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Flavor is more than the distinctive taste of food or drink. It is an indication of the essential character of something. is an online-only free guide to food & retail businesses, non-profits, and events that form part of the unique flavor of our city on the San Marcos River. People have been gathering here for over 10,000 years — it is easy to understand why. It is a great place to live, visit, and learn. Save money and have some fun!

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Food & Brew 4 54th St Bar & Grill 12 Black’s BBQ 14 Cody’s Restaurant, Bar & Patio 16 Gil’s Broiler & Manske Roll Bakery 18 Grins Restaurant 20 Gumby’s Pizza 22 Herbert’s Taco Hut 24 Industry 28 Ivar’s River Pub 30 Kerbey Lane Cafe 32 Mochas & Javas 34 North Street 36 Palmer’s 38 Patio Dolcetto 46 Pie Society 48 Railyard Bar & Grill 50 Roughhouse Brewing 54 Sean Patrick’s 56 The Pita Shop 58 The Root Cellar 60 The Taproom & The Porch 62 Valentino’s Pizza 70 Wake the Dead Coffee House 76 Zelicks Icehouse Better Living 2 Everything San Marcos 6 Art Squared Arts Mkt 8 Mermaid Society 10 Daughter of the Wild 26 Eyemart Express 40 European Wax 42 Hays Co Outfitters 44 HOTWORX 52 Shaggy Dog Market 64 TXST - News Links 66 Texas Health & Racquet Club 68 The Cornucopia 72 Wonder World Cave & Adventure Park 74 San Marcos Farmers Market 78 The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment 80 Vote North Street

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Sit Back, Relax & Enjoy the 54 Experience

Great food starts with fresh produce, high quality meats and ingredients and meals prepared from scratch. With our amazing range of quality, scratch prepared menu items, we truly have something for everyone. The five-four promise is to forever uphold our tradition of serving generous portions of house-made food and drink at an honest price. Sit back, relax and enjoy the 54 experience.

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Street Grill & Bar Restaurant • Bar • American Cuisine Website Menu Click/Tap Here 1303 IH35 Frontage Rd San Marcos, TX, 78666 (512) 396-5400 Hours Sun - Thur 11am - 11*pm Fri &
11am - 12*am
Express To-Go & Delivery
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54th Street Grill & Bar

Art Squared Arts Market


Monthly Features

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On the Square San Marcos, TX, 78666

Next Market Day/Time Saturday

March 11, 2023

9am - 4pm

Mission Statement: To provide a platform for artists of all mediums to exhibit, promote and sell their handcrafted art.

Vision: The vision of Art Squared is to be a catalyst for the advancement of the arts and art makers, as well as a contributor in helping to make San Marcos a destination for cultural experiences for our local community and visitors alike.

Art Squared is hosted by the San Marcos Art League , now in its 39th year in San Marcos. We hope you’ll make plans to experience the Art Squared Arts Market and find some treasures to call your own. We guarantee, you won’t leave empty-handed!

The San Marcos Art League and Art Squared Arts Market are funded in part by the San Marcos Arts Commission.

The Art Market is held on the 2nd Saturday of the Month from March – December.

San Marcos
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Art SquaredArts Market

Restaurant Mermaid Society of Texas Headquartered in San Marcos Our Vision: A vibrant and creative eco-driven community united by the empowering symbol of the Mermaid; celebrating our arts, culture and heritage, and fostering river guardianship. Our Mission: To utilize our creative platform to inspire community engagement and connection among like-spirited partners to support environmental awareness and eco-education for youth. Nonprofit Organization
Marcos Website River Guardianship Click/Tap Here San Marcos, TX, 78666 (512) 825-2819 Better living 8

Mermaid Fest 2022 Was a Blast!

Mermaid Sirena Jimena read some Christmas books to young patrons at the San Marcos Public Library before they made their own mermaid tale ornaments!

Daughter of the Wild


218 N Guadalupe St San Marcos, TX, 78666

(830) 822-5679

Hours Wed - Sun 11am - 6pm

Daughter of the Wild is a locally grown unique boutique retail experience focused on blending nature’s best qualities with timeless handcrafted designs & creations. We bring the San Marcos community & beyond a wide spectrum of products ranging from house plants, succulent arrangements, handmade stone jewelry, unique paper products, home goods, vintage clothing, antiques, & more.

Our mission is to Stay Local & Stay Wild.

Unique Retail Boutique
Handmade in
San Marcos
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Daughter of the Wild

Black’s BBQ


Oldest in Texas

Same Family Since 1932

The Black family has been actively serving the barbecue community for over three generations, originally making a name for themselves at the Black’s BBQ family-owned restaurant in Lockhart, Texas.

We specialize in slow-smoked meats and southern desserts in a rustic setting with a full bar, patio and live music.

Half-off any size sandwich with your choice of meats all day long on Tuesdays!

Southern Restaurant • BBQ
Dine-in • Outside Dining • Pickup • Local Delivery • Catering Food & Brew
Pickup/Delivery Click/Tap Here Website Menu Click/Tap Here 510 Hull St. San
Hours Sun
9pm 12
San Marcos
Marcos, TX, 78666
- Thur 11am - 8pm
- Sat

BBQ Black’s

Cody’s Restaurant Bar & Patio



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690 Centerpoint Rd, #209 San Marcos, TX, 78666

(512) 393-2867


Tuesday - Saturday 4pm - 10pm LUNCH

Thursday - Saturday 11:30am - 4pm


Tuesday - Saturday 4pm - 7pm

Experience a Unique Culinary Encounter

“It’s All About the Experience” captures the essence of Cody’s — award-winning small plates, entrees, hand-crafted cocktails and exclusive wine offerings. The ambiance of the restaurant, the music we play, and the food and drinks we serve all combine to provide our guests with a truly memorable experience with the utmost attention to detail.

Restaurant • Bar • Adventurous American Cuisine
Private Events • Full-service Catering • Dinner Club
Food & Brew San Marcos

Cody’s Restaurant Bar & Patio

& Manske Roll Bakery

Website Shop Click/Tap Here

328 N LBJ San Marcos, TX, 78666

(512) 878-8888 Hours Tue - Sat 9am - 10pm Sunday 9am - 5pm

A Bit of Our History

Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th president of the United States, was the most prominent graduate from Texas State University located just blocks from the Manske Roll Bakery. While the Manske Grill didn’t open until the 1940’s, Johnson graduated in 1930, Johnson encountered the delightful creation on one of his numerous trips back to San Marcos for political functions. Once in office, LBJ had the delicious rolls sent to the White House, perhaps to enjoy a piece of his younger, less stressful days.

You haven’t been to San Marcos until you’ve had a Manske Roll! Dine-in

Restaurant Gil’s Broiler
Restaurant • American • Comfort Food
• Takeout • Check Specials on
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Gil’s Broiler & Manske Roll Bakery


A San Marcos Original Since 1975

Our world-famous hamburgers and Texas sized onion rings are favorites among San Marcos residents, as well as our award-winning salsa that is made fresh daily. Some other menu favorites include Shiner Bock beer battered chicken fried steak, sizzling fajitas, and homemade dessert. To top off the great food being served, we are known to have one of the best Happy Hours in town.

Daily specials listed on the menu!

Restaurant Grins Restaurant Restaurant • American • Comfort Food
Dine-in • Takeout • Patio Dining
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San Marcos
802 North LBJ San Marcos, TX, 78666 (512) 392-4746 Hours Sun -Thur 11am
9pm Fri & Sat 11am - 10pm

Grins Restaurant

Gumby’s Pizza

San Marcos


Menu Click/Tap Here

312 W Hopkins St San Marcos, TX, 78666

(512) 754-8629 Hours

Sun - Wed 11am - 12am

Thu - Sat 11am - 2am

Pizza Perfection

Gumby’s Pizza is made with fresh ingredients on dough that is prepared, in store, daily so it is never frozen. This gives you the freshest crusts you can find. We prepare our fresh produce daily. Each pie is hand tossed and made to order with pride.

We offer great specialty pizzas, tasty wings, pepperoni rolls, calzones, specialty and draft cocktails along with beer, wine, and pizza by the slice.

Don’t miss Happy Hour every day from 2-6 pm!

$2 Cheese/Pepperoni Slices

$4 Frozen Margs

$2 Pickle Shots

$1 Off All Other Drinks

Restaurant • Pizza
Dine-in • Outside Dining • Takeout • Delivery
Online Click/Tap Here 20
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Gumby’s Pizza

San Marcos

Herbert’s Taco Hut

Food & Brew

A San Marcos Legacy


419 Riverside Dr San Marcos, TX, 78666

(512) 392-2993


Mon - Thu 10am - 9pm

Friday 10am - 10pm

Saturday 7am - 10pm

Sunday 7am - 9pm

Herbert Sr. and his wife, Dora Rizk, founded the famous Herbert’s Taco Hut on May 19, 1976, which is located by the historic San Marcos River and near the heart of downtown San Marcos. Throughout many years of hard work and dedication to their family business, they generated a huge, successful customer base that thrives to this day. Herbert’s Taco Hut has been awarded a very special “Key to The City” legacy award. With its authentic secret recipes, Herbert’s Taco Hut remains to hold the prestigious reputation of a fast and consistent dining experience in a family friendly atmosphere.

To this day, patrons continue to travel back to our restaurant to revisit that nostalgic experience and enjoy some of the most amazing food in the world. Herbert’s Taco Hut continues to be voted “Best in Hays County” for numerous years. We are very proud to be a part of the extensive history of the City of San Marcos, and we thank all our loyal patrons as well as our new patrons!

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Restaurant • Tex-Mex Cuisine
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Herbert’s Taco Hut

Our menu is made for you. It’s diverse, filling, healthy when you want to be, and fair priced. But most importantly it’s fast, and every dish will fill you up without the food coma. Our restaurant was built for you. Because Industry service means that you can order at the counter and we’ll bring the order to you. Flag us down for anything else, or park at a table and do your own thing. We’re good with it. Clock out and hang out. Whether it’s for the game or just the end of your working day, we have 50+ scratch menu items, 20 craft beers, and 10 original cocktails.

Order Online - Delivery, Pick up, or Curbside

Weekly Specials Click/Tap Here Restaurant Industry Restaurant • Bar • American Cuisine Website Menu Click/Tap Here 110 E MLK Dr #126 San Marcos, TX, 78666 (512) 392-8686 Hours Every Day 11am - 12am WKND Brunch ‘til 3pm Weekday HH 3-6, 10:30-CL
Eat. Drink. Every day. Are you IN?
Dine-in • Outside Dining • Events • Catering
Food & Brew San Marcos


The Eyemart Express family ranks amongst the top optical retailers in the nation – an achievement made possible by remaining faithful to a simple yet effective formula. We strive to provide you with access to over 2,000 frames to fit your lifestyle. Everyday low prices are a cornerstone to our philosophy, allowing you great frames at an even greater value. Our in-store labs help us crush the wait time for your glasses – over 90% are ready the same day. Eye

Today’s Offers Click/Tap Here Restaurant EYEMART E PRESS Sunglasses & Eyewear • Retail Website 200 N IH35, #118 San Marcos, TX, 78666 (737) 213-1432 Hours Mon - Fri 9am - 7pm Saturday 9am - 5pm
The Right Glasses, Right Now, at the Right Price
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Ivar’s River Pub

Food & Brew


Menu Click/Tap Here

701 Cheatham St San Marcos, TX, 78666

(512) 878-0303

Kitchen Hours

Sun - Thur 11am - 9pm

Fri & Sat 11am - 10pm (bar open one hour later)

HH & Drink Specials Click/Tap Here

Ivar’s River Pub, “The Soul of the City”

We aspire to deliver a delicious dining experience and exceptional service to each and every guest. We’re committed to being good stewards of the natural beauty and one-of-akind river community we call home. We invite you to bring your friends, family, and appetite to join us for the celebration, and hope you’ll be back again soon to see what’s new at Ivar’s River Pub!

Restaurant • Bar • Texas Cuisine
Dine-in • Patio & Outside Dining • Beer Garden • Events

Ivar’s River Pub

San Marcos

Kerbey Lane Cafe

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221 E Sessom Dr San Marcos, TX, 78666

(512) 879-2825


Open Every Day 7am - 10pm

Thoughtfully-Sourced Comfort Food

We first opened our doors to the Austin community on May 5, 1980, serving made-fromscratch comfort food out of a small 1930’s bungalow in Central Austin.

Kerbey Lane Cafe remains 100% family-owned to this day and we continue to stay true to our original values of serving delicious meals that are thoughtfully-sourced, scratch-made, and affordable while welcoming all who come through our doors.

Restaurant • American Cuisine • Comfort Food
Dine-in • Patio Dining at the River
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Kerbey Lane Cafe

Mochas & Javas


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700 North LBJ San Marcos, TX, 78666

(512) 396-5282 Hours Mon - Thu 6:30am - 7pm

Dedicated to Quality & Community

Our mission is to serve the finest quality coffee beverages and food to our guests. We strive to educate our guests on our products so they may make the best choice on their food and beverage selection. We work with local vendors, avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup, and pay close attention to detail, crafting scratch-made products that we are proud to serve. We take every opportunity to stimulate the local economy by purchasing ingredients and retail items from local producers as well as supporting local artists and craftspeople.

Shops in San Marcos & Frisco, Texas
Dine-in • Outside Dining •
San Marcos
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Mochas & Javas

Tastebud Adventure

Restaurant North Street Restaurant • Beer Garden, Coffee, & Indian Cuisine
see our complete
and enjoy
food &
tastebud adventure. Outside Dining • Takeout Website Menu Click/Tap Here 216 North Street San Marcos, TX, 78666 (512) 667-7094 Hours Monday - Sunday 11am - 10pm Happy Hour Mon - Fri 1am - 6pm Food & Brew San Marcos 34
Neighborhood joint serving up Indian & curry dishes, coffee & espresso drinks, wines & rare beer finds as well as Texas favorites. We have 26 beers on draught that rotate heavily. Visit us to

North Street


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Palmer’s Restaurant, Bar & Courtyard


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218 Moore Street San Marcos, TX, 78666

Fine Dining Since 1978

Situated at the “gateway to the Hill Country” since 1978, we feature signature margaritas, our infamous Mexican martinis and classic cocktails with regional fusion cuisine from New Mexico to New Orleans.

Our restaurant, with its several fireplaces and courtyard views, is a fantastic destination for those who want to relax and enjoy their company.

Featuring the only courtyard in Hays County and several private rooms, we have the ability to impress your guests. We can help with birthdays, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, and wedding celebrations and ceremonies and just about any kind of celebration you want!

Dine-in • Courtyard Dining • Culinary
San Marcos
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San Marcos

Patio Dolcetto

wine & Brew


Menu Click/Tap Here

322 Cheatham St San Marcos, TX, 78666

(512) 366-3605 Hours Mon - Thur 4pm - 11pm Fri & Sat 4pm - Midnight Sunday Noon - 10pm

Wine, Craft Ciders, Beer, Cocktails & More

Located in San Marcos and inspired by the beautiful river, Patio Dolcetto embodies the energy and class of the city with the laid back atmosphere of the Hill Country. Designed with a relaxed approach to great wines, craft ciders, cocktails, martinis, craft beers and good food, we invite you to drink, eat, share, relax and enjoy.

Happy Hour: 4pm - 7pm Mon - Thur

Reverse Happy Hour: 8pm - 11pm Mon - Thur

Please check our website or Facebook for daily specials and upcoming events.

Two-level Garden Patio

Wine Lounge • Bier Garden • Artisan Gallery
All Guests Must Be 21+ 38

Patio Dolcetto

European Wax Center


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200 Springtown Way Suite 130

San Marcos, TX, 78666

(512) 957-0752 Hours

Mon - Thu 9am - 8pm

Saturday 9am - 6pm

Sunday 10am - 6pm

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Get a Boost of Confidence

At European Wax Center - San Marcos - The Lyndon, we know that smooth skin can give you the boost of confidence you need to dress bolder, speak louder, and chase your dreams harder. Besides, who wouldn’t enjoy being pampered with the best waxing services in San Marcos? Our wax salon is here to reveal your gorgeous skin through services like leg waxing, arm waxing, eyebrows waxing, Brazilian waxing, and bikini waxing. Gentlemen,we haven’t forgotten about you. Our experts in waxing are just as dedicated to giving you an unbeatable experience that makes you feel ohso-smooth. Through our male waxing services, you can ward away that hairy chest, clean up those pesky back hairs, and more.

Waxing Services
Brazilian • Brow • Body • Facial • Men’s Services
San Marcos
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European Wax Center

Shop Now Click/Tap Here Restaurant Hays Co Outfitters Outdoor Equipment • Retail Website 690 Centerpoint Rd., #201 San Marcos, TX, 78666 (512) 749-1514 Hours Mon - Thur 11am - 6pm Fri - Sat 10am - 6pm Sunday 12pm - 4pm
is owned and operated by a Texas State Alum with a passion for the outdoors. We are a men’s and women’s southern lifestyle and outdoor outfitter. You will find clothing, footwear and accessories ranging from Patagonia and Chaco to Birkenstock and Southern Tide. Find us in Centerpoint Plaza off of Centerpoint Rd. in San Marcos (right behind Whataburger). FREE Shipping On All Orders Over $100 Curbside and Local Pickup Available BETTER LIVING Outside San Marcos 42
Find Your Adventure HCO

Hays Co Outfitters

San Marcos


San Marcos Location

200 Springtown Way Suite 116

San Marcos, TX, 78666

(512) 667-6369

Staffed Hours

Mon - Thu 11am - 8pm

Friday 9am - 6pm Saturday 11am - 4pm

Not Your Typical Gym

HOTWORX is hot yoga, hot Pilates, hot spin/cycle and other isometric as well as High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts that flush toxins; increase flexibility and muscle tone; and burn massive amounts of calories. Our virtually instructed fitness programs take place within an infrared sauna, so you maximize your workout through infrared heat absorption. HOTWORX members consistently achieve better results with our efficient 15-minute HIIT workouts and 30-minute Isometric workouts. Get unlimited classes and conveniently schedule your workouts directly from the HOTWORX app! Open 24 hours via personal access code and staffed with real humans. Drop by or give us a call - your first workout is free!

Restaurant 24-Hour Infrared Fitness Studio & Gym
Connect on Facebook for Specials & Events
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Pie Society


Menu Click/Tap Here

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

(512) 805-8900 Hours

Mon - Sat 11am - 10pm

Sunday Noon - 10pm

Incredibly Tasty Pizza

Located in the San Marcos Center, just off Texas State’s campus at 700 N. LBJ Dr., is one of the best pizza places the city has to offer.

Pie Society offers a wide selection of food and drinks to the San Marcos community including pizzas, calzones, sandwiches and salads as well as beers, cocktails and wine.

Enjoy New York-style pies with vegetarian and vegan-friendly options with a broad range of meatless options and vegan cheese substitutes. Open daily until 10 p.m.

Slices offered daily 11am-2pm and 5pm-8pm


Restaurant • Pizza • Beer • Spirits
• Takeout •
San Marcos
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Pie Society

Railyard Bar & Grill

Website Menu

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116 S Edward Gary

San Marcos, TX, 78666

(512) 214-8352 Hours

Mon - Thur 4pm - 10pm (kitchen closes @ 10pm)

Fri & Sat 12pm - 2am (kitchen closes @11pm)

Sunday 12pm - 10pm (kitchen closes @9pm)

Great Place to Hang Out

We started Railyard Bar and Grill to be a family-friendly, fun place to hang out and enjoy a great meal. We hope you enjoy coming here to listen to live music, play games and enjoy time with your friends and family.

Railyard features a full bar, live music and great food for a great value — includes our kids menu. We offer pool, ping pong, washers and horseshoes. Our menu features delicious burgers, salads, desserts, sandwiches and more. Check out our great happy hour appetizers and drink specials.

Restaurant • Bar • American Cuisine
Dine-in • Patio & Outside Dining • Pet Friendly
San Marcos
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Railyard Bar & Grill

Roughhouse Brewing


Comfortable Spot to Share a Beer & Connect

680 Oakwood Loop San Marcos, TX, 78666

(512) 667-7000 Hours

Mon & Thur 4pm - 9pm

Friday 2pm - 10pm

Saturday 11am - 10pm

Sunday 11am - 8pm Calendar

Located on our family’s 50-acre ranch in San Marcos, the brewery focuses on executing farmhouse ales, traditional lagers and spontaneous cave-aged beers that complement the Texas backdrop—dry, crisp and refreshing. Our farmhouse ales undergo 100-percent fermentation in American White Oak foeders (large wooden barrels) using our house, mixed culture, which includes yeast harvested from the Pasternak Ranch. The brewery’s water is supplied by our onsite well tapping into the Cow Creek section of the Trinity aquifer—providing some of the highest quality water in Central Texas.

Craft Brewery
• Outside Dining • Events
San Marcos
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Craft Brewery

Roughhouse Brewing

San Marcos

Shaggy Dog Market

200 Springtown Way, #126 San Marcos, TX, 78666

(737) 213-4005 Hours

Mon - Sat 10am - 7pm

Sunday 11am - 5pm

Our Story

It’s simple! We love dogs. We love San Marcos/ Kyle/Buda community. We live here and love that it’s such a dog friendly place. We realized that dog lovers needed a great go-to store for their pet needs — without having to drive to Austin or, heaven forbid, a big-box retail store for food, toys, and treats. Shaggy Dog Market is a locally owned, home-grown business.

We want shopping at Shaggy Dog Market to be an experience the whole family can enjoy. We also want to do everything we can to see that your pets get the best and healthiest products available.

We can’t wait to meet you in San Marcos, Kyle, or Buda!

Browse Products Click/Tap Here Restaurant
Pet Supply • Retail
Healthy Food • Toys • Treats • Self-serve Dog Wash Grooming Supplies • Collars, Harnesses, & Leashes
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Shaggy Dog Market

Food & Brew

Sean Patrick’s



Our Story


E San Antonio

San Marcos, TX, 78666

(512) 392-7310


Extra hour or so on some weekend nights

Mon - Wed 11am - 11pm

Thur & Sat 11am - 12am

Sunday 11am - 10pm

Sat & Sun Brunch until 3pm

Founded in 2005 and housed in an 1885 historical building, there is a rich history here that cannot be duplicated. During the 70’s the “Too Bitter” was located here. Bands that played here included Police (included Sting, yes, that Sting), George Strait, Willie Nelson, Eric Johnson, and many others. Most heard customer comment is “Wow, we did not expect the food to be this good, we were expecting pub food”! Voted Best Irish Bar, Brew Pub and Sports Bar in Central Texas! The owners are from Central Texas, including San Marcos, with San Marcos roots going back to when Texas State was called Southwest Texas State. An older family member actually lived, when going to school here, in LBJ’s old apartment. Texas State is the only University in Texas that has graduated a Vice-President and President of the US.

Up to 70 Beers on Tap! 10 in house brewed beers! Daily Drink Specials, Craft Cocktails. Specials every day! Pool Tables, Dart Boards, Shuffle Board, & Sports!


Brewery • Restaurant • Irish Pub N’ Texas Grub
• Patio Dining
San Marcos
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17th Annual St. Patricks Day Block Party

Sean Patrick’s Irish Pub N’ Texas Grub

Sean Patrick’s

MAR 17 AT 11 AM – MAR 19 AT 12 AM

San Marcos

The Pita Shop

Food & drinks

Website Menu Click/Tap Here

1904 Old RR 12, #111 San Marcos, TX, 78666

(512) 216-6051 Hours

Tue - Sat 11am - 8pm Sunday 11am - 4pm

A Little Bit About Us

The Pita Shop is a locally owned self-service eatery in San Marcos, Texas that serves fresh middle eastern style pitas! Opened in the Summer of 2015 The Pita Shop accommodates the students and locals of San Marcos and surrounding areas. The menu is full of fresh options, such as homemade falafel, gyros, and fresh made hummus. The Pita Shop is a great option for a quick lunch or to bring home a delicious dinner for your family.

360 Five-star reviews on Yelp!



Restaurant • Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, & Greek Cuisine
• Outside Dining • Takeout •

The Pita Shop

The Root Cellar Cafe

Great Food Wonderful

The Root Cellar Cafe has been a local favorite in the San Marcos community for 16 years. The menu is packed with American comfort food favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner; from chicken and waffles and biscuits and gravy, to savory sandwiches and the best breakfast in Hays County. Our from-scratch food really hits the spot! Pair it with a mimosa, cold beer, or glass of wine, and you have one tasty meal :) We work hard to bring our community together through great food and wonderful service...see you soon!

Restaurant • American Cuisine Website Menu Click/Tap Here 215 N LBJ Dr San Marcos, TX, 78666 (512) 392-5158 Hours Tue - Sun 8am - 9pm
Dine-in • Patio Dining • Takeout • Catering
Food & Brew San Marcos

The Root Cellar Cafe

Food & Brew

The Taproom & The Porch


Event Calender Menu

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129 E Hopkins San Marcos, TX, 78666

(512) 392-9824


Mon-Wed 11:30am - 12am

Thur-Fri 11:30am - 2am

Saturday 11am - 2am

Sunday 11am - 12am

Kitchen Open ‘til 11pm Nightly

Order Online Click/Tap

Burgers, Beer & Music!

Award winning burgers and 100+ beers from around the world! Established in 1994. Check out our little brother bar, The Porch, for live music, DJs and events. Only one location -right on the square in historic Downtown San Marcos, TX. We specialize in handmade, 1/2 lb burgers, homemade ribs, mac & cheese, fish & chips and all your favorite bar grub. Come join us for all the sports programming you can handle, live music at The Porch, special events and seasonal food. Join our Around The World Club and get a free t-shirt with your name on our Wall of Fame when you complete a round of 60 beers including our drafts, blends and bottles from here, there, and everywhere!

Restaurant • Bar • Music • American Cuisine
Dine-in • Takeout
San Marcos

The Porch The Taproom

Valentino’s Pizza

110 N LBJ Drive San Marcos, TX, 78666

(512) 967-1100

Kitchen Hours

Sun - Wed 11am - 11pm

Thu - Sat 11am - midnight

Slices ‘til 3am Thu - Sat!

San Marcos Classic Reopens

Valentino’s closed for Thanksgiving in 2018 and quietly never reopened. Bobbi and Carter Hill sold the building to a new owner who was prepared to lease it to a new business that would probably not be pizza or even a restaurant. That’s when he approached Cody Taylor and Harlan Scott who had just opened Industry in 2018 which was actually named after their love for the service industry. Their 20-year friendship and love for the industry began in college working at an iconic restaurant that changed the lives of locals and its employees, just like Valentino’s did. Valentino’s today is not a reopening or a remodel of the old Valentino’s; that was impossible to do. Valentino’s today pays tribute to a restaurant that served so many and sold pizza, too.

Restaurant • Bar • Pizza
Dine-in • Patio Dining • Order Online
Website Menu Food Drinks
San Marcos
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Valentino’s Pizza

Texas State University Newspaper & Radio Links

The University Star is editorially independent from Texas State University, meaning fellow students make all the decisions about what to cover and how. The university has no say in our content. Period. Our journalism is by students, for students. We also venture into San Marcos to cover the issues that are important to the community that hosts our university because the two are so interconnected.

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KTSW 89.9 is a student-run, noncommercial radio station at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. We have students of all majors working in a variety of departments that make KTSW a source of quality on-air and online content. Primarily, we spin college rock, serving an eclectic mix of garage and psych-rock, indie-synth-pop thrown in the mix. Our format relies on the music flourishing in our local scene. It’s the raw, deep tracks of albums and a bit rough around the edges. Our diverse love for music expands our selection. If you’re looking for the best in up-andcoming live music in San Marcos, check out one of our three monthly showcases held during the fall and spring semesters. More information on shows and concerts can be found on the events tab on our Facebook page.

Here at KTSW, we strive to serve the San Marcos community. Other Side Drive brings in local organizations for onair interviews and local artists for in-studio performances. Our news department keeps you up-to-date on issues affecting the San Marcos and surrounding communities, while sports reporters work closely with the San Marcos High School Rattlers to celebrate their wins, analyze their losses and visit the practices in between.

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Texas Heath & Racquet Club

Two Locations 109 E McCarty Ln

(512) 353-0789

(Downtown) 110 E MLK Dr

(512) 333-0472

San Marcos, TX, 78666 Hours

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Every Detail Matters

At THRC, our innovative, full-spectrum fitness club is designed to fit our customers’ modern lives & provide complete, results-based fitness. We are devoted to getting our clients results.

We want you to feel supported — by team members who really care. We want you to enjoy a welcoming, elevated atmosphere where you can confidently achieve results. Each day, we pay attention to every-last-detail to show you the difference at THRC.

You spend time at home. You spend time at work. We want your time here to recharge and empower you — for everything else you do in life.

Our business is built on helping people.

Award-winning, Full Spectrum Fitness Facility
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The Cornucopia

1104 Thorpe Ln, Ste J San Marcos, TX, 78666

(512) 353-5044 Hours

Mon - Sat 9am - 8pm

Sunday Noon - 6pm

Bring Healthy Home

With quality as a priority, we work hard to ensure that all the items we stock will meet your nutritional needs. We also keep prices low to ensure the greatest possible value. If you want to live a healthier and more productive life, then you need to take care of yourself through regular exercise, and by eating a nutrient rich diet. Contrary to what some people believe, eating natural products doesn’t have to be expensive.

Family owned and operated by Dave and Dan Davis, our natural food shop has the best selection of quality items both homegrown and from your favorite distributors. Come by to feel the unique energy of our store. The Cornucopia is one of the only health food stores in the area offering such a unique selection of supplements and nutritional products. With a large raw food section, a fully stocked packaged food collection, and great variety of body care products, we have the healthy items you need for your well-being.

Natural Foods Market • Health Food Store
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The Cornucopia

Food & Brew

Wake the Dead Coffee House


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1432 Old RR 12 San Marcos, TX, 78666

(512) 754-9253


Mon - Sun 7am - 10pm

More Than Coffee

Funky Tim Burton-esque house with a variety of over 55 imported and domestic beer, wine, specialty espresso drinks, smoothies, breakfast and lunch choices, pastries and treats, monthly art exhibits, live music, hand-crafted items for sale, a beautiful landscaped courtyard, entertainment ... and of course, coffee!

Coffee House • Beer Garden
Dine-in • Patio Dining • Takeout • Vegan Options
San Marcos

Wake the Dead Coffee House

Wonder World Cave & Adventure Park


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1000 Prospect St San Marcos, TX, 78666

(512) 392-6711

Winter Hours

Fri - Sun 10am - 5pm

Last tour departs at 3pm

Park Open Daily: March - September 2023

First Show Cave in Texas

Welcome to Wonder World Park, a one-of-a-kind Theme Park, known as the first show cave in Texas. Visitors have enjoyed touring the Balcones Fault Line Cave for over 105 years, and now, the park has many other attractions for family fun and entertainment. Discover the nation’s only true example of an earthquake formed cave on a guided tour. Go deep underground and see up close the devastation of a major quake. Exit by the “Stratavator” and ride high into the sky to the Tejas Observatory Tower. Be amazed by the Topsy-Turvy World of the Anti-Gravity House where everything is backwards, even water flows uphill! Board the train and splash through the waterfalls of Mystery Mountain on your way to the Texas Wildlife Petting Park.

Opened in 1903—Oldest Tourist Attraction in Texas

Cave Tour • Wildlife Park • Train Ride • Attractions & Events
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Zelicks Icehouse

Food & Brew


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336 W Hopkins St San Marcos, TX, 78666

(512) 757-8787

Icehouse Hours

Mon - Wed 3pm - 2am

Thur - Sun 12pm - 2am

Kitchen Hours

Mon - Wed 4pm - 11pm

Thursday 12pm - 11pm

Fri - Sat 12pm - 12am

Thur - Sun 12pm - 11pm

Stiff Drinks & Cold Beer

At Zelicks, we take time and appreciation in choosing the selection of beers we carry. We have everything from domestics to local craft brews, so you can always be sure to find the style of beer that you are looking for.

Our draft selection consists solely of Texas craft beers. We have developed relationships with local breweries who have allowed us access to specialty kegs only found at Zelicks.

The indoor garage structure of Zelicks is where the full bar is located along with bar top seating, televisions and a pool table area. Zelicks also features patio-like outdoor seating and Texas-inspired games like washers, horseshoes and cornhole. Keep up with our weekly events on Facebook and visit us for Steak Night every Tuesday starting at 5pm until sold out.

Outside Seating • Events & Live Music (Check Facebook)

Bar • Beer Garden


The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Light-up Paddling Tours!


Glass-bottom Boat

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201 San Marcos Springs Dr San Marcos, TX, 78666

(512) 245-2222


Monday - Sunday 9:30am - 5pm

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Our Mission

Inspiring research and leadership that ensures clean, abundant water for the environment and all humanity.

Our Vision

A world where all people understand and embrace the value of water and environmental stewardship.

Our Four Pillars

The Meadows Center fulfills its mission by integrating activities across four pillars of action: research, leadership, education and stewardship. Our work in each of these pillars begins at Spring Lake – one of the largest artesian springs in the world – and ripples outward across Texas and beyond. Texas

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