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:

Temporary Restaurant Modifications

Out of an abundance of caution business are modifying their operating procedures and hours. Please call ahead to your favorite business for details. Here is a list created by the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce. 

Alvin Ord's

Open for to go orders only.
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. 


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