Best San Antonio Outdoor Patio Dining with Kids
Now that the glorious spring weather has arrived, one of the questions we get asked often is, “Where do we go for perfect patio dining with kids in San Antonio?” Check out this amazing, comprehensive list of the best patios for dining with kids in San Antonio (at restaurants with food parents will love too):
Two Step on Bandera and Braun
9840 West Loop 1604 N, San Antonio, TX 78254 (at the corner of Braun Rd and Loop 1604 in the parking lot of the Braun Pointe Shopping Center)
Nice patio and grassy area for kids to run and play!
106 Pershing, San Antonio, TX 78209
Pigpen is good for kids but not toddlers as the playground set is a little too big. Or maybe that’s just my son who’s fearless and wants to climb on anything possible. We love The Pigpen. They are associated with, I believe, Smoke Shack, which is next door. They have brisket, shrimp tacos, brisket nachos, and fantastic queso with a wider array of food inside.
Cerroni’s Purple Garlic
1017 Austin Highway, San Antonio, Texas 78209
Kids eat free all day Wednesday and Saturday with the purchase of one adult entree.
13259 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216
Blanco BBQ had a fenced-in playground with picnic tables and a deck to eat while the kids play. Love the brisket!
El Chapparal in Helotes
15103 Bandera Rd, Helotes, TX 78023
Stephanie Hall and Erika Zavala: “The location in Helotes has a rainbow playground set and lots of room to play.”
El Machito on Basse
7300 Jones Maltsberger Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209
It’s a little pricey but we always just do appetizers and sneak the kid’s food, ha ha! Their bacon-wrapped hotdog from the kid’s menu…amazing. And it’s made in-house. And their playground and kids’ area is awesome. The service there is absolutely amazing. I’m not sure if they still offer if but on Saturday afternoons they were doing family days. Free face painting and other little activities.
Four locations in San Antonio, but we’re not sure if they all offer playgrounds
Michelle Adams is happy that she’s found a place where the food is quick but organic and her 18-month-old loves their music playlist.
Alamo Street Eats Bar
609 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Everyone can choose what they want at different food trucks. With a toddler it can be tricky – my little girl kept wanting to run towards the busy street so it might be better for older kids!
Two Bros. BBQ
12656 West Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216
With a shaded patio, a huge kids’ playground, a sandbox, and live music on the weekends, not to mention some of the best BBQ around, Two Bros. BBQ has a perfect patio for families.
520 E Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78215
The kids’ menu features fish and chips, cheeseburgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, and hot dogs. And, while kids will love the playground, parents will favor the fresh-shucked oysters, lobster rolls, kewpie deviled eggs, and the Tijuana dog.
HEB’s 3 Double-O Nine Restaurant
17460 IH 35 N #500, Schertz, TX 78154
Can’t get enough of the patio at HEB’s Schertz restaurant, 3 Double‑0 Nine. It’s a great place, especially on weekends. It’s a restaurant/bar/patio with kids’ play area. On the menu: amazing street tacos, pizzas, sandwiches, salads and awesome BBQ! The burgers include several variations on the classic, with or without cheese, made with prime beef as well as turkey, garden, ahi tuna and brisket burgers. They also offer cocktails, wine, beer and they have live music on weekends. There is also indoor/outdoor seating with TVs to watch the Spurs. Afterward, walk down the sidewalk to Baskin Robbins for dessert!
HEB’s Oaks Crossing Restaurant and Bar
23635 Wilderness Oak, San Antonio, TX 78260
Kids eat free on Mondays and Thursdays and there are TON of kids there so it’s easy for little ones to make friends).
25900 US-281, San Antonio, TX 78258
Huge patio for the parents and a playground and ball court for the kids (and game room inside if it rains).
303 Pearl Pkwy #300, San Antonio, TX 78215
Kids can run around the area no matter which place you visit! All of the restaurants with patios at The Pearl:
La Gloria at The Dominion
21819 IH 10 W, San Antonio, TX 78257
Play area here is really nice.
13838 Jones Maltsberger Rd, San Antonio, TX 78247
Very toddler and kid-friendly. Great food too!
9660 Westover Hills Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78251
A great playground for kids, on the patio-heaters in winter, fans, and mist in the summer, beautiful big trees covering the deck, and live music at night for the parents!
More great San Antonio patios also made our list
Big Bob’s Burgers
4553 North Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78249
Big’z Burger Joint
2303 N. Loop 1604 W. San Antonio, Texas 78258
606 W Cypress, SA, TX 78212
The Friendly Spot
943 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205
8142 Broadway, San Antonio, TX. 78209
La Hacienda de Los Barrios
18747 Redland Rd., San Antonio, TX 78259
Willie’s Grill & Ice House
Four locations in San Antonio
Augie’s Barbed Wire Smokehouse
3709 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212
The Longhorn Cafe
Four locations in San Antonio
14250 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78232
2926 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212
1005 W Bitters Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216
The Guenther House
205 E Guenther St, San Antonio, TX 78204
Sea Island Shrimp House (most locations, but not all, have patios and playgrounds – call ahead to be sure)
Six locations in San Antonio
Aldacos in Stone Oak
20079 Stone Oak Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78258
22211 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd, San Antonio, TX 78257
1439 E Sonterra Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78258
Center Court Pizza
20711 Wilderness Oak #113, San Antonio, TX 78258
The Point Park and Eats
24188 Boerne Stage Rd, San Antonio, TX 78255
13489 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216
10003 NW Military Hwy #2107, San Antonio, TX 78231
Pam’s Patio Kitchen
11826 Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230
Los Patios for Breakfast and Brunch
2015 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78217
430 E. Commerce St., San Antonio, TX 78205
Scenic Loop Cafe
25615 Boerne Stage Rd, San Antonio, TX 78255
Specht’s Country Store
112 W Specht Rd, San Antonio, TX 78260
Outdoor patios for dining with kids in Boerne
Random Beer Garden
11 Upper Cibolo Creek Rd, Boerne, TX 78006
Love that Random offers a big open space. There’s also this big awesome bouncy thing. Food trucks. Beer garden. Live music. Pretty awesome.
Dog and Pony Grill
1481 S Main St, Boerne, TX 78006
A Taste of Boerne
1022 River Rd, Boerne, TX 78006
They have amazing food trucks, sand volleyball, two playgrounds, and outdoor seating. And, the indoor seating has a bar and a bunch of TVs.
Outdoor Patios for dining with kids in Adkins
Nutty’s Backyard Burgers, Beer, and More
12145 Loop 107, Ste 3 Adkins, TX 78101