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Cappy's Restaurant is an Alamo Heights and San Antonio tradition, over 40 years in the making.

June 18, 2016

 

 

Cappy's offers casual fine dining and warm hospitality in a relaxed setting, serving contemporary American cuisine, thoughtfully executed.  Best quality seafood, prime steaks and regional specials are the focus of the brunch, lunch and dinner menus.

 

Just a short drive from downtown San Antonio and the airport, Cappy's is open 7 days a week, serving lunch and dinner and Saturday and Sunday brunch.  Reservations are recommended.

 

Cappy's Restaurant

has been independently owned and family operated by the Cappy & Suzy Lawton and their son, Trevor Lawton who is acts and thier partner and business manager.

 

The restaurant is a historical landmark in the quaint Alamo Heights community, as well as San Antonio. Their building was built by Ernie Schrivener and a couple of helpers in the late 30's.  Ernie's father, a frugal English-born builder, had saved broken bricks from the many homes he had built in the young suburban neighborhood of Alamo Heights.  When Ernie returned home from college to work with his dad, his first project was to build this building from what would have been rubble to most.

 

In 1975 a young developer, George Geis, envisioned breathing new life into the declining Alamo Heights business district.  George approached Cappy about opening a restaurant in Ernie's building.  He patiently explained to him it was too old, too small and couldn't even be seen from Broadway.  In short he told him no - he was nuts.

Well, George persisted and Cappy's was opened in 1977.  It took George two years to convince City Hall and Cappy Lawton that revitalization was economical and necessary.

 

Since opening in 1977, they have featured the work of a different artist every 6-8 weeks and done their best to support local artisans and photographers.  They believe that supporting the arts is supporting the quality of life of their community.  All works of art are available for purchase; you can speak with one of their managers for further information.

 

Today Alamo Heights has many successful restaurants and businesses.  In hindsight, it all seems so obvious and simple.  In the years since, Cappy has designed and built many other restaurants, but this is his favorite.

As we all observe, older neighborhoods are not easy to keep viable and vibrant.  Because of folks like Ernie and George, Alamo Heights is a wonderful place to visit, live and do business.

 

 

The Lawton Family also owns Cappyccino's and La Fonda on Main.  Cappyccino's was opened in 1996 as a fun and casual compliment to its neighboring sister restaurant.  In 1997, the Lawtons decided to purchase a landmark San Antonio restaurant, La Fonda on Main.

 

 

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