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Palmers Fresh Grill

4.6
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996 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
As the name implies, fresh is the focus at Palmers.

More than just fresh ingredients, Palmers is a fresh twist on what an enjoyable dining experience should provide. A fresh way to please your palate, featuring savory dishes and an evolving menu that spotlights many local ingredients. Palmers also offers weekly specials truly capturing the essence of seasonal flavors.

With a casually sophisticated ambiance, complemented with knowledgeable and friendly service staff, Palmers provides one of Lexington's favorite dining experiences. Enjoy lakeside seating and live music on the spacious patio during warm weather months.

Looking for another reason to raise your glass? With over 100 Bourbons and whiskeys to choose from, paired with our award-winning wine, and cocktail list you are sure to find a lively libation!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 996 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BryanV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the atmosphere on the patio. The staff was great and food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time eating there. We had a very good dinner. The service was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were both outstanding!

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Drew
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food and waitress were excellent. Cocktail was poorly mixed but tasted good after I stirred it. The atmosphere was decent and would have been better if not for current COVID-19 rules. Overall, it was good and I would recommend it.

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Lorraine
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff really friendly. Food was excellent.

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DanaP
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

They do a great job with seafood dishes and all of the food we had was well prepared. It had good flavor and was presented well.

Also they do a great job with steaks. Presentation is outstanding.

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MaryluS
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Palmers is our go to place for a more special dinner. Enjoy the patio but like inside too.

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ConleyS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was very good. Alcoholic beverages (call brands) very overpriced.

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Den75
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu selection and great food. Service was quick and friendly. They had all of the new social distancing guidelines and sanitizing procedures well thought out and executed them well making you feel as safe as possible. Loved the virtual menu to avoid the handling between people. They had a barcode on the table you scanned with your smartphone that brought up the menu. Great Idea!

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GregG
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

We received a meal prior to ordering. Once it was set in front of us they couldn’t take it back due to COVID. The food was excellent. Service was crazy bad. The room was mostly vacant but they set us right next to a loud vulgar 8 too. So we are fast and left.

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Tigger2
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palmers restaurant menu is phenomenal. They are great at accommodating for my gluten allergy. My service is always great and All of the cocktails are yummy. I will return the next time I come to Lexington.

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jenniferl
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipjx1king
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is always good, they have always been consistent with food quality.

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TiffanyB
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server was amazing and attentive. The food was delicious and not over seasoned. The Imperial Flounder was sooooo good! I would definitely order it again because this won't be the last time I visit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing but amazing things to say about my experience at Palmers. The service was excellent, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was perfect.

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DawnK
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Great food! Very helpful staff!

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PerlaM
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and all the food we order was delicious! The scallops with bacon delicious! Our drinks just on point, I order the grits and shrimp and it was absolutely outstanding! The dessert was too sweet but very good! The services was awesome! I definitely will go back!

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ShayRudd
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love Palmers. Always clean, and a great staff! Food is perfection!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The employees socializing among themselves more than waiting on customers. My thoughts.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio, great service fantastic food

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Rowe
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food is good. Service ok. They won’t take empty dishes away. Nor care if your order is wrong.

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vipCiprianZ
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place always come back. Can’t beat the freshness of the seafood and the water scenery and atmosphere. Will continue to return

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork chop and flounder were amazing. The server was very nice and the manage Scott went above and beyond to ensure a 5 star experience. Will definitely be back soon! Best patio in town

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Have eaten at Palmer's multiple times. Didn't appear clean. There were many insects all over the window seal, mostly dead. A small bug was in my drink. The waiter was awesome and the food good. Those insects though.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating. All staff wore a mask. Food & service were both excellent, as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service started out good and then went down hill

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Allyssa
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back very soon! It was our first wedding anniversary date, and it was perfect. Definitely a little expensive (we knew this beforehand, though), but the food is 100% worth it. The service was great as well. So happy we found this new date night spot!!!

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vipKatieN
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was great, food was really good but our cocktails were tiny.
We would definitely dine here again.

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audram
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Servers are always kind and working hard. Patio is one of the city's best.
Just sometimes the food isn't prepared properly. I asked for chicken salad on a bed of lettuce instead of a sandwich and was served a sandwich with bread replaced with lettuce. My friend ordered sliders with no adjustments, but they came without several toppings listed on the menu. She didn't eat any of her meal, but was charged full price without question.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t beat the atmosphere! And the food and service were great!!!

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Douglas
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was good but the menu seemed small and limited.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio was the perfect place for a relaxing brunch. My Cajun shrimp hash was amazing!

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MikeD
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went there for Taco week. We order salad, Calamari, and shrimp tacos. Everything was fresh and delicious!

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vipRM99
Louisville
112 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very accommodating host staff and server that made for a pleasant dinner.
The food was very tasty and the Brussels sprouts were especially nice as an accompaniment for the Ahi tuna steak. The tuna could have been seasoned a bit differently and been more tasty but the meal was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had salmon. Delish

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DanB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palmers waited for our late arrival for a birthday. The food was outstanding, on time and our server was awesome. We will recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was taco Week and we had their tacos. They were outstanding. Food prices were very reasonable and our waiter was very kind and patient with us. We were celebrating a friends birthday.

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vipAnnH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were superb. The only change I would suggest would be to dim the lighting a bit. Lighting is a little bright for all of their pretty white booths.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience. Great food service is always excellent. Specials menu usually has good choices. The crab cakes have very little filling. Chowder is really good. Key lime pie is delicious. Im a chocolate lover, but i rate the chocolate cake as so so.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove down from Ann Arbor, MI to visit family in Lexington and we may need to start coming down more frequently to dine out. Compared to the offerings back home on terms of quality and value, the options in Lexington are far better.

We were very impressed with the ambience and walking through Joseph-Beth to get to the restaurant brought back a lot of memories growing up in Lexington during the 80s and 90s. My wife wanted to try Palmers based on the seafood on the menu - she can be very picky with the quality of seafood and Palmers did not disappoint. We ordered the spicy shrimp lettuce wraps and were very happy with them. The shrimp were cooked perfectly and the natural flavor of the shellfish came through the other elements of the dish. The rest of dinner, including the corn clam chowder, seafood etouffee special, and flounder did not disappoint. The mixed drinks & cocktails highlight Kentucky’s Bourbon heritage and were good and reasonably priced. We would have paid significantly more for the quality and portions of food back home, which is unfortunate but unsurprising given that Ann Arbor tends to be overrated in general. We recommended Palmers to other family in the area, and we look forward to coming back to try other menu items and other Lexington area restaurants.

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Palmers Fresh Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 273-0103.

Palmers Fresh Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 996 OpenTable diners.

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