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The Tap Room

American, Hamburgers
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129 E Hopkins St, Ste 120, San Marcos, TX 78666-5636
512-392-9824
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Tue 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Burgers and Onion Rings

Stopped by The Tap Room for lunch after visiting the local University. What a great local treasure. The burgers were excellent. The buns melt in your mouth and the beef tasted like a higher quality cut than is often served at other places. The fried onion rings were some of the best I have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
diannek
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Denton, TX
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Suffolk, UK
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150 reviews 150 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Stayed for one night in San Marcos after arriving at Austin Airport and we were advised to eat at The Tap Room. It is obviously a very popular place as had trouble getting a table. My salad and chips were really good but the server forgot our other main meal, which was really disappointing as it took ages to get... More 

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Anaheim Hills, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We stopped in mid-day for some tacos and beer. The place was alive; lots of TVs going and lots of folks moving in and out. San Marcos is a great college town and the students make the place come alive. It was friendly, kick-back, with no rush to move you on. Definitely a great hangout with all the draft beers... More 

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Denton, TX
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73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Stopped by The Tap Room for lunch after visiting the local University. What a great local treasure. The burgers were excellent. The buns melt in your mouth and the beef tasted like a higher quality cut than is often served at other places. The fried onion rings were some of the best I have tried. My husband thought his burger... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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577 reviews 577 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is a local favorite, our family member told us they have more than 100 different beers, plus t more beer is sold here than any other location in San Marcos, i.e. a very popular spot. The service was quick and good. The burgers fabulous, not so keen on the French fries and thick and not crisp but overall everyone... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

From Houston, wanted a quick, inexpensive and tasty burger near Texas State Uni. Guacamole and queso burger didn't disappoint. To-go service was quick.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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154 reviews 154 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I was traveling on business and wanted a quick meal. I ordered an appetizer and a salad with chicken, as their menu items weren't all available. The food was pretty marginal but the atmosphere was energetic, and there were TV's with football for the sports enthusiast. I would totally recommend for a game night with friends and beer, but probably... More 

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A friend recommended the Tap Room, but said the service usually stinks. We went in with the expectation of a good burger and slow service. We had GREAT service. Our waitress was flawless! The burgers were good too!

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Round Rock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Always try to stop by when in San Marcos- great selection of beers on tap- burgers, fries, and ribs are all good choices off the menu.

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Las Vegas, NV
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Looking over a restaurant list supplied by my motel, I decided to try The Tap Room. Interesting set up. A bar with many bottled choices up front, and a different bar with food and probably a hundred tap beer choices in the back! Separated by a hallway. Both in old downtown San Marcos. Brought a couple along the second night,... More 

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Dallas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Walk into the Tap Room and it's a neat place for lunch. The weather in San Marcos is a bit on the cool side for a mid July day in Central Texas. We sit down and the place is freezing cold. I mean not just a little cold but freezing cold. I look around and people have their hands between... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 129 E Hopkins St, Ste 120, San Marcos, TX 78666-5636
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: 512-392-9824

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?