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Grins Restaurant

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Mexican, American
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802 N L B J Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-4666
512-392-4746
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really Great Burgers, Nice Treehouse Feel

I have memories of eating excellent burgers at Grins in college over 30 years ago. Some things never change: the burgers are still great. There are a lot of other choices on the menu, and I hear they're all good, but I just can't pass up the burger. The latest one I tried was the 11xxx Hottest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
KimG21
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Tomball, Texas
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  • Families with children
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Houston, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I have been going to Grins since 1982 whenever I was in San Marcos. It increased when my daughter attended Texas State. I can't personally review any thing but their burgers, but they have been and always will be my favorite! The #4 with Cheddar is incredible as are the fries and onion rings (yum). Others that I have gone... More 

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Tomball, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I have memories of eating excellent burgers at Grins in college over 30 years ago. Some things never change: the burgers are still great. There are a lot of other choices on the menu, and I hear they're all good, but I just can't pass up the burger. The latest one I tried was the 11xxx Hottest Burger in Texas... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The food and service were both fine, but the drinks are good and cheap! The have great happy hour from 4 to close. The atmosphere is laid back and overall the restaurant is a neat place. I would recommend for a casual meal and drinks with friends.

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San Antonio, Texas
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106 reviews 106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Met a friend at Grins. We were seated promptly on the patio. We had a long time to talk, because our server didn't come over to us right away. She took our drink orders and disappeared. When she came back with our drinks, we ordered our food. I had a bacon cheeseburger and fries. It was good. We both enjoyed... More 

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Adkins, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My girlfriends and I had a delightful lunch here. Greeted and seated quickly. The waitress was friendly and quick to arrive and take our orders. We each ordered something different and all our food was very good. The chicken fried steak was huge and had a really tasty breading on it. This would be good dish to share with someone.... More 

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Marble Falls, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This was our first visit to Grin's. It was a little hard to get to because of construction but well worth figuring out how to get there. I had the Chicken Fried Steak which is now probably the best that I know of. My previous number 1 was in Dallas and has closed. The onion rings are also really good.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We were on a long wait to try and get a seat at the Root Cellar and if you have a large party like we did (10), it can be a VERY long wait! We decided to go somewhere else and ended up at Grins Restaurant. We were a little leery at first because the online pictures seemed like it... More 

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Plano, Texas, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Great southern fair like catfish and just about everything else chicken fried. All done very well at cute old location. It was sunny so we had a great outdoor table. Food was great and our waitress was great as well. Would definitely try them again.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This was a great place to eat lunch! The style of the restaurant is so appealing! There are windows and trees and great ambiance!

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San Marcos, Texas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Enjoyed dinner tonight. Their tortilla soup has been consistently delicious--love it! Also had pecan crusted catfish, really tasty!

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Additional Information about Grins Restaurant

Address: 802 N L B J Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-4666
Phone Number: 512-392-4746
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: Mexican, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 802 N L B J Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-4666
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: 512-392-4746

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?