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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.
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...
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...
Luckily we did not have a wait, I was told it could be a hour or more. We sat outside and enjoyed the scenery. Service was a bit slow. I enjoyed the square biscuits and gravy, but it would have been better if it was hotter. Kids enjoyed ther strawberry & banana waffles. In short, it was good but I...
We had lunch here and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food is delicious and very reasonable. There is also a great kitchen store with many unique kitchen ware as well as a great variety of pre-made mixes for you to recreate at home. Will go here every time we are in San Antonio.
We were staying at the Wyndham resort, so this was about a 5 minute walk down the river from us- great way to start the day!
We chose to sit outside and enjoy the breezes.
The biscuits that came with my husbands order of biscuits and gravy were huge-about 3" square and almost as tall! Yummy!
They have a small...
My wife and I went here for breakfast and sat outside on the patio. The wait staff was wonderful and the food was the best breakfast that I had in a long time. Be sure to get the bisquits and gravy.
My fiance and I visit the Guenther House at least once a month. The scenery is amazing and the staff is awesome. The wait at times can be long but they offer coffee and outdoor seating. They also have a gift shop that is a must see. The tacos are by far the best in San Antonio. If your visiting...
The only negative was the long wait. Obviously a popular place in San Antonio. Wonderful food, good service.
Had a late breakfast here today. From the looks of the website and the outside of the property I was assuming it would be a fancy place. It was not. Food was good but really not better than some place like Cracker Barrel. Service was basic, place was no frills. The wait was 1.5 hours. Not worth waiting that long.
The Guenther House is our favorite place for breakfast in San Antonio. On a number of occasions, we have left our home early in the morning, driven the 200 miles to San Antonio and not minded waiting for a table just to sample their wonderful strudels, coffee cakes and other breakfast fare. Last weekend I tried their Egg Benedict for...
There's a lot of hype about this place, but I didn't find it that amazing. Its cool, but not wow. The prices were about $2-$3 more than I would spend. For example Biscuits, with gravy and some fruits $8.95. A bit much for biscuits...its okay.
A lady sitting by us on the plane from DFW to San Antonio told us about The Guenther House. What a find! Great food and service, done inside or outside, wonderful breakfast choices. Best breakfast we've had in San Antonio, and we've been there many times.
Took my friend who has just graduated from Airforce BMT here and it was worth it. We waited for about an hour on a saturday morning to get a table but didn't mind. They provided free coffee and water outside and there are plenty of tables and benches to hang out at until they can seat you. We purchased some...
We had a party of 8 and only waited 25 mins when we arrived at 9:30 on a Sunday so don't be afraid of crowds. Just enough time to shop in the great store before breakfast. Everything we had was phenomenal and huge portions, so you can't go wrong! Multiple story house, so be prepared for stairs or plan to...
We visited on a Sunday. I was prepared to wait, as I had read reviews, but there was no wait. We were seated in the orginal dining room, a small room with maybe 4 tables. There are signs telling you the history of the room, such as the original tile origin being unknown, original windows, etc. We ordered biscuits with...
We stopped here on our walking tour of King William Hill neighborhood. Some history to this house as well. Had a nice brunch, with the largest fruit plate ever (outstanding). It seems strange to charge you $2.50 for maple syrup, but the pancakes were excellent. If you are in the area, I would recommend stopping in for a no frills...
The Guenther House is lovely, the little store and the history of the house is awesome. We had a 1 hour and 20 minute wait that turned into a longer wait. We decided to get carry out and eat at an outside table and we still waited quite awhile for cold pancakes; I was so disappointed in the food after...
A great way to start a day but come hungry or you will have enough left for lunch too! Many great menu items and some are unique. Most at least have a unique Guenther twist. The old house is great and so is the out door dining area.
Good food and amazing history. We went on a Sunday and had a hour and 20 minute wait for a table. I am not sure if it is worth that. Although, I was there to meet up with a girlfriend I hadn't seen in 25 years, so it gave us plenty of time to catch up! I suggest you get...
We went there for breakfast on a Friday morning. I had the sweet cream waffle and my wife had the apple danish. Delicious!
We went back by on Saturday to get a couple of pastries to go, the place was packed, probably 20 couples waiting for a table. So be sure to pick you time wisely.
I'm always a fan that has my last name in its name! I went here after my parents told me about it after a trip they took a few yrs ago. They couldn't try the food but took a look at the museum. If you're going to eat, make sure to get your name on the seating list before looking...
We have been to The Guenther House many times, and have always enjoyed it. On our most recent visit we had a very long wait. It was too chilly outside to wait there, and TGH doesn't have the adequate room to wait inside. We found space on inside stairs to wait..........not the best place, lots of comings and goings. We...
The Guenther House sounded like a great idea for a brunch... But it was crazy the day we went! We waited more than half an hour for us to be seated! Then the service was a bit on the slow side, the server was very pleasant but we did have to wait for the food and I asked for honey,...
We walked to Gunther House on November 23 only to find them to be closed. Saw many old mansions on the walk there, so it was not a total loss. The next day we walked on the Riverwalk and they were open...with a 1 hour wait. Enjoyed the property by the original mill and the large gingerbread house on display.
waited forever, the price wasn't bad but the food was just average. the attraction really wasn't that interesting and i like history
Ate here with the family, service was good, the baked goods are world class and huge, one is enough for two to share. I Love, yes love sausage gravy and biscuits, while the biscuits were good, a little shy on the gravy.
The first thing you'll probably encounter at the Guenther House is the wait. My advice, get a cup of coffee and sit down and wait. Your patience will be rewarded with great food and great service. We always go for breakfast but this last time we were close enough to 11:00 that lunch was available. I was able to try...
We waited about 1/2 an hour but it was well worth it. The pancakes are fantastic as well as the biscuits.
I have been to the Guenther House before and it has been great. So on my next visit I was very much looking forward to it. It was a cold San Antonio morning and they sat us outside it a big tent that covers there outdoor seating area. It was a tent like structure so it wasnt sealed completely. The...
...had brunch here, so we ordered a combination of breakfast and lunch off the menu. Started off with some warm, delicious soft bread rolls and mini muffins (complimentary). Waffles were very fluffy and so delicious, and the biscuit and gravy was enjoyable. I ordered the (champagne gravy chicken) enchilada with side salad; it was good, but nothing really special. My...
We always enjoy having lunch at the Guenther House when we are in San Antonio. When the weather is nice, it's fun to eat outside.
Located about a mile south of the main Riverwalk area in the King William historic district, the Guenther House is NOT to be missed in a visit to San Antonio. Open for breakfast (fantastic) and lunch. Originally the first mill on the river in this town it still makes its own flour so the baked goods are just out of...
The Guenther House is one of those quintessential places, like Black Swann Inn or Anne Marie's Carriage House where one is transported to another time by the overarching rich history, timelessness of the architecture and well manicured grounds, a pervasive feeling of serenity and an appreciation for a bygone halcyon era, or simply, the culinary deftness with which the meals...
We waited 35 minutes for a table on the patio, and that was OK. We waited longer for our sandwiches. Not a hard order. Our waitress seemed unconcerned, She should be fired. Apparenly our order was lost! Finally got it after complaining. She got NO tip.
Based on the recommendation of the hotel concierge, we went here for brunch. It's located a couple miles outside of downtown but still within walking distance. The grounds are well maintained and lots of nice places to sit while waiting for a table - including complimentary coffee. We sat outside and the décor was nice and clean but a bit...
We found out about this on our trolley tour and went back the next day.A really nice place to eat lunch. They were just getting the gounds and inside ready for Christmas. Right on the river and in the King William district with the historic homes. We walked back to the downtown from here about 30 minutes.
The soup and...
WENT HERE IN November 2011, The food was very tasty, had the waffles with fruit.....and got one of the Cinnamon rolls which was delicious, and huge! it's a nice, casual setting, and it's surprisingly inexpensive.
The Guenter House is such a San Antonio gem. The food is marvelous, the service fantastic and the setting just incredible. We ALWAYS take visitors to The Guenter House for breakfast and they are so amazed and envious of this jewel. Never, ever, ever change. This is perfection.
Don't miss this location in the King William area. The desserts are worth the trip alone, but their lunch is also wonderful.
Wonderful pancakes for breakfast. Very interesting small museum and shop in the house. Lovely staff who were happy to tell us about the history behind the house.
Great place for biscuits & gravy and other baked goods. The welcome was less than welcoming, but overall service was o.k.
It's hidden a bit off the road, but the food is top-notch, and very reasonably priced. For example, a large OJ - probably 20oz - was only $1.95 and it appeared to be fresh-squeezed. Cinnamon roll was outstanding, as was the veggie omelette. Friday early afternoon wasn't too busy (about 20 min. wait), but supposedly it's very busy on weekends....
Great breakfast & lunch choices. Pancakes & biscuits are a must try ! It is a San Antonio favorite. Outside seating is delightful. On weekends there will be a wait ~but worth it :)
This restaurant has great atmosphere and excellent food. This is my favorite San Antonio breakfast place and my go-to restaurant for visitors. Don't forget to walk the grounds, visit the gift store, and walk across the street through the King William District.
The breakfasts are really good but be prepared to wait. Most people are turned off by the waitime, as we are, so we have been going fewer and fewer times.
Good ole fashioned Texas Farm food with a bit of a gourmet twist..can't go wrong with any choice...a tiny bit of the beaten path for some but great comfort food is worth it, esp. breakfast!
Had lunch here before an afternoon meeting. They serve breakfast all day, looked delicious but had a good meal for breakfast at the bnb I stayed at. They are part of a mill on the riverwalk, grind their own meal and flour, gift shop upstairs where you can purchase. I had a grilled chicken sandwich with chips and hot tea....
Prepare for a wait as this place is popular. Food is ala carte even for breakfast. They do have wonderful, very large pastaries and brownies. Although it was nice it, in my opinion, is not worth a return visit.
Great food, great location, great service, the whole package with A + value
Totally family friendly.
Very nice outside setting to eat a delicious meal, had the waffles best ever only open for breakfast and lunch
This place has great food for a fab price! However weekend waits can be quite painful so get there w/a book, the paper or wait for the weekdays when if it's not a holiday seating is MUCH MUCH easier!! Also their house blend coffee is mmmm mmmm good!!!!
Just got back from visiting San Antonio and went here food was just okay the wait was ridiculous almost 2 hours and the food was just okay. I will say my Dad ending ordering a pastry on the way out for the next day and he loved it so I recommend getting the pastries to go with coffee and just...
Old San Antonio flavors. I love it,just relax and enjoy.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
I love the setting of the Guenther House...it's actually a house! Beautiful decor...they bring you a basket...
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...
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...
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
Amazing fruit topped homemade waffles and biscuits and gravy
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.
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.
The Guenther House is the previous home of the owners of the Pioneer Flour Mill (right next door) that has...
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.
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.
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.
+ food is wonderful, nice setting
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
This place is perfec. grat service, good food, fantastic atmosphere. We ate sous, salads and wonderful pancakes with cherry and chocolate. And very clean
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
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...
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 have never sold alcohol and the House is not handicap accessible ""no two walls connect to add an elevator"".\r
What to try: Biscuits and gravy ""amazing and big' if too big try the 1/2 order\r ...
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
I've been here for 25 years in San Antonio...It's been wounderful then as it is now...
Thanks for the great food..
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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!
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!
+ Wonderful food and service
- 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.
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...
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.
+ Great food
- Service is SLOW!
Food is good. Portion sizes are small. Beautiful older building.
This is San Antonio's best hidden secret!!! I love it there, very comfortable and friendly calm enviroment, great food with great prices! If you visited The Guenther House I stongly recommend you do! You won't regret it!
Very pleasant- a wonderful place for brunch on the weekends.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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!!
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.
This restaurant is located in the historical King William district near the Riverwalk in San Antonio. The food was good and the grounds outside the house were very nice.
Don't miss their specialty, biscuits and gravy. Dine outside if the weather permits. Lovely!
My wife and I enjoy a quiet breakfast on the patio overlooking the river. Additionally, I have frequently met business associates here for informal networking. The ambience is fantastic! The food is quality at a reasonable price. Additionally, the store sells the pre-packaged mixes for their gravy, biscuits and many dessert treats.
This is a great place for a cozy breakfast or lunch. Guenther House has the best Enchilada Soup and Chicken Salads.
+ Incredible Location
- Service and waiting time
This is a great place for a cozy breakfast or lunch. Guenther House has the best Enchilada Soup and Chicken Salads.
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.\r
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!
+ Quaint ambience & alluring bakery display
- Gets very busy
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
+ Too Crowded
- Too Crowded
Everyone I know that has ever been to the Guenther house absolutely loves it. I was first introduced to the restaurant in 2002 while working for a downtown law firm. We sat outside on the patio looking out into the garden....from that point on I was hooked. My husband and I even went there for brunch right after we said "I do", very romantic and memorable. Also, when you go check out the store...
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.
+ Nice outdoor dining area, great biscuits
- 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.
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.
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!
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....
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...
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...
I attended a 50th wedding anniversary part on April 10th. I thought everything was wonderful. The food, the service, the ambiance. It was a wonderful experience. Did you make the chocolate cake? I hope so. It was the best I have ever eaten.
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...
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.
+ Charming House
- , Wait, Food
Very quaint, tearoom atmosphere with breakfasts that are consistantly wonderful. Great coffee and tea selections, and the service is very good.
+ fairly priced, great food, nice atmosphere
- , downtown
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. There are also three tables for carryout patrons and a terrace roof garden for private parties (built in 1927).The FoodFood is prepared fresh daily. Taco soup isn't too spicy, and boasts plenty of...
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!
+ pretty good food, moderate prices, on river for walks
- Crowded place+parkg, long waiting period, negligent service
Warm & Inviting The Guenther house is located on the bend of the San Antonio River at the foot of King William, one of the oldest historical districts in Texas. The home has been turned into a restaurant, museum & retail store. The restaurant offers a variety of breakfast/lunch dishes. (We have never been disappointed). The museum houses old bakeware, mill memorabilia, & annivarsary Dresden...
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.
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
+ great atmosphere, great coffee, inexpensive
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.
+ setting, food, price
best bacon and coffee ever. great service,clean surroundings,upscale people dine there
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.
+ romantic, quiet, value
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!
+ great food, lovely patio, shop upstairs
Talk about FRESH! Just plain good food. Yummy sweets, soft wonderful tortillas. the best sandwiches outside your mothers kitchen.
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!
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!!!
+ Tour of Home
- Long wait
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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 breakfast or...
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.
Stop in Guenther House for a place that focuses on American food. Expect the average entrée to cost under $8.
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...
Busiest time is 12pm-1pm, when choice of indoor or outdoor seating may be limited.
Daily special ($6.75) alternates between chicken pot pie, beef stew and pepper steak. All come with salad and choice of four house dressings.
Breakfast is served all day, while lunch kicks in at 11am, 10am on Sunday.
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