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Palmers Fresh Grill, Lexington, KY
Palmers Fresh Grill, Lexington, KY
Palmers Fresh Grill, Lexington, KY
Palmers Fresh Grill, Lexington, KY
Palmers Fresh Grill, Lexington, KY

Palmers Fresh Grill

4.7
4.7
1622 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!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Southern, American
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (859) 273-0103
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We look forward to catering your next parties off site dining needs, call for details.
  • Private party facilities
    Call for more details.
  • Private party contact
    Scott Hawkins: (859) 273-0103
  • Neighborhood
    Lexington
  • Cross street
    Nicholasville Road
  • Parking details
    Lexington Green Mall or The Embassy Suites.
  • Public transit
    We are at the corner of Nicholasville Road and New Circle.
  • Entertainment
    Lakeside Patio Bar, Live Music (weather permitting), adjacent to Comedy Off Broadway, Lexington Green Mall is a high energy mall featuring such stores as White House Black Market, Chico's, Charming Charlie's, Ann Taylor Loft ,Joseph-Beth Books.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,622 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

1,622 Reviews
  1. RobertW

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food at Palmer's Fresh Grill is always delicious and the service is very good. It has a beautiful view and fantastic outdoor eating facilities. I would recommend Palmer's Fresh Grill to anyone wanting a good seafood meal.

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  2. Kevo

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere was great; service was prompt and attentive; the food was perfectly cooked and served timely. Excellent experience overall.

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  3. WandaR

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was excellent super service. I love the whole experience of dining @ Palmers.

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  4. AshleeK

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing, as always! From the service to the food, our night was just perfect!!!

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  5. krichellec

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went for my birthday. The food and atmosphere were superb! Palmers was able to accommodate my party of 10! We had a wonderful experience.

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  6. JohnG

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food great service thanks so much it was very good!

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  7. Petey2000

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everyone was super friendly and the food was great. We decided to get an appetizer the spicy shrimp lettuce wraps. It was huge and delicious! We split an entree which they divided for us on separate plates- very nice!

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  8. HannahK

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was wonderful & made great recommendations. Food was good!

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  9. VirginiaS

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was absolutely delicious. The calamari with peanut sauce was a surprise hit for us, however, we could have done without the overwhelming liquid smoke flavor in the remoulade for the crab cakes and the ketchup that came with the fries.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked last minute on Saturday evening. Staff accommodated. Food was great. Staff/service were great with a busy crowd. Would recommend Palmers to anyone looking for restaurant not over priced with good food.

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  11. DestineeM

    Atlanta Metro

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were in town for the UK/Alabama game and had a reservation for a party of 8. We were seated within 5-10 min of our reservation time. We were sat at a round table; and we all had plenty of room, which was great. Everyone at the table was pleased with the service and their choice of entree. To start we had the calamari, seafood queso-which was delicious and some had oysters, all were very good! The scallops had a very nice presentation, along with the salmon oscar and ahi tuna dishes. We were very happy with our experience and would go back, if we are in the area.

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  12. ToddJ

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great afternoon at Palmers. Always a good experience.

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  13. Wendell

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The appetizer had 6 large, tasty shrimp. The Ahi tuna entree was excellent. The bread pudding was also great.

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  14. PatriciaM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    good ambiance, outstanding personable servers, delicious well prepared food

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  15. ChrisG

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good salmon Oscar. Ghirardelli cake was just sweet with little flavor. Service very good.

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  16. ShermaneC

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is poorly seasoned and well over charged.

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  17. MarkG

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and atmosphere were an absolute delight. I would highly recommend

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  18. JeffreyB

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good and the service was great. It was a little loud. But great overall. Would eat there again and would recommend.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service and food. Seafood queso a great choice.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff, Service, Food, Drinks….. complete five star! Will absolutely be back

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  21. RhondaL

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Palmers is a restaurant that has always been consist in service and food!!

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  22. lesleys

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Took too long for first course but food was incredible! Too dark on outside tables. Easy fix with small electric candles.

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  23. Harbin8tor

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed Palmers. It was a bit difficult to locate, not being from Lexington, but worth the find.

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  24. JenniferS

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic!!! The scallops over risotto was a hit!!!!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We waited 5-10 minutes before we were greeted. The host did not ask if we had reservations. The rest of the visit went well.

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  26. Robert

    Cincinnati

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had an excellent meal and the service was good. Only real downside was the noise level was on the loud end. We will definitely be back.

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  27. CB21

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good place to eat. We had a good meal, I think they were a little short on help

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I wanted a more casual anniversary dinner and this fit the bill perfectly! He had the champagne chicken (one of his favorites) and I tried the gnocchi and added shrimp. Honestly, I don’t feel that it needed the shrimp and was wonderful on its own. Next time I am going to try adding chicken! We both love their margs with whatever the well tequila is. They’re one of my favorite margs in town!

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  29. KyMama

    Louisville

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have eaten at Palmers several times in the past, but it’s been awhile. We never LOVED it and never hated it… just ‘meh’ A decent meal at a decent price. Our most recent visit may have even stepped it up a bit. We enjoyed all of our food, the ambiance, and the service. Palmers may get back into our regular rotation of dining establishments considered solid choices in Lexington.

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  30. ValB

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, appetizer of seafood dip was delicious! All entrees were tasty. Patio dining was very pleasant.

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  31. Burndoc48

    Austin

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good seafood restaurant in Lexington. Nice outdoor seating next to a small lake. It would be nice to have some more variety on the menu for those of us who eat there regularly. The server last night might have been new, since she was not as able to highlight questions about the menu.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great. Service was just OK. Love sitting outside but the lighting was half out and poor.

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  33. CharlesP

    Tampa

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place, we entered through the bookstore in the shopping center - I suppose there is another entrance but I didn't see it. Our server had tables both inside and on the outside patio so there were stretches where we didn't see her - she was attentive when in our area but I think she was spread out too much. Both the house and chopped salads were nice - large enough to share, we found out. Entrées were delicious, nicely prepared and presented - we had the catfish and the imperial flounder. OK wine list.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service out on the patio! Food was superb and the biggest bang for your buck!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and great service. Atmosphere was excellent

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  36. kellih

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our water was attentive and fabulous. Got a seat inside by the window which was great. Love the vibe- casual but also not too casual/good for couples or friends who want to enjoy dinner and hear each other talk. Food was good, not amazing but good for price and overall quality of experience .

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I reviewed the menu prior to making my reservation to ensure that there were food options that suited my entire party. One in my party has a severe onion allergy and another is a pescatarian. The menu looked promising and based on the menu prices, I thought it was an upscale establishment that cooked food to order and would have the quality of service that accommodates their customers. Unfortunately I was wrong. As soon as we sat down and ordered our beverages we asked the server to check on 3 particular dishes to if they har onions and if so, could they be made without onions. The items were the calamari, seafood dip and salmon Oscar. Note that onions was NOT listed in any of the item descriptions we wanted the server to verify with the kitchen. When she returned, she basically said they were not made with onions but they couldn’t guarantee there would not be cross contamination with other dishes. The calamari is fried and apparently everything they dry is fried in the same oil and fryer. We asked if they can cook it separately im fresh oil and could not…or should I say WOULD not. The response for the other two dishes were that they aren’t cooked with onions in them but again, can’t guarantee cross contamination. I have several issues with this because I’m trying to understand why the area of the kitchen this one meal is being prepared couldn’t be sterilized enough to ensure any onion residue from another dish wouldn’t cross paths. I was very disappointed that they would did not even attempt to make accommodations.

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  38. Pete

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was shocked and confused as to why I was charged an additional $3.90, for dressing. I’ve definitely had better salads at other restaurants. The service was good but not excellent. If I do recommend Palmers, I will tell them what I didn’t like.

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  39. Sojourner

    Louisville

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful outdoor setting, and the food is quite good. The service was exceptional.

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  40. LynnW

    Atlanta Metro

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great fried catfish and service was good! Lovely outdoor setting.

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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 1622 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Palmers Fresh Grill

161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Nicholasville Road
  • Neighborhood
    Lexington
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Southern, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Lexington Green Mall or The Embassy Suites.
  • Public transit
    We are at the corner of Nicholasville Road and New Circle.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Lakeside Patio Bar, Live Music (weather permitting), adjacent to Comedy Off Broadway, Lexington Green Mall is a high energy mall featuring such stores as White House Black Market, Chico's, Charming Charlie's, Ann Taylor Loft ,Joseph-Beth Books.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (859) 273-0103
  • Catering
    We look forward to catering your next parties off site dining needs, call for details.
  • Private party facilities
    Call for more details.
  • Private party contact
    Scott Hawkins: (859) 273-0103
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