August 01, 2019

25 Texas-based restaurant chains that don't suck

San Antonio has lots of places to eat. If you're the type that isn't picky about only dining at one-of-a-kind eateries, then you're probably more than familiar with the abundance of chain restaurants. Although these places are far from mom-and-pop shops, these restaurants are headquartered somewhere in Texas and have at least one location right here in the Alamo City.
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Hopdoddy Burger Bar
17623 La Cantera Pkwy Ste 101, (210) 434-2337, hopdoddy.com
When searching for a delicious burger that breaks the mold, you can trust Hopdoddy, based in Austin, to hit the spot. The names of the burgers are just as inventive as the ingredients used, plus your meal will be extra yummy with the shareable fries.
Photo via Instagram / hopdoddy
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
17623 La Cantera Pkwy Ste 101, (210) 434-2337, hopdoddy.com
When searching for a delicious burger that breaks the mold, you can trust Hopdoddy, based in Austin, to hit the spot. The names of the burgers are just as inventive as the ingredients used, plus your meal will be extra yummy with the shareable fries.
Photo via Instagram / hopdoddy
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
15900 La Cantera Pkwy #22200, (210) 558-6161, perryssteakhouse.com
When considering where to go for a fancy dinner, local foodies can take comfort in knowing that Perry’s is Texas-based, in Houston specifically. With locations in other states, the lone San Antonio outpost serves nine different types of steaks and additions like bacon, crab and lobster.
Photo via Instagram / perryssteakhouse
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
15900 La Cantera Pkwy #22200, (210) 558-6161, perryssteakhouse.com
When considering where to go for a fancy dinner, local foodies can take comfort in knowing that Perry’s is Texas-based, in Houston specifically. With locations in other states, the lone San Antonio outpost serves nine different types of steaks and additions like bacon, crab and lobster.
Photo via Instagram / perryssteakhouse
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
Multiple locations, 
Founded by members of the Pappas family, this chain – which has two locations in the San Antonio area – offers quality and super tasty seafood dishes. The Pappas family restaurants, headquartered in Houston, are part of one of the largest family-owned and -operated restaurant companies in the U.S.
Photo via Instagram / pappadeaux
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
Multiple locations,
Founded by members of the Pappas family, this chain – which has two locations in the San Antonio area – offers quality and super tasty seafood dishes. The Pappas family restaurants, headquartered in Houston, are part of one of the largest family-owned and -operated restaurant companies in the U.S.
Photo via Instagram / pappadeaux
Luby's
Multiple locations, lubys.com
Though the cafeteria-style restaurant has seen trouble in recent year, the Houston-headquarted chain remains a go-to for homecooked goodness. Originally founded in San anAntonio in 1947, the chain is prized for its fried fish and macaroni & cheese, both of which you can find in the freezer section at H-E-B.
Photo via Instagram / lubys
Luby's
Multiple locations, lubys.com
Though the cafeteria-style restaurant has seen trouble in recent year, the Houston-headquarted chain remains a go-to for homecooked goodness. Originally founded in San anAntonio in 1947, the chain is prized for its fried fish and macaroni & cheese, both of which you can find in the freezer section at H-E-B.
Photo via Instagram / lubys
Fuddruckers
Multiple locations, fuddruckers.com
Originally founded in San Antonio in 1979, Fudduckers has since moved its headquarters to Houston. Still, we’re able to score huge, customizable burgers accompanied by fries or your side of choice. Thank goodness for that.
Photo via Instagram / fuddruckers
Fuddruckers
Multiple locations, fuddruckers.com
Originally founded in San Antonio in 1979, Fudduckers has since moved its headquarters to Houston. Still, we’re able to score huge, customizable burgers accompanied by fries or your side of choice. Thank goodness for that.
Photo via Instagram / fuddruckers
Texas de Brazil
313 E Houston St, (210) 299-1600, texasdebrazil.com
Ever wonder where the “Texas” in Texas de Brazil comes from? The fact that this chain is based in Dallas, and in turn offers dose of Texan hospitality. Add the fact that this steakhouse is a churrascaria and you’re pretty much set for a memorable dining experience.
Photo via Instagram / texasdebrazil
Texas de Brazil
313 E Houston St, (210) 299-1600, texasdebrazil.com
Ever wonder where the “Texas” in Texas de Brazil comes from? The fact that this chain is based in Dallas, and in turn offers dose of Texan hospitality. Add the fact that this steakhouse is a churrascaria and you’re pretty much set for a memorable dining experience.
Photo via Instagram / texasdebrazil
Pluckers
Multiple locations, pluckers.com
We don’t have to tell San Antonio that Pluckers doesn’t suck. With folks lining up and waiting hours just to enjoy the excitement of opening day at both area locations, it’s no secret that San Antonians love the variety of flavorful wings and, of course, Holy Macaroni from this Austin-based chain.
Photo via Instagram / guacotacogirl
Pluckers
Multiple locations, pluckers.com
We don’t have to tell San Antonio that Pluckers doesn’t suck. With folks lining up and waiting hours just to enjoy the excitement of opening day at both area locations, it’s no secret that San Antonians love the variety of flavorful wings and, of course, Holy Macaroni from this Austin-based chain.
Photo via Instagram / guacotacogirl
Maggiano's Little Italy
17603 IH 10W, (210) 451-6000, maggianos.com/
Founded in 1991, Dallas-based Maggiano’s Little Italy brings Italian-American bites to San Antonians at its location at the Rim. Invite a group of fellow foodies for your visit as the semi-upscale chain does things family-style.
Photo via Instagram / maggianoslittleitaly
Maggiano's Little Italy
17603 IH 10W, (210) 451-6000, maggianos.com/
Founded in 1991, Dallas-based Maggiano’s Little Italy brings Italian-American bites to San Antonians at its location at the Rim. Invite a group of fellow foodies for your visit as the semi-upscale chain does things family-style.
Photo via Instagram / maggianoslittleitaly
Lick Honest Ice Creams
312 Pearl Pkwy #2101, (210) 314-8166, ilikelick.com
With a second San Antonio location in the works, Austin’s Lick Honest Ice Creams brings Texas-inspired flavors using ingredients from regional sources. How much more Texas can this place get?!
Photo via Instagram / lickicecreams
Lick Honest Ice Creams
312 Pearl Pkwy #2101, (210) 314-8166, ilikelick.com
With a second San Antonio location in the works, Austin’s Lick Honest Ice Creams brings Texas-inspired flavors using ingredients from regional sources. How much more Texas can this place get?!
Photo via Instagram / lickicecreams
Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q
Multiple locations, rudysbbq.com
While Texas has no shortage of one-of-a-kind barbecue outposts, Rudy’s remains one a favorite for many locals. The secret for this -based chain is all in the “sause.” Slather your meats in this flavorful juice and you’ll be licking your fingers endlessly thanks to this Lakeway-based chain.
Photo via Instagram / rudysbbq
Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q
Multiple locations, rudysbbq.com
While Texas has no shortage of one-of-a-kind barbecue outposts, Rudy’s remains one a favorite for many locals. The secret for this -based chain is all in the “sause.” Slather your meats in this flavorful juice and you’ll be licking your fingers endlessly thanks to this Lakeway-based chain.
Photo via Instagram / rudysbbq