Best Bets for Brunch
Brunch is the best time to enjoy a leisurely meal, and the Alamo Quarry Market is a favorite of many San Antonians on the weekend. Its open-air dining and shopping is perfect for an afternoon stroll. So the next time you are at the Quarry, instead of catching dinner and a movie, switch it up and consider brunch at one of our four recommendations.
The Bang Bang Bar
The food and drinks are worth the short drive from the Quarry. The Bang Bang Bar is famous for its 23-ounce michelada that is "garnished" with a 3-pound turkey leg. The Sunday brunch menu is small but ever-rotating with favorites like avocado deviled eggs. This dive bar has friendly, quirky vibes — for those looking for a Sunday Funday, there is no better place.
Must-try dish: The BBBLT (bacon, blue cheese, and buffalo sauce sandwich)
San Antonio has no shortage of French cuisine or patisseries, but Cafe Dijon is among the best. This cafe knows how to pack a meal with bold flavors, and the food is always fresh, seasonal, and delicious. If you are looking for a lighter brunch menu, favorites like charcuterie and cheese boards and quiche are safe bets. However, you would be remiss if you did not sample something from the bakery. The eclairs, tarts, and macarons are all made fresh daily and worth trying.
Must-try dish: Duck club sandwich
Max's Wine Dive
This wine dive has become a Quarry hot spot, and for good reason. Fried chicken is the restaurant's most famous dish, but its irreverent atmosphere combined with the delicious menu make for a hit. It can be a crowded spot on weekends, so plan to arrive early or expect a wait. With various mimosa flavors and drink specials for brunch, the crowd is always lively and fun.
Must-try dish: Fried lobster risotto
Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
This Denver restaurant chain has been making a name for itself in Texas with recent openings in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. Its commitment to sustainability and fun, creative twists on brunch classics have made it a hit with customers. The locally sourced ingredients turn into sumptuous dishes like spiced gingerbread French toast or the breakfast pot pie. Both the cocktail and food menu are seasonal, so guests can always expect something new. Plus, brunch is served seven days a week.
Must-try dish: The molten chocolate pancakes