16 Southern-style Restaurants in San Antonio For When You Need Home-cooked Goodness

So, Paula Deen's Family Kitchen opened earlier this week, and a lot of San Antonians are super psyched about it. A meal with a stick of butter in every dish does sound appealing to some, so it may be tempting. But, if you're like us and not so quick to forgive the Deen's past, we've rounded up 16 local restaurants serving up Southern fare – without the side of racism.
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Mrs. Kitchen Restaurant & Bakery
2242 E Commerce St, (210) 549-4392, mrskitchensa.com
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Mrs. Kitchen Restaurant & Bakery
2242 E Commerce St, (210) 549-4392, mrskitchensa.com
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The name may be formal with “Mrs.” in it, but you’ll feel so laid back here. Get your entree fried – whether it be chicken, pork chops or catfish – and pair it with sides like baked mac & cheese and dirty rice.
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The name may be formal with “Mrs.” in it, but you’ll feel so laid back here. Get your entree fried – whether it be chicken, pork chops or catfish – and pair it with sides like baked mac & cheese and dirty rice.
Photo via Instagram / mrsjrodriguez_86
Tony G’s Soul Food
915 S Hackberry St, (210) 451-1234, tonygssoulfood.com
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Tony G’s Soul Food
915 S Hackberry St, (210) 451-1234, tonygssoulfood.com
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At Tony G’s, chicken and waffles are served up all day and Soulful Brunch takes over every Sunday. Treat yourself to some kool-aid (grape or cherry) that’s made just right.
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At Tony G’s, chicken and waffles are served up all day and Soulful Brunch takes over every Sunday. Treat yourself to some kool-aid (grape or cherry) that’s made just right.
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Mr. & Mrs. G's Home Cooking
2222 S WW White Rd, (210) 359-0002
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Mr. & Mrs. G's Home Cooking
2222 S WW White Rd, (210) 359-0002
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When Mr. & Mrs. G say homecooking, they’re not playing around. Prized for its freshly-made desserts (every morning!) and straight-up soul food, this spot will have you feeling more than good. Those on a diet, beware: this isn’t the place for you. Leave it to us foodies.
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When Mr. & Mrs. G say homecooking, they’re not playing around. Prized for its freshly-made desserts (every morning!) and straight-up soul food, this spot will have you feeling more than good. Those on a diet, beware: this isn’t the place for you. Leave it to us foodies.
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Sweet Yams
218 N Cherry St, (210) 229-9267, facebook.com
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Sweet Yams
218 N Cherry St, (210) 229-9267, facebook.com
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If you want to indulge in Southern fare without the guilt, opt for Sweet Yams. This spot offers gluten-free and organic options, so we’re sure you’ll be hitting it up on the regular.
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If you want to indulge in Southern fare without the guilt, opt for Sweet Yams. This spot offers gluten-free and organic options, so we’re sure you’ll be hitting it up on the regular.
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The South Chicken & Waffles
5739 Callaghan Rd Ste. 100, (210) 647-6677, thesouthchickenandwaffles.com
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The South Chicken & Waffles
5739 Callaghan Rd Ste. 100, (210) 647-6677, thesouthchickenandwaffles.com
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If you have any sort of craving for Southern food, make it a point to stop by The South TODAY. Opt for the namesake (waffle available in red velvet) or go for another classic, like po’ boys, jambalaya pasta or gumbo. Plus, breakfast/brunch is all day, so what are you waiting for?
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If you have any sort of craving for Southern food, make it a point to stop by The South TODAY. Opt for the namesake (waffle available in red velvet) or go for another classic, like po’ boys, jambalaya pasta or gumbo. Plus, breakfast/brunch is all day, so what are you waiting for?
Photo via Instagram / kaylagirouxx