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310 East Houston StreetSan Antonio, TX 210-226-2400
Grab a bite to bring with to sit along the river, a park, or in the plaza of the Alamo. Delivery Market has sandwiches, salads, soups and pizzas, as well as a store chock full of deli, produce and snack items. If staying in town, they'll even deliver to your door.
 
205 East GuenterSan Antonio, TX 210-227-1061
This 1860 home was once the home of the Pioneer Flour Mills' family and features an award-winning restaurant that is open for breakfast and lunch. Take a tour of the home and the museum, then enjoy a meal in the Art Nouveau-styled space. The restaurant features stained glass and a plant motif that carries outdoors to the covered patio. Breakfast is served all day and includes breakfast tacos, waffles, pancakes and breakfast platters. Lunch items include salads ad enchiladas. The restaurant is open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 
111 West Crockett StreetSan Antonio, TX 210-224-0743
Every major tourist destination has a Hard Rock, so why wouldn't San Antonio? The three-story restaurant offers three levels of patios for overlooking River Walk, or head indoors for its rock 'n roll-themed decor. Burgers, sandwiches, chicken and other American fare can be found on its large menu, including a children's menu.
 
911 North Main AvenueSan Antonio, TX 210-223-9155
Luby's has been providing casual American dining for more than 65 years. Recently renovated for a more contemporary look, the dining room can watch the kitchen at work. Serving Comfort Food, diners will find combos, value meals, specials and more that include favorites like Home Style Pot Pie, Luby's Fried Fish, and Chicken Fried Chicken. Kids 10 and younger can order from the child's menu, which includes chicken fingers, fried fish, fried or roasted chicken and chopped steak with two sides, Jello, roll and a drink. Luby's can be found throughout San Antonio, with this Main Avenue location near downtown open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
 
111 South Leona StreetSan Antonio, TX 210-225-6060
This lively Mexican restaurant comes complete with a nightly mariachi band, reportedly serenading the likes of former presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, traditional Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes can be found throughout the day.
 
526 River Walk StreetSan Antonio, TX 210-226-6256
Located along River Walk, the Republic of Texas is a combination of Texas and Mexican Southwestern fare, also nicknamed "Texican" on its menu. The restaurant features burgers and steaks, fajitas and traditional Mexican platter dishes. A kids' menu features cheese enchilada, beef taco, corn dog, chicken tenders or a burger with a side and drink. The restaurant operates a private dinner dining boat for evening cruises. The restaurant is open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.
 
910 South Alamo StreetSan Antonio, TX 210-223-1806
Rated one of the best Mexican restaurants in San Antonio, Rosario's is located in the Southtown area and features authentic South of the Border cuisine. Diners will find soup, tacos, enchiladas, platters and kids' meals. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available. Rosario's is open daily at 11 a.m., closing at 10 p.m. on weeknights, 11 p.m. on weekends, and 9 p.m. on Sundays. In the evenings, the restaurant becomes a happening nightclub with dancing.
 
10500 SeaWorld DriveSan Antonio, TX 210-523-3000
The smokehouse name says it all: This is where to go for Texas BBQ. Brisket, chicken, pulled pork and spare ribs are all available, as well as salad and kids' meals.
 
606 West CypressSan Antonio, TX 210-227-2683
The Cove serves "SOL" Food, as in, Sustainable, Organic and Local foods. The restaurant is great for families with its outdoor garden patio, basketball net, Ping Pong tables and a play area, not to mention a dog run for pets! The menu consists primarily of burgers and tacos, with starters, sides, salads and small kids' menu. Live music can often be found at the Cove Thursdays through Saturdays. The restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, until 11 p.m. on Friday, and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Closed Mondays.
 
8403 Highway 151San Antonio, TX 210-647-3600
With a ton of restaurants lining Highway 151 in Hill Country near its resorts and theme parks, choosing one can be difficult. The bellhop at our hotel directed us here for good Tex-Mex that was priced well and included a kids' menu. Happy Hour occurs daily between 2 and 7 p.m., which may sound like a silly notion for families but considering the earlier dinnertime, was a great bet for us. It's a family-style restaurant and the low-priced drinks are just a perk. Go early and enjoy half-priced appetizers -- a special treat on the wallet. All the basics are here: fajitas, nachos, enchiladas, tacos and then some.

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