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Grins Restaurant

€€ - €€€American,
802 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-4666
+1 512-392-4746
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Bar
€€ - €€€
802 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-4666
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

My son had been telling me of this place for years as he works in San Marcos. One day I decided to join him for late lunch. It was fantastic. Starting with ships and salsa, to the burgers, chicken fried steak, fries and of course,...More

Thank daddymo2
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We liked it when we were in college, and now about 20 years later, we bring our kids there when we're in town. If you're a fan of gravy-covered fried things, then you're in luck, because they may have the best gravy around. What goes...More

Thank Jay M
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Our daughter is a freshman at Texas State, and when we go up to visit her we find we can’t stay away from this place! The wait staff is attentive. The drinks and food are priced so reasonably. The food is consistently amazing. Start with...More

Thank laura c
Paul S, Owner at Grins Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Laura, thank you for this amazing review. This really made our day. I'm so happy you visit us when you visit you daughter and that your experience has always been a positive one. We look forward to seeing you again and have a great day!

Reviewed 7 March 2018

Been eating here since it has opened and still eating here. Food is freshly prepared and always tasty. Prices are reasonable too.

Thank Tom P
Paul S, Owner at Grins Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Tom, thank you so much for the positive review! And, thank you for being a long time customer. We really appreicate your business and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 March 2018

I worked their in the 80's and have been going to Grins for many years as have locals and Alumni from TXST/ San Marcos and well Johnny, its not what I remembered of the good ol taste of yester year anymore, at least the other...More

Paul S, Owner at Grins Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

I'm sorry you feel this way. We take a lot of pride in the quality of our food and the standard of service we strive to give all of our customers. We have not changed our recipes since 1975 and try to serve great quality...More

Reviewed 27 February 2018

Had lunch at Grins Restaurant over the weekend. Overall the food was decent but not extraordinary. I had the burger which is what they are known for and I thought it was just okay. Quite frankly, Whataburger is just as good as their burger. Others...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Friends recommended Grin’s and TA reviews brought us in. Wife and I had really good food. We shared our selections and will return when in the San Marcos area. Our upcoming professional association will be eating here in April! More fun with good friends and...More

Thank jrdtsta
Paul S, Owner at Grins Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thank you for the 5-star review. We really appreicate it and are so pleased you enjoyed our food. We look forward to seeing you again in April.

Reviewed 22 January 2018

Went for lunch on a Saturday. Place was practically empty. I think that we would have enjoyed it more had we been there at night and the atmosphere would have been different. We had chicken fried steak and it was pretty good. Nothing special.Total for...More

Thank kimandtim
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Very friend staff and great table service. Large portions and very affordable. The food is pretty good overall. Nothing was bad, the onion rings are huge and they had good afternoon specials. I had a steak and my husband had chicken fried steak and both...More

Thank gustav2011
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Several special burger types. I especially like the Southwest Burger. It comes with poblano peppers and other southwestern flavors. Very juicy.

Thank Charles J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 802 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-4666
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 512-392-4746
  • E-mail
Whether you’re craving a World Famous Hamburger with Texas-size homemade onion rings, delicious catfish, steaks, or sizzlin’ fajitas our menu offers something for everyone. We have large salads and vegetarian plates as well. Come in and try our famous strawberry frozen margaritas, buckets of ice cold beer, and pitchers of Sangria wine coolers. For over 38 years Grins Restaurant has been making people smile. Our friendly waitstaff will make you feel right at home. The rambling rooms provide the perfect atmosphere for any size party. Our spacious tree shaded deck is the perfect place to catch up on some studying or enjoy an evening with friends and family. Grins is truly a one of a kind restaurant with great food in a relaxing environment. Its great for lunch or for a night out with the family.
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