Homestyle Cuisine in San Antonio May Be Better Than Mom's!

Everyone has a different idea of what defines home cooking. In San Antonio, it can often mean barbecue or fried okra and mashed potatoes, but it can also mean a million other delicious things. Check out these top 10 restaurants to find the homestyle cooking that best appeals to you!

Supper tops the list for offering superbly simple and elegant American fare. This farm-to-table restaurant, located in Hotel Emma at the Pearl Brewery, is the epitome of garden fresh cuisine. Another upscale option is The Cookhouse, for New Orleans-style home cooking. 

If you're wanting to get down and dirty with some old school American classics, try the historic Earl Abel's or Jim's, which have been San Antonio traditions for many decades. It's where they eat when Mom's not cooking. 

For the ultimate in breakfast goodies, enjoy your morning (or brunch) being wooed by some buttermilk biscuits, pancakes or an assortment of other baked delicacies at Guenther House. Don't worry, you can work it off by taking a walk along the river walk, which is just feet away from the restaurant. 



For a relaxed atmosphere with great gluten-free food, including burgers, and great entertainment, The Cove has become one of the most popular places in town to grab a drink and a meal. This one-of-a-kind restaurant, beer garden, live music venue...  Read More

Jim's Restaurant


Jim's has been a staple in San Antonio for longer than most people can remember. It's the place to go to find good, simple American food that's affordable. This member of Jim's Restaurant chain brews premium coffees. If you need a little...  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



Earl Abel's has been serving the San Antonio locals for nearly 80 years. There's a reason why this place is still around. Their breakfast menu includes homemade biscuits, omelets and fresh-squeezed orange and grapefruit juice. Fresh and home...  Read More



If you're feeling homesick for some home cooking, then head straight to Lulu's for a bit of take out (or stay in) and they'll get you fixed right up! All of their portions are giant-sized and completely economical, homemade and, well, just...  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

King William District
Guenther House
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Sausage, biscuits, eggs, pancakes, waffles with sweet cream and a San Antonio mainstay: breakfast tacos. It is all at The Guenther House! Like so much of San Antonio, this restaurant has history behind it. The building is nearly 100 years...  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

San Antonio
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

Photo courtesy of Jody Horton


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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