars. Likes seniors.More

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Roger A, Owner at Earl Abel's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2017

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We truly appreciate customers that appreciate Earl Abel's for what it is, good food at moderate prices. That phrase was actually part of the goal Earl Abel himself had for his restaurant. Thank you for your business!...More

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Yes, we have two private dining rooms, one that seats about 40 and the other that seats approximately 110. Together, the entire private dining room space can seat up to 170, witht the correct table configuration. Should... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $25
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1639 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78215
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-822-3358
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Description
Earl Abel's has been serving the San Antonio dining community for over 85 years and is recognized for its home style comfort foods made fresh daily. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, and for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Earl Abel's is famous for its "Simply Delicious" fried chicken and its award winning desserts, including pies, cakes, eclairs and creme puffs. We serve soups, salads, burgers made with freshly ground in-house USDA Chuck Steak, sandwiches, and daily specials served seven days a week. The restaurant is also known for its outstanding weekend brunch, including its famous "Thins" pancakes and chicken and waffles, For beverages, Earl Abel's serves a locally roasted organic coffee and iced tea. We also serve locally brewed Weathered Souls IPA and Dale Shine Mexican Lager, along with other Texas beers and imports. Earl Abel's also has a full bar, serving classic cocktails and spirits.
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