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Buckhorn Cafe

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318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1816
+1 210-247-4012
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Everett, Washington
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347 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Everything about this bar SCREAMS Texas! The bartenders are great and the beer is cold. Great place to relax after the museum!

Thank Shawna M
Bangor, Maine
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229 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Needed lunch before entering the museum. Really liked the cheeseburger I ordered. It was done perfectly. Their beer was good too.

Thank wrpupkis
Cloudcroft, New Mexico, United States
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We basically just looked around and had a drink at the massive bar. Worth a look. Didn't go through the museum but it looked interesting. Just off the riverwalk by a block.

Thank oldapplebarn
Edinburg, Texas
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

My first time ever setting foot in the restaurant and food was very good and had some drinks at the bar. Our bartender was very friendly and knew his alcohol. Didn't take the tour but maybe next time when I back in SA, I will definitely take a tour.

Thank FroggyG73
Marshall, Texas
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98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

This place is great and great for kids, too. Lots of taxidermied animals and horns. Also, lots of history here. And there is a bar. Win-win-win.

Thank LetsGoAway70
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Buckhorn is amazing! It is the oldest bar in the state, and is surrounded with beautiful mounts of all types! The museum offers plenty to see, the mount museum has thousands of animals and the Texas Ranger museum offers up plenty in terms of Texas history and pride. I love going here every time I visit San Antonio.

Thank Brndn87
Monroe, Michigan
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We didn't eat there but saw it on our bus tour and wanted to go in. They have many craft beers on tap. You can still buy a beer with a pair of antlers or the rattle part of a rattlesnake. The bartender was friendly and told us a lot about the history of the saloon. It is a fun... More 

Thank rogrsa
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

The Buckhorn was mentioned by both the city bus drivers and thour operators. As it was only a block from my hotel I decided to give it a try. Only open for lunch. The food was basic but very good, and plentiful. I decided to go through the museums. The Texas Ranger museum was interesting and I learned a lot... More 

Thank PeachfromGA
Fort Worth, Texas
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Stopped in by chance and ended up coming back. Full of history and charm. Very informed and friendly staff.

Thank camelmania2
Iron Ridge, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

This was a really fun place to visit. Be sure to spend time in the museum's. Bar staff were very friendly and shared the history of the bar. We had the sliders and mushrooms for lunch, very tasty and good value.

Thank Ogof

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$18
Barbecue, American, Bar
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1816
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-247-4012
The Buckhorn Cafe is open daily for lunch from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We serve family fare including the best burgers in downtown San Antonio! We also serve Texas BBQ, fajitas, sandwiches, salads and great daily specials too!

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