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Palmers Fresh Grill

4.7
4.7
1415 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 38 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 1,415 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Central Kentucky

    Great for scenic views

  • Lexington

    Good for groups

  • Lexington

    Great for fine wines

  • Lexington

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. L

    Lizzy

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The service was excellent and food was good but the noise level was very high. I think if the patio was open, that would have helped.
  2. m

    mothersdaybust

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    New team member
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We use to love Palmers. Tonight we had very poor service. An overcooked under seasoned ribeye for $50. Shrimp and grits were whatever. The taco appetizer was really good. Very disappointed and not sure what’s changed. The poor service and average food will cause us to look elsewhere in the future. The tacos saved a star. It was also very loud we had to talk loudly to hear each other in a small table. I’d suggest looking for other options.
  4. B

    Burley

    Orlando

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with great friends from out of town. Had a most wonderful dinner, service was exceptional (Tabitha-our server) and food was excellent.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    There celebrating my hubby birthday with friends, we absolutely love Palmers
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was great. Had a new server in that he left our appetizer plates on table as our entree came. The restaurant itself is AWESOME, it was just that little pet peeve that I didn’t like! Food was EXCELLENT!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was good and served hot. Very noisy environment with poor audio system for background music.
  8. LL

    LauraL

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was our first time eating at Palmer’s. We had lunch for my son’s birthday. Calamari appetizer was excellent! Fried catfish, crab cake sandwich and Caribbean salad were delicious; but the fish and chips was a bit over-cooked and bordering on burnt, which was disappointing. Service was excellent.
  9. BH

    BunnyH

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful, convenient setting. Great staff and food.
  10. BK

    BigKahunaKY

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good variety of offerings. The seafood was well prepared and seasoned. Drinks were tasty and a good value. Our server was helpful and professional, without being obtrusive. Not sure what could be improved.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the pork chop and it was amazing! It is always cooked perfect. The half price bottle of wine was also wonderful and the bread pudding is the best.
  12. AT

    AndyT

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy our dinings at Palmers. The food and the service have always been consistently good!
  13. HB

    HollyB

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Palmers food is fresh, inventive and delicious. The Gnocchi was divine and everyone else loved their seafood dishes.
  14. CL

    ChristopherL

    Western KY

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The best food of the night was the starter, seafood queso. I had the seared scallops with the Parmesan risotto. Unfortunately the risotto was not creamy or Al dente. The scallops were over cooked to the point of being rubbery. My wife had the gnocchi with shrimp. Shrimp looked and tasted like frozen shrimp. Our guests had to ask a few times for their drinks and bread. Overall, an ehh experience. Has great potential but service was not exceptional nor was the food. I will possibly try again to see if it was an off night but for the price the value was not there.
  15. JC

    JamesC

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service and food both were incredible. Thank you for taking great care of us.
  16. g

    gbs213

    Louisville

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent, the only negative was the timing between the salad and the entree. The salad came out just prior to getting our entree
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    NYE lunch with Mom was perfect!
  18. HA

    HAPPY

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great! Food was delicious! Great experience!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Lovely venue
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I ordered the Shrimp and Grits and hubby ordered the Diablo Pasta. Both were absolutely delicious, best shrimp and grits I've ever had. Then we shared the bread pudding and caramel ice cream, it was wonderful. The server was super nice and attentive.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious, definitely worth it, I will come back again
  22. B

    Bruce

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good was very good. Started with calamari, very good, flounder over risotto with shrimp, crab very good & my wife had the pasta Diablo with shrimp, etc. She enjoyed, bread with olive oil & herbs was good, & we finished with chocolate creme brûlée also good! The only thing missing was no luxardo cherry in my old fashion! Flavor was good but I have never had one without it. Overall very good!
  23. TG

    TriciaG

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the wait staff was very attentive! Perfect dinner for the week before Christmas.
  24. AC

    AliciaC

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food. Had fried catfish and companion had flounder which sh said was also good. Server was very attentive It can get quite loud though
  25. DL

    DianaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our first time eating here. Everyone loved their meal and the service was great. Mixed drinks were all well-made. We will definitely return again!
  26. KR

    KelleyR

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Palmers never disappoints. Food was delicious as always, service was spot on. Loved the meal and the company
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary. They treated us so graciously and made us feel so special. Our waiter was exceptional!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and presentation, always consistent. Great service, never had to hunt the waitress down. Great value for the quality and quantity of food. Hopefully they will continue to add to the menu as it won’t take long to try everything. Love the outdoor setting in warm weather.
  29. LM

    LynneM

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shrimp and grits and salmon oscar were both excellent! Our server Michael was attentive and so personable. He really made it a fun evening!
  30. DS

    DebbieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic, food delicious! Service great!!!
  31. MS

    MelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is absolutely delicious!!! I ordered the shrimp and grits for my entree and they were the best grits I have ever had!!! I will be back!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food as always. Great drinks. Calm atmosphere
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Dinner with friends! Great service!
  34. P

    Patrick

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy our meals at Palmers. The food is amazing and prepared perfectly. Our server was wonderful, she was attentive and pleasant. We were entertained by the swans and ducks on the water. Great location, next door to Joseph-Beth bookstore.
  35. RL

    RLW55

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    My entree (Oriental Mahi) was served under cooked - it was still pink inside. The staff apologized but no consideration was given to the fact that I sat while my husband ate his meal and vice verse. They could have thrown in a free dessert or made some other effort.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A reliable choice
  37. US

    USNA70

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a nice brunch or dinner “lakeside.”
  38. SW

    ShannonW

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salmon Salad
  39. SH

    SheilaH

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband wanted to eat at Palmer’s for his birthday dinner. He loves the Diver Sea Scallops with Risotto! Everything was delicious as always!
  40. B

    Burley

    Orlando

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meeting high classmate that had not seen in 4 years.

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 1415 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 38 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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