November 15, 2019

30 Essential Fredericksburg Road Restaurants You Should've Already Tried By Now

Fredericksburg Road is a long stretch, running from the West Side and through the Medical Center until it dissolves into the access road on Interstate 10. The iconic road is home to plenty of eateries — here are the essential spots that you definitely shouldn't drive by.
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Old Smokehouse
5145 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 340-5039, oldsmokehouse.net
Barbecue may not be common ‘round these parts, but that’s not a problem. Old Smokehouse more than makes up for that. The counter-serve joint lets you pick and choose which meats and sides you want so you can create the perfect plate. No matter which combination you go for, you’ll be lickin’ your fingers — it’s just that good.
Photo via Instagram / mrchipcarey
Old Smokehouse
5145 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 340-5039, oldsmokehouse.net
Barbecue may not be common ‘round these parts, but that’s not a problem. Old Smokehouse more than makes up for that. The counter-serve joint lets you pick and choose which meats and sides you want so you can create the perfect plate. No matter which combination you go for, you’ll be lickin’ your fingers — it’s just that good.
Photo via Instagram / mrchipcarey
Garcia's Mexican Food To Go
842 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 735-4525, facebook.com
A local favorite for Mexican fare, Garcia’s packs a lot of flavor into its tiny space. With all the standard breakfast tacos and lunch plates, you’ll have a lot to taste your way through. A must try is definitely the brisket taco. It’ll change your world.
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniomunchies
Garcia's Mexican Food To Go
842 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 735-4525, facebook.com
A local favorite for Mexican fare, Garcia’s packs a lot of flavor into its tiny space. With all the standard breakfast tacos and lunch plates, you’ll have a lot to taste your way through. A must try is definitely the brisket taco. It’ll change your world.
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniomunchies
Dahlia Thai Cuisine
8498 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 233-1237, dahliathaicuisine.com
This strip-mall joint may not look like much from the outside, but it packs in lots of flavor in its kitchen. You’ll find it all here — noodles, curries, fried rice and stir fry — and it’ll all taste yummy. Treat yourself to some mamuang (coconut rice and mango) for dessert!
Photo via Instagram / fatstoked
Dahlia Thai Cuisine
8498 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 233-1237, dahliathaicuisine.com
This strip-mall joint may not look like much from the outside, but it packs in lots of flavor in its kitchen. You’ll find it all here — noodles, curries, fried rice and stir fry — and it’ll all taste yummy. Treat yourself to some mamuang (coconut rice and mango) for dessert!
Photo via Instagram / fatstoked
Original Donut Shop
3307 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 734-5661, facebook.com/theoriginaldonutshop
Known for its donuts and prized for its breakfast tacos, Original Donut Shop has been a longstanding spot on Fredericksburg. The shop draws crowds (re: long lines that form down Fredericksburg) for these goods, especially on the weekends. Consider this hotspot a rite of passage for foodies and puro San Antonians alike.
Photo via Instagram / bakemeaway
Original Donut Shop
3307 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 734-5661, facebook.com/theoriginaldonutshop
Known for its donuts and prized for its breakfast tacos, Original Donut Shop has been a longstanding spot on Fredericksburg. The shop draws crowds (re: long lines that form down Fredericksburg) for these goods, especially on the weekends. Consider this hotspot a rite of passage for foodies and puro San Antonians alike.
Photo via Instagram / bakemeaway
Deco Pizzeria
1815 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 732-3326, decopizza.com
Found in the heart of the West Side, Deco brings some delicious artisan-style pizza to the neighborhood. The Chef Ruben Special pizza is a must-try. There’s also pasta and beer up for grabs, which means everyone will be satisfied here (especially if you stop by when there’s live music). They even have happy hour on weekdays.
Photo via Yelp / Deco Pizzeria
Deco Pizzeria
1815 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 732-3326, decopizza.com
Found in the heart of the West Side, Deco brings some delicious artisan-style pizza to the neighborhood. The Chef Ruben Special pizza is a must-try. There’s also pasta and beer up for grabs, which means everyone will be satisfied here (especially if you stop by when there’s live music). They even have happy hour on weekdays.
Photo via Yelp / Deco Pizzeria
Al-Amir Cafe & Grill
8620 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 281-8632, alamircafeandgrill.com
A newer addition to SA’s food scene, Al-Amir is occupying that corner spot at Fredericksburg and Wurzbach that a number of restaurants have inhabited through the years. The restaurant seems likely to stay as it stays open late (until 2 a.m. daily — except until 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays) and features flavorful Lebanese bites. From shawarma and falafel to kabobs and Lebanese pies, you’ll make your belly happy here.
Photo via Instagram / countdowncityconnoisseurs
Al-Amir Cafe & Grill
8620 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 281-8632, alamircafeandgrill.com
A newer addition to SA’s food scene, Al-Amir is occupying that corner spot at Fredericksburg and Wurzbach that a number of restaurants have inhabited through the years. The restaurant seems likely to stay as it stays open late (until 2 a.m. daily — except until 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays) and features flavorful Lebanese bites. From shawarma and falafel to kabobs and Lebanese pies, you’ll make your belly happy here.
Photo via Instagram / countdowncityconnoisseurs
Peter El Norteño Mexican-American Diner
542 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 731-2912, facebook.com
Open 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, you can trust Peter El Norteno the next time you have an antojo for a Mexican plate. Billed as a “Mexican-American diner,” you’ll find breakfast tacos and enchiladas as well as chicken fried steak and a fish plate. It’s truly the best of both worlds.
Photo via Instagram / burnandturnpokeraq
Peter El Norteño Mexican-American Diner
542 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 731-2912, facebook.com
Open 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, you can trust Peter El Norteno the next time you have an antojo for a Mexican plate. Billed as a “Mexican-American diner,” you’ll find breakfast tacos and enchiladas as well as chicken fried steak and a fish plate. It’s truly the best of both worlds.
Photo via Instagram / burnandturnpokeraq
Sangria on the Burg
5115 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 265-3763, sangriaontheburg.com
Partially named after its address, Sangria on the Burg remains a favorite for lots of local foodies — and not just those in the neighborhood. Worth traveling across town to dine here, the Ceasar Zepeda-led restaurant is prized for its sangria flights and bites like sliders and tacos. Trust us when we say that this spot should be on your short list.
Photo via Instagram / utah.local.eats
Sangria on the Burg
5115 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 265-3763, sangriaontheburg.com
Partially named after its address, Sangria on the Burg remains a favorite for lots of local foodies — and not just those in the neighborhood. Worth traveling across town to dine here, the Ceasar Zepeda-led restaurant is prized for its sangria flights and bites like sliders and tacos. Trust us when we say that this spot should be on your short list.
Photo via Instagram / utah.local.eats
El Paraiso Ice Cream
1934 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 737-8101, elparaisoicecream.com
A longtime favorite for paletas, El Paraiso is synonymous with Fredericksburg Road and the West Side. If you’ve yet to have one of these cold treats, you’ll likely want to fill your basket (yes, a basket) with every flavor to see why so many locals adore El Paraiso.
Photo via Instagram / optimisticheathen
El Paraiso Ice Cream
1934 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 737-8101, elparaisoicecream.com
A longtime favorite for paletas, El Paraiso is synonymous with Fredericksburg Road and the West Side. If you’ve yet to have one of these cold treats, you’ll likely want to fill your basket (yes, a basket) with every flavor to see why so many locals adore El Paraiso.
Photo via Instagram / optimisticheathen
San Antonio Burger
8440 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 949-0303, saburgers.com
This laid-back spot holds it down with delicious burgers piled high with toppings — either one of the basic or specialty burgers from the menu or built exactly how you want it. The place is all about American food as there’s also sandwiches, chicken tenders wings up for grabs too. This is definitely a spot that the whole family will want.
Photo via Instagram / lzy_mskn
San Antonio Burger
8440 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 949-0303, saburgers.com
This laid-back spot holds it down with delicious burgers piled high with toppings — either one of the basic or specialty burgers from the menu or built exactly how you want it. The place is all about American food as there’s also sandwiches, chicken tenders wings up for grabs too. This is definitely a spot that the whole family will want.
Photo via Instagram / lzy_mskn