Group-Friendly Restaurants in San Antonio Perfect for Impromptu or Private Parties

This is the perfect time of year to hang out with groups of friends and family. If you're looking for the perfect restaurant in San Antonio to accommodate your large group, look no further! Within these top 10 you'll find a variety of venue choices - exciting, relaxing, festive, whatever it is your looking for. The cuisine is equally versatile. 

To wow your group, take them to Southerleigh, located at the Pearl Brewery. This new restaurant impresses on all levels and has a very large space, ideal for bigger groups. Just make sure to make reservations. Although this restaurant is considered upscale, it's also affordable and offers an array of seafood and other options that will keep everyone happy. 

Equally affordable yet elegant, O'liva's farm-to-table restaurant, located downtown, is another new and beautiful space. For very large parties, you can even rent out the entire restaurant and have the chef develop an exclusive menu specifically for you. 

If your group likes to run around, especially if you have kids with you, check out the Shuck Shack for an alternative to a traditional sit down dinner. The Shuck Shack offers the freshest seafood, including raw oysters, lobster rolls and crispy yet succulent fish and chips. The kids will love the playground and the parents will adore the pina coladas! 

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Shuck Shack
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The Shuck Shack features fresh oysters on the half-shell from all three coasts in a casual family friendly atmosphere. Located just a few blocks from The Pearl in Government Hill, you'll enjoy signature Clam Chowda ala minute, Lobster Rolls, and...  Read More

Azuca Nuevo Latino Restaurant & Bar
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Azuca Nuevo Latino is not just a restaurant and bar, but an experience. It's a local's favorite for their happy-hour mojitos and caipirinhas. Located just south of downtown in San Antonio's arts district, Azuca offers fantastic drinks you can't...  Read More

Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden
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Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden is a true Texas original. Situated in the historic Pearl Brewery complex on the San Antonio River Walk, this wine-centric restaurant occupies the former "boiler house" which powered the adjacent...  Read More

A graceful, mirrored dining room provides an elegant accompaniment to Bohanan's top-notch steaks and seafood. Noted for serving Akaushi beef, three grades above Prime, and dramatic flaming desserts, the restaurant has a loyal contingent of...  Read More

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What's wonderful about Feast is their original perspective on food, not to mention their amazing execution of said perspective. They have divided their dishes into six categories, those being Oceanic, Heat, Chilled, Grilled, Crispy, Hearty....  Read More

Mi Tierra might indeed be a tourist destination, but it's earned that reputation for a reason. This family-owned restaurant has been in business since 1941. It's located downtown near the Mercado, a great place to do a little shopping and pick...  Read More

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Mixtli is so much more than just a satisfying meal, it's truly a journey of the spirit and senses. Owners Diego Galicia and Rico Torres, also chefs, have developed a unique dining experience they're calling progressive Mexican culinaria, which...  Read More

20 Nine Restaurant and Wine Bar
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20 Nine's new Chef, Jerry Toomey, came on board in June of 2014 and has, in just months, transformed it into one of the best farm-to-table restaurants in San Antonio. Toomey, a San Antonio native who resided in Seattle for a time, has brought...  Read More

O'liva Healthy Local Cuisine & Tasting Room
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O'liva is a new downtown restaurant offering unbelievably affordable, contemporary farm-to-table cuisine in a beautiful, relaxed atmosphere with a true open kitchen. They are working to revive the local food movement in a part of San Antonio...  Read More

Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery
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Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery is a restaurant and brewery located inside The Pearl's historic brewhouse and is the place to eat in San Antonio for a delicious, fine dining experience. Southerleigh serves up incredible East Texas home-style...  Read More


Meet Kimberly Suta

Kimberly A. Suta is a professional freelance writer, filmmaker and entrepreneur with a background in marketing, advertising and social media. Her first business, Midnight Sun Innovations,...  More About Kimberly

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