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30 of the Best Restaurants Near Lackland AFB (2020 Edition)
30 of the Best Restaurants Near Lackland AFB30 of the Best Restaurants Near Lackland AFB

30 of the Best Restaurants Near Lackland AFB (2020 Edition)

Introduction

When you join the Air Force, one way or another, you will probably find your way to Lackland Air Force Base. After all, Lackland AFB as it is the only entry processing station for the United States Air Force so all enlisted Airmen begin their careers here.

Whether you are there for testing, training, or as a permanent station, it’s always good to know where the best food is. There are plenty of good choices on base and in the surrounding area of San Antonio, Texas.

If you know what you are hungry for, click any of the links below to go straight to the information.
(1-10) Fast Food Restaurants on Lackland AFB
(11-14) American Restaurants Near Lackland AFB
(15-16) Breakfast Restaurants Near Lackland AFB
(17-19) Chinese Restaurants Near Lackland AFB
(20-24) Fast Food Restaurants Near Lackland AFB
(25-26) Mediterranean Restaurants Near Lackland AFB
(27-38) Mexican Restaurants Near Lackland AFB
(29-30) Puerto Rican Restaurants Near Lackland AFB

Suggested Read: Lackland Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center

Restaurants on Lackland AFB

Due to ongoing coronavirus concerns, it is best to call ahead to confirm temporary restaurant hours before you go.

On Lackland AFB, there is a wide variety of quick eats. And don’t forget to swing by the Exchange Shop on base for shopping and the food court.

Fast Food Restaurants on Lackland AFB

Fast Food Restaurants

Asian Cuisine

1. Manchu Wok

Address: 2180 Reese St, Building 1385, Lackland AFB, TX 78236
Phone Number: 1 (210) 674-6465

BBQ

2. Smokin Joes BBQ

Address: Truper St, Bldg 2433, Lackland Air Force Base, TX 78236
Phone Number: 1(210) 231-0849

Burgers and Sandwiches

3. Arby’s

Address: 2180 Reese Street, Lackland Heights, TX 78236
Phone Number: 1(210) 674-6465

4. Burger King

Address: Oscar Westover Rd, Building 1286, Lackland Heights, TX 78236
Phone Number: 1(210) 670-2766

5. Charleys Philly Steaks

Address: 2180 Reese St, Bldg 1385, San Antonio, TX 78236-104
Phone Number: 1(210) 674-6465

6. Subway

Address: 2180 Bong Ave Bldg #1385 AAFES Foodcourt, San Antonio, TX 78236
Phone Number: 1(210) 674-6465

Chicken

7. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Address: 2250 Kelly Dr, San Antonio, TX 78236-5125
Phone Number: 1(210) 674-1427

Coffee

8. Starbucks

Address: Lackland AFB Main Base Exchange, San Antonio, TX 78236
Phone Number: 1(210) 674-6465

Dessert

9. Baskin-Robbins

Address: 2180 Reese St San Antonio, TX 78236
Phone Number: 1(210) 674-6465

Pizza

10. Godfather’s Pizza

Address: 1980 Kenly Ave, Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX 78236
Phone Number: 1(210) 645-9836

Restaurants Near Lackland AFB

Restaurants Near Lackland AFB

The area around Lackland AFB hosts a wide variety of different restaurants. From Thai to Puerto Rican to Mediterranean, there’s something for just about any hankerin’. In this list, we’ve selected a wide variety for you to choose from while keeping you close to Lackland AFB.

American Cuisine

11. 54th Street Grill & Bar

Address: 7735 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78245-2191
Phone Number: 1(210) 681-5454

54th Street Grill & Bar serves up a wide variety for you to choose from. From burgers, to ribs, to Mexican fare, you are sure to find something to sate your hunger. And don’t forget to try their signature Gringo Dip.

12. Cracker Barrel

Address: 123 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78245-2167
Phone Number: 1(210) 521-8940

A favorite for over 45 years since their founding, Cracker Barrel is always a go-to. Whether it’s their potatoes, farm raised catfish, or all of their beef, pork, and poultry know that you are getting tasty, domestically grown dishes. And, of course, don’t forget the biscuits.

13. Frozen Dreams

Address: 6719 Westfield Blvd San Antonio, TX 78227
Phone Number: 1(210) 678-9136

Great for take out or sitting on the patio, Frozen Dreams serves up classic American burgers and refreshing shakes.

14. Tower of the Americas

Address: 739 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: 1(210) 223-3101

Farther out from Lackland AFB, in downtown San Antonio, you will find the historic Tower of the Americas. The rotating restaurant at the top gives you a 360-degree view of the surrounding area from 750ft up. The Tower of the Americas is an excellent spot for special occasions. Be sure to call ahead for reservations.

Breakfast Restaurants Near Lackland AFB

Breakfast

15. Denny’s

Address: 6859 Highway 90 West, San Antonio, TX 78227
Phone Number: 1(210) 673-3522

No matter the time, Denny’s will help you fill that pancake craving.

16. Marla Restaurant

Address: 510 Enrique M Barrera Pkwy Ste 101 San Antonio, TX 78237
Phone number: 1(210) 462-9504

A local favorite for breakfast and brunch. They have a wide variety of vegan options as well. Be sure to try the Nutella French Toast.

Chinese Restaurants Near Lackland AFB

Chinese Cuisine

17. Asia Kitchen

Address: 1739 SW Loop 410 Ste 201-204 San Antonio, TX 78227
Phone number: 1(210) 673-0662

Serving up Chinese and Thai dishes, Asia Kitchen offers everything from noodles and curry to seafood. Winner of the Reader’s Choice award in 2004, they have some of the best Asian fare around.

18. Ming Garden Cafe

Address: 7121 W US Highway 90 Suite 246, San Antonio, TX 78227-3564
Phone Number: 1(210) 673-2222

Great for a quick rice or soup bowl. Or choose one of their family style options, good for everyone.

19. Quik Wok

Address: 7210 SW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78242
Phone Number: 1(210) 623-1088

Teriyaki Chicken, Kung Pao Shrimp, and various noodle and fried rice bowls are perfect to help that craving for a Chinese meal.

Fast Food

20. Church’s Chicken

Address: 7307 North Loop 1604 W., San Antonio, TX 78249
Phone Number: 1(210) 695-2109

21. Jack in the Box

Address: 6811 W Military Dr, San Antonio, TX 78227
Phone Number: 1(210)-674-4647

22. Pizza Hut

Address: 302 Valley Hi Dr. Ste 102, San Antonio, TX 78227
Phone Number: 1(210) 675-6666

23. Sonic Drive-In

Address: 351 Valley Hi Dr, San Antonio, TX 78227
Phone Number: 1(210) 678-0166

24. Whataburger

Address: 8214 Marbach Rd San Antonio, TX 78227
Phone Number: 1(210) 673-4520

Mediterranean Restaurants Near Lackland AFB

Mediterranean Cuisine

25. Mina & Dimi’s Greek House Restaurant

Address: 7159 Hwy. 90 W., San Antonio, TX 78227
Phone Number: 1(210) 674-3464

Lovingly crafted Greek dishes, this place specializes in popular seafood fare. From tzatziki to baklava, you will be wrapped up in the atmosphere of Greece.

26. Tripoli’s Mediterranean Grill

Address: 322 Valley Hi Dr. Ste 106 San Antonio, TX 78227
Phone Number: 1(210) 645-4450

Sourcing their ingredients fresh from local vendors, Tripoli’s keeps it flavorful from their chicken tikka to their homemade hummus.

Mexican Cuisine

27. Apetito’s Mexican Restaurant

Address: 8019 Marbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78227-1615
Phone Number: 1(210) 675-8020

A Mexican restaurant that serves breakfast all day alongside daily lunch specials, fajitas, taco platters, and just about anything else you crave from south of the border.

28. Taqueria Arandas

Address: 7055 W Military Dr, San Antonio, TX 78227-2939
Phone Number: 1(210)673-6707

A great place for rice, beans, burrito platters, that’s well known locally for their great customer service. One of the restaurants closest to Lackland AFB.

Puerto Rican Restaurants Near Lackland AFB

Puerto Rican

29. AY Papi’s Puerto Rican Cuisine

Address: 8103 Marbach Rd San Antonio, TX 78227
Phone Number: 1(210) 907-2241

Another very close restaurant to Lackland AFB serving up traditional Puerto Rican dishes. Be sure to try their beef empanadas.

30. El Coqui Restaurant

Address: 5036 SW Military Dr. San Antonio, TX 78226
Phone Number: 1(210) 645-6465

Amazing Puerto Rican cuisine and a buffet serving at lunch time.

Conclusion

These restaurants in and around Lackland AFB are just a small sampling of the different eats you can enjoy in greater San Antonio. Undoubtedly, you will find your own particular favorites as you settle into the area.

 

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