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Palmers Fresh Grill

4.5
4.5
1323 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!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

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What 1,323 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Scenic View

  • Lexington

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Our waitress Tabitha was so great! Very polite, great service. I called to update our guest count to a party of 8. On the phone the receptionist told me that they do not take reservations for parties of greater than 6, but that we should come in anyways and they will be able to seat us because it’s not an usual busy time. When we got there, the staff seemed annoyed with our party size and once we were seated the receptionist told us, “next time make a reservation for 8 people” and I told her what the woman on the phone told me, that we couldn’t. It seemed like the staff was annoyed with us the whole time we were there and it didn’t feel the best and took away from the experience. So if you have a bigger party, I would call and confirm if you would need a reservation or not to avoid this!
  2. B

    Burley

    Orlando

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived and were promptly seated. Nick was our waiter and was exceptional. One reason was that one in our party is allergic to shell fish and he had mentioned that to Nick. He made sure that the oyster sauce was not included on the tuna steak he ordered. All the food was delicious. We had a grand evening.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary. We had horrible service but the food was good. I had better service when I sat I side, so maybe there is a different expectation for outside.
  4. G

    Greg

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was very good. Our server appeared to be having an average shift. The bathrooms were not as clean as they should be for this level of restaurant.
  5. JT

    JTChilders

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Service was very good, quick and efficient. The food was amazing, expecially the crab benedict. I tried others dishes as well and highly recommend the cod sliders, and catfish. The spicy shrimp lettuce wraps were also very delicious. Definitely has fair prices for what you get!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Exactly what we have come to expect at Palmers.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Palmers!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    New waiter but still not good service.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed Palmers. Was my fiancée first time visiting, and it did not disappoint. We will be back. 😀
  10. JC

    JudyC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Very disappointed it was a birthday dinner. Tuna had no flavor potatoes were dry and tasted old. We ordered top shelf margaritas and got regular drinks. My husband watched. Regular bone fish customer thought this might be equal
  11. N

    Nelle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    It’s a nice place and we’d go back. Our experience this visit wasn’t as good as previous visits. Our waiter took over 30 minutes to take out dinner order and there were dead bugs in the window seals. The food and atmosphere were very nice!
  12. D

    Doc9

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We both ordered seafood, flounder and tuna steak. These were both very good. The wait staff seemed stretched thin. Cocktails OK, but not outstanding. Beer on tap variety focussed on local brews.
  13. JW

    JimW

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Under staffed, took forever to get drinks, food was great though!
  14. S

    Steve

    Louisville

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere. Wonderful to sit Outside next to the Water!
  15. IK

    IveyinKY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful brunch with live music on the patio. Service was spot on.
  16. RC

    RuthC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was attentive, but not intrusive.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Definitely will be back!
  18. DK

    DianeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and my out of town guests loved it!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server, Brooke was outstanding and helped make the dining experience enjoyable. The food was good, hot and well presented.
  20. W

    Woodson

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our brunch + great conversation + nice view. It was perfect.
  21. TG

    TinaG

    Louisville

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our visit to Palmer's. Our server, Andrew, was fantastic and fun. We enjoyed having him as our server. All the servers seem to help each other and were fun. The ambiance was very nice. The oysters on the half shell and the chicken champaign were excellent. We didn't care much for the calamari but it could have been a personal preference. They weren't hot and we didn't like the sauce. Overall, we recommend Palmer's and would visit again in the future.
  22. TG

    TomG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent. We were given a lot of attention. The meals were creative and tasty. I will definitely go back.
  23. CW

    ChiroWife

    Louisville

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and wait staff. Food was stellar. The seafood queso, corn and clam chowder and flounder entree was amazing!!
  24. M

    Moore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed celebrating a special birthday at Palmers. The food was fabulous and plated very artfully. A bit pricey, but worth the extra! They had our table ready at the correct time for our reservation. A very special treat!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating Mother’s Day
  26. MA

    MelonieA

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Grilled Salmon salad is excellent! Lots of other good items on the menu.
  27. SW

    ShaneW

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good. Service was good. We will be back.
  28. A

    Amber

    Louisville

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have a good experience here! Love the variety of the menu and very happy with the gluten free options.
  29. CH

    ChrisH

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good as always. We stay close by for the races and always make a stop
  30. D

    Debcarpy

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner at Palmers for our 18th anniversary. The food was delicious and we had excellent service.
  31. EJ

    EricaJ

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants we have ever eaten at, we enjoyed everything about our experience at Palmers. I would recommend making a reservation.
  32. CH

    ChrisH

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of our meals were great! The service was great too. Thanks!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The service was the worst! Server never checked on us, not even once. Food was over cooked. I usually love coming here but not tonight! Won’t return
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was great. Definitely would come again!
  35. DN

    DateNightDiners

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family visited Palmers for Easter Sunday and had an amazing brunch. Great food and service. Can't wait to return and visit the patio!
  36. AK

    AshleeK

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always! And that Bourbon bread pudding was to die for!!
  37. SM

    StaceyM

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. From appetizer to dessert!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fabulous, from oysters, flounder, steak, chicken fettuccine, and salmon salad. Wine and drinks were delightful, and Tabitha was excellent! We can’t wait to come back! Keep shining! Thank you! Dr. Mary Cat Flath
  39. AD

    AD10

    Louisville

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous. Always a great experience dining at Palmers.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and amazing food!

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

FAQs

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

Palmers Fresh Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 1323 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
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

  • 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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