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26 San Antonio Restaurants Where You Can Get Delicious Cheap Eats


Perry's Flinstonian pork chop is only $13.95 during lunch on Fridays. - FILE PHOTO
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  • Perry's Flinstonian pork chop is only $13.95 during lunch on Fridays.
Osaka Japanese Steak and Sushi
Multiple locations, osakasteaknsushi.com
If you’re looking to enjoy some authentic sushi but not drop all your money on it, Osaka has a great sushi roll deal. You can order two rolls for $15 or three rolls for $20. Their menu gives you the option of choosing from 18 different rolls in this special deal.
Pro Tip: Try the spider roll.

Pho Cong Ly
300 W. Bitters Road, (210) 499-5572
Pho Cong Ly has mastered the pho bowl and their most commonly ordered item is the P2 ($7.65), which combines the rich broth with eye round steak and a fresh batch of accouterments to put in your bowl, including a giant pile of bean sprouts, cilantro, basil, jalapenos and lemons.
Pro Tip: Try the Vietnamese spring rolls.

Florio’s Pizza
7701 Broadway, (210) 805-8646, floriospizza.com
They are known for their New York-style pizza and laid-back atmosphere but the sandwiches are just as savory. Their “Cold Italian” is a gourmet sandwich stuffed with everything you could want in an Italian sub. For only $7.95, you can enjoy some thin-sliced genoa salami, ham, pepperoni, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion between a perfectly toasted roll, along with some oil and vinegar dressing.
Pro Tip: Don’t skip the homemade desserts.

Wings are only $5 on Wednesday nights. - CASEY HOWELL
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  • Wings are only $5 on Wednesday nights.
Hot Joy
1014 S. Alamo St., (210) 368-9324, hotjoysa.com
What’s better than twice-fried chicken wings on “Wingsday?” Not a whole lot. Hot Joy features their killer wings on Wednesday for just $5 and you can choose from lemon pepper curry, Sichuan crunch and original crab fat caramel.
Pro Tip: Branch outside of the house wings if you’re looking for something new.

El Gallito De Jalisco
9226 Wurzbach Road, (210) 614-7114
Mini tacos are perfect for any day of the week and any meal of the day and El Gallito serves up their five mini tacos and a soda all for $6.50 every week. Not only is this a cheap deal, but they offer variety – you can also choose two different meats for your five mini taco plate.
Pro Tip: Don’t miss the burritos for $4.50

Capos Pizza
17676 Blanco Road, #400, (210) 362-1901
A hidden gem in San Antonio is serving up giant slices of pizza. This New York-style pizza is a can’t-miss and so is their lunch special. You can order two slices of pizza and a soda for only $4.50. One piece will be enough to fill you but getting the special won’t hurt.
Pro Tip: Pick up some cannoli while there.

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
15900 La Cantera Pkwy., (210) 558-6161, perryssteakhouse.com
Known for their Flinstonian pork chops and other high-roller menu items, Perry’s has a Friday lunch special you cannot pass up. Their infamous pork chop is only $13.95 during lunch and features potatoes and applesauce to boot.
Pro Tip: Get there early.

Burger Boy
2323 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 735-1955
Burger Boy is a classic spot in San Antonio. Their great burgers at even better prices is one of the many reasons you should try it — another reason is the orange freeze. Their Bates Special includes a famous burger boy with crinkle-cut fries and a regular drink for $4.95.
Pro Tip: Upgrade to a milkshake!

618 McCullough Ave., (210) 223-5587, guillermosdowntown.com
Guillermo’s is a bumpin’ hot spot for lunch and their Tony’s Special is to blame. One of their best-selling items on the menu, the special includes a gourmet sandwich, such as the Italian ham and pepperoni, meatball or the delicious turkey, bacon and avocado paired with a classic side salad or their signature bow-tie pasta salad. All this can be yours for $12. You cannot pass this up.
Pro Tip: Get there early to avoid the lunch rush.

Augie’s Barbed Wire Smoke House
3709 N. St. Marys St., (210) 735-0088, augiesbbq.com
Augie’s is definitely the place for authentic barbecue, but it’s also the place to indulge in a good burger. For $8.99 you can get a half-pound smoked patty cheeseburger and rough-cut fries. The restaurant offers more than just the classic burger — stop in for a chili cheeseburger, chili cheese Frito burger or the brisket burger, all under $12.
Pro Tip: Go even cheaper with the chopped barbecue sandwich for $5.99

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