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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 #20 of 223 Restaurants in San Marcos
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
San Marcos, Texas
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 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
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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Pooler, Georgia
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 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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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 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Mexican

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