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Grins Restaurant

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802 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-4666
+1 512-392-4746
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
Arlington, Texas
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439 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fair service, good food. I had the chicken strips with honey. My family enjoyed a variety of the vegetables offered. All were good. I found the portion sizes to be large. Glad I went.

Thank happytraveler4209
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited my daughter in college there. She wanted to eat there. Not bad and cheap. The chicken fried steak was the recommendation of the waitress. It was a good portion for $9. I do recommend it.

Thank jtwod2
Laredo, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are at Grin's Restaurant on Saturday November 12th for Lunch. We had chips and salsa for appetizer, very good salsa. 3 of us had the chicken fried chicken with mashed potatoes and macaroni, all enjoyed very large chicken portions. My 8 ounce sirloin was overdone I asked for medium well. Atmosphere was good we liked all the natural light... More 

Thank mpcub
San Marcos, Texas
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this place to me is the very definition of okay. I like it, I eat there, but it is never the place that you are " craving" I like the patio, although the scenery is marred by what seems to be endless construction. The drinks are cheap and not the best, but a great value for the dollar for sur.

Thank Valera B
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I use College delivery and they delivered. My favorite is the Black Angus steak with salad and mashed potatoes. The ranch dressing is out of this world. Delivery charges the same exact price with just a small delivery.

Thank Diane H
Austin, Texas
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Had lunch at Grin's last week with friends. I won't make that mistake again! Grin's seems to specialize in frying food in old, heavy tasting grease. I had a chicken fried steak that was barely edible because it was almost nothing but fried, greasy crust. And very disturbing as I cut into the meat I found what was either a... More 

Thank dwgibbs
Klein, Texas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner based on the recommendation of a friend, and glad I did. This is great casual dining at its best. The prices were average, the food was terrific, and the service was attentive. My fried shrimp was tasty. One teenager had the chicken fried steak and the other had a burger - both pretty much cleaned their... More 

Thank thejbwall
Spring, Texas
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant close to Texas State College. Nice Happy Hour. Daily specials. Serves many types of food.

Thank Springchick1986
Pollock, Louisiana
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

My friends and I went here after the glass bottom boat tour at The Meadows Center for a quick bite of lunch. The service was great, the food was good (hamburgers, salads, sandwiches) and it was reasonable. The inside has hats hanging on the walls so really fun to look at all the different hats while you wait. Was quite... More 

Thank Trenda B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Mexican, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?