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Palmer's Restaurant Bar

218 Moore St, San Marcos, TX 78666-4416
512-353-3500
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Ranked #4 of 223 Restaurants in San Marcos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Wimberley, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is the first time for us and we will be back. The atmosphere is great. Old west kind of feel. But the best part was the meal. I had the sirloin and it is one of the most tender I have ever had. It just melted in my mouth. My wife had the salmon and the herbs they cooked... More

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

In late August I had a business dinner at Palmers. My compatriot, a banker explained her local banker considers it the best place to eat in San Marcos for a business dinner. Lots of wood paneling but not intimidating. Very friendly. The mixed grill was excellent. It even came with a cheese stuffed sausage that was quite good. I would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

First time visit and I will definitely be back. The food was delicious especially the Hatch Chile Mac n Cheese. My husband had the ribeye and I had Ensalada del Fuego, both were delicious. My husband also loved the Texas brews on tap. Our waitress Kelsey was very friendly and accommodating.

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Driftwood, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Our dinner group of 16 people decided to try Palmer's as we wanted to experience something new. We were all impressed the quality of service for such a large group. The staff did an excellent job getting food to the entire group in a timely manner. Also, the food choices were varied enough to satisfy every member in our party.... More

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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visited there for the first time during move-in day at campus. It was too warm that day to dine outside in the beautifully landscaped courtyard area, but we will be returning to try that too. Our service was excellent and so was our meal. I was especially impressed with their queso and guacamole appetizer, but our salads and main... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I have been coming to Palmer's for over thirty years and have always enjoyed it, but it has never been as good as it has become since being taken over by Monte Sheffield a few years ago. The ambience, food, and service are top shelf; and we especially appreciate Monte's dedication to going local.

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TX
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85 reviews 85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Took a group there for dinner after a conference. Everyone was happy with their meal. Beef was excellent. Very tender and properly cooked as ordered. Fried catfish not overcooked, thank goodness. Only disappointment was bread pudding which had chocolate chips in it for heaven's sake. Just not right. Service attentive and smooth.

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Yukon, Oklahoma
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited San Marcos on a weekday and were referred to Palmer's by friends. Our daytrip resulted in a long hot one, but Palmer's Restaurant started it right. We were greeted and seated promptly and served a delicious lunch with drinks from the bar. The atmosphere was nice, low-key and quiet. I would recommended this place to others and plan... More

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boynton beach, florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After many years away from San Marcos it was good to see that Palmer's is still here. We stopped by on a beautiful Sunday. The courtyard would have been a great place to eat but noticed the outside dining furniture was the iron kind. No cushions or pads so we decided to eat in. I don't care for the decor... More

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

While planning a short trip to Austin and San Marcos, I read the reviews for Palmer's. According to our schedule we could make it for brunch on Sunday. We got there at 10:05 Fortunately the weather cooperated and we had an unusually low humidity, low 70's delicious brunch in the lovely shaded courtyard. My favorite: Crab Cake Palmer with roasted... More

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