Guidebook for San Antonio

Valerie A
Guidebook for San Antonio

Food Scene

Jim's is OPEN 24 hours . a friendly comfortable American comfort food lunch place with great PANCAKES. Breakfast served 24 hours. Good coffee.
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Jim's Restaurant
302 TX-1604 Loop
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Jim's is OPEN 24 hours . a friendly comfortable American comfort food lunch place with great PANCAKES. Breakfast served 24 hours. Good coffee.
Good sit -down restaurant between 2 great shopping areas. Good salads and entrees.
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Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
5439 W Loop 1604 N
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Good sit -down restaurant between 2 great shopping areas. Good salads and entrees.
Fast food but very healthy-chicken sandwiches very tasty, good salads and excellent milkshakes. Drive -thru or sit down (comfy seats) or bring home
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Chick-fil-A
10634 Potranco Rd
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Fast food but very healthy-chicken sandwiches very tasty, good salads and excellent milkshakes. Drive -thru or sit down (comfy seats) or bring home
Chinese fast food, very good, can sit indoors or out or bring home
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Panda Express
11619 Bandera Rd
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Chinese fast food, very good, can sit indoors or out or bring home
Good Mexican food and drinks
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Alamo Cafe
14250 San Pedro Ave
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Good Mexican food and drinks
Music, drinks and excellent Mexican Fare. Good evening place.
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Salsalito Cantina
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Music, drinks and excellent Mexican Fare. Good evening place.
Great Thai dishes. Very popular place. Comfy seating
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Pei Wei
11398 Bandera Rd
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Great Thai dishes. Very popular place. Comfy seating
Nearby--Delicious food. Indoor and outdoor seating Large $5 Fish sandwiches
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Sea Island Shrimp House
11715 Bandera Rd
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Nearby--Delicious food. Indoor and outdoor seating Large $5 Fish sandwiches
Good tacos! More authentic than Taco Bell
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Taco Cabana
2908 Broadway
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Good tacos! More authentic than Taco Bell
Great salads, sandwiches, pizzas
Cosi
17503 La Cantera Parkway
Great salads, sandwiches, pizzas
Great vegetarian and lunch fare. Pizzas, salads, sanwiches, juice, iced teas. Indoor and Outdoor seating. No coffee. Inexpensive to Medium price.
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Zoës Kitchen
17603 La Cantera Pkwy
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Great vegetarian and lunch fare. Pizzas, salads, sanwiches, juice, iced teas. Indoor and Outdoor seating. No coffee. Inexpensive to Medium price.
Authentic American food. Nice environment. Popular. Serves beer.
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Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews
17403 I-10
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Authentic American food. Nice environment. Popular. Serves beer.
Inexpensive. Fast. Nice inside. Convenient
McDonald's
7257 N Loop 1604 W
Inexpensive. Fast. Nice inside. Convenient
Authentic Texas Bar-B-Que. Fried Chicken. Sides. Inexpensive. Delicious. Newly built
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Bill Miller Bar-B-Q
1030 E César E. Chávez Blvd
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Authentic Texas Bar-B-Que. Fried Chicken. Sides. Inexpensive. Delicious. Newly built
Authentic Texas Bar- B- Que. Delicious. Inexpensive. An even nicer, newer Bill Miller's is right up Hausman Rd in Helotes.
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Bill Miller Bar-B-Q
1030 E César E. Chávez Blvd
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Authentic Texas Bar- B- Que. Delicious. Inexpensive. An even nicer, newer Bill Miller's is right up Hausman Rd in Helotes.
Home cooked American food buffet--variety, including vegetable plates, baked potatoes, great pie and coffee. Lots of windows, light and airy, comfortable seating.
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Luby's
4541 Fredericksburg Rd
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Home cooked American food buffet--variety, including vegetable plates, baked potatoes, great pie and coffee. Lots of windows, light and airy, comfortable seating.
nearby
Starbucks
1130 North Loop 1604 East
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Everything Else

Excellent pizzas and Italian fare.
Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria
17631 La Cantera Pkwy
Excellent pizzas and Italian fare.
Home cooked American food buffet--variety, including vegetable plates, baked potatoes, great pie and coffee. Lots of windows, light and airy, comfortable seating.
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Luby's
4541 Fredericksburg Rd
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Home cooked American food buffet--variety, including vegetable plates, baked potatoes, great pie and coffee. Lots of windows, light and airy, comfortable seating.
Lights, music, variety of restaurants, cafes, fun at night-in day, San Antonio Art Museum at North end and lunch and strolling and gift shops.
Riverwalk Wines & Spirits
405 E Commerce St
Lights, music, variety of restaurants, cafes, fun at night-in day, San Antonio Art Museum at North end and lunch and strolling and gift shops.
Target is what they used to call a general store. you can get all essentials there, including food and clothes.
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Target
Interstate 10
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Target is what they used to call a general store. you can get all essentials there, including food and clothes.
Performing arts, concerts, symphony, events, very nice place
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Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
100 Auditorium Cir
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Performing arts, concerts, symphony, events, very nice place
Nice public library with computers, DVDs, books, newspapers, magazines, nice clean bathrooms, and shaded outdoor space with tables and chairs and attached park with shaded walking trail and playground
Igo Library
13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy
Nice public library with computers, DVDs, books, newspapers, magazines, nice clean bathrooms, and shaded outdoor space with tables and chairs and attached park with shaded walking trail and playground

Sightseeing

MacDonald observatory has great star parties where you get to look through the telescopes at night. The surrounding Davis Mountains are very scenic but easy to drive throgh. Ft Davis and it's museum is the Old West but close to san Antonio, only a 7 hour drive. Limpia Hotel is good and also the state park. Lots of hiking. Big Bend only 2 hour drive south from here.
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McDonald Observatory Visitors Center
3640 Dark Sky Dr
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MacDonald observatory has great star parties where you get to look through the telescopes at night. The surrounding Davis Mountains are very scenic but easy to drive throgh. Ft Davis and it's museum is the Old West but close to san Antonio, only a 7 hour drive. Limpia Hotel is good and also the state park. Lots of hiking. Big Bend only 2 hour drive south from here.
Corpus Christi has a beach, a waterfront strolling area, bay boat trips, an aquarium, a Navy Ship "The Lexington" you can board, and great restaurants down by the bay. It's about a 2.5- hour drive from my house, but the $5 Megabus goes there, too
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North Beach
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Corpus Christi has a beach, a waterfront strolling area, bay boat trips, an aquarium, a Navy Ship "The Lexington" you can board, and great restaurants down by the bay. It's about a 2.5- hour drive from my house, but the $5 Megabus goes there, too
They have a big museum and outdoor tour of giant rockets. Very fun for whole family. Galveston beach Houston Zoo and Aquarium and Houston Art Museum good, too. About 3 hour ride East from my house. There is a $5 Megabus service between cities in Texas.
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Johnson Space Center
2101 E NASA Pkwy
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They have a big museum and outdoor tour of giant rockets. Very fun for whole family. Galveston beach Houston Zoo and Aquarium and Houston Art Museum good, too. About 3 hour ride East from my house. There is a $5 Megabus service between cities in Texas.

Parks & Nature

Camp on the beach, $10 a week. Corpus Christi nearby for restaurants, entertainment
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Padre Island National Seashore
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Camp on the beach, $10 a week. Corpus Christi nearby for restaurants, entertainment
Very sacred to Indians--huge granite outcrop --very scenic. Camping, hiking, picnic.
Enchanted Rock
Enchanted Rock
Very sacred to Indians--huge granite outcrop --very scenic. Camping, hiking, picnic.
The Zoo is right next to Breckenridge Park and the Witte Science and Nature Museum and The Japanese Tea Garden. Lots to do.
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San Antonio Zoo
3903 N St Mary's St
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The Zoo is right next to Breckenridge Park and the Witte Science and Nature Museum and The Japanese Tea Garden. Lots to do.
Great hiking/biking/horse trails. Huge. Nature gift shop. Fee to get in
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Government Canyon State Natural Area
12861 Galm Rd
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Great hiking/biking/horse trails. Huge. Nature gift shop. Fee to get in
Large, open area for children and adults. Good for picnic.
Raymond Russell Park
20644 Frontage Rd
Large, open area for children and adults. Good for picnic.
Great hiking trails, all levels, picnic, playground for children,
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Eisenhower Park
19399 NW Military Hwy
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Great hiking trails, all levels, picnic, playground for children,
Great hiking trails, all levels, picnicing, free
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Friedrich Wilderness Park
21395 Milsa Dr
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Great hiking trails, all levels, picnicing, free

Arts & Culture

Museum of science and nature --RIGHT NEXT TO ZOO and large Brackenridge Park
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Museo Witte
3801 Broadway
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Museum of science and nature --RIGHT NEXT TO ZOO and large Brackenridge Park
2 blocks from me--large University campus with events.
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The University of Texas at San Antonio
1 UTSA Circle
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2 blocks from me--large University campus with events.
Huge art museum. Egyptian mummies! Chinese vases! The Denman collection of Greek vases! Mexican folk art! Cafe . Right on the north end of the Riverwalk .
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San Antonio Museum of Art
200 W Jones Ave
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Huge art museum. Egyptian mummies! Chinese vases! The Denman collection of Greek vases! Mexican folk art! Cafe . Right on the north end of the Riverwalk .
Wonderful art museum: Classy. Setting is a very big home and grounds with great art, character and gardens and grounds to stroll in. Huge important exhibits come by here.
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McNay Art Museum
6000 N New Braunfels Ave
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Wonderful art museum: Classy. Setting is a very big home and grounds with great art, character and gardens and grounds to stroll in. Huge important exhibits come by here.

Shopping

Used books, magazines, DVDs, low prices, good place to browse. Another very good Half Price Books one located on I-10
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Half Price Books
3207 Broadway
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Used books, magazines, DVDs, low prices, good place to browse. Another very good Half Price Books one located on I-10
People love shopping in these outlet malls, and this is a huge one. But remember, all the huge mall stores have 70 % off racks year around, as well.
Tanger Outlet Mall station
People love shopping in these outlet malls, and this is a huge one. But remember, all the huge mall stores have 70 % off racks year around, as well.
Carries great deals on clothing, bedding, toys and home decors. Smaller store than at The Rim. Ross next door and Barnes and Noble bookstore with a real nice Starbucks. Target across the street
REI
11745 Interstate 10
Carries great deals on clothing, bedding, toys and home decors. Smaller store than at The Rim. Ross next door and Barnes and Noble bookstore with a real nice Starbucks. Target across the street
Carries great deals on clothing, bedding, toys and home decors. Smaller store than at The Rim. Ross next door and Barnes and Noble bookstore with a real nice Starbucks. Target across the street.
T.J. Maxx
11651 Bandera Rd
Carries great deals on clothing, bedding, toys and home decors. Smaller store than at The Rim. Ross next door and Barnes and Noble bookstore with a real nice Starbucks. Target across the street.
Not indoors-outdoors--TJ Maxx, Ross, World Market, Target huge variety of places to shop and eat. 6 min from my house
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The Rim
17703 La Cantera Parkway
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Not indoors-outdoors--TJ Maxx, Ross, World Market, Target huge variety of places to shop and eat. 6 min from my house
Great deals on clearance racks at Dillards-as much as 70% off name brands. Large bookstore, restaurants, pleasant to walk-outdoors. Trees and water features
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The Shops at La Cantera
15900 La Cantera Pkwy
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Great deals on clearance racks at Dillards-as much as 70% off name brands. Large bookstore, restaurants, pleasant to walk-outdoors. Trees and water features

Essentials

General store sells everything: groceries, clothes, toiletries, TVs
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Walmart Supercenter
5555 De Zavala Rd
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General store sells everything: groceries, clothes, toiletries, TVs
Walgreen's good quality corner drugstore-food, medicine, magazines, toiletries.
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Walgreens
13619 Babcock Rd
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Walgreen's good quality corner drugstore-food, medicine, magazines, toiletries.
5 min from my house--use access roads to reach. HUGE grocery store. Carries toiletries, children's things, books and magazines and newspapers and gifts as well as fresh produce and food. Pharmacy inside also. Also place to eat inside.
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H-E-B plus!
9238 N Loop 1604 W
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5 min from my house--use access roads to reach. HUGE grocery store. Carries toiletries, children's things, books and magazines and newspapers and gifts as well as fresh produce and food. Pharmacy inside also. Also place to eat inside.