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Lime Lite

4.6
216 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(559) 224-1054
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Rick Melo
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Shaw and Palm
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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.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

OMG it was better than I remember from years ago! I was the only black patron for a while as my date pointed out. My reply was "There loss lol"

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Had a great time.....meal was fantastic....service was superb

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The four of us each ordered the halibut as our entree - and each one of us were praising the freshness and the flavor of the fish - we had different cooking versions and every one of our dinners was mouth watering and cooked to perfection. Absolutely delicious !!! Airenna was our server and she was wonderful and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Had a reservation for 8:00 on a Friday and as expected it was going to be a while to be seated. Lucky for us there was a table open in the bar so no problem. After 15 minutes we were offered a free appetizer which was at our table when seated. Wife and I split a pork chop special, best pork chop we ever had and our son had the filet which he was very happy with. Great local restaurant and can't wait to come back.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food and service! Lime Lite is a Fresno culinary gem!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

My wife and I had a nice anniversary dinner and desert at a table at end opposite the bar. We loved the whole experience! I am glad I got an early reservation and felt we had the best table in the house. Close to the bar would not have been good as it was a Friday night and the bar area was loud. Loved the scampi hourdoerve and bread pudding for desert!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Arrived at the restaurant and the hostess tried to seat us in the bar area even though I had requested a booth on my Open Table reservation. She happily moved us to a nice booth in the dining room area. We were with my elderly parents who have been regulars at the Limelight for years. The waiter was very good - attentive but not too much. We started with the Calamari appetizer - it is THE BEST you will ever have. Not a bunch of small bits and tentacles but large pieces deliciously fried! I can't not order them. My mom always orders the fried chicken. It sounds strange for a dinner house but they've become known for their fried chicken - not greasy and lots of it. She always takes some home. My dad and husband had NY steak of course. Good as always. Comes with two sides. I ordered the special Pork Chop with garlic mashed potatoes and veggies. It was delicious as well. We skipped dessert.

The noise level this time when we were there was loud. It was a Wednesday night and the restaurant was full. It normally isn't quite as loud so maybe it was just the clientele that evening. My four stars is due to the noise - it was difficult to have a conversation without repeating ourselves.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great food as usual we love the Limelite. It is a little pricey so don't eat there as much as we would like to. If you want a great meal check out there menu and order anything on there you will love it.,

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our dinner was beyond delicious, can’t stop thinking about the shrimp scampi app makes you want to drink the broth. The ambiance is cozy and relaxing with an old school feel. Everything regarding the food has a special touch to make it unique. The service is exceptionally good, very attentive. Our new favorite restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

As always, The Lime Lite delivered. Anniversary dinner with my wife was outstanding. Reservations easy and table ready on-time through open table. Rarely have I ever waited more than 1 minute when reservations have been made. The seating is nice and cozy for couples, middle of the floor for groups, but otherwise accommodating for the space they occupy. This is a cozy restaurant, reservations are recommended. The bar always mixes a good drink and we bring our own bottle of wine to have with dinner. This has and likely always will be a regular stop for us for years to come.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Friendly and polite waitress good service besides the bread and butter arrived late overall good experience

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We live nearby, the place has been pleasantly updated as has the menu. The chef periodically, updates the menu and items are presently very nicely. Service is friendly but not always in your face. Each time we go was tend to say "why arent we coming here more often?"

They used to have pan roasted salmon over goat cheese enchiladas...but it went the way of menu updates. Maybe the time it took to write the review will be rewarded with its return.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

If possible, get Clint for your waiter. He makes your dining an experience!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The only complaint was paying $60.00 for a lobster dinner and the lobster was pretty dry and definitely over cooked......normally it's absolutely perfect......seemed as though they made them ahead of time and kept them in a warmer.

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2.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Came because I was craving a prime rib- they "were out" so I ordered the filet medium rare (like all filets should be) and it came medium well. I didn't want to pay $50 for beef jerky so I asked for another medium rare filet, and again I got another steak that was medium well... not very impressed. Medium rare filet mignon should be a staple at all nice restaurants.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Bummed there was no rice pilaf on the menu anymore. My wife love it last time we ate here. The calamari appetizer was better than we thought it would be. We split a wedge salad and neither one of us finished it due to the excessive amount of dressing. It was like wedge soup.
My rib eye was perfect. The twice baked potatoes and green beans were also on point.
Wife got the prime rib. Found a hair on it right away. I told her to say something but she chose not to. She ordered it “medium” and half of it looked completely raw so she ate off the other side. She said she would’ve said something had she been hungrier, but we had bread and the appetizer and salad so she was ok.
Our waitress Ariana gave us a complimentary dessert since we were on a late Valentines Day date. We both felt bad that we couldn’t eat more of it, but she boxed it up for us before we left.
Our drinks never ran out and it was a pretty decent meal, all things considered.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Service is always top notch and food is amazing. Has more of an old school feel to it.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

My husband and I were attending a show and decided to check out the Lime Lite. The service was very good and the atmosphere was cozy and relaxing. Overall the food was pretty tasty, although I would say the prices were a little high for the quality.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

A Valentine's Day dinner (which is often not the best time to review a restaurant), but it is also our anniversary, so we muddle through the busy Valentine's Day dinners.

Our food was so, so good! Lobster bisque and tuna tartare some of the best we have had. The rib eye and cioppino was delicious. This was our first visit to Lime Lite, but we will definitely be back.... maybe tomorrow!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The Limelight is always wonderful.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This was our 3rd Valentines Day dinner at Lime Lite. The food was outstanding and the service was spot on.

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2.0Dined on February 13, 2018

To begin with we did not get the booth we requested and reserved. The 60.00 lobster dinner took half an hour and came to us overcooked, rubbery and dry. Though they brought another lobster one was still overcooked, while the other was undercooked on one half and overcooked on the other. The sides included Brussel sprouts the were either black and overcooked or hard and inedible. The twice baked half of a potato looked and tasted store bought and microwaved. Will never go back.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Amazing atmosphere, the waitress was one of the best I have ever had. She paced our meal perfectly doing well to have space for conversation without too long of a wait for the next course. The food was incredible. The ribeye cooked perfectly and the lamb was delicious. Can’t wait to go back

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent, interesting food and good sound insulation. Service was great. Price very reasonable for high quality food and presentation.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

We enjoyed our meal very much. The seafood louis was a great meal and a great price. Noel was just wonderful. We will be back for sure...

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great Ambiance, our service was excellent, drinks were delicious, appetizers were the best! Celebrated Dad's birthday and it was perfect! Shout out to Rex for his amazing cooking skills.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

As always, we enjoyed a delicious pre show meal that was quickly served by a friendly server!
This is a gem of a restaurant that is my go to!

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

I took my daughter there to celebrate her birthday. She had the sand dabs and I had the seafood louie. The seafood is very fresh and portions are large. Our server was very pleasant and attentive.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

OMG, we LOVED our dinner here!!!! Food was amazing,including dessert. We loved teasing our poor waiter, who was on his last night of being "shadowed" by another of the waitstaff. He was such a good sport, and we really had a lovely evening. We'll be going back in February for my sister's birthday. Great place!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

I love this place always good food have never had a bad meal. Not the cheapest place wish it was a little more affordable so I could eat there more often. Clint was our server great service . Can't wait to go back...

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The building isn't that big, but it's stunning on the inside. This is a place you want to reserve due to the fact that their busy all hours of operation. Our table was too small (for 2 adults) but that wouldn't stop me from going again. The food was GREAT! We waited a while once we got seated to order off the menu, but it was worth the wait. This is a great find for a date night, family gathering or even place for friends to meet up to have a drink at the bar.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Fantastic Experience!
We will absolutely return.
The Surf and Turf Appetizer was incredible, and the Rib eye was delicious.

Kudo's to the chefs/cooks I've never had a more tender cut of meat in my life. Absolutely recommended.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Waitress was really friendly and food was amazing!

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

First time at The Lime Lite. Our table was ready within minutes of reserved time. Service was friendly, attentive and quick to resolve one minor snafu. Food was amazing, from soup to salad to entree and dessert, everything was absolutely delicious. Great wine list also. This place is truly a dining gem and we will definitely keep on our list when we want a fine dining experience.

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4.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Nice lunch at the Lime Lite a few days ago. While better than any of the well known meat and potatoes places, Max's has nothing to worry about...

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Fantastic food, very nice ambiance .We really enjoyed our dinner and loved the feel of the restaurant. Our server was ok, she was the only employee there that didn’t seem top notch. Everything was fresh and the presentation was beautiful. We live in the neighborhood and plan to come back often.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Always a great dinner at the Lime Lite with the owner choming buy the table and visiting making sure that we had everything we wanted. Would recommend to everyone

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Cliff, our waiter, was very attentive and knowledgeable. Great overall dining experience and the prime rib was excellent!!

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

My friend and I have lunch together at Lime Lite monthly. The food is always excellent! The environment is very pleasing.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Overall experience was great. Natalie was fantastic!
The food was exceptional. Everyone's dish was delicious.
We were celebrating a friend's birthday and expected to do happy hour before our reservation.
We were very surprised that there was no happy hour. That is the only negative comment we have. We were expecting to get a glass of wine and calamari before dinner. You have a wonderful happy hour so we were disappointed.

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