Downtown Dining

The infusion of cultures and lifestyles in San Marcos bring a surprising range of flavors to the table. Soak up some local art while sipping your perfectly blended cup of jo. Grab a bite from a food trailer at one of the mobile eateries before hitting the river. Enjoy a freshly crafted dinner at a local restaurant then stroll the Downtown Square to catch live music or an adult beverage from a rooftop view. From home-cooked treats and comfort food, to international cuisine, and lunch on the go, you’ll find just what your belly is looking for. 

Downtown Dining:

AJ's Ranch Road Grill

 Locally owned  AJ's Ranch Road Grill has quietly become popular among locals and students alike. Known for the bbq taco variations, Aj’s offers dine-in and takeout options. Open late.   

Alvin Ord's

Downtown | Visit this beloved vintage sandwich shop in San Marcos across the street from Texas State University. The first bite of the savory Salvation will make you a believer in all things Ord. 

AquaBrew

Downtown | Live music, craft beer, artisanal cuisine and a large beer garden and patio - what more could you want in a culinary SMTXperience?