New hen-sation

Southern restaurant with famous fried chicken roosts in North San Antonio

Southern restaurant with famous fried chicken roosts in San Antonio

The Rolling Rooster
The Rolling Rooster specializes in fried chicken and Southern sides. The Rolling Rooster/Facebook

Fans of chicken and waffles have something new to crow about. Austin-area favorite The Rolling Rooster is opening its first San Antonio location at 19141 Stone Oak Pkwy. Ste. 511. A rep for the restaurant tells CultureMap that the concept will debut November 8. 

Like its first two locations, the restaurant will serve a variety of Southern fare. Though most famous for its fried chicken, The Rolling Rooster also serves fish, pork chops, shrimp, and oxtails. All are accompanied with a choice of traditional sides like baked mac ’n’ cheese, collard greens, baked beans, fried okra, cheese grits, and hushpuppies.

Appetizers like jalapeño cheese bombers, cheese sticks, breaded pickles, and gizzards also keep the fryer busy. An assortment of desserts, such as banana pudding and peach cobbler, complete the menu.

The spokesperson says that a liquor license is still pending, but that doesn’t mean the opening will be a completely sober affair. While waiting on the paperwork, the restaurant will offer a limited selections of cocktails free of charge.

Since debuting The Rolling Rooster as a Pflugerville, Texas, food truck in 2015, owner Glenn Williams has grown the business into a mini empire. In addition to the upcoming San Antonio location, the chain is opening another outpost in East Austin.

September also saw the Austin debut of The Breakfast Bar, a brand-new concept from the team featuring mimosas and morning classics like pancakes, omelettes, and diner-style plates.