The Guenther House Museum, San Antonio

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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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  • This is part of San Antonio history, it's where Pioneer Flour Mills was established. Beautiful setting to get relaxed and enjoy a nice brunch next to the river, either indoor or outdoor. Ther place is...  more »
  • We stopped on the way to the King William historic district. Glad we didn’t make a special trip. Two tiny rooms of not much. A gift shop. Then the restaurant which looked inviting and smelled good. Bu...  more »
  • We stopped by for lunch. We split the soup (bacon cheddar), and each had a 1/2 sandwich. I had the chicken salad and my wife had the deli turkey. The bread/bun was good, but otherwise the sandwiches w...  more »
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  • I enjoy coming to The Guenther House. It's more for the atmosphere than the food. The food isn't special but I've liked what I've had so far. The service is really good, coffee and waters are never empty here. Be prepared for the wait though. I've never been seated right away even with a reservation.
  • Historic Guenther House is great for breakfast, the biscuits are a must have. They have outdoor dining, along with heaters and blankets if you get cool. A little museum inside with a store. The location is in a beautiful area of San Antonio, the King Williams District. Historic flour mill is part of the property. A nice experience.
  • I have been wanting to visit this spot since I saw it in the Food Network. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. The pancakes were DELICIOUS!! The fresh fruit was sweet and juicy. The biscuits were huge..not the best I’ve had but ok. Everything else was pretty good. The service was excellent as well. I didn’t get a chance to sample the pastries (I was too stuffed) but they looked tasty. The restaurant definitely has an old, historic feel. It is part of a museum/flour mill that has been operating since the 1800s, which was really cool. Overall, I had a great experience and would visit again
  • While visiting San Antonio we were told the Guenther House was a great place to eat. It was outstanding. In fact, it was so good the first time we decided to go back for a second visit. The service was wonderful and the food was excellent. I recommend the the chicken salad on a homemade roll. The grounds and restaurant was immaculate.
  • Had the chicken enchiladas and they were the kind I grew up eating in Los Angeles, but with a delicious kick of heat San Antonio style. It was a happy childhood memory of cheesy, creamy chicken enchiladas. The chicken and waffles were also a slightly spicy pleasure. Go if you can and eat a majestic piece of San Antonio history.
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