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Review of Babe's Old Fashioned Hamburgers in San Antonio, TX

Great Child-Friendly Place to Grab a Burger and Watch a Game

About.com Rating 4 Star Rating


There are lots of great places to grab a beer and watch a sporting event. But if the bar-like atmosphere of most bar and grills or the waitress uniforms at a place like Hooters are not appropriate for your child, then Babe's is the place to go.


  • Great child's games and menus
  • Delicious,juicy burgers
  • Lots of televisions for watching sports


  • Crowded shopping center means occasional parking problems
  • Have to stand in line for soda refills


Address: 4535 Fredericksburg Rd
Phone: (210) 432-0917
Recommended Dishes: Hamburgers, onion rings, nachos, pizzas

The Review

Babe's Old Fashioned Hamburgers have been around for more than 20 years, and it shows -- they run the place like a well-oiled machine for the most part. Even if you walk in to see a line at the counter, it usually passes very quickly.

The menu is fairly extensive for a place that is best-known for it's burgers. The nachos are really quite delicious and a great way for a group to snack while sinking a few brews on gameday. The burgers are all juicy and delicious. The french fries are hand-cut and have the skins still on, which I like but some people don't. The onion rings are hand-battered and thin. They remind me of the one's at Jim's, but not greasy and a little crustier.

The pizzas are also good and seem to be the favorite of the kids that were dining with their parents the day I went in. In fact, despite the fact that Babe's turns into something of a sports bar on gamedays, there were still lots of kids enjoying themselves. When it isn't gameday, (such as for Spurs or Cowboys games) the TVs are still on, though many times a jukebox with a wide selection of music is also available. There is also a covered patio if you wish to get away from the monitors or music.

There are very few quibbles in terms of Babe's Old Fashioned burgers, and they are fairly minor. Perhaps the only really annoying thing is that you have to stand in line and wait for a staff member to refill your drink. Allowing us to refill our own drink would be quicker and more efficient. Parking can also be a bit of a pain but only during peak hours.

Overall, this is one of the best burger joints in town.

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