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Root Cellar Cafe

215 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5621
+1 512-392-5158
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“beer bread” (9 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
215 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5621
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this restaurant from the moment we stepped through the door. The tables are all different, and are each surrounded by unique chairs. Eclectic is the word for the decorative style. We went for supper and the food was incredible. Their homemade beer bread...More

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Decent food, good service, nice atmosphere, and excellent red sangria. Recommended for a casual dinner where atmosphere and drinks takes priority.

Thank sven59
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Somewhat disappointed in the taste of the food. Twice before we have eaten here and it was really good. I don't like that they only served from a very limited menu.

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 13 January 2018

We were a group of eight and waited 45 minutes during lunch but it was well worth it. Our waiter was prompt and efficient. I ordered the spinach fettuccine Alfredo with grilled chicken and a salad with honey mustard dressing which was excellent. My husband...More

Thank gnassauer
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Fun little quirky place! We had a great breakfast, ample portions and very fresh food! We have heard it is hard to get in here for dinner so call ahead for a reservation as the place is fairly small! Don't miss the local art on...More

Thank Lacey C
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Ambiance was fantastic and our server Jenny was very attentive to our table. Two glass of house Cabernet with tomato arugula, bruschetta appetizer excellent. We decided for our main course daughter got the strip steak very nice flavor and seasoned nicely with red potatoes and...More

Thank tootsie12
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We visited here for breakfast to celebrate a birthday.Nice atmosphere and lovely food, good choice and options for the vegetarians in our party. We enjoyed the art work displayed on the walls.

Thank 55JulesM
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the antique furniture and atmosphere of this place. We all enjoyed our food, although I think I got the best with the pasta dish. Would recommend trying at least once.

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The Root Cellar is a nice restaurant situated just off the square in downtown San Marcos. Menu is nice, with lots of options, including vegetarian. There is also a good beer selection. Prices are reasonable, also.

Thank David D
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I went to this local restaurant on the Square last night, and it was a good choice. The craft brews were different and tasty to boot. Our server was fun, nice, and he knew the food and beer selections quite well. the menu items were...More

Thank TexEire
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26 October 2017|
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Response from octoberhart | Reviewed this property |
Not really. There are two wide stairs at the front door and the host says there are two strong guys to help with entry. Their phone number is: (512) 392-5158
Marti K
19 December 2016|
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Response from octoberhart | Reviewed this property |
(512) 392-5158 is their phone number. You might call for more details about the restaurant.
Suzanne V
11 November 2016|
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Response from Chad S | Reviewed this property |
They have nice selection
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5621
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 512-392-5158
  • E-mail
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