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205 E Guenther St San Antonio TX 78204
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(210) 227-1061
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Status: Closed

Sunday
7:00am-3:00pm
Monday
7:00am-3:00pm
Tuesday
7:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday
7:00am-3:00pm
Thursday
7:00am-3:00pm
Friday
7:00am-3:00pm
Saturday
7:00am-3:00pm

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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...

The Guenther House Restaurant

Whether you are in San Antonio for the first time, or have lived here all your life, a visit to the Guenther House is special. For a few moments you can step back in time into the life of a early Texas miller's family. Imagine someone playing a tune on the piano.....the laughter of children....guests dancing the night away in the Roof Garden. The Guenther House showcases many of our Pioneer...

The Guenther House is a family-owned restaurant that offers a variety of dishes in San Antonio. It provides Champagne chicken enchilada with chicken breast and jalapenos. The restaurant also offers a selection of beverages, such as iced tea and gourmet hot chocolate. The Guenther House provides grapefruit, orange, apple and cranberry juices. In addition, it offers various baking tools, gourmet...

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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...

Welcome to the Guenther House, the elegant home of Pioneer Flour Mills' founding family. Located at the foot of the oldest historical district in Texas, this stately home has been completely restored and is now open for your visiting pleasure.

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The Guenther House makes its home in an elegant historic mansion on the property of Pioneer Flour Mills in the historic King William area. From its not-so-humble beginnings as the home of Carl Hilmer Guenther in 1860, it has been restored into one of the more unique dining experiences in the city. The breakfast menu (served all day) offers Southern Sweet Cream Waffles and breakfast tacos, among...

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Frommer's

If you're not staying in a King William B&B, this is your chance to visit one of the neighborhood's historic homes. And the foo

Citysearch

History buffs are in for a treat; this building dates back one and a half centuries. The original two-story home was completed

This 1860 home of the family that founded the adjacent Pioneer Flour Mills welcomes self-guided tours. At the latter you'll find a small museum of mill memorabilia, a gift shop, and a cheerful restaurant serving fine German pastries and full breakfasts and lunches.

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35

If you're not staying in a King William B&B, this is the easiest way to visit one of the neighborhood's historic homes and have a good meal at the same time. Hearty breakfasts and light lunches are served both indoors -- in a bright, cheerful old-style dining room added on to the Guenther family residence (1860) -- and outdoors on a trellised patio. The Guenther family owns the old Pioneer...

Zagat

Groupies never mind the 'million calories' and just 'go for it' at this...

San Antonio Current

These biscuits, fluffy as advertised, are nevertheless dauntingly large enough to make them hard to finish without sides of any

San Antonio Current

...forgetting the era of Facebook and getting some good face time with a brace of buttermilk biscuits shamelessly slathered in

Top-of-the-line dining and service in an historic setting where the San Antonio River appears as it did in the 1800s.

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History buffs are in for a treat; this building dates back one and a half centuries. The original two-story home was completed in 1860 next to founder's Texas Milling Pioneer...

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Average Rating
40

It makes me really sad to say this because I always used to recommend this place to people...I liked the food...not a whole lot of choices but I had a couple of favorites. It was a charming little place to go and dine. But this place has gone downhill a lot in the past year. Customer service has NEVER been...

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80

The Guenther House is an excellent place to go for a quiet breakfast away from the Riverwalk and hustle and bustle of Downtown San Antonio. It is located about a mile from the Riverwalk in the King William neighborhood. The food is good. I had the pumpkin pancakes and they were excellent.

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80

This is a San Antonio institution that everyone should experience. It is a flour mill that has a restaurant. The food is homemade and very tasteful.

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100

What a quaint, wonderful spot to have breakfast! The strawberry waffles were delicious! The sausage patties were thick & perfectly seasoned. Oj was fresh squeezed & service were good. The pastries were beautiful & very large...cinnamon rolls bigger than my hand. After breakfast enjoy waking around the grounds for some cool history & visit the cute gift shop.

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100

We visited the Guenther House on our recent visit to San Antonio. On the recommendation of a travel friend, we walked from our hotel on the river walk (downtown) to the restaurant about a mile along the San Antonio river. The river walk doesn't just go through the short downtown rectangle. Follow it south toward Pioneer Mills (very high Mill,...

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100

The food and service was excellent. Take time to do some shopping in the gift shop. Some great souvenirs. Definitely worth the wait.

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100

The food was great and the staff just a wonderful. Loved being able to tour the home. Everything is fresh and the price is right. Not far from the river walk. A friend that lives there had not been to the restaurant to eat and loved it.

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80

I had the opportunity to have breakfast at the Guenther House with friends. The found was wonderful and service was great. It was raining so did not walk through the park around the restaurant. Everyone was very satisfied with their meals and plan to return.

Average Rating
100

Sat outside and made good use of the warm blankets. The pancakes were great as was the biscuits and gravy. Best part may have been the yummy pecan roll. Be sure to go inside and check out the pastry case.

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60

We had lunch as it was one of our stops while on the trolley. The house itself is very historic and was nice to go through....at least what parts we could. We did get there at the end of their lunch time so didn't have the best of choices. The service was very good but food was just o.k.

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100

Located in the original home of the Guenther family which founded Pioneer Flour Company, breakfast here is a must for anyone visiting San Antonio. They offer both indoor and outdoor dining and you can tour the historic home and lovely grounds along the San Antonio River.

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100

Wonderful breakfast and lunch in charming converted flour mill on national historic registry.
Had excellent hearty breakfast with quality ingredients. Don't know if everything is locally sourced but the very tasty breads, biscuits, pancakes and waffles are based on their own ground flours. All the fruit was perfectly ripe and when I asked about it, was told they only serve...

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100

Breakfast is really incredible! Save time to browse the pastry counter for some to take home! Freshly made and delicious!

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100

This seems to be an unknown place, more for locals. The King William German neighborhood of San Antonio we drove through on a bus tour and was a stop. We decided to go back for breakfast the next day.
Walking up is like stepping to early 1900's Victorian living. The charm and grand homes and buildings for businesses is amazing....

Average Rating
100

We found this little gem searching online. It was so much better than we imagined! The restaurant is huge and accommodating. Very interesting to look around the beautiful grounds browsing in the gift shop while you wait for a table. The food was terrific and the service was good. I would highly recommend this little gem!

Average Rating
100

It's near the end of the Riverwalk, but was just lovely.. there are beautiful houses to see in the neighborhood (King William area) and the house itself is a show piece!! Our breakfast was hot and extremely good... The baked goods are epic.... I highly recommend this restaurant. A highlight of our trip to San Antonio! And a pleasant break...

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100

The food was excellent even though the menu was fairly small. The setting was beautiful and it was interesting to wander around the house after the meal.

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100

I went to this restaurant with one of my daughters and her husband. We decided to sit outside inside the tent although it was a chilly, if sunny, fall morning. My daughter covered her shoulders with one of the beautiful blankets provided, (she looked so comfy!) but I felt the tent did a good job keeping us sheltered. The food...

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100

My wife and I walked here from the Hyatt on the Riverwalk one morning. It is a great walk but will take you about 30-40 minutes. We needed the walk back after the awesome breakfast we had though. We both ordered the breakfast tacos and they were very good. We also split a half order of biscuits and gravy which...

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60

We ended up eating lunch in a tent next to the Guenter House. I'm sure that if we had been able to eat inside the restaurant my opinion would be different. Our waitress got 3 of 6 orders incorrect and didn't really come back to check on us. I had ordered the chicken salad sandwich (very good) and a cup...

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100

We visited this place early on a Thursday morning. It wasn't very busy which was great & what we hoped for. We tried to go there on a Sunday morning and the wait was over 2 hours so we left.
The pancakes were delicious & very filling. The price was reasonable. There is a gift shop upstairs that has some...

Average Rating
60

We had brunch and ordered from the breakfast menu and the lunch menu. Perhaps we had expected too much as it was good but not fabulous as we had been told. Also the long wait may have dampened our enthusiasm. Reservations would be a great addition. The reasonable price was a pleasant surprise. Lastly, the house blend coffee was delicious.

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100

The Guenther house is a can't miss place to eat breakfast when visiting San Antonio. They have
inside and outside seating available. We choose the outside seating because the weather favored sitting outside. The service and food are both excellent. We also toured the old house and visited the souvenir shop. The location is not far from the river walk...

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100

The food was excellent, the service was great and the setting and grounds were beautiful. The old home is beautifully appointed and decorated for Christmas.

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80

We'd heard good things about this and we finally managed to see what they were talking about.
The main downside? Long waits. This place is amazingly popular and expect to wait at least 30-45 minutes. While you're waiting, check out their on-site museum. This is the original home of the family that founded Pioneer Flour and has a lot of...

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100

It is very beautiful here, not expensive for food. Service is great and very friendly. Downfall it was cold out so we could not eat outside. They do give you blankets but still cold because it is by the river walk. Inside for a big family they can work with you. But keep in mind it is small inside. After...

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60

This had many good reviews. Our experience was average. The wait was significant; they said 45 min, but it turned out to be 80 min on a Tuesday morning. The food was just okay; the coffee on par with a Perkins or Denny's. It was a nice "house", we were able to see everything and then some during our very...

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100

My husband and I visited The Guenther House on the recommendation of a server at another local restaurant. His recommendation was spot-on! We arrived around 8:30 on a Sunday morning and there was no wait at all; we were seated at the patio. The patio is relaxing and just lovely.
We both ordered the house coffee, and loved it so...

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80

We decided to try the breakfast opportunity after having Mexican food for several days. We arrived early knowing the line would get longer, the later in the day that Sunday morning, and because we had a flight to catch.
We found the home and grounds charming and interesting. The service was attentive, but there were a ton of flies in...

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80

We had done a lot of research into this trip and I was adamant that on our first morning I wanted us to walk the mile or so from our hotel to The Guenther House for a traditional breakfast. The walk was lovely, it got hot really quickly but by setting out just after 8am, we arrived at the restaurant...

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100

This place is top of the line!! We had a 45 minute wait but it was worth every minute. They have a neat gift shop you can go to while waiting. Free coffee that is wonderful. The waiter couldn't have been any better. I ordered the pancakes and can say they were the very best I have ever had!! If...

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100

Stopped at this hidden gem in the heart of San Antonio and experienced one of the best breakfasts I've ever had. I couldn't decide what to get so I got the sausage breakfast tacos and biscuits and gravy. Both were beyond superb with fantastic service to boot!! There is a wait but it's well worth it!! While waiting one can...

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100

Excellent restaurant--great service. Loved the pancakes and strawberries. Outdoor seating available--indoor seating means longer wait. Not located in downtown area. Would return but try to pick time of day which doesn't result in 90 minute wait.

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100

Wow! We ate breakfast....yummy!!! The waitress showed us what we wanted, and the waffles were GREAT!!!

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80

Be warned, you will wait at least 45 minutes to eat here, but it's worth it. Grab a cup of coffee and check out the very cute shop while you wait. I got a lot of great gifts from here, all Texas made items. Had delicious breakfast tacos and fruit and great coffee for breakfast. The service was friendly and...

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100

The Guenther House was a pleasant surprise for Breakfast. This restaurant is located in the home of the Guenther family, who started the Pioneer Baking Company. There is dining outside on a patio or inside. Our breakfast was delicious. The biscuits are huge and fluffly. I ate the strawberry waffle. This is definitely a place to enjoy a one of...

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100

The Guenther House is a lovely old building, which we toured around while we were waiting for our table to become ready. At busy times you are issued with a buzzer to notify you when your table's ready. This is handy as it means you can roam around the house while waiting.
This restaurant is very popular, so we had...

Average Rating
100

Light waffle, with fresh strawberries and whip cream. Beautiful seating outside. Great place to have breakfast or go later to enjoy tour of old flour mill house. Not far from river walk area but should drive. About 10 minutes.
Can buy delicious homemade pastries to go or eat there. The dark cherry strudels delicious

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100

The Guenther House was one of our Alamo Trolley tour stops and we got off to check out their restaurant. It serves breakfast til 3:00 when it closes.. I believe hubby had a clubhouse sandwich which was served with potato chips and I had the Guenther breakfast platter which is biscuits and gravy, applewood smoked bacon and homemade preserves and...

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80

We didn't eat at the restaurant - though plenty of people were eating breakfast there & plenty were waiting patiently for their tables. We toured the home - only a few rooms are open to the public. We also visited the gift shop. We found not only plenty of mixes to take home, but also a number of cool kitchen...

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100

We arrived around 8:45 am on a chilly Saturday morning. The outdoor seating area was totally empty with 3 servers waiting for customers. The heat lamps were turned on and there were blankets folded across several of the chairs. Each blanket was threaded with a Guenther's logo. Despite how cool it was, two of the members of our party wanted...

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80

The food here was delicious - the baked goods are amazing - the biggest fluffiest biscuits I have ever had. But the wait time was really long. The estimate was 45 minutes to an hour but in reality is was 1 hour and 30 minutes before we were seated. They have a small museum and gift shop that you can...

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100

This historic mansion is on such a beautiful setting with the river and lush landscaping. The restaurant takes you back in time and the food is excellent. We had a breakfast full of maple and pecan flavors!

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80

Based on rave reviews by many at our resort, my wife and I decided to take a stroll along the river to the Guenther House for brunch on a Tuesday morning. There was no line; we were seated immediately. The service was fine and the food was good (we shared an egg, potato & bacon burrito platter). The potatoes tasted...

Average Rating
60

Hour wait on Sunday morning at 9:15 am...to be expected. It was sorta worth the wait interesting old house in King William District. Food was okay nothing exceptional remembering this is a food mill feeding hundreds at a time. Service was adequate for the setting and the price $ server was polite and sorta friendly and busy. Probably will not...

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20

We went as part of our tour of San Antonio. We waited an hour for a table and after that decided to go. It's a beautiful home with lovely grounds. Go, see it and purchase pastries and go. Don't try to eat at restaurant.
Very slow.. Not that many people there got a one hour wait. We went down to...

Average Rating
100

Its breakfast. Waffles, pancakes, eggs, biscuits & gravy, you know the drill. There is an upper limit to how good your entrée can possibly be. What puts Guenther House over the top is quality breakfast food, low price (Can't remember for sure, but it wasn't $30 for two), fast attentive service, a relaxing, pleasant setting, and good parking. You can...

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100

Outside patio seating a plus. Good coffee, wonderful waffles (had strawberries and cream) and outstanding bacon. What could be better for breakfast? Efficient service and an easy on the wallet price. Loved it, twice in five days.

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40

I can't tell you how many times I have dined at the Guenther House, either inside next to the kitchen, outside on their patio or upstairs at an event and have always had terrific food, prompt and friendly service. My latest experience with the server was weird and disappointing!
Arrived at 10am on a Friday to wait nearly 30 minutes...

Average Rating
80

Walked down from the riverwalk along the river. had waffles and pancakes for lunch (served all day). Was a little disappointed in the pancake, but the waffles were very good. after walk the King Williams district

Mobile review

Great food!! We waited about an hour on a Saturday around 11:00am but it was worth it, and had great coffee and explored the grounds and the museum and shop while we waited. As out of towers, got some great souvenirs from the shop. I had breakfast tacos and my husband had the strawberry waffle. Both were exceptional! Service was also great.

Healthy Lunch

I was very satisfy with their Chicken salad plate with fresh fruit. The chicken salad great, but the kicker was their really fresh fruits (red grapes, pineapple, watermelon, strawberry, and orange). There's not many restaurants that impress me with fruit dishes, this is one of them...

TERRIBLE

tasted like airport food.I got the pioneer platter and had to ASK for real eggs. The biscuit tasted more like bread. potatoes tasted reheated in a microwave with fajita spice...just disgusting. The view is beautiful and good coffee. service very mediocre. We went based on ratings. We went yesterday and we're told there was a 90 min. wait. We went back today instead. If we had waited 90 min for...

Mobile review

Went there today service was good but the food is no different than any other breakfast spot order pancakes and wife had waffle wasnt impress since we had an 45 min wait. I still dont like the fact that two strips of bacon is a normal helping just about everywhere but from now own cracker barrel is my breakfast place of choice.

Average Rating
100

This is one of my go to spots for out of town guests or a relaxing afternoon for my family. The quality of the food never disappoints. I am a lifelong consumer of their products.

Enjoy history and Delicious food!

Wow this place is awesome. We had about a 20 minute wait but toured the museum and shop while we waited. So much fun and the food was wonderful. One of the Pioneer workers stopped and answered my questions and I learned the factory is right next to this beautiful restaurant/mansion. Take your camera!

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80

Guenther House is one of my favorite breakfast joints in San Antonio. This place always serves up a great meal. The main downsides are the wait time, and the location. The restaurant itself is in a cool old house, but it's in a bad part of town, and right next to the Guenther flour mill. The mill isn't too bad, but …

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40

Conceptually this place is sort of like the Disneyland of French toast/pancake places. The food actually was not good at all. But they did have a small museum that some people might find interesting upstairs. Plus there is a gift shop with knickknacks. Overall I think that the place is not terribly good, my pancakes were dry my baconsoggy and a fruit side was not very exciting

Mobile review

You have not experienced breakfast until you've eaten at the Guenther House! Great food, beautiful area and great staff! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Average Rating
60

I was disappointed in the Guenther House Brunch - here's why:OJ - too pulpy and kind of lukewarm, but it tasted pretty freshWaffle - This was delicious.It was a combination of crispy and fluffy.The butter served with it was melted enough to spread, and the syrup was not too sweet.Sausage - This was gross …

Average Rating
80

When I visit San Antonio or friends visit San Antonio and ask for my recommendation- this is where I eat breakfast. The jalapeño jelly is a must. The special if the day is usually fabulous. The bacon is think, the sausage is smoked and everything is homemade. Darling gift shop upstairs.

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80

Very cute building and layout. Mediocre to good food. I would go back just for the decoration. Expect a wait on the weekend. Luckily there is a bit to see/do as you wait an hour.

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100

Long wait but well worth it! Will deff be going back next time we are in San Antonio

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80

Very quaint, part of tan old flour mill complex in the historic King William area. This home-museum located on the River-Walk is lovely to see and you can eat there too. Nice place for breakfast with homemade biscuits made from "locally" milled flour. $$

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70

Carl Hilmar Guenther, the founder of Pioneer Flour Mills, built this elegant home in 1860. Pioneer has restored the home to welcome visitors as a museum, restaurant, and retail store.
It is a small restaurant but everything is fresh and many items are made of mixes made by neighboring Pioneer Flour Mills.

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Great experience. Breakfast is best.

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100

San Antonio is lucky to have this place. Rooted deep in San Antonio.

Just what we needed

On a chilly wet December day after a house tour in the King William and managing to get by the street construction we got ourselves safely tucked into the warm and friendly confines of the Guenther. Great bowls of Chicken Enchilada Tomato soup along with a primo Chicken Salad sandwich with some biscuits tea and coffee restored ourselves enough to make our way out to the Riverwalk to take on...

Easy on the Eyes

Nobody can deny the beautiful atmosphere surrounding this popular breakfast spot. It's truly an SA Treasure. Plus the weather has been so nice it makes an everyday breakfast seem a little more special when you're in such a pretty setting. Bright sunshine, hot coffee, baked goods, savory scents and birds trying to catch a bite. Its a relaxed, nice way to start your day. Don't get me wrong, I...

cool location/subpar food

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40

I was surprised that the food wasn't better. I really wanted to love this place. Went twice, wasn't impressed. Cool location.
by by doctor Parker at Citysearch Report Less

class joint

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100

best bacon and coffee ever. great service,clean surroundings,upscale people dine there
by by lawnmansa1959 at Citysearch Report Less

great for breakfast or lunch!

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80

I love the setting of the Guenther House...it's actually a house! Beautiful decor...they bring you a basket...
by by Wine_Gal at Menuism Report Less

Old Flour Mill

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80

The Guenther House is the previous home of the owners of the Pioneer Flour Mill (right next door) that has...
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overall a great place to go...

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80

The Guenther House has a great ambiance, great long time servers, and never changing recipes. Pros: great food,great servers and atmosphere Cons: parking
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Good

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60

My family and enjoyed in this restaurant. We eat salads, grilled chicken, steak and nachos. The dessert delicious: we eat apple cake, cheessecake with ice cream
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very good

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60

This place is perfec. grat service, good food, fantastic atmosphere. We ate sous, salads and wonderful pancakes with cherry and chocolate. And very clean
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Quaint Setting

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80

This is a lovely little site for breakfast & lunch. It has a quaint gift shop in which you can buy many of the mixes for the items served in the restaurant. It also has a little museum in which the Guenther Family's home is displayed as it would have been when the Pioneer Flour Mill was built. It would be a lovely site for brunch, or even a bridemaid luncheon or casual wedding!!
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Amazing Place!!

Mobile review

Holy cow this place was amazing! Went for breakfast--pumpkin pancakes, biscuits & gravy and had to get one if their 3lb cinnamon rolls! Everything was fantastic! The atmosphere was cute, quaint, and relaxing. And very cool considering its right next to the mill! And it's right on the river walk so you could easily walk or bike there. Would love to go back!

Mobile review

Guenther House is in a beautiful historic neighborhood and the atmosphere is perfect for breakfast. Its food is absolutely worth the wait. Would recommend to anyone.

Fantastic

There’s something about the cool green dining room with its handsome mosaic floors, exotic light fixtures, and details recalling the miller’s art (the house is in the shadow of Pioneer Flour Mills, after all) that simply suggests forgetting the era of Facebook and getting some good face time with a brace of buttermilk biscuits shamelessly slathered in sausage-studded country gravy.

Mobile review

As a tourist we were looking for a local favorite and we found it here. The place itself is a really cool flour mill and the restaurant is in the original owners house circa 1850's. the food is great as well. The wait is long, so you can get your order to go and eat out on the courtyard that sits along the river walk.

24 Dollar Burger

The Guenther House is one of the most beautiful and historical restaurants I’ve ever been to. It was my 20th birthday the first time I visited, and my dad had been raving about this place forever. Born and raised in San Antonio, I was surprised that I’d never heard of it. We arrived for breakfast, (which is served all day), and were given a...

Always a Favorite!

One of our favorite breakfast/brunch locations. There is great attention to detail and the food is always delicious and just as described in the menu. There is both inside and outside seating. The staff is great and attentive. We try to eat here often. Only downside: quite the popular place. Often there is a wait for a table. They do offer complimentary coffee while you wait though.

Mobile review

Great food at a fair price. Better get there early though, there are many other people willing to wait for this experience. Our server, Alma, was fast and friendly despite the crowd. Even though the wait was an hour and 45 min., we had a great time.

Vegasjuhl

We stopped at the visitor's center and picked up two days worth of bus passes ($4 each) and then took a trolley to The Guenther House. It is a popular brunch spot that offers a step back in time since it is within the 1860 home of the Pioneer flour mills founding family. The flour is used today to make their pancakes, waffles and biscuits. It's...

Food 50% and Locale 50%

We had a 45 minute wait at 2:15, luckily it was a beautiful day to be outside. The menu is limited to traditional breakfast items, and sandwiches. We opted for breakfast tacos and a sweet cream waffle. The tacos were good, but it was obvious the tortillas are not home made sticking true to the concept of using only Pioneer brand goods. The fillings were hearty and plentiful. The waffle had a...

nycbonvivant

A picturesque location for breakfast and brunch. Go if you love eggs, otherwise, just go for their desserts.

Old San Antonio flavors. I love it,just relax and enjoy.

Editorial review from Citysearch

Lovely atmosphere, the taco soup is addictive and if you don't have room for dessert do yourself a favor and take it to-go. Everything is scratch made and delicious.

No Place is Perfect - but Guenther House is Darn Close!!!

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Having lived here for a few years now there's one thing I've learned - if you want to take friends or family to an amazing breakfast, you just cannot beat Guenther House.

Along the Mission Trail

Dont miss this unique place. It's an old grist mill and historic house. They grind their own flour for their pancakes, biscuits, breads etc. The baked items are fluffy, light and melt in your mouth. Breakfast combos are large and come with delicious unique sides like grits, fresh fruit and oatmeal. You are greeted with a basket of assorted muffins, biscuits, honey butter and homemade jams. I...

Average Rating
80

Guenther House is a historical restaurant where now it is a pancake house and a museum. It is so famous that the wait can be up to 20 minute. It has lovely grounds to walk along, coffee while you wait, and a museum and a gift shop for you to browse through.

Average Rating
60

Decent breakfast food. Limited selection. Nice grounds and scenery while u eat and stroll around during your 1 hour wait! They need to add more tables to...

Average Rating
100

Wow, just wow! This place blew me away completely. I have never been so impressed by brunch in my life. It started as soon as we parked. This placed is...

Average Rating
100

A great piece of history with an amazing breakfast!I came on a Monday morning and found there to be no wait at 9am! Seated outside on the patio, it was a...

great for breakfast or lunch!

Average Rating
80

I love the setting of the Guenther House...it's actually a house! Beautiful decor...they bring you a basket...

great for breakfast or lunch!

Average Rating
80

I love the setting of the Guenther House…it’s actually a house! Beautiful decor…they bring you a basket of fresh baked bread and muffins…so tasty…their iced tea is served with a lemon wedge and fresh mint…so refreshing! I have had breakfast and lunch there, and both times were very enjoyable! If the weather is nice, they have a nice outdoor patio…don’t miss checking out the upstairs…there is a...

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If you're not staying in a King William B&B, this is the easiest way to visit one of the neighborhood's historic homes and have a good meal at the same time. Hearty breakfasts and light lunches are...

Great location. Breakfast decent but Looong waits

Average Rating
80

Quaint restaurant on property of Pioneer Flour Mill. Best biscuits in town! Longs waits for breakfast are a bit frustrating I love to bring out of town guests here for breakfast - during the week. Too busy on weekends

Try the Guenther House in the King William area just south of downtown. Open for breakfast and lunch. Plan to arrive early for lunch (11 AM) or you may have to wait. Set in the historic Pioneer Flour Mills grounds in the home of C.H. Guenther. The food is top notch and the pastries...yummy. Tour the grounds and shop in the gift shop. A unique experience you will not regret. Recently voted best...

Amazing fruit topped homemade waffles and biscuits and gravy

cool location/subpar food

Average Rating
40

I was surprised that the food wasn't better. I really wanted to love this place. Went twice, wasn't impressed. Cool location.

Does not apply to dinner

A great old restaurant. So much fun to go to and browse around the gift shop and restored rooms in the old mansion. Always like to take guests to brunch there. The Champagne Chicken Enchiladas are to die for.

Must-do for breakfast on the River. Homestyle food and downhome service complement the location perfectly.

Great breakfast/brunch or lunch. Get there early on Sunday morning or you'll have a wait!

Love to go for Sunday brunch. Expect to wait .

Here;s a great place for Saturday morning breakfast; but come early

"Best Cinnamon rolls, brownies.....all pastries!...Great brunch, breakfast!"

Simply horrid food. Repeatedly! No redeeming value or reason to go back! Even the sandwich shop is mediocre!

"Bring your out of town guests here to enjoy a San Antonio tradition. Solid food, solid ambiance. Very welcoming experience."

Fantastic place to take a date for an early morning lunch or breakfast.... the atmosphere is terrific - and the prices are surprisingly reasonable.

Worth the wait...

I live in Atl, so waiting for brunch is not a big deal. Started off with an order of biscuits with the jalapeno jelly...m m good. I had the sweet cream waffle w/ bacon...the waffle was amazing! I also sampled the seasoned potatoes and biscuits & gravy both were delicious. Awesome brunch location; if only they served mimosas it w/b perfect.

Not on my 10 Best List!

Average Rating
40

I dragged my boyfriend here for breakfast this morning, based on the 10best recommendation for breakfast. It was a cool house to visit, but there is truly no reason to eat there. $6 bought me plain biscuits and bland gravy. $7 bought my boyfriend one waffle (small size), which was sorta good. The soda and tea were strange--the soda tasted like it had no carbonation, despite being in a can. The tea was odd-tasting--bland to say the least. Marketed as 'iced' but there was mint or something in it. Didn't help the taste any! The best part about this restaurant is actually the gift shop.

We had the special with poached eggs; it was poached perfectly. I had the waffle. All very good. It is nice to eat outside.

Old Flour Mill

Average Rating
80

The Guenther House is the previous home of the owners of the Pioneer Flour Mill (right next door) that has...

Old Flour Mill

Average Rating
80

The Guenther House is the previous home of the owners of the Pioneer Flour Mill (right next door) that has been converted into a restaurant. Tour buses will actually drop tourists off at this location, making it one of the attractions at which to spend a nice Sunday brunch. The wait, given the number of people who come, is fairly long. Our wait was around 40 minutes. While waiting, guests are...

Breakfast visit only - we had a decent meal here, although I would have to question whether it was worth the wait. The breakfast menu is fairly basic and breakfast tacos were good, but nothing outstanding - quality ingredients, but not the most imaginative cooking. This is really a place to take visitors for the atmosphere. Service was good - really nice outdoor seating - long wait (45 mins)

Historic location. Great ambiance. Breakfast is the best, but lunch is great also. Eat in or dine out on the covered terrace. Tour the house with its peak at San Antonio history. Great place for the holidays or with family.

A jewel of San Antonio. A beautiful place, wonderful waffles.

This Historic Resturant is very quaint and adorable.

Historic!

Excellent breakfast and biscuits and gravy. Love to eat outside under the arbor.

The champange chicken enchiladas are good, but dont expect any sides. You get exactly what you order with that one. The biscuit and gravy breakfast however is to die for. Fresh biscuits with sausage gravy, blackberry preserves, fresh fruit... The house is historical and fun to go through. Great for out-of-town guests.

Great breakfast tacos.... especially with their bacon.

Always crowded. If one eats inside, the noise can be over-powering because of the large groups. If one eats outside, one can be harassed by the multiple crows who have little fear of people. An empty table with plates will be swarmed. We found the Mexican chicken enchiladas rather tired, dry and lacking flavor. Portions can be huge here.

Brunch is the best. As you would expect (but not necessarily assume) from a place attached to a flour mill they have superb baked goods. Biscuits and eggs or pancakes for a brunch there are superb.

Lovely place for breakfast or lunch while walking the Riverwalk or King Wilhelm areas of San Antonio. The Guenther House is worth an hour of browsing, then be pampered in the sunlit breakfast room and be on your way into the gardens next door.

Love the biscuits and gravy!

Breakfast. That's Guenther's. The house was built before the War (the one between the States), by a family who made their money from flour mills. And they still know just what to do with that flour. Don't leave without trying the buscuits.

One of the best places to take out of towners

Average Rating
100

I love this place. It is great for out of towners or just for a nice brunch for locals. The food is wonderful and prices are reasonable considering the ambiance/history. Highly recommened.

Pros

+ food is wonderful, nice setting

They only serve breakfast and lunch. The King William District features some lovely homes so you can walk off some of your meal afterwards by checking out the neighborhood. You can either eat on the verandah or inside.

Favorite Dish: I had the pancakes w/syrup. Check out the gift shop to pick up a pancake mix to take home.

Great Customer Service-excellent view

Average Rating
100

Loved the view would recommend to everyone. My husband and I enjoyed the fresh breeze and the beautiful surroundings of the san antonio. It was our first time and would love to do it again. The service is great ,food was great. Thank you

Great little place in the King William area

Average Rating
80

Looking for breakfast, brunch or lunch in the historic King William district? This is the place for you and your guest. The restaurant is located in the Poineer Mill Wing by the San Antonio River. The place is small, cute, it has an old time feel and cozy. The menu is limited, not a huge selection but what they have is scrumptious. The biscuit and gravy is huge, full of flavor, light and fluffy. The smoked applewood bacon is heaven: crispy, not salty and thick. The waffle and pancakes: yum. The house special coffee is delicious. Look to the blackboard at the door for the daily...

overall a great place to go...

Average Rating
80

The Guenther House has a great ambiance, great long time servers, and never changing recipes.

I have been going to this restraunt since i was 15 i am now 23 i have gotten to know the staff very well and they provide the best service due to there circumstance. Thr house is very old so there is not very much space to work but the food will be excellent and hot with out a doubt. They dont and have never sold alcohol and the House is not handicap accessible ""no two walls connect to add an elevator"".

What to try: Biscuits and gravy ""amazing and big' if too big try the 1/2 order

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overall a great place to go...

Average Rating
80

The Guenther House has a great ambiance, great long time servers, and never changing recipes.\r

I have been going to this restraunt since i was 15 i am now 23 i have gotten to know the staff very well and they provide the best service due to there circumstance. Thr house is very old so there is not very much space to work but the food will be excellent and hot with out a doubt. They dont and...

Love your lunch...Perfect for my clients and I...

Average Rating
80

I've been here for 25 years in San Antonio...It's been wounderful then as it is now...Thanks for the great food..Cynthia Clark- Blue Star / Photographer

Wonderful food... Ridiculous lines!!

Average Rating
80

We ended up taking the food to-go because the wait was an hour and 45 minutes! We decided to take the food across the street to a park bench. When we go back, we'll probably do that again. As for the food, it was yummy. The Bacon was really thick, and the Waffle with fresh cream and fresh berries was gone in seconds. If you have plenty of time on your hands... dine in. If not? Get it to-go!

This place has the best breakfast in San Antonio and is not to be missed!

Average Rating
100

Even though it is a bit tricky to get to, this place has so much history in one place and the food was wonderful. The service went well beyond expectations and the prices where reasonable. Week days are just as busy as the weekend, so go early, before 9:am. We will be back!

Pros

+ Wonderful food and service

Cons

- hard to find

Great history and a fun Saturday AM breakfast. HUGE fluffy biscuits in an old Mill home that once housed the family who began Pioneer mills (flour sacks in grocery stores). YUMMY and cheap -- near botanical gardens and a delightful museum like rooms in the house to explore on your way to a small but fun gift shop. If you are in town for more than one day, make this at least one breakfast.

For great home cooking, beats Cracker Barrel any day!

Average Rating
100

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...

I ordered a half order of the biscuits and gravy for $2.50, a short stack of pancakes (2 instead of 3) and got pecans added on top $3.75 plus $.50 for the pecans. The biscuits are square, tall and fluffy. Excellent sausage gravy! The pancakes were heavenly! I drank a coke. So for the food, drink and tip I got out of there for $11.00 and stuffed! This is a historical home, it's supposed look...

Average Rating
90

As we admired the mansions on King William Street, we came across the Guenther House. Carl Hilmar Guenther built his home in 1859, which sits quietly off the main street beneath a shady bower.

As we entered the home, we discovered that the Guenther house has a charming little restaurant, designed in the Art Nouveau style. It features stained glass ivy window panels and decorative plaster...

This restaurant is part of the old Pioneer Flour Mill and is housed in a historic, Victorian era home. The decor is very quaint and the "house" has a main dining room with numerous private dining areas.

Favorite Dish: The pancakes at the Guenther House are great comfort food. Excellent sides include eggs, bacon, the works!

Lousy service

Average Rating
60

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.

Pros

+ Great food

Cons

- Service is SLOW!

Food is good. Portion sizes are small. Beautiful older building.

Best breakfast experience in the state

So the decor is old and could use some work, but the food is classic and delicious. Great for breakfast or lunch on the weekends! Be sure to visit the gift shop to take home some of the Pioneer mixes, especially those you can't find in the grocery stores

The chipotle raspberry vinagarette is one of my great joys in life. The forever-long wait for a table is worth it, and there is a kitchsy museum to while away the time. Great place to take your mom to butter her up on Mother's Day.

Great for breakfast and lunch! Very limited seating.

Best for breakfast. Pancakes and biscuits to die for.

Beautiful setting on the River. Great breakfast and brunch menu. Chicken salad is excellent. Actually a wonderful spot for beautiful events. I had my wedding there! No regrets.

great

Cinnamon buns as big as your head! Breakfast/lunch only in the garden room or on the patio of the lovely Guenther House, restored family home museum/ retail shop of the founder of Pioneer Mills in the beautiful King William district. What you would expect in menu choices for traditional Southern breakfasts (eggs, biscuits, grits, pancakes, French toast) plus a huge...

Be prepared for long wait at breakfast and lunch on weekends.

Excellent place to enjoy the outside and relax in a beautiful patio. Food is not excellent,but the environment and price can compensate.

Breakfast and lunch only. Southern biscuits, pancakes other delectable decadences showcase the Pioneer Flour Mill's grist and grain. Don't even think about counting calories here.

The Best for breakfast or brunch, hands down. A great place to go as a tourist as it is in a lovely historical part of town, and located on the Pioneer Flour Mill compound in the home of the founders, and right on the San Antonio River, south of downtown, not on the Riverwalk.

This is a beautiful place for brunch or lunch. It's absolutely charming.

very pleaseant for a sunday brunch expect delays for more tahn a hour on a bright day worth the wait

A must for breakfast.

Average Rating
100

Great Start To The Day !!!
The Guenther House was an exceptional way to start our day. We had the option of sitting either indoors or out ( we opted for inside ) and on the way passed all sorts of delectable pastries including Black Cherry Streudel, Apple Streudel, Cinnamon Rolls etc. all for breakfast or " take out " which we did.
My wife ordered the Sweet Cream Pancackes made with the...

Average Rating
80

Guenther is great, coming back for more great price better meals
This place offers fresh meals at reasonable prices and extraordinary service. Fresh made-to-order meals; excellent and convenient place with nice history to offer.

Average Rating
100

My husband and I went there for the second time on our honeymoon in November of 2000. It was beautiful, romantic and quaint. The food was fabulous and the service was wonderful. The outdoor seating was comfortable and nice. My husband and I give the Guenther House 5 stars!!

Average Rating
40

The location is great, but I got the breakfast burritos and found a hair in one, the pager wasn't working, so We waited like an hour to be seated, the service wasn't to good either, they were slow, but after all we went for a walk throug the river and it was nice.

Average Rating
85

Don't miss their specialty, biscuits and gravy. Dine outside if the weather permits. Lovely!

Great American Comfort Food

Average Rating
100

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

Pros

+ Incredible Location

Cons

- Service and waiting time

Great American Comfort Food

Average Rating
100

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

Delicious food in a chaming setting

Average Rating
100

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!

Pros

+ Quaint ambience & alluring bakery display

Cons

- Gets very busy

Good, but not as good as it used to be

Average Rating
60

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

Pros

+ Too Crowded

Cons

- Too Crowded

Breakfast all day long, great biscuits

Average Rating
100

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.

Pros

+ Nice outdoor dining area, great biscuits

Cons

- Busy on weekends

Attentive service and pleasant surroundings. Bring an appeptite, the breakfast can best be described as hearty. The fruit was just okay, but the bisquits, bacon, etc. were very good. For people from high cost cities, the price is a bargain; for locals it's a bit of a splurge.

Average Rating
90

The nice garden cafe at Guenther House is a great place to go for a Southern/Tex-Mex breakfast or lunch (breakfast is served all afternoon). Located in the beautiful King William District, the Guenther House Cafe has a refined yet casual atmosphere, and it really isn't expensive. As this was the home of the Pioneer Flour Mills' founding family, you can expect a lot of Pioneer products on the...

Very relaxing.

Average Rating
100

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.

If you like to spend money....

Average Rating
80

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!

Wow! Wonderful!

Average Rating
100

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....

Ugh! This was highly recommended but why!!!??!!

Average Rating
20

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...

An OK experience

Average Rating
60

I visited for lunch on Easter Sunday. The rolls ARE out of this world, but the service was lacking. When asked if they still served Mimosa's our server just laughed! Salad plates were not cleared when the main course was served, the server actually just pushed it to the side with the new plate! There was nothing special to comment about other than the bread items. It is a very nice setting and has promise as a fine tea house by day and romantic evening spot, but it isn't capitalized on. Servers in t-shirts and meals 'called out' so you have to stop conversation and raise your hand to...

Tourist Trap

Average Rating
20

The location is very pretty but that is the only positive comment I have. The speciality were pancakes and waffles and I recommend IHOP - ""maple"" syrup was extra (go figure) and the ""strong"" coffee was like dishwater. We were very dissapointed and left hungry.

Pros

+ Charming House

Cons

- , Wait, Food

Great Brunch

Average Rating
100

Very quaint, tearoom atmosphere with breakfasts that are consistantly wonderful. Great coffee and tea selections, and the service is very good.

Pros

+ fairly priced, great food, nice atmosphere

Cons

- , downtown

Average Rating
80

The SceneHistory buffs are in for a treat; this building dates back one and a half centuries. The original two-story home was completed in 1860 next to founder's Texas Milling Pioneer business. Both thrive today, including the restaurant, which opened in 1988. Check out the company store and museum. Decorative fireplaces are on all three floors, and there are two views of San Antonio River....

Outdoor Dining

Average Rating
40

I've eaten at Guenther's several times. The outdoor dining experience is not that great. It's very hot (even with cool mists) during the day and there is not much of a view!

Pros

+ pretty good food, moderate prices, on river for walks

Cons

- Crowded place+parkg, long waiting period, negligent service

Best pumpkin pancakes in town

Average Rating
100

Although The Guenther House is located close to downtown on the grounds of the old Pioneer mill, it is situated in a quiet, grassy nook overlooking the river. The patio, lined with colorful pots of flowers, is comfortabe year 'round, compliments of a mister in the hottest weather. Breakfast lovers will find their favorites coookd to perfection, and will also find some new dishes to try. Upstairs in the gift shop one can find cook books, cooking paraphenalia, and those great Pioneer mixes.

San Antonio's best kept secret

Average Rating
100

The Guenther House is one of San Antonio's best kept secrets. This is a wonderful place for friends to meet for breakfast & a great place for Mothers Day. There is a wonderful little shop up stairs to walk through while your waiting. The house coffee is one of my favorites

Pros

+ great atmosphere, great coffee, inexpensive

Absolutely Perfect!

Average Rating
100

Wonderful setting -- romantic, clean, historic. Outstanding food -- the best biscuits, gravy, pancakes you'll ever eat. The staff was quick and polite. The prices are GREAT. How could you not love this place? I'll be back every time I visit from Austin.

Pros

+ setting, food, price

Cons

- NONE!

class joint

Average Rating
100

best bacon and coffee ever. great service,clean surroundings,upscale people dine there

No Question About it, This is it

Average Rating
80

Go here for the best rolls, biscuits and of course the blueberry waffles. Eat outside if you can. Value and quality. Only thing I didn't like was the Mexican entrees, but hey!! this is one neat place.

Pros

+ romantic, quiet, value

Cons

- crowded

THIS is the one I'd recommend!

Average Rating
100

Since we moved to San Antonio a year ago, we have been sampleing a different resturant for breakfast each weekend. This is my favorite so far!
The atmosphere--in the home of the German mill owner, or on the patio, can't be beat. After a meal of wonderful bisquits and gravy or fluffy pancakes, a walk down King William Street on an autumn morning--past the old houses and under the tall trees is a rare delight. Enjoy!

Pros

+ great food, lovely patio, shop upstairs

Don't forget the carmel rolls.

Average Rating
90

Talk about FRESH! Just plain good food. Yummy sweets, soft wonderful tortillas. the best sandwiches outside your mothers kitchen.

There's a reason it's so crowded!

Average Rating
90

Although wrangling a table can be a bit stressful, once your food comes it'll all quickly melt away. The Guenther house, with a flour mill just next door, makes the most scrumptious baked goods. The pancakes, waffles and biscuits with gravy are all old-time favorites served in Texas-sized portions. If you don't mind waiting a little for superior quality, this is the place for you!

Best

Average Rating
100

Historically quaint on the Famous San Antonio River. Delicious baked goods like you've never tasted made with their own Pioneer Flour right from their own mills on site. Served right in the original home and garden. Totally Unique!!!

Pros

+ Tour of Home

Cons

- Long wait

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Business description (16)

One of the Resaurant's most unique features is the light fixtures cast of solid copper. Chinese dragons with lily pads and lotus blossoms form the sconces and reflect motifs Erhard encountered on his trip through China. The bowls of these fixtures are alabaster. "Ballroom-style" seating has been chosen for the Restaurant. This style was relevent at the turn-of-the-century in hotels and...

Breakfast: Sausage, biscuits, eggs, pancakes, waffles with sweet cream and a San Antonio mainstay: breakfast tacos. It is all at The Guenther House! Like so much of San Antonio, this restaurant has history behind it. The building is nearly 100 years old and even holds a museum and gift shop. It is a popular stop in the down town area. Whether you are in the mood for a full traditional...

The Guenther House is a family-owned restaurant that offers a variety of dishes in San Antonio. It provides Champagne chicken enchilada with chicken breast and jalapenos. The restaurant also offers a selection of beverages, such as iced tea and gourmet hot chocolate. The Guenther House provides grapefruit, orange, apple and cranberry juices. In addition, it offers various baking tools, gourmet...

The Guenther House, a support facility of C.H Guenther & Son, Inc., show places the tradition, quality and integrity of C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc.

The Guenther House was built by the Pioneer Mills Flour Company and was the family's home in 1860. The house now features a museum and tours of the grounds are available including the gardens and San Antonio River Mill Store. There is a also a restaurant offering a number of specials.

Majestic home belonging to the founders of the Pioneer Flour Mill.

In 1848, a twenty-three-year-old apprentice millwright boarded Europe bound for America. His name was Carl Hilmar Guenther.
Hilmar traveled through the Midwest before embarking down the Mississippi River to Louisiana and, ultimately, Texas. During this time, he was involved in a variety of work experiences including lumbering, farming and flour milling.

Stop in Guenther House for a place that focuses on American food. Expect the average entrée to cost under $8.

Eating & Drinking: Open for lunch.

Details to Note: Carryout is available. Parking has been arranged for customers.

Ways to Pay: Cash, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover

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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...

Located in the historic Guenther House at Pioneer Flour Mills, surrounded by 1920s Art Nouveau decorations, this restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch and serves a light variety of American cuisine, including breads, waffles, pancakes, soups, salads, sandwiches, and their specialty, biscuits and gravy.

The Guenther House is a American, Breakfast, and Lunch restaurant where most Menuism users came for fun with friends, paid less than $10, and tipped between 15% to 18%.

Considered one of the city's most scenic outdoor dining spots, Guenther House was once home to the founder of the Pioneer flourmill. Even today, the restaurant uses only Pioneer flour in its luscious strawberry waffles and homemade breads and biscuits. A hearty, traditional breakfast is served at any hour, but light fare like sandwiches and salads is also available. An onsite museum educates...

Built by Carl Hilmar Guenther, the founder of Pioneer Flour Mills, the restored Guenther House features a museum, restaurant, and a retail store, which sells such items as gourmet mixes, syrup, preserves, honey and coffee.

This popular restaurant in downtown San Antonio is housed in a stately 1860 home built by the founder of Pioneer Flour Mills. Breakfast goodies -- fluffy Pioneer biscuits, breakfast tacos (with eggs, beans, and potatoes), waffles, and pastries -- are always available. At lunch the changing menu might offer spinach and green salads, BLTs on fresh whole-wheat buns, and such entrées as champagne...

The Guenther House makes its home in an elegant historic mansion on the property of Pioneer Flour Mills in the historic King William area. From its not-so-humble beginnings as the home of Carl Hilmer Guenther in 1860, it has been restored into one of the more unique dining experiences in the city. The breakfast menu (served all day) offers Southern Sweet Cream Waffles and breakfast tacos, among...

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When to Go

Busiest time is 12pm-1pm, when choice of indoor or outdoor seating may be limited.

Save Money

Daily special ($6.75) alternates between chicken pot pie, beef stew and pepper steak. All come with salad and choice of four house dressings.

Know Before You Go

Breakfast is served all day, while lunch kicks in at 11am, 10am on Sunday.

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