The Guenther House Museum, San Antonio

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · History Museum
Originally a private residence, picturesque The Guenther House Museum 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 The Guenther House Museum and beyond, use our San Antonio day trip planner to get the most from your San Antonio vacation.
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  • We had heard a lot about the wonderful breakafast at the Guenther House, so we headed off with great anticipation. The grounds are beautiful; there were a lot of people waiting for breakfast but they....  more »
  • A great place for breakfast/brunch/lunch. Friendly staff and really lovely food. The house museum is quaint and the gardens are glorious.  more »
  • I visited with my family during the busy New Years week. The Guenther House served wonderful brunch items and pastries. A few of us had the Belgian waffles. Delicious! As was the soup and sandwiches.....  more »
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  • This was a great place to eat! The prices were low which was very nice considering other areas food options. A 3 stack of pancakes and bacon filled me up, so, yeah they were fluffy and delicious. They had a special blend of coffee that was amazing and recommend it if your going. It was called the founders blend. It had cinnamon, chocolate, and something else, but super good. We had about a 15 min wait, but there was an indoor gift shop and museum area to look at while we waited so we got out of the sun. There was a fan and misted outdoor seating area which looked nice. We were just not up for heat of any sort so opted for inside. However, I am sure that was nice and with the fans meant no bugs so equally great. They have their own parking lot, so no paid parking or street parking which again definitely a plus!
  • A HUGE wait time! There is the museum to kill some time, and hopefully you're with friends or family to hang out with, as well. The food is good. Not too expensive. I had the Champagne Chicken Enchiladas and they were tasty. Don't dine outside if you fear birds or bees.
  • Excellent brunch experience. We sat outside on their patio and enjoyed the atmosphere with the view of the river. It was busy so the service was a bit slow, but very nice people. We wish their menu had more diverse breakfast options. DON’T FEED THE BIRDS. One jumped up on our table and tried to eat our food aggressively until we started shooing it away periodically (we never fed them).
  • I had known about Guenther House for a while but hadn't gone to try their breakfast until Labor Day weekend. My sister in law was bringing her kids here and invited me to join. The breakfast menu is similar to other breakfast places. The only unique aspect is their use of the Pioneer flour and other products manufactured nearby. I normally do not get gravy and biscuits but I wanted to try because the biscuits were made from Pioneer flour. It was very filling. My nephews and niece all had a heartier breakfast choice and seemed to enjoy the food. More interesting is the history of the house since it's one of the registered places. The piano in one of the rooms has long been part of the family. The store had quite a variety of baking tools and gadgets.
  • The food was really good, simple but good. I got a turkey sandwich, but the sandwich was on house made bread and really refreshing on hot days. Just enough to fuel you for the rest of the day. The biscuits they give you to start we're awesome too, I could have eaten ten. The outdoor eating place was really nice and felt exclusive and was comfortable with a huge fan to keep the heat away. Lots of birds around but they're not a nuisance but they will steal your food if you leave the table unattended or if you drop any.

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