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

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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,
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,
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,
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
Il Forno
122 Nogalitos St, (210) 616-2198,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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
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Fratello’s Italian Market & Deli
2503 Broadway St, (210) 444-0277,
Choose from sandwiches, soup, salad or pasta! And if you’re so inspired, snag some items to see if you can create your own Italian feast for dinner.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.vory
Big Bob’s Burgers
447 W Hildebrand Ave, (210) 734-2627,
Treat yourself to a juicy burger and stop by Big Bob’s. Go classic or opt for the specialty burger route, order up the nachos or hot dog to really stuff yourself, and complete your meal with a shake or malt. Point is, you’ll get your fill of American grub.
Photo via Instagram / eat_it_b
Rome’s Pizza
Multiple locations,
With four locations in San Antonio, Rome’s offers up plenty of no-frills Italian dishes, including pizza. Lunch specials include stromboli, pizza by the slice, or select hot sandwiches.
Photo via Instagram / adam.eats.n.drinks
The Luxury
103 E Jones Ave, (210) 354-2274,
Need some fresh air on your lunch break/date? Enjoy the breeze and some solid eats on the Luxury patio.
Photo via Instagram / theluuxurysa
Asia Kitchen
1739 SW Loop 410 #201, (210) 673-0662,
Get your fix of Thai dishes here, oh and other Asian dishes too. The lunch menu lets you choose from chicken pad thai, chicken curry, beef with broccoli, and sweet & sour pork. The single $6.50 entree plate is served with spring rolls, rice, and an iced tea.
Photo via Instagram / jdizzl9
2720 McCullough Ave, (210) 320-2261,
A popular late-night joint, Barbaro also comes through for lunch as well. Opt for the personal route ($10 gets you any small pizza plus a soup or half a salad) or share it up ($20 any large pizza plus a regular salad).
Photo via Instagram / sabarbaro
El Bucanero
Multiple locations,
Mexican-style seafood. What else do you need to know? With three locations throughout Alamo City, El Bucanero is a prime spot for lunch when you have a bit more time.
Photo via Instagram / tequila_m0ckingbird
Ding How Chinese Restaurant
4531 NW Loop 410, (210) 340-7944,
Operating since 1983, Ding How is that restaurant on stilts on 410. Stop in for daily lunch specials like lemon chicken, Szechuan beef, Mongolian chicken and beef with broccoli.
Photo via Instagram / dinghowsa
Liberty Bar
1111 S Alamo St, (210) 227-1187,
Lunch specials are updated daily, so be sure to check the menu before making plans. This Downtown eatery always offers the soup of the day (corn with zucchini, chicken broth) as well as a number of filling entrees (beef milanesa, quiche, chicken tostadas).
Photo via Instagram / mayoo.tha
Taco Garage
8403 Broadway St, (210) 826-4405,
If you can squeeze in a quick margarita during lunch, be sure to check out this Broadway joint. With house drinks, classic Mexican plates and breakfast served all day, this spot might just become a favorite.
Photo via Instagram / thetacogarage
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Demo’s Greek Food
Multiple locations,
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

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