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Grins Restaurant

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802 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-4666
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I use College delivery and they delivered. My favorite is the Black Angus steak with salad and mashed potatoes. The ranch dressing is out of this world. Delivery charges the same exact price with just a small delivery.

Thank Diane H
Austin, Texas
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch at Grin's last week with friends. I won't make that mistake again! Grin's seems to specialize in frying food in old, heavy tasting grease. I had a chicken fried steak that was barely edible because it was almost nothing but fried, greasy crust. And very disturbing as I cut into the meat I found what was either a... More 

Thank dwgibbs
Klein, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for dinner based on the recommendation of a friend, and glad I did. This is great casual dining at its best. The prices were average, the food was terrific, and the service was attentive. My fried shrimp was tasty. One teenager had the chicken fried steak and the other had a burger - both pretty much cleaned their... More 

Thank thejbwall
Spring, Texas
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant close to Texas State College. Nice Happy Hour. Daily specials. Serves many types of food.

Thank Springchick1986
Pollock, Louisiana
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

My friends and I went here after the glass bottom boat tour at The Meadows Center for a quick bite of lunch. The service was great, the food was good (hamburgers, salads, sandwiches) and it was reasonable. The inside has hats hanging on the walls so really fun to look at all the different hats while you wait. Was quite... More 

Thank Trenda B
San Marcos, Texas
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Grins continues to have good service. Burgers are their specialty. The onion rings and broccoli cheese soup were very good. A good place for family and friends. We enjoyed sitting back enjoying the outside deck area perched up in the trees. Food is good however I would definitely stick to the burgers. Happy hour M-F 4 pm - 7 pm... More 

Thank dipina78666
Buda, Texas
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497 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

My son told me of this place and I was not disappointed. Wow. Burger choices were fantastic and tasted great. The sides, onion rings and fries were outstanding. Really laid back place, Frequented by local college students. Special margarita prices, cold beer and just a great place to get a good meal.

Thank daddymo2
San Antonio, Texas
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189 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Burgers, beer, onion rings, nachos - have been served for over 30 years. Hangout for college kids and locals alike. Great place to eat and visit with friends.

Thank CindyG2015SA
Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

the place is really laid back, colleague students all around, also was nice to appreciate local people attend this place, food is goo the portions were really good, I had grilled chicken and it was great! it is one of the oldest restaurants in san Marcos!

Thank NikieSare
Houston, Texas
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

When I went to college at SWT, this was my favorite. I went there a couple of weeks ago to see how things have changed. Other than the typical price increase over the past 20 years, this place is STILL good. Some of the best burgers in Texas!

Thank txmmoore

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Mexican, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 802 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-4666
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: 512-392-4746

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?