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Old 03-10-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio (keep it lame) Texas
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Checker's on Naco, I was NOT impressed with them at all. The food was bland, the waitstaff was semi-friendly (except to the octegenarian regulars) and the final bill was high for what we got. We won't be going there again, which is unfortunate because we just moved to the area and were hoping to find a "regular" spot.

Think we found our "regular" spot at Wetmore Smokehouse... but that's not a diner at all so I digress.
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio (keep it lame) Texas
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Remember that place "Rooty's" off 410 by the Airport?
aah yes, the best root beer floats!! and pretty good burgers too. was sad when they left.
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:42 PM
 
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During the day, the Bharmacy is just like it used to be - an old-fashioned soda fountain. It's only after about six that the bar side opens up. And even then, it's the most well-behaved group of drinkers you will ever see.
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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Major,
Would the wife be interested in driving to Fredericksburg and checking out a nostalgic 1940s diner, instead?

HANGAR HOTEL


I have never eaten there, so I can't vouch for the food.
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Old 03-10-2009, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Smalltown, USA
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Major,
Would the wife be interested in driving to Fredericksburg and checking out a nostalgic 1940s diner, instead?

HANGAR HOTEL


I have never eaten there, so I can't vouch for the food.
dang it, I wish I would have known about this place last week . I was in Fredericksburg on Saturday and was killing time between games (softball tournament). I would have loved to have checked this place out. Instead I ended up at some crappy little bakery with day (or two day) old stuff.
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Old 03-10-2009, 05:00 PM
 
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aah yes, the best root beer floats!! and pretty good burgers too. was sad when they left.
Yeah I will always remember that classic car they had underneath their sign.
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Nick

Wow! If we hadn't had plans in town already, we'd be heading that way! Maybe over the weekend, as if the weather is as bad as they are predicting (c'mon rain!), it would be something to do.

But for later this week, it'll be either the Olmos Pharmacy or Laurel Heights Pharmacy as that is the area of town we are going to be in.

I wish I could rep you again Nick, but I gotta "spread the love around" before I can again. Still, I appreciate the info, and I hope someone will be kind enough to rep you for me!

Cheers! M2
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Old 03-14-2009, 08:13 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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We ate at Broadway 5050 Thursday after taking the kids to the Witte, and while it was good; I wasn't that impressed. I mean, the food was above average (the onion rings especially), but I had the pork plate and it was dry. Now, fair enough, SC78250 did say it wouldn't compare to Augies, and maybe I should've tried something more akin to diner food; but there are so few places that serve pork BBQ I had to give it a shot. My wife had quesadillas (or something like that, I wasn't paying that close of attention) and liked them a lot; and my son liked his BLT (and they made it right, no mayo or cheese, so props to them for that); and the service was decent, it was just not what I was looking for in a diner. As such, Broadway 5050 has been crossed off the list as having "eaten there."

The next stops in our diner quest will be the Olmos Pharmacy (Bharmacy) and Laurel Heights Pharmacy; and of course we have to road trip up to Fredericksburg to try the Hanger Hotel. I think that is going to probably be the closet we will find to what I am looking for...

Cheers! M2

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Old 03-14-2009, 08:39 AM
 
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I'd like to hear about your trip to the Olmos Pharmacy, Major. I've been dying to go there...haven't been there yet. Possible to take pics if you do go? Of course, keep me posted about the Hangar Hotel Diner...I've been to the airport, but never to the diner.
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:01 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Nick

I wanted to hit the Olmos Pharmacy today; but the rest of the family had things to do so tomorrow we are looking to head up to Fredericksburg to check out the Hanger Diner. I will post a 'trip report' when we get back...

Cheers! M2
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