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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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American, Bar, Soups
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Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Palmer's for dinner and it was wonderful. Highly recommend the Pecan Crusted Chicken or Cobb Salad. Gracie was our waitress and she was extremely kind and professional. She didn't miss a beat. The restaurant was nice as well and in a great location...in San Marcos.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is simply amazing. Both my wife and I had the redfish special, and indeed it WAS special! Try the Palmer's potatoes and you won't be disappointed. The service was excellent as well. Colleen was our server, and you could see her smile right...through the mask she was wearing. All around, a great experience!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Palmer's is one of my many local favorites in San Marcos. My cousin and her husband were visiting from Minnesota this past weekend. It was a must stop for us. Monte's staff always do a great job, recommendations and menu knowledge is always spot on....They have a well trained bar staff as well, which allows for some very good traditional cocktails, I had the 1806 old fashioned (if I recall the name correctly) Our dinner was wonderful, I had the modified catch of the day which his team was happy to accommodate from slightly breaded to blackened redfish. My cousin and her husband also enjoyed the ambience, diner and cocktails. If you visit San Marcos or come from here Palmer's should be a part of your dinning routine. Great job Palmer's, Kevin CarswellMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I both went to school in San Marcos. We live in ATX and decided to take a trip to the river yesterday. I’d never been to Palmers, so he took me out that evening. The food was good and the atmosphere was...really beautiful. Our server Makayla made our night. She’s funny, charismatic and knowledgeable. 10/10 would want her as our server on our next visit.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Casual outdoor dining at its BEST!! Colleen delivered top-notch yummy food, super fast and kept the drinks coming. Wonderful night with great friends. Thanks Colleen

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love sitting on the patio having a drink, enjoying the wonderful atmosphere, the delicious food and the wait staff are so friendly and professional. Our latest visit was for my birthday and Colleen was our waitress. She was kind, professional, made great eye contact,...and made sure she was understood through the mask. We will be back soon!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 12, 2021

We had excellent drinks and appetizers. The atmosphere in the patio was wonderful! I recommend the Mexican Martini. Palmers makes the best Mexican Martini. Our waitress Makayla provided us with excellent service! The only disappointment was the hostess that sat us. She showed us attitude...when we asked for a particular area to be seated. She made a sarcastic comment to us when she seated us. She told us to let her know if we needed more space.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 10, 2021

A great place for friends to get together even amidst covid distancing. Our waitress, Colleen had a welcoming personality and made sure our time spent there was perfect. Thanks Colleen!!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 23, 2021

Palmer’s Resturant is a fabulous venue with delicious cuisine, friendly staff, and superior service. Gracie was our server and she was amazing in every way! She was pleasant, attentive, and professional. We can’t wait to return and we will be asking for Gracie!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed February 13, 2021

With hazardous winter weather predicted for central Texas on Valentines Day this year, we opted to enjoy our dinner out a couple days early so we could partake of Palmer's Valentine Menu. Our server, Kelly, was fabulous - very friendly, great recommendations and offered perfect...service. She recommended the right wine to go with our meal, loved her strawberry bites appetizer suggestion too. Great dressings on the house salad, very bronzed spicy Chicken Oscar which I loved but hubby found a little too strong, and delicious pistachio crusted drum. We tried each of the featured desserts - the salted caramel cheesecake was very good and the fresh toast cinnamon bread pudding was warm and awesome! All in all a great evening spent at a trusted long time establishment.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palmer's Restaurant Bar

  • Yes, Palmer's Restaurant Bar offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Palmer's Restaurant Bar offers delivery services.

  • Palmer's Restaurant Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5