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The Lime Lite

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1054 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93711-3701 (Shaw and Palm)
+1 559-224-1054
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Alta Loma, California
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248 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably the most traditional steak house in Fresno. A hold over from the 1960s-70s this has a featured bar and dining room that takes you back in time. The service was outstanding, Food was also outstanding but a bit pricey for the size portion you receive. We celebrated a birthday there for a family member and was very kindly welcomed.... More 

Thank ahdiii
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Just loved it! Excellent service, not too pushy, but just when needed. Food was terrific. We had the Calamari appetizer which was tender and delicious, the beet and stone fruit salad, also yummy, and Prime Rib done perfectly. Wine list was excellent and served at correct temperature. Ambience lovely. Reservations at 7 pm, and we were ushered right in. All... More 

Thank Lynn E
Etna, California
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I and co-workers dined here on a Thursday night at 7:00 pm. We sat on the "patio" which sported curtains, booths or tables with linen. The wine list provided a decent number of "by the glass" options. A few in our party ordered the Blackberry Mohito and it was excellent. We ordered the sweet potato fries, calamari and deep fried... More 

Thank Maryann M
Clovis, California
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This was our first time coming here after hearing only good things about the Lime Lite. We had a very sweet and attentive server Samantha and she gave us great food suggestions and was very helpful all the way through. Started with sweet potato fries and artichoke hearts for our party of 4. They were so filling!!! So both of... More 

Thank Rich H
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

As you walk in, you feel as if you are at the country club. Dark woods all around and a certain air of confidence and superiority emanating from the diners. I suppose it was because they knew they were in the right place! We sat at the bar and our server was accommodating and friendly. He recommended the Tri-Tip Sandwich... More 

Thank Jacob G
Santa Fe
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301 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

As previous reviews have mentioned, this is difficult to locate until you have gone past it. Look for the green trim. Large parking area in back. Extremely DARK inside. There is an outside covered pation for those under 100 degree days. Alaskan halibut was a large filet but the salsa, red curry coconut were sparse. Large selection of cocktails. Service... More 

Thank KarumbaSantaFe
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

AWESOME! Coming from 41, a tree hides most of the sign. And based on a previous review, I knew to park around back. Now to the good stuff. Upon entering your eyes are drawn to a great looking bar. Next we were greeted and immediately shown to our seats. Very cool, half circle booth. The decor....I expected to see Dean... More 

Thank BaldEagle74
Fresno, CA
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

The Lime Lite is a storied Fresno tradition. The restaurant started many years ago on what was then the west end of Fresno. It was a relatively small place with a wonderful bar and a great veteran service staff. Many "regulars" then came from the dusty fields and farms of the west side of the valley for lunch or dinner... More 

1 Thank CulinaryEye
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146 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Ate at The Lime Lite last night for the first time and was very impressed with the entire experience. A little tricky finding the parking in the rear of the restaurant but once inside it was enjoyable. The service was excellent and the food was perfect. I had the Colorado lamb which was cooked to perfection and my wife had... More 

Thank Ken J
Tollhouse, Ca.
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

I have had several dinners and lunches at the Limelight. It is a nice venue, providing a quieter environment than many others. Meals are consistently well thought out and prepared. Nice wine list, with rather pricy for single glasses. Excellent personable service. Highly recommended.

Thank gdr23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1054 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93711-3701
    (Shaw and Palm)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fresno
  • Phone Number: +1 559-224-1054

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