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“Old Standby”
Review of Cappy's Restaurant

Cappy's Restaurant
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Ranked #19 of 4,625 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Alamo Heights
Cross street: Mary D
Transit: VIA bus stop one block away at Broadway/Patterson. Broadway runs north-south from downtown to Loop 4l0.
Description: This casual, upscale restaurant offers innovative American cuisine including the freshest seafood from the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic and Pacific, great steaks from Allen Brothers in Chicago, and regional and seasonal specialties. Daily lunch and dinner specials feature local ingredients whenever possible. The Kobe beef burger can be paired with hand cut French fries, crispy thin onion rings, homemade lemon-pepper potato chip or potato salad. There is an outdoor patio under a canopy of oak trees that's shady and extremely popular with locals and visitors to San Antonio. The brunch offered on Sundays features a menu of classic egg dishes, fire-roasted prime rib, Texas pot roast, jumbo lump crab cake, and top entree salads, chicken and seafood dishes. Cappy's has an ever-changing, dynamic and well-priced wine list, with great choices by the glass or bottle. Full bar.
San Antonio, Texas
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190 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Old Standby”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

You can't beat Cappy for consistency. Always good food at a moderate to high price. Nice, compact bar with limited seating.

Visited November 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, not-so-wonderful Service”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Cappy's is a great restaurant in a great location, but unfortunately the service was abysmal the night my party and I were there. The waitress could not describe a meritage wine, and stumbled her way through the specials. She seemed very much out of her element. The kitchen and bar were top notch however. We each had the flounder which was simply marvelous. I, however am not a fan of the bed of squash and spinach on which the flounder sat and asked for the fish to be served without the veggies and instead I wanted the fingering potatoes. Well, yep, the fish came with the squash and spinach. I went ahead and kept the entree but asked again for the fingerling potatoes. The potatoes arrived at the end of the meal, and I was charged for the substitution. Nice. Ultimately that charge was rescinded but I had to point it out. I probably will not go back anytime soon for dinner as although the food is wonderful, the entrees are pricey and my bill was $40 for the flounder, a glass of wine, tax and tip. I might go back and try it at lunch time, but most likely not for dinner again. Overall Cappy's really does have a wonderful menu, kitchen staff and building, but they definitely need to pay attention to the performance of the waitstaff.

Visited December 2012
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Intimate”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

I love the small intimate environment. The food/chefs are amazing. We went for mother's day. Love,love,love this place!!!!!!!

Visited May 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Our last day in San Antonio”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

We moved from S.A to Pittsburgh and ate our final restaurant meal at Cappy's. Food was great, as usual, service top notch, atmosphere was best in town and we will miss the staff and owners of this most excellent eatery.

Visited July 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Cappy's is one of the best restaurants in San Antonio”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

The food is rock solid in it's quality. Nothing flashy or unusual to it, cooked right with excellent quality. Lot's of families and Alamo Heights matriarchs eat here. It's particularly busy during lunch time, so a reservation may not be a bad idea.

  • Visited December 2012
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