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Grins Restaurant

802 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-4666
+1 512-392-4746
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar
802 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-4666
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I are now coming back to Grins with our new TX State student. Food and memories are still great and will be part of all the future parent weekends. Amazing how they keep everything so good.

Thank jodyturnbow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very clean and we'll kept. I ordered the Chicken fried Chicken, found it to be amazing! I really liked the veggies as well

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Grins is a popular eating establishment for locals. We went on Friday afternoon before the rush. I had the chicken fried chicken. Others in our group had the special (CFC salad), shrimp, hamburger and chicken strips. All were satisfied with the quality. The waitresses were...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great burgers and the strawberry margaritas are great. Real strawberrys!! Will definitely come more often.

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I believe that I have never been to a dirtier restaurant, ever. The tables are tiled with grout and the ground-in dirt is unbelievable. In fact, everything you touch is sticky from the menu to the chairs and the floors. It needs to be steamed...More

Thank Pamela C
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Grins is a casual restaurant frequented by college students and families. They have great happy hour prices and are generally lower priced than many other nearby establishments. The food is good, consistent, but not gourmet. The treehouse atmosphere is delightful.

Thank hannabarbara
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My family and I stopped here on the way home. It was a Sunday and they had great drink and plate specials. I enjoyed the catfish, my husband the Chicken fried steak. Both were great. I loved the atmosphere and decor. Just a fun place...More

Thank amber w
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Was in town visiting friends and swung by for a quick bite and a few drinks. The food was awesome and the happy hour specials are unbeatable!

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Went there with our group of 4 after walking around the Texas State campus. We ordered the three option appetizer - queso, guacamole and salsa. All were good (not the best I have ever had, but good). I would order it again. We all ordered...More

Thank k3nme2
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Wait staff was very nice to big group with lots of rowdy kids but cooks weren't very good. Dried out burgers and uninspired salad.

Thank tresdar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 802 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-4666
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 512-392-4746
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Whether you’re craving a World Famous Hamburger with Texas-size homemade onion rings, delicious catfish, steaks, or sizzlin’ fajitas our menu offers something for everyone. We have large salads and vegetarian plates as well. Come in and try our famous strawberry frozen margaritas, buckets of ice cold beer, and pitchers of Sangria wine coolers.

For over 38 years Grins Restaurant has been making people smile. Our friendly waitstaff will make you feel right at home. The rambling rooms provide the perfect atmosphere for any size party. Our spacious tree shaded deck is the perfect place to catch up on some studying or enjoy an evening with friends and family. Grins is truly a one of a kind restaurant with great food in a relaxing environment. Its great for lunch or for a night out with the family.
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