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Palmer's Restaurant Bar

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218 Moore St, San Marcos, TX 78666-4416
512-353-3500
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Palmers is the best we've found in San Marcus

We've had 3 great meals there. Noted for their steaks, we have not been disappointed. A romantic place too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
C_J_CCTx
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Corpus Christi, Texas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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197 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Corpus Christi, Texas
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We've had 3 great meals there. Noted for their steaks, we have not been disappointed. A romantic place too.

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San Marcos, Texas
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have too few finer dining experiences in San Marcos, so we need Palmer's...we really do. That said, I'll not order another perfect Manhattan there again. After having it served in a mini-martini glass before, I requested it in a 'rocks glass, on the rocks'...what I got was some kind of sherry glass with two swallows of a perfect Manhattan.... More 

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San Marcos, TX
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a place that has ambiance...not your fast-food place with lots of kids. If you enjoy a restaurant with a really good atmosphere, you will like Palmer's. Years ago, I had been there and was not impressed, but obviously,when they changed (owner/management?), the changes were good ones. I really liked the food and the service [not pushy, but aware,... More 

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We celebrated our anniversary at Palmers. My husband and I had fabulous service, enjoyed every bite, and loved our cocktails. We will return again and again!

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San Marcos, Texas, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Really the only fine dining in San Marcos. Even without much competition on the same level, they keep trying hard to stay classy. Good food, not astronomical prices. Palmer's has a finer atmosphere than the place by Spring Lake.

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Gonzales, Texas
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The service perfect Carl M. The food was delightful. From appetizers to dessert everything was fresh, unique and overall incredible. Cannot wait to go back!

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Riverview, Florida
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Service was great and the food was excellent, cooked as ordered and delivered hot and tasty. A great Menu and selection of drinks

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Seguin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Atmosphere and service were wonderful. Were there for happy hour and appetizers. Did not dislike anything except I was limited on time to spend at this site.

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Plano, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The layout and feel of Palmer's reminds me a little of the Commander' Palace in New Orleans. It was raining so the outdoor seating which looked incredible was unusable. They have a nice menu with lots of extra twist on traditional southern food. Unique sauces and preparations for the adventurous. Some good local beers on tap. They were very crowded... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Palmers by the fireplace or out on their beautiful patio for drinks and excellent food. Queso and chips to die for. Super wine list and big serving of wine for price. A must place when in San Marcos Texas. A staple and fun place.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?