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All 219 San Marcos Restaurants

Grins Restaurant

802 N L B J Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-4666
512-392-4746
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Ranked #20 of 219 Restaurants in San Marcos
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

First the food was great. They have a huge variety of hamburgers, fajitas, chicken fried steak, salads, etc... just about anything. Read their website for details. We stopped there on game day (Texas State Univ Football game) so it was very busy. The entrance was filled with people but the place is very big so the wait was only 15... More

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Victoria, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Took the family for late lunch, great food, huge portions and the service was some if the best I have ever had!!!!! 5⭐️'s. If ur in San Marcos and ur hungry it's the spot

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Rockwall, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is the first review that I have given less than four stars to. After having Grins recommended by several of my friends, I thought I would give it a try. First of all, there is a lot a construction in the area, so it is very difficult to get in and get out of, especially at night. Of course,... More

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Pooler, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The onion rings are large and not bad, could use a bit more seasoning. The broccoli cheddar soup is great, nice creamy cheesy concoction. I ordered the southwest burger which includes grilled Chilis.. The toppings made the burger as the burger itself had black good looking grill lines but was a little lacking in flavor, possibly previously frozen patties? We... More

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The AC wasn't working well the day we visited but the food and atmosphere was as it is always, first rate. I've never been disappointed at Grins. This is a must visit restaurant.

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Katy, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A girlfriend of mine and our two daughters went in for a late lunch. We ordered onion rings for an appetizer and they were AMAZING! We all had burgers and they were great as well!

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Kyle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is a good hangout for the collegiate set. The food is basic, not inspired at all. Mostly comfort food.

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Houston, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I always visit with a big group of people and the staff doesn't seem to mind. We were there yesterday for their awesome margaritas and oh so good burgers. Our waitress was very nice and did a good job at making sure we were doing okay. Cute place to hang out with friends and laugh your dinner away.

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Dallas, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

It was really a great place to meet up with an old friend. I hear this is a college hangout at night but on a Saturday at noon? Great place for friends and family. What a terrific server. Can't say enough about the service and good menu recommendations. The HUGE onion rings were great, the tea was good and the... More

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DSergi
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Grins is a San Marcos college classic. The burgers and juicy and the fries are perfect. The College Steak Special is a classic, a decent size rib eye and fries for about 7 bucks.

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