The Guenther House is a restaurant, museum and store located at 205 E. Guenther Street in the King William neighborhood of the Bexar County city of San Antonio in the U.S. state of Texas. Currently operated by C. H. Guenther and Son. Inc., the home was originally built as a private residence in 1859 by Pioneer Flour Mills founder Carl Hilmar Guenther. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Bexar County, Texas on October 11, 1990.
Carl Hilmar Guenther (1826–1902) was one of eight children born to millwright Carl Gottfried Guenther and his wife Johanne Rosina Koerner Guenther on March 19, 1826, in Weißenfels, Germany. Like his father, he had been trained to be a millwright, and in 1844 became a member of the guild of master millwrights in Europe. He also had trade skills as a cabinet maker and stonemason. In 1848, Guenther traveled to the United States. Guenther declared his intention to become a United States citizen on June 28, 1851. Citizenship was granted to him on October 8, 1854. He became a Justice of the Peace in 1856. On October 7, 1855, Guenther married Dorothea Pape. The couple had seven children.
|Monday||7:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
|Tuesday||7:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
|Wednesday||7:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
|Thursday||7:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
|Friday||7:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
|Saturday||7:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
|Sunday||7:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
Brenda Varela | Mar 3, 2018
Came here with a few friends. It is a very nice place and not overpriced. The food was just awesome. My boyfriend loved the chicken and waffles. Orange juice is fresh. Great, quick service. We did have to wait over an hour to get seated, but it was also really packed.
Chris Orozco | Feb 20, 2018
Extremely great service. One of the places where you feel like you have your own personal Alfred (from Batman). In all seriousness, extremely friendly staff all around and the food is something you would expect at doctor prices but is really a huge bargain. Especially great for breakfast or morning dates. They won't disappoint
Luis Escalante | Feb 12, 2018
Came here on a Monday morning for breakfast right as they opened. The building is historic and interior is delicate. The food is well made, drip coffee is great as well. They have a selection of sweets when you walk in, range from apple strudel to cinnamon rolls. Our waiter was very friendly. The only weird thing was the seating rules. I needed a table for 3, me and my friend were already at the restaurant and we waited for another friend to arrive, who was less than 5 minutes away. The hostess said she couldn't seat the two of us "until our whole party was here". This didn't make much sense because each table has four seats...
Rebekah Gould | Feb 17, 2018
Awesome place to checkout if you are visiting San Antonio! There tends to be a wait on weekends. I would recommend getting there early (before 10) or just being prepared to wait a bit. It is right on the river and in the King Williams’s neighborhood. The historical houses are beautiful. The food is great!
Michael Anderson | Jan 23, 2018
What a delightful place to dine at. Simply amazing. The food is so rich in flavor and so filling. I didn't want to leave. My wife had the breakfast platter and I had the chicken and waffles. It all was so good. And of course I tried my wife's food. I tried all of her food 🙂. I was super hungry and she offered. I also had the hot chocolate which was like getting a hug from a loved one. It just held you in a place of content. I was satisfied, which is no easy task. If I'm ever in San Antonio again I'll be stopping by The Guenther House.
Bethany Wiggins | Jun 6, 2018
Very good food and friendly staff. They also now have turkey sausage which is a major plus since we don't eat pork. I grew up in SA and I always loved it here. It's quaint and sweet. O had my baby shower here for my first daughter and the theme was "high tea" and It was so great! Would recommend for events and just a nice breakfast date with your significant other or the whole family!
Bob Willis | May 15, 2018
Mother's day breakfast was very good at an interesting historical location. Not a budget type of restaurant but being situated in the King William area you pretty much have to expect to pay for the upscale setting. The food was tasty and service was top notch. Selection for breakfast was limited but most people could find something they will like. Nice gift shop and historical displays. My mom loved it and that was my goal to start with.
Anthony Belton | Jun 4, 2018
I've lived in San Antonio, off and on, for the better part of 15 years and had never been to the historic Mill. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and historic district. Service was excellent, our wait staff took the time to explain everything and had our pastries boxed and bagged to go when we finished. We had breakfast and the quiche special was enjoyed as well as the biscuits and gravy and chicken and waffles. We will definitely be returning for more.
Amanda Bills | May 21, 2018
This place was superb. The waiter was so friendly and my friend or free streudel for her birthday. The waffle is a must-have. I enjoyed chicken and waffles with REAL maple syrup. Everything was cooked to perfection. They also have their own coffee blend which I highly recommend. It has subtle hints of cinnamon, chocolate, and pecan. One of my friends got a meal that included biscuits. They looked gorgeous, and they had a whole bunch of different preserves he could choose from. A delightful dining experience!
Carlos Flores | May 4, 2018
Nice ambiance. It was raining today which is why it felt a bit cramped in the restaurant. However, there is an option to eat outside. Our wait time was 45 minutes and we decided to visit the museum which happened to be in the second and third floor. Then we took a short walk next to the river walk. We didn't even feel the 45 minute wait. That was a nice treat. The food was tasty and fresh. Strawberries were sweet unlike many other places. We really enjoyed the basket of fresh house baked corn bread, blueberry muffins, and coffee cake. The waiter was attentive, polite, and quick. Overall, we will be returning with our children because it is a nice place to eat and take a walk. Parking is free. Definitely recommend.
Robert Dees | Jun 26, 2018
This place was awesome. Showed up for a lunch/brunch and had a great experience. There was a little wait due to a large party ahead of us, but we spent some time checking out the store in the meantime. Sitting outside, even when warm outside, was a great experience because of the fans/misters. The food was fantastic and the service was top notch. Absolutely recommend this place.
Craig Fox | Jun 19, 2018
Beautiful space with hearty breakfast and lunch options along a quiet stretch of the river on the south side. Service is generally friendly, even during massively crowded weekends. Parking is available via two adjacent lots of surface streets throughout the neighborhood. Prices remain reasonable for the portions...my only real knock is the idea of eating items made from the same mixes I buy from the grocery store. Enjoy dining outside if the weather and crowd allows.
Justin Gonzalez | Jun 13, 2018
Interesting place to come to look around. The main house is open to the public to just walk through. Best to come here and have some food and explore a bit. It’s about a 30 min walk from the river walk which I would recommend doing. Beautiful stroll along the river!
Taylor Paul | Aug 13, 2018
We came on a Monday morning and there was no wait for breakfast. I got the pancake platter and my friend got the breakfast tacos. The food was fresh and delicious! I was happy to see that there was both watermelon and pineapple mixed in with the fresh fruit and not just your typical cantelope and melons. The little store is really cute and the pastries looked awesome. There are a lot of areas for cute little outdoor pictures. We will be back!
Oscar Fonseca | Jul 14, 2018
This venue has tasty food, nice views (location), and the service is very friendly. Our waiter, Martin, explained the difference between the dishes and provided good recommendations. Definitely worth visiting when in San Antonio. One thing to note is that the wait can be quite long, we visited on a Tuesday around 10 AM and waited for about 20 minutes.
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