400 E Josephine St, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7821529.444739 -98.478139
Mon. - Thu. 11am - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 11pm;Sun. CLOSED
Neighborhoods: Tobin Hill, Central San Antonio
A must when in SA.... – While living in SA, I would take family and friends to Josephines often!!! This is a unique restaurant with great prices, good drinks, and fantastic food! Now, this is NOT a 5 star restaurant so don't expect that, however, it is a restaurant with pretty good service, good food and a place you will NEVER forget!!! Try it and you will see what I mean.....
Old Building Does Not = Eclectic or Good – My job takes me to SA 4-5 days a month, and on this trip, I decided to eat at restaurants I had never tried. I read that Josephine Street was "Eclectic" and "the Best Steak". Whoever wrote this must have started with massive amounts of whiskey. It was late afternoon and I had missed lunch, so I was hungry. I started with the queso. It tasted like the stuff that comes in a can - the "very mild" type. The chips were hot, but greasy. I ordered the ribeye. It had no seasoning - none. It came sitting in a pool of grease - not drippings, grease. The mash potatoes were good, until I got to the bottom where they had been sitting in grease. Dessert is my favorite food group, but I didn't have the courage to try anything else. I didn't have a drink, so I can't comment on the bar. The place does have a nice atmosphere, and if the bar is good, it might be OK for group happy hour, but definitely, go somewhere else for dinner
the most ecclectic steak you'll ever eat.... – I ate here for the first time when I was 15...I'm running up on 30...and I still say that Josephine St is the best place to eat. There's something about eating at a steakhouse that feels like home. It makes you want to sing Willie Nelson songs and dance on the table....You'll have that much fun....Not a lot of room though, but the staff have personalities beyond your expectations....I reccoment it to everyone....LOVE the taters...
When you keep things simple, there's not a whole lot that can go wrong. – The Scene
Steaks and whiskey. This is the uncomplicated promise of Josephine Street, which is conveniently spelled out in neon across the main windows. Josephine Street, in a renovated market building just off U.S. 281, is the archetypal neighborhood bar and grill. The main dining room houses a huge indoor tree trunk, and in keeping with its next-door neighbor, the Liberty Bar, the booths tilt at improbable angles. Outside, a few more picnic-type tables bask in the glorious view of the McAllister Freeway overpass.
The fare is as straightforward as the signs suggest. Steaks--sirloin, ribeye, filet and, of course, chicken-fried--are the specialties, and they're served up on heavy china platters. The servers are careful to point out the fat/meat ratios of the different cuts. The large ribeye was cooked a juicy medium rare and came topped with a single thick-cut onion ring, picture perfect in a cornmeal crust. Jim Beam was this meal's suggested dinner partner. Chicken and fish options exist for those who prefer their meat off the hoof.
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