The Guenther House

(210) 775-2297 | Email | View Website

205 E Guenther St, San Antonio, TX | Directions   78204

29.411994 -98.495897

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Daily 7am-3pm

 
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Neighborhoods: Central San Antonio, Arsenal

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The Guenther House
The Guenther House
The Guenther House

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About The Guenther House

  • Museum
  • Store
  • Restaurant

The rooms reflect the Art Nouveau style of the 1920s in their use of the stained glass ivy window panels and the decorative plaster corn and wheat motif of the miller's trade. The restaurant is open for both breakfast and lunch and features baked items--breads, pastries, pancakes and waffles--as well as sandwiches, soups, salads and our specialty, biscuits and gravy.

The museum displays pioneer flourmills memorabilia as well as Guenther family photos and remembrances. Of special delight to collectors are the Dresden china anniversary plates. These were made in Germany until WWII and were given to customers of the Mill.

The River Mill Store offers gourmet baking mixes, custom stoneware, cookware, and other gift items. The rooms themselves, once formerly the music room and bedroom, feature fireplaces and distinctive tile work that are part of the original decor.


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Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

For great home cooking, beats Cracker Barrel any day! – Upon arrival we were told it might be a 35 minute wait. We went upstairs to walk around the "museum". There are only a few rooms available for viewing but it is a nice time-slice of the early 1900's. We only waited about 15 minutes before be seated. We ate breakfast in the kitchen area. It was very homey and warm. The biscuits are HUGE! The rest of the food was excellent and in large portions. The service was timely and unobtrusive. This a great place to have breakfast on a Satuday or Sunday morning. The lunch menu looks just as invitin and we plan to come back soon to try it out.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Lousy service – The food is good but the service has alot to be desired..............don't go there if you only have an hour for lunch, you'll be cuttin' it real close! The atmosphere is nice but too small, too crowded.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great American Comfort Food – This is a great place for a cozy breakfast or lunch. Guenther House has the best Enchilada Soup and Chicken Salads.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Delicious food in a chaming setting – Eating at the Guenther House is like stepping into another time and place! The grounds are well-manicured and landscaped and the inside is equally pretty. Be sure to explore upstairs and stop in at the gift shop.

As for the food, the menu is small but you're sure to find something to satisfy. Big biscuits and gravy, waffles mounded with fruit and cream, stacks of buttery pancakes, stuffed breakfast burritos - there's something for everyone!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Good, but not as good as it used to be – This place is now so over run with tourists. The quality and character have suffered as a result. You won't bad food, just unremarkable food and you'll be hustled right through eveything

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Breakfast all day long, great biscuits – Awesome biscuits and gravy served all day long. The Champagne Chicken Enchiladas are very, very good and include a salad that is also quite tasty. Above average service, although you'll probably have to wait a while on the weekends. Nice location (outdoor dining is the best) along a quite non-touristy section of the San Antonio River.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Very relaxing. – The best thing about this restaurant is definately the location. It is very charming and a nice place to relax. The food is pretty good, the complimentary cornbread is very tasty, and the bakery items are just wonderful. We will definately come back here next time we visit San Antonio.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

If you like to spend money.... – I always enjoy eating here if for no reason other than the ambiance. The prices are high and the food is only alright. Except for their bakery items--the lemon bars are the best ever!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Wow! Wonderful! – After reading the other reviews (negative ones) I was very surprised. I guess the 5 times I've been so far, I've been lucky! I've never had weak coffee, the food has always been out of this world. The staff has always been friendly, and the wait is easy to pass in the gift shop, or watching the ducks in the river. This is a place you go to take your time, enjoy the history and the food. Any restaurant is going to be a trying experience on holidays or weekends. If you like unique restaurants this is your place. If you're the part of society that doesn't like to wait, go to Denny's or Jim's. I know I'll continue taking all my visiting friends and family members to my favorite breakfast spot, Guenther House!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Ugh! This was highly recommended but why!!!??!! – We had a table in the tea room-horribly noisy-lots of kithen noise-I might as well have actually been IN the kitchen-lots of slamming around of dishes, etc. The room has a tile floor and high ceilings and they've done nothing to try to dampen the noise.The food was okay but not worth the 45 minute wait for a table-and then a 45 minute wait for the food. Not a very good selection of items on the breakfast menu-I came expecting brunch-brunch here is just a breakfast menu-NOT A BUFFET. Almost worst of all-weak coffee. The only redeeming feature was the staff-very nice! Go see the house-but skip eating here!

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