Seven more restaurants for San Antonio families: Week 3

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Now this is Texas @Hermann’s Sons Steakhouse via momonmars

SA Busy Kids is back with a third installment of restaurants the whole family can enjoy together. Here’s week 1 and week 2. Whether it’s the food, the fun play options, or the friendly atmosphere, these restaurants are great and come highly recommended from the experts (other parents). So here are seven more restaurants to fill the week:

Alamo Cafe
14250 Hwy 281 North
San Antonio, TX 78232
(210) 495- 2233

A San Antonio tradition, Alamo Cafe celebrates its 30th anniversary this year at both of its locations (Hwy 281 N and IH-10 W). Our favorite location is the one off of 281 with its giant backyard and patio dining. Serving “Tex-Mex to remember.” Try the traditional entrees, puffy tacos, or delicious dessert empanadas. Children 12 and under can join the Young Defenders Club. Pick up a club card (no registration required) at your local location and with each kids meal you order, you get a punch on your card. Six punches equals a free meal, so parents, be sure to hold onto that card! Open 7 days a week. (Thanks Karen M.)

Original Donut Shop
3307 Fredericksburg Rd
San Antonio, TX 78201
(210) 734-5661

There’s no need to fight over what’s for breakfast when you go to the Original Donut Shop. With delectable donuts and mouthwatering breakfast tacos, the Original Donut Shop is another San Antonio tradition and family favorite. Go through the drive-thru for a quick meal or go inside to enjoy. Either way, the family is sure to be happy and satisfied at an affordable price. Open for breakfast and lunch. Open 7 days a week.

23651 IH 10 West
San Antonio, Texas 78257
(210) 698-6616

Fralo’s celebrates the art of pizza with a relaxing, casual picnic area for families to dine and enjoy fresh and delicious pizza. And you can bring Fido, this is a pet-friendly place. Fralo’s offers salads, starters and pastas in addition to their classic and signature pizza options. Plus, there’s a ‘take-n-bake’ option for a quick meal to bake and serve at home. Enjoy the atmosphere and some live music in the outdoor seating area. Open 7 days a week.

La Hacienda
18747 Redland Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78259
(210) 497-8000

La Hacienda has a beautiful patio and two children’s play areas. Whether you want to indulge or keep it simple, there’s a little something for everyone and for every pocketbook. With all your favorites, tamales, enchiladas, nachos, and more, La Hacienda is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week (breakfast served on weekends).

Hermann Sons Steakhouse in Hondo
577 Hwy 90 E
Hondo, TX
(830) 426-2220

It’s a bit of a drive, but the food here is nothing but authentic Texan. Eat out on the patio and enjoy the backyard on a cool evening. If you want to do a little toe-tapping, be sure to check out the event schedule to see what band is playing when. When you’re ready to order, you’ll see a menu packed with home-cooked goodies, like chicken fried steak (it’s absolutely awesome), fried okra and steaks. My kids weren’t too wild about the cheeseburgers, so stick to the steak. It’s what their known for. Watch your speed as you head into town…remember, this is God’s Country. ;-) Closed on Mondays.

Clear Springs Cafe
606 W Afton Oaks Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78258
(210) 403 – 3474

Known for having the best catfish and onion rings in Texas, Clear Springs is a just great place for the family to enjoy seafood and Texas favorites at prices that won’t break the bank. The menu’s got a little something for everyone from fried fish to fried chicken, salad, po’boys, and steak, Clear Springs Cafe also has a huge wrap-around porch and play set for the kids to enjoy. Open 7 days a week.

8030 IH 10 West
San Antonio, TX 78230
(210) 341-5424

Eating at Mamacitas is an experience in itself. Featuring murals of Old San Antonio, Mexico, and the Southwest, you will also be entertained (or possibly startled) by the fully animated figure of Davy Crockett while enjoying a tasty meal of Tex-Mex and/or traditional American fare. Be prepared to spend a little more for the food and for the experience, but it’s sure to be a night out the family will remember. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. (Thanks Jennifer F.)


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  1. You have a nice list here. Most top restaurant list I’ve seen on San Antonio would break most people’s budget. I play on trying the Clear Springs Safe on our next visit. Sadly, with a 2 year old that won’t sit still we were unable to go out for dinner on our last trip. Maybe the play area will help.
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    • Thanks for the feedback. I’m all over affordable restaurants with kids..especially the ones that offer free kids meals!


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