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215 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5621
512-392-5158
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Ranked #4 of 225 Restaurants in San Marcos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Templeton, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I love this place. Root Cellar is my husband and my go-to option when looking for a nice date in San Marcos. The food has never disappointed, the atmosphere is charming, and the service is spot on. I can't even recommend one item--try everything! Order something new each time. You won't be disappointed.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

it took a while to get seated and a very long time to get our food. The food was good and the service was pleasant. But not worth the wait.

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DSergi
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have been going to the Root Cellar for years. Over the years the food has evoked from simply pretentious faux gastro pub to a wonderfully eclectic menu that is diverse in its offering, yet true to its theme. This is a close as you will get to a true locavore restaurant. The vegetarian menu goes beyond salads and offers... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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478 reviews 478 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is a long time local favorite in San Marcos and an excellent choice as there are not that many good / nice restaurant choices in San Marcos. We ordered a bottle of wine while we waited for our table, they were very accommodating. Salads were good with a delicious dressing, we had the salmon with veggies and wild rice... More 

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Austin, Texas, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Parking was horrible because of construction but the food was excellent. A little loud for my taste, but for a younger crowd it is a perfect spot.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We had just flown in to Austin and we were looking for someplace with unique, fresh food. The Root Cellar Cafe in San Marcos hit the mark. It was a few minutes drive off the freeway but well worth the detour. We ordered the Grilled Tilapia Cakes with Russian Dill Sauce to start - very tasty. The herb-custed salmon atop... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best place I've found in San Marcos to eat. The lunch menu has lots of gluten free options, and the dinner menu has even more. Have a glass of Root 1 Cabernet with dinner, yum!

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Kaufman, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Very good food. It is a very noisy restaurant so be prepared. The ceiling are quite low. Our server was very professional. The food was excellent. The only odd thing was the amount of purple onions put in every dish. We wondered if they had over ordered onions and needed to use them up. The bread pudding was amazing as... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Everything that we ate was extremely good, even my kids ate everything. I got the Cellar burger and I was amazed at how good pesto was on a burger, I would have never thought to put those together. Their chips are some of the best restaurant made chips I've ever had! we couldn't get enough. The one thing to be... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I see Root Cellar is #3 ranked in San Marcos, but my brunch experience left me colder than the migas I was served at brunch saturday. Other dishes on other tables looked good - the club sandwich and the hamburger on the table next to us both looked really good. But, we started with chips and salsa - not complimentary.... More 

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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: Eclectic

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