22 San Antonio Restaurants We've Said Goodbye to So Far in 2020

Over recent weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has claimed San Antonio dining favorites including San Antonio staple The Spaghetti Warehouse and Noodle Tree, the beloved Asian outpost. However, the city was already seeing restaurants close up shop as early as January 2020.

We went back to the beginning of the year and tallied at least 21 Alamo City eateries that have closed due to circumstances surrounding the pandemic, lease adjustments and more.
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The Spaghetti Warehouse
1226 E Houston St.
San Antonio landmark Spaghetti Warehouse was unable to weather the pandemic and closed its doors permanently after decades in operation, leaving many San Antonians with just memories of the ever-present stained glass, kitschy decor and bustling dining room. 
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The Spaghetti Warehouse
1226 E Houston St.
San Antonio landmark Spaghetti Warehouse was unable to weather the pandemic and closed its doors permanently after decades in operation, leaving many San Antonians with just memories of the ever-present stained glass, kitschy decor and bustling dining room.
Photo via Instagram / lindakuehl
Ruben's Backyard
13838 Jones Maltsberger Road
Ruben’s offered a huge backyard space for families to enjoy their Mexican plates, burgers and sandwiches, plus a full bar for those really just wanting a weekend marg. Ruben’s closed suddenly in January, citing owner Ruben Sepulveda’s retirement. 
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Ruben's Backyard
13838 Jones Maltsberger Road
Ruben’s offered a huge backyard space for families to enjoy their Mexican plates, burgers and sandwiches, plus a full bar for those really just wanting a weekend marg. Ruben’s closed suddenly in January, citing owner Ruben Sepulveda’s retirement.
Photo via Instagram / trustartz
Still Golden Social House
1900 Broadway St.
Popular Broadway spot Still Golden Social House will eventually be reopened inside a new development on the block, but to us, it’ll never be the same. From the Jeff Goldblum collage in the women’s restroom to the incredible cocktails, Still Golden was a place you could relax and really enjoy the attitude of SA. 
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Still Golden Social House
1900 Broadway St.
Popular Broadway spot Still Golden Social House will eventually be reopened inside a new development on the block, but to us, it’ll never be the same. From the Jeff Goldblum collage in the women’s restroom to the incredible cocktails, Still Golden was a place you could relax and really enjoy the attitude of SA.
Photo via Instagram / stillgoldensocialhouse
The Luxury
103 E Jones Ave.
Crack fries and craft beer; that’s what Luxury is made of. Chef Andrew Weissman’s popular Museum Reach eatery closed in January, allowing for his team to focus on developing a second Luxury concept in Terminal A of San Antonio International Airport. Elsewhere Garden Bar & Kitchen now occupies the space. 
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The Luxury
103 E Jones Ave.
Crack fries and craft beer; that’s what Luxury is made of. Chef Andrew Weissman’s popular Museum Reach eatery closed in January, allowing for his team to focus on developing a second Luxury concept in Terminal A of San Antonio International Airport. Elsewhere Garden Bar & Kitchen now occupies the space.
Photo via Instagram / theluxurysa
The Noodle Tree
7114 UTSA Boulevard #101
Mike Nyugen, chef-owner of Noodle Tree on SA’s Northwest side, was a resounding voice against Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to re-open Texas in April. Nguyen's battle with — coupled with the effects of the COVID-19 crisis — forced him to shut down his ramen-focused restaurant to refocus on treatment. 
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The Noodle Tree
7114 UTSA Boulevard #101
Mike Nyugen, chef-owner of Noodle Tree on SA’s Northwest side, was a resounding voice against Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to re-open Texas in April. Nguyen's battle with — coupled with the effects of the COVID-19 crisis — forced him to shut down his ramen-focused restaurant to refocus on treatment.
Photo via Instagram / noodletreetx
The Tea Crate
26108 Overlook Parkway
Owner Ann Hatch announced the closure of her brand-new tea-focused venture The Tea Crate via Facebook, writing, “It would have been a success if this COVID stuff didn’t come into all our lives. But it did and with the rent as high as it is, I have no choice.” The tea room was open for less than six months. 
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The Tea Crate
26108 Overlook Parkway
Owner Ann Hatch announced the closure of her brand-new tea-focused venture The Tea Crate via Facebook, writing, “It would have been a success if this COVID stuff didn’t come into all our lives. But it did and with the rent as high as it is, I have no choice.” The tea room was open for less than six months.
Photo via Instagram / theteacrate
Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar
11075 IH 10 W Suite 200
Walk-On’s — owned in part by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees — closed one of its two local locations earlier this month, citing the COVID-19 pandemic as a key part in the decision to shut down the Northwest SA outlet. There are currently no plans to close the Walk-On's location in the Hollywood Park neighborhood. 
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Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar
11075 IH 10 W Suite 200
Walk-On’s — owned in part by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees — closed one of its two local locations earlier this month, citing the COVID-19 pandemic as a key part in the decision to shut down the Northwest SA outlet. There are currently no plans to close the Walk-On's location in the Hollywood Park neighborhood.
Photo via Instagram / gatormillworks
Zedric's
Various Locations
In a May 29 blog post, Zedric’s owner Zach Lutton announced that the team had decided to close two of their three locations. The Quarry and Stone Oak stores had seen “a substantial drop in sales as a consequence of COVID-19,” and all operations of the chef-prepared, ready-to-eat meal venture to their original Colonnade location. 
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Zedric's
Various Locations
In a May 29 blog post, Zedric’s owner Zach Lutton announced that the team had decided to close two of their three locations. The Quarry and Stone Oak stores had seen “a substantial drop in sales as a consequence of COVID-19,” and all operations of the chef-prepared, ready-to-eat meal venture to their original Colonnade location.
Photo via Instagram / zedrics
Baklövah Bakery & Cafe
403 Blue Star #106
Baklövah Bakery & Cafe, from the family behind Pasha Mediterranean Grill, opened in Southtown in 2019, offering Middle Eastern sweets and lunchtime snacks including shawarma, gyros, wraps and salads. While the Blue Star location was short-lived, an older version of Baklövah remains, on Wurzbach Road. 
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Baklövah Bakery & Cafe
403 Blue Star #106
Baklövah Bakery & Cafe, from the family behind Pasha Mediterranean Grill, opened in Southtown in 2019, offering Middle Eastern sweets and lunchtime snacks including shawarma, gyros, wraps and salads. While the Blue Star location was short-lived, an older version of Baklövah remains, on Wurzbach Road.
Photo via Facebook / BaklovaCafe
Bar Louie
22610 US Highway 281 N #105
Texas-based gastropub chain Bar Louie filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in late January, and closed 38 of its restaurants, including the Stone Oak location. If sometimes rowdy weekend crowds and DJ sets are your thing, don’t fret. The La Cantera location continues to do business. 
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Bar Louie
22610 US Highway 281 N #105
Texas-based gastropub chain Bar Louie filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in late January, and closed 38 of its restaurants, including the Stone Oak location. If sometimes rowdy weekend crowds and DJ sets are your thing, don’t fret. The La Cantera location continues to do business.
Photo via Instagram / barlouie