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.

AquaBrew

Downtown | AquaBrew is San Marcos' premier brewery and restaurant, located only steps from the Square in the beautiful historic downtown.  Craft beer is produced onsite, and paired wtih Modern American Cuisine. AquaBrew features a large beer garden and rooftop deck, and is available for private events.  AquaBrew offers a full bar, games, and is available for large events for up to 500 people. 

Cheer and Chow

Cheer & Chow is a neighborhood market place offering a variety of goods, drinks, and favorite foods

Garcia's Mexican Food- S. LBJ Drive

 Locally owned with two locations serving San Marcos, Garcia’s is a staple in the San Marcos community. Established in 1989, quality and large portions are the emphasis

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.

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

Downtown | 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

Downtown | 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. Avocado coconut, anyone?