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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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The Guenther House Museum, or library as it was originally known, is part of the house that was built in 1859, one of the oldest houses in San Antonio, Texas. Located at Pioneer Flour Mills, in the...
The Guenther House Museum, or library as it was originally known, is part of the house that was built in 1859, one of the oldest houses in San Antonio, Texas. Located at Pioneer Flour Mills, in the... more »
No stop at this museum is complete without brunch. Plan accordingly. Walk to this beautiful destination along the River Walk. Put your name in for a table - even if only for coffee and something...
No stop at this museum is complete without brunch. Plan accordingly. Walk to this beautiful destination along the River Walk. Put your name in for a table - even if only for coffee and something... more »
We met some friends at the Guenther House for lunch. We had heard about this place and were looking forward it. I was not impressed. Food was mediocre and overpriced. Service was great and the...
We met some friends at the Guenther House for lunch. We had heard about this place and were looking forward it. I was not impressed. Food was mediocre and overpriced. Service was great and the... more »
The wait time always seems to be long but the grounds are beautiful and free coffee is offered while you wait. There is cornhole to play as well and the restaurant will text you when you’re table is ready so you can leave and come back. There is both indoor and outdoor seating. The temperature inside is quite cold. Several patrons left to go grab sweaters from their cars. I just ate fast because it was a little uncomfortable for me. The food was good. It’s not great but it is good and reasonably priced. I believe diners come here for the ambiance more than the food. The grounds are gorgeous and there is a charming gift shop to browse while you wait.
The place is really a blast from the past. Nice outdoor seating area. Inside the AC is amazing. The food was good, but not worth the cost. It was just a basic breakfast that you can get in other places. The biscuits are almost like slices of cake. The gravy was good. Upstairs there was a shop and a small museum. Really interesting way to restore a house and repurpose it.
Such a cool place! Lovely historic home and venue on the San Antonio river. Excellent for breakfast - food was delicious. OMG! The biscuits were huge! If you’re staying downtown, it’s about a mile walk via the river or a quick ride share to get there. We rode there and walked the river back - lovely, quiet walk in the mornings. Go when they open or you will be waiting a while - indoor and outdoor seating. Totally worth the wait, though!
The plates are pretty. The location is nice and the food is good. For me, I’ve come over over the years and not much has changed. There’s almost always a wait bit there’s lots to look at or you can walk around. We sat outside and it was comfortable despite the heat. The club sandwich was good. Could have used more mayo but the turkey was fresh and the bacon crispy. The biscuits look insanely heavy and dense but they’re the exact opposite. They’re so light and fluffy. The chicken and waffle was nice. Chicken batter does taste like it’s flavored and the waffle had a good texture. The service this time around was blah. It was whatever. Maybe he thought we wouldn’t leave a good tip or maybe he was tired but we seemed to be the table he was least interested in. Also the “long” pour in a large OJ needs to be reassessed. A good three fingers at the top was empty. 😒 I honestly don’t think I’d go back because there wasn’t enough to bring me back. It’s definitely a cute place to visit at least once.
Biscuits and gravy were the best! Waffles are better than the pancakes. Country potatoes that came with tacos were tasty as well. House blend coffee is a definite. Service and atmosphere were a plus to an already good breakfast. Good spot to take out-of-towners for breakfast or brunch.
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