The Granary

4.1
519 reviews
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Barbecue
Lunch guests at The Granary can expect a menu of traditional central Texas Barbecue featuring smoked brisket, pork, chicken, St Louis ribs & house-made sausage, bread, pickles & sides. The Granary has also garnered national attention with its house special, beef pastrami.

Dinner guests can expect a seasonal chef driven menu featuring composed plates influenced by smoke and live fire with flavors spanning the globe, table service from knowledgeable staff and communal style seating that make The Granary dining experience unique, elevated, but approachable. Visit website for current menu.

The Granary also brews exceptional Craft Beers in-house that pair beautifully with the menu. Rye Saison, IPA & Brown Ale are house-brewed beers to expect along with experimental beers like a Coffee IPA.Other Texas breweries are featured on the all Texas tap wall. A thoughtfully curated bottled beer and wine reserve list, showcasing breweries and wineries from all over the world,
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San Diego
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

The menu was not as extensive or as appetizing as shown in OpenTable. The grilled beets were good. The beef clod was terrible - dry in some parts, sweet in others, completely unbalanced. The “cornbread” was like eating a bland sponge cake. The chess pie dessert was also fairly one dimensional. Very uninspired, unbalanced food. I would not return.

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OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An enjoyable meal and experience, as we have come to expect. The ribs were amazing, as was the wilted salad.

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G
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Rustic and charming...limited menu choices and all-a-cart style

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MH
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Gourmet Grill is the best way I’d describe it. It’s not a BBQ place so don’t go thinking your going to get Brisket, Sausage, beans and rice with pickles and onions and a sweet tea. Small portions, but very premium and full of flavor. Kids 13 & 7 had quite an experience tasting the food and loved that the Maitake Mushroom tasted like a mouthwatering steak. Went at 6pm on a Saturday and it was nice before the crowd and the noise of people. Overall great experience, pricey compared to portion sizes but if you’re looking for an experience for a dinner on a date or special occasion I’d give it a try.

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DR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal. The wait staff was knowledgeable and friendly.

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GM
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

We arrived and were seated promptly, several minutes later a server arrived and took drink orders. Drinks arrived 20 minutes later then we waited another 25 minutes to place an order, no appetizer order! We waited 30 minutes for cold food and again no additional drinks. The server arrived back 10 minutes later we placed a drinks order, when it arrived only half of the drinks on the order. Pretty poor service for expensive cold BBQ!

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LC
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Brunch menu was very yummy. Have not ever been during lunch or dinner to sample the barbecue, but our Breakfast Benedict has chopped brisket. It was very good. The praline pancakes were delicious and the slab bacon is what dreams are made of. The house made Bloody Mary mix made for a great drink. We arrived at 11a on a gorgeous Saturday morning and were the only people there. By noon the place was packed. I would love to go back!

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RM
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food, knowledgeable waitress who made great recommendations.

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JN
Charlotte
44 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal after The Granary - indulged and ordered 32 oz ribeye (shared between the three of us) - great beef, perfectly cooked, two amazing butters which went well with the steak. Service was good although a bit slow for our taste. Overall a good experience.

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TO
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I would recommend to a friend but not for brunch. Eggs Benedict had no flavor. French toast was mostly just bread and jelly. Their bread is great but it didn't taste like French toast. I've always loved their lunch and dinner but will not return for brunch.

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MI
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The ambience is what makes this place. We went for brunch, so I don’t know how their regular food menu, but brunch was ok. I got the French toast which was really good, my husband got the omelette that came with a salad. The salad tasted like wet lettuce, so that wasn’t very good, the omelette was just a egg omelette, so not much flavor and a little undercooked. The side of beef sausage he got, that we had to pay for, was phenomenal. Honestly, he should have just ordered a side of eggs and a side of sausage and it would have been cheaper and better! Overall, it was a neat experience, just order with caution for brunch. The location is perfect for the farmers market! We had a good time!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good flavor but ribs had a lot left to be desired on tenderness. Half chicken had great flavor but a little pricey for chicken. Texas toast was amazing. We were sat close to the bar and all you could here were the bartenders and young group of guys screwing off being loud.

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L
San Antonio
143 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great day for sitting out on the wrap-around porch to have some of the best BBQ in the city. Quality was excellent and the service was spot-on. Not a problem for me but the portions a little on the small side for the price.

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OV
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was very friendly and the food was fantastic. The brisket was delicious, tender and like butter.

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b
Central Texas
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We sat on the outside patio, so the total noise was very low. Inside all the surfaces are wood, so I expect it's louder inside.
At dinner, the menu is chef meets BBQ. There is some typical BBQ, but, there are very different smoked items, such as Brisket Ramen - not your typical south Texas BBQ joint.
We were a party of four and shared everything but the Ramen. Beef Clod, Pork Shoulder and some pork ribs plus smoked brussel sprouts and grilled beets. I suspect you recognize one of those...
The patio is a great place to enjoy a leisurely evening eating and chatting with friends.
The Granary is on the edge of the Pearl complex and is the "quiet" place to go.

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LV
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was good overall. Loved the drinks

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was delicious!

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GE
San Antonio
43 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Granary has just gotten better and better, year after year. The new menu - and the new cocktails - are fresh and flavorful. I can’t get enough of the smoked miatake mushrooms. The smoked/chili-oil wings are the best in the city. The staff is SO attentive to everyone at the table and graciously accommodates vegetarians with suggestions and dish changes to make them comfortable. Always a top-notch experience here. Bravo!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Server was nice but forgot about us at the end. Ribs we

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Went to celebrate my wife's birthday with the family(8 of us). Server took an abnormally long time to take drink orders and get drinks out. When food arrived, evryine's dishes came out at separate times and some orders were incorrect. That took some time to correct despite the restaurant not being that busy. The server was made aware of this however did not inform a manager and none came to speak with us to offer apologies. Even the check was presented after asking for it twice. Horrible service.

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AH
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food is gross.I was ripped off 80 dollars wasted.

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k
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unique and creative menu; well executed and delicious.

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s
San Antonio
19 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Interesting way to eat Q. We shared brussel sprouts and wilted greens, ribs, briskit and burnt end bolognese. It was all delicious and we ended with a slice of buttermilk pie and bread pudding. We will recommend and go eat there again.

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to the Granary on Saturday afternoon after a morning at the zoo. They were serving brunch at the time. We enjoyed our meals, pulled pork sliders, steak and eggs rancheros, and a pastrami hash. I would have liked to had their normal menu and really chowed down on some barbecue. They also had a good selection of craft beers as well.

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MV
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, but I went to try their BBQ and ended staying for brunch. I wouldn’t recommend brunch. We saw quite a few people leave because of that

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ribs are out of this world goodness!! They can do without the Hanger steak on the menu.

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Barbecue in San Antonio!

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J
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food! Our business guests from Denmark were amazed by the entire experience.

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W
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

The food was overpriced and underwhelming. I would not suggest anyone go here.

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LO
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food selections were VERY tasty! The in house root beer was a big hit - not sweet, very root-y! Great! Portions for shareable apps are smaller, but lots of food overall!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food and fun location.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Fatty brisket was very dry, let the waitress know, and she mentioned it was because I asked for sauce on the side. I was there 2 weeks prior and it was moist and delicious, with sauce on the side also. All other food was delicious.

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TM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Sides are separate and most are vegetables which is not a bad thing, but some sort of potatoes should be offered as well. The meats are good but pricey. I think we will stick to only eating lunch there.

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TC
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Cool spot, attentive service, tasty beverages, good food albeit pricey (cool part of town, but $19 pasta???) and NOT KID FRIENDLY!!! Great adult get away from kids running around outside.

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CH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

My wife and I went to The Granary for Valentine's day. It is one of our favorite restaurants in San Antonio, and really anywhere. Normally, we have an exceptional experience. This was an alarming difference. It was a busy night of course, and we were in no rush, but it took us 4 hours to be served dinner. Despite having a reservation, we weren't even seated within half an hour of our reservation starting time. It took another 20 minutes for someone to take our drink order, and another 20 minutes for that drink order to arrive. Food was even slower, and even came out seemingly cold. It was very disappointing. I would like to commend our server, who handled it all with grace and charm, but the overall experience really left us wondering "what happened!?"

Hopefully this is a one-time experience.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Seating at communal tables was off putting. We saw a handful of couples leave because they didn’t want to sit at a bench next to total strangers.

Service from kitchen was exceedingly slow. It was a full two hours before we received our entrees.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff and atmosphere, however the portions were super small and they say it’s “made to share”.

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LV
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good except the prices were just a little bit too pricey for me

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y
San Antonio
19 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The ambiance was great. Very warm and inviting. The service was excellent. The only disappointment was that we were told that it was a family style restaurant, and the three of us should order two main courses and 2-3 sides. Everything that came out was VERY tiny. The ribs plate was just five small ribs. The burnt ends bolognese was a very small bowl. The beets plate was about 1/2 a beet, and the grilled cabbage was 1/2 of a tiny head of cabbage. The prices were such that we expected larger portions - the bill came to almost $100, and only two of the three of us had a drink. So I have mixed feelings about this place. If you have the right expectations on the small portions, you'll have a better experience than we did.

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San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

If you haven’t been in 2019 check the menu. Complete dinner menu revamp. No more BBQ board. Now only overpriced side free entrees. I’m ok with change but when someone came around asking how things were we were honest that we were a bit disappointed with the menu changes. Rather than a simple thanks for your feedback we were met with we are “taking things to the next level” which felt very dismissive. So good luck with the “next level” without our business. It was a good 6 years...

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