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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 - 10:30 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
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 16
    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
Great food in beautiful courtyard!

Stopped off at Palmer's while driving through San Marcos. The weather was nice enough to sit outside and their courtyard is gorgeous and worth it! The food was excellent and the service was stellar! The turkey brie sandwich is incredible! Will definitely stop again next time I'm in the neighborhood!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
ABTX2
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College Station, TX
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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200 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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College Station, TX
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Stopped off at Palmer's while driving through San Marcos. The weather was nice enough to sit outside and their courtyard is gorgeous and worth it! The food was excellent and the service was stellar! The turkey brie sandwich is incredible! Will definitely stop again next time I'm in the neighborhood!

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San Marcos, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Palmers used to be one of the go-to places for fine dining in San Marcos. The beautiful rock-cottage building and the courtyard with fountain make for a wonderful setting. However, since falling under new management the quality of drinks and food has become very uneven and I rarely go there now. The last time I went I ordered the pan-seared... More 

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Richmond, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Boring food. Same old fare without much imagination. While the setting is good, the decor is outdated and needs to be renovated. Service was OK but not great.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?