25 Hidden Gem Restaurants Found in San Antonio Strip Malls
Not all great restaurants are easy to find. Sometimes they'll be right in front of your face, but you just miss them time and time again. Most likely located between a Cricket Wireless and a vape shop, here are plaza-buried restaurants you should definitely make it a point to stop by.
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7114 UTSA Boulevard Unit 101,(210) 233-6371, facebook.com/noodltreetx
At Noodle Tree, chef Mike Nguyen is serving some of the best ramen in the Alamo City. Show up early for the pork bao buns (they tend to sell out quickly). Sit down to a savory bowl of kimchi ramen, and treat yourself to flavorful specialties like edamame and chicken karrage.
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Myron's Prime Steakhouse
10003 NW Military Hwy, (210) 493-3031, myronsprime.com
Myron’s will completely change your idea of what you type of restaurants you think belong in a strip mall and which don’t. Knock those preconceived notions out of your head treat yourself to some quality steaks and seafood at this contemporary chophouse. There’s also a sizeable bar and patio, so you’re in for a posh experience all around.
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The Big Bib BBQ
104 Lanark Dr, (210) 654-8400, thebigbib.com
Meats are king at this local barbecue staple, though you can also score solid sides and decadent desserts. Go for the plate so you can taste your way through the menu with two meats and two sides to match. Save room for dessert – cobbler, that is. It’s available in peach, strawberry or pecan.
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Sangria on the Burg
5115 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 265-3763, sangriaontheburg.com
Known for its colorful sangria flights, this Fredericksburg outpost pumps out delicious brunch fare from this modest space. Complete with an adjacent patio for ultimate brunch vibes, consider this spot as a high contender for your dining bucket list.
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Mina & Dimi's Greek House
7159 W US Hwy 90, (210) 674-3464, agreekhouse.com
A drive out to the Far West Side and you’ll be able to dine in at Mini & Dimi’s for some delicious Greek bites. Complete with murals, this festive space features belly dancing and wine tastings, and of course classic Greek dishes such as mousaka, gyros, falafel and souvlaki.
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6733 Bandera Rd, Leon Valley, (210) 451-5586, kungfunoodletx.com
If you judge a book by its cover, you may have a hard time believing that tasty noodles await you inside this Leon Valley spot. Venture inside and you’ll discover authentically-made hand-pulled noodles, dumplings and steamed buns. Yes, you’ll want to stop by immediately.
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Hop & Vine
5619 W Loop 1604 N Suite 109, (210) 878-4071, hopandvinesa.com
Head to Alamo Ranch for contemporary bites that taste as good as they look. Enjoy American comfort food, craft beer and wine in this industrial rustic space that will have you wonder how it’s housed in a strip mall.
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Picnikins Patio Cafe
Multiple locations, picnikinspatiocafe.com
Both of Picknikins’ locations operate from strip malls, but based on how much of a hot spot it is for brunch, you couldn’t tell otherwise. On the weekends, camp out early to snag a table so you and your crew can enjoy sandwiches, soups and, most importantly, lots of wine.
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3505 Wurzbach Rd #102, (210) 509-9999, facebook.com/SichuanEats
This humble spot may not look like much, but it serves up some of the best Chinese fare in the city. Stop by for Sichuan tapas, hot pots and more – like pork belly and Kung Pao shrimp. Make sure to order the dumplings!
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Tiu Steppi's Osteria
9910 W Loop 1604 N, (210) 688-9885, tiusteppis.com
Consider the exposed-brick digs a welcoming space for this decadent neighborhood Italian restaurant. With unique wood-fired pizzas, pastas, craft beers and wines filling the menu, this is a go-to spot for an authentic Italian dining experience.
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