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“Good value for good steaks, ribs and chicken” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tony Roma's Ribs, Seafood, & Steaks

Tony Roma's Ribs, Seafood, & Steaks
Ranked #108 of 4,591 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Description: Welcome to Tony Roma's -San Antonio. Located on the river walk in the River Center Mall,just downstairs off Commerce Street we have been a river walk favorite since 1985. With both inside and outside, river side dining, Tony Roma's is a favorite with locals and visitors alike. Tony Roma's is the place to visit for casual dining on the river walk (or as we like to say "Riber Walk.") Serving ribs, steaks, and seafood, Tony Roma's is the largest casual theme restaurant chain specializing in ribs in the world. With nearly 200 restaurant locations in 17 states, 33 countries and six continents. Our bar scene is also very popular. Featuring 29°F Drafts, Local and Texas Craft Beers, Handshaken Margaritas, and unique specialty cocktails, our bar is a favorite among the river walk crowd. Come and check us out. Let us know that you saw us on TripAdvisor!
Elmhurst, Illinois
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“Good value for good steaks, ribs and chicken”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

The staff was wonderful and helpful. The food was very good. We all had steaks and ribs and they were cooked just right and came with salads and sides included. Sometimes that is difficult to find a great meal with other courses included in the price.

Visited May 2014
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ykots1, Owner at Tony Roma's Ribs, Seafood, & Steaks, responded to this review, 1 June 2014
Thank you for your review and for visiting us at Tony Roma's. We value and appreciate you comments -thanks! -R Stoky
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“Great atmosphere and delicious food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Was not busy at all when we went in and we enjoyed the quiet dining. Food was very very good. Would definitely go back. Our particular server was minimally friendly and attentive and seemed rushed.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Deb S
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ykots1, Owner at Tony Roma's Ribs, Seafood, & Steaks, responded to this review, 1 June 2014
Thank you for your comments and your business. On the Riverwalk there and many choices so thank you for choosing Tony Roma's! -R Stoky
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“3 times in 3 days...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

In town for a conference, arrived late at night and got baby back ribs and a grilled chicken salad. For last minute takeout, not bad, though the ribs were pretty lean on meat and heavy on the sauce.
The next stopped in for a light lunch with friends.
Had the artichoke dip and chicken bites. Sufficed.
Returned today for lunch with the fam, sat outdoors and the staff were attentive, accommodating and just generally cheerful and great during a busy lunch hour. 3 refills of iced tea before I even asked for them. The short rib was tasty though again, heavy on the sauce.
Possibly will return again before this conference is done for.

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Thank Tom_0679
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ykots1, Owner at Tony Roma's Ribs, Seafood, & Steaks, responded to this review, 1 June 2014
Thanks for visiting us at Tony Roma's and for taking the time to leave a review. We love getting customer comments, and want to thank you for your business! -R Stoky
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san antonio
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2 reviews
“Do Not Eat Here”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Was staying at a nearby BW so decided to walk to the River Walk for dinner. The hotel was great, the experience at Tony Roma's at the River Walk was terrible...should have just grabbed a bag of nuts from the hotel gift shop. Ordered the Mahi-Mahi. The description sounded appetizing but after eating the meal I have completely forgotten what the description was since it didn't resemble anything on the plate. It had something to do with a peppered crusted Mahi Mahi, I think, but there was no seasoning on it at all, just some (and I mean some) black pepper sprinkled on the top. The fish was obviously frozen and just thrown into the oven, it was completely dry and flavorless. The potato was shriveled up and dry; now it has been a while since I ordered a baked potato at Wendy's but Tony Roma's was worse than Wendy's. The server never came to check on me so I just ate it. At the end I told him the food was no refelection on him and

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bestwesternsunset
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ykots1, Owner at Tony Roma's Ribs, Seafood, & Steaks, responded to this review, 24 May 2014
Hey. I just saw your review. Sorry. Please contact me to discuss your issues in more depth. Our Cajun Mahi is definitely dusted with Cajun spices and is pan sautéed, not just pepper sprinkled and baked, so I'm not sure what happened, and we have strict quality standards for our baked potatoes....sorry again...please contact me at 305.522.1300 anytime so we can correct this issue for you and for our future guests. -Bob
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“Poor service, food was ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Seven of us dined at lunch. After we placed our drink order it was pretty much downhill after that. The restaurant was not full as were other places on the River Walk, and did not have a wait for a table. Beverage refills were very slow, although they didn't seem understaffed. Our meals were brought at various times spread over about 15 minutes. Two ladies brought several orders to our table that were not ours. One of our party got his food, then about 10 min later when the rest of us were served, they brought him a duplicate order. No one complained about the taste of the food, but it was nothing exceptional either. The lunch menu was priced right, but selections are very limited. The major complaint was poor service.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank markrw
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ykots1, Owner at Tony Roma's Ribs, Seafood, & Steaks, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments and we are looking into the service issues. I can promise you I will get these issues addressed with our staff so they do not happen again. Thanks!
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