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Palmer's Restaurant Bar

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218 Moore St, San Marcos, TX 78666-4416
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Buda, Texas
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Surprised my wife by taking her here for Mother's Day lunch. Very nice. We choose to sit outside and it was nice. Staff was prompt and attentive. Drinks were delivered quickly. The entrees were well cooked and the atmosphere was nice and pleasant. The whole time was nice. There is ample parking.

Thank daddymo2
San Marcos, Texas
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the best places that is not fast food but more for fancy dining. Great food and atmosphere. Large outdoor area for dining or drinking. Good drink selection at the bar. If you are looking for a upscale place to eat with fine dining this is one of the best locations to go. For a night out with a... More 

Thank Moe J
Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having dined at many, many places in San Marcos over the past 4 decades and finding very few of them to be above marginal at best, I was very pleased at our first trip to Palmer's last week. The ambience and surroundings had a feel that was very different than your typical San Marcos venue. The bar drinks were well... More 

Thank Texas_Tumbleweed133
Ennis, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped in for a quick lunch heading back home and was pleasantly surprised. Excellent food and service. All the staff thank us on our way out! When was the last time you experienced that? Will stop again.

Thank Rick C
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My first trip to Palmer's, and definitely not my last. This place is fantastic. From the time you walk out the parking lot, towards the main entrance, you enter a courtyard; it’s so beautiful and peaceful, and cool! A nice shaded spot with tables; perfect place for a happy hour with good friends. As you walk into the restaurant, there... More 

Thank TheDobster720
Austin, Texas
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112 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were frequent patrons of Palmer's in the past and wanted to try them again in a friend's meet. We ordered our old favorites and were not disappointed. The service is excellent, the food of a wide variety and excellent quality. We recommend Palmer's to those who want a well presented, fine dining experience.

Thank Phil F
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Checked on restaurants in San Marcos on way home, picked this one for lunch. Brunch was being served and we were not disappointed. Had the caprese and queso fundido for appetizers and we all chose the Spicy Mary hamburgers along with an eggs benedict. Everything was very good and we all plan to come back when we come thru this... More 

Thank Joe C
LocalLover, Owner at Palmer's Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Joe - thank you for swinging by from Canyon Lake and for your review. Our Weekend Brunch has been a hit since its start in June of 2010. Look forward to having you out soon and hopefully meeting you. Thanks, Monte More 

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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were traveling through to New Braunfels. This place has all the charm of a southern restaurant. It was busy for a weekday evening but there were empty tables to be had. The server was friendly and the food was tasty and in good portions. The wait for each course was a bit frustrating and could have over shadowed the... More 

Thank Michael N
LocalLover, Owner at Palmer's Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Michael - thank you for your recent patronage and review. We will work on quicker times of our orders. Thank you, Monte More 

Palestine, Texas
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I ate dinner here, and though the steak was ok, I could have had the same quality at a chain like outback, for less. They push the different sauces that can be had, (minimum of 4.99 each). What you are paying for is ambiance and atmosphere.

Thank jacifus
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great outdoor seating even in 97 degree heat! I couldn't believe it either! It was soooo hot outside that afternoon, but with the shade trees, fountain, live jazz band and a pitcher of mimosas.... It was "all good"! The inside has several private dining areas and is decorated beautifully. The food is fresh, unique and delish!! We have been there... More 

Thank dj52014
LocalLover, Owner at Palmer's Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

"all good" is a great phrase and thank you! We look forward to seeing you out again. Our weekend brunch is always a hit! Thank you, Monte More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?