Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Downtown Northeast
2755 N. Panam Expressway
San Antonio, TX 78208
Phone: (210) 229-9220
Fax: (210) 229-1242
Get your cowboy boots, your Wranglers and your kids together, because it's time to go two-steppin' with your friends and family. Here you'll find a relaxed, small-town atmosphere where people of all ages can talk, listen to local country music bands, dance, and enjoy beer and barbecue. Call for more information on special events, to reserve a table or to find out which bands are playing.
Casey's has barbecue so good that even the President of the United States has eaten there. This restaurant serves up spicy, flavorful brisket and truly exceptional smoked turkey along with other local favorites such as smoked sausage and barbeque sandwiches. The side dishes are a cut above what is served at most places: the pinto beans are seasoned delicately and the potato salad is by far one of the tastiest around, with crunchy bits of pickle, yet no mustard-heavy aftertaste. Breakfast tacos are served daily and lunch is served after 11am. Catering is available too. The décor is rustic and Western-themed, featuring genuine saddles, ropes and cowboy memorabilia. Wooden floors and plank tables lend to the Texas ambiance. Casey's delicious barbecue sauce is on every table, so you can kick up the flavor another notch if you please.
Located on Ft. Sam Houston, this community theater produces an average of eight plays a year. Talented actors, directors and technical staff come together from around the city to perform to sold out audiences. Past seasons have included works from Neil Simon, George Bernard Shaw and others. Dinner is served prior to the performance—you can choose from four entrees and three desserts, and you also get soup, salad and a beverage.
This restaurant offers some of the best Creole eating this side of New Orleans. You won't find any packaged or precooked meal at this fine Eastside eatery. Only homemade Creole dishes made by experienced hands grace the small tables. The signature dish is Gumbo, hot gumbo and more gumbo, but don't be afraid to try the Jambalaya or the Cajun staple, Red Beans and Rice. The place isn't fancy, but neither are the prices. For less than 30 bucks, you can walk out stuffed. But don't eat so much that you don't have room for the finest Bread Pudding on the Eastside.
This popular little deli has distinguished itself by offering a classic menu with a twist. Beyond the usual hoagie, offerings include WD's signature spinach chicken sandwich, tomato and basil soup, homemade cakes and pies and a number of daily specials. The health conscious can opt for the reduced fat or non-fat sandwiches and salads. The ambiance is relaxed and encourages lingering. A rotating exhibit of local artwork adorns the walls and a stack of local newspapers provides delightful diversions if you should be dining alone.
In the mood for sushi? Go to Van's. Moo Goo Gai Pan? Try Van's. Spring rolls? Van's. This multi-faceted restaurant in old Alamo Heights deftly blends Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine in an unhurried atmosphere. Van's serves a steady business rush at lunch and draws a crowd as varied as its dinner menu. The mostly nondescript décor is made interesting by a wall of wine bottles offset by a fish tank-lined wall.
King's Palace is located two blocks from the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, just north of downtown. It has great food and friendly service. The restaurant is simple and clean, with sections separated by large fish tanks containing beautiful exotic fish. The menu has all of the usual Chinese fare, as well as a few of the restaurant's own creations. The wonton soup is fresh and flavorful. Try the sesame chicken for something sweet, or the Mongolian beef for a tasty, traditional flavor. Lunch and dinner plates come with fried or steamed rice, an entree and an egg roll. Delivery is available.
Sam's Burger Joint at Texas, is one haven for junk food lovers. This burger joints offers some of the best and most juicy burgers in town, which can be coupled with side orders and salads. Or you could just pick up a sandwich or a hot dog and enjoy it at leisure. They have a couple of choices for tots too. All in all a pleasant experience.
Hung Fong is one of San Antonio's oldest Chinese restaurants, and it continues to serve up satisfying Szechuan, Cantonese, Hunan and Mandarin style cuisine year after year. You don't just eat in this restaurant, you experience its aura. American and Taiwanese neon flags exude a dominant presence, while pictures made with huge(and real) butterfly wings rest comfortably behind plexiglas frames. You have to see 'em to believe 'em. The restaurant offers both lunch and dinner specials. At night, order a la carte from several combinations or just enjoy family dining which is a popular choice. Beer and wine are served, and child's plates are available for the wee ones.
The Granary 'Cue and Brew puts a distinctive flavor in everything they serve, from the house-brewed beer to the Texas and international barbecue dishes. Sip on delightful local brews in a trendy atmosphere. Classics like Texas toast are served alongside more exotic menu options like brisket ramen and smoked cauliflower risotto. If beer isn't for you, they also have a good selection of wines from around the world.
This little restaurant is tucked away so well, you almost don't notice it. The multicultural cuisine makes decisions a challenge. Pasta, tapas, seafood, Mediterranean specialties and vegetarian dishes are popular on the menu list at Boardwalk Bistro. If you indulge, the award-winning wine list is extensive and offers several choices for even the most discriminating palate. Live entertainment, usually jazz music, is featured each Friday night. A more limited, less expensive menu is available for lunch.
Step inside an over 110-year-old building and enter into a foodie's paradise. The culinary expertise and use of natural ingredients make the food distinctively delicious. Try Blood Orange, Sweet Potato Agnolotti, Slow cooked Heritage Hog with smoked Abdouille and Okra. These mouth-watering dishes are complimented by fine selection of cocktails and wines. The cozy and comfortable ambiance make up for a perfect dining experience.