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The Guenther House
The Guenther House

The Guenther House

9.315 reviews
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American, Family Style, Breakfast & Brunch
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205 E Guenther St, San Antonio, TX 78204
(210) 227-1061
http://www.guentherhouse.com/
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One of the Resaurant's most unique features is the light fixtures cast of solid copper. Chinese dragons with lily pads and lotus blossoms form the sconces and reflect motifs Erhard encountered on his ... Read more
trip through China. The bowls of these fixtures are alabaster. "Ballroom-style" seating has been chosen for the Restaurant. This style was relevent at the turn-of-the-century in hotels and restaurants. The paneled walls in the Dining Room are of the original redwood. The lower vestibule and the Parlor entrance are paneled in quarter-sawn oak. The plaster panels above the wainscot were originally embellished with hand-painted grape clusters, leaves and vines framing each panel. The top of the wainscot served as a plate rail. The exterior Dining Room windows are a very fine German glass, while the wall sconces and matching chandelier are a Flemish-syle and are antique brass. The ceramic tile floor is another lovely feature of this room. The origin of these tiles is unknown, and therefore, irreplaceable.

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Yankton, South Dakota, USA

This place was super cool! The building was very fun to explore and the food was extremely good! Highly recommend

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Eastsound, Washington, USA

If you love breakfast as much as I do, you'll appreciate the Guenther House Restaurant where breakfast is served all day (they serve lunch, too). Set in the former residence of the founders of the Pioneer Flour Mills, the restaurant features Texan style breakfasts from biscuits with sausage gravy to breakfast tacos. Plus, their Belgian waffles, though not particularly Texan, are fluffy and crisp. Of course, the Pioneer Mills flour stars in many dishes, and they sell it (including the waffle mix) along with other culinary products in their gift shop. Tip: Arrive early. The restaurant doesn't take reservations. If it's warm outside, the misted dining patio is quite pleasant. Plenty of vegetarian breakfast options, fewer for lunch. Do explore the beautiful grounds of the historic mill.

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Wellington, New Zealand

This is a delicious place to eat some real American food - waffles, pancakes, biscuits and gravy…all the good things. There’s often a short wait but it’s worth hanging around because the potions are huge and the food is delicious. It’s in a wonderful historical home so there’s lots to look at too.

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Very quaint, part of tan old flour mill complex in the historic King William area. This home-museum located on the River-Walk is lovely to see and you can eat there too. Nice place for breakfast with homemade biscuits made from "locally" milled flour. $$

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Guenther House is a historical restaurant where now it is a pancake house and a museum. It is so famous that the wait can be up to 20 minute. It has lovely grounds to walk along, coffee while you wait, and a museum and a gift shop for you to browse through.

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