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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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Charming & Eclectic

We were able to get a table without delay early in the evening before the graduation day rush hit. Charming, relaxed, semi-subterranean setting with stone walls, wood floors, and an eclectic mix of wood tables and chairs. The cilantro lime shrimp was delicious and the key lime pie was perfect... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Michigirly
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We were able to get a table without delay early in the evening before the graduation day rush hit. Charming, relaxed, semi-subterranean setting with stone walls, wood floors, and an eclectic mix of wood tables and chairs. The cilantro lime shrimp was delicious and the key lime pie was perfect. Reasonable prices. Friendly and attentive staff. We really enjoyed this... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I came in for breakfast with my sister and let me tell you this place is just lovely. The food was great and fresh. I would love to return and try dinner.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

If you had a rating higher than "excellent" I would click that for the Root Cellar in San Marcos, Texas. It's located in the downtown area of this interesting central Texas town. The food is fresh, delightful and made on site. No Sysco truck pulls up HERE! They have such a variety on the menu that all in your party... More 

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Austin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Loved the location and the Unique and Cozy Atmosphere. Nice Menu with varied choices. Friendly staff. Unfortunately the food seemed to be hit or miss. Great appetizers….2 family members (who ordered sandwiches) really enjoyed their meals. 3 of us ordered pasta dishes. The pasta was completely overdone and the chicken on one meal had to be sent back (was like... More 

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Kyle, Texas
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55 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were looking for a new place to have a late lunch on our 45th wedding anniversary. I used the Trip Advisor listings to locate The Root Cellar. It is listed as # 3 in San Marcos. It lived up to that listing and then some. We like quiet, friendly, quaint places. All these were addressed here. In a historic... More 

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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This place is lovely, my bf and I came for a date night. We definitely will come back. The food was amazing. The root cellar also has house brewed beer

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46 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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

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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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 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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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: 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?