Luther's Cafe

 
88% love it
  78
San Antonio Institution on the gay strip
This place is all about the hamburgers and they've been serving them up since 1949, well before this was the heart of gay San Antonio. Now it's gay owned and operated and conveniently located - wanna grab some grease after the club, this is your spot.
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    • The Waiter Steven
      Our waiter Steven lied and told guest(random guy to us) at a table next to us that we only tipped him $2. The guest decided to confront my daughter as we were leaving hence an instant argument! We tipped Steven our waiter over $50 and yes we have our credit card Receipts to prove that our waited lied. The situation went from 0 to 100 and there was nothing to keep this other guest from shooting us ,assaulting us or causing harm to us all over waiter Steven lying and saying our table only gave him a $2 tip. So I guess the wait staff at Luther’s has decided our life is only worth $2 in the hands of somebody else... This could have been deadly for my family and I all of a flat out lie!

    • CharityC
      CharityC 1 year ago
      Hates it

      We were a party of 6 and most of us had our own individual tickets. The waiter Steven waited on us for the evening. He forgot most of our requests but we didn’t complain. The waiter was obviously drunk as we got further in the evening. Our entire party tipped well despite the bad service. Steven apparently told the other table he was not happy with our table and said we only tipped $2 for our whole table. This was not true because each of us tipped $10 and there was 6 in our party. However, the guy at the other table started getting an attitude and put his finger in my daughters face. This was very unprofessional and frankly this whole situation almost turned very ugly. This entire establishment is unorganized and unprofessional. The waiter is petty for talking to another table about us and lying nonetheless. It’s interesting that the guy at the other table didn’t say anything to anyone else but my daughter. He was targeting black people because this entire establishment doesn’t feel like black lives matter!!

    • mike.maly.50
      mike.maly.50 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      not again
      When traveling I always try spend the gay dollar at local establishments. This is my 3rd trip to Luther’s this year and it keeps getting worse. Beer, warm. Onion rings cold and tasted like cardboard and only 4 on the plate. Neither are difficult things to make!

    • mchilon1
      mchilon1 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Meet Spot For Coffee and Friends
      Went there for the cinnamon rolls! Did not know it was a gay spot and wish I had known! When is best time to go for coffee and meet some older guys for some friendship! Great place to eat and would love to meet friends!

    • mganderson60
      mganderson60 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Good Food, Nice People
      Always have had good food and good service from the staff at Luther's. They also have drink specials and daily food specials. They're moving soon, so check out the new place in May!! Just across the street.

    • BeyonceMykels
      BeyonceMykels Over a year ago
      Loves it

      To Catcher 133
      My name is Beyonce Mykels and I happend to be at Luther's that night, because I was the so-called 8 ft. drag queen that ruined your day. Thank You because that means I DID MY JOB, and now I have recieved a raise for ruining your evening. So be sure you come back and complain about the service one more time. I hope to see you soon. By the way, Luther's Cafe is the best

    • sanantonioguy22
      sanantonioguy22 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      hmm
      whens the best time to go here i've been dying to go over check out the place and grab a bite!

    • TheCatcher331
      TheCatcher331 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Mondays are a DRAG!!!
      Went to Luther's yesterday for burgers and margaritas. First off the waiter got our orders wrong. Which wasn't so bad. But the entire time we were eating, this 8 foot tall black drag queen, who's name wasn't memorable enough, wouldn't shut the fuck up!!! The entire time she kept talking about random shit like what schools people went to and who's worn their girlfriend's/boyfriend's pantyhose or underwear. For real... Bitches gotta go. Killed my buzz the whole night.

    • calvinwest2
      calvinwest2 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Bad Service
      The food is good the service is very, very bad. I am a local who likes the setting at Luther's but the waiters and the managers are not very good. I have experienced Luther's when they were understaffed and the manager did not come out of her office to help. I have been there on a Sunday when one waitress was playing so much she screwed the rest of the staff by confusuing them. Then there was the time when i my waiter ate off one of his freinds plates delivered my food then went back to finish eating off the certain tables food. I told the manager and to my avail nothing was done.

    • MammyGraham
      MammyGraham Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Basically a Hamburger Mary's
      This place is actually better than what the other reviews make it sound to be. It's not just a greasy dive for hamburgers. This is a solid place that serves quality food. The atmosphere is similar to a Hamburger Mary's. And it's conveniently located across the strip mall of gay bars. Worth checking out.

    • tommydallas
      tommydallas Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great Late Night (early morning) Burger
      When in SA, I like to make that late night visit here (usually 1:30 to 2:30 am) for the burger/fry order. Burgers have generous meat portions, and exactly what is needed for that middle of the night snack when you don't want national chain "fast food fix". Really a plus for the central, club area of SA.

    • B1ColoNTex
      B1ColoNTex Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Around the clock bundle of goodness!
      Located right across the street from “the strip” on Main Street and good all around the clock! Luther's Cafe has great food (burgers and sweet potato fries!) and nice staff. It is extremely gay friendly and offers a nice selection of food for not a bad price. (If you are at Sparky's Pub across the street, you can order Luther's food with no delivery charge or loss of food taste!)

    • okt0ber
      okt0ber Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Good Burgers
      Perfect place to grab a bite to eat after drinking across the street. The place isn't meant to be the next big thing, just a cool place to sober up after a fun night at the clubs. A little bit slow during late night, but good food makes it worth it most of the time.

    • Blade
      Blade Over a year ago
      Hates it

      same tired attitude as the Heat
      it was dumb to think that after being asked to leave the Heat for questioning the bartender about why he suddenly double our drink prices, we went across the street for a late night meal, that we were treated in the same rude and obnoxious way as we were in the Heat. The hostess was trying to be helpful but was told by the manager to not serve us and asked us to leave. After talking to people outside we discovered it was the same owners and managers as the Heat. Too bad they don't have a clue as too who I was. And that I am a restaurant reviewer for a large syndicated column that reviews gay businesses. Unless you are desparate or starving go to Denny's instead!

    • CalvinPisses
      CalvinPisses Over a year ago
      Loves it

      THE place to hang out or grab a bite
      If you are hungry before or after the gay bars along North Main Street, then head over to Luther's Cafe for a quick bite. Try the sweet potato fries (ask for ranch dressing, mmmm). I order the margarita, which is served in a martini glass and comes with the metal shaker (enough for several more margaritas!)

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