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Alvin Ord's Sandwich Shop

204 University Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5725
+1 512-353-8042
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
10 Apr 2018
“One of the best sandwiches ever”
28 Dec 2017
“College student favorite”
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204 University Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5725
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Had the salvation sandwich on French bread. It was one of the best sandwiches I ever ate. The homemade bread was a delight and the rest of the ingredients were just right. Fresh, tasty veggies and a great mayonnaise sauce. It is a hole in...More

Thank hdr206
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Good sandwich choices on menu. Fast service. Inexpensive. A favorite of college students and faculty. Just off campus.

Thank Charles J
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Took the family here on a Saturday afternoon because of the positive reviews. First impressions are everything, and this place sorely disappointed. It has a grimy feel, like nothing has been cleaned in years. The staff seemed like they'd rather be anywhere else but work....More

Thank crusadercc
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Sandwiches reminded of Scholtzky's. But the rest of the place was a dive, smelled of sewage, and staffed by sullen burnouts.

1  Thank Konrad V
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

It is tradition to stop at Alvin's anytime our family drives through San Marcos. I grew up eating these delicious sandwiches in Georgetown, Tx but we no longer have Alvin's in our town.

Thank Kristie T
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is definitely a local hole in the wall. The ambiance is not great, all the furniture looks 20 years old. However, the sandwiches were excellent! Very fresh and delicious and totally inexpensive. The staff was very friendly and helpful explaining their menu to us....More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I bought 4 Large Salvations for takeout which totaled almost $40. Using my card to pay, Zeus asked if I wanted to leave a tip. I thought that was kinda pushy when he did nothing but take my order. I said no and that I...More

3  Thank rbrickwall
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Delicious sandwiches on their signature bread - limited choices but it doesn't matter because all their sandwiches are tasty. Institution has been around for a while and has even expanded and taken over the space where the pizza place used to be located. Cozy graffiti...More

Thank 2wheel-navigator
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We practically lived at Alvin Ords when we went to TxState. Since leaving, we also make it a point to stop by on our way through town. They expanded the restraint but the vibe is still the same, casual, small town sandwich shop. The bread...More

Thank Meagan B
Reviewed 3 January 2016

I have no idea how long this place has been here. It was here when I arrived in 1986, so at least that long, but I'm guessing at least into the 70's. The place has a college atmosphere (the campus is just across the street...More

Thank WinthropJQuiggy
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Delivery, Seating
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Open Hours
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 University Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5725
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 512-353-8042
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