* I received compensation for this post, but all opinions are my own.
What’s that, two posts in one week? That’s right, I’m on a roll!
Today I’m here to tell you a little bit about Oaks Crossing, the restaurant at the new HEB on Wilderness Oak in San Antonio. If you’re in San Antonio you know that HEB is pretty much the end all and be all for grocery shopping! There were actually 3 HEB’s within 5 miles of my house, but then HEB went and announced a new concept store that would be built close by. My level of excitement about this new store probably wasn’t normal, but what’s a grocery shopping loving girl to do?! My husband and I actually went to the new store on a date night… that’s right, we paid a babysitter and went to the new grocery store on opening day!
So, you can imagine how excited I was when I got an email asking if I wanted to tour and eat at the new restaurant inside the HEB. You read correctly, there’s a restaurant inside the grocery store. And this isn’t a pick up take-out on your way out type of restaurant. This is a park your shopping cart and come in and relax for a nice meal type of restaurant.
This place is modern and really well laid out. You would never even know it was in a grocery store if you came in from the outside doors. There is a gorgeous water/fire feature on the patio, plus they have a kids play area outside (I don’t know why more restaurants don’t do this .. completely genius!). The inside has a sit down area, plus a bar area that looked like I had already become a neighborhood hangout.
I went in with my family on a Monday night, and we had a great experience. One of the best selling features with someone with as many kids as I have, is the fact that kids eat free on Mondays. Unlike other restaurants that give you a free meal for every adult meal purchased, Oaks Crossing gives you a free meal for ever $8 spent. This justified getting a couple of appetizers to try!
My husband and I tried a couple of burgers for our main courses, and my kids had spaghetti and pizza. Even if the kids meals weren’t free, they still would have been a steal!
It was actually really hard to choose what to eat. The menu is extensive and covers everything from brisket to street tacos. I’ll be going back for the Truffle and Parmesan Fries and the Fish and Chips Tacos.
We ended up eating outside because we got there during the dinner rush, and my only complaint was the flies, and that had more to do with the fact that it had rained the day before our visit. I can definitely see this as a great place to go for a ladies lunch before my weekly shopping trip! If you’re in San Antonio, you should definitely check out Oaks Crossing.
If you go in on the weekends they have live music, and apparently the weekend brunch is pretty amazing.
p.s. Because of a misunderstanding on my part, I ended up talking to the store manager before I went in to the restaurant. He gave me lots of great info, but the biggest hint he gave me was to download the PassWallet App. When you scan the QR code at he restaurant it gives you a barcode for a restaurant deal. When we went, we got 20% off any burger.
So, who wants to meet me for lunch at HEB next week?! Anyone?
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