Luther's Cafe

(210) 223-7727 | View Website

1425 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX | Directions   78212

29.442593 -98.494453

Open Hours

Mon. - Sun. 10am - 3am

Restaurants, $, Hamburgers  more

Tags: Outdoor Dining

Neighborhoods: Central San Antonio, Tobin Hill

Old School Nachos, Chips & Queso, Boneless Wings, Mac N Cheese Bites, Southwestern Egg Rolls, Plate of Sliders, Southern Fried Pickles, Dos XX Battered Mushrooms, Fried Cheese, Choose 3 Platter... more

Reviews for Luther's Cafe

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Excuse me...May I...Anyone? – I have eaten here before after a few drinks on the Main strip and the burgers where great. I tried going by one Sunday late afternoon and was highly dissappointed! I waited 5 minutes at their "greeting stand" (a patio table with menus on top) and was mistakenly thought to have come in with another hungry customer standing in front of me. He was seated while I waited and watched two employees rushing pass me. I was then attended to five minutes later and was told to go to the bar to make a "to go" order. When I approached the bar it had about ten patrons. The bartender did not notice me at all and worked quickly to get two draft beers and a pitcher of beer and then rushed to the back. Five more minutes later I walked up to a terminal close by where two waitresses stood. I asked if anyone else could take by order because the bartender was busy. They both looked back at the bar as if I was lying. Then they both passed off the request between eachother and then one hesitantly agreed to take my order. I felt very unwelcomed and felt like an annoyance. I told them "Nevermind" and I walked right out. What a shame! All I wanted was a Route 66 combo!

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

good idea/poorly executed – Mediocre food and service. The menu seems promising, but nothing at this location is done well. Our visit was further ruined by the half-hearted cleaning efforts of the staff, who sprayed Pledge everywhere liberally. Yuck. The success of the restaurant so far is probably because of the built-in clientele from the Main St. area--perhaps it's a better experience after a long night of drinking. In spite of the relative hype, Luther's is definitely not worth the effort or time for a meal.

over a year ago

Good food, bad bad waitstaff – My boyfriend and I really like the food here when it comes out correctly. The wait staff is lazy and unattentive and it always takes forever to get our food out (although not generally the waitstaff's fault). The food is reasonably priced but the drinks are not. We visit Luthers every now and then when we are feeling patient and craving salmon salad. other than that, dont expect too much.

over a year ago

Good Food, Good Bar, Friendly Waiters – Luther's is much better now under the new management. The prices are very reasonable especially the bar. I love the two flat screens. Yes, the skin-on fries are soggy but the tater tots are always crispy and golden. The staff is a little flirty, but you just have to flirt right back. The mountain of nachos is alright; they could be a little more generous with the cheese. The sauce that accompanies the egg rolls is very unique, like a sweet and sour sauce. I hear the cuban sandwich is good, but have not tried it yet. The neighborhood people really seem to like it; I think its a great place to stop for a snack and a cold one on the way to or from downtown.

over a year ago

Above average for TARGETED GAY CLIENTEL – I choose to visit this place after spending happy hour across the street. The restaurant was about half full with customers but fully staffed with waiters. I was one of the few over 45 crowd in the place and the waiters seemed to be more interested in the under 30 something customers. My waiter was friendly but not overly helpful in aiding me with my selections. I had a Grilled Turkey Panini that was very tasty and well worth the price, however, I never got a refill on my tea and had to hunt him down to get my bill.

I will return again now that I understand the staff is more interested in flirting than actually giving service to the mature crowd that is happy to give a good tip for good service.

over a year ago

Two-hander burgers have sustained this tiny, pea-green dive since 1949. They're that good. – The Scene
There's no loud or abusive language at Luther's. You better believe it--a sign in the dining room warns visitors that this isn't the place to let a few choice words fly. But expletives are hardly the kind of talk that's needed. Here, there's only one word that really gets used with any frequency: hamburger.

The Food
These patties are almost dastardly huge. Have both hands ready. For diners who don't follow the burger flow, non-beef options do exist: peanut butter, grilled cheese, salads and chicken sandwiches are all listed on the chalkboard.

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