Come to Palmer's Restaurant Bar for a sandwich and side — this eatery serves American cuisine everyone will love.
With G-free dishes and fare that's low in fat, you won't feel guilty about dining out at Palmer's Restaurant Bar.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
Palmer's Restaurant Bar provides a fun vibe with a great happy hour atmosphere.
Your group can sit comfortably at Palmer's Restaurant Bar, a local restaurant.
Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at Palmer's Restaurant Bar with their complimentary wifi.
During the summer months, don't miss out on Palmer's Restaurant Bar's outdoor patio seating.
Weekend visitors to the restaurant are well advised to take advantage of the reservation system — crowds tend to pack the place on Fridays and Saturdays.
Forget the stuffy formal wear! Palmer's Restaurant Bar's business casual dress code sets the tone for ease and enjoyment.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
For the tastes of Palmer's Restaurant Bar from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
Palmer's Restaurant Bar's diners can park in a neighboring lot just seconds away.
Make use of the luxurious bike racks at Palmer's Restaurant Bar.
Palmer's Restaurant Bar is serving up five-star food at a reasonable price.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Palmer's Restaurant Bar.
The friendly staff at Palmer's Restaurant Bar are ready and waiting to cook and serve your favorite American meal.
Pie Society: A User’s Guide
Handmade Gourmet Pizza | Locally-Sourced Toppings | Angus-Beef Meatballs | Secret Craft-Cocktail Bar
Texas goat cheese with roasted garlic bulb, Texas honey, and toasted homemade baguette
The Holy Grail pizza, with pepperoni and local mushrooms
The Master of ceremony pizza, with Stubbs BBQ sauce, red onion, roasted chicken breast, and cilantro
Where to Sit: Belly up to the bar seating area facing the open kitchen to watch master pizza chefs at work while you eat.
When to Go: Stop in from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday–Saturday for expertly made drinks at a hidden speakeasy: tucked away in the back of the restaurant, The Social Parlor bar serves up craft cocktails made from fresh juices and top-shelf spirits.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Learn about our 36th president’s formative years in San Marcos at the local Lyndon Baines Johnson Museum of San Marcos | 131 N. Guadalupe
After: Stop by the pizzeria’s sister business, Dos Gatos Kolache Bakery after dinner for a dessert of Czech kolache pastries | 700 N LBJ Dr.
Cuisine Type: All American home-style food
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 50+
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Gourmet burgers and chicken-fried steak
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery / Take-out Available: Take-out only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Q&A with Paul Sutphen, Owner
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
Grins offers a Shiner Bock beer-battered chicken-fried steak.
It is hand breaded in our special beer batter and then deep fried to golden perfection.
Grins then smothers the chicken fried steak in our homemade country gravy.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Since 1975 students and families have been discovering that Grins offers something for everyone.
Even if you’re just grabbing a quick lunch, the unique tree-house atmosphere and rambling rooms retains the cozy atmosphere of the original house on which the restaurant is based.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
I would describe Grins food as Southern, home-style cooking.
Most of the menu is made from scratch, including all of our desserts.
Gil's Broiler & Manske Roll Bakery serves American-style cuisine in the middle of San Marcos' Downtown Association district.
It's always the right time to eat a delicious, healthy meal. Find one that won't disappoint at Gil's Broiler & Manske Roll Bakery.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — this restaurant offers a variety of drink options.
Parents appreciate this restaurant's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Gil's Broiler & Manske Roll Bakery's complimentary wifi.
Prefer to dine from the comfort of your own couch? Swing by this restaurant for carryout, or have them come to you with delivery.
For the tastes of Gil's Broiler & Manske Roll Bakery from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
At Gil's Broiler & Manske Roll Bakery, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
With so many tasty low-cost options on Gil's Broiler & Manske Roll Bakery's menu, dining out has never been such a bargain.
A hearty salad, juicy burger, or classic chicken — all of your favorite American dishes will be made fresh when you head to Gil's Broiler & Manske Roll Bakery.
So head on over to the highly-rated Gil's Broiler & Manske Roll Bakery for some American eats and see what the buzz is all about.
As its multi-star ratings show, Outback Steakhouse serves the best in all things beef, making this San Marcos steakhouse hard to match.
Have a gluten-free restriction? No problem. Head to Outback Steakhouse for tasty, gluten-free eats.
The bar at this restaurant is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
Children are more than welcome to dine at this restaurant, where there's something for everyone on the menu.
Outback Steakhouse is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Those searching for a quiet dinner scene may have better luck elsewhere, as the restaurant tends to get rather noisy.
Keep it casual at Outback Steakhouse — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
Heading to Outback Steakhouse for a tasty meal? Drive on over and park in a matter of seconds.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
Outback Steakhouse s mid-range cuisine will please your pockets as well as your palate.
So when you're looking for the perfect blend of flavor and familiarity, the star-studded fare at Outback Steakhouse is sure to hit the spot.
So come to Outback Steakhouse, where you'll discover the fine art of preparing and cooking the perfect steak.
Italian Garden in San Marcos does not just make pizza. They serve decadent slices of heaven that anyone who sinks their teeth into rate high on their list.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at this pizzeria.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Italian Garden is come-as-you-are.
You can also grab your grub to go.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the patrons at your next shindig.
A nearby parking lot is readily available for Italian Garden's diners.
Bike parking is quick and easy at Italian Garden.
Looking for delicious food for under $15? Look no further than Italian Garden.
Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Italian Garden — they're open for all three meals.
Some people say that if you've had one pizza, you've had them all. Diners who've tried Italian Garden's pizza say it is the absolute best.
Find out how many slices you can eat! Italian Garden's pizza comes with high ratings and a low-key vibe, so take your time enjoying your pie.
So head over to Italian Garden, where you can sit down to a delicious pizza in a relaxed, casual setting.
When you need a quick dinner option for the whole family, stop by Italian Garden and enjoy a hot and fresh pizza.
Winter is officially over and we're now smack dab in the middle of prime patio season here in Austin. These are some of my favorite places to enjoy drinks outside.
Ables on the Lake | 3825 Lake Austin Blvd
You can’t beat the location, right on Lake Austin. Is it just me or do cocktails taste better when you're looking at a body of water? It’s a great spot to go for lunch as they offer a legendary Bloody Mary served with their signature garnish. They do a Bevo Tea that's super refreshing, and they also have happy hour Monday-Friday, 4-6 pm.
Easy Tiger | 709 E. 6th Street
They have a great location on 6th Street right along Waller Creek that creates a perfectly relaxing atmosphere. It feels like a Sunday Funday seven days a week here, with everyone mingling at their picnic tables or playing ping-pong. They also make some of the best baked goods in town, so I highly recommend their sandwiches and pretzels.
El Alma | 1025 Barton Springs Road
Mexican food and a killer patio. The patio is actually located on a deck above the restaurant, and it overlooks downtown and Butler Park. It would be criminal to go to a Mexican restaurant and not order a margarita, so I’d start with that, and then follow it up with some of their addicting sangria. Enjoy their happy hour daily from 3-6 pm.
Hotel San Jose | 1316 South Congress Ave
This seems to be one of those hidden gems that people often forget about. Their patio is located in their courtyard, next to their pool, and it’s a very chill atmosphere. Be advised that there's a limited food menu, so it’s not the place to go if you're hungry. However, if a cheese plate is what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place. I always get one of their House Specialties as they're some of my favorite cocktails in Austin. The Tropical Sangria is light, refreshing and made for easy drinking, as is the Champassion and Tinto de Verano. I always feel as if I am on vacation when sipping cocktails in their courtyard.
Elizabeth Street Café | 1501 South First Street
Go for lunch and continue sipping cocktails into the afternoon. Everything I’ve had from here has been delicious, both food and drink. The Green Mango & Cucumber Salad may be one of my favorite salads in Austin, and no meal here is complete without at least one carafe of punch. The punches change seasonally, but are always unique and delicious.
We are spoiled for choice when it comes to dining in Austin. From local restaurants to grocery stores, there are countless delectable options. Even our eclectic collection of food trailers are dishing up gourmet eats at a reasonable price!But, taking kids out for a meal can sometimes seem like a chore. Will they behave? Is it easier to just stay home and eat cereal for dinner?Fortunately, there are plenty of places around town where you can grab a bite to eat and let the children run free! Here are a few of my family’s favorites:Midway Food Park | 1905 S. Capitol of Texas Hwy., AustinMidway is an outdoor park with seven food trucks, ranging from Dock & Roll Diner (seafood) to CoolHaus (ice cream sandwiches). The park has a festive carnival atmosphere, with carousel horses hanging from a tree, Christmas lights, a stage for live music, and brightly colored picnic tables with umbrellas. Kids love the colorful playscape (pictured above), rocks to climb, and the large fenced-in field strewn with balls. In fact, Midway is so entertaining for children, you may have a hard time getting yours to eat at all.Two things to note: 1. Go early, as food does sell out and lines get long. Parking also becomes scarce and visitors have to park on the grass. 2. Each food truck sets their own hours, so not all of the trucks are open at the same time. Check their individual Facebook pages for hours.The Salt Lick Round Rock | 3350 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock | (512) 386-1044There is no disputing that the Driftwood location of The Salt Lick is worth the drive, but if you’re looking for quality barbecue a little further north, the Round Rock restaurant is a great alternative. Ribs and brisket and smoked turkey, oh my! Seating at picnic tables is casual and the outdoor playscape keeps antsy kids happy.Central Market | 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin | (512) 206-1000It may seem odd that one of our go-to dining destinations is a grocery store, but when it comes to relaxed family atmosphere, Central Market is tops. The cafe serves up delicious meals and dining on the patio with free live music Thursday to Sunday is always a treat. As a bonus, kids eat free on Tuesdays after 5 p.m. Children have a blast on the massive playscape, and can burn off a little steam in the neighboring field. Family walks to the duck pond after dinner are the icing on the cake.Whole Foods | 525 N Lamar Blvd, Austin | (512) 542-2200My kids can’t get enough of the flagship Whole Foods Market downtown. The awe-inspiring array of soup, salad, cookies and other miscellaneous food bars are something that you have to see to believe. My kids love crafting their own meals, one fresh roll or spoonful of lo mein at a time. The options are endless. With to-go meals in hand, we head up to tables on the rooftop plaza and let the kids enjoy the small wooden playscape.Southpark Meadows | 9300 S Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, AustinThis shopping center in South Austin has a large playscape flanked by several restaurants, so you have your choice of where to eat. Mama Fu’s, Jason’s Deli, Waterloo Ice House, and Amy’s Ice Creams - you can’t go wrong. Dine, play, let the kids get wet in the seasonal water bubblers, and delight in the occasional band playing on the stage in The Grove. It’s a great place to hang out as a family.Photo of Midway sign courtesy of Midway Food Park, photo of Coolhaus courtesy of Coolhaus, photo of Amy's Ice Creams courtesy of Brandon Bergara
I don’t know if Austinites like spending time in coffee shops or actually drinking coffee more. Whatever the case, we’re always thinking about the next place to go for a cup of jo. In many cases coffee shops serve as ‘offices’ for local small businesses. Even in the 105 degree summer heat we don’t miss a beat.
Mozarts |3825 Lake Austin Blvd.
This is probably one of the more iconic coffee shops in town as it sits overlooking Lake Austin. Thus, the atmosphere is calming, relaxing and easy on the eyes. The abundant seating on the deck is shaded by large trees and is the perfect place to work if you’re looking for an outdoor office for the day. They offer traditional coffee drinks as well as pastries. Dogs are also welcome on the deck.
Jo’s Coffee | 1300 South Congress Avenue
Jo’s on South Congress is probably most famous for their ‘i love you so much’ street art on the side of the building. It has become a bucket list photo op for tourists and locals alike. Aside from cool graffiti, they also serve a great cup of coffee, imagine that. The ‘iced turbo’ is a menu favorite, and they also offer sandwiches and baked goods. Outdoor seating only, so keep that in mind on rainy days or those 100+ degree summer days.
Flat Track Coffee | 913 E. Cesar Chavez Street
This is a hidden gem hidden just east of I-35. No bells and whistles, just a focus on great coffee. This is the type of place you grab a cup of joe and are on your way. The menu is limited but executed perfectly, and the crown jewel is probably their espresso. Don’t plan your next meeting here as they have very limited seating and no wi-fi. But for coffee connoisseurs, this place is a must try.
Café Medici | Various Locations
Really really great coffee. I like the downtown location as it has plenty of seating (two stories). It’s also fairly quiet, and the type of place you can go to to get stuff done. The Clarksville location is also great, slightly smaller, but located in one of my favorite little neighborhoods; it really has an awesome old Austin feel to it.
Curra’s | 614 East Oltorf Street
Curra’s (A Mexican restaurant famous for its avocado margaritas) might be the most odd ball selection on this list. However, if you're a fan of drip coffee, they have their own brew that pairs perfectly with their breakfast tacos. They also sell their coffee beans by the pound.
Houndstooth Coffee | Various Locations
This is one of those Austin coffee shops that has a cult-like following, and you can’t make a list of places to grab a cup in Austin without including Houndstooth. Maybe it’s the sleek, simple design, their friendly and knowledgeable baristas, or the simple fact that they just make fantastic coffee. You be the judge.