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Where to Eat on Black Friday in San Antonio, Based on Where You're Shopping 

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Black Friday shopping can be overwhelming, especially if you've got to choose gifts for everyone in your family, down to every tio, tia and primo. Eating seems like the last concern, something you just fit into your day at some measly fast food spot. This year, skip the lame eats and treat yourself to a hearty meal to keep you going through the most hectic day in Capitalistic America. We've picked out just where to eat whether you're shopping at La Cantera, The Rim, Park North, Rivercenter, The Forum or Ingram Park Mall.
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La Cantera


Palenque Grill
15900 La Cantera Parkway, Suite 25100, (210) 592-9534, palenquegrill.com
Palenque Grill offers family-friendly dining without sacrificing any flavor on the menu. Even your abuelita would put her stamp of approval on this popular Mexican eatery.
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La Cantera


Signature
16401 La Cantera Pkwy, (210) 247-0176, destinationhotels.com
After diving into Black Friday sales, dive into the Texas spirit with Texas gulf coast seafood, fresh atlantic-coast oysters, house aged sirloin and dishes made with seasonal and local ingredients.
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La Cantera


Whiskey Cake
15900 La Cantera Pkwy, Suite 21200, (210) 236-8095, whiskeycakesa.com
Whether you’re looking for a fancy table experience or a relaxation station, Whiskey Cake’s from-scratch-only dishes and bar items will have you coming back for more, days after Black Friday.
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La Cantera


Mash’D
17623 La Cantera Parkway, Suite 107, (210) 538-5833, mashd.com
With a young and lively vibe rolling at all times, Mash’d might be just what you need for a pick-me-up on Black Friday. Unless you go for the moonshine here… then you might be heading in a totally different direction than the shopping mall.
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La Cantera


Perry’s Steakhouse
15900 La Cantera Parkway, Suite 22200, (210) 558-6161, perryssteakhouse.com
The open floorplan in Perry’s Steakhouse will be a breath of fresh air compared to those cramped stores on Black Friday. We recommend sliding over to Bar 79 for a tasty beverage to loosen you up on this stressful shopping endeavor. (Only if you’re riding shotgun, of course.)
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The Rim


Tiago’s Cabo Grille
17711 W I-10, Suite 101, (210) 881-2700, tiagoscabogrille.com
Tiago’s has you covered and then some. On top of the woodfire grilled grub, they’re shaking up some of San Antonio’s best frozen margaritas and mojitos.
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The Rim


The Rustic
17619 La Cantera Parkway, Suite 204, therustic.com
You’d have to try to not have fun at the Rustic. This indoor/outdoor restaurant and music venue serves up some interesting dishes like the Drunk Chick, a roasted chicken on a beer can. There are also multiple dish options for group dining.
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The Rim


Hopdoddy Burger
17623 La Cantera Parkway, Suite 101, (210) 434-2337, hopdoddy.com
Local burger bar, Hopdoddy’s, has freshly baked buns, hand cut fries, daily ground meat, basically all the ingredients to make an incredibly delicious burger. What more could you ask for? If it’s ice cold beer, then they have that, too.
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The Rim


Bob’s Steak & Chop House
5815 Rim Pass, (210) 222-2627, bobs-steakandchop.com
Pinkys up at this traditional, elegant steakhouse. Black Friday doesn’t have to be entirely about saving. Take those bucks you spared on shopping and invest them in a fine wine and steak instead.
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The Rim


Urban Pizza
17603 La Cantera Parkway, (210) 699-3333, urbanbrickspizza.com
Urban Pizza is your go-to for a quick slice or pie in the Rim. It’s got the fast food feel, but you’re guaranteed to get something tasty with their freshly made dough and brick oven pies.
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Park North


Guajillos
1001 NW Loop 410, (210) 344-4119, guajillos.com
Guajillos boasts diner vibes with hometown grub. If it tastes like your abuelita’s, that’s probably because there’s someone’s abuelita back there churning out ceviche, bistec, enfrijoladas and gringa.
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Park North


Wrigleyville Grill
602 NW Loop 410, Suite 146, (210) 369-9833, wrigleyvillegrill.com
Escape the food court and chain restaurants around North Star and make your way to Wrigleyville Grill. Pretend you’re in Chicago (or maybe not since it’s freezing right now) and order up a Chicago hot dog. Or, go the Greek food route and go for the gyro. Either way, it makes for the perfect quick but satisfying spot to relax amid your day of shopping.
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Park North


Demo’s Greek Food
7115 Blanco Road, Suite 120, (210) 342-2772, demosgreekfood.com
Looking for that authentic Greek cuisine experience in San Antonio? Look no further than Demo’s Greek Food in Park North. Demo’s serves up all the Greek favorites like moussaka and, of course, gyros.
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Park North


Picnikins Patio Cafe
5811 University Heights, (210) 236-5134, picnikinspatiocafe.com
Depending on what time you hit the shops on Black Friday, Picnikins could be a casual deli or an upscale bistro. With most lunch dishes around $10 or less, Picnikins provides an affordable and fresh way to regain your strength on the biggest shopping day of the year.
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Park North


Earth Burger
818 NW Loop 410, (210) 524-1086, eatearthburger.com
Earth Burger is a great option for Black Friday shoppers who prefer more organic options without having to break the bank or wait an eternity in a restaurant. Earth Burger uses plant-based food and no artificial flavors/colors while still throwing it down on the grill with options like the Chopped BBQ Sandwich.
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The Forum


Papouli’s Greek Grill
8320 Agora Parkway, Suite 120, (210) 659-2244, papoulis.com
Whether you need a healthy snack or a filling meal to recharge, Papouli’s has got your covered on both fronts. Order some hummus for the table and claim a grilled salmon fillet for yourself to feast without feeling bad.
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The Forum


Thai Spice & Sushi
8327 Agora Parkway, Suite 135, (210) 658-1665, thaispicesa.com
Stay warm with one of the many soup options (seriously, it’s going to be near-freezing this weekend) or go down the sushi route. Whatever you choose, dining here will have you feeling luxurious while out on your shopping spree.
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The Forum


Genghis Grill
8214 Agora Parkway, Suite 100, (210) 658-5426, genghisgrill.com
Choosing gifts for your friends and family may be a difficult, but choosing your perfect stir fry shouldn’t be. Select the very best meats, vegetables, sauces and more for a warm, tasty creation all your own.
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The Forum


A Dong Chinese & Vietnamese
8311 Agora Parkway, (210) 566-7701
Take advantage of these generous lunch specials if you’re looking for something filling and affordable. If you have some time to kill, go for the pho. With so many varieties that are all equally delicious, you might just make A Dong an annual tradition.
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The Forum


Sea Island Shrimp House
8223 Agora Parkway, (210) 658-1100, shrimphouse.com
This San Antonio staple is a prime spot for filling and affordable fare. Take an hour to sit back, enjoy some fried fish and relax from the hustle and bustle of shopping. Cap off your meal with freshly squeezed lemonade for a solid pick-me-up punch.
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Rivercenter


Zocca
420 West Market Street, (210) 444-6070, zoccariverwalk.com
Zocca offers up tasty and glamourous dining options for all three meals, giving you a solid spot to hit up inbetween snagging deals. If you stop by for breakfast (which you should), you’ve got to try the Italian skillet frittata.
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Rivercenter


Bella on the River
106 River Walk Street, (210) 404-2355, bellaontheriver.com
Gluten-free and vegetarian shoppers at Rivercenter can have ease of mind while dining at this spot. In addition to some semi-ritzy dining, you’ll also have plenty options no matter what your diet.
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Rivercenter


Maria Mia Mexican Bistro
849 E Commerce Street, (210) 272-0403, mariamiamexicanbistro.com
This Mexican bistro does foodies one better with an overload of Tex-Mex favorites in a casual, yet chic dining space. Choose from a mixture of classic dishes like nachos, tacos, enchiladas and more.
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Rivercenter


Biga on the Banks
203 Saint Mary’s at Market Street, (210) 225-0722, biga.com
If you’ve got money to spend, do so at Biga on the Banks. Treat you and your shopping crew to some fine dining on the River Walk for delicacies like the specially-spiced Hill Country venison and grilled quail. Complete your meal by sharing the sticky toffee pudding before heading on back to the craziness that is Rivercenter.
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Rivercenter


Which Wich
849 E Commerce Street, Space 675, (210) 271-9424, whichwich.com
If you need something quick but don’t want to suffer the semi-trauma of dining in the food court, get some fresh air and take a short walk over to Which Wich. Choose from pre-made sandwiches and customize it to your liking for a fast food option that doesn’t suck.
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Ingram


Los Balitos Taco Shop
6446 NW Loop 410, (210) 509-7171, losbalitostacoshop.com
Whether you’re camping out on Thanksgiving night, need to recharge in the early morning hours, or have to decompress after a long day of Black Friday shopping, Los Balitos is the place to go. Order up the carne asade fries and pair it with a Mexican Coke.
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Ingram


Pho Ha Long
6424 NW Loop 410, (210) 521-4507
Take a minute to appreciate the deliciousness that is Pho Ha Long. With excellence service as the cherry on top, dining at this spot will leave you satisfied and ready to hunt for deals.
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Ingram


Woops! San Antonio
6301 NW Loop 410, (210) 875-6984, bywoops.com
Want a quick snack to power you through your time at Ingram Park Mall? Stop by this adorable dessert boutique for macarons galore. Flavors include peanut butter & jelly, strawberry milkshake, Nutella and candy cane to name a few.
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Ingram


Sichuan House
3505 Wurzbach Road, Suite 102, (210) 509-9999
Who says you have to settle for food court Chinese food? Head on out to Wurzbach for some of the tastiest Chinese food the city has to offer. No, seriously. Just remember to buy a bottle of water so the saltiness doesn’t bog you down.
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Ingram


Jerusalem Grill
3259 Wurzbach Road, (210) 680-8400, jerusalemgrill.com
Go for something outside of the usual fast food options and sample the flavors of Jerusalem. Your meal (and day) won’t be complete without a kabob or two and some falafel.
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La Cantera


Palenque Grill
15900 La Cantera Parkway, Suite 25100, (210) 592-9534, palenquegrill.com
Palenque Grill offers family-friendly dining without sacrificing any flavor on the menu. Even your abuelita would put her stamp of approval on this popular Mexican eatery.
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