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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
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Garlic Rubbed Steak!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
henry2209
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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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Corpus Christi, Texas
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100 reviews 100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Very popular, wait likely at peak times. Restaurant makes its own brew - I had a good Irish red ale. The Cellar burger is a spiced meat burger on a chibata with swiss cheese and pesto. Wonderful. The pulled pork on a pita, with soup as a side was delicious. Good brew, good food, happy customers!

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San Marcos, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food is outstanding and if you have to wait for seating it is well worth it!! Have eaten both breakfast and lunch and have yet to be disappointed. And if you haven't been to their new bakery you are missing out on some great treats. Wait staff and all their employees are excellent.

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Austin, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The Root Cellar Café has GREAT food! It's worth trying for sure. My only complaint is that because it's so small, there will be a long wait on the weekends and they cannot accompany more than one large party due to limited seating.

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Templeton, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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
54 helpful votes 54 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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509 reviews 509 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 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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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?