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

The Alamodome in San Antonio is always busy with events, from concerts to Disney on Ice. If you're looking to grab a quick bite to eat or a leisurely meal in a fine dining atmosphere, you won't have to stray far with these excellent restaurants.

Unfortunately, with all of the downtown traffic, it's not always easy walking from the Alamodome, but if you're up for it, then you can head to Southtown to find a plethora of great restaurants, including Cascabel's, Hot Joy and Liberty Bar. Any one of these should satisfy your cravings. 

You're in luck! One of the best barbecue restaurants in town is very nearby. Dignowity Meats offers KC-Style barbecue that is seriously finger-licking-good. This outdoor eatery is a great place to go before or after an event. Enjoy a few brews and play a few games while you're at it!

For fine dining, you can't get any closer than Ruth's Chris and their tasty steaks, although Restaurant Gwendolyn, with their pure farm-to-table concept, may just be worth the few extra blocks. 

King William District
El Mirador
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Packed houses attest to El Mirador's popularity with locals, and its traditional cuisine ventures beyond the standards to include grilled goat, wild boar, and tongue. Its soups are especially lauded, particularly the much-requested sopa Azteca....  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



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

Saveurs 209
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If you're looking to experience an afternoon or evening in Paris right here in downtown San Antonio, all you have to do is go to Saveurs 209, the new contemporary, family-owned French restaurant you won't want to miss! Although they've only been...  Read More

San Antonio


Liberty Bar has been a staple of San Antonio for longer than most people remember. It has a history of being in creative locations. Orignally, it was in a building that was listing so much it looked like it might fall over. Now, they're located...  Read More

Hot Joy
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Hot Joy started out as a pop-up restaurant on Monday nights when The Monterey was closed. Their Twice-Fried Chicken Wings made with crab fat caramel is now the stuff of legends and partly responsible for why they quickly gained a loyal...  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

Las Ramblas
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Las Ramblas is a local hot spot and one of the most beautiful places to dine in San Antonio, whether you want to sit inside or on the limestone patio with exceptional views of the river walk. The talented Executive Chef, Jeff Axline, is at the...  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

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


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