Fantastic Outdoor to Upscale Family Friendly Restaurants in San Antonio

To really get a taste of the San Antonio culture that the whole family will love, Mi Tierra Cafe Y Panaderia is a must during your stay. Although it's kitschy to be sure, it's an incredibly fun place to eat at in the city - with mariachis, great Mexican food, margaritas and vibrant colors and excitement all around you!

If Mom and Dad are looking for a restaurant that's a bit more upscale yet happily accommodates children of all ages, try the Boiler House for fine food and wine, not to mention the outdoor eating area. 

Southerleigh, located at the Pearl Brewery, next to Hotel Emma, is a lovely place to dine and offers a variety of cuisine that everyone will love. Just make sure to save room for dessert!

If the family prefers to eat outside, there are a lot of wonderful options, where it's okay to get your hands dirty. The Luxury, Shuck Shack, and Two Bros. BBQ Market are all perfect places to let the kids go nuts, while you sit back and enjoy some yummy food and drinks!

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

Two Bros. BBQ Market
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Chef Jason Dady is considered an innovative pioneer of the culinary culture in San Antonio and has developed quite a following because of his dedication to quality, excellence and professionalism. So when Dady opened up Two Bros. BBQ Market,...  Read More

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The Cookhouse
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The Cookhouse just opened their doors in early September of 2014 but is already the talk of the town, which comes as no surprise as it's the only restaurant in San Antonio that showcases traditional New Orleans cuisine, the kind you might find...  Read More



There's nothing better than take-out pizza, and no one does it better than Grimaldi's, who serves up authentic New York style thin crust pizza. When it comes to pizza, you can't go wrong with their brick-oven cooked options which are made to...  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

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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



Tito's is your classic hole in the wall restaurant, but it's most definitely worth a visit. Located in San Antonio's acclaimed arts district, Southtown, Tito's is the place the locals go again and again and again. They put the T in Tex-Mex with...  Read More



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

Big'z Burger Joint


Big'z claims to have the best burgers in San Antonio, and they may be right! They are certainly worth the drive, no matter where you're staying in San Antonio. Big'z burgers are mouth-watering delights, whether you go whole hog with bacon and...  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


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