Palmers Fresh Grill

4.6
1237 Reviews
$30 and under
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1237 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was okay… it was mediocre. The Tuna was over cooked, and the mashed potatoes and Brussel sprouts were both lukewarm. The wedge salad was watery. Just underwhelming.

The restaurant was only 30% or so full, but there was considerable noise from tables being cleared- the employees were not taking any care to place dishes in the bus tubs quietly. And it made no sense why bus tubs are necessary when the restaurant wasn’t busy….. overall, disappointing for a $120 meal for 2 people. Our server never cleared our plates, and we sat for at least 10 minutes after finishing before finally going to ask a host to find her so we could leave.

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vipRickM
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The service snd the food were as good as it gets.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was ok appetizers are way better than meals

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with a special family member

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CristianM
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its our favorite please to go to and enjoy a nice dinner. Will be definitely coming back since the food and service is amazing

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ShirleyS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food and service! The ribeye was outstanding and the bread pudding is to die for!

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vipLexingtonfoodie
Louisville
48 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

On a Wednesday night I would have expected to at least have the food brought out hot and not to send several items back to be heated including coffee at the end of the meal.
Our server was good but had to cover too many tables inside and out. I realize that the Pandemic has been particularly hard on restaurants but management needs to get more involved if they expect repeat business.

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RitaD
Northern MI
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the outside dining option was very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at Palmers, and the outside patio scene was amazing!!! Justin, who was our server provided top notch service!!!!

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JulesS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Two totally different vibes, but I love both the outdoor and indoor settings here. Seafood queso was a delicious app and the Diablo Mule is my go-to drink if you like spicy. Truffle fries are a must.

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CarolynW
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio and it was a wonderful evening. The food was excellent as was the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service. Will definitely go again

GB
vipGuyB
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Shrimp and grits were awesome! Loved the red pepper bisque as well! Perfect warmth for a chilly night.

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lmbhmm412
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Great potential but lacked food preparation. Ordered steak “medium”, came out well done. Calamari was tough and again way over cooked.

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NancyC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the beer battered fish with fries and grilled asparagus. Everything was outstanding. We will definitely be back!

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Cindilouhoo
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Palmer’s for special occasions and a simple night out! The ambience is outstanding and service was excellent. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the tuna steak and I loved the Imperial Flounder. We highly recommend their Key Lime Pie as its one of the best we’ve ever had. You can’t go wrong with Palmer’s Grill

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vipbcandrews
Atlanta
117 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and loved the outdoor atmosphere. A little bit out of the way for us but worth the trip!

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VickiB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We didn’t see our server very much. I asked for a to go cup, and got a glass. I asked the hostess group, and they did go and get it. Workers weren’t supervised. A lot of taking selfie’s and smooching going on. I expected a bit more class.

JC
vipJarrodC
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall really enjoyed. Sizeable menu options all relatively well priced. Beautiful scene outside , great bar area. Inside was nice area as well.

Overall, very solid

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Charlotte
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence service and excellent food! Couldn’t have asked for anything more. Thank you!

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KSLex
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fast service, lovely place to entertain group from out of town.

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AlexW
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice experience. Portions were really good, especially on the catfish. Wife loved the wasabi mashed potatoes with her tuna steak.

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AntonioC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Our server disappeared for most of the dining experience. We had to stop other waiters a few times to get refills etc....
Overall experience was good.

AJ
AlanJ
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

As nice as Palmers is and the service is nice, I don’t think it would be a reach for them to improve on small things I noticed. Example using the Gnocchi dish with shrimp. While it was mostly tasty, I kept thinking how much better it would be with bigger shrimp. Like instead of the 30 size, why not go 16? And the vegetables which were added while nice, they were soggy I think. Overcooked. I’m not saying the food was bad, but I’d like for them to reach higher.

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LeahM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, patio seating was beautiful! Will be back!

HB
HayleyB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food. We especially like the fried fish and chips!

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Shoc
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding location, food, and service. Need to get some bar games, and a small area for dancing would make this place best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my dads birthday. We sat on the patio and listened to live music while drinking bottomless mimosas. It was a nice time.

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MelyF
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were delicious... Service impeccable!

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PeterH
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Casual family dinner

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BrentB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s an excellent seafood restaurant with a nice atmosphere.

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DrewB
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great patio and atmosphere. Food is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! We love dining alfresco in the summer months at Palmer’s!

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vipSojourner
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Great exterior seating. The waitress was helpful and attentive. The chef customized a menu item at my request which turned out to be delicious and memorable. We’ve eaten several times here and will definitely return.

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GailL
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive and friendly. Of course I don’t remember her name, but my partner described her as the beautiful woman with the dazzling smile and the high dark ponytail. She was excellent

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GarryC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good but overpriced for what you get with entree (no salad or side item) The bread was hard on outside and not very good.
Overall, the experience was Okay at best.

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BrandonC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Drinks were food and the pork chop was amazing

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RickH
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal and service. Brooke was a very attentive and courteous waitress,

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Steve
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

This was our restaurant week dinner. Fried green tomato salad: tomatoes cut very thin. They almost disappeared into the breading. Very little pesto, making for a very bland dish. Salmon entree was a very generous serving of salmon, but the fish was overcooked for my taste, asparagus also overcooked. Mashed potatoes very good. The best part of the meal was the great service from Hailey.

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Leftoncol
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, everything was excellent. It has become one of our favorite places to meet with friends.

FAQs

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 1237 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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