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Palmer's Restaurant Bar

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218 Moore St, San Marcos, TX 78666-4416
512-353-3500
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Comfortable

Went for lunch. Sat in the bar area which is relaxing and nicely decorated. Nice center fireplace for winter. Food is good and very reasonable. Good service. Would go again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
tom k
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Went for lunch. Sat in the bar area which is relaxing and nicely decorated. Nice center fireplace for winter. Food is good and very reasonable. Good service. Would go again.

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was our first visit to Palmers but it won't be our last. Cozy atmosphere, great food and attentive service. The queso/guacamole appetizer was tasty, pecan chicken and pesto chicken pasta were both great. My son had the sampler platter and said the sausage was the best he'd ever had. The patio looked like a wonderful place for a cocktail.... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Absolutely the worst place in town for any large tables. They refuse to take reservations and make you wait in the tiny lobby until ALL your guests arrive. We brought a visitor here who was on campus for a special event and had to wait until all guests arrived before they would seat us. This is especially difficult for parties... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Have been visiting Palmers for over 10 years during trips to the Hill Country. It has been very consistent. Interesting food pairing. I had a blue cheese and spinach pasta dish. It was interesting. My husband and daughter had the crab cakes. They said they were great. Our server was attentive.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Off of a recommendation from a bartender, we decided to check it out. We were in town on business and had no clue where to eat. THIS was definitely the place. Beautiful place, nice wait staff, excellent food, and excellent mixed drinks. So excellent, that we decided not to risk it with another place and went back the second night.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Last night I ate at Palmer's restaurant for the first time. First let me compliment the food -- it was excellent. The crab cakes were not over stuffed with breadcrumbs/filler and the pasta dish with pesto was outstanding. I do not understand how at 7:20 my wife was the 5th person to order Chile Relleno and they were out. The... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have eaten at Palmer's so many times in the past 30 years I really don't want to count. The atmosphere has not changed at all. The service has varied but right now it is really good (and the new owners have kept that very consistent). The crab cakes are great, the menu has plenty of variety. the wine list... More 

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Visited with our 1 year old for a family lunch. Landscaping is beautiful with lush foliage, quaint patio, and fountain. Hostess who welcomed and seated us could have been friendlier. Our waiter, Dustin, was excellent. Good service, friendly, and polite. Felt more like an "adult" spot than a family-friendly venue. Didn't see any other kids there on a busy day.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Your choice to sit inside or outside on their patio with a beautiful fountain. The food is very good. We had one of the group rooms it was very nice and the servers were vey good. The steaks did not come out right with about 4 people however, it is hard to cook steak for a big group ang trying... More 

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Ganado, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I visited Palmer's with a large group (17-18) for a work-related event. We were seated at two 10-top tables that were side by side towards the back of the restaurant. The person in charge of the group ordered several appetizers for both tables, including calamari, crab cakes, chicken strips and queso, and everything was excellent. For my meal, I had... More 

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Additional Information about Palmer's Restaurant Bar

Address: 218 Moore St, San Marcos, TX 78666-4416
Phone Number: 512-353-3500
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
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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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
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?