Where to Eat During Lent Season in and Around San Antonio

It’s Friday and you’re looking for a meat-free restaurant option for your family. Many seafood or vegetarian restaurants may come to your mind, but there are a number of restaurants that offer special Lenten menus to accommodate customers such as yourself. From February 17 through the end of Lent on April 3, here are some restaurants for you to consider.

While we try to keep info current, please call or check with the restaurants to be certain they’re still offering these selections before heading out to eat.

Barbecue Restaurants

Alamo BBQ Company | 511 E. Grayson | (210) 994-8099

A family-friendly spot with outdoor seating available, Alamo BBQ Co offers crawfish meals during Lent. Crawfish is available Fridays and Saturdays 11 – 9 pm, until they run out. Call in advance to make sure you get your hands on their 3lb special.

Davila’s BBQ | 418 W. Kinsgbury St. | (830) 379-5566

Located in Seguin, this well-known barbecue place will offer an all you can eat catfish special every Friday during Lent. To accompany their catfish, guests can choose from coleslaw, french fries, and hush puppies to go as sides. This offer is $11.99 all day on Fridays during Lent.

Bar-B-Cuties | 5603 Presidio Parkway | (210) 201-1201

Starting at noon every Friday, come try their Fried Fish Sandwich Combo Lent Special. This combo includes Carolina sauce, coleslaw, one side, and a fountain drink for $9.20.

More Restaurants with Lent Specials

The Melting Pot | 14855 Blanco Rd | (210) 479-6358

Those abstaining during Lent will find an array of dining options at The Melting Pot. Join them Fridays for their Lenten Special and enjoy a four-course experience including award-winning cheese fondue, freshly made salad, and seafood entrées including Atlantic Salmon, Sesame-Crusted Ahi Tuna, and Pacific White Shrimp. End the evening with decadent chocolate fondue for $42 per person.

COVER 3 | 1806 N Loop 1604 W | (210) 479-9700

Located in Stone Oak, COVER 3 is offering Seafood Specials from Thursday to Sunday. Fresh selections are available and vary by location. Call in advance because when they are gone, they’re gone!

Restaurants That Always Have Non-Meat Items Available

Southerleigh | 136 E Grayson St. Suite 120 | (210) 455-5701

Try their Famous Fried Snapper Throats with crystal aioli and celery root remoulade or their Cracker Crusted Gulf Redfish.

Supper | 136 E. Grayson | (877) 524 0031

Located inside Hotel Emma, Supper offers plenty of vegetarian options as well as seafood dishes. For dinner their whole grilled Bronzino with olive niçoise salad, can be a great option for a Fish Friday meal.

Esquire Tavern | 155 East Commerce Street | (210) 222-2521

This downtown classic is prepared to accommodate guests with Lent options. Enjoy The Shrimp Toast with goat cheese and jalapeño jelly for $12.00 or their Fried Seafood Platter with your choice of cod, shrimp, or both for $17.00.

EVO Entertainment in Schertz | 18658 Interstate 35 N | (210) 764-6986

This place is a one-stop shop for food, drinks, and entertainment. During Lent, guests can enjoy a number of pescatarian menu items in their dining area or in the theaters. EVO’s Teriyaki Salmon ($14.00), Fried Shrimp Basket ($13.00), Blackened Shrimp Tacos ($13.00), and Grilled Shrimp ($13.50) make for great Lent-friendly items.

Check Out These Restaurants, Too!

Costa Pacífica | 434 N Loop 1604 W

Sushi Zushi | Multiple Locations

Tre Tratoria | 200 West Jones Avenue

Green Vegetarian Cuisine | Multiple Locations

Binge Kitchen | 449 McCarty Rd

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