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Root Cellar Cafe

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215 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5621
512-392-5158
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Monday
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing!!

We had an amazing time here at the Root Cellar! The Traveler beer was a hit. We ordered the spicy pasta and the mushroom pasta with shrimp and it was delicious!! We can not wait to come back again! Oh, and amazing service and atmosphere!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Ysaya B
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Port Lavaca, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Port Lavaca, Texas
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had an amazing time here at the Root Cellar! The Traveler beer was a hit. We ordered the spicy pasta and the mushroom pasta with shrimp and it was delicious!! We can not wait to come back again! Oh, and amazing service and atmosphere!

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Fredericksburg, United States
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I have eaten here before, but at lunch. This was an evening meal before Texas State Graduation. The wine and food was excellent and thd service was goid even though the restaurant was packed with people coming from our of town!

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Collierville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A very friendly eclectic restaurant. My salmon was the best I have had outside of Alaska. The staff was friendly, courteous and efficient. The cost was very reasonable and the quality was excellent. Will go back again when I return to this area.

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Trussville, Alabama
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Hubby and I went to the Root Cellar for a light dinner. Quaint place, partially below the street level. We were just going to have salads but decided to split the Classic burger, too. I got the Islander salad and husband chose the Big House Salad. Everything was so delicious and the perfect amount. The burger was on some kind... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Food was average. We had the rosemary chicken with mandarin oranges, wild rice and salad. Also the spinach alfredo. Well, the chicken dish is ok-heavy, heavy garlic...the wild rice very plain ...similar to opening a box mix. The spinach alfredo...actually had three pieces of spinach in the sauce. The place is unique...old building. The noise level is extremely high. It... More 

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Geronimo, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We visited on Saturday, 18 July 2015, arriving at 4:20 PM. This happens to be their "bewitching" hour as lunch is over and happy hour starts at 4:30 PM, with dinner served at 5:30 PM. My wife and I were seated, given one "specials" menue and we waited 20 minutes before even being acknowledged. With very limited food selections and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I had the frittata and loved it. The waitress never let my coffee go cold. The staff was hustling the whole time we were there preparing for the weekend.

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Joshua, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My friend had Cordon Bleu and I had a seafood pasta. Both were great. The scallops in my dish were huge and tasty. Even the salad was good! I would absolutely eat here again!

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San Antonio, TX
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This college city has a beautiful town square and numerous places to eat and meet. Root Cellar Cafe has a varied menu, fun environment and reasonable prices. Their desserts and baked goods (bakery located across the Square) are amazing. Only drawback is noise if trying for a close quarters conversation but it's because the dining area is intimate and ceilings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great varied menu. Good portions. Nicely prepared, and it all tasted great. 13yo girl liked it. Definitely recommend.

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Additional Information about Root Cellar Cafe

Address: 215 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5621
Phone Number: 512-392-5158
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5621
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: 512-392-5158

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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