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“Great dinner venue”

Palmer's Village Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Since 2010 our team has strived to serve the highest quality prepared food & provide great guest service.....we serve breakfast and lunch everyday. Did we mention you can get breakfast all day until 2PM? We now offer dinner Thursday - Saturday in which chef prepares weekly dinner specials that he and his crew develop based on the freshest ingredients and seasonal specials.
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great dinner venue”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

This dinner was my first to Palmer's which is best known for breakfast and lunch (they only serve dinners on 3 nights a week). There is much about Palmer's that is unassuming, particularly the decor which is rather rough-and-ready but in keeping with the breakfast diner style service for which they are already famed. The chef, John Belechak, is modest and not above coming out to speak with his diners. The eponymous proprietor is friendly and welcoming and proved keen to deal with our queries.
Our only complaint arose from the introduction of the new summer menu
- we had been led to believe that there was fish on the menu but on arriving there was none. However, Mr Palmer was a real gentleman and, explaining that the menu was new that day and, so, unfamiliar to his staff: he was apologetic and arranged a special dish that met our needs.
The matter of the changing menu warrants comment as a, more-or-less, unique practice on the Island where the better restaurants hardly alter their fare from one decade to the next. So, a hostelry that renews their menu regularly to include seasonal produce is deserving of huge praise.
The menu is small but imaginative an uses local and seasonal produce in keeping with the chef's philosophy. Portions are small but adequate, the emphasis being on quality, flavour and presentation. In particular the goats cheesecake was novel and excellent as was the arugala bundle. The fish special, created on the fly, was delicious. The Key-lime pie was exceptional as was the blueberry tart.
I cannot recommend Palmer's highly enough.

  • Visited July 2014
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atlanta, georgia
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Tasty:)”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very good food. I had casual crab sandwich and chili, my husband had burger. It was very busy which is a good thing. We had small wait, 10 minutes but so worth it. The tea was great too! Beautiful pictures on the wall from local artists for sale. Very friendly staff and we would recommend to anyone looking for good food and great atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank cumberlandga
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Awesome crab cakes”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

We visited here for a late lunch,just before they closed. Super friendly staff made us feel welcome. Sweet tea was great and the crab cakes were the best I have ever had. No filler it was all fresh crab. Palmers is a clean quaint restaurant with a unique menu. They do reopen for dinner on certain nights so check out their website or call. They have a great location on the main drag with shops and restaurants close to the pier and public park. Parking is tricky at times, but it is worth it.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank 18kimmr
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Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
Level 6 Contributor
568 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Awesome Breakfast Place”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

We went here for breakfast the day we were leaving the island - this restaurant has an awesome breakfast offering. The service was top class - the coffee mug was always filled. The interiors was very eclectic with lots of photographs of the islands.

We had the heuvous rancheros, the banana pudding pancake stack (they serve hot syrup :)) and build ur own biscuit with grilled onions and tomatoes.

The food was so good that we devoured it all. My 3 year old loved the pancake and syrup. This is a fantastic breakfast restaurant - I think the best breakfast of our entire trip.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Shanker B
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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Solid breakfast place”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

The food, service, and atmosphere here are all excellent. I've eaten here pretty much every year at least once on my family's annual trip to St. Simon's. Try the french toast or one of the omelettes!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Emilee S
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