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218 Moore St, San Marcos, TX 78666-4416
+1 512-353-3500
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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123 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You almost have to know you're looking for Palmer's! Quaint little B&B just off the historic square, with a wonderful restaurant. Our grand-daughter is a student at Texas State; we were driving thru and she suggested meeting at Palmers for Sunday Brunch. So glad we did! We drooled over Gooey Buns and Breakfast Paninis. Will definitely go back for a... More 

Thank emgTX
Round Rock, Texas
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was very good - attentive and friendly. I had the seafood combo, fried catfish and an option of grilled, fried, bacon-wrapped, or coconut shrimp. I took the coconut, and it was good. Both the fish and shrimp were generously breaded and crispy. The house salad and red-skin mashers were good but nothing special. My friend had the Cobb... More 

Thank gleno51
Austin, Texas
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276 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I met a friend at Palmer's for lunch - my first visit. Both of us like oysters and they had them so we had them on he half shell for an appetizer. They were very fresh and clean tasting with no shell fragments from sloppy shelling. My friend had the salmon Caesar salad which he thought was very good. I... More 

Thank Jay F
New Braunfels, Texas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I went to a wine paring dinner and loved it! The Fall Creek Vineyard rep gave a brief description of each wine and the chef/owner of Palmer's gave a brief description of each course. Chef created original off-menu dishes specifically for each wine. Spot on! The clientele was interesting and enthusiastic. As always, the service was great.... More 

Thank rivercitygirl2016
Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed. Took time to get our drinks, took longer to get our food (well over 20 minutes for food). No greens available for sides during their brunch. Food was okay. Bugs are ridiculous outside. Live music a bit too loud.

Thank argentine57
San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I went to try it out. It seemed a little busy for a Monday afternoon but service was swift and courteous. Possibly the most impressive part of the visit was the statement Palmers is making with their service. The hostess seemed a little younger and confident however her hairstyle was incredibly daring and really emphasized the equality... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere is unique and lovely with an enchanting view of a fountain and garden. The staff was very accommodating and the services outstanding. We stayed and visited for two hours. Will go back again whenever in the area. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Linda K
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We decided to try the Saturday Brunch in this charming old San Marcos landmark. We were delighted by the friendly service, and sense of elegance in the Texas-casual tradition. The food was fragrant, visually appealing and perfectly prepared. Innovative flavors were delightful in the Caeser Pasta salad and Turkey Pesto sandwich.

Thank PainterlyJan
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207 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

During a recent visit to San Marcos many locals recommended Palmer's as a place to go out for a nice evening meal as a couple. Checking Palmer's out on TA our mind was made up. Reservations were made by telephone and we were politely provided with our requested reservation for the outdoor courtyard area. Upon arrival our reservation was met... More 

Thank Peppppy
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Palmers is probably the nicest place to eat in San Marcos and the only upscale establishment I'm aware of here. Both the indoor and outdoor seating are nicely set up. I've never felt crowded or that I was too close to anyone else to have a conversation. The food is well prepared and varied enough that anyone should be able... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Soups, Pub, 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, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
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: +1 512-353-3500

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