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Top store recommendations from locals

Grocery or Supermarket
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“Parking can be tricky, so go on off hours or order from Instacart for delivery.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Known to locals as "the little HEB". Closest grocery store to the Crockett.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“It's very San Marcos. :) It offers non-alcoholic drinks in addition to beers and other mixed drinks. It also has a sampling of food (breakfast tacos included!)”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
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“Review coming soon! I'm not a coffee drinker and so I have never been here. BUT it gets good reviews, looks really interesting, has some great looking food on the website, and a terrific looking outdoor area. I'm going to check it out soon!!!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The best hamburger around. They also have cinnamon rolls the size of your face! Connected to the restaurant is a Texas-style boutique that is great for the woman to browse while the men grab an old fashioned malt for desert. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Store
“2.3 miles / 6 minutes - Canoe and kayak rentals, San Marcos River shuttles, sales of equipment and accessories, and repairs. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
“Fun store! Lots of unusual items, eclectic jewelry, and gift items. Hurry in, as they plan to close by the end of summer 2020!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“I was never much of a museum guy, but I've always LOVED cars. They have classic cars dating back over 100 years all included with the history that surrounded their time.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Popular, petite bakeshop crafting Czech-style pastries with a wide range of sweet & savory filling. These are some of the best kolaches. Get there early!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Antique Shop
“Bower Bird for odds and ends Paper Bear has some books, a bunch of games, etc.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“A local favorite on hot days! Their homemade waffle cones are to die for and unique, in house made flavors are unbeatable. Don't forget to sample the flavor of the month!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Great owners and atmosphere! Home-style, freshly prepared food! Utilizing a seasonal menu to take advantage of the season's best, as well as changing weekly specials, soup de jour, salads and desserts, our unpretentious menu features traditional comfort food, combined with dishes appealing to contemporary tastes. Dine in our newly renovated building, or simply order from the Deli Case a la carte and take your meal to-go. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“Sister to The Root Cellar Cafe and Brewery but with coffee and yummy cakes and cookies!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“Stop in before you begin your day on the river and you’ll find yourself in a cozy, friendly space full of happy regulars who know what they like and have found it here. Great coffee, tea, breakfast treats and tacos are on offer, and all are delicious. The staff could not be nicer, and we mean that in the best possible way. (San Martian trip: The delicious veggie breakfast taco will fill you up without weighing you down – a perfect start to a perfect day in the San Marvelous.) ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Iconic San Marcos burger spot within staggering distance of the bars on the square and the dorms on campus. It's essentially a hallway with booths and tables crammed in it, and the burgers themselves are hardly more than meat cooked on a flat diner grill, but there's something about Gil's that has ensured its survival for many a moon here in the San Marvelous. If you like sweet rolls, you can order a "world famous" Manske Roll, though we'd recommend blowing those calories on some housemade ice cream a few doors down at Rhea's.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“it's a Deli, what could go wrong? be hungry. I like the muffalata. Big salad bar if your feeling green.”
  • 2 locals recommend