Whether you’re a student preparing for their freshman year at Texas State University or an alumnus stopping by the area, visit Grins Restaurant in San Marcos, TX. This local restaurant opened its doors more than 40 years ago and continues to serve up the tasty dishes and home-cooked meals you enjoy. Not only is it the perfect place to hang out with friends or go on a first date, but this place may also turn into your go-to for sustenance while studying for finals.

World-Famous Hamburgers & Dishes for All Tastes

When you visit Grins, it doesn’t matter what you’re craving—this local restaurant has something to meet everyone’s needs on their vast menu. Perhaps most famously, they have ten different burgers—ranging from a classic cheeseburger to a bacon bleu cheese crumbles burger. You can also create your own by mixing and matching their extensive ingredients list, which includes four different types of cheeses and extras like jalapeños, guacamole, and Pico de Gallo.

If you’re craving something else, they also offer steak, chicken, and seafood dinners that come with two sides. Monday through Thursday, they offer a steak special to students for $12.49 that includes an eight-ounce ribeye, French fries, and dinner salad.

local restaurantIf you prefer to remain meat-free, choose veggie fajitas that are served with sour cream, guacamole, cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, rice, pinto beans, and tortillas. Alternatively, order a veggie sandwich, vegetable plate, or garden burger combo.

The History Behind Grins

Grins Restaurant has been a staple in the community for years. When it opened in 1975, it offered only nachos, two styles of burgers, and draft beer, and seated only 60 guests. Today, after expansions and renovations, the local restaurant can accommodate up to 250 customers and has an expansive menu that includes everything from appetizers to desserts.

The next time you find yourself craving delicious eats, let Grins Restaurant give you a taste of Texas home cooking. Students can also use the app Hooked to take advantage of the local restaurant’s college food specials. To learn more about the history of Grins or view the menu, visit them online or call 512-392-4746.