701 Cheatham St, San Marcos, TX | Directions 7866629.878317 -97.931930
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 10pm
great view, mediocre food – The prices aren't bad, but the food could be a little better. The view is awesome!
Don't go there – There is a mean people taking the cars of the clients.WORTS PLACE EVER!
I TOOK MY FAMILY TO THIS PLACE, OUR FIRST TIME THERE. WE WHERE 8 PEOPLE AND HAD TO WAIT FOR 45 MINUTE FOR A TABLE. MY HUSBAN AND BROTHER IN LAW STAY THERE WAITING FOR THE TABLE.
I DECIDED TO TAKE THE REST TO SEE THE RIVER FOR 15 MINUTE, WELL THIS IS THE STORY MY HUSBAN LOOKED FOR ME AND MY CAR WASN'T THERE. A TOW COMPANY SAW ME WALKING TO THE RIVER AND TOW MY CAR AWAY, THEY CHARGE ME 118 DOLLAR TO GIVE ME MY CAR BACK.
THESE HAPPEN WHEN MY HUSBAND AND OWNER OF THE CAR WAS CONSUMING AT THE BAR!
WHEN WE WENT FOR THE CAR THEY SAID THAT IF YOU GO IN A GROUP TO THIS PLACE AND SOMEONE DECIDE GO TO THE RIVER THEY WILL TAKE YOUR CAR. THEY SAID IF I WANT MY MONEY BACK I CAN GO TO THE COURT.
AH! THEY WANTED US TO PAY THEM IN CASH AND IT WOULD BE ONLY 80 DOLLAR BUT SINCE WE DIDN'T HAD ANY CASH WE PAID 118 DOLLARS AND SOME CENTS.
THE MANAGER DIDN'T HELP AT ALL. HE SAID THAT WAS A DIFFERENT COMPANY.
FINALLY WE PAID TO THE RESTAURANT FOR THE FOOD AND THE TOW COMPANY.
Cool place, bad food.... – Neat atmosphere. Poor quality food though....
Just all wrong.... – While conducting business in San Marcos the hotel that we stayed in recommended this local favorite. My co-workers and I arrived and thought the atmosphere nice. We sat, talked and laughed thinking we would enjoy the atmosphere and food. We began with an order of margaritas that were awful and in a glass w/ no shaker (however a nearby table ordered the same and the waiter shook and poured their drinks and left the remainder in the shaker for the guests). Two of four orders arrived incorrect (a partially cooked baked potato - hard as a rock; the complete wrong dish). The orders were returned then one of the two still returned incorrect. So that meal was 'scrapped' and a completely new meal was ordered. When it arrived it had the previously discarded 'hard-as-a-rock' potato, shredded cheese over a baked chicken breast un-melted (should have been 'smothered in a cheese sauce' per the menu - NOT). The waiter informed us that the potato had been thrown out, but all at the table knew it to be the same potato as the 1st owner of the spud had picked through it and hacked at it before sending it back. If the potato had been thrown in the trash as the waiter stated, the cooks retrieved it from the trash and placed it on the 2nd owner’s plate. Needless to say the orders were not eaten; the manager came out rude BUT did offer to take a little something off for our trouble. The 'something' off was not there when we received the bill. We complained, the manager huffed then took a discount off. We paid and left quickly.... No one else appeared to have any trouble, but then again, they were all of another 'persuasion' than our group of professionals. Maybe 'we' weren't welcomed there.... It's 2009, not the Sixties!
Worst Customer Service... Best Drinks. – I have been to River Pub many many times and everytime I go I tell myself I am not going back.
But the food and drinks keep coming back.
The service is less than par and the hostesses are the rudest host and hostesses I have ever experienced. I am in food service and it really bothers me to be treated that way. I was in there the other night and my friends joined us and the waitress told us that she did not want to serve them unless they were eating and not just drinking.
I recently called them to set up my bday dinner and the girl on the phone was really rude and when I told her that I was thinking maybe I should just have my bday somewhere else she told me that maybe I should. I have never been so appalled.
So if you go.. make sure you sit in the bar. Tip the bartenders and dont come with incomplete parties. You will never get seated.
Great Place – I really enjoy good service and great food and drink! This place over the last 10 or years has been getting better to great!
The menu has various options and their chef or whoever comes up with some really good selections.
The price is right, they also have THE best mexican margaritas (I think they are a martini) and my wife digs the Mojitos.
They also have a lower bar that serves burgers and appetizers.
The dining experience seems really alive with all the activity from the river and their busy pace.
We also enjoy their concerts on Sundays.
I say check them out!!!
Worst Servie Of My Life – We showed up for fathers day lunch from San Antonio (30 minute drive) and were told there would be a 35 minute wait. Over an hour later we were seated by their incredibly unhelpful and rude hostesses, only to wait for our waiter another 10 minutes. When drinks finally arrived that turned out to be the only part of the meal that was correct. One of the orders was not put in and didn' t come out for over 20 minutes by which time we had it to go because no one could stand to be at that location another minute and my 17 month old and pregnant wife couldn't handle the heat any longer. The manager was absolutely useless and were it my restaurant I would rethink my HR policies altogether. Single worst restaurant experience of my life. Words cannot express how rude the staff was and how unsatisfying the whole experience turned out to be. I have never asked to speak to a manager before in my life so that gives you some idea of my level of frustration.
Really Great Place – We came from out of state to visit friends in Houston. We found the River Pub by accident, and will return whenever we are remotely close. Good food, atmosphere, service, etc. There have been no negatives. What can I say, I love the huge chicken-fried steak.
A wonderful atmosphere from relaxing by the river to fun in the bar. The food is fantastic. So many dishes with a unique quality. Pecan crusted chicken is super. Large variety of burgers... the best burgers I have ever had. Great salmon and catfish selections, too. Mango mojitos and mexican martinis are superb. Quality service. They have really become the hot spot of San Marcos.
A breezy, waterside pub that's perfect for a lazy afternoon. – In Short
This laid-back restaurant, located next to Rio Vista Falls on the pristine San Marcos River, offers smoking and non-smoking sections and some of the best acoustic music in town. The River Pub features high-caliber musicians each Saturday night. They have a dart board for those patrons with a competitive streak, and offer delicious food from the grill, including lunch and dinner specials every day.
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