March 02, 2018

20 Essential Restaurants in San Antonio to Try On Your Lunch Break

Take a break from the 9-5 grind and enjoy a lunch to power you through the day. From affordable weekday specials to chill vibes, these restaurants have got you covered.
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Demo’s Greek Food
Multiple locations, demosgreekfood.com
These lunch specials keep it simple: choose from the traditional gyro sandwich or the chicken option. Your meal is complete with Greek salad, fries and a drink.
Photo via Instagram / gabo.tx
Demo’s Greek Food
Multiple locations, demosgreekfood.com
These lunch specials keep it simple: choose from the traditional gyro sandwich or the chicken option. Your meal is complete with Greek salad, fries and a drink.
Photo via Instagram / gabo.tx
Rosella at the Rand
114 E Houston St, (210) 595-1410, rosellacoffee.com
While the newest Rosella doesn’t necessarily have specials, this spot is must-try for lunch. The mid-day menu includes small plates like avocado or apple cheddar toast, as well as more-filling choices like the The Rosella burger or club sandwich, both served with kale chips.
Photo via Instagram / rosellatx
Rosella at the Rand
114 E Houston St, (210) 595-1410, rosellacoffee.com
While the newest Rosella doesn’t necessarily have specials, this spot is must-try for lunch. The mid-day menu includes small plates like avocado or apple cheddar toast, as well as more-filling choices like the The Rosella burger or club sandwich, both served with kale chips.
Photo via Instagram / rosellatx
The Station Cafe
108 King William St, (210) 444-2200, thestationsa.com
While this spot has plenty of options to choose from, have a bit of everything with the soup-salad-slice combo for just $6.95. And if you have a sweet tooth, be sure to get a slice of pie.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.vortooth
The Station Cafe
108 King William St, (210) 444-2200, thestationsa.com
While this spot has plenty of options to choose from, have a bit of everything with the soup-salad-slice combo for just $6.95. And if you have a sweet tooth, be sure to get a slice of pie.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.vortooth
Gino’s Deli Stop N Buy
13210 Huebner Rd, (210) 764-0602
Now that more San Antonians are learning about this hidden gem, you might have a bit of a wait. But these sandwiches are totally worth it. You can’t go wrong with whatever you order, but if you really want to make your lunch worthwhile, go for the Philly cheesesteak. You’re welcome.
Photo via Instagram / ginosdeli
Gino’s Deli Stop N Buy
13210 Huebner Rd, (210) 764-0602
Now that more San Antonians are learning about this hidden gem, you might have a bit of a wait. But these sandwiches are totally worth it. You can’t go wrong with whatever you order, but if you really want to make your lunch worthwhile, go for the Philly cheesesteak. You’re welcome.
Photo via Instagram / ginosdeli
Il Forno
122 Nogalitos St, (210) 616-2198, ilfornosa.com
Stop by for lunch and score an 8” pizza, small salad and icea tea for less than $15. Or opt for a later lunch and take advantage of happy hour specials – $6 Margherita pizza and $2 draft beers.
Photo via Instagram / kodymelton
Il Forno
122 Nogalitos St, (210) 616-2198, ilfornosa.com
Stop by for lunch and score an 8” pizza, small salad and icea tea for less than $15. Or opt for a later lunch and take advantage of happy hour specials – $6 Margherita pizza and $2 draft beers.
Photo via Instagram / kodymelton
L & L Hawaiian Grill
1302 Austin Hwy #1, (210) 474-6699, llhawaiiangrill.com
With all of the meals automatically coming in Styrofoam containers, L & L is a perfect spot for lunch on-the-go. Go for classics with a twist, like the ramen burger, or opt for a true Hawaiian dish, like the Loco Moco (hamburger patties over white rice, topped with 2 eggs, covered with brown gravy).
Photo via Instagram / meatsquadtx
L & L Hawaiian Grill
1302 Austin Hwy #1, (210) 474-6699, llhawaiiangrill.com
With all of the meals automatically coming in Styrofoam containers, L & L is a perfect spot for lunch on-the-go. Go for classics with a twist, like the ramen burger, or opt for a true Hawaiian dish, like the Loco Moco (hamburger patties over white rice, topped with 2 eggs, covered with brown gravy).
Photo via Instagram / meatsquadtx
Golden Wok
Multiple locations, goldenwoksa.com
With lunch specials capping at $8, a lunch of the day or one of the everyday specials is a great choice for those who work in the Medical Center. Each lunch includes an egg drop soup, pork fried rice and either an egg roll or fried wonton.
Photo via Instagram / slackerbabe.z
Golden Wok
Multiple locations, goldenwoksa.com
With lunch specials capping at $8, a lunch of the day or one of the everyday specials is a great choice for those who work in the Medical Center. Each lunch includes an egg drop soup, pork fried rice and either an egg roll or fried wonton.
Photo via Instagram / slackerbabe.z
Thai Dee
5307 Blanco Rd, (210) 342-3622, thaideesa.com
Thai Dee is a good choice any time, but the restaurant is synonymous with lunch specials. For $9, you get to choose from a wide variety of entrees, all of which are paired with two vegetable spring rolls and the soup of the day.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.foodie
Thai Dee
5307 Blanco Rd, (210) 342-3622, thaideesa.com
Thai Dee is a good choice any time, but the restaurant is synonymous with lunch specials. For $9, you get to choose from a wide variety of entrees, all of which are paired with two vegetable spring rolls and the soup of the day.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.foodie
Schilo’s Delicatessen
424 E Commerce St, (210) 223-6692, schilos.com
Ok, so maybe Schilo’s doesn’t have lunch specials, but what better place for your lunch break than a deli? This Downtown spot serves up classic American sandwiches as well as German-as-can-be sausage, wurst and schnitzel.
Photo via Instagram / sarahtheissen
Schilo’s Delicatessen
424 E Commerce St, (210) 223-6692, schilos.com
Ok, so maybe Schilo’s doesn’t have lunch specials, but what better place for your lunch break than a deli? This Downtown spot serves up classic American sandwiches as well as German-as-can-be sausage, wurst and schnitzel.
Photo via Instagram / sarahtheissen
Burger Boy
Multiple locations, burgerboysa.com
With one of the combos called the Working Man, of course this place is popular for lunch. Complete your meal with the signature orange shake.
Photo via Instagram / burgerboysa
Burger Boy
Multiple locations, burgerboysa.com
With one of the combos called the Working Man, of course this place is popular for lunch. Complete your meal with the signature orange shake.
Photo via Instagram / burgerboysa