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Gil's Broiler

328 N L B J Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5624
512-392-4595
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Ranked #46 of 223 Restaurants in San Marcos
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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English first
Hunt, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Still good, but if you were here in the early days when the manski was invented and the burgers were much larger and just better overall quality. it was exceptional back then but still good today.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Took my granddaughters to San Marcos for a day out, and I told them about the famous Manske Rolls. They are giant cinnamon rolls that have an amazing history, so google if you like cinnamon rolls, you can order on the internet. The restaurant where these awesome, decadent rolls are made, really falls short of even being appetizing. The girls... More 

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Austin, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I've been going to Gil's since college in 1979, and during my recent visit it was like stepping back in time and partaking of the tastes I remember back during my university days. The burgers are broiled and tasty. I also get their home cut onion rings which are thin and crispy. Of course, the best part is the Manske... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I've gone to Gils Broilers ever since the 70's and it has never failed to satisfy my hunger. I'd recommend the Gilamonster with a Manski role on the side. The atmosphere is very casual. I don't think they've done much to the place since it was started, but that is part of the atmosphere. The restrooms are horrible, though.

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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

If you've never had a Manske Roll, you are missing out! They are warm, gooey, sweet and just delicious. I live in San Antonio, and I drive to San Marcos for one of these, really I'll get a couple of boxes of them to go. Yes, they are good when they're warmed in the microwave too.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

A beautiful day for a drive from Austin, Had heard about Gil's and saw mostly rave reviews. It did not live up to them in our book. Nothing special about hamburgers, although wife at least said the buns were best part. Had ordered the house special Manske roll for dessert. When I went to pick it up there was no... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Burgers were handmade and fresh and the cinnamon rolls awesome. We actually wanted to go there for lunch yesterday (Valentine's Day) but our son chose Sean Patricks, which was great also.

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circle pines
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We stopped in here for a quick lunch and for the famous Manske rolls. Burgers were good and loved the cinnamon rolls - wish we had gotten more - very buttery! We know this is an old restaurant and appreciated that - however there's things that could be done to retain the historic value and still make it appear cleaner.

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Ft Worth
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Gil's has been a staple of San Marcos and the college since the days that it was girls teacher college. I went to the college '70-73 and it was quite a treat for the burgers and Manske rolls when I had the money. Location is just off the square. If your in San Marcos, don't miss Gil's and a Manske... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Kids in this college town love this little place but the hamburgers were average at best. The fries were not good at all and the Manske rolls everyone raves about were good... But Cinnabon is better (sorry to say). One thing I was impressed with was the onion rings. Vert tasty. Also the dining area leaves a lot to be... More 

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Additional Information about Gil's Broiler

Address: 328 N L B J Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5624
Phone Number: 512-392-4595
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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