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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
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
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 24
    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
Make your own Bloody Mary's -Sunday Brunch

Had a very nice Sunday brunch -19 April at this restaurant and Bar. Sunday Brunch menu was very diverse and set for any appetite. Sonoran enchiladas were good, but nothing exceptional. Eggs Benedict were very good. The build your own Bloody Mary's leave it to your imagination for perfection... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Tony G
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San Antonio, Texas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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204 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Had a very nice Sunday brunch -19 April at this restaurant and Bar. Sunday Brunch menu was very diverse and set for any appetite. Sonoran enchiladas were good, but nothing exceptional. Eggs Benedict were very good. The build your own Bloody Mary's leave it to your imagination for perfection. Outdoor patio is great for dining. Service was a bit slow,... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Traveling through Texas and decided to stop at Palmer's due to the ratings. Really great idea! Enjoyed the atmosphere, food and service. All were excellent. Loved the chips and guacamole appetizer. My son had a steak sandwich and I enjoyed one of the daily specials. Extremely pleased with the staff. Very attentive and helpful as we had not previously been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I am embracing a Paleo lifestyle and when I decided to make a trip to San Marcos I was pleasantly surprised to learn my favorite restaurant had many culinary options to feed my fancy. Just a few that I've enjoyed this week are vegetarian and smoked chicken tortilla soup sans tortilla strips, pecan crusted salmon, veggie roasted chili relleno and... More 

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Having enjoyed Palmers in the past when our son was going to school in San Marcos we decided to make the 90 mi. drive to have Easter brunch there. We had already looked at the brunch menu online and picked out what we wanted. We called ahead last night to "get in line" as they do not take reservations but... More 

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College Station, TX
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 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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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?