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Alvin Ord's Sandwich Shop

204 University Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5725
+1 512-353-8042
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good43%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“sandwiches” (13 reviews)
“bread” (4 reviews)
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8:30 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
204 University Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5725
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1 - 10 of 28 reviews

Reviewed August 27, 2018

If you like Schlotzsky's, you love Alvin Ords. Extremely casual atmosphere. Prices are great. They usually offer a buy one, get one free coupon in the local newspapers/mags.

Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed July 10, 2018

First and foremost, these are warm sandwiches that are more akin to Schlotzsky's than anything else (knowing the history of the place explains why). Located in a small shopping center directly across the street from the Performing Arts Center building on the Texas State campus,...More

Thank Jay M
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Had the salvation sandwich on French bread. It was one of the best sandwiches I ever ate. The homemade bread was a delight and the rest of the ingredients were just right. Fresh, tasty veggies and a great mayonnaise sauce. It is a hole in...More

Thank hdr206
Reviewed December 28, 2017

Good sandwich choices on menu. Fast service. Inexpensive. A favorite of college students and faculty. Just off campus.

Thank Charles J
Reviewed April 24, 2017

Took the family here on a Saturday afternoon because of the positive reviews. First impressions are everything, and this place sorely disappointed. It has a grimy feel, like nothing has been cleaned in years. The staff seemed like they'd rather be anywhere else but work....More

Thank crusadercc
Reviewed March 26, 2017

Sandwiches reminded of Scholtzky's. But the rest of the place was a dive, smelled of sewage, and staffed by sullen burnouts.

1  Thank Konrad V
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

It is tradition to stop at Alvin's anytime our family drives through San Marcos. I grew up eating these delicious sandwiches in Georgetown, Tx but we no longer have Alvin's in our town.

Thank Kristie T
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

This is definitely a local hole in the wall. The ambiance is not great, all the furniture looks 20 years old. However, the sandwiches were excellent! Very fresh and delicious and totally inexpensive. The staff was very friendly and helpful explaining their menu to us....More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed June 14, 2016

I bought 4 Large Salvations for takeout which totaled almost $40. Using my card to pay, Zeus asked if I wanted to leave a tip. I thought that was kinda pushy when he did nothing but take my order. I said no and that I...More

3  Thank rbrickwall
Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Delicious sandwiches on their signature bread - limited choices but it doesn't matter because all their sandwiches are tasty. Institution has been around for a while and has even expanded and taken over the space where the pizza place used to be located. Cozy graffiti...More

Thank 2wheel-navigator
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 University Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5725
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 512-353-8042
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