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The 15 Best Lunch Spots In San Antonio

Updated: July 5, 2022

These cafes, food trucks, and restaurants make lunchtime our favorite time in San Antonio! We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best lunches in San Antonio. If you need quick service tacos or you have time for a sit-down buffet you will find your next lunch spot here!

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Carnitas Lonja

Mexican, $, Roosevelt ParkMexican, $San Antonio, Roosevelt Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Southerleigh Oyster Bar

American, $$, Tobin HillAmerican, $$San Antonio, Tobin Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Curry Boys BBQ

Thai, $$, Tobin HillThai, $$San Antonio, Tobin Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0
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La Panaderia Bakery and Café

Bakery, $$, San AntonioBakery, $$San Antonio
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Ida Claire

American, $$, San AntonioAmerican, $$San Antonio
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Pinch Boil House

Asian, $$, DowntownAsian, $$San Antonio, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Elsewhere Garden Bar & Kitchen

American, $$, San AntonioAmerican, $$San Antonio
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Rosario's Mexican Cafe Y Cantina

Mexican, $$, King WilliamMexican, $$San Antonio, King William
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Fat Tummy Empanadas

Argentine, $, Prospect HillArgentine, $San Antonio, Prospect Hill
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
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Naco Mexican Eatery

Food Truck, $, Oak Park - NorthwoodFood Truck, $San Antonio, Oak Park - Northwood
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
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Sweet Yams

American, $, Dignowity HillAmerican, $San Antonio, Dignowity Hill
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
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John the Greek

Greek, $$, Shady OaksGreek, $$San Antonio, Shady Oaks
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
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Fattboy Burgers & Dogs

American, $, Dellview AreaAmerican, $San Antonio, Dellview Area
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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Sangria On the Burg

American, $$, Oak HillsAmerican, $$San Antonio, Oak Hills
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • SA Current, 2021

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Panifico Bake Shop

Bakery, $, Prospect HillBakery, $San Antonio, Prospect Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • SA Current, 2018

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How did these spots get chosen?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in San Antonio. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 6852 San Antonio restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 747 top lists and articles from the likes of SA Current and Hoodline. The restaurants you see have been featured in SA Current - 20 Essential Westside San Antonio Restaurants You Should've Tried By Now, Hoodline - Explore the 4 most popular spots in San Antonio's Prospect Hill neighborhood and SA Current - The 20 best restaurants in San Antonio right now, according to Yelp. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. These ten options are sure to delight.

FAQ

Bliss, Clementine San Antonio, and Rebelle are the highest-rated vegetarian-friendly lunch restaurants in San Antonio.

Sweet Yams, The Dogfather, and Blissful Burgers are the highest-rated vegan-friendly lunch spots in San Antonio.

Carnitas Lonja, Southerleigh Oyster Bar, and Cappy's Restaurant are the highest-rated lunch restaurants for delivery in San Antonio.

Bliss, Brasserie Mon Chou Chou, and Clementine San Antonio are the highest-rated lunch restaurants for a quick lunch in San Antonio.

The highest-rated places in San Antonio for lunch and cocktails are Clementine San Antonio, Bohanan's Prime Steak and Seafood, and Best Quality Daughter.

Drink pairing tips

  • Cilantro Chile Cooler with your banh mi

    When considering what goes best with banh mi, we recommend a glass of Cilantro Chile Cooler, it truly complements the dish as it cuts through the fattiness of the sandwich.


  • Pair Kabinett with banh mi

    Surely you’ve tried a white wine with banh mi, but did you choose the right one that cools the jalapeno with the sweetness of the wine? If not, then next time pair the meal with a nice, sweetKabinett.

  • The ideal pairing for grilled fish steak

    Experts suggest pairing a grilled fish steak with a glass of Prosecco, a popular sparkling wine.


Did you know?

  • Wallet breaking mac and cheese

    The mac and cheese which costs $200, can be ordered at the Barton G.

  • The best day for taco

    It’s National Tacos Day on October 4. You better not forget! Grab your taco and celebrate!

  • Name a more iconic duo: The Arnold Palmer Cocktail & Southern barbecue

    did you know that they make The Arnold Palmer Cocktail by mixing some lemonade into tea? We learn something new everyday!

Parking information

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking, especially if you’re hungry or in a rush. We’ve partnered with SpotHero, a digital parking reservation system to help make finding parking in San Antonio quick and easy.

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