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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:
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

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:
Rick Melo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, 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

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (22)
Good for a Date (21)
Romantic (16)
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Good for Anniversaries (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Cozy (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Casual (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Business Meals (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Fun (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
People Watching (7)
Authentic (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Seasonal (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Healthy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 4 days ago

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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food5
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service5
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined 4 days ago

The Limelight is always wonderful.

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food5
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal
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food5
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·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Fun
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 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...

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on February 4, 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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Cozy, Fun
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Joaquin)·Dined on February 1, 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!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (London)·Dined 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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food5
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined 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!!!!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, People Watching, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (Tahoe)·Dined 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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 (San Joaquin)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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food5
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service3
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined 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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date
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food5
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service4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Waitress was really friendly and food was amazing!

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food5
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Romantic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 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...

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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food4
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined 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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined 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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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food5
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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value3

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 11, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed dinner there after walking Christmas tree lane. We sat at a good table and had prompt service. The food and drinks were fine too

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Healthy, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Dinner at the Lime Light was amazing! The place was beautiful and the old fashion style was very comfortable. The service was outstanding! The food was amazing. Everything we ordered was a 5 Star. It is a little pricy but you get what you pay for. Great evening!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on December 1, 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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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 1, 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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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 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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food5
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 (San Joaquin)·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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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 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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food2
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service2
value3

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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

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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 1, 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 1, 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 28, 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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food3
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service2
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 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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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 20, 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 16, 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 13, 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 September 30, 2017

Always a great experience! Would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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food5
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service4
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 (San Joaquin)·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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food5
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