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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: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always good food

We have eaten here before and it was good enough to come back. This is another student hangout by the University. This time I had the Cajun catfish abd really enjoyed it. Will return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Jim H
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Marble Falls, Texas
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Marble Falls, Texas
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here before and it was good enough to come back. This is another student hangout by the University. This time I had the Cajun catfish abd really enjoyed it. Will return.

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We read all the GREAT reviews on this place and planned to have dinner there while in town for a tubing trip. What a HUGE disappointment! It started when we walked in and felt how warm it was inside. People were coming in and leaving because it was so hot, even under their rickety old ceiling fans. We were hungry... More 

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CYPRESS
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Grins has been around for a very long time and is a staple of San Marcos. The food and atmosphere is fun and their Sangria wine coolers are AMAZING! LOVE their hamburgers!!! Sit on the deck have a burger and a Sangria wine cooler. Life is good.

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San Marcos, Texas
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Pluses....the wait staff are all very, very nice...the food is above average style pub-grub....at least the burgers, the chicken fried steak and the chicken fried chicken. The fries were pretty much average, but the onion rings were excellent!! We had very decent 99 cent Margaritas along with one splurge of a $2 something bloody Mary (nice and spicy). I... More 

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Euless, Texas
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The restaurant itself is adorable. Our local friends raved about the salsa and then no one in my group liked it at all. They also brought the wrong order out, but the burger they brought was good so I didn't bother having them correct it. It's definitely a good spot to hang out, and the accommodate large parties!

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Houston, Texas
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I have been going to Grins since 1982 whenever I was in San Marcos. It increased when my daughter attended Texas State. I can't personally review any thing but their burgers, but they have been and always will be my favorite! The #4 with Cheddar is incredible as are the fries and onion rings (yum). Others that I have gone... More 

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Tomball, Texas
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I have memories of eating excellent burgers at Grins in college over 30 years ago. Some things never change: the burgers are still great. There are a lot of other choices on the menu, and I hear they're all good, but I just can't pass up the burger. The latest one I tried was the 11xxx Hottest Burger in Texas... More 

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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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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Additional Information about Grins Restaurant

Address: 802 N L B J Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-4666
Phone Number: 512-392-4746
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
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
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: Mexican, American

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?