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Palmer's Restaurant Bar

218 Moore St, San Marcos, TX 78666-4416
+1 512-353-3500
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (28 reviews)
“queso fundido” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
218 Moore St, San Marcos, TX 78666-4416
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresh seafood in the hill country?. Coastal favorites like shrimp, crab and fish can be found here along with perfectly cooked steaks. Full bar and comfortable surroundings make it a special place to dine.

Thank Tom P
LocalLover, Owner at Palmer's Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Tom - thank you for your patronage and the time to review us. We will pass along this info to the staff! Thanks, Monte

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had lunch there, about a couple of days ago, with family. No one had any complaints about the food other than hoping for a spicier burger patty. The baked fondue was gone within a few minutes. I had the Greek salad, and I liked...More

Thank Jacquline A
LocalLover, Owner at Palmer's Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Jacquline - we certainly appreciate your detailed visit. Thank you for finding us and giving a TA shout out. Monte Sheffield

Reviewed 11 February 2018

Went with a group of 8 friends. We were treated like royalty. Food was delicious. Price point could be a little high for some but well worth the cost. Would dine there again anytime.

Thank Don N
LocalLover, Owner at Palmer's Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Don - we are proud that we ranked high with your visit and we certainly appreciate your time for a review. Take care, Monte Sheffield

Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Met a friend for lunch. Both of us ordered the Chile Relleno - a poblano stuffed with chicken and cheese, and rice and black beans on the side. All very good. Fairly fast even though they were busier than I have ever seen. Recommended!

Thank Jay F
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Palmer’s is that proverbial pretty package with nothing in it. The exterior of the restaurant, with its expansive tree covered patio and river rock accents, is reminiscent of an English garden in the spring. It’s inviting and whimsical. Unfortunately, the beauty does not extend beyond...More

Thank HMcVea
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Several friends gathered for brunch on a Saturday. We had alerted them that there would be 12 of us, but it did take a long time to get the table set up. After that, everything was great. Everyone enjoyed the Megas , French toast, eggs...More

Thank Katrina K
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Had dinner last night at Palmers and was extre, amly dissappointed. I ordered the Seafood Platter Blackened.I got one tiny catfish filet , and three small to medium shrimp.They need lessons in how to blacken seafood. Seemed to be steamed with a little seasoning sprinkled...More

1  Thank Richard T
LocalLover, Owner at Palmer's Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Hey there Richard, a tablespoon of mashers...really!?

Reviewed 17 December 2017

Location for graduation dinner based on multiple recommendations. Fourteen in group. Food, service, and atmosphere all contributed to a memorable experience. Nice change of pace from the world of cookie-cutter franchised restaurants. Happy hour prices at bar along with skilled bartenders was an added bonus....More

Thank PaulandMargaret2013
LocalLover, Owner at Palmer's Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Paul/MArgaret - thank you for finding us and reviewing your great experience. Look forward to seeing out again! Take care, Monte

Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

My Daughter's treated me to a very nice lunch for my Birthday. It was a Beautiful Monday and the Weather was Perfect so we Enjoyed our Lunch on the Patio. The atmosphere was very Quaint, Calm & Quiet, which made for Great Daughter/Mom conversations. Our...More

Thank Chantal V
LocalLover, Owner at Palmer's Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Chantal - it looks like you ordered all of our great items. Thanks for finding us and letting all know of your experience. See you soon, Monte

Reviewed 8 December 2017

Had the opportunity to try this hidden jewel for a graduation party, not disappointed at all. The queso had a flavor that embedded the chips. The chicken breast I had was not dry and very flavorful. The coffee was so delicious, I had to buy...More

Thank Roseocean
LocalLover, Owner at Palmer's Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thank you for coming out and letting all know of your experience. Take care, Monte

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24 June 2017|
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Response from LocalLover | Property representative |
Sorry just saw this! Yes we have figured out the issue and have sourced a new company of Texas raised beef. Thank you! Monte
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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