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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 #25 of 223 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
Victoria, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
37 helpful votes 37 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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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