One-of-a-kind burgers, shakes and crinkle cut fries will beckon you back to the burger legend. This cult-classic has the shakes that make you quake and the fries that cross your eyes. Trust, the burgers are pretty solid there, too. 2323 N St. Mary’s, (210) 735-1955.
The Vietnamese midtown hotspot could become a modern classic credited solely by its name. But don’t let that fool you; you’d bet your bottom dollar for food this good. 741 W Ashby, (210) 733-8473, www.pho-sure.com.
At this café, gourmet sandwiches put all conventional sandwiches to shame. Expect the unexpected mixtures of flavors and ingredients to send your taste buds to new heights, but don’t worry; the atmosphere is wonderful. 4241 Clark, (210) 533-1603.
Thai Taste could be the host with the most, serving generous portions of flavorful authentic Thai cuisine for lunch. Level up your spice level to your burning heart’s content and bring your favorite wine or beer (BYOB). 5520 Evers, (210) 533-1603.
The menu at Thai Dee is creatively effectual to fancy your curiosities when deciding which Thai cuisine to indulge in. 5307 Blanco, (210) 342-3622, thaideesa.com.
[Editor's Note: Since we singled out Taqueria Chapala Jalisco and Taqueria Datapoint, it's worth a mention that you can swing lunch under $10 at pretty much any of the ubiquitous taquerias in San Antonio. When it comes to holes-in-the-wall, it's all about personal preference.]