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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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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always a great meal

We have now eaten several meals at the Root Cellar, each time a positive experience. Love the ambiance, food and service. Our favorite San Marcos restaurant!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
JDH_AustinTx
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Austin, Texas
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We have now eaten several meals at the Root Cellar, each time a positive experience. Love the ambiance, food and service. Our favorite San Marcos restaurant!

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very good service, food and location. Well worth the visit Can improve the coffee Tastes a lot like mass produced drip filter coffee not freshly ground Overall very good and worth the visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

four different diners with varied palettes and we all got something fantastic. we tried the pork medallions, seafood scampi and southwest salad. we all enjoyed it. the house dressing, balsamic vinaigrette was great and the service was excellent.

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San Marcos Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

small business lunch with co workers. We were seated fast and received excellent service. I ordered the special which was scallops on a bed of rice with mango salsa. The plate was beautifully presented in a short amount of time. everything was hot and tasty. Get amazing food in San Marcos - this is the place to go!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My wife and I stopped here on the way from Austin to San Antonio for brunch. What a cute place with original local art on the walls and absolutely amazing food. I ordered the special, stuffed French Toast, with honey goat cheese and smothered with homemade preserves. My wife ordered the Brazilian French Toast and both were out of this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Ordered the RibEye and had a horrible cut of meat- fatty with alot of gristle and very thin- a cut more typical of chuck steak- Asparagus and garlic potatoes were good- the "home" Craft beers were nothing to brag about- Coffee stout was good- Had side of Scallops which were done very well -The lemon Cheescake was the best part... More 

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Port Lavaca, Texas
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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
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 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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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: Romantic, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?