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“This is the kind of place you find by luck somewhere driving across the country, but is such a treat to find it 10 minutes from ”
Review of Grins Restaurant

Grins Restaurant
Ranked #17 of 273 Restaurants in San Marcos
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 11 January 2014

My wife, daughters, and I were looking for somewhere new to go and we decided to give Grins a try. I would liken this place to the Gristmill in Gruene, TX but on a San Marcos scale. We ate out on the patio and had excellent food, service, and experience. We started off with the huge onion rings and all had burgers. Being a connoisseur of all that which is spicy, I took them up on their challenge of the XXX Burger. Damn!! This hamburger checked my ego! It was just not too hot to eat and I finished every bite. After 6 or 7 minutes I was fully recovered and stopped sweating. This was without a doubt the spiciest and best burger ever!!!
I cannot wait to go back!

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Thank Pmolis
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Located in the scenic hills of San Marcos next to Texas State University, this is a great place to relax. They have really great happy hour prices! The burgers and chicken fried steak are great!

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Reviewed 18 May 2013 via mobile

Food was good, burgers were average. Fun atmosphere, but is more for college students. Great service!

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Thank Megalh
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

We had some great burgers while sitting on the deck and enjoying the views. Nice place, and Beth and Ryan had a nice dinner.

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Thank Bob C
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

We waited 15 mins and no service though there were many waitresses walking around. Ended up leaving. I usually go for the cheap drinks because all their food tastes like it comes out of a can.

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Thank Robynsssss
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