Bobcat Quickie has established itself as an authentic taco shop in a city of chain restaurants. With each taco packed with a few ingredients, you can truly taste each stand out on it’s own which means adding more would over saturate the flavor. Whether you’re a classic fan of breakfast tacos or looking for something a little more authentic such as nopalitos or carne guisada, Bobcat Quickie has got it.
Bobcat Quickie, 339 North Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX, USA, +1 512 396 2000
Though Jimmy John’s is mainly known for it’s “freaky fast delivery,” convenience is what this location in particular has going for it. The menu doesn’t extend too far past ham, turkey, roast beef and salami sandwiches, but it’s the little things that make the difference, such as the hot peppers, fresh sprouts and celery just to name a few.
Jimmy John’s, 202 E San Antonio St, San Marcos, TX, USA +1 512 396 2222
Texans far and wide know the familiar taste of Whataburger, but it’s the San Marcos crowd that made their Whataburger one of the busiest in the company. Each burger is made with large, fresh beef patties on butter-toasted buns giving Whataburger an advantage of quality over other burger chains.
Whataburger, 1004 TX-123, San Marcos, TX, USA, +1 512 754 7375
Louie’s is the place to go on a hot Texas day in San Marcos; the outdoor atmosphere really sets in the tone for cold margaritass and seafood. The oysters come served raw or chargrilled, but either way, they’ll get you in the mindset of being on the Texas coast. However, while oysters might be their specialty, signature dishes like the crab stuffed jalapenos, alligator roll or Boudin Balls blend New Orleans and Tex-Mex dishes come together to give seafood a Southern Texas kick.
Taproom takes the crown for best burger in San Marcos. Famous for having the biggest selection of beer in San Marcos, Taproom is also known around town for having the best burger in San Marcos, and it’s not just about the beef. Each burger is served on a butter-toasted bun with toppings ranging from queso to hot wing sauce. On the rest of the menu, you’ll find sandwiches, ribs, a wide selection of appetizers and 102 different beers.
Taproom, 129 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX, USA, +1 512 392 9824
Gumby’s Pizza has become a part of the San Marcos culture. Not in the mood for an entire pizza? The pepperoni rolls are only $1.49 a roll and are filled with cheese and pepperoni that goes wonderfully with a cup of their house ranch. Perfect for wrapping up a trip to The Square, Gumby’s is open until 3am.
Gumby’s Pizza, 411 North Guadalupe Street, San Marcos, TX, USA, +1 512 754 8629