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8 Restaurants in San Antonio We’d Love to See in Triple D

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Yes, that’s right! This is the SA edition of Triple D we’re wanting to watch on tv ASAP. We asked and tons of you responded with your favorite gems. So, we’re headed Full Throttle towards BIG flavors in the 210! These are some restaurants in San Antonio we’d love to see on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.

If you’re not familiar with Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, it’s a Food Network show that’s hosted by the one and only, Guy Fieri. Guy with his big and loveable attitude showcases the classic city gems. Although he has been to the countdown city before, we’re ready to hear him say “gosh, that’s goooood” about some of our faves he might have missed!

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Kiki's Picks

1. Papa Dante’s Italian Restaurant

If you’re looking for a local taste of Italy, head on over to Papa Dante’s. Where the flavors are delicious, the atmosphere is cozy, and the food is comforting. You’ll want to keep going for more! The Italian comfort food restaurant is family-owned and going strong since 1979. Papa Dante’s has been providing your favorites ever since. Like the Chicken Parmesan with Lasagna. Who could forget the delicious Dean Martin Subs and a Cannoli to go!?
Pro Tip: Don’t forget that they Cater for special occasions too. Kiki says, “I swear, they’re going to cater my wedding one day because I love this place so much!” Do you love Papa Dante’s this much too?

Sun & Mon | Closed
Tues-Fri | 11am-6pm
Sat | 2pm-6pm

📍 8607 FM1976, Converse, TX 78109

Honorable Mention

2. Mr. A Ok’s Kitchen

Every time Kiki visits Mr. A Ok’s Kitchen, her go-to order is either fried fish or chicken fried chicken. Her sides are double side of mac and cheese and with some Texas toast.

Mon & Tues | Closed
Wed-Sat | 11am-7:00pm
Sun | 11am-5pm

📍 5532 Walzem Rd, San Antonio, TX 78218

Sam's Picks

3. Grumpy’s Mexican Cafe

“A place to meet a friend and be a friend.” For over 20 years, Grumpy’s Mexican Cafe makes you feel at home every time you visit. They ensure you leave happy and with a full stomach. How could you not with the generous portion sizes? Some of their Must Try favorites are the Chicken and Waffles with Twisters or the classic, Chili Cheese Enchilada plate. You’re sure to fall in love with this place just as I did. After my first visit with my family, I went back two weekends in a row. Three weekends at Grumpy’s back to back. No regrets.

Pro Tip: Wait times, especially during the weekend, can get hectic. Enjoy a Bloody Mary or Margarita while you wait for your table.

Mon | Closed
Tues-Sun | 7am-2pm

📍18817 FM 2252, San Antonio, TX 78266 

Honorable Mention

4. Hungry Farmer Steakhouse

For over 15 + years now, every time I visit Hungry Farmer Steakhouse my go-to order is Chicken Fried Chicken. My sides are fries, a fresh roll, and a house salad with their homemade Thousand Island dressing.

Mon-Thurs | 11am-8:30pm
Fri-Sat | 11am-9:30pm
Sun | 11am-8pm

📍 7015 Interstate 35 Access Rd, San Antonio, TX 78224

210's Picks

5. Comfort Cafe

A unique and special place “where miracles happen.” Comfort Cafe brings delicious flavors to your dish and also offers help to the SA community. They are a division of SerenityStar, a charitable organization. Their program promotes “a safe, sober, and spiritual environment.” Enjoy some Biscuits and Sausage Gravy for that “you complete me” feeling. Or a yummy but Classic Rueben. You’ll feel great all-around, trust us. Knowing you’ve done some good and enjoyed a great meal too.

Bonus Tip: Comfort Cafe is a “pay what you can” spot but $10 per meal is encouraged and cherished. After all, 100% of the earnings go into the program. Don’t forget about your coffee fix! Java Junkies is sure to help you keep going throughout your busy or fun day.

6. Stixs & Stone

We definitely caught the wave towards Stixs and Stone. How could we not with their mixture of creative and delicious flavors? Induldge in the award-winning taco flight. Mix and match tacos on Thursdays to find your favorite. Plus! You’ll want to make your way to the “Home of the FREE Mimosa Sunday Brunch.” Did someone say, Sunday-Funday with a  side of Skewer Trio or Wok Fried Kimchi Bowl? Count us in!

We love unique foods. Checkout our blog with other yummy spots offering Unique Foodie Flights in San Antonio.

Mon & Tues | Closed
Wed-Sat | 12pm-9pm
Sun | 10am-3pm

📍 5718 B Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78238

7. Bobbie’s Cafe

It all started with buying a truck stop back in 1972, and they’ve been cookin’ with love ever since. Not only do Bobbie’s Cafe and Pie Bar offer BIG flavor, they also bring soul and history! A southside San Antonio favorite and staple. You’re sure to fall in love with their homestyle Meatloaf or Liver and Onions.

Pro Tip: Don’t forget to leave room for delicious homemade pie or some double chocolate cake.

Tues | Closed
Wed-Sun | 7am-3pm

📍 6728 S Flores St, San Antonio, TX 78221

8. Fattboy Burgers & Dogs

You can never go wrong with a good ol’ hamburger or hotdog, they’re classic! It tastes better when you feel like family as you’re enjoying it. Fattboy Burgers and Dogs, born in Texas, not only has massive food portions. They’re delicious and fresh too. Get a hold of a Fattboy Burger (1/2 pound of fresh ground beef) and some fresh-cut fries. The friend pickles are amazing and don’t forget about your domestic or premium beer to wash it all down.

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Samantha Sanchez

Samantha Sanchez

Samantha is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subscribe for updates and follow be sure to follow us on social!