22 San Antonio-area restaurants we said goodbye to so far in 2022

Though it looks like San Antonio's restaurant scene is finally recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, it's the nature of the foodservice business that we see businesses close annually as new ones open.

We went back to the beginning of the year and tallied at least 22 Alamo City eateries that have shut down or plan to in coming weeks. While some of those departures are related to the pandemic, lease adjustments and other factors played roles as well. 
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Alamo BBQ Co.
511 E. Grayson St.
Local star chef Jason Dady this spring shut down his beloved barbecue spot on Grayson Street after four years of service. Dady said the decision to close the doors was not a pandemic-related closure, rather, the result of his inability to reach a new lease deal with the owners of the Pearl-area property. 
Photo via Instagram / alamobbqcompany
Alamo BBQ Co.
511 E. Grayson St.
Local star chef Jason Dady this spring shut down his beloved barbecue spot on Grayson Street after four years of service. Dady said the decision to close the doors was not a pandemic-related closure, rather, the result of his inability to reach a new lease deal with the owners of the Pearl-area property.
Photo via Instagram / alamobbqcompany
Bandit BBQ
1913 S Flores St
Formerly housed at the Feight studios in Southtown, Bandit seemed a promising fit despite opening at the beginning of the pandemic. The barbecue spot stayed open for two years before business partners Mark Garcia and Brandon Peterson decided to pivot their focus to a new concept, Big Animal, near the Pearl.
Photo via Instagram / banditbbqsatx
Bandit BBQ
1913 S Flores St
Formerly housed at the Feight studios in Southtown, Bandit seemed a promising fit despite opening at the beginning of the pandemic. The barbecue spot stayed open for two years before business partners Mark Garcia and Brandon Peterson decided to pivot their focus to a new concept, Big Animal, near the Pearl.
Photo via Instagram / banditbbqsatx
Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro
4522 Fredericksburg Rd.
The Bijou Cinema Bistro, a concept ahead of its time in offering dining options to moviegoers, shut its doors this year as well. The Balcones Heights theater offering food alongside indie flicks closed abruptly in April 2022. 
Photo via Google Maps
Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro
4522 Fredericksburg Rd.
The Bijou Cinema Bistro, a concept ahead of its time in offering dining options to moviegoers, shut its doors this year as well. The Balcones Heights theater offering food alongside indie flicks closed abruptly in April 2022.
Photo via Google Maps
Broken Stone Pizza Co.
1022 N. Main St., Boerne
After 12 years of rolling dough, Hill Country pizza parlor Broken Stone has decided they will shut their doors at the end of the month. Known for New York-style pizzas and a cozy atmosphere, Broken Stone’s Boerne location opened in 2011. Though the Boerne location will shutter, the company’s Kerrville location will remain open.  
Photo via Google Maps
Broken Stone Pizza Co.
1022 N. Main St., Boerne
After 12 years of rolling dough, Hill Country pizza parlor Broken Stone has decided they will shut their doors at the end of the month. Known for New York-style pizzas and a cozy atmosphere, Broken Stone’s Boerne location opened in 2011. Though the Boerne location will shutter, the company’s Kerrville location will remain open.
Photo via Google Maps
Cerroni’s Purple Garlic – Austin Highway
1017 Austin Highway
Staffing issues plagued this local favorite, which served central San Antonio via two locations. The pizzeria was well known for its affordable pizza, house-baked bread, lasagna and family friendly atmosphere. 
Photo via Google Maps
Cerroni’s Purple Garlic – Austin Highway
1017 Austin Highway
Staffing issues plagued this local favorite, which served central San Antonio via two locations. The pizzeria was well known for its affordable pizza, house-baked bread, lasagna and family friendly atmosphere.
Photo via Google Maps
Cervecería Chapultepec
Multiple Locations
Cervecería Chapultepec suddenly shuttered both SA locations in June 2022. The one-price Mexican chain made its SA debut in 2020, offering tacos and tortas along with cocktails, wine and beer. 
Photo via Instagram / cerveceriachapultepecsat
Cervecería Chapultepec
Multiple Locations
Cervecería Chapultepec suddenly shuttered both SA locations in June 2022. The one-price Mexican chain made its SA debut in 2020, offering tacos and tortas along with cocktails, wine and beer.
Photo via Instagram / cerveceriachapultepecsat
Fletcher’s Hamburgers
312 Pearl Parkway
Fletchers, one of the Pearl Bottling Department’s original tenants, 86’d their tenure in March after four years of serving up its namesake burgers, hot dogs and shakes.
Photo via Instagram / fletchers.hamburgers
Fletcher’s Hamburgers
312 Pearl Parkway
Fletchers, one of the Pearl Bottling Department’s original tenants, 86’d their tenure in March after four years of serving up its namesake burgers, hot dogs and shakes.
Photo via Instagram / fletchers.hamburgers
Glass and Plate
4212 McCullough Ave.
Staffing issues forced this Olmos Park establishment to halt service in January of 2022, just shy of its first anniversary. 
Photo via Instagram / glassandplatesa
Glass and Plate
4212 McCullough Ave.
Staffing issues forced this Olmos Park establishment to halt service in January of 2022, just shy of its first anniversary.
Photo via Instagram / glassandplatesa
Jacala Mexican Restaurant
606 West Ave.
West side institution Jacala burned down in March, marking the end of a chapter for one of the oldest restaurants in the city. The five-alarm fire burned almost everything in the restaurant and was declared a total loss by fire officials as they arrived at the scene. 
Photo via Google Maps
Jacala Mexican Restaurant
606 West Ave.
West side institution Jacala burned down in March, marking the end of a chapter for one of the oldest restaurants in the city. The five-alarm fire burned almost everything in the restaurant and was declared a total loss by fire officials as they arrived at the scene.
Photo via Google Maps
Max’s Wine Dive
340 E. Basse Rd., Ste. 101
Popular Quarry destination Max’s Wine Dive shut their doors in February 2022. The chain abruptly closed their Austin and San Antonio locations, opting to keep the lights on in their two Houston stores. 
Photo via Instagram / mwdsanantonio
Max’s Wine Dive
340 E. Basse Rd., Ste. 101
Popular Quarry destination Max’s Wine Dive shut their doors in February 2022. The chain abruptly closed their Austin and San Antonio locations, opting to keep the lights on in their two Houston stores.
Photo via Instagram / mwdsanantonio