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18 Dishes in San Antonio Every Bacon Lover Should Eat 

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In honor of the Year of the Pig, and really just the deliciousness of the porky products, we rounded up the best bacon dishes in the Alamo City. We're not talking about bacon cheeseburgers that are available at every other restaurant. From traditional bites like bacon-wrapped hot dogs to innovative takes like bacon cremes, here's where to enjoy the flavors of this delicious meat.
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Bacon ranch fries from Philly’s Phamous Cheesesteaks
2301 San Pedro Ave, (210) 621-8908, facebook.com
How does bacon made even better? Mix it with cheese and ranch! These fries are bacon-y, ranch-y and cheesy, so your salivary glands will go wild when you munch on these sinfully good bites. Ranch is served on the side, but have all these flavors mesh so you can see what’s up. And if you’re really trying to go all out, get bacon on top of your cheesesteak!
Photo via Instagram / phillys_phamous
Clothesline bacon from Lucy Cooper’s Ice House
16080 San Pedro Ave, (210) 462-1894, lucy-coopers-texas-ice-house.business.site
Plenty of bacon-y options can be found at this watering hole, but for a true treat you should order the clothesline bacon. It’s exactly what it sounds like – bacon served up on a clothesline. Thick-cut smoked bacon is smoked and covered in whiskey brown sugar, then served with a peach marmalade in case you like it extra sweet.
Photo via Yelp / Vanessa V.
Bacon and pimento hushpuppies from Eastside Kitchenette
2119 I-35, (210) 507-2568, facebook.com
Available as a side or starter, these decked out hushpuppies give a kick with their spicy and meaty taste. Though the East Side eatery is still new, the refreshing take on hushpuppies has gained a reputation as reason enough to head to this spot.
Photo via Instagram / eatdrink_satx
Casa del Discada Burger from Dos Quality and Flavor
6511 Ingram Road Ste. 101, (210) 267-5143, dos-satx.com
This specialty burger does not play around – and you definitely shouldn’t either if you’re not down for all of this meaty goodness. Served with discada (chorizo, bacon, pork, beef and sausage all marinated in a special sauce), this Dos creation should not be taken lightly. Bacon may not be the star meat here, but the combined flavors will surely have you licking your fingers – and maybe even give you the meat sweats.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.foodie
Bacon-wrapped hot dogs from Alamo Hot Dog
Downtown, (210) 831-2409, facebook.com
An OG spot serving up dawgs late into the night, Alamo Hot Dog keeps it real with decked out franks and more. In honor of the goodness that is bacon, do yourself a solid and order up a dog wrapped in bacon on your next adventure downtown (all the better if you’re boozy).
Photo via Yelp / Scott H.
Potato salad from The Smoke Shack
3714 Broadway, (210) 957-1430, smokeshacksa.com
You might not expect potato salad not to be much else besides potatoes, but you’re in for a surprise if you’ve yet to try this Smoke Shack staple. Here, the papas include bacon and cheese, and fans swear it tastes like heaven.
Photo via Instagram / jessy_eats
Jalapeños stuffed with cream cheese and steak wrapped in bacon from Tri County Meat Market
13215 Huebner Road, Shavano Park, (210) 474-6827, tricountymeat.com
Most Texans have had jalapeños stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon. But make the snack extra Texan and add steak into the mix. Go get some of this goodness at the market and wow your guests at your next shindig.
Photo via Yelp / Irma I.
Bacon-wrapped chicken from Churrasquinho do Nardo
Around San Antonio, (210) 995-0843facebook.com/ChurrasquinodoNardo
Try something new and hit up this Brazilian food truck for some bites likely to knock your socks off. Order whatever interests you on the menu, but make it a point to get the bacon-wrapped chicken.
Photo via Instagram / churrasquinhodonardo
Bacon-wrapped filet at Josephine Street
400 E Josephine St, (210) 224-6169, josephinestreet.com
Head away from the Pearl and stop by Josephine Street for your fix of bacon. Your steak will be all the more scrumptious once you wrap it in bacon, so go ahead and order the bacon-wrapped filet. You won’t regret it.
Photo via Instagram / josephine_street
Bacon-wrapped hot dog from The Dogfather
6211 San Pedro Ave, (210) 481-4272, facebook.com/thedogfathersa
With so many options on the menu, make your life easy and go for the Bella Blue. This creative dog includes a bacon-wrapped weiner, red wine onion reduction, garlic, rosemary, bleu cheese, mustard and black pepper. Yum!
Photo via Instagram / thedogfathersa
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Bacon-wrapped shrimp from Bolner’s Meat Market
2900 S Flores St, (210) 533-5112, bolnersmeatcompany.com
Head to this century-old market for all sorts of meaty goodness. For a surf and turf option to make at home, you can pick up the bacon-wrapped shrimp to truly get the best of both worlds. You can’t go wrong with anything here – so you might as well try it all, especially the bacon pinwheels or bacon-wrapped quail for something classy.
Photo via Instagram / alarreola
Bacon mac ‘n’ cheese from The Pigpen
106 Pershing Ave, (210) 267-9136, thepigpensa.com
Equally cheesy and meaty, Pigpen does this mac ‘n’ cheese right by adding bacon to the mix. Better yet, this bacon is super crispy, just as it should be. Consider this dish as proof that meat and cheese belong together.
Photo via Instagram / rhage
Any meat wrapped in bacon from Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
18318 Sonterra Pl, (210) 564-9400, chamagaucha.com
A favorite in the Brazilian steakhouse sector here in the Alamo City, Chama Gaucha is a meat lover’s paradise. Endless meat may feel like heaven, but you can make that even better with bacon-wrapped protein. From chicken and filet mignon to the classic sirloin, you can’t go wrong for going the bacon route.
Photo via Instagram / chamagaucha
Avocado toast with bacon from La Panadería
Multiple locations, lapanaderia.com
Avocado toast isn’t quite revolutionary, but adding bacon to the mix – and being on some of the freshest, tastiest bread in the city – makes this brunch item quite the treat. Honestly, everything is good here (and you have plenty of bacon options – especially for breakfast), but snag this toast brings you what Panadería is best known for – the prized bread and Instagram-approved avocado and more.
Photo via Instagram / satxgrub
Bad Ass Bacon from The Winchester Pub
5148 Broadway, Alamo Heights, (210) 721-7762, thewinchesterpub.com
Priding itself in having a Texas twist on the English pub, this Alamo Heights spot obviously has bacon on the menu. Don’t expect any fancy though, you’re getting strips of the house maple-glazed bacon. Is it usual pub fare? No. Is it tasty? Hell yes.
Photo via Yelp / The Winchester Pub
Side of potatoes with bacon butter creme from Range
Inside Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown, 125 E Houston St, (210) 227-4455, rangesa.com
If you love bacon and potatoes, consider the side of papas in a bacon butter creme a home run. Order whatever entree you’d like, just make sure you get this goodness that will surely be the highlight of your meal if you’re addicted to bacon.
Photo via Yelp / Jeff B.
Skillet mac ‘n’ cheese from Mr C’s Fried Chicken & Waffles
7907 W Loop 1604 N #102, (210) 598-0114, facebook.com/Mr.CsFriedChickenWaffles
When it’s served in a skillet, you can expect the real deal. Mr C’s homemade mac ‘n’ cheese is upgraded with two cheeses and – you guessed it – bacon. While you’re there you might as well order some chicken and a waffle to get the whole experience.
Photo via Instagram / mrcsfriedchickenandwaffles
Little Piggy Pizza from Oak Hills Tavern
7920 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 614-8855, oak-hills-tavern.business.site
With a name like “Little Piggy,” you know that pork is at the forefront. This house pizza includes bacon-onion jam as well as pieces of BBQ pork. Of course, there’s other toppings like a honey/jalapeño BBQ sauce, house-pickled jalapeños and mozzarella.
Photo via Yelp / Angela F.
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Bacon ranch fries from Philly’s Phamous Cheesesteaks
2301 San Pedro Ave, (210) 621-8908, facebook.com
How does bacon made even better? Mix it with cheese and ranch! These fries are bacon-y, ranch-y and cheesy, so your salivary glands will go wild when you munch on these sinfully good bites. Ranch is served on the side, but have all these flavors mesh so you can see what’s up. And if you’re really trying to go all out, get bacon on top of your cheesesteak!
Photo via Instagram / phillys_phamous

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