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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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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
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food and Service

Love the pasta chicken Ceasar salad... And the chocolate chip bread pudding is great ... Great service .

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Chad S
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Luling, Texas
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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Luling, Texas
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Love the pasta chicken Ceasar salad... And the chocolate chip bread pudding is great ... Great service .

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San Marcos, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Been eating here for years and the new owner (5 years now) has made it the best ever and it was always great!

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Our arrival at 5:30 seemed destined for a wait but...no, we were greeted and seated immediately. The variety of vegetarian options brought us in and the quality of the food will bring us back.

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San Marcos
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The food here is excellent. We use this restaurant for birthday lunches because of the great service and never feel rushed to clear out.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A visit to Palmer's is like going to a New England lodge or a hotel dining room in the Adirondacks in upstate New York. It is serene, peaceful, warm and cozy. We arrived at around 2:00 p.m. after most of the luncheon crowd had left, and the relative "quietness" added to the mood. I ordered a Southwest Cobb salad with... More 

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Richland, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The service was the best part of our visit. Megan was an excellent waitress! The coffee and Hibiscus tea was outstanding! We had an appetizer with goat cheese...so yummy! My husband ordered a Ribeye steak which was nothing special and disappointing. Three stars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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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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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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: Romantic, Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
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?