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The Guenther House Museum, San Antonio

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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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  • 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 »
  • Our first visit, they were closed. Second try was over crowded with folks trying to get breakfast (outdoors) and the main house wasn't open for tours. 
    Our first visit, they were closed. Second try was over crowded with folks trying to get breakfast (outdoors) and the main house wasn't open for tours.  more »
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  • 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.

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