If you are traveling through central Texas or live in the greater San Antonio area, the Antler is a must stop. Once located on US-281 north of San Antonio, this established fixture on the Bulverde/Spring-Branch landscape has been serving deep fried lunches and dinners for decades. Years ago, the Antler Cafe served up great country breakfast as well.
My favorite starter is the fried mushroom plate which is large enough to hold two or more diners until the entrée comes out. Served with white country gravy, this is a wonderful way to start a meal. I always load in the black pepper to my gravy. If you notice a few mushrooms missing, that's because I couldn't wait for the photo snap.
Other great appetizers are the stuffed jalapenos and the wings. The jalapenos are stuffed with cheese and are mildly hot. Two to four of these shouldn't bother the average eater. Six maybe, but not until the next day.
Six huge shrimp perfectly fried along with the tater tots. And look at that butter … what a great way to serve fried shrimp. And did I say, the mac-n-cheese has jalapenos in them.
My choice for dessert is the cobbler which comes in apple, peach, cherry, or mixed berry. Shown above is my favorite, mixed berry. There's just enough dough in the cobbler to hold the fruit together.