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Pie Society 700 N LBJ Dr # 107, San Marcos
Pie Society
Pizza • $$

Pie Society

700 N LBJ Dr # 107, San Marcos, TX 78666

Calzones are huge and can easily serve 2 people. Perhaps it can serve 3 people who are not super hungry. The ingredients are fresh and the calzone was...

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The Root Cellar Cafe 215 N LBJ Dr, San Marcos
The Root Cellar Cafe
American • $$

The Root Cellar Cafe

215 N LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

What a wonderful establishment! My experience with The Root Cellar Cafe started on the phone when I called to make a reservation. I forget what her name was,...

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  • Superb395 Reviews4.6
54th Street Restaurant & Drafthouse 1303 IH 35 S, San Marcos
54th Street Restaurant & Drafthouse
American • $$

54th Street Restaurant & Drafthouse

1303 IH 35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666

This place must be ranked for #1 ribs in the world. I am an avid traveler who travels the world and have not found a single place who serves as good as food as...

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  • Superb369 Reviews4.3
The Pita Shop 1904 Ranch Rd 12 # 111, San Marcos
The Pita Shop
Mediterranean • $

The Pita Shop

1904 Ranch Rd 12 # 111, San Marcos, TX 78666

Today on Sunday September 12, 2021 was my first time trying a gyro from The Pita Shop. I had gotten a Beef and Lamb Pita. It was so delicious. I was really...

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Cody's Restaurant Bar & Patio 690 Center Point Rd #209, San Marcos
Cody's Restaurant Bar & Patio
New American • $$

Cody's Restaurant Bar & Patio

690 Center Point Rd #209, San Marcos, TX 78666

We happened upon this place after running errands and oh my Goodness is it delicious!We had my 7 month old daughter with us and the wait staff went CRAZY for...

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  • Superb245 Reviews4.5
Black's Barbecue San Marcos 510 Hull St, San Marcos
Black's Barbecue San Marcos
Barbecue • $$

Black's Barbecue San Marcos

510 Hull St, San Marcos, TX 78666

Absolutely delicious mouth watering moist cooked to perfection brisket! Sides are tasty as well! Atmosphere is welcoming with plenty of seating. Will visit...

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  • Superb272 Reviews4.4
Palmer's Restaurant Bar & Courtyard 218 Moore St, San Marcos
Palmer's Restaurant Bar & Courtyard
American • $$

Palmer's Restaurant Bar & Courtyard

218 Moore St, San Marcos, TX 78666

Palmers is by far one of my favorite restaurants in the San Marcos area and has been since I moved here 2 years ago! Amazing food, great atmosphere, and...

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  • Superb288 Reviews4.3
Taqueria El Charro Tapatio 311 E Hopkins St, San Marcos
Taqueria El Charro Tapatio
Mexican • $$

Taqueria El Charro Tapatio

311 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666

Food was great! Definitely a spot to check out. Space is limited but service and food is quick, so sit, serve, eat, and out. Awesome service as well. Try it...

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  • Superb193 Reviews4.6
Hays County Barbeque Restaurant 1612 S Interstate 35, San Marcos
Hays County Barbeque Restaurant
Barbecue • $$

Hays County Barbeque Restaurant

1612 S Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666

This was our first time here and let me say we were not disappointed. After seeing this place on Elder Eats, we decided to give it a try. The food and service...

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  • Superb249 Reviews4.4
Patio Dolcetto 322 Cheatham St, San Marcos
Patio Dolcetto
Wine Bar • $$

Patio Dolcetto

322 Cheatham St, San Marcos, TX 78666

Very capable, knowledgeable. And friendly waitstaff. We put together a party of 10+ ladies and made a reservation. We spent a few hours enjoying great food,...

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  • Superb162 Reviews4.7
Don Japanese Kitchen 829 N LBJ Dr, San Marcos
Don Japanese Kitchen
Japanese • $

Don Japanese Kitchen

829 N LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

Went there for the first time a couple weeks ago and the staff were soooo welcoming and cool! The guy who gave me my food gave me so many sauces to try, and...

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San Marcos BBQ 2601 Hunter Rd, San Marcos
San Marcos BBQ
Barbecue • $$

San Marcos BBQ

2601 Hunter Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666

Visiting San Antonio from Kentucky and wanted BBQ. This is the place that popped up in San Marcos when I used Google. Amazing food. I had gotten the Rudy, ...

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Blue Dahlia Bistro 107 E Hopkins St, San Marcos
Blue Dahlia Bistro
Bistros • $$

Blue Dahlia Bistro

107 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666

Adorable setting for breakfast or just a cup of coffee. The secret garden is a dream. The food was amazing too. Everything we ordered was perfection. 12/10...

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  • Superb216 Reviews4.3
Ivar's River Pub 701 Cheatham St, San Marcos
Ivar's River Pub
Bar & Grill • $$

Ivar's River Pub

701 Cheatham St, San Marcos, TX 78666

This place is awesome. Excellent River view. The Brisket Nachos are amazing. Parking is plentiful. The staff is super friendly and attentive. Stop in and check...

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  • Good266 Reviews4.1
Middleton Brewing LLC (MBTX) 101 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos
Middleton Brewing LLC (MBTX)
Pubs • $$

Middleton Brewing LLC (MBTX)

101 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos, TX 78666

What a fabulous hang out! We hung out on the roof! Food truck has yummy burgers and DELISH tator tots! Wine selection is small but the Cupcake Chardonnay...

  • Superb143 Reviews4.6
North Street Curry Shop 216 North St, San Marcos
North Street Curry Shop
Indian • $$

North Street Curry Shop

216 North St, San Marcos, TX 78666

Holy Holi.... the buttered chicken and loaded samosas... Who even *are* you if you have never put these two substances from North Street Curry Shop in your...

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  • Superb121 Reviews4.7
Umami Sushi 700 N LBJ Dr Suite 105, San Marcos
Umami Sushi
Japanese • $$

Umami Sushi

700 N LBJ Dr Suite 105, San Marcos, TX 78666

Every time we've eaten here, we are pleasantly surprised by the fresh flavors and delicious plates. We have tried just about everything on the menu and...

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  • Superb182 Reviews4.4
Gumby's Pizza 312 W Hopkins St, San Marcos
Gumby's Pizza
Pizza • $$

Gumby's Pizza

312 W Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666

This place is pure nostalgia. The food is a bit expensive, but it's all from scratch and in a college town, so what ya gonna do? Had the stoner pie with...

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  • Good227 Reviews4.2
Fuego Tortilla Grill 913 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, San Marcos
Fuego Tortilla Grill
Tacos • $

Fuego Tortilla Grill

913 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666

Always tasty and unique tacos! The guac was delicious and love the salsa bar. My husband had the horchata and went back for more so I tried it and it was...

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  • Superb280 Reviews4.3
Chuy's 1121 IH 35 S, San Marcos
Chuy's
Mexican • $$

Chuy's

1121 IH 35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666

This is my daughter's go to restaurant when she is in town. My favorite dish is the Chile relleno plate which they haven't had since Covid started....

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  • Good226 Reviews4.2
Garcia's 403 S L B J Dr, San Marcos
Garcia's
Mexican • $

Garcia's

403 S L B J Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

We love this place. This is where my husband took me on our first date over 20 years ago. We had lunch with our daughter and a close friend a few weeks ago,...

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  • Superb271 Reviews4.3
The Taproom 129 E Hopkins St #120, San Marcos
The Taproom
Sports Bar • $$

The Taproom

129 E Hopkins St #120, San Marcos, TX 78666

Go old school atmosphere. Lots of taps and really good food. TV's to watch the games. World beer tour. Earn yourself a t-shirt and your name on the wall....

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Los Vega 315 W San Antonio St, San Marcos
Los Vega
Mexican • $

Los Vega

315 W San Antonio St, San Marcos, TX 78666

Exactly what I was looking for! Delicious Mexican food and pancakes with a little patio for my pup. I had the chorizo and egg breakfast plate, a side of...

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  • Superb198 Reviews4.5
AquaBrew 110 E Martin Luther King Dr Suite 130, San Marcos
AquaBrew
Brewpubs • $$

AquaBrew

110 E Martin Luther King Dr Suite 130, San Marcos, TX 78666

Stopped here on the way back from the San Marcos outlet malls. Shopping makes you thirsty! Was pleasantly surprised they offered two 99 cent beers along with...

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  • Good226 Reviews4.1
Texas Roadhouse 1502 IH 35 S, San Marcos
Texas Roadhouse
Steak House • $$

Texas Roadhouse

1502 IH 35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666

Atmosphere 5 Cleanliness 4 Service 5 Food 4 Likelihood to return 4 Covid Safety 3 1-5 (5 Best!) 4.2 First time customer at this location, long time TRH...

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Loli's Cafe 1501 Aquarena Springs Dr, San Marcos
Loli's Cafe
Mexican • $

Loli's Cafe

1501 Aquarena Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

Definitely very solid tacos. The meat was a little tough/dry in my beef fajita taco, but the flavors were all excellent, especially their salsa! Word of...

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Prik Nam Pla Thai Cuisine 1917 Dutton Dr Ste 104, San Marcos
Prik Nam Pla Thai Cuisine
Thai • $

Prik Nam Pla Thai Cuisine

1917 Dutton Dr Ste 104, San Marcos, TX 78666

We found this restaurant through Yelp. I'm sure I never would have found it otherwise as it is located in a strip mall off the highway. This place appears...

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Industry 110 E Martin Luther King Dr #126, San Marcos
Industry
American • $$

Industry

110 E Martin Luther King Dr #126, San Marcos, TX 78666

The Reuben is thick and delicious! The best salad is yummy. The staff are personable and helpful. The Margarita Monday was an added bonus. Healthy, tasty food...

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The Growling — Texas Craft Beer Bar 700 N LBJ Dr #111, San Marcos
The Growling — Texas Craft Beer Bar
Beer Bar • $$

The Growling — Texas Craft Beer Bar

700 N LBJ Dr #111, San Marcos, TX 78666

A nice spot for a relaxed hang out with friends. Relatively small, but very good selection of beers on tap. The beer selection and amount of options perfectly...

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Grins Restaurant 802 N LBJ Dr, San Marcos
Grins Restaurant
American • $$

Grins Restaurant

802 N LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

Went for Sunday dinner. Had a great experience. The staff was friendly and attentive (thanks Mattie) and the food was prompt and hot. We had the grilled...

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  • Good225 Reviews4

American Restaurants

American in San Marcos
Twin Peaks Restaurant 1207 S Interstate 35, San Marcos
Twin Peaks Restaurant
American • $$

Twin Peaks Restaurant

1207 S Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666

The food was amazing, BUT, *warning* the waitresses are dressed VERY risqué. It's not like the Hooters girls in short, shorts and t shirts. They...

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  • Good170 Reviews4.1
Texas Bean & Brew House 1328 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, San Marcos
Texas Bean & Brew House
American

Texas Bean & Brew House

1328 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666

The pecan cream cheese french toast was about as good as it gets. Bacon egg and cheese taco was amazing, especially the tortilla. Way too legit. Good coffee....

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  • Superb167 Reviews4.4
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 4321 IH 35 S, San Marcos
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
American • $$

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

4321 IH 35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666

I was a bit disappointed today...either their holding table was turned off or the manager/cooks need to recalibrate their thermometers because there was no way...

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  • Good182 Reviews3.8

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in San Marcos
Sunny's Pizza & Wings 507 Craddock Ave, San Marcos
Sunny's Pizza & Wings
Pizza • $

Sunny's Pizza & Wings

507 Craddock Ave, San Marcos, TX 78666

This place is F-ing AMAZING! My order is always ready on time or before the given time of pickup or delivery. The people are always so nice and smiling. They...

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  • Good123 Reviews4.2
Fazoli's 927 TX-80, San Marcos
Fazoli's
Pizza • $

Fazoli's

927 TX-80, San Marcos, TX 78666

Had a nice time with my dad.The food was amazing and had a sort of home cooked feel like to it than other restaurants. Some of the staff were there and they...

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  • Good161 Reviews3.5
Mr Gatti's Pizza 1504 Aquarena Springs Dr, San Marcos
Mr Gatti's Pizza
Pizza • $$

Mr Gatti's Pizza

1504 Aquarena Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

This place is amazing!!! Their pizza is always hot and fresh, and many different options as well as customizability. Me and my partner ordered a pizza that had...

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  • Good81 Reviews3.6

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in San Marcos
Casa Maria Restaurant San Marcos 706 S Guadalupe St, San Marcos
Casa Maria Restaurant San Marcos
Mexican • $$

Casa Maria Restaurant San Marcos

706 S Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX 78666

This restaurant was really nice. The house margaritas are so smooth! The food was great and server was nice. We come to San Marcos about once a year and...

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Herbert's Taco Hut 419 Riverside Dr, San Marcos
Herbert's Taco Hut
Mexican • $

Herbert's Taco Hut

419 Riverside Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

Definitely 5 star quality service - giving a shout-out to Kiley, you're the best!! The food was pretty solid - not the best and not the worst. The service...

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  • Good246 Reviews4.1
Chepo's 1400 Ranch Rd 12, San Marcos
Chepo's
Mexican • $

Chepo's

1400 Ranch Rd 12, San Marcos, TX 78666

This place is so good. My best friend and I try to eat at new places every time we go out and this place is the best so far! Our waitress was great, good...

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  • Superb165 Reviews4.4

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in San Marcos
Asian Garden 302-A University Dr, San Marcos
Asian Garden
Chinese • $

Asian Garden

302-A University Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

KAsian Garden Chinese & Cajun Restaurant First time here and the Chinese food was good. Nothing special, but it was good food at a reasonable price. Will...

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  • Good169 Reviews3.8
Panda Express 2850 S I-35, San Marcos
Panda Express
Chinese • $

Panda Express

2850 S I-35, San Marcos, TX 78666

The food Is good so is the service. It seems like u get more if u get ur food to go ..I gone inside bro eat it just seems like the portions are smaller than...

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  • Good141 Reviews3.3
China Palace Super Buffet 900 Bugg Ln, San Marcos
China Palace Super Buffet
Chinese • $

China Palace Super Buffet

900 Bugg Ln, San Marcos, TX 78666

Wife and I went there today for our first time..The food was good ,fresh and friendly staff…I read a few reviews before we made the decision to eat...

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Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in San Marcos
Mucho Taco 1109 IH 35 S, San Marcos
Mucho Taco
Fast Food

Mucho Taco

1109 IH 35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666

Mucho Taco is always fresh! The staff is wonderful!! The owners are very welcoming and always working alongside their crew!! They just introduced their Steak...

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Sonic Drive-In 1646 Aquarena Springs Dr, San Marcos
Sonic Drive-In
Fast Food • $$

Sonic Drive-In

1646 Aquarena Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

This has been the nicest sonic I have ever been to in my life so far. They have excellent customer service and it seems very clean compared to the ones that...

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Bush's Chicken 1035 N. State Hwy, San Marcos
Bush's Chicken
Fast Food • $

Bush's Chicken

1035 N. State Hwy, San Marcos, TX 78666

In spite of being short-staffed due to Covid (as most restaurants are at this time), these guys do an outstanding job of serving good food and always providing...

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  • Good159 Reviews3.5

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in San Marcos
Hat Creek Burger Company 4206 IH 35 S, San Marcos
Hat Creek Burger Company
Burgers • $$

Hat Creek Burger Company

4206 IH 35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666

Great burgers made upon ordering. Fries and onion ring are fresh and tasty lightly seasoned. Hat Fry sauce is good addition for flavor. Staff was nice and...

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  • Good191 Reviews4.1
P. Terry's Burger Stand 515 Springtown Way, San Marcos
P. Terry's Burger Stand
Burgers • $

P. Terry's Burger Stand

515 Springtown Way, San Marcos, TX 78666

Love P. Terry - great burgers and the staff members are always so kind and make sure you are pleased. The restaurants are so glean and well stocked. This is...

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Hopdoddy Burger Bar 200 Springtown Way Suite 101, San Marcos
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Burgers • $$

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

200 Springtown Way Suite 101, San Marcos, TX 78666

The food was really good and the staff were all friendly and polite. The restaurant was really clean which I appreciate. The reason for the 4 stars not 5 was...

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Italian Restaurants

Italian in San Marcos
Italian Garden 415 N LBJ Dr, San Marcos
Italian Garden
Italian • $

Italian Garden

415 N LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

Love this restaurant. My boyfriend brought me here for my birthday I think about two years ago. Since then I have really enjoyed their food. They have the most...

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  • Good248 Reviews4.1
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 1305 S Interstate 35, San Marcos
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
Italian • $$

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

1305 S Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666

I like to take this time and to recognize one of the employees that works there. Her name is Hillarie. I think she might be one of the cooks. I always bring...

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  • Good191 Reviews3.8
Rosie's Pizza To Go 1318 TX-123, San Marcos
Rosie's Pizza To Go
Italian • $

Rosie's Pizza To Go

1318 TX-123, San Marcos, TX 78666

1st time here was very impressed with the qaulity and affordability! Looking forward to have more delicious, cheesy, fresh made pizza! Thinking about the pizza...

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  • Good103 Reviews3.8
Alvin Ord's 204 University Dr, San Marcos
Alvin Ord's
Sandwich Shop • $

Alvin Ord's

204 University Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

My boyfriend and I just ordered two Salvation sandwiches on Wednesday July 7th, 2021. They have the best sandwiches in town. Don't get me wrong there are...

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  • Superb172 Reviews4.3
ThunderCloud Subs 1035 TX-123 #101, San Marcos
ThunderCloud Subs
Sandwich Shop • $$

ThunderCloud Subs

1035 TX-123 #101, San Marcos, TX 78666

I'm going with the majority and agreeing that they club that I got was great! But the NY Italian that my wife got was better, i will be getting that one...

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  • Superb109 Reviews4.3
Spud Ranch 1330 Aquarena Springs Dr #112, San Marcos
Spud Ranch
Sandwich Shop • $

Spud Ranch

1330 Aquarena Springs Dr #112, San Marcos, TX 78666

I just bought some great food from Spud Ranch. This is my first time ever eating here. I was very impressed. The food is really delicious. The sweet tea is...

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  • Superb97 Reviews4.3
Pluckers Wing Bar 105 Purple Heart Trail, I-35, San Marcos
Pluckers Wing Bar
Chicken Wings • $$

Pluckers Wing Bar

105 Purple Heart Trail, I-35, San Marcos, TX 78666

My first time here the food was really good. The wings were just how I like them crispy with lots of sauce.I had the garlic pom. Beers were really cold and...

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  • Good249 Reviews3.7
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers 928 TX-80, San Marcos
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
Chicken • $

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers

928 TX-80, San Marcos, TX 78666

Raising Cane's has always been good. My daughter loves eating Raising Cane's. If she could she would probably eat it everyday. Lol!!! I'm from...

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  • Superb180 Reviews4.3
Chick-fil-A 2213 S Interstate 35, San Marcos
Chick-fil-A
Chicken • $

Chick-fil-A

2213 S Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666

We've been to this location a few times whenever we pass through San Marcos. They taste like...well...Chick Fil-a. What sets them apart from other fast...

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  • Good196 Reviews3.9