Food and Drink in San Marcos, TX
Local and regional cuisine usually defines an area and San Marcos is no different. Residents and visitors can enjoy a variety of restaurants in San Marcos and the surrounding region, some featuring local flavors and farm-to-table recipes as well as wines and beers from around the State of Texas.
San Marcos has a wide assortment of locally owned eateries, but most of them share two traits: They dish up big servings of Texas hospitality, and the entrées have a little heat. Take the pork chop at Palmer’s Restaurant, Bar & Courtyard on Moore Street. The meat is brined for three days, grilled, finished with a habanero-honey glaze and presented alongside jalapeño-creamed corn. Locals routinely vote Palmer’s as the best restaurant in Hays County, and university students say it is a great place to take a date.