Tasty fare. San Marcos flair.

The infusion of cultures and lifestyles in San Marcos brings a surprising range of flavors to the table. Soak up some local art while sipping your perfectly blended cup of joe. Grab an extreme burger 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. 

Black's Barbecue San Marcos

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

Blue Dahlia Bistro

Downtown | A European bistro serving beautifully simple, healthy food. Delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner is served from a menu featuring breads, salads, sandwiches and cheeses. The freshest ingredients, including organic and local whenever it's available.

Café on the Square

Downtown | Located on the Square in downtown San Marcos, Café on the Square offers traditional American dishes with a pleasant view. The perfect place for a downtown shopping break.   


Downtown | Creativity is alive and well at Gumby’s Pizza. This local brand pizzeria is best known for its pizza combinations. French fries, mini burgers, classic pepperoni, any topping is possible at Gumby’s Pizza. Dine-in and delivery options both available. 

Hays County Bar-B-Que

Hays Co. Bar-B-Que and Catering has stayed true to Texas tradition by only cooking on 100% wood burning pits. A Texas Monthly top 50 BBQ joint!

Herbert's Taco Hut

Experience flavorful Tex-Mex food made with quality ingredients. For 35 years, Herbert's Taco Hut has offered quick service with a smile. 


Downtown | Industry's "everyday" menu offers smoked specialties, healthy bowls and salads, chef crafted veggies and plates, draft cocktails and local beers. 

Ivar's River Pub

Ivar's River Pub has a great view to go along with a stellar menu.  

North Street

Downtown | North Street offers classic Indian curries, as well as eclectic options like Curry Tacos or Nachos. There are also 28 draft beers, wine, coffee and espresso!  

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. 

Pie Society

Pie Society is a locally owned pizzeria serving New York-style pies made with the highest quality fresh ingredients.

Railyard Bar and Grill

Downtown | Come enjoy yourself at the Railyard Bar & Grill and bring the family! They offer pool table, ping pong, washers and horseshoes!  Watch your favorite sports on one of our many flat screen TV's.

Root Cellar Cafe

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

Sean Patrick's Irish Pub & Texas Grub

Downtown | Sean Patrick's is where the Irish and Texan spirit reign!

Shai Yo Thai Cuisine & Grill

Shai Yo Thai serves a wide variety of delicious and authentic Bangkok Thai style cuisine and beverages. 

Taproom Pub and Grub

Downtown | We offer 42 different beers on Tap from all over the world, as well as a variety of bottled beer. We also offer a full bar in case your in the mood for something different.

Texas Bean & Brew House

Texas Bean & Brew House serves up delicious entrees for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Don't forget to pair your meal with a craft beer or craft coffee.

Umami Sushi

Umami Sushi serves authentic Japanese entrees, sushi and Korean dishes. Umami Sushi nestled in front of Texas State University welcomes all students, faculty, and of course surrounding neighbors!