Dine Divinely at San Antonio's Best Outdoor-Friendly Restaurants



In summer, in San Antonio, you may be longing to dine inside with the air conditioning on full blast, but there's nothing quite as enjoyable as sitting on a nice patio with friends or family and some fantastic food.

At the epicenter of the culinary scene in San Antonio, the Pearl Brewery has no shortage of places to enjoy an outdoor meal, but Supper (located inside Hotel Emma) offers a perfect view of the riverwalk and serves food so fresh and yummy you can imagine it was picked in your own backyard. 

Other Pearl favorites include Botika, for those who appreciate a fun / funky environment with a vibrantly-decorated patio, not to mention the unexpected flavor combinations at this Peruvian-Asian fusion restaurant.

For something a little more low-key that the whole family can enjoy, check out Dignowity Meats, not far from downtown's eastside. Not only can you kick back and relax on the picnic tables at this solely outdoor establishment with a few craft brews and some of the most phenomenal barbecue in town, but you can play games, meet some locals, and rejoice in just how good it is to be alive. Yeah, it's one of those kinds of places. 




Paloma Blanca is conveniently located in Alamo Heights and is something of an oasis, particularly on a hot summer day, with its flowering landscape and tropical palm trees. They offer much more than just an exceptional meal, they offer a...  Read More


The Luxury
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This recent addition to San Antonio eateries is just one example of why San Antonio is a supreme vacation destination. The Luxury is Chef Andrew Weissman's (one of San Antonio's finest) newest restaurants. Located across the river from the San...  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




Cascabel's is one of the best-kept secrets in San Antonio and sports a wonderful outdoor patio with umbrella-covered tables. It's different than every other Mexican food restaurant in the city because it features regional specialties from...  Read More


5 Points Local
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Owner of the popular and long-standing, The Cove, has opened up a new restaurant called 5 Points Local that nourishes the mind, body and spirit with local clean food and yoga toi boot! What's even better is the entire menu is gluten-free, so you...  Read More


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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


Botika
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East meets west at this Peruvian restaurant that gleefully plays with Asian-South American fusions. The cuisine is properly referred to as Chifa Nikkei. In Peru, Chifa refers to Chinese-Peruvian cuisine and Nikkei to Japanese-Peruvian food. The...  Read More


Dignowity Meats
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Dignowity Meats is a smoked meat sandwich shop located in San Antonio's Eastside historical neighborhood of Dignowity Hill. The name may be hard to pronounce, but by the time you're done with your meal, you won't forget it. They offer elevated...  Read More


Supper
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Hotel Emma showcases its culinary prowess in multiple ways, but it's on-site restaurant, Supper; located along the northern extension of the San Antonio river walk, is their best representation of what good food is all about. This farm-to-table...  Read More


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