Dining

Tasty fare. San Marcos flair.

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. Even your four-legged friends are welcome at many locations that have an outdoor patio or deck. Just look for a paw print on the restaurant listing photo.

Gil's Broiler

For mouthwatering burger specials, you can rely on the oldest restaurant in the area - Gil's Broiler & Manske Bakery.

Grins Restaurant

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.

Hays County Bar-B-Q

"We took the original recipes and added our own twist to make it the #1 voted Best BBQ of Hays County since 2009"

The Hitch: A Mobile Eatery

DOWNTOWN. Take a perfect location, whip in some of Central Texas’ most delicious mobile food vendors, top it off with hungry foodies and live music most weekends and you have all the right ingredients for a great time. 

Kent Black's BBQ

A third generation pitmaster from Texas' legendary Black's BBQ Restaurant, Kent Black's BBQ is here to serve San Marcos' barbecue needs. 

Palmer's Restaurant

Enjoy Texas Hill Country cuisine, luscious cocktails and a carefully selected beer and wine list that includes some of Texas' best. Now serving Sunday brunch. 

Rhea's Ice Cream

If you need something a little sweet to get you through the day, stop in for a few scoops at Rhea's Ice Cream. Rhea makes each unique flavor from scratch. Avacado coconut, anyone?

Root Cellar Café and Brewery

Root Cellar is proud to be a part of San Marcos culture. The waitstaff and experienced chefs are sure to provide an extraordinary experience to keep you coming back time and time again.