San Maximum: Alvin Ord’s

By Austin Cowan
Blog Content Contributor

Can you be described as a sandwich fanatic? Is so, than you probably have already been to Alvin Ord’s.

Alvin Ord’s Sandwich Shop is located in San Marcos, TX and is making some of the best grub in town. BuzzFeed has listed Alvin Ord’s as the 15th best sandwich stop in the nation. Which is pretty awesome seeing how there is millions of sandwich stops in the United States.

This sandwich stop has a unique-college-hippie vibe that attracts both tourist and locals. Only In Your State has listed Alvin Ord’s as one of the best Sandwich Shops in Texas. So, take Only In Your State’s advice and stop by for some food if you want to get the maximum San Marcos experience.

What do they serve?
Alvin Ord’s is a sandwich stop so they serve sandwiches. However, these sandwiches are not your ordinary ham and cheese. They serve a bar-be-que sandwich, some ham and cheese sandwiches and their main attraction, the salvation. Sandwiches come in three sizes, small, medium and large.

What is the Salvation?

The Salvation is the legendary sandwich Alvin Ord’s is known for. Consisting of ham, salami, cheese, lettuce, tomato and mustard French bread it is no wonder why this sandwich attracts so many people. I have eaten the Salvation myself and for a one-hundred and eighty pound guy the medium sandwich is definitely more than enough food. The mustard on the bread compliments the sandwich appropriately so that it does not overpower the sandwich. This sandwich lives up to the hype.

Alvin Ord's has booths where you can draw and write on the walls. Photo by Holly Henrichsen.
Alvin Ord’s has booths where you can draw and write on the walls. Photo by Holly Henrichsen.

Why are the booths graffitied?
Alvin Ord’s is known for its hippie-college atmosphere. As part of the Alvin Ord’s experience, customers are allowed to write/draw on designated booths inside the store. People can doodle whatever they wish onto the booths. From kindergarten scribbles to fake phone numbers you can find almost anything on one of these booths.

Where Alvin Ord’s located?
Alvin Ord’s is located at 204 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666. This strategic location puts the restaurant at a comfortable walking distance between both Texas State campus and the Square. Two of the busiest places in San Marcos.

Holly Henrichsen

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