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Grins Restaurant

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American, Bar
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802 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-4666
+1 512-392-4746
11:00 - 22:00
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 cleaned from top to bottom. I was so appalled that I looked up their health... More 

Thank Pamela C
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 22 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 to come for food!!

Thank amber w
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3 reviews
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
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17 reviews
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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 a burger and they were juicy and very tasty. The French fries were good, but... More 

Thank k3nme2
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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
Houston, Texas
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My husband took us to visit his college town in San Marcos and we stopped in with the family. Service was good and the food was very tasty. Nice, laid-back atmosphere. Perfect college town restaurant. Advice: try the gigantic onion rings! You won't regret it!

Thank jco14
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Food and service were great and prices are cheap. For the three of us and a dessert it was still less than $30. Just make sure you're not put at a table next to the door leading outside. The waitress passed by every 5-10 minutes and we learned to hold on to our napkins after the first few times they... More 

Thank Jennifer T
Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I met my college friend for lunch to kickoff the new year. Absolutely the best broccoli cheese soup I have ever tasted! Whenever I go to a restaurant for the first time, I always like to try menu items they put their own name on, or advertise as homemade! And the broccoli cheese soup was fantastic... thick but not gooey,... More 

Thank changrcc
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17 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Took the kids after a zip line trip in Wimberley on a Sunday afternoon. Started off with the onion rings since that seemed to be the thing to do. They were ok. Not a bunch of flavor. My son and wife had their "world famous" hamburgers. Both said they lacked flavor and were far from the best burgers they have... More 

Thank Eric F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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
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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