When was the last time you visited a true Texas Roadhouse right in the center of town? There’s a little gem on the side of the road (and on the way to the rodeo) that locals have known about for years and visitors to San Antonio are always glad to find—Josephine Street Café.
The neon in the window says “Steaks & Whisky” and that is what made this iconic roadhouse famous but this month Josephine Street has added premium wines to its big bar menu…premium wines at a bargain price!
A bacon wrapped 12 oz filet for $16.95 or a 12 oz New York Strip for $19.95 is a heck of deal, but when you can step it up with a bottle of a Jordan Cabernet for about $65, it’s the best ‘gourmet’ meal deal in town.
Instead of sitting in a fancy, luxurious restaurant, you’re in a funky, historic building with a lot of character that dates back to the early 1900’s complete with a 500 year old tree that makes its home in the middle of the dining room.
About a hundred years ago, the building that houses Josephine Street Café used to be Fincke’s Meat Market. A few photos of the building’s history line one of the walls inside.
Steaks aren’t the only choices on the menu. One of my favorite dishes is the Pollo Verde. It’s a grilled chicken breast topped with a homemade tomatillo sauce and whipped bean sauce—it’s delicious! You can order a Cakebread Chardonnay to go with that one!
The tenderloin salad is also good, and it might be familiar to some because the same dish is on the menu at the Gristmill in historic Gruene, Texas. It’s no coincidence the tasty salad lives in two venues – the owners of the Gristmill also own Josephine Street Café.
So the next time you buzzing down 281, don’t overlook the Josephine Street exit…especially if you’re hungry. A true Texas roadhouse that features great prices on premium wines is not to be missed!