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Palmer's Restaurant Bar

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218 Moore St, San Marcos, TX 78666-4416
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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It's nice

Went to meet family there for dinner who came in from out of town. The service and food were very good. The only thing was, they put us at a table in the bar area which was a little small for four people.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
san marcos, tx
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Arlington, Texas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I recently had dinner at Palmer's with about 17 other members of our scuba diving club. They have a unique menu that includes a variety of dishes that you won't see elsewhere--just check out Palmer's menu online, and you'll see what I mean. I had a mixed grill platter, with beef medallions, bacon-wrapped shrimp, and jalapeño-cheese sausage.... More 

Thank jdelmar
Ruidoso Downs
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First time here. Bar area was nice. The dining room are was musty and very outdated. My crab cakes were tasty but lukewarm. In Palmers defense, I had an awesome crab cake at the Leaning Pear in Wimberley just the day before.

Thank Brad B
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Still the best patio on San Marcos by far, but the quality of the food and the service has declined over the past few years. A decent place for a beer or wine and a Palmer's salad, but that's about it. I miss the days when it was our go-to restaurant.

1 Thank hannabarbara
Pensacola Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and girlfriend just visited Palmers on January 23 2016. Now prior to us going to the restaurant I checked the reviews online and saw where there was a very bad review on a server they have named Bijan. We decided to go anyway it was so close to where we staying. We ironically got Bijan as our server. Whoever... More 

Thank Eric P
Humble, Texas
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278 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place is talked about as if it is four or five star but in reality it is no more than three star and average at best. Food is okay and same with the service. It can also be very noisy. We had a table next to us with only 5 people and you would have thought there was a party... More 

Thank TX13SR13
san marcos, tx
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to meet family there for dinner who came in from out of town. The service and food were very good. The only thing was, they put us at a table in the bar area which was a little small for four people.

Thank 2solo2015
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met friends for brunch on a Saturday and was pleasantly surprised to find it was busy but not crowded or loud. Wonderful food, fresh salads and great service. Dustin was our server and added to the wonderful experience. We will be back!

Thank KimaSmith
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best part of this restaurant is the atmosphere. Nice romantic setting. The patio would be great during nice weather. The food was good, but pricey. I doubt I will ever visit this place again.

Thank Frances B
Helotes, Texas
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for dinner. Ate only appetizers because thats all we wanted they were very good. Its a pricey place but no tvs etc on so nice. Only problem is I asked to be allowed to sit by a window but they wouldnt let us...said we couldn't sit in that side of the room.

Thank tlouiselilly
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Food, no idea, service, no idea, appetizers....ok. The issue...wait. Sure, they tell you up front they don't take reservations, but offer call in seating. Arrived @ 6:00pm, announced our arrival and told they won't seat us until all parties arrived. And oh buy the way, we would be in competition for "the table for 8", another party had "called ahead... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 218 Moore St, San Marcos, TX 78666-4416
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: 512-353-3500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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