The famous San Antonio River Walk is an urban waterway located one story below street level, but it feels like worlds away from the San Antonio city center. Here, you can dine right up against the river while boats putter by, not unlike the canals of Venice. Find out what the restaurants of the River Walk have to offer:
Casa Rio was the first restaurant to open on the River Walk, and the first restaurant to offer riverside seating. The restaurant itself is steeped in history, sitting on land first granted title in 1777 by the King of Spain and next to the first bridge built to cross the river. Casa Rio boasts a menu of San Antonio-style Mexican, and its colorful array of riverside umbrellas makes it one of the most photographed spots on the river.
Hours: Sun-Th: 11 am – 10 pm, F-Sat: 11 am – 11 pm
Rio Rio Cantina
The River Walk has plenty of famous Mexican restaurants, and Rio Rio Cantina is one of the originals. This restaurant serves up Tex-Mex recipes and a late breakfast menu to indoor, outdoor, riverside, and balcony seating. The menu offers Tex-Mex classics and American breakfast favorites, bold street tacos, and a different special every day of the week.
Hours: Sun-Th: 9:30 am – 11 pm, F-Sat: 9:30 am – 12 am
The award-winning Saltgrass Steakhouse honors the legendary Salt Grass Trail where longhorn grazed and were considered the best beef in Texas. Their menu offers mouthwater steaks, fresh seafood, chicken, and large glasses of sangria filled to the brim. This is my family’s go-to restaurant for our Christmas dinner.
Hours: Sun-Th: 11 am – 10pm, F-Sat: 11 am – 11 pm
The County Line
Texas BBQ isn’t like the rest of the South’s BBQ. The County Line serves legendary BBQ of the highest quality, including ribs, brisket, sausage, and chicken. And they serve it in huge portions. One of the restaurant’s main principles is for its locations to celebrate the heritage of Texas, so it’s no surprise you’ll find this restaurant on the famous San Antonio River Walk.
Hours: Sun-Th: 11 am – 10 pm, F-Sat: 11 am – 11pm
Waxy O’Connors has the traditional Irish pub feel right alongside the quaintness of the River Walk. Their menu offers fresh Irish favorites, craft beers, and craft cocktails. And true to an Irish pub, Waxy’s is jam-packed with live music and entertainment for a good time all around.
Hours: Sat-Sun 11 am – 2 am
What’s your favorite restaurant on the River Walk? Let me know in the comments!