Whiskey Cake - San Antonio

4.6
2896 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Whiskey Cake is an award winning farm-to-table restaurant, offering signature New American comfort food with a farm-to-fork mission. The approachable menu locally sources as much as possible and will feature innovative appetizers, slow-cooked meats and freshly caught fish, along with the infamous whiskey cake for dessert.

The large central bar pays homage to great whiskeys with an expansive list of variations. A menu of cocktails features creative concoctions of local spirits with fresh ingredients, evocative of beverages served at a pre-prohibition bar experience.

The contemporary design of reclaimed architectural elements creates an environment that is comfortable and inviting, an ideal spot for dinner after a long workday or a lazy brunch on the weekends.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipSalH
San Antonio
173 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience5

I usually really enjoy the food here been a little rough lately. I do understand the staffing shortages and supply chain. I have visited the restaurant 3 times with in the last month. First visit was a 2 star review due to our server and not that the service was slow because of the staffing issues all restaurant are facing but how are server was. The second visit way much better even with the side coming after I finished my meal. This last visit was going downhill fast since we were seated and no one seem to acknowledge us unit the hostess was counting the seating, I gazed strongly at her and it seem to catch her attention cause our severe came an apologize. I do believe Mathew was sincere with his apology that I gave the rating I did. He offered a free dessert we declined, but I like to point out that his apology was greatly appreciated!!!

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voneherr
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had the short rib which was soft, really well cooked and delicious. All of their vegetables and fruits are farm to table. We had a hummus with carrots, broccoli, etc. everything was fresh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was outstanding girls at the table next to us a bit loud.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the brunch menu! Food was excellent! Made reservations afternoon before and was able to get time slot we wanted to go! The noise level IS high.. but you get that at a lot of busy Resturant’s!

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MaggieQ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service. Great cocktails and food. Reservations recommended on the weekend.

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RubenF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was bustling even though our reservation was late. Received our table within 15 minutes. Cocktails were stout, food was excellent, the whiskey cake is a must have.

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JamieG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the atmosphere is always a plus! Whiskey cake will always be my go to.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience4

We had never eaten there before and the food was a good value for the money but I am not sure it will be on our list as a special place to go to. It was good just not over the top. Maybe COVID has made us more prickly since we never go out.

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KarlaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!! I will definitely go back. Service and the food were great!!

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CoryN
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service like always.

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vipSalH
San Antonio
174 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was better then before I didn’t speak to Jenni , I do understand understaffing shortages -super patient

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KaiB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a little too noisy for my liking but everything else was amazing.

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AshleyV
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whiskey Cake always has great food, drinks and atmosphere! This time was no different, and we really enjoyed our experience, and ending such a great dinner with delicious Whiskey Cake. Thank you to all the staff for giving such great service during these crazy times!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

whisky prices a little on the high side.

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on January 18, 2022

Hello! Thank you for the five-star review and for taking time out of your busy day to let us know. We hope to see you soon!  Amy Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was good, but this was the second time the service was slow. The server was working hard, so I’m not sure if this was caused by too many tables or hold ups in the kitchen and bar. Still a nice place to eat though.

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded 7 days ago

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy day to leave us a review! We value your feedback and want to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Let us know the next time you come in, we would love to say hello and ensure that everything moves more efficiently for you. Amy Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food5service3ambience3

Reservation was scheduled ah 8:45 and restaurant did not have a table ready until 9pm

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AnnSM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing 🤩 our waitress Mackenzie was awesome!

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MarisaG
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal as always. Service was great and thanks so much!

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on January 18, 2022

Hello Marisa, Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy day to leave us a review! We value your feedback. We cannot wait to have you back in, let us know the next time you come in, we would love to say hello. Amy Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food & attentive wait staff. Noise level so high we could not carry on a conversation.

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded 6 days ago

Hello! Thank you for dining with us and taking time out of your busy day to leave us a review! We are sorry to hear about the noise level, please feel free to address it with one of the management team next time you come in. Please let us know what we can do to earn that last star. Hope to see y 'all soon! Amy Restaurant Manager

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ErikaG
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to eat and chill will go again with friends and family.

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on January 18, 2022

Hi Erika! Thank you so much for your kind words. We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you soon! Amy Restaurant Manager

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vipJaneaG
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!! Wonderful menu and service. Definitely recommend!!

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on January 18, 2022

Hello Janea, Thank you for your wonderful 5-star review. We are so please to hear you enjoyed your stay. Let us know the next time you come in, we love saying hello to return guests. Hope to see you soon! Amy Restaurant Manager

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LoriA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Like some, I visited Whiskey Cake because of the hype around Mary Lou Davis. I had checked for availability several random times and finally found time on a night out.

I realize the focus and excitement have long passed and maybe Mary Lou isn't even associated with the restaurant any longer.

As for the menu, it's okay. Fish of the day was red snapper, bland and uninspiring, sitting atop a big bed or orzo, bland and uninspiring.

My companion had the "yard bird". Smallish portion for a grown man, though he said the flavor was good.

I did enjoy the fried green tomatoes, which had the perfect crispy crust.

Also enjoyed the smoked old fashioned and the presentation of preparing the cocktail at the table.

All in all, been there, done that and won't be going back unless it's to pop into the bar while I'm in the area anyway.

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Lori, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy that Chef Mary Lou inspired you to visit us! She is and always will be a part of our Whiskey Cake family. I am sorry to hear about your experience with our food. We do try our best to uphold the best quality dishes and we appreciate your feedback. Next time you stop by ask for me and I will make sure you enjoy everything! Thanks again for the review, and we hope to see you soon! Amber Rodriguez Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg! Sooo amazing, our waiter Mark was exceptional! Place was rocking, but I could still hear my friend in front of me. It was a lovely way to spend Sunday brunch. Cheers!

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LaurenM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whiskey cake was really great! Plenty of room for walk ins or reservations! Our waitress was great and very helpful about the menu and any adjustments that were made. The coffee was way over priced at $6, but other than it was a great experience! Loved the food and the atmosphere!

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on January 11, 2022

Hi Lauren! Thank you so much for joining us. We also truly appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to leave us a review! We are big fans of keeping our products local. Estate coffee roasts our coffee fresh for us every week, you should try their shop downtown sometime! We can't wait to have you back, let me know when you come in, I would love to say hi! Amy Shift Lead

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DonnaR
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waitstaff appeared overworked. Very slow in getting drinks. Out of several drinks and menu items.

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on January 11, 2022

Hello Donna, Thank you for coming out and taking the time to leave us a review, we value your feedback. Unfortunately due to the pandemic we have had many shortages from food items to staff. We working our hardest to give our guests the best experience possible regardless. If you have any issues in the future the management team would love to help you out. Hope to see you soon! Amy Shift Lead

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TylerH
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was cold, eggs were definitely overcooked. Hard yolk when supposed to be poached. Waitress was great, attentive and friendly. Will return as this has not been my typical experience, however this trip the food was definitely disappointing to say the least.

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on January 11, 2022

Hello Tyler, We are so sorry to hear your food was not up to par. We cannot wait to have you back, and appreciate that you will give us another shot. Please let me know the next time you come in, I would love to say hi and ensure your next experience is worth 5 stars. Amy Shift Lead

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Maggie
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! Good great and excellent service

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on January 11, 2022

Hello Maggie, We appreciate your 5-star review, and we can't wait to have you back! Thank you so much for your kind words. Please let me know next time you're in, I would love to meet you and say hello. We always enjoy visiting with our return guests. See you soon! Thank you so much, Amy Shift Lead

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Shawn
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great liquor selection and really good whiskey cake

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on January 11, 2022

Hello Shawn, We appreciate your 5-star review, and we can't wait to have you back! Thank you so much for your kind words, we love our liquor selection too! Please let me know next time you're in, I would love to meet you and say hello. We always enjoy visiting with our return guests. See you soon! Thank you so much, Amy Shift Lead

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ElizabethD
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Splitting a single check into 6 individual checks was not even an issue for our waitress. A great experience!

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on January 7, 2022

Wow, that's a great review! Thanks for taking the time!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for midweek dinner. Not too crowded, however always recommend a reservation.

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on January 7, 2022

Wow, that's a great review! Thanks for taking the time! We do get busy!

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vipMBFJR
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Probably the BEST dining experience that we’ve had in San Antonio over the last decade!! Our server (Mikey) was absolutely phenomenal!! We went early (11:30) before they got crowded. Apps (Mussels & goat cheese dip) were delicious. My son and I had the chicken & waffles…. VERY good!! My wife had a salad..: she wasn’t overly impressed but it was still pretty tasty! Now… the Whiskey Cake!! OMG!! You just have to try it!!

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on January 11, 2022

Hello, We appreciate your 5-star review, and we can't wait to have you back! Mikey is great and thank you so much for your kind words. We love the chicken and waffles too! Please let me know next time you're in, I would love to meet you and say hello. We always enjoy visiting with our return guests. See you soon! Thank you so much, Amy Shift Lead

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious! Waitress was lovely but service is always slooooow. It doesn’t matter what waiter it is, they always take forever, not just with food but bringing back anything you ask for or coming back to check on the table. However, for the most part the food is on point which brings us back

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on January 11, 2022

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We will be sure to talk to our team about serving you more efficiently in the future. We can't wait to have you back, let me know when you come in next, I would love to say hi! Amy Shift lead

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Aimhigh
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always consistently good and the service is usually great. Exceeds expectations for a chain restaurant! Excellent quality and unique ambiance.

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on January 7, 2022

Wow, that's a great review! Thanks for taking the time! What's your favorite cocktail?

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Paloma
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Be prepared to wait awhile for table. Advise calling way ahead. Food and drinks were worth the wait. Service was good too.

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on January 7, 2022

Glad it was great once you got sat!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Food wasn’t hot, server charged us for an item we didn’t receive and then we tell her and she still didn’t remove it. Manager comes over and tells us our food is held up and that they’ll bring out most of our food but that didn’t happen. It was a cluster…for the price of our bill we should get better than this. I understand staffing shortages and all the excuses we’ll get but it’s just simple customer service. It wasn’t good here today.

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on January 7, 2022

Oh man, this looks like a missed opportunity. There have been some struggles but we're not in the excuses business. Please get ahold of a manager next time you're around we'd love to take care of an Appetizer and dessert to assure you have a good time.-Tim

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StephanieK
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Sadly I was very disappointed :( I typically love this restaurant but they were not on their game. We asked about vegetarian options and our waitress had no recommendations, then we ordered the deviled eggs as an appetizer and they came out with sausage on top, to which she said “people like to be surprised.” Entrees took a long time, drinks didn’t get refilled, and our waitress was very unfriendly.

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ReginaT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good overall, the restaurant is great, the service as well, the food was amazing and of course, the whiskey cake was THE BEST, you must order it if you go.

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DemeriG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish!! Service and food were both great.

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on January 7, 2022

Wow, that's a great review! Thanks for taking the time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and cocktails as always

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on January 7, 2022

Wow, that's a great review! Thanks for taking the time!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Jordan was very attentive and accommodating! Best server yet.

FAQs

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Whiskey Cake - San Antonio also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 236-8095.

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio is rated 4.6 stars by 2896 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.