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About Lime Lite

For the ultimate dining experience come join us at The Lime Lite…a Fresno tradition since 1964. The Lime Lite is proudly serving our fourth generation of Valley patrons. Enjoy our comfortable atmosphere and award winning friendly service! The Lime Lite is well known for our hearty steaks, juicy prime rib, fresh seafood, and crisp salads! We offer an amazing selection of California wines and use local purveyors to continuously support our hard working Valley farmers.

1054 West Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA 93711
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
11:30 AM- 10:00 PM (Open late on Fridays & Saturdays)

Cross Street:
Shaw and Palm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(559) 224-1054

Website:
http://www.thelimelite.com/

Executive Chef:
Andy Hatcher

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We offer spaces for Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, Small Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Lunch Meetings Pharmaceutical Meetings and for any other occasion you might need an intimate and friendly venue for.

Lime Lite Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (18)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Special Occasion (12)
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Good for Birthdays (10)
Romantic (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Cozy (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Business Meals (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Casual (6)
Fun (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Authentic (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Disabled Access (3)
People Watching (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was a bit overpriced. I am a chef my self and can say the food was very good but still over priced. With how loud it was and the TVs and just over all, it felt more like a bar than a nice restaurant. The waitress we had looking beat up and unkept continusly grabbed my plates lifting them up and then asking if I was done. We had to ask for refills due to our waitress never coming to ask. I wasn’t even done with my prime rib but since her fingers were in the juices I told her to just take it. I think with a better leadership this place could be great. Again the food was very good just over priced. I wouldn’t recommend for a nice night out but would for a good dinner.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great dinner specials along w8th old standbys
Clint our server was spot on with attention and timing

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Hot Spot, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our visit was perfect. The food and service were excellent. Will definitely return !!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

New server but all went well. Very helpful. Thanked us for tip.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

two of the four meals came out 10 minute ahead- so we were in the ackward situation of do we wait or eat cold food- not good- the salmon was under cooked and was sent back- it came back like it wasn't even heated up (still undercooked)- we have enjoyed the LL in the past, but this was a very bad experience- probably need to find a new resturant

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Nice and quiet. Kind of a dark club feel which I️ like.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Ahi Tuna dish one of the best things I have ever had!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The food was very disappointing not sure if they have changed chef. This used to be my favorite restaurant

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The setting is very nice. Food was good. The only knock was food service. It took 1 1/2 hours to get our food served. Couple next to us was seated 15 minutes after us but was served well before us. They even remarked about the wait. Oh and one of their entrees was the same as ours. Waiter offered a free bread pudding but failed to deliver.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

One of my Fresno Favorites!!! I can always expect great food, spot-on service and an awesome atmosphere.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

What a find in Fresno! We’ve lived here for almost two years and finally came across this wonderful place! The food, ambiance and service were excellent. The prime rib was out of this world.. I would highly recommend!

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We enjoy going to the Lime Lite for the ambience, great wine selection to go along with a varied menu . Whether you’re wanting to eat a light meal or a hearty meal you have many wonderful options ! We took our 17 year old Grandson there for dinner & he said his Filet was the best steak he’d ever eaten ! Cooked just like he ordered . We are never disappointed & look forward to our next evening there.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We enjoyed a fabulous ribeye steak and augratin potatoes!!!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent new fall menu and excellent service. I had a salad, the lobster with heirloom tomatoes and a fresh vegetable sautee of baby carrots, baby turnips and bok choy. My husband had the beet and burrata salad and the sand dabs with a baked potato and seasonable vegetables. Good wine list that is reasonable and excellent service. Brandon has done a fantastic job blending the vibe set by the Milutinovich family with an updated restaurant and menu keeping the classics but adding the new.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always a great experience! Would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our lunch on Saturday was delicious. Service terrific - and dessert was to die for!!!

Tags: Cozy, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

This was a birthday dinner & I really wanted fried chicken. I was not disappointed!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Sand Dabs (2) better than found in Monterey ( generous portions too), exquisite calamari and salmon dishes rounded our table of 4, with excellent bread pudding as desserts for all!
Top-shelf in seating, presentations, and service as usual, thanks!

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Another impressive meal...our out of town guests ( from Baton Rouge) were very impressed with the Lime Lite. Outstanding!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Cozy, Disabled Access
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Came here for our wedding anniversary. Everyone was extremely friendly. The food was absolutely amazing. The filet was perfectly cooked with amazing flavor and extremely tender. The twice baked potato and asparagus were excellent sides. Service was top notch. Bathroom was exceptionally clean which is getting harder to find these days.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Food was good. The noise level was loud. Everyone thought food was good but one person thought the halibut was frozen. Calamari and lamb was perfect!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food, service and atmosphere! I would recommend

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Love it here! They are so courteous and helpful. The food is great, highly recommend the bruschetta.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

This was my first time here and I have lived in Fresno most of my life. I known of the restaurant for a very long time but never had the urge to go there. I wanted something different and unique. I have to say it was a wonderful experience and staff is great! Keep up the good work

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Casual, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

great food and service but a bit noisy even for early dining.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

My visit was for lunch with a business acquaintance. It had been some time since my last visit and I was pleasantly surprised at the fresh look of the restaurant. The menu was well-balanced and I found several items for consideration. The service was timely, helpful, and very friendly. I had the salmon, which was excellent. I couldn't fault them on the entire experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Awesome food! Incredible service! Will definitely be back!

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

The Lime Lite is our absolute favorite in town. The calamari app is the best we've yet to have in town or out of town. The food and service is always consistent and always excellent!

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

This is the all around place to be. Any event it is perfect.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

The prime rib was awesome...I can't wait to go again..

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Always great food and service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

This was our first visit to the Lime Lite. We will definitely be going back. My wife normally has something bad to say about almost any restaurant or some part of the meal. She had nothing but compliments throughout the meal, that alone gives them 5 stars. The Calamari is really good. I had a citrus salad, it included strawberries, never had a salad quite like it, simply excellent. Had the Lime Lite seafood appetizer. Only complaint is the shrimp was cleaned poorly. Sand Dabs were spot on great. Our grandson had the pasta and we didn't hear a word out of him except when it was all gone how great it was. We will be back. Excellent Service. The house Chardonnay was very good and fairly priced. Did I say we will be back? We will.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on July 3, 2017

THIS IS MY 3RD TIME EMAILING. I MADE THE RESERVATION AT LIME LITE BACK IN JUNE . I HAPPENED TO CALL THE RESTAURANT TO CONFIRM ONLY TO FIND OUT THEY WERE CLOSED THAT DAY DUE TO THE HOLIDAY. I RECEIVED A CONFIRMATION FROM OPEN TABLE THAT MY RESERVATION WAS STILL A GO. I SENT YOU AN EMAIL STATING HOW DISAPPOINTED I WAS AS IT WAS MY 30TH WEDD. ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND HAD TO FIND ANOTHER RESTAURANT FAST.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Always great food and service. They incorporate local fresh-grown fruits and vegetables in menu. Lamb is awesome! But then again never been disappointed with whatever we order. Nice relaxing date night ambiance. Service is great they are very attentive and kind. Overall, consistently great experience!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Best restaurant in Fresno! Would come back anytime !!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Some friends told us that the Lime Lite served really good friend chicken, so we thought we would try it. My husband and son both had the fried chicken, and weren't disappointed. It came with either 2 sides or 1 Artisan side. They also ordered side salads, which they really didn't need to order because there was so much food.
I had the halibut, and a side salad. The halibut was amazing! I ordered the pilaf and brocollini as well. The pilaf was good, but the brocollini was a little overcooked for my taste, but good flavor.
My other son had the prime rib, which was equally good. We also had the calamari for an appetizer, and it was spectacular. So light, yet crisp.
Our server was so attentive and nice, and our water glasses were never low. Excellent service.

The atmosphere is comfortable-lounge like. Its on the darker side, but not stuffy.

We would definitely return to Lime Lite, it was a pleasant surprise. Great food, great service, and a nice dining experience overall.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Terrific dinner!! Everyone at out table had an outstanding entree. The salads and appetizers were also delicious.

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Dinner with friends. This is our go to place for a great meal with outstanding service. The food is exceptionally tasty and the service is always friendly yet professional!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 13, 2017

So excited to be back. It's been awhile since we've eaten here due to the fact that the meal was hit or miss. We were aware there were some issues with finding the right chef, so whoever is in the kitchen now is doing it right!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Calimari starter was excellent! Petit filet cooked to perfection and I wish my home made twice baked potato was half as good as what I was served!
Restaurant was extremely busy due to prom and pre- mother's day. Food took a little longer to be served but not too bad. Service was great and overall a wonderful meal and evening. A little noisy because it was particularly busy.
Definitely a great place for an excellent meal!

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