Curious about what to expect at Chicken and Pickle San Antonio?
My family is really into pickleball, so this was a natural first choice for activities when we made a trip out to San Antonio to visit my sister.
In this Chicken and Pickle San Antonio review, I’ll share all the details of what to expect for food, drinks, and reserving a court.
This post is all about Chicken and Pickle in San Antonio.
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What is Chicken and Pickle?
This popular restaurant’s clever name combines two unlikely favorites – fried chicken and pickleball. Enough said, I’m already a fan!
What sets chicken and pickle apart from other sports bars is their emphasis on pickleball, a fast-growing paddle sport that’s a mix of tennis, ping pong, and badminton.
Chicken and Pickle San Antonio has 11 pickleball courts (6 indoor, 1 covered and 4 outdoor), shuffleboard, boccie ball, multiple bar and food trucks. They also have outdoor lawn games like ping pong and Jenga as well as fire pits and plenty of TV screens.
Whether you’re looking to grab a bite to eat, watch a sports game, or challenge your friends to a round of pickleball, Chicken and Pickle really has something for everyone. It’s great for all ages and all skill levels. We saw families, big groups, some couples and a big range of adults and kids. I love how laid back it was and the environment made it easy for everyone to find something to do!
Where is Chicken & Pickle San Antonio Located?
Chicken and Pickle is located in Northern San Antonio off of I-10, near Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
What are the Food Options at Chicken and Pickle San Antonio?
The day we visited, there was a food truck parked outside in the main area, and the restaurant is always available as well. We opted to order from the main restaurant and sit inside because it started to rain shortly after we arrived. But I appreciate that there were options!
The restaurant menu is focused on Southern comfort food with a twist, like Nashville hot chicken sandwiches, loaded tots, and mac and cheese.
They offer a brunch menu on the weekends from 10am – 2pm.
Happy Hour is available Monday through Friday from 3-6pm.
The restaurant is technically quick-service, meaning that you stand in line and order at a counter. Then you get a number and your food is brought out to you. Or you can order from the QR code at your table.
However, I noticed that the staff were regularly circulating the area clearing dishes and offering drinks or anything we needed. They were great! Definitely a casual atmosphere, but with great service and quality food.
What to Order
Of course, the fried chicken at Chicken and Pickle is the real star of the menu. The restaurant’s signature fried chicken dish is expertly prepared with a crispy coating and served with your choice of dipping sauce.
If you’re feeling bold, try the Nashville Hot Chicken sandwich. It was juicy and crispy and a generous portion.
We also tried the Elote Mac and Cheese with with asiago cheese, charred corn, arugula, arbol chili crunch. It was really creamy and delicious!
For something lighter, the restaurant has salads, such as the chicken Caesar or the Mediterranean Quinoa Salad. And if you’re looking for a snack to share with friends, I recommend the loaded tots or the fried pickles.
What are the Drink Options at Chicken and Pickle San Antonio?
Just when I thought this place couldn’t get better, we spotted the Tiki Bar that is located outside in the main outdoor area! Southern food + pickle ball + tiki drinks?! My kinda place.
We ordered a Pain Killer, Long Beach Zombie, Pina Colada and Purple Haze. They were all really fun and well-made drinks!
There is another full bar located inside the restaurant as well with a large selection of beers.
One of the best things about chicken and pickle is that you can reserve a pickleball court in advance. With pickleball growing in popularity, it’s common that you may have to wait for courts if you find a public place to play. So it’s great to have the option to reserve a slot and know that you have a set time to play!
The San Antonio location features six indoor courts that are available for hourly rentals. Everyone is welcome, making it a perfect destination for both seasoned players and beginners.
How Much Does Pickleball Cost at Chicken and Pickle?
The current cost to reserve a pickleball court varies based on the day and time.
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm: $20 per hour
Mon-Fri 5pm -close: $40 per hour
All day Weekends: $40 per hour
You can cancel with a full refund up to 24 hours prior to the reservation time.
Note: please check the website for current pricing and rules in case this has changed since writing this post.
What’s Included in the Pickleball Reservation?
When you reserve a pickleball court at Chicken and pickle, you get access to all the equipment you need to play, including paddles and balls.
And if you’re new to the game, don’t worry – the staff is happy to provide a brief tutorial and get you started on the court.
What if it Rains?
The great part is that you can visit year-round because they have indoor and outdoor courts. You can specify your preference when making the reservation.
Other Things to Do
If you’re not a fan of pickleball, there are plenty of other things to do at Chicken and Pickle! You can also reserve bocce ball, shuffleboard or a fowling lane. Just visit the online booking page to reserve these games.
You can also play the lawn games like corn hole, giant Battleship, or giant Jenga.
Brunch and BINGO
Chicken and Pickle is currently offering Brunch and BINGO every Sunday from 11am – 1pm. The BINGO is free and the brunch menu looks amazing!
Check out Chicken and Pickle’s What’s Happening page for other events like pickleball competitions and holiday events.
Other Chicken & Pickle Locations
Currently there are 7 open locations, with 4 more coming soon!
Chicken and Pickle is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a fun and unique food and sports experience in San Antonio. Whether you’re a die-hard sports fan, a pickleball enthusiast, or just someone who loves great food, you’re sure to find something to love at this one-of-a-kind restaurant.
So go reserve a pickleball court, and bring on the friendly competition.
Happy travels, friends!
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Plate & Compass is a food and travel blog written by Hannah Falkosky. After quitting her job and spending 8 weeks in Europe on just a few thousand dollars, she found her love for budget travel and sharing tips to help others explore the world.
She also spent 15 years working with award-winning chefs and developed a love for artful food and cocktails. Hannah is now based out of Los Angeles, and when she’s not traveling she makes it her mission to explore the best restaurants and cocktail bars while living life to the fullest.