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Root Cellar Cafe

215 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5621
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Ranked #3 of 221 Restaurants in San Marcos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
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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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW 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
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 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
55 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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San Antonio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Was my first time to the root cellar in San Marcos. As I run a local hotel we decided to use them as our cater for an up coming employee event. So, I wanted to try it out. It's downtown in the basement of one of San Marcos' older buildings. It's very interesting and unique! Didn't have to wait long... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

I loved the atmosphere, its cozy makes you want to have a long lunch. I got the holy aioli that my waiter recommended and it was amazing. He also recommended the mash potatoes as a side they were just as unique and amazing as the sandwhich. Service was great.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Found Root Cellar Café on Yelp when traveling through San Marcos a year or more ago. Enjoyed a delightful and delicious dinner then and had been looking forward to getting back. Finally returned this month while on a girls trip this month. We were not disappointed. Once again the food was quite good, the restaurant had lovely ambiance, and the... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went there for lunch and it was so good we invited friends to meet us there for dinner the next day. They only take reservations up til 4 p. we got there at 6p on a Wed and had no trouble getting in. Parking easy. Appetizers: beer bread with the honey butter fantastic. Tomato brushetta good. They have great... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I had heard of this place from a friend of mine and decided to make the trip up to San Marcos for the evening. I was very impressed with the location; right on the town square in a basement of a building built in the 1800’s. This place had a unique feel with dim lighting and rock walls. The best... More

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Creative venue. Lots of menu choices but they either need to take fish off the menu or learn how to cook it properly. Both fish entrees were overdone despite asking waiter to ask chef not to over cook the fish. Apparently "blackened" means charred to this chef so order accordingly. risotto was heavy and probably had cream added instead of... 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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