No disrespect to the last review writer, but haha - no, Texas Red's is NOT the best steakhouse in the country. If you think otherwise, you really should travel more to other places; and no, it's NOT romantic. Any restaurant that has bowls of peanuts on each table and the shells shucked all over the floor is NOT romantic - but enough about what Texas Red isn't - here's what it is: It IS a very pleasant surprise in the small town of San Marcos. All I could see here at first was row after row of generic chain and franchise-owned restaurants. I got online and starting looking for ANYTHING that was original and unique. Texas Red stood out because it was a local favorite and I had never heard of it. We went and were a bit surprised when we arrived. Although a bit rusty and run down on the outside, inside the restaurant was furnished with warm decor. It was very inviting. The menu consists of several burgers and sandwiches, plenty of steaks, and a lot of premium seafood (i.e., lobster and shrimp). I ordered the 12oz. Roasted Prime Rib ($22) with a baked potato and a dinner salad. The salad and baked potato were nothing special, but were prepared well and tasted great. The prime rib was ordered medium rare but came a bit more rare than I would have liked. It was also incredibly fatty. I'd have to say at least 5oz of my prime rib was fat! But it WAS good - almost sweet. My wife ordered the char-grilled quail. ($18) Definitely something you have you try if you haven't had quail. Tender and moist, the quail was seasoned and cooked perfectly. The highlight of our meal though, was definitely the service. Our waitress was never hovering over us, but managed to always be attentive and refilled our drinks almost as soon as they became low. We were extremely impressed that this kind of service could exist in a restaurant this small. Definitely the place to eat when you're in San Marcos.