20 Under-the-Radar Restaurants in San Antonio You Should Try
San Antonio has plenty of dining options to choose from, so you'd have to go out a lot to hit them all up. While you might have your go-to spots, venture out and explore some notable restaurants (and sometimes hidden gems) that you may or may not have had the pleasure to dine at just yet.
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1927 Goliad Road, (210) 337-1355, kennysburgers.com
If you care more about what a burger tastes like than the aesthetic said burger joint gives off, then Kenny’s Burgers is the place for you. This no-frills spot makes greasy burgers that hit the spot whenever you need something scrumptious, plus fries, tots, onion rings and even sweet potato fries. Yup, you don’t want to ignore this spot.
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El Chivito Tortas Ahogadas
204 Crossroads Blvd, Balcones Heights, (210) 369-9638, ahogadaselchivito.com
The flavors of Guadalajara can be found here in the Alamo City through these tortas ahogadas. Whether you’re Team Carnitas or Team Buche, you could easily get addicted to these flavors. Be sure to get a mangonada too!
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1222 N Main Ave, (210) 225-8593, facebook.com
While most downtown eateries take pride in being flashy, Cypress Cafe really isn’t about that. Nestled in the basement of a boring building, the cafe serves up selections like breakfast tacos and burgers, but also a menu of yummy Korean bites. So whether you start your day with a bean and cheese taco or fuel up at lunchtime with bulgogi, you can trust Cypress Cafe to come through.
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Sorrento Pizza & Restaurant
5146 Broadway St, (210) 824-0055, sorrentopizzeria.com
With so many pizza options in the Alamo City, you’d do yourself a favor if you made sure to taste your way through them all. Consider adding this spot to the top of the list, as it truly delivers with freshly-baked, New York-style pizza pies and other Italian dishes.
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7431 Northwest Loop 410 #115, (210) 375-4097, theshacksatx.com
Previously housed in a convenience store, the Shack has found its home in this Westover Hills storefront. If its former home kept you away, consider the new outpost all the reassurance you need to stop by for delicious burgers, hot dogs and puro snacks like Frito pie and corn in a cup. Need we even say any more? We didn’t think so.
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Beirut Mediterranean Restaurant
4085 Medical Dr, (210) 769-1241
Tasty Mediterranean fare awaits you at this Medical Center spot. From falafel plates to gyros and kabobs, the spices here will hit the spot whenever you want something filling and flavorful.
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Che’s Chicken & Burgers
4303 S Presa St, (210) 533-7989,
Folks who have yet to stop by Che’s Chicken are seriously missing out. A dependable spot for fried chicken, gizzards, fish and sides to match, this gem will quickly become a favorite of yours for whenever you just want some tasty-ass food.
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Danny Boy’s Hamburgers
1537 West Summit, (210) 736-1665, facebook.com
This burger shop may not look like much, but don’t let the exterior fool you. The burgers here are plenty juicy and the fries just the right amount of crispy. What else could you want in a burger shop?
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Copper Kitchen Café
300 Augusta, (210) 200-8200, swschool.org
A true under-the-radar gem is Copper Kitchen Café, found at the Southwest School of Art. Open for lunch daily, the cafe serves up homestyle food a la cafeteria style. The quaint space is ideal for a lunch date for folks in the area.
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Youz Guyz South Philly Cheesesteaks
316 Pat Booker Road, Universal City, (210) 659-8930, youzguyzcheesesteaks.com
This may be Texas, but the flavors of South Philly are alive and well over at Youz Guyz. Inspired by the food scene and culture of Philadelphia, Jimmy and Kathy De Laurentis operate this authentic joint, where you can score hefty cheesesteaks and hoagies. Make sure to order one of the Italian ices for the well-rounded Philly experience.
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