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Gil's Broiler

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328 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5624
+1 512-392-4595
08:00 - 22:00
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Austin, Texas
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163 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great classic burgers made with fresh ingredients. The veggies were tasty and properly placed, not just thrown on there in a pile like some fast food joint. Yumm! You gotta try the Manske Roll for the complete experienc. No other cinnamon roll can match this baby. The icing melts into the roll and onto the plate.

Thank Hank512
Brownsville, Texas
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124 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So we ate wings had ice cream. So why not a Manske roll the original. Mmmm so good. This place is a one stop shop. Wings, burgers, sandwiches, ice cream and rolls. A 2 pound burger for $14.95, wait what. Great fries. Unique place. Another must visit.

Thank hpresas
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go for the homemade hamburgers - they are just right! I've been eating there since I was at SWT in the late '80's. It hasn't changed! Great food, best service, outstanding sweets to eat.

Thank Kerisa M
San Marcos, Texas
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Good, cheap burgers! Much better than five guys or something like that. Fresh made. The remodel definitely makes it five stars for me!

Thank Julia S
Austin, Texas
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109 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Someone wanted me to try a manske roll. I thought it was the grossest thing ever. It was just a big, fatty, grease soaked roll covered in sugar.

Thank Janice V
Missouri City, Texas
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. We had burgers, grilled cheese and of course the manske roll (not your typical cinnamon roll). The day we went there was even a choir singing Christmas carols, what an added treat. Will definitely return!!!

Thank Daphne C
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Went on a campus tour and the tour guide mentioned this place so we checked it out! Had 2 burgers combos and a chicken strip combo. The burgers were very good! You can tell they are made fresh. Very tasty! We took our manskeroll order to go because we were so full from our lunch. Had it for breakfast with... More 

Thank Blanca S
Beaumont, Texas
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This is a greezy spoon dinner that is know for the honey bun style Manskie roll the president LBJ was known to love. The food is a short list of burgers and fries and very close to the university. If you are with a small group of say 2-3 it is an ok burger joint. If you have a larger... More 

Thank Marianna B
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125 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I love the burgers at Gils. They are always fresh and juicy, the bacon is tasty and the buns are fresh and divine. The french fries are above average and the Manske Roll tops out a great meal. I love the Gil Moster burger as it combines St Louis dressing and cheese with two large patties of meat.

Thank DSergi
Buda, Texas
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648 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is another San Marcos eatery. Commonly frequented by college students it serves a fantastic burgers and shakes in a somewhat intimate setting. The famed Manske roll is indescribable. Bet you can't eat a whole one. Get a burgers and take the roll home to eat later. A personal favorite when I get a chance to go to downtown San... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 328 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5624
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 512-392-4595

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?