January 09, 2020

Essential Broadway Restaurants Every San Antonian Should've Tried By Now

Broadway is ever-changing — attribute it to the development up and down the corridor (particularly near the Historic Pearl). As such, there's a mixture of long-standing restaurants and newer additions that make the popular road a go-to for foodies. Here's a (likely changing) list of places where you can find a delicious meal on Broadway.
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W D Deli
3123 Broadway St, (210) 828-2322, wddeli.com
A favorite for lunch, this Broadway deli offers up a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches (with pre-made selections or the option to build your own) and lots of cookies to complete your meal. If you’re really trying to see what W D Deli has to offer, get the lunch special so you can have a little bit of everything. Your appetite will thank you.
Photo via Instagram / rayant.io
W D Deli
3123 Broadway St, (210) 828-2322, wddeli.com
A favorite for lunch, this Broadway deli offers up a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches (with pre-made selections or the option to build your own) and lots of cookies to complete your meal. If you’re really trying to see what W D Deli has to offer, get the lunch special so you can have a little bit of everything. Your appetite will thank you.
Photo via Instagram / rayant.io
Florio’s Pizza
7701 Broadway St, (210) 805-8646, facebook.com
In the mood for some greasy pizza that will take you to your happy place? You need Florio’s in your life. Since 1980, this family-owned pizzeria has been making San Antonians happy with NYC-style pies. Go on and order your favorite type of ‘za and see what all the fuss is about.
Photo via Instagram / eat_it_b
Florio’s Pizza
7701 Broadway St, (210) 805-8646, facebook.com
In the mood for some greasy pizza that will take you to your happy place? You need Florio’s in your life. Since 1980, this family-owned pizzeria has been making San Antonians happy with NYC-style pies. Go on and order your favorite type of ‘za and see what all the fuss is about.
Photo via Instagram / eat_it_b
Smoke Shack BBQ
3714 Broadway St, (210) 957-1430, smokeshacksa.com
With appearances on the Food Network and plenty of recognition throughout the barbecue world, Smoke Shack remains a standout on Broadway and throughout SA. Sister restaurant to The Pigpen, this Broadway joint does everything right, from the meats to the sides. Just take a bite of the Smoke Shack Mac and you’ll understand.
Photo via Instagram / foodiewithabanginbooty
Smoke Shack BBQ
3714 Broadway St, (210) 957-1430, smokeshacksa.com
With appearances on the Food Network and plenty of recognition throughout the barbecue world, Smoke Shack remains a standout on Broadway and throughout SA. Sister restaurant to The Pigpen, this Broadway joint does everything right, from the meats to the sides. Just take a bite of the Smoke Shack Mac and you’ll understand.
Photo via Instagram / foodiewithabanginbooty
Koi Kawa Japanese Restaurant
4051 Broadway St, (210) 805-8111, koikawasushi.com
Though hidden, Koi Kawa keeps it real with beautiful scenery — and super delicious Japanese fare. Best known for its varieties of sushi, the low-key outpost is also reliable on the ramen front. If you’re here for lunch, score one of the bento boxes and you’ll fall in love with this spot.
Photo via Instagram / archivist_ang
Koi Kawa Japanese Restaurant
4051 Broadway St, (210) 805-8111, koikawasushi.com
Though hidden, Koi Kawa keeps it real with beautiful scenery — and super delicious Japanese fare. Best known for its varieties of sushi, the low-key outpost is also reliable on the ramen front. If you’re here for lunch, score one of the bento boxes and you’ll fall in love with this spot.
Photo via Instagram / archivist_ang
La Panadería
8305 Broadway St, (210) 375-6746, lapanaderia.com
Though this local panaderia is quickly growing, the Broadway location will remain a favorite, given that it’s the original bakery. With attention to detail in the breads — whether it be for the tortas or on the dessert front — dining here means you’ll be eating well. Try the chicken milanesa torta (on your bread of choice, of course) with a soup or salad, or stop by for breakfast to try one of the open-faced tortas. Either way, it’ll be incredibly tasty.
Photo via Instagram / foodloversatx
La Panadería
8305 Broadway St, (210) 375-6746, lapanaderia.com
Though this local panaderia is quickly growing, the Broadway location will remain a favorite, given that it’s the original bakery. With attention to detail in the breads — whether it be for the tortas or on the dessert front — dining here means you’ll be eating well. Try the chicken milanesa torta (on your bread of choice, of course) with a soup or salad, or stop by for breakfast to try one of the open-faced tortas. Either way, it’ll be incredibly tasty.
Photo via Instagram / foodloversatx
Rise Up
6401 Broadway St, (210) 268-8009, riseupsatx.com
While Broadway is full of scrumptious places that may not be in line with health-conscious lifestyles, it is home to Rise Up, which offers guilt-free acai bowls available in 10 different flavors. You won’t be sacrificing taste here, these colorful creations are just as tasty as they look. The shop also offers pitaya bowls, smoothies and coffee if you’re looking for something on-the-go.
Photo via Instagram / bethsdailyplate
Rise Up
6401 Broadway St, (210) 268-8009, riseupsatx.com
While Broadway is full of scrumptious places that may not be in line with health-conscious lifestyles, it is home to Rise Up, which offers guilt-free acai bowls available in 10 different flavors. You won’t be sacrificing taste here, these colorful creations are just as tasty as they look. The shop also offers pitaya bowls, smoothies and coffee if you’re looking for something on-the-go.
Photo via Instagram / bethsdailyplate
Carnitas Don Raúl-USA
2202 Broadway St, (210) 427-3202, carnitasdonraul.com
A newer addition to SA’s food scene, Carnitas Don Raúl has definitely made a splash — given that the restaurant was previously featured on Netflix series Taco Chronicles. The restaurant was founded in Mexico, but is now serving the Alamo City so we can get our fill of carnitas — served up in tortas, gorditas, quesadillas and more. We’re so grateful.
Photo via Instagram / foodsatx
Carnitas Don Raúl-USA
2202 Broadway St, (210) 427-3202, carnitasdonraul.com
A newer addition to SA’s food scene, Carnitas Don Raúl has definitely made a splash — given that the restaurant was previously featured on Netflix series Taco Chronicles. The restaurant was founded in Mexico, but is now serving the Alamo City so we can get our fill of carnitas — served up in tortas, gorditas, quesadillas and more. We’re so grateful.
Photo via Instagram / foodsatx
Good Time Charlie's Bar & Cafe
2922 Broadway St, (210) 828-5392, gtcsatx.com
Burger, Tex-Mex, seafood — there’s a lot on the menu at this Broadway favorite. And yes, it’s all super tasty. No matter what you choose to stuff your face with, you’ll be smart to down a margarita or beer with your meal. This is just the sort of hangout where you can gather with friends and do just that. It’s Good Time Charlie’s!
Photo via Instagram / lzy_mskn
Good Time Charlie's Bar & Cafe
2922 Broadway St, (210) 828-5392, gtcsatx.com
Burger, Tex-Mex, seafood — there’s a lot on the menu at this Broadway favorite. And yes, it’s all super tasty. No matter what you choose to stuff your face with, you’ll be smart to down a margarita or beer with your meal. This is just the sort of hangout where you can gather with friends and do just that. It’s Good Time Charlie’s!
Photo via Instagram / lzy_mskn
Fratello’s Deli
2503 Broadway St, (210) 444-0277, fratellosdeli.com
Is it a deli or a market? It’s both! Whether you’re looking for fresh Italian ingredients to make a feast at home, or if you want something hot and already made to enjoy while you dine-in, Fratello’s has you covered on both fronts. The family-owned joint makes all the classics, from Italian wedding soup and Caprese salad to a variety of pizzas and pastas.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.vory
Fratello’s Deli
2503 Broadway St, (210) 444-0277, fratellosdeli.com
Is it a deli or a market? It’s both! Whether you’re looking for fresh Italian ingredients to make a feast at home, or if you want something hot and already made to enjoy while you dine-in, Fratello’s has you covered on both fronts. The family-owned joint makes all the classics, from Italian wedding soup and Caprese salad to a variety of pizzas and pastas.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.vory
Viet-Nam Restaurant
3244 Broadway St, (210) 822-7461
San Antonio may be home to quite a bit of Vietnamese restaurant, but none are as ballsy as Viet-Nam for naming itself Viet-Nam Restaurant. A favorite for the cuisine, the Broadway outpost does local diners right with its offerings of pho and noodles.
Photo via Instagram / dreammieeee
Viet-Nam Restaurant
3244 Broadway St, (210) 822-7461
San Antonio may be home to quite a bit of Vietnamese restaurant, but none are as ballsy as Viet-Nam for naming itself Viet-Nam Restaurant. A favorite for the cuisine, the Broadway outpost does local diners right with its offerings of pho and noodles.
Photo via Instagram / dreammieeee