It all began in 2000, the original Magnolia Pancake Haus opened it’s doors to the San Antonio public and the good word was spread across the city. In 2006, it became way too small to accommodate everyone that wanted to enjoy, so a bigger one across the way was born. There is now 2 locations in the San Antonio area. If this place sounds familiar to you, it may be because it was featured by Guy Fieri on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives in 2011. This only made the restaurant more popular than it already was. You can find some of the best pancakes ever at The Magnolia Pancake Haus. That’s not all though, their menu is filled with other traditional and unique breakfast items that will keep your tummy happy. Some of the best breakfast I’ve ever had in my life.
It had been a while since Kevin and I actually went out to sit down and enjoy breakfast. Magnolia was up between two other restaurants we couldn’t decide upon. So glad we chose it. We got there and after about a 30 minute wait, which didn’t take that long at all, we were sat. The decor in the house kind of reminds me of coming to grandma’s. Collectible decorative plates and roosters filled the restaurant. It just reminded me of an actual house. They were really busy but our waiter was attentive and sweet. We started off with some coffee. Yummy yummy coffee. They serve Douwe Egberts European coffee blend which is 100% Colombian. Some of the best coffee I’ve ever tasted.
For breakfast, Kevin ordered the Eggs Fitzgerald. This was a their take on an eggs benedict with Haus-cured corned beef shaved thin and piled high on a thick-cut Wolferman’s English muffin, topped with two poached eggs and a horseradish-infused Hollandaise. He added a short stack of the famous pancakes and an order of bacon. My my my, was that corned beef delicious. The pancakes! Oh the pancakes. If you know me, you know that I’m not even a pancake and waffle fan… but these were delicious!
I ordered a bacon waffle and egg whites along with a side of their whole hog sausage. I wasn’t a huge fan of the sausage, but my waffle and eggs were to die for. I am so excited to come back and have another! I couldn’t believe I actually finished the entire waffle!
Kevin and I do want to start coming here every Sunday. We would like to make it a family tradition. We want to be one of those couples that says we have been coming there for 30 years. lol. It is so delicious and I highly recommend it. Best breakfast I’ve ever had!
Update: 29 December 2016
We decided to go back and try some new things and it was SUCH a great idea. We brought my beautiful niece along for her first time here. She ordered the blueberry waffle, which she said was the best waffle she’s ever had. She completed it way before we can even eat half of our meals.
This time around, I ordered the southern bennie, which is Magnolias version of the classic eggs benedict. Unlike an original eggs benedict, this one has delicious smoked pulled pork on top of a buttery biscuit and finished off with poached eggs, hollandaise and some of the best barbecue sauce I’ve ever tasted. This may be a favorite so far.
Kevin ordered the Stonewall Ranch Breakfast, which was a yummy set of biscuits and sausage gravy, with 2 eggs and his breakfast meat choice of bacon. The biscuits were great and the gravy was to die for.