5 Points Local is Gluten-Free, Dog-Friendly & Delicious!

5 Points Local is just north of downtown San Antonio, a couple of blocks from the split of I-10 & I-35 on Flores Street. The location is good, but the menu options are even better. Furthermore, reviews are spot-on, and we were given the option to bring our dog along while dining on the patio. Perfect! We needed more dog friendly restaurants to try in San Antonio, Texas, which may turn out to be hidden gems.

5 points Local is dog friendly

Park Locally at This Dog Friendly Restaurant

Address: 1017 N Flores St, San Antonio, TX 78212

Phone: (210) 267-2652

Hours of operation: 9am – 2pm, Thursday through Sunday

The parking lot is just north of 5 Points Local, on the west side of the street. Of course, there are a few spaces next to the restaurant, but those fill up fast. We walked straight into the patio area and chose a table.

There are two ways into the building from the patio, as well as the front door. There are only a handful of areas to sit outside, but the patio looks extremely comfortable. Luckily, we appeared to be the first to dine outside on this morning.

The Menu Options are Allergy-Friendly

The weather was overcast and the clouds were beginning to spit. The patio is not entirely covered, but it does provide plenty of shade. We seemed to be in no immediate danger at our table so we grabbed menus.

We noticed they had many allergy-friendly options. In fact, the entire menu is filled with gluten-free goodness. Vegetarian and vegan options are provided as well.

The dog friendly patio outside 5 Points Local, a gluten free restaurant.
The patio at 5 Points Local in San Antonio, TX

There are various breakfast bowls on the menu which can be tempting. The vegan tacos were not very appealing to me because I’m not vegan. I imagine they may be a hit with those who don’t consume meat. 5 Points Local offers simple breakfast plates as well. But why go out for something you could easily make at home, right?

Fresh items from the bakery and energizing juices are also listed on the menu. We didn’t pull the trigger on those. I had a plain coffee, but noticed the coffee menu was similar to one you would find at a local coffee shop.

The 5 Points Local Special

Eventually, I chose an option that wasn’t even on the menu. It was a special made with steak, eggs, peppers, onions and potatoes. I had to go inside and read about it on the wall, but I’m glad I did.

Specials change frequently and are not always available so I felt the urge to choose rarity. The steak and egg special was delicious. Thinking about it is making me hungry all over again. I will have to return soon to try a baked bowl, biscuits and gravy, or the next special!

Abbey gazes intently at the bowls from 5 Points Local in San Antonio.
Bowls and coffee at 5 Points Local

5 Points Local is Delicious

Our girl, Abbey, didn’t order anything. Unfortunately dogs don’t get to order at restaurants. She did nearly trip up the waitress on the way out. Sorry about that. Abbey gets rather excited when you walk towards her with food.

I did share some steak and eggs with her because a spoiled dog is a happy dog. Moreover, growing muscular hounds need to eat, and protein is her favorite part. After breakfast we made our way to San Pedro Springs Park for flag football with satisfied stomachs. The breakfast was pricey, but we didn’t order anything basic besides the plain coffee.

We will definitely return to 5 Points Local. This place is dog friendly, allergy-friendly, and they have healthy options that taste amazing. The reviews are good and indicate people do not generally get sick from cross contamination issues. If you are looking for dog friendly places to eat in San Antonio, 5 Points Local is worth a visit. If you are gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan, they have a menu built for you.

I’m a certified personal trainer in San Antonio. After adopting Abbey, I created Places for Pups to help you get outside, exercise with your dog and have fun doing it. We have mastered hiking in Texas Hill Country. Though we emerge from the woods unharmed, we are not responsible for you or your pets. You are solely responsible for trying exercises, or places discussed on this site. Grab the best hiking gear and go dog friendly.  I wish you good fortune on the trails to come.

David Earley


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