Little Red Barn

(210) 532-4235 | View Website

1836 S Hackberry, San Antonio, TX | Directions   78210

29.397991 -98.472550

 
Restaurants, Barbecue Restaurants, Traditional American  more

More Cuisine: Steakhouse

Price: $

Tags: Business Dining, Cheap Eats, Family Style Dining, Family-Friendly Dining, Group Dining, Local Favorite, People Watching, Private Rooms

Payment Methods: American Express, Carte Blanche, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

Neighborhoods: Central San Antonio, Highland Park

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Little Red Barn
Little Red Barn
Little Red Barn
Little Red Barn
Menu
Wings, Jalapeno Poppers, Fried Shrimp, Fried Shrimp, Grilled Shrimp Skewer, Blooming Onion, Test, T-Bone, Porterhouse, Sirloin... more

Reviews for Little Red Barn

6 months ago

The food and service are always great at the Little Red Barn. Been eating her for at least 45 of their 50 years. I love the fact that you get your salad as soon as you sit down because when you're hungry you want to start your meal right away! This is a great place to take the family, celebrate a special occasion or bring your out of town guests for a great meal without all the drama of high end atmosphere or high end prices,

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great steakhouse at a great price! – I have been going to the Little Red Barn since I was child. The food is great and the baked potatoes are always steaming hot!!! Eating there is like eating with family. I highly recommend the original chicken fried steak...an all time favorite.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

couldn't even identify type of steak! – My husband and I went there after seeing ads on TV. Seemed like a good place to get a steak. We ordered a filet of tenderloin and the large sirloin. When our plates arrived the meat looked nothing like a filet or sirloin! The filet which I've had many times is ususally 2-3 inches thick. This one was 1/2" and looked like they had butterflied it, which even at 1" I've never seen one that thin. It was tender but tasted like a tenderizer had been used on it. My husband's sirloin didn't look like any meat you would serve to a person. It was only about 1/4" thinck and was so full of gristle that he could only eat less than 1/4 of it. The rest was all waste. I wouldn't feed that to my dog.

We were very dumfounded as to how this restaurant is still in business with the poor quality of meat they serve. I assume most people must order the fried shrimp or burgers. Maybe they are okay. But, for the price we paid- $19 per steak it was a rip off. You can go to Texas Land and Cattle and get a real steak for that price!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

BEST STEAKHOUSE.....PERIOD!!!! – I have retired from the Army and having said that, I have eaten in many steakhouses around the world and many are good but do not measure up to the Little Red Barn. It is a family owned business that was opened in 1963. The atmosphere is wonderful, the service is friendly and fast, and the food is wonderful. The steaks are made to order exactly as you want it. The seafood, especially the shrimp, is above awesome. If you want a good steak, great prices, wonderful service and good atmosphere, this is the place to go.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Still a great steakhouse! – This was my first job right out of high school in 1966. The owners embraced their staff as extended family. As a waitress, I was very proud to wear the cowgirl skirt and vest outfit with boots, hat and all! I dined there recently and it is good to know that they still carry on this tradition which adds to the atmosphere of this western themed steakhouse. Most importantly, the steaks are still the best in town! The high standard of friendly service continues to this day. The Hernandez family has carried on the superb quality of this outstanding restaurant.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Still a nice place for dinner – This place has always been a favorite. It is a little more special than your average chain run steakhouse. The atmosphere is downhome and unpretentious. There are no old gas station emblems, coke posters or cute decor items that you will see everywhere you go. The food is fine and the prices are in check. After reading the other reviews I was a bit nervous about going back, but I am glad we did. It has a special place in our hearts. Will definitely will go back

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Poor quality/cheap prices – I had great hopes as I had heard many rave reviews. I tried it twice, thinking maybe it was an off night the first time. I should have known better. The truth is that the food is just of poor quality. That is also reflected in the price, it is very affordable.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

to day i went to the little red barn sept 5 , 2011 . when they opened the doors about 11 am , sandy the manager was at the door . not friendly at all , never said hello to nobody in front of me , i was about number 20 in line. she told me because nobody was with me she told me she not allow me to sit in the dining room. she tome to go look for the person that i was waiting for . she is not to bright ,, she should me to call that person on my cell phone. i asked the person at the regester to get the manager, she told me that her the person i was talking to . , i think she was in a very bad mood when the doors were opened . i told her when heard and called the little red barn , i was tole the special was buy anything at the regular price , and get the next menu item , same price or get something that cost less, i was not told couples , family or two coming in at the same time, then SANDY lost it and told me that they will kill you. there was an anglo male person neas her , that heard her say that to me . i have been a paying customer , since 1975, i wonder how she ( sandy ) treats her employees??? i wonder why the owners allow a person like sandy work there. i mention to sandy i will write a review, she said go a head do , write the review, not a family friendly . . to me sandy should never told me they will kill you. stay away from the little red barn and sandy

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Terrible place for "steak." – My husband and I stopped by this place on our way home evening. He had heard everyone rant and rave about it so we figured we'd give it a shot. When we first got there our hostess showed us to our table and put two salads down for us. I'm a huge salad person but these were just gross. The lettuce was hit or miss....some pieces were edible others were like the lettuce you get when you leave it in the bag in the refridgerator for too long.

We both ordered rib eye steaks. When the steaks came to our table I was amazed at how THIN they were. I've never seen such a weaker piece of meat (For 14 bucks!.) It also seemed as if the meat had been ground up and formed into a steak. There was something off about the cooking style as well and I couldn't quite place it. That's when my husband pointed out that the meat seemed to have been fried in a pan. You kidding me? I'm not one to ever complain or even take time out to set up an account and write a review but this place was terrible.

The server was nice and checked back often. I guess since I'm forced to give this place one star, it should be for her.

The last of my complaints, and I consider this rather small. But being a new mother, I now know how neccessary a changing table is. This place is without. Some people could argue that maybe its not a child friendly place, fine by me. Its a restaurant and I'm always hesitant to bring a baby to a restaurant, but he for sure wasn't the only kid in diapers there. Thanks to that though, I had to change my kid in my car in the parking lot which isn't the easiest task in the world.

All this being said, we'll never go back. If you see this Big Red Barn while driving on the freeway, word of advice.....keep driving.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Great deal – Very good food here the green beans are to die for!The price was very reasonable and the service was alright!

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