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Root Cellar Cafe

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215 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5621
+1 512-392-5158
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Kyle, Texas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our favorite restaurant in San Marcos. When in San Marcos, don't miss this restaurant. Definitely recommend it.

Thank Charmaine S
El Paso
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In a little cellar, as one might expect. Decor is cute but not over the top. The patrons were a little more trendy than my family, but we fit in fine. The 27 year old loved the pecan crusted chicken and wife enjoyed the pork chop. All other dishes including desert were great too. Parking may be difficult on busy... More 

Thank Phanstern
Sheldon, VT
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked the river into San Marcos and went to the Root Cellar for dinner. It was fabulous. The beer and wine were very Texas and the foot was outstanding. This restaurant is well worth the visit if you are in town.

Thank Harold S
San Marcos, Texas
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a business meeting/breakfast with my team. This is a true gem in San Marcos! Excellent breakfast, great choices and reasonable price. Atmosphere is unique too.

Thank 206DMS1985
San Antonio, Texas
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167 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Stopped at a cute local place. We had viewed the menu online but were very disappointed when the entrees and prices did not match what was posted online. That being said the meal was good. Kids menu had good healthy options and the have some gluten free selections but not as much as we'd seen online. My husband has the... More 

Thank SpotTVMom
Houston, Texas
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Went there for lunch. Had the Caribbean sandwich. Yummy. Great atmosphere. Service and food great. Would highly recommend.

Thank 1960pianotex88
Austin, Texas
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

If you're looking for a reasonable and friendly cafe, the Root Cellar is your answer. Had lunch there with a friend, she had a chicken sandwich and I had the Ceasar Salad. Both were very tasty, plenty of food, and very reasonable. The service there is also very good. There were quick to take our order and food came up... More 

1 Thank katscox
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We always enjoy our visit to the Root Cellar. It is unique,very busy and the food is always good. The prices are reasonable.

Thank Don H
Wimberley, Texas, United States
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104 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The atmosphere has potential but still a bit sterile. There were probably 10+ tables in our room and maybe half full but the service though friendly seemed slow. My friend ordered the Eggs Benedict and I tried the egg, new potato, onion skillet dish. We had our own coffee so can't say if theirs was stand up coffee or weak-kneed... More 

Thank Ron B
Hondo, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

My sister and I met our college sons here for a late Sunday lunch. Wonderful food, excellent service. We enjoyed our food immensely. Coffee was delicious and our attentive waiter made sure everything went smoothly. Will definitely return.

Thank cdsmith322

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5621
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 512-392-5158

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