KSAT Flavor Favs: Papa's Burgers & More

West Side restaurant quickly becoming a San Antonio favorite

SAN ANTONIO – Who doesn’t like a good burger from time to time?

One place on the west side is quickly becoming a San Antonio favorite when it comes to hamburgers.

More and more people are making Papa’s Burgers and More the place to go.

“If you want fast you know where to go, if you want good this is where you come,” said owner Robert Walker.

The hole in the wall restaurant was opened a little over two years ago.

Walker had no idea what the place would become.

“We wanted it to be where people were comfortable coming here and it wasn’t so upscale they couldn’t enjoy the experience.”

When the place first opened up, there was only an outside area with a few tables.

In the past two years the place has grown with more outside seating and now an inside seating area that is also called the movie room.

All the tables and chairs are made out of old car parts or other recycled products.

Not only will you notice the unique furniture but you will see the old school memorabilia sprinkled throughout the restaurant.

“Everything in here somehow, someway bridges the gap in generations.”

Not let’s get to the food. The menu boasts different burger options from the classic bacon cheeseburger to “The Godfather Burger.”

Inside the kitchen John the Grill Master can be seen flipping burgers or creating other ways to enhance flavors.

When it came to trying the food, myself and photojournalist Tim Stewart were very impressed at how a simple burger could taste so amazing.

Walker tells us that keeping things simple reminds him of his childhood and they wanted to excel at simple.

If there is anything you can take away from the experience at “Papa’s Burgers and More” is the excellent service.

From the minute you walk up, you are treated as family and Walker wants all his customers to unplug when they are there.

He wants everyone to put the phones down and enjoy a nice family meal together and talk.

“The minute they walk into the door, they aren’t opening the door to a restaurant. They are opening the door to another home.”

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About the Authors:

Erica Hernandez is an Emmy award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience in the broadcast news business. Erica has covered a wide array of stories all over Central and South Texas. She's currently the court reporter.

Tim has been a photojournalist and video editor at KSAT since 1998. He came to San Antonio from Lubbock, where he worked in TV and earned his bachelor's degree in Electronic Media and Communication from Texas Tech University. Tim has won a handful of awards and has earned a master's in Strategic Communication and Innovation from Tech as well.