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Saltgrass Steakhouse

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221 E Sessom Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-4697
512 396 5255
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

By default, this national chain is one of the nicest places to eat in SMTX. What makes it the best value in town is the ambiance and views from the windows. SMTX is one of the most beautiful places in TX and this Saltgrass location takes full advantage of it!

Thank Denise C
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This used to be one of my favorite places for steak. My husband and I were excited to go, after not having a chance for a couple of years. The waiter was very average. Barely acknowledged us, and never did bring us the bread we asked about after seeing it on multiple tables. I had the steak tenderloin, and it... More 

Thank Jill S
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to Saltgrass in San Marcos on a previous trip and it was a great experience. This time they didn't put their best foot forward. We started the night off badly when we walked in on a Sunday night at 5:30 (yes, geriatric early) and I asked if we could get a table by the window (since the place... More 

Thank Bimmerguy1
Pleasanton, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by during our mini vacation, the Coconut Shrimp & Steak with veggies was cooked to perfection. Our appetizer the Artichoke/Spinach Dip was delicious! Very clean, cool, relaxing and had a view of the river. Waitress was very attentive and polite. Would stop by anytime!

Thank marg8090
Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great margaritas best one I have had in a long time. Also seafood fondu was amazing! MUST TRY! Service was average had to continue to ask for simple things like utensils, refill, and our bill. Which can be totally annoying when repeated 3+ times.

Thank Sarafina R
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the San Marcos Saltgrass for a business meeting. The staff was outstanding. They kept track of where we were and were fast, despite the extremely large number of people they had to serve. The food was, of course, outstanding as always.

Thank TheRealJ0E
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Had our graduation dinner here, after Management Training. It was really good, decent service, beautiful views out big windows.

Thank Collene G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Went on a Sunday at 2:00 pm. The Parking lot was full so we parked in an auxiliary shell lot adjoining the small main parking lot. As we walked up the stairs from the parking lot to enter the restaurant there was an extremely strong sewage smell right at the entry doors. ( maybe the wild was coming from the... More 

Thank Johnny T
Gonzales, Texas
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We had a group of 8 for Father's Day. We choose this place because they take reservations. It wasn't as busy as expected. Love this location. It used to be Joe's Crab Shack right on the river. Much better as salt grass. My kids enjoyed watching the water. Would love to go back and sit outside when it's cooler. Everyone... More 

Thank aggiemommy99
Midland, Texas
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

the view was awesome, service was great, & the food was good! ... history is pretty neat so read the historical marker out front

Thank steeler75

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 E Sessom Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-4697
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: 512 396 5255

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