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Grins Restaurant

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American, Mexican
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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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
First visit really great food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
Jim H
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Marble Falls, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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59 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Marble Falls, Texas
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
50 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
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
23 helpful votes 23 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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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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?