Friday, February 22, 2013

Lone Star River Cafe - River Walk, San Antonio, TX

Lone Star River Café – 237 Losoya St., San Antonio, Texas located upstairs on the beautiful River Walk.  I recommend going on the weekend and grabbing a seat over the River Walk. Watching the tourists go by and locals is a real treat.  During October at night the weather can be brisk but the atmosphere is fabulous.  The locals are strolling around the River Walk with their families in tow.  The college students can get a little wild but its all in fun and nothing like Fort Lauderdale during spring break.  Nobody went swimming in the river.  The locals are friendly the way only a true Texan can be so if you assistance finding the joint just ask any stranger in a cowboy hat.  Yes there are a few.  

This is your typical steak and bar-b-que restaurant but it’s the location and friendliness that makes it a place to see. 

Just about all the appetizers are fried however I do recommend Charlie’s Famous Fried Onion Rings served with house made ketchup.  Make sure you do not forget a glass of beer with it as you need it to calm down the spiciness of the ketchup. Typically they have marguerites on special so feel free to indulge.

All you can eat specials for $5.00 are served Monday through Friday.  Wednesday is Pork Riblettes and if that does not appeal to you try Thursday’s King Ranch Casserole and Sloppy Joes.  Sloppy Joes just like mama use to make on Friday nights when I was growing up. The messier the better as mama would say.

This place is strictly meat, meat and more meat. There is fried catfish served the traditional way with coleslaw and fries.  The La Grange Chicken Breast topped with mushrooms was rather dry but again I did not go for the food but for the atmosphere. 

Lone Star Café is not typical steak fare nothing special.  The reason to visit this Steak House is simple the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is wonderful above the famous San Antonio River Walk.  I give it a 2 ½ stars.  You need to go just to see the action below you as you enjoy a cool beverage on a hot night.

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