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205 E Guenther St San Antonio TX 78204
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(210) 227-1061
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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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Citysearch

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

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...

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.

Average Rating
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...

San Antonio Current

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

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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90

The Scene
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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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!

Average Rating
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 …

Mobile review

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

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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

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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.

Average Rating
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.

Average Rating
100

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

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. $$

Average Rating
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.

Average Rating
100

Great experience. Breakfast is best.

Average Rating
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...

Great breakfast spot within walking distance of downtown

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80

The San Antonio Riverwalk keeps spreading south, but so few people take the time to explore it. The Guenther House's breakfasts could certainly attract people to walk down the river's side to enjoy a tremendous meal.
The restaurant is adjacent to the Pioneer flour mills so you can imagine how tasty the pancakes are! (Actually, the restaurant was originally the...

Great food, amazing location

Average Rating
100

The food was delicious. I got the breakfast taco and the tortillas were amazing! Definitely handmade! Nice sized portions with great flavor. The decor goes nicely with the location and environment. Staff was pleasant. Overall a great local choice for breakfast. I actually came here because of the yelp reviews and was not disappointed.

One of my all time favorites

Average Rating
100

Everything about this place was off the charts. The food was out standing, our server was great (polite and professional and recommended the oatmeal pancakes to my wife), and the setting makes you feel like you are in a different time. We recommend the oatmeal pancakes, biscuits and gravy and breakfast tacos. You will not be dissappointed. Absolutely will be...

great brunch place

Average Rating
80

Had a nice brunch here. Sit outside if the weather is nice. Had the Southern Cream Waffles and the Breakfast Tacos. Both were delish, especially the waffles. I'm not that big a fan of getting waffles for brunch, but these has just the right amount of sweetness and lightness to them. The breakfast tacos were the usual flare, got the...

Atmosphere and some fine eats

Average Rating
100

This place was so great that we ate here not once, but came back the next day! It is a beautiful house where the owner of Pioneer Flour Mills, Carl Guenther, use to live. It is on the office and factory grounds along the river. You can drive there easily from downtown or take the riverwalk which is more scenic....

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...

Lunch time

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80

We walked up without a reservation for lunch on Wednesday and were sat immediately. I really loved the special -- chicken pot pie. Everyone else in my group enjoyed breakfast for lunch.

For Breakfast or Lunch It's a Respite from Tex-Mex in San Antonio

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100

Located on the grounds of the Pioneer Flour Mill, this old home sits on a quiet creek. You can eat on the covered patio or in the dining room with its stained glass windows. We ate both breakfast and lunch there and found the food excellent at both meals. The servers were helpful and well trained. For breakfast, the sweet...

Great brunch option

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80

Service was good and food was very tasty and not too expensive. If you like to walk, you could pair this with a walk from the main Riverwalk horseshoe and work up an appetite along the way. Scenery and surrounding neighborhood are very nice. The house itself is cool and very historic. Enjoy.

A Gem in the middle of road repairs

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80

We toured the museum and gift shop while waiting for a table. Enjoyed both. We were seated outside instead of the Quaint restaurant. My chicken salad and side of fruit was delicious as was my husband's eggs, sausage and gravy. The area was beautiful and so unlike downtown San Antonio. We were able to walk back to town via Riverwalk.

Be prepared to wait 30-45 mins

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80

Located at the old Pioneer Flour Mill on the Riverwalk is a great outdoor restaurant in a tent but you have to wait and wait and wait to get in. Come early and bring a book because the food is good.

Worth the walk

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100

Finding a place in San Antonio not a hotel buffet in downtown San Antonio wasn't easy. I kept reading about the Guenther House and thought it was too far away. It's not. Jump on the river walk and keep going south until you find it. It's a great walk along a much less busy part of the riverwalk. The King...

Good food, great setting

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80

Beautiful historic home converted to a restaurant and museum in San Antonio. In the shadows of the tall plant that the Guenther family began in the 1800s producing flour and other products, the restaurant uses products from it in some of the menu items offered. Good food and great service--very enjoyable breakfast/brunch. Would recommend it to others as an alternative...

AMAZING

Average Rating
100

I loved it!! I had looked overall of the reviews/photos for this place, so I was very excited to try this place. I would say it lived up to every expectation that I had. The property was beautiful and historic. We only waited about 20 minutes around noon. The house coffee is the BEST, and I am not a big...

Okay

Average Rating
60

The biscuits and gravy were okay. Gravy was runny and biscuits were stale. I had to get up and find water to fill my drink. Service was really terrible.

Nothing Special, OK Food

Average Rating
60

A nice concept to eat on the grounds of historic value! Beautiful gardens, rooms and entryways with original furniture and decor, old pictures of the founding family. Other than that- nothing special. House is crowded with tourists browsing around and waiting to be seated ( I think a wait of 20-30 minutes is intentional just so people can spend more...

Good food

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60

They seem to be doing some construction so just getting inside was challenging. Inside was challenging to find the restroom - no sign. Seating, confusing. Food was good. I was never really sure who my waiter was - there seemed to be about 4 people waiting on us. The one who took our order just put my husband's salad in...

Great for Sunday Breakfast

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100

A nice wrap-up for a great weekend in San Antonio. Texas-size homemade biscuits and sausage gravy (and lots of other fine menu choices, too). Come early or be prepared to wait.

Delicious lunch

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100

Had to wait a bit but the lunch was worth it. The champagne chicken enchiladas were delicious and the ambience of the dining room was great. Nice gift shop upstairs

Enjoyed

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100

Very nice breakfast. The last day in San Antonio we returned for lunch which we enjoyed. It was worth the trip across town. Friendly staff.

Wow. Breakfast was totally worth the wait

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100

First of all, you will have to wait. We were told an hour to an hour-and-fifteeen minutes. It turned out to be 45 minutes. But unlike most restaurant waits, here you have the opportunity to wander the beautiful grounds, read about the history of the property and the Guenther family, shop in the store or just sit in the shade...

Well Worth The Trip

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100

Best breakfast in town. Nice walk along the river to work off the calories. Touring the King Wiliam District was a nice change of pace from the River Walk. Lovely older homes and lots of history.

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.
by by doctor Parker at Citysearch Report Less

class joint

Average Rating
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!

Average Rating
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

Average Rating
80

The Guenther House is the previous home of the owners of the Pioneer Flour Mill (right next door) that has...
by by smallfry at Menuism Report Less

overall a great place to go...

Average Rating
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
by by pguerra at Citysearch Report Less

Good

Average Rating
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
by by Manuel P at Insider Pages Report Less

very good

Average Rating
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
by by Super S at Insider Pages Report Less

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!!
by by Michelle...

Not to be missed

Average Rating
100

Almost didn't stop here but the tour driver said a nice lunch place. The freshest soup and sandwich ever. Had the Enchilada soup and turkey sandwich. Couldn't be any fresher as the flour and spices are milled there and the bread baked daily.

Great lunch, cute digs

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80

I had lunch here the other day with some friends. We must have arrived at the exact right time because the lunch hour crowd was leaving. The place is small but very cute and homey, kind of like if Grandma had a giant greenhouse style. The service was very very very slow but the food came eventually and it was...

Mobile review

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!

Nice outside dining

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80

We went for lunch on a warm late June afternoon, but the shade, fans, and mist made the outside seating very enjoyable. So many choice of bread that comes to the table. A nice selection of sandwiches on the lunch menu. Nice desert menu, but we did not have room to eat more.

good food good price

Average Rating
80

the food is really good but not awesome, the price is ok for what you get but expect poor service in a busy day. Weekdays are much better than weekends.
Breakfast plates and lunch sandwiches are really good. Coffee needs improving.
Their AC sometimes breaks down so it is better to visit during the winter months if you hate hot...

Excellent run place to start morning in a beuatiful setting

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80

We went for a breakfast during our visit to San Antonio on strong recommendation from our kids. The place lives its reputation of a very well run restaurant for its breakfast and lunch menus. We are vegetarian, so we thought may be we may not have much choice but to our pleasant surprise, chef customized our menu to accommodate our...

A wonderful place for breakfast, lunch, or brunch

Average Rating
100

Located in a century home in the King William district of San Antonio, this is one of my favorite places for breakfast. The setting is beautiful. They have a lovely menu, great service, and a nice patio which is cooled with fans and mist when the weather is hot. My favoirite is the breakfast tacos. You need to arrive early...

Great meal

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80

Had an outdoor lunch under a canopy with fans and mist spraying. The ambience was a bit spoilt by construction work at the mill, but never mind! I had a waffle and plate of fruit - very welcome as fresh fruit can be difficult to get when you are a tourist! The staff were ok, they seemed a bit frazzled,...

Local Gem

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100

Went here on the recommendation of a local person. Best breakfast choice! Everything was EXECELLENT. They serve breakfast all day which I personally love. Seating inside and outside. Most people wanted to sit outside which had a wait so we went inside. My eggs were made perfectly. After having the Belgian waffles you will want to buy the mix and...

Maybe another time

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60

Our tour guide kept raving about this place so we thought we would try it. When we arrived we could not get seated which was fine, but then we decided to check out the 3 lb cinnamon roll that our guide was talking about. They were all sold by the time we got there so the bakery clerk showed us...

Fabulous Brunch

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100

I absolutely LOVED eating at the Guenther House. I went on a Saturday for brunch and ended up having to wait about an hour but the wait was definitely worth it. I had a Belgian waffle with strawberries on top. It was absolutely amazing. You have to make sure you order one of their cinnamon rolls. It is definitely something...

Good experience

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80

As a local I enjoyed it. Not somewhere worth driving from out of town, but overall enjoyable. Neat place.

Absolutely loved it

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100

This little restaurant was so charming! We ate there for brunch and the food was delicious. They offer indoor and outdoor seating. We sat outside and it was nicely fanned and "misted" to keep it cool. The local birds want to check out the cuisine as well but the staff did a great job of keeping the tables cleared so...

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.

Yum

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100

We went here for Sunday Brunch. The biscuits are HUGE! and super delicious. We were so full and didn't get one of the sweets but they looked yummy and were HUGE as well. This is not on the River Walk but it is not that far. About 25 minutes walking and 5 minutes driving.

Beautiful restaurant

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100

Go early in the morning to avoid waiting in line. The breakfast was wonderful I had the strawberry waffles...to die for. Have a cup of their house coffee it was delicious. Inside there is a nice gift shop. I almost forgot about the bacon, yummy!!! If you're ever in San Antonio this place should definitely be on your to do...

Good restaurants have waits

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100

Plan around the wait. Either avoid it by choosing a slower time or be prepared for it. Our wait was an hour, about what we expected. The breakfast menu was rather short which I liked because I didn't have to mull over everything. There were plenty of ala carte choices so you could get what you want. The food was...

Great breakfast, beautiful atmosphere

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100

Pancakes, breakfast tacos were had by our group and all was fantastic. Most reasonable pricing and great service. The bakery offerings were beautiful, but maybe next time. They use many of the flour products that are milled in the building next door. The location, on the river is beautiful also. Great experience.

What a great place

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100

Got there early on Sunday morning thought they had to much staff, but within 45 minutes there was a waiting line. Great food a great value. What a wonderful place

Always a must when in San Antonio

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100

We eat breakfast here every time we go to SA. It's in the historic King William district which is pretty cool itself. The restaurant is not very big, but they have expanded the outdoor seating since we were there last. The food is always the same....outstanding. Don't expect a huge breakfast menu. But what they do have will not disappoint...

Great little breakfast place in historic location

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80

My wife and I decided to do breakfast here recently. She is working in San Antonio for the summer so we've been trying to see different parts of the city while eating our way around. The Guenther House is in a great, historic location with many outstanding houses in the area. I had the almond sweet cream waffle special for...

Cute but average

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60

After going on a city tout my husband & I decided to try this location out for breakfast. With as much as the tour guide raved about it we were expecting a little more options for breakfast. When we did order the sweet cream pancakes & the pioneer breakfast special it was good, but the pancakes did not come with...

Cute location, average food

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60

My boyfriend and I had Sunday brunch here on our last morning in San Antonio. After all of the good reviews (and after an hour long wait), we expected a little more.
The location was charming and interesting, but the food was not. Nothing tasted fresh or homemade because it wasn't. Biscuits, pancakes, waffles--it's all made from preservative-laden mixes (that...

It's a treat

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100

Every year when we make a visit to San Antonio we try to have a breakfast at Guenther House. When we have been there early (within the first hour of opening), we have our choice if seating, but after 8am there is generally a wait, especially on the weekends. The location is lovely in the old world elegant, now trendy,...

Great breakfast

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100

Took a little driving time to get to the restaurant but well worth it. We had breakfast and the pancakes were delicious. Went through the History of the place while we waited for seating. Beautiful vintage look. Bought some pancake mix from the little store they have there.

Has a lot of unrealized potential

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60

I had breakfast here one morning while walking the southern part of the Riverwalk. The setting is fantastic, in an old mill along the river. I suppose that classic setting along with a recommendation from a friend who lives in San Antonio gave me high expectations for the food. Unfortunately, I was a little disappointed. The biscuit and gravy were...

Everything about this charming restaurant makes it special

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100

This vintage piece of history is located downtown in the King William area. It is a little hard to get to while there is road construction in the area, and expect a wait, but it is worth it. Dine inside or out for breakfast or lunch, and look around the grounds and the museum upstairs to learn a bit about...

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.

Gorgeous Dining Experience

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100

WAIT TIME: Sunday at 7:10am we had no wait, in fact we were the first people there. If you wait till after 8am it does start picking up and I am sure there will be a wait list by 9am
SERVICE: Excellent service. Eric was our server.
FOOD: Delicious. Very homemade tasting. Great serving portions.
**Great overall value.

Great breakfast

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100

Very nice atmosphere and great service. Food was great. Had to take a cinnamon roll to go. Looked to good to leave in display case. Turned out to be a great afternoon snack. Also take the time to walk around the neighborhood after breakfast. Great examples of old architecture.

Terrific brunch

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100

This is half of the club sandwich. Terrific menu. Everything is fresh and appealing. Great ambiance on the patio. Attentive service. Wonderful find.

Wonderful café in the King William district

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100

This is a truly beautiful café which offers outdoors as well as indoors seating. The signature piece are the champagne chicken enchiladas and they are very tasty indeed for a very low price. We also had a deli sanwich, which was delicious as well. Apart from the food this place is worth the visit for the house alone. What we...

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...

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...

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.

Hilarious

What would you say if I told you there is a restaraunt where people wait in long lines, sometimes for over an hour, to eat bisquits and pancakes made from a mix that you can buy in any grocery store?

Enjoyed it~

Looking for another breakfast spot in the city I run across reviews for Guenther House. It is nicely located in the King William District which is mildly picturesque & in a decent area. The grounds are beautifully maintained. We were able to receive complimentary parking (which only offers a couple spots but was a pleasant surprise). We enter what I believe is through the back of the manicured,...

Flour Power

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 are prepared and...

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!

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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...

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...

Frommer's Review of Guenther House Frommers

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...

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

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

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...

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

Average Rating
80

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...

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 (14)

Breakfast/Brunch, 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...

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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