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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 24
    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
Good food, great drink prices!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
TxLady30
Good for:
  • Families with children
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62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have eaten dinner here several times in the past and loved it. So on a Sunday after riding the Glass Bottom Boats, I took my daughter and her family here to eat. I raved about it. I was terribly disappointed in the food. Maybe because it was for lunch and not dinner. I don't know. Chili powder in everything!... More 

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Same Grins I remember from college. Good food, and atmosphere. Friendly staff, and affordable. Good selection on the menu. Will be back!

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?