It’s that time of the year again! Thanksgiving is a great time to be with family and reflect on all we are thankful for. Sometimes, this includes making a huge meal and stressing over all the family and friends you will be hosting. Or, maybe you enjoy the simplicity of you and a partner, or friends while dining out on Thanksgiving. Whatever your plans may be, we’ve got a list of restaurants that will be open in case you burn that turkey or just want to get out of the house at night! Special props go to the San Antonio Restaurants Facebook group for helping compile these eateries.
Marla Restaurant SA – This brunch restaurant is brand spankin’ new and looks pretty delicious. It also offers healthy options with vegan & gluten free dishes. My favorite is that it’s located in the heart of the Westside! I can’t wait to try this place, check it out here.
Luby’s Cafeteria – If you’re a native Texan, you already know what Luby’s is about. You can’t go wrong with all the Thanksgiving staples in a nice setting. Take your out of town relatives and taste the goodness that is mac and cheese and fried fish! I cannot order anything else there because it’s just nostalgic for me. Check out their various locations here.
Jim’s Restaurant – A San Antonio gem with a coffee shop or diner feel. You can get your fix of breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I typically go for breakfast or a chicken salad sandwich, while my hubby is all about the cheese soup. Open 24 hours, Jim’s is great anytime, and especially with family or friends. Don’t forget about their pies! Check it out here.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse – Located north of downtown in the Quarry, this steakhouse is boasting a three course meal on Thanksgiving, with choice of traditional herb roasted turkey or petite filet mignon. Which would you pick? Check out the rest of the menu and make your reservation here.
Cracker Barrel – Always a decent choice, and my little one’s fave… take the whole familia for some country fried turkey and my favorite, the hash brown casserole. It was suggested to do the online wait 2 hours ahead of your arrival. Check it out here.
18 Oaks at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort – For an upscale Thanksgiving meal, the menu at 18 Oaks seems to speak for itself; and If you’ve never been to the JW Marriot, go take a stroll and get lost because it’s beautiful there. Back to the menu, you can literally order Texas Wild Game at market price as well as a tasting platter of crab claws, oysters, and shrimp. Menu & reservations here.
Sari-Sari Filipino Restaurant Market & Bakery – If you’re looking for something non-traditional for Turkey Day, check out Sari-Sari. They have authentic Filipino cuisine and the sizzling bistek, lechon kawali, or tortang talong eggplant omelet are delish! Menu here.
Mi Tierra – They never close, and it’s a great spot to take people from out of town because, while it is touristy, it’s still magical because of the decor. Shoot, even if you don’t want to eat there but want to get out of the house, just go hang out in the mariachi bar, get some botanas (appetizers), and have a drink. You never know who you’ll see. No joke, I once saw Cal Ripken, Jr. sitting in there! Mi Tierra will always have a place in my heart and I’ve been there many times after a late night out. Check it out here.
Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at CheckOut SanAntonio!