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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    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
Cozy with Character!

Great lunch stop while sightseeing in San Marcos. I found the Cubano Club on wheat berry bread with side of fresh fruit to be just the right blend of flavors. Praises also for Cellar burger & chicken sandwiches with the house chips. The Texas Club was a bit spicy for our palates, but tasty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Pamela M
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
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137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Great lunch stop while sightseeing in San Marcos. I found the Cubano Club on wheat berry bread with side of fresh fruit to be just the right blend of flavors. Praises also for Cellar burger & chicken sandwiches with the house chips. The Texas Club was a bit spicy for our palates, but tasty. Everything is fresh, good variety on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Wish we could have made it for breakfast. Food very good and served quickly. Cool location. Be prepared to walk because it is old town street parking

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Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

When my colleague and I arrived in San Marcos, we stopped in the nature center looking for a recommendation for lunch. The person we spoke to said that The Root Cellar was her favorite place, so we decided to give it a go. The building is old, a tiny musty, but it all just kind of fits... and is quaint.... More 

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Granbury, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We experienced excellent service and everyone really enjoyed doing their meal. We will return next time we are in San Marcos and would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Monteverde, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A nice place to enjoy a meal, with friendly servers and delicious food. They are quite accommodating to vegetarians as well. I had an excellent mandarin salad, with fresh avocados and oranges. I highly recommend their beer bread as an appetizer, which is made with spent grains from the brewing process; it's nutty, wholesome, and delicious! We also had their... More 

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Houston
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Came here upon advise of people we know who have eaten there before and also from TA ratings. A little difficult to get to since it is on a one-way street but easily found a parking spot a short walk away. Seems to be located in the old part of San Marcos so the building it is in definitely has... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This place has (just) ok food but the service is bizarre. It's had slow service in the past but my wife likes it my wife's likes the building/ambience so I told her I'd meet her here when she got off work. When they found out another person was coming later they refused to seat me even though they had more... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Fantastic dinner. Beautiful cafe, nice wines,, friendly service. The food is fantastic!!!! appetizers and desserts....extra wonderful!

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

wholesome, yummy, mid-range pricing. Great atmosphere, friendly servers. Something on the menu for two of us with some dietary restrictions. So good we ate here twice. :)

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Galveston Island, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

On a Friday night, a bit of a wait but a pleasant and fun place to eat. The wasabi tuna appetizer was excellent. I had salmon and that was a bit disappointing - very dry & waiter had not asked how I liked it cooked. But my husband's pasta dish was fine. Food was good enought that we went back... 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: Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, 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?