Palmers Fresh Grill

4.7
1112 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 1112 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ThomasW
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was decent.

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JimS
Louisville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

One if the things that I really enjoyed about Palmers is the noise level it was very quiet compared to most restaurants that are extremely noisy. I thought that the reservation app had a little too many contacts in three days, one or two confirmations would’ve been fine. I would recommend Palmers highly.

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rich
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Service was barely acceptable. Drinks were poor and too meager for the price. Then how does $8.00 for a single scallop sound. Plus we did not get birthday cake as advertised. Last time for us!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every item that we tried was great, even our kids loved it! We had the calamari appetizer, the crystal cosmo was perfect, and the Bourbon salted caramel bread pudding was off the charts! After trying everyones main dish the consensus was we all wanted more of the Imperial Flounder! We will be back!

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Greg
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

N/a. Good overall, just expensive for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was knowledgeable, helpful, and attentive.

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CristianM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite and we will always come back to it, would recommend to everyone!

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MarkH
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Valentines dinner with my wife

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VikkiB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was presented beautifully and was delicious!!!

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KristiK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was a bit on the slow side but food was great

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PamS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have had many delicious meals here. One of the limited places in Lexington to get good seafood

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vipCiprianZ
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Regulars and it was great as usual

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was fantastic. Our waiter was polite and gave us recommendations. Can’t wait till the weather gets better and the patio is open.

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ThomasD
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were terrific! The waitress recommended the Bourbon Bread Pudding for dessert which was amazing!!!

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KyleD
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. I had the Margarita and crab cakes benedict. Awesome food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I ordered the breakfast tacos and only complaint is there was not enough bacon on them , overloaded on eggs but no meat.
The shrimp hash was amazing that my friend ordered

Thanks

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EmilyC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Our table was located in the area overlooking the pond, which was nice, but it felt kind of like a food court and not fine dining. We had to keep our voices low, because it felt like the other tables could hear us. The food and service was phenomenal, though!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters were on point. Blue point

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BrunchBunch
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cooper is the best server around! Brunch at Palmer's is a favorite :)

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MarcG
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mom there for her 81st birthday. Her fav is the shrimp and grits. My husband had the steak and I had the Cajun pasta. Food was excellent. A little pricey but worth it!! Great service too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

They cocktails that I ordered were not the best. It was also for my birthday and they knew that and never said anything.

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Billy
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was very under seasoned this time. Used to be one of my wifes favorite. It was not up to par this time.

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KathyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. A wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.

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vipMrsColeman
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Palmers provided great food and a relaxing environment. We also felt very safe based on the COVID protocol for seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall! Would definitely go again!

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vipMelodyjunebug
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great dining experience at Palmer’s. Food and service are wonderful.

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vipTessU
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous and service was great! One of our favs!!

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WarrenJ
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were great this evening! Everything had great flavor and was served hot and fresh! Our server, Chantal, really made this visit. She was personable and efficient.

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vipArthurP
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Entres were tasty. Mashed potato’s dry and barely Luke warm. Kitchen needs more training on meeting customer needs for hot food...

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MaryluS
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Palmers. They are doing a good job with socially distancing the tables.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good food and fast/friendly service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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Hungrygirl
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was prompt and attentive, food choices/quality - OUTSTANDING and quick. I will definitely go back (looking forward to warmer weather to sit outside).

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ElizabethK
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have not been out much this year because of the pandemic but we had tickets to see John Crist at Comedy Off Broadway and made a reservation for dinner at Palmer's. Everything was fabulous. We started with the seafood queso and both had the diablo pasta. The food was good, the service was friendly and the ambience was perfect. I felt they took all necessary precautions for COVID. We will be back.

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vipMatthewD
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner! Delicious calamari, steak frites, and salads! Wonderful waitress as well. Thank you for an enjoyable night!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious as always. One of our favorite restaurants in Lexington. Service was excellent, food is always consistent and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious, The service is always top notch. This is one of our favorite restaurants. Id put the quality of their food as some of the best in town.

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vipNickname
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Server was good, but rushed us. Asked if we wanted check without asking if we wanted dessert, which we did.. Brought check before dessert arrived. Food was good.

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vipTinaRenee
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We had the bacon wrapped scallops as an appetizer. Our entrees where also great. Good value for the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Attentive & timely

FAQs

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

Palmers Fresh Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 1112 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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