The Best Burgers in San Antonio

The OpenTable Team

Though famous for its Mexican fare, San Antonio, Texas also serves up beef unrivaled in quality, and the good ol' hamburger reigns as one of the most popular local meals. From classic American style with all the fixins' to Tex-Mex variations that add regional, spicy ingredients, burger hunters will find lots of choices here. The competition raises plenty of debates on where to find the best burger in San Antonio. So where do the savviest burger lovers get their fix? Welcome to our Tastemakers List. We've pulled data from thousands of burger restaurants to find the top spots among Open Table's most expert, seasoned diners. From chef-inspired gourmet burgers overlooking the historic downtown Riverwalk to time tested neighborhood hole in the walls, we got the best burger in San Antonio down to a science. Bring your Texas-sized appetite and get ready for an unforgettable meal!

Restaurants:Meadow Neighborhood Eatery + Bar, Signature, Inspired by Chef Andrew Weissman, SILO Elevated Cuisine - Alamo Heights
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American
Neighborhoods:North San Antonio, La Cantera, Alamo Heights

Meadow Neighborhood Eatery + Bar

$$$$·American·
North San Antonio
342 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Run by husband and wife team PJ and Lindsey Edwards, Meadow Neighborhood Eatery partners with local Texas farmers and producers to bring fresh, local and sustainable ingredients toRead more
96% recommended
Best Value in San Antonio
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Signature, Inspired by Chef Andrew Weissman

$$$$·American·
La Cantera
1,142 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Located within the La Cantera Resort and Spa, Signature is devoted to bring the bounty of the Texas Hill Country to the thriving foodie scene in San Antonio. According to Chef AndrRead more
96% recommended
Best Ambiance in San Antonio
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SILO Elevated Cuisine - Alamo Heights

$$$$·American·
Alamo Heights
1,732 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
The Black Angus Burger at SILO Elevated Cuisine, topped with white cheddar cheese and served on a toasted challah bun with a side of Parmesan fries, is the highlight of many dinersRead more
90% recommended
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SILO Elevated Cuisine - 1604

$$$$·American·
North San Antonio
705 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Chandeliers and wood highlights make SILO Elevated Cuisine’s north San Antonio location a hot-spot for those want to try a contender for best burger in San Antonio in an elegant seRead more
97% recommended
American in San Antonio

Liberty Bar

$$$$·American·
Downtown
138 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
The sourdough dressed burger at this downtown San Antonio casual bar and eatery comes in three different varieties of meat for diners to choose from: venison, lamb or beef. ToppingRead more
92% recommended
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Las Canarias - Omni La Mansion

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,685 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Located inside the Omni Hotel in downtown San Antonio, Las Canarias does classic American fare fused with flavors from across Latin America. Their Old School Burger is a solid contRead more
91% recommended
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Stone Werks - The Rim

$$$$·American·
San Antonio
489 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
The Northwest San Antonio outpost of local chain Stone Werks is a mecca for locals in the know looking to get their hands on one of the best burgers in San Antonio served late intoRead more
86% recommended

Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,319 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
  • Notable Wine List
Texas meets old world Europe at this River-walk area restaurant famous for its chef inspired restaurant with its own wine cellar and lush garden like central patio. Diners here havRead more
89% recommended
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The Creek Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Boerne
901 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Situated in a landmark building in the historic center of the town of Bourne, the Creek Restaurant does classic fine dining cuisine crafted from local Texas ingredients. The house Read more
92% recommended
Outdoor Dining in San Antonio
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Buddy V's - La Cantera

$$$$·American·
La Cantera
359 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
While many flock to the San Antonio outpost of the famous Vegas Italian eatery for the pastas and signature cakes, Buddy V’s also serves up what many locals consider to be one of tRead more
82% recommended
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MASH'D

$$$$·American·
Stone Oak
764 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
With three locations across Texas and one in Florida, Mash’D is spearheading the lone star state’s home grown movement towards food with an attitude served alongside moonshine inspRead more
84% recommended
Great for Brunch in San Antonio

Camp Verde General Store and Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Camp Verde
969 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Worth the Drive
  • Scenic View
Hungry travelers have been making the stop at this Verde Creek eatery for over 150 years, making the Camp Verde General Story and Restaurant a true Texas culinary landmark. The delRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in San Antonio
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Rails...a Cafe at the Depot

$$$$·American·
Kerrville
412 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
A circa 1915 era historic train depot transformed into one of the most popular country eateries in the Texas Hill Country, Rails Cafe serves home style American fare both inside anRead more
94% recommended
Best Value in San Antonio

Hard Rock Cafe - San Antonio

$$$$·American·
Downtown
317 reviews
  • Fun
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
Located on the picturesque San Antonio River-walk, the Hard Rock Cafe sports three levels of outside patio dining that are great for people watching. Its also an excellent place toRead more
Late Night Find in San Antonio

Dick's Last Resort - San Antonio

$$$$·American·
Downtown
288 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-night Find
  • Fun
A staple of the River-walk since 1987, Dick’s Last Resort enjoys a unique reputation for their purposefully irreverent waitstaff and hearty helpings of red blooded American cuisineRead more
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Tycoon Flats

$$$$·Burgers·
Downtown
A Tex-Mex themed dive restaurant located in a restored 1920’s historic gas station, Tycoon Flats has created a strong buzz around what many claim to be a top contender for the bestRead more
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Burgerteca

$$$$·Mexican·
Downtown
As the child of a well known San Antonio chef, Johnny Hernandez grew up in a kitchen full of the Tex-Mex ingredients that make the city’s famous cuisine desired around the world. HRead more
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Esquire Tavern

$$$$·American·
Downtown
640 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Late-night Find
The oldest bar on the San Antonio River-walk, the Esquire Tavern is a step back in time located right in the heart of the city’s most bustling central area. The bar serves a full fRead more
91% recommended
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Longhorn Steakhouse - San Antonio - Alamo Heights

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Alamo Heights
The Alamo Heights outpost of this San Antonio area local chain, which started as a taco stand back in the 1950’s, is a must-try for those who want a true Tex-Mex hamburger experienRead more
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The Cove

$$$$·American·
Downtown
2 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great Beer
Beer garden, live music venue and sustainable, organic food outpost, the Cove is a critically acclaimed gathering spot in the Five Points area of San Antonio. Their burgers begin fRead more
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