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Guenther House, San Antonio

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History Museum Historic Site
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Guenther House by using our San Antonio travel itinerary planner.
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  • A great place for breakfast. Just be sure to get here early because otherwise you might have to wait a long time for a table.  more »
  • We've eaten here twice. Once on a Saturday where we waited an hour for a table for 2 and once on a Thursday around 11am where 4 of us were seated immediately. Even with the long wait the first time, I...  more »
  • When a friend learned that I was visiting San Antonio, I was given a flyer about the Guenter House. On our day tour of the central city, we decided to visit the Guenter House. As they were still servi...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The building was beautiful and has so much history. The food and our waiter Eric was phenomenal. I highly recommend the strawberry sweet cream waffles. I'm not a big waffle fan, but if I could eat these all the time I would convert to being a true waffle fan.
  • If you like breakfast and you like history then you need to stop here. While you wait to eat or after you can explore the house and the grounds on your own and learn about the history involved when the the house. Food wise the menu doesn't contain too much variety but it doesn't matter. Get the biscuits and gravy. GET THEM! No questions, just get them. You won't be disappointed. The biscuits are fluffy like a dinner roll but thick like a biscuit should be. They also have a cinnamon bun that is the size of a cake. And the cookies will literally melt in your mouth. If you're looking for a great meal with southern hospitality then this is the place for you.