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Grins Restaurant

802 N L B J Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-4666
512-392-4746
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Ranked #19 of 218 restaurants in San Marcos
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
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Kyle
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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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San Marcos, Texas
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Houston, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Our group of about 30 went for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. The service was fantastic and they happily split our bills. I had the fish tacos. The crust was a bit spicy and delicious and the fish was fresh. Many of our party had burgers and enjoyed them. The onion rings were enormous and fresh and delicious.

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San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

My wife, daughters, and I were looking for somewhere new to go and we decided to give Grins a try. I would liken this place to the Gristmill in Gruene, TX but on a San Marcos scale. We ate out on the patio and had excellent food, service, and experience. We started off with the huge onion rings and all... More

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San Marcos, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Located in the scenic hills of San Marcos next to Texas State University, this is a great place to relax. They have really great happy hour prices! The burgers and chicken fried steak are great!

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San Marcos, Texas
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62 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Food was good, burgers were average. Fun atmosphere, but is more for college students. Great service!

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Houston, TX
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We had some great burgers while sitting on the deck and enjoying the views. Nice place, and Beth and Ryan had a nice dinner.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

We waited 15 mins and no service though there were many waitresses walking around. Ended up leaving. I usually go for the cheap drinks because all their food tastes like it comes out of a can.

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