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Grins Restaurant

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802 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-4666
+1 512-392-4746
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My family and I stopped here on the way home. It was a Sunday and they had great drink and plate specials. I enjoyed the catfish, my husband the Chicken fried steak. Both were great. I loved the atmosphere and decor. Just a fun place to come for food!!

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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Was in town visiting friends and swung by for a quick bite and a few drinks. The food was awesome and the happy hour specials are unbeatable!

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Thank Ian M
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Went there with our group of 4 after walking around the Texas State campus. We ordered the three option appetizer - queso, guacamole and salsa. All were good (not the best I have ever had, but good). I would order it again. We all ordered a burger and they were juicy and very tasty. The French fries were good, but... More 

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Reston
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156 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Wait staff was very nice to big group with lots of rowdy kids but cooks weren't very good. Dried out burgers and uninspired salad.

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Thank tresdar
Houston, Texas
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My husband took us to visit his college town in San Marcos and we stopped in with the family. Service was good and the food was very tasty. Nice, laid-back atmosphere. Perfect college town restaurant. Advice: try the gigantic onion rings! You won't regret it!

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Thank jco14
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Food and service were great and prices are cheap. For the three of us and a dessert it was still less than $30. Just make sure you're not put at a table next to the door leading outside. The waitress passed by every 5-10 minutes and we learned to hold on to our napkins after the first few times they... More 

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Thank Jennifer T
Austin, Texas
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I met my college friend for lunch to kickoff the new year. Absolutely the best broccoli cheese soup I have ever tasted! Whenever I go to a restaurant for the first time, I always like to try menu items they put their own name on, or advertise as homemade! And the broccoli cheese soup was fantastic... thick but not gooey,... More 

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Thank changrcc
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Took the kids after a zip line trip in Wimberley on a Sunday afternoon. Started off with the onion rings since that seemed to be the thing to do. They were ok. Not a bunch of flavor. My son and wife had their "world famous" hamburgers. Both said they lacked flavor and were far from the best burgers they have... More 

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Thank Eric F
Arlington, Texas
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503 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Fair service, good food. I had the chicken strips with honey. My family enjoyed a variety of the vegetables offered. All were good. I found the portion sizes to be large. Glad I went.

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Thank happytraveler4209
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Visited my daughter in college there. She wanted to eat there. Not bad and cheap. The chicken fried steak was the recommendation of the waitress. It was a good portion for $9. I do recommend it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?