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Grins Restaurant

802 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-4666
+1 512-392-4746
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“onion rings” (15 reviews)
“burgers” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar
802 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-4666
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my daughter's favorite place in San Marcos and she brought me here on my last visit. She thought her Chicken Fried Steak was over cooked and not up to their usually quality and the manager agreed with her and didn't charge us for...More

Thank UtahJerry
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this great review. We are so happy to hear that we are your daughters favorite place. I'm sorry your Chicken Fried Steak was over cooked but I am glad to hear that the manager took care of it for you....More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

My wife and I went for a place where we knew the food was always good. And, yet again, it was perfect. We had a new waitress, getting ready to start college. She was really really good.

Thank 263kenj
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Burgers were very good with the onion rings, but the chicken fried steak was just average. The breading did not stick to meat and it was rather thick coating. The green beans tasted like they came out of the can. The wait staff was friendly.

Thank torino7788564
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

My son and I stopped for lunch, after touring the University campus. We had the Burgers and give them 2 thumbs up. The Wholly Guacamole was wonderful! We were greeted with a friendly staff and plan to return.

Thank Rosemary C
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited on a Wednesday afternoon and this place was hopping! Lots of tables and the staff was buzzing around waiting as fast as they could! They were actually doing a good job considering how many people were in there. Indoor and...More

Thank TexasPalm21
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We found this place via website review and boy are we glad we stopped in! Cute interior, we were seated out the back with a window view. Excellent service, great good, fantastic portions and a lovely price. Within close proximity of San Marcos river for...More

Thank 4_Aussies_in_Texas
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We had the #2 cheeseburger with onion rings and a pitcher of sangria. Tastes as good today as the first time I had it at college. You can always count on it being being the consistently good. And those sangria pitchers are the best! Treat...More

Thank lindachuray12
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Great food. Had chicken fried steak and the jalapeño popper burger. Nothing left of Chicken Fried and burger was so spicy and delicious. I will admit, towards the end I couldn't take the heat and had to scrape it off the top of my burger....More

Thank lisamarieclarktx
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Having been a regular here many years ago, we ate a table where we'd at many times in years gone by. The quality service and great ambience had not changed. The tortilla soup, dinner salad, and baked potato were just as delicious as I remembered...More

Thank Chuck M
Reviewed 15 June 2017

My wife and I are now coming back to Grins with our new TX State student. Food and memories are still great and will be part of all the future parent weekends. Amazing how they keep everything so good.

Thank jodyturnbow
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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
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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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