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328 N L B J Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5624
512-392-4595
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Home of the Manske Roll

My wife and I had hamburgers and onion rings. Food was good and service was above average. The restaurant only has windows in the storefront so it almost feels like you are underground. It's close to Texas State University and is probably frequented by students. We were there mid afternoon on a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Karl A
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Three Rivers, Texas
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Cedar Park, Texas
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The burgers are beyond delicious, but the manske roll (with ice cream on top OF COURSE--my favorite is the coffee ice cream)...those manske rolls are insanely good!!!

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Three Rivers, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had hamburgers and onion rings. Food was good and service was above average. The restaurant only has windows in the storefront so it almost feels like you are underground. It's close to Texas State University and is probably frequented by students. We were there mid afternoon on a Sunday. The Manske Rolls are very good! They... More 

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Wimberley, Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had no expectations and just needed lunch, so stopped at Gil's. The hamburgers, with handmade patties and homemade rolls, were exceptional, as were the onion rings. Our hostess/order-taker was patient and friendly. None of us had the Manske rolls, but they were flying out of the kitchen, so are apparently quite popular. Happy to have found this place.

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Houston, Texas
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48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Gil's Broiler and Manske Roll Bakery is just off the square in San Marcos. It has a small front, but goes back quite a way. It is not fancy, at all, but they have very good burgers. They make Manske rolls, which I have heard, George Bush used to have sent to the White House. Regardless, the hamburgers use some... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This place has delicious food and a nice environment to offer but their staff is most definitely rude. Hate to write badly about them but hopefully this reaches someone in charge to let them know a friendly attitude would be nice. I have a fast-food job and manage to be warm and welcoming. It's tough but you were hired for... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Stopped for sweet potato fries and a roll, which totalled to over $9. The service was a tad slow but it was due to having to fry the fries, understadibly. Got the roll with melted chocolate and bacon. It was presented nicely and tasted really good! Far exceeds the big chain cinnamon roll. Yum!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The manske roll from Gils was once the best you could get for miles around. My family has been going to this place for 30 years. It had been quite a while since I had visited because the quality and taste had just fallen completely off. While they are still not what they once were, I was satisfied with the... More 

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Hunt, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 328 N L B J Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5624
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: 512-392-4595

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?