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Guenther House, San Antonio

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Originally a private residence, picturesque Guenther House now serves as a restaurant, store, and museum dedicated to Carl Hilmar (C.H.) Guenther, the founder of a local wheat and corn operation. Inscribed on the National Register of Historic Places, the house celebrates Guenther's life, his immigration from Germany to the U.S., and his skills as a trained millwright, cabinetmaker, and stonemason. The original furniture is preserved, and the residence is available for touring. The restaurant is a popular brunch spot, serving hearty meals on the sunny terrace. For Guenther House and beyond, use our San Antonio day trip planner to get the most from your San Antonio vacation.
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  • We enjoyed a delicious brunch and beautiful setting at The Guenther House. We ate out on the patio. It was a little chilly so they provided us with blankets (in addition to outside heaters) to keep us...  more »
  • We saw a lot of good reviews for this place and it didn’t disappoint. I loved the biscuits & gravy but I watched the servers take dishes to other tables and everything looked good. We walked here from...  more »
  • This place does not take reservations so you most likely will have to wait. You will be given a choice of eating inside, outside, or first available. I don't think you could go wrong with either place...  more »
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  • Had Brunch on a Friday at this beautiful spot to start off my San Antonio Trip. Their homemade lemonade was perfectly blended with a touch of mint and lightly sweetened. Their warm biscuits and muffins as a free appetizer were a joy. I ordered one of their signature dishes and was more than enough food. The property is beautiful and they have excellent service. Loved it.
  • Great location, great service, great food! Arrived on a Friday morning a few minutes after open- no wait and speedy seating. No wait for drinks or anything really. The service was excellent and the food- breakfast was amazing! They have a couple different menus for different times during the week. This is fairly reasonable. The pastry display at entry showcases their huge and delicious pastries. Brought home the gigantic cinnamon roll, an apple cinnamon pastry and a cherry pastry. All made it thru this 6 hour drive home, and were just as yummy when eaten the next morning! Prices are reasonable for a breakfast in a historic location. Beautiful location and friendly staff, delicious food. Family friendly location as well. Worth the trip!
  • Best outdoor brunch! We went during the memorial rains and never got wet while eating. House was crowded, but food was exceptionally good. Portions are large, good for sharing, house coffee is top notch and the bread items...oh the bread items 😍. To.Die.For!! Get the cinnamon bun to share- you will not be disappointed.
  • Very pleasant experience. Service was fast and efficient. Servers very pleasant. The meal was very well prepared. The atmosphere with all the history was great. Visit more than once required!
  • We stopped here on the trolley tour we purchased. It was well worth it. They have a nice museum and a great cafe. Lunch was great. I'd recommend even for just the cafe. It is right by the waterfront walking path. Very nice.

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