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218 Moore St, San Marcos, TX 78666-4416
+1 512-353-3500
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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Palmers many times. The surroundings are awesome. You think you are in a big city private restaurants. Beautiful green plants, patio, bar and restaurant. The problem is on some nights you get a very, very good meal. On other nights (and we suppose there has been a Chef change), the meal is certainly not great. Wait... More 

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

Peggy thank you for your continued patronage and review. Would you mind giving me some particulars on the food you mention? We have not changed a chef, this is just our cooking from scratch and the frustrations that can come from this method vs corporate places doing commissary style cooking and ripping open bags to heat up. Please email me... More 

Austin, Texas
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The facility was beautiful. I really liked the outdoor courtyard. The service was fast and friendly. Unfortunately I did not enjoy the food. The crab cakes were just plain bad. Tasted like a cheap microwave type.

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Thank Texan82
LocalLover, Owner at Palmer's Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your patronage and time to review your experience. I am sorry to hear you didn't care for the crab cakes, I can assure you they are never frozen, made from scratch at least 3xs per week and griddle seared. I would appreciate any additional info you may have, my email is monte@palmerstexas.com Have a great week, Monte More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is so nice to eat at a place that is not part of a chain, that has wonderful waitstaff and is in an interesting site. That is Palmer's and well worth spending a little time finding. (My phone wouldn't show me how to get there and I sort of lucked out in locating it.) My friends and I were... More 

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Thank Donna H
Austin, Texas
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is excellent and we had a group of around 20 people. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food. The outdoor patio area is very nice as well. This is the place to go for a great experience.

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Thank Dave512aus
Rockport, Texas
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stumbled on this restaurant while visiting the city. It was a Saturday brunch and we never expected to find a jazz trio playing in this part of Texas. Very good musicians. We both hadd just salads but the portions were am;ple. Started doff with a cheese dip and tortilla chips. Beers were craft brewed. Would definitely... More 

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Thank David B
San Marcos, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We made it just in time for the end of Happy Hour and had delicious snacks before dinner. We always get the special of the day and we have never been disappointed. Its our favorite night out place and one we enjoy taking visitors to.

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Thank tanyarh0des
San Marcos, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We called and were told no reservations were made but leaving our name would give us priority seating for 1:30. We arrived about 1:25 and were told it would be a 15-30 minute wait and we could sit on the green leather couch to wait. The green leather couch was next to dirty used table the was not cleaned the... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We chose this place after trip advisor suggested it as one of the only two "gluten free/vegan" friendly restaurants in San Marcos. Although the menu is adaptable our waiter - Jason N. - said to me and I quote "Wow... What do you eat? Good luck!" I'm not celiac or allergic to dairy products so thankfully I won't die from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This place is one of my favorite places to eat in town. The food, no matter what you order, is always spot on. The pork chops are my favorite main dish and the hatch chili Mac is to die for. They have one of the best Happy Hours in town for us "grown ups" who want a quieter atmosphere to... More 

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Thank ShelbyF1
LocalLover, Owner at Palmer's Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Shelby - thank you for your patronage and taking the time to post regarding your experience. We look forward to seeing you out soon. Take care, Monte More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

If you want a great environment and a special place to gather with family or friends then this is the place. From the cozy bar, the comfortable dining room to the beautiful oasis that is their courtyard you will not be disappointed. The staff is friendly and works hard to keep you happy.

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

Thanks Jill! We appreciate your visit and look forward to seeing you out soon. Enjoy the weekend! Monte More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
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?