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17 San Antonio restaurants on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”

Take a San Antonio food tour of Food Network star Guy Fieri’s stops on his show

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Try the Braised Oxtail with rice and pigeon peas, cabbage slaw, and plantains from The Jerk Shack.

Photo by Starchefs RaeAnn Serra

Here in the Alamo City, we have a diverse food scene — yes, we are more than just tacos. So much so that the King of Flavortown himself, Guy Fieri, has made frequent stops in the Alamo City to try out our favorite eats + treats and featured them on his Food Network show, “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.”

Note: Some restaurants have closed since their airing on The Food Network and are not featured on this list.

The Cove

Whether you’re going to lunch, brunch, or dinner, owner Lisa Avestas has dishes including Latin-Spiced Lamb Burgers, Fish Tacos, and Mushroom Quesadillas.

De Wese’s Tip Top Cafe

With no reason to change its menu since 1938, this family-owned diner is serving up dishes like the Texas-sized Chicken Fried Steak and made-fresh-daily pies.

Dignowity Meats

Chef Andrew Samia makes a mean Burnt End Melt that includes hickory smoked prime angus brisket, mac + cheese, sliced pear, and cheddar cheese — City Editor Adriana loves this sandwich.

Dough Pizzeria Napoletana

Dough Pizzeria

Dough Pizzeria Napoletana offers traditional Naples-style pizza, which consists of dough, raw tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and olive oil.

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Pizza so authentic, owner Doug Horn has a L’Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana certificate to prove he serves bona fide Neapolitan pizza.

Fat Tummy

Husband and wife duo, Chef Gustavo Plache and Norah Saleh, are churning out their signature Argentinian empanadas filled with all kinds of savory and sweet ingredients.

The Jerk Shack

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Make a stop at The Jerk Shack to try Chef Nicola Blaque’s Caribbean menu.

Photo by Starchefs RaeAnn Serra

Army veteran and owner Chef Nicola Blaque is cooking up recipes inspired by the Caribbean since 2018. Try this: 3-Piece Jerk Chicken.

Julia’s Bistro & Bar

Lead by Jean Francois Poujol and Chef Joshua Ybarra, this restaurant is inspired by the elements of French with a Mexican dish twist, giving it that San Antonio flair. Try this: Brioche French Toast.

La Panadería

SATX: la panaderia pastries

Grab a fresh pastry at one of three La Panadería Bakery Café locations.

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Jose Cáceres and David Cáceres are cranking out handmade bread and pan dulce inspired by Mexico’s Golden Era.

Luna Rosa Puerto Rican Grill y Tapas

Teacher turned chef, owner Iris Ornelas opened this restaurant to celebrate her Puerto Rican heritage. Try this: Caribbean Nachos made with crispy fried plantains topped with roast pork, beans, cheese, and chili sauce.

Ma Harper’s Creole Kitchen

Some of the best New Orleans cuisine you can get outside of The Big Easy which is created by US Air Force veteran, owner + chef Alice Martinez “Ma Harper.” Try this: The Gumbo or the Fried Pork Chop.

Magnolia Pancake Haus

Open since 2000 by Robert + Sheila Flemings, it’s pancakes galore here with light + fluffy breakfast creations. Try this: Bacon Stuffed Waffles.

Moroccan Bites

Co-owner Wafa El Maroudi and her family have been serving up the flavors of North Africa since 2009. Try this: Lamb Shank Tajine or make it at home.

Sichuan House

This Alamo City Chinese eatery recently appeared on the Food Network show and featured their duck dish and pork belly bowl.

Smoke Shack

Food Network star + San Antonian Chef Jason Dady is smoking meat to create delectable one-of-a-kind sandwiches like The Big Mac Daddy.

Taco Taco Cafe

Owner Helen Velesiotis is preparing Mexican dishes with fresh and special ingredients. Try this: Tacos de Lengua.

Texas Pride BBQ

Drive 20 miles east to Adkins, TX for some of the best barbecue Texas has to offer at this spot owned by Tony Talanco. Try this: The brisket with your favorite sides.

Wrigleyville Grill

Where true hotdog fans come to eat Chef Demetrios Tingas’ Chicago-inspired creations. Try this: The Famous Italian Beef.

Want more eats? Check out all of Guy Fieri’s Texas stops.

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