September 21, 2018

25 Essential East Side San Antonio Restaurants You Should've Tried By Now

From well-known staples to hidden gems, these East Side bars and restaurants are definitely worth a visit – no matter what side of town you're coming from.
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Chatman’s Chicken Restaurant
1747 S WW White Rd, (210) 359-0245
For fried chicken done right, you’ll want to get your ass to Chatman’s. This tiny spot serves up delicious chicken and homemade sides that can hold their own. Chatman’s has daily specials, too, as if you need any more reason to pay them a visit.
Photo via Instagram / rose_papi_bbsc
Chatman’s Chicken Restaurant
1747 S WW White Rd, (210) 359-0245
For fried chicken done right, you’ll want to get your ass to Chatman’s. This tiny spot serves up delicious chicken and homemade sides that can hold their own. Chatman’s has daily specials, too, as if you need any more reason to pay them a visit.
Photo via Instagram / rose_papi_bbsc
Radicke’s Bluebonnet Grill
237 N WW White Rd, (210) 337-4007, facebook.com
While grills are usually posh, Radicke’s keeps it simple with American comfort food. From burgers to meatloaf, there’s something on the menu for everyone. While they have daily specials, make it a point to try the jalapeño chicken sandwich.
Photo via Instagram / chrishowton
Radicke’s Bluebonnet Grill
237 N WW White Rd, (210) 337-4007, facebook.com
While grills are usually posh, Radicke’s keeps it simple with American comfort food. From burgers to meatloaf, there’s something on the menu for everyone. While they have daily specials, make it a point to try the jalapeño chicken sandwich.
Photo via Instagram / chrishowton
Dignowity Meats
1701 E Houston St, (210) 462-1496, dignowitymeats.com
If you’re a self-described carnivore, you should already know about this East Side spot. For those who haven’t had the pleasure, you can score perfectly-made meats, sandwiches and sides to match and scarf them down on some aesthetically-appropriate picnic tables.
Photo via Instagram / terramarkhomes
Dignowity Meats
1701 E Houston St, (210) 462-1496, dignowitymeats.com
If you’re a self-described carnivore, you should already know about this East Side spot. For those who haven’t had the pleasure, you can score perfectly-made meats, sandwiches and sides to match and scarf them down on some aesthetically-appropriate picnic tables.
Photo via Instagram / terramarkhomes
Mr. & Mrs. G’s Homecooking
2222 S WW White Rd, (210) 359-0002, facebook.com/MrandMrsGsHomeCookingandPastries
Not all soul food is created equal, and Mr. & Mrs. G’s is proof of that. This casual spot is all about homecooking with items like chitterlings, oxtails, salmon croquettes and desserts made from scratch. If you like your dinner fried or boiled, look no further.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras
Mr. & Mrs. G’s Homecooking
2222 S WW White Rd, (210) 359-0002, facebook.com/MrandMrsGsHomeCookingandPastries
Not all soul food is created equal, and Mr. & Mrs. G’s is proof of that. This casual spot is all about homecooking with items like chitterlings, oxtails, salmon croquettes and desserts made from scratch. If you like your dinner fried or boiled, look no further.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras
2M Smokehouse
2731 S WW White Rd, (210) 885-9352, 2msmokehouse.com
San Antonio has plenty of prized barbecue spots, and 2M is for sure one not to be missed. Pitmaster Esaul Ramos and co. dish out meaty favorites like pulled pork and brisket and pair them beautifully with classic sides. 2M may only be a few years old, but should be regarded with the utmost respect, y’all.
Photo via Instagram / 2msmokehouse
2M Smokehouse
2731 S WW White Rd, (210) 885-9352, 2msmokehouse.com
San Antonio has plenty of prized barbecue spots, and 2M is for sure one not to be missed. Pitmaster Esaul Ramos and co. dish out meaty favorites like pulled pork and brisket and pair them beautifully with classic sides. 2M may only be a few years old, but should be regarded with the utmost respect, y’all.
Photo via Instagram / 2msmokehouse
Sweet Yams
218 N Cherry St, (210) 229-9267, facebook.com/SweetYamsOrganic
Though only open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. five days of the week, Sweet Yams is worth making plans to visit. This funky cafe may be small, but the flavor is packin’ here. This health-conscious has plenty of organic, gluten-free, and vegan options that will make yourself so much easier if you’re not a meat-eater.
Photo via Instagram / fit.and.styled
Sweet Yams
218 N Cherry St, (210) 229-9267, facebook.com/SweetYamsOrganic
Though only open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. five days of the week, Sweet Yams is worth making plans to visit. This funky cafe may be small, but the flavor is packin’ here. This health-conscious has plenty of organic, gluten-free, and vegan options that will make yourself so much easier if you’re not a meat-eater.
Photo via Instagram / fit.and.styled
Ruben’s Homemade Tamales
1807 Rigsby Ave, (210) 337-0025, facebook.com
When Ruben says he makes homemade tamales, he isn’t playing. Though most San Antonians have a tamale vendor they’re dedicated to, y’all need to try Ruben’s at some point. We won’t say much, except that you need have faith in us and try these. (You’re welcome.)
Photo via Instagram / wheresaeats
Ruben’s Homemade Tamales
1807 Rigsby Ave, (210) 337-0025, facebook.com
When Ruben says he makes homemade tamales, he isn’t playing. Though most San Antonians have a tamale vendor they’re dedicated to, y’all need to try Ruben’s at some point. We won’t say much, except that you need have faith in us and try these. (You’re welcome.)
Photo via Instagram / wheresaeats
Pollos Asados Los Norteños
4642 Rigsby Ave, (210) 648-3303, facebook.com/polloslosnortenos
Do we even need to introduce Pollos Asados? Though known for playing with our hearts by opening and closing more often than we’d like, Pollos Asados is well-respected for its charbroiled chicken. Complimented perfectly with Mexican-style rice and beans, this spot is worth the drive – and wait – no matter where you’re coming from.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras
Pollos Asados Los Norteños
4642 Rigsby Ave, (210) 648-3303, facebook.com/polloslosnortenos
Do we even need to introduce Pollos Asados? Though known for playing with our hearts by opening and closing more often than we’d like, Pollos Asados is well-respected for its charbroiled chicken. Complimented perfectly with Mexican-style rice and beans, this spot is worth the drive – and wait – no matter where you’re coming from.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras
Tucker’s Kozy Korner
1338 E Houston St, (210) 474-0031, facebook.com/tuckerskozykorner1948
Tucker’s has been operating since 1948 and has gained the reputation as a homey bar. You can totally chill here while you slam down a burger and enjoy live soul and R&B acts.
Photo via Instagram / rogersaurus_mex
Tucker’s Kozy Korner
1338 E Houston St, (210) 474-0031, facebook.com/tuckerskozykorner1948
Tucker’s has been operating since 1948 and has gained the reputation as a homey bar. You can totally chill here while you slam down a burger and enjoy live soul and R&B acts.
Photo via Instagram / rogersaurus_mex
Chas Market & Kitchen
1431 N Pine St, (210) 227-1521, chaskitchen.com
If you need a place that can do it all, Chas Market is the place for you. This neighborhood joint has solid offerings of Mexican, American and Korean?! Whether you want some carne asada or Korean BBQ made fresh, Chas lets you enjoy it all – and all in one sitting. There’s even an all-you-can-eat option for those who are really into Asian ‘cue.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras
Chas Market & Kitchen
1431 N Pine St, (210) 227-1521, chaskitchen.com
If you need a place that can do it all, Chas Market is the place for you. This neighborhood joint has solid offerings of Mexican, American and Korean?! Whether you want some carne asada or Korean BBQ made fresh, Chas lets you enjoy it all – and all in one sitting. There’s even an all-you-can-eat option for those who are really into Asian ‘cue.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras