Enjoy Some of San Antonio's Finest Restaurants Before or After the Alamodome

The Alamodome is conveniently located in the downtown San Antonio area, near some of the city's best restaurants and most popular attractions. When you need a break from whatever exciting event you're here for, why not head to one of these excellent eateries. There's plenty of options, from fine dining to outdoor hangouts where you can relax in your shorts and flip-flops, if you're so inclined. 

For some upscale noshing, check out Starfish, for the best of the best local seafood cuisine. Located in the Southtown district, the artsy community which abuts one of the oldest, historic neighborhoods, King William, Starfish offers folks a NY vibe, excellent food and a great patio for outdoor dining when it's not too hot to be outside.

For fresh, local, healthy and delicious cuisine, O'liva restaurant is one of the new kids on the block. Stop off here for lunch and enjoy the affordable Chef's Table buffet or for dinner for a variety of farm-to-table options in a beautiful, intimate setting. They also have access to a lot of parking nearby, so don't be afraid to drive.

If you want to sit outside with the kids, the dog and a few beers and some hearty nachos or burgers, go to the Friendly Spot. It's a local's favorite hang out for a reason! 


Locals go to The Friendly Spot simply because it's a relaxed, "friendly" outdoor atmosphere. Sure, the food's not winning any cuisine awards, but there's a playground for the little ones to play on and most families are comfortable with the kids...  Read More

Founded by a woman entrepreneur who was ahead of her time, Ruth's Chris Steak House is well known for its prime cuts. Ruth Fertel showed spirit and determination in choosing her restaurants. The quality of the restaurant steaks is a clear...  Read More

Gwendolyn, located downtown along the Riverwalk, is a fine-dining American restaurant that, like the Grandmother it's named for, inspires deep love and devotion. A cozy, romantic venue, Gwendolyn is an ideal place for a first date, anniversary...  Read More

Bella on the River
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Owner, David Snyder, has combined his love and experience abroad with the genius of Executive Chef, Sean Fletcher, to create fresh authentic Southern European and Mediterranean dishes that are to-die-for! From the paella, with its fragrant...  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

The Clean Plate
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While the concept of farm-to-table hasn't quite caught fire yet in San Antonio, the fact is, for many people as well as restaurateurs, farm-to-table is the only way to go. There's no doubt that while your farm-to-table choices are limited in the...  Read More

Panchos and Gringos Deli
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Panchos and Gringos is an unexpected delight. Don't be put off by the dim surroundings. This family-owned and operated restaurant is truly a hidden gem. They offer a large menu of primarily breakfast foods and sandwiches. The food is inexpensive...  Read More

Texas de Brazil
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Texas de Brazil opened in San Antonio in 2010 and hasn't stopped serving delicious, succulent Brazilian meats and traditional favorites ever since. While there is more than one Brazilian-American Churrascaria (steakhouse) in San Antonio, Texas...  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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