fuddruckers off of broadway...it's the original built in 78 i think, momma's on broadway about a block outside the loop, there's an italian joint on broadway behind the shell right at the corner of broadway and loop 410 outside the loop. that's all i got off the top of my head. i moved to corpus a year ago so i forgot all my usual huants
Inside 410 loop covers a big area, but I think one of my favorite places to eat is a little hole-in-the-wall Mexican place called Gilberts. It's over by Lackland AFB. If you are coming from Lackland, headed towards SW Loop 410 on 90 West, take the 410 access road, but don't get on 410. Drive up the access road until you are just within view of Marbach Road. Before you get to Marbach, there is a small road called Latigo Street. Take the right onto Latigo and if you look diagonally to your left / straight, you will see the back of Gilberts. He painted the name on the back of the restaurant. Go around front to the little parking lot.
Favorite dishes there are the Javie Special or the Lady's Special (don't worry guys - ain't nothing "ladylike" about the Lady's Special - it's plenty to eat. They also have some pretty decent Macho Nacho's.
The owner (Gilbert) will be working the register when you leave. Whatever he offers you (gum or candy) - take it. It's just his way to say "thanks".
I take a quarterly class there every time we convene, and all of my students have really enjoyed it.
I believe there are two of them in SA, but not sure of exact location, but they make their own tortillas right in front of you...factory type set up...they even give you one while you wait for a table. Also, they have a Chicken Fried Steak w/white gravy that is soooo good!
Ditto on La Fogata. Also, El Jarro de Arturo on 281 at Bitters. Best "upscale" Mexican food in San Antonio for my money. Whatever you do, don't drink more than 2 of their Arturo's Margaritas--one if you're driving.