The restaurant industry has a high turnover rate. Places come and go. Fast. Every so often, though, gems come along that stand the test of time, riding out recessions, ownership changes, shifting tastes and — most recently — a pandemic.
Whether it's a 104-year-old downtown deli or a 38-year-old Chinese eatery on stilts, the Alamo City is home to a collection of restaurants that have served residents for generations. If you enjoy a side of culinary history with your entree, these local spots have all stuck around for more than 35 years, and each has its own unique story to tell.