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The last few weeks, I’ve shared bits and pieces of San Antonio with you, from Mission San José to Mission Concepción and the King William Historic District. Located at the south end of the King William Historic District and on the edge of the San Antonio River is The Guenther House, a dining establishment that you definitely want to add to your San Antonio experience.
The Guenther House, a restored 1860 home, has many beautiful areas to explore, including the Restaurant, the San Antonio River Mill Store, and the Museum. It’s actually the home of the family that founded Pioneer Flour Mills.
The Guenther House Restaurant
When we arrived, it was mid-day, so we asked to be seated outside under the shaded Arbor; they had a cool mist blowing to keep guests comfortable in the mid-day heat. The atmosphere of the restaurant was elegant but casual. The menu served up all sorts of delicious morsels, also featuring Pioneer and San Antonio River Mill products. Specials were listed on a sign as we entered. The Lunch Menu included things like breakfast all day, soups and sandwiches, salads, Champagne Chicken Enchiladas, pastries, and desserts.
Our meal came with delicious homemade rolls to begin. Jaden, of course, ordered Pioneer Pancakes with Applewood Smoked Bacon. I enjoyed the Pioneer Taco Salad.
We all enjoyed every single bite; after spending half our day exploring two of San Antonio’s beautiful Missions, we were very hungry. Of course, we couldn’t leave without trying dessert. Chocolate deliciousness was begging to be shared, as well as a delicious pastry.
Everything was so delicious, and being able to sit down together gave us a chance to rest. None of us were quite used to the blazing heat of San Antonio, so it was nice to sit down in a relaxing atmosphere and let the waiter take good care of us, which he did very much so.
The San Antonio River Mill Store and Museum
The store offered things like baking mixes, cookware, gift items, and more. They offered things you would expect to see in a Mill gift shop.
Within the Museum, you’ll find “mill memorabilia” and other items that belonged to Erhard and Lottie Hamisch Guenther; Erhard became president of Pioneer Flour Mills in 1902. This was also the year that he began to remodel the family home, giving The Guenther House much of its present day look.
We explored just a bit on our own, taking a peek into the beautifully furnished Parlor. I also couldn’t resist taking a peek into the Ladies’ Room, especially when I noticed this stained glass door as the entry. Inside was a small sitting room before turning the corner to the facilities.
Details for Your Visit to The Guenther House
Planning to visit The Guenther House? It’s important to note that they are open daily (7 days/week) for breakfast and lunch only. They do not accept reservations or call ahead seating. As for our wait time, we didn’t have to wait at all; we were seated right away.
They’re located at 205 E. Guenther Street in San Antonio.You’ll find free parking on S. Alamo. The Blue Line trolley also stops here. So, you can get off for awhile, enjoy a meal, maybe meander around the King William Historic District for awhile, and then catch the trolley back to your original starting point.
The Guenther House does host events, as well, so if you live in San Antonio and are planning a party, maybe even a wedding or reception, this would be a beautiful setting and location.
Want to connect with them on social? You can find The Guenther House on Facebook.