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Downtown San Antonio BBQ Joint?

QDudeQDude Posts: 616
I will be there for a few days staying near the Riverwalk.  I won't have a vehicle so I am looking for a BBQ joint that would be worth walking to.  Any suggestions?  Thanks!

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,242
    Downtown...man there is nothing there that I can give you my seal of approval based on 1st hand experience.

    The best I could come up with is Augies Barbed Wire Smokehouse and The Smokehouse, but I have no clue if they're any good.

    How long of a lunch do you have and what days are you going to be in town?
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
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  • krameskrames Posts: 57
    edited May 2013
    You can walk up the riverwalk to the pearl (or take a river taxi). There is a place called the granary. Really tasty! They have a egg in their kitchen and they make their own beer. http://thegranarysa.com/ Their beef clod is awesome! There is also the Q in the Hyatt which is right on the river. I have never been so I can vouch for it. http://hyatt.com/gallery/qriverwalk/
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,242
    krames said:
    You can walk up the riverwalk to the pearl (or take a river taxi). There is a place called the granary. Really tasty! They have a egg in their kitchen and they make their own beer. http://thegranarysa.com/ Their beef clod is awesome! There is also the Q in the Hyatt which is right on the river. I have never been so I can vouch for it. http://hyatt.com/gallery/qriverwalk/
    Good call...I forgot Pearl Brewery has some good spots.  Shoot, i'm gonna have to check that spot out. 
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,242
    My favorite spot is Harmon's BBQ in Cibilo.  Off the chain.
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,242
    edited May 2013
    double post.
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
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  • QDudeQDude Posts: 616
    cazzy said:
    Downtown...man there is nothing there that I can give you my seal of approval based on 1st hand experience.

    The best I could come up with is Augies Barbed Wire Smokehouse and The Smokehouse, but I have no clue if they're any good.

    How long of a lunch do you have and what days are you going to be in town?
    I am going to be there Sunday May the 12th thru the 14th.  I think I will be looking for some place for supper because I will only have an hour at lunch.

    A northern Colorado Egghead since 2012!

    XL and a Small BGE.

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,242

    Basic question.  Why in the world would you be looking for BBQ in San Antonio?  Go for Tex-Mex. The obvious place is Mi Tierra's in Market Square, but I like Pico de Gallos at 111 South Leona Street.


    100% agree VI, Pico de Gallos is way better!!

    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
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  • QDudeQDude Posts: 616
    Basic question.  Why in the world would you be looking for BBQ in San Antonio?  Go for Tex-Mex. The obvious place is Mi Tierra's in Market Square, but I like Pico de Gallos at 111 South Leona Street.
    Well, it is Texas, and I was hoping there might be decent Q there.  Thanks for the advice about the Tex Mex.  I was going to do that also.

    A northern Colorado Egghead since 2012!

    XL and a Small BGE.

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,242
    I'll see what my schedule looks like and maybe we can hit up Harmon's when you're in town.
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
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  • QDudeQDude Posts: 616
    cazzy said:
    I'll see what my schedule looks like and maybe we can hit up Harmon's when you're in town.
    That would be great.

    A northern Colorado Egghead since 2012!

    XL and a Small BGE.

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  • I've been hearing good things about the granary. If you get there, let us know if it's good.

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  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 2,627

    +1 on The Granary (per reports of some of my more discriminating Q loving friends), but the regular Q is only for lunch.  For dinner they serve gourmet fusion Q - brisket raman, smoked chicken with curry consumme, stuff like that. 

    My favorite place on the Riverwalk is Boudro's.  It's not surprising that it seems to be the hardest reservation to get on the Riverwalk.  Call them ASAP if you want to eat there at any normal time.  It's not barbecue and it's not Mexican, but it has the best guacamole on the planet and the meat is outstanding.

     

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

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  • krameskrames Posts: 57
    @foghorn if you like boudro's check out zinc. It right across from boudro's on the street level. They have my favorite burger in SA and its owned by the same people.
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  • krameskrames Posts: 57
    You should hit up esquire for drinks. http://www.esquiretavern-sa.com/
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  • scooter759scooter759 Posts: 248
    It's not Que, but Schilo's deli on Commerce has some great food. Their homemade root beer is the best I've ever had. Also concur on the recommendation for Harmon's in Cibilo. The creamed corn there is awesome too.
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  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 1,128
    It's been a few years but there is or was a County Line BBQ right on the Riverwalk.  It's usually not the best option for BBQ in Texas but it is still really, really good.

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,468
    edited May 2013
    cazzy said:
    Basic question.  Why in the world would you be looking for BBQ in San Antonio?  Go for Tex-Mex. The obvious place is Mi Tierra's in Market Square, but I like Pico de Gallos at 111 South Leona Street.

    100% agree VI, Pico de Gallos is way better!!

    Big fan of Alamo Cafe
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  • ibandaibanda Posts: 456
    You are walking distance to some of the best Tex-Mex on the planet. I like Mi Tierra.
    "Bacon tastes gooood, pork chops taste gooood." - Vincent Vega, Pulp Fiction
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,242
    ibanda said:
    You are walking distance to some of the best Tex-Mex on the planet. I like Mi Tierra.


    Yep...we're known for Mexican food, but there are far better spots than Mi Tierra.  It's more touristy and the food just isn't consistant for my liking.  Cen-Tex went there his last visit and I don't recall him having a great meal.  If you haven't been, Pico de Gallos is much better. 

    However, my favorite spot in San Antonio is Taco Taco.  It's incredible and they have some of the best tortillas i've ever had...that wern't made by my mom.  :P

     

    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    ibanda said:
    You are walking distance to some of the best Tex-Mex on the planet. I like Mi Tierra.
    Pico de Gallos is owned by the same family that owns Mi Tierra.  You will find mostly tourists at Mi Tierra and the locals at Pico de Gallos.

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  • The busy areas of the Riverwalk and close proximity are nice. The County Line would probably be your best bet without your own wheels. It's pretty good. If Mi Tierra or Pico de Gallo for dinner and drinks sounds interesting, take a cab if it's after dark.

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,981

    I agree with @cazzy. Mi Tierra seemed very touristy. Wasn't impressed with their food. Now the Norteno at Taco Taco was pretty darn tasty.

    By all means, skip the County Line on the Riverwalk. Overpirced and not good at all.

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  • 10Driver10Driver Posts: 88
    My vote for tex mex would be Rosario's on S. Alamo.  Well worth the walk from the Riverwalk.
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,242
    edited May 2013
    10Driver said:

    My vote for tex mex would be Rosario's on S. Alamo.  Well worth the walk from the Riverwalk.

    That's a good spot too! Been there a few times and always enjoyed it.

    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
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  • krameskrames Posts: 57
    edited May 2013
    My favorite Mexican place is La Fonda on main. They have an amazing patio.

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  • QDudeQDude Posts: 616
    Went to Picco de Gallon tonight for dinner. It was awesome! Thanks for the suggestions.

    A northern Colorado Egghead since 2012!

    XL and a Small BGE.

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  • Best q in sa? Think it was Rudy's...best food on the river walk? I'd say biga on the banks and bohanons.
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