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Schilo's Delicatessen

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424 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2629
+1 210-223-6692
07:30 - 20:30
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256 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food here wasn't as good as I was hoping - the famous soup was only luke warm and the schnitzel was pretty greasy. But the service was good and it's a fun place to come.

Thank jwjg
Melbourne, Australia
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198 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My hubby and I had lunch at Schilo's after reading all the reviews and I must admit it is worth the visit. The root beer has to be the best I have ever had, and I will go so far as to say that even if you are not a root beer fan, this one will change your mind! I... More 

Thank Brigitte R
Wilmington, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food here was great, highlight of our trip to San Antonio. I got the rueben and it was amazing. They also have homemade root beer that you can't pass up.

Thank Todd K
Elizabeth L, Public Relations Manager at Schilo's Delicatessen, responded to this review

Thank you! Those are the two items we are most known for! More 

Staunton, Virginia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

full of flavor- and I'm talking about the employees! Texas Diner food. Great Potato Cakes and Soups. Loved the atmosphere, hope to go back and try the desserts. Big portions. Loved our waitress, Karen. Great value. Lots of locals. l

Thank Purplepix9
Elizabeth L, Public Relations Manager at Schilo's Delicatessen, responded to this review

Thanks! We will pass this along to Karen! More 

Chadron, Nebraska
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147 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Family owned since 1917, this is the type of place I look for. In a historic building with a great atmosphere, even a bar. We got here before 8am, within 15 minutes it was packed full. Simple menu, just right. Enjoyed a delicious breakfast that was priced well. A true delicatessen.

Thank aafchadron
Frankfort, Kentucky
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150 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived and waited 30 minutes before getting water or drinks. Another 30 minutes for food and a long time for check as well. Very understaffed and inefficient. My family's food was average and edible. The famous split pea soup was well, disgusting. I ate one bite. Not a fan and don't recommend.

1 Thank AndreaWM
Elizabeth L, Public Relations Manager at Schilo's Delicatessen, responded to this review

Andrea, so sorry you were disappointed. This sounds like a very unusual experience so perhaps try us another time! More 

Evansville, Indiana
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe I built it up too much, but Schilos Delicatessen was a real disappointment. It was not location or ambiance or wait staff that was the problem...it was the food. If you have ever had authentic German Food, you will be disappointed. The sausages were fine but the sides were far from traditional. They did not have the flavor that... More 

1 Thank Douglas D
Boerne, Texas
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Schilo's is a fun place to take the family if you are visiting the river walk. They are famous for their homemade root beer that you can buy by the pitcher. We sampled many different items on their menu including their split pea soup, hot dogs, reuben sandwich, sausages and potato pancakes. Our favorite by far was the potato pancakes.... More 

1 Thank saratate79
San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Site is historic building with original tile floors, pressed ceiling, wooden furniture & decor, horned animal heads on walls, long tenured wait staff. Food is reasonably priced hardy German style with great split pea soup, Reuben sandwiches, meat loaf, etc. Popular so there can be lines.

Thank Texan224
Georgetown, TX
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246 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Certainly not a fancy place, been here since the late 30's or so, but very good, simple, German food, a real find in Mexican/BBQ/Beef centered San Antonio! The creamiest root beer we've ever had. About the best Split Pea Soup I've had, other then what my Dad made! We had the potato pancakes, three large cakes, with what I think... More 

Thank Tom O
Elizabeth L, Public Relations Manager at Schilo's Delicatessen, responded to this review

Thank you! I've passed this along to management and Elijah! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, German, European, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2629
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-223-6692

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?