Cappy's Restaurant

Cappy's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cappysrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (210) 828-9669
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm;
    Saturday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:30pm;
    Sunday Brunch 10:00am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm;
    Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Gabriel Ibarra
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private dining upstairs in loft. Seats up to 48.
  • Private Party Contact: Trevor Lawton 2108289669x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mary D
  • Public Transit: VIA bus stop one block away at Broadway/Patterson. Broadway runs north-south from downtown to Loop 4l0.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available all around the restaurant as well as street parking. Handicap parking available along the north side of the restaurant.
A word from Cappy's Restaurant
This casual, upscale restaurant offers innovative American cuisine including the freshest seafood from the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic and Pacific, great steaks from Allen Brothers in Chicago, and regional and seasonal specialties. Daily lunch and dinner specials feature local ingredients whenever possible. The Heights burger can be paired with hand cut French fries, crispy thin onion rings, homemade lemon-pepper potato chips or German potato salad. There is an outdoor patio under a canopy of oak trees that's shady and extremely popular with locals and visitors to San Antonio. The brunch offered on Saturdays and Sundays features a menu of classic egg dishes, Texas pot roast, jumbo lump crab cake, seasonal "out of the blue" seafood entrees, entree salads, and Mustang chicken. Cappy's has an ever-changing, dynamic and well-priced wine list, with great choices by the glass or bottle. Full bar.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Cappy's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
142 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (95)fit for foodies (81)special occasion (75)great for outdoor dining (62)great for brunch (49)great for lunch (49)romantic (39)good for groups (34)notable wine list (20)hot spot (12)scenic view (8)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Robert
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Because you have a reservation doesn't assure you a seat any faster then a walk in, or a quiet spot during brunch. Food however is good quality and service is good. For the price I think seating(atmosphere) is important and is neglected.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yes, but...
    Carisa
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    First let me say we've been going to Cappy's for a number of years and they do a lot right. Interesting old building, original art on the walls, upscale atmosphere and food, attentive service. However, twice now we've had an issue with not being made to feel welcome at the hostess desk. The attitude was distracted, uninterested and not particularly friendly. The same applied to the young woman who took us to our table upstairs. As for our waitress, she was professional and efficient, but again, not particularly friendly. Dining out in an upscale restaurant is an all-encompassing experience where every detail should matter. While we enjoyed our food - the seafood bisque was outstanding, the roasted vegetable appetizer was delightfully unusual, the scallops with foie gras were cooked just right, and the flounder, though slightly overcooked, was tasty - we will not be going back for a while. We'd rather go some place where we are made to feel welcome and appreciated from the moment we step inside. It may be that Cappy's are a victim of their own success.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    KatbrownVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We spent the weekend in San Antonio celebrating our anniversary on the Riverwalk, but we looked forward to dining at Cappy's which is not on the Riverwalk. We actually had dinner at Cappy's (booked through Open Table of course) for the first time a couple of years ago and we definitely were not disappointed! Everything was as remembered and the food was outstanding. We devoured everything from yummy shrimp nachos, delicious soup and salad, fantastic halibut, and fried brussel sprouts (to die for). Dessert was coconut cream pie which was worth every calorie. You can bet we'll return to Cappy's the next time we are in San Antonio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    ReluctantReviewerVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Arrived before opening, but was allowed in, seated and made welcome until they could finish setting up. Everyone very gracious and professional. Food was excellent with many appealing menu choices. Service was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    wanderingcrow
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Wanted to take some out of town guests out for brunch on Sunday but didn't want to wait until 11 am to eat. Cappy's opened at 10 am on Sunday so this was perfect for us. All the food on the menu sounded so good, it was hard to make a decision! Husband ordered the chicken fried oysters with gravy on a croissant. He said it was the best sandwich he had ever had. I ordered the Eggs Homard, a truffled scrambled egg, lump crab and buttered poached lobster tail, it was so rich and filling. The assorted breads that came before the meal were all eaten with abandon. Our waitress Cindy was very attentive and knowledgeable. Definitely will eat here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food & wine
    outatownfoodie
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Loved the lobster mashed potatoes! Perfectly cooked salmon. Good wine list as well. The itinerant art was a nice surprise, it topped off the whole experience perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday night special dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food was very good. Our waiter was excellent; he made recommendations and was extremely accommodating. The chairs were very uncomfortable, and the restaurant was way too noisy for the price of the food. The atmosphere was so-so, but our table enjoyed the food and there's a wide variety of dinner menu options. Hopefully the owner/manager will take this review into consideration and make a few adjustments to the customer's experience to make it more comfortable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1 Nov - Party of 3 @ 6:30 pm
    Nov92013EddieVs
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great food options on menu & specials. Excellent drink options also. Aryanna was a superb server. All drinks & food choices were terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale nice place
    AustinFred
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Locally owned Alamo Heights standby, consistent food, consistent value, very nice setting
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delighted at this San Antonio gem!
    MIT1963
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Coming from Boerne, we needed a pre-Tobin Center restaurant for dinner. Cappy's Restaurant was perfect, and we plan to return again before our upcoming Tobin Center events in November and December. The Divers Scallops and Mustang Chicken were both delicious with a beautiful presentation! The "Sticky Toffee Pudding" (one of our favorites we discovered years ago in England) we shared for dessert was also perfect. We dined on their lovely outdoor patio under the trees, where the service (friendly, helpful, and attentive) was also perfect! If you haven't tried Cappy's, you should make it a priority when you're in San Antonio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A special place
    CenTXGrl
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My good Army friends took me to Cappy's years ago and I try to visit when I'm in San Antonio. Last week I made a trip with my husband and we had dinner with my very good friend who has recently moved to SATX from DC. We were very pleased with our meals (flounder and prime rib) and my husband said it was the best beef he's had in years. Thank You - lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food But..
    txsckb
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Love Cappy's but when it gets full the noise level is really high--so high it is hard to carry on a conversation with your dinner companions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Notable Gem
    fishinrod
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Working backwards, we ordered two Sticky Toffee Puddings instead of one to share and well worth it. An excellent coffee. The Buttered And Bone Marrow Ribeye very good, locally raised...it's Texas! Diver Scallops, Potato Crusted Fish (Alaskan halibut) is very good. Other notables were the Endive Salad and Shrimp And Brussels appetizer. Very good selection of wines. Excellent service. Great to get away from the "downtown dining" and conventioneers, and where there's ample parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful place for lunch
    SAFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great selection for lunch - soups, salads and entrees
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amw42
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    As always, excellent service and dependably delicious cuisine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cappy's consistanly Great!
    roping52
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    hard to compare others to Cappy's. Cappy's always in our top two choices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food - reasonable price!
    MrW78
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    A neighborhood treasure for decades, I was pleased to return to San Antonio after 35 years and find that Cappy's still continues to deliver quality food, attentive staff and a comfortable atmosphere - all at a reasonable price!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cindy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    atmosphere is very nice food is excellent so is the service. would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cappy's Never Disappoints
    Carlene
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    When I planned lunch with friends I hadn't seen in 10-12 years, I immediately thought of Cappy's. It was everything I'd hoped for and more--impeccable service, wonderful food, San Antonio-style ambiance. Plus the on-line reservation system was convenient and trouble-free.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Consistently Excellent
    SkyjaxVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My family and I first started eating at Cappy's almost 20 Years ago. It is incredible to me that they not only maintain their consistent great quality of food and service , but also continue to innovate and keep pace with SA's growing food scene. So many don't get it right, Cappy's always does.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cappy's is wonderful!
    Lenslover
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We've celebrated many birthday celebrations at Cappy's and every time has been within Cappy's restaurant and we've loved every moment and every waitstAff. Thank you, Cappy's!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Bandit
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Only issue that the restaurant could do nothing about was the incesant cicadas "chirping." Other than that it was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great! We loved it. I had not seen my daughter in a long time. The atmosphere was fantastic. We stayed on the Riverwalk but found it too noisy and the food to be less than special. We loved the food, service and eveything about this restaurant. I definitely recommend to others, and I will be returning the next time I am in San Antonio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Been to Cappy's many times for lunch and dinner. The food is consistently good as is the service. It has a great neighborhood vibe and a friendly feel. Nothing negative to report.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Cld49
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Meal and service excellent will definitely go again.😃
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still awesome!
    MrBoatVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Every time we go to Cappy's we remember why we keep coming back. It never disappoints with fine food. Specials are always very special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliable
    Myownnickname9999
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    No complaints here. Always reliable Cappys. Seldom a surprise.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistent
    WESTEXUS
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great place consistently on food, service and atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner
    Lilly
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    very nice experience, enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    HappyDude
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I took my wife to Cappy's for her birthday and the food was great as usual. I have been to Cappy's many times and never had a bad experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great experience
    Nca4731630VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Wonderful food great service. Cappy's once again does not disappoint. The special appetizer was a soft shell crab... The menu should have said 'to die for' because it was.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a gem
    hillcountryvisitor
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Cappy's is one of San Antonio's really unique restaurants. The service and food are always top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dallas
    dallas
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We love Cappy's. We moved to San Antonio from Dallas and a friend recommended your restaurant. We've been there for lunch and dinner and your food and service has always been consistently good, the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappoints
    happydiner
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We try to make it to Cappy's every time we are in town. We have never had a bad experience. The service and food are always outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LargefamilyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Cappy's is our favorite restaurant for all the above occasions. The crab cakes are especially good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great visit
    resik8
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food, service, and experience were fantastic. Menu is pretty limited in terms of dietary restrictions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch Yum Eats
    wyattonline
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Wife and I drove from Austin for Museum visits. Had brunch menu on a Sunday. Top quality service and food. A little bit pricey but worth it. Going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Race you to Cappy's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Had Sunday lunch at Cappy's. I can't believe I had never been here. The staff was attentive and quick. The food was delicious. There was a feel of having brunch after a regatta. Décor was not what you'd expect this far from the coast. The food was wonderful. Had the Heights burger medium, juicy and flavorful. Fries had a nice crunchy salt, maybe coarse sea or kosher. Wife had the crab cake which came with a nice dollop of guacamole. Wine was served at the perfect temperature both the white and red. It is definitely a place we will continue to go back. I want to try other items on their menu and want to review again. I'm sure it will not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    TexasTerriers
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Cappy's food is outstanding, something that might surprise people who know how long this venerable spot has been around. The flavor combinations are both harmonious and original, and the meat is cooked beautifully no matter what kind. The plating is attractive as well. The waitstaff make you feel well taken care of. Dining out can be hard with food allergies, but Cappy's has instituted an "allergy button" so that special needs plates are prepared in a separate area. We had a nut allergy and a gluten-free diner at the table and both needs were well covered. There is also a nice selection of wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hill Country Patron
    Coleen
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Cappy's always provides delicious food and excellent service. The noise level, however, is almost always too loud to converse with the others at your table.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic