Palmers Fresh Grill

4.6
820 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 a menu changing up to four times a year. 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!
What 820 People Are Saying
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Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great choice for food, price, atmosphere and service. This is the one restaurant we go to every time we visit our son in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Easter Sunday Brunch

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Columbus
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Easter brunch at Palmers. It was lovely. Brunch buffet was not “over the top” but every item on the buffet was perfect. All at a very reasonable price. I highly recommend!

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L
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good service & attentive staff

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Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Family Easter dinner

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent

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SC
Louisville
54 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We don’t come here often enough, our dinner was very good and looked great too. The decor is nice and a window table adds even more.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding! Some of the best calamari I’ve had, and their corn and clam chowder was very good too! Would recommend both.

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C
E. Tennessee
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food for 4 people with very diverse tastes.

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SS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of 4 of us went and everyone left happy. The food and service were excellent and pricing was fair.
We all had the twin filets. The filets and sides were excellent. Caesar salad was great.
No complaints.

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DH
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place to eat. Patio is fun. Can get very busy in the summer.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was perfectly cook and delicious. Our waitress was attentive and had a great sine of humor.
We had a wonderful time and will be back for sure.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Please update the menu

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and quality! We went for brunch, it was fabulous!

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Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First Time visit. We enjoyed it very much. Server went out of his way to insure we had a great experience. Food was wonderful. Drinks moderately priced with a nice selection of cocktails, wine
and bourbon.

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DI
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful. We brought out of town guests and were not disappointed. I had Salmon with Orzo. Guest had Salmon without Orzo due to Keto diet and was able to substitute asparagus. Service was great so will look forward to coming back.

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f
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food every time we come here. Seafood dishes were cooked perfectly

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CL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food, bourbon and service were great!
The servers were attentive and friendly.

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d
Louisville
30 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner at Palmer's. We liked the light-colored decor. Our meals were excellent. My salmon was cooked perfectly. The acoustics were nice because the four of us could actually carry on a conversation. We will certainly go again.

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g
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the imperial oysters, Imperial Flounder and Shellfish Diablo. Everything was wonderful. Also, very nice service by waiter, Anthony. Never had a bad experience at Palmers. The food and service is always great!

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. First time being there and I will be going more often from now on.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to palmers often prior to the comedy club and it is one of our favorite restaurants in Lexington
We have always received excellent service and can be assured of an outstanding meal. We appreciate you

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DT
Cincinnati
46 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful first time, will return again soon

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BK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time visiting Palmers, and just like the first it didn’t disappoint. Food was delicious and service was outstanding.

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j
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mostly everything was great. The only thing that we witnessed that was disturbing was one of the waiters was rude to one of the waitresses when they almost collided. It was clearly the waiter’s fault as he was walking fast and stopped dead in his tracks and spun around where the waitress had a tray of drinks. He acted disgusted with her.

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some things are a little pricey but over all it was delicious!! The waitress checked on us often.
i had the salmon and my date and friend had the steak and it was cooked perfectly. Cant wait to go back!!

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MR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jalen took excellent care of us. Food was great, service was impeccable.

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J
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was great, food was fresh and delicious. Will definitely go back whenever we want tastey seafood.

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FS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice service and pleasant enough room but not a good price-value based on food quality and presentation. The calamari was overdone and overly chewy and the two entrees were way over salted. Great Caesar though!

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greeted promptly and the ladies at the front were very nice. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly as well. The food was fresh and full of flavor. Very pleased with our first visit!

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1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Palmers! They make you feel like family.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were outstanding. Our server was friendly and helpful. The Ahi tuna dish was outstanding. The crab appetizer was a bit overpriced but very tasty.

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e
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant Friday night dinner

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M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Little pricey but large servings for value. Service was great and meal was quickly delivered.

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TT
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great

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KC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation and were seated and then nobody came to our table for about 10 minutes. Finally a manager noticed us and came over to ask if we had been helped. He was so apologetic and very nice got us an appetizer and a cocktail on the house. Sent a server over. Our experience after that was wonderful ! Very nice late Valentine’s Day.

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SL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent dining experience overall. Bacon-wrapped scallops and crab cakes are excellent as appetizers. I was underwhelmed by the old-fashioned I ordered, though.

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K
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oriental Mahi was delicious and service was on point. Thanks

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s
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time having valentines at palmers. Food was very good as was the service. I love the oysters! The only negative is that they didnt have the crawfish ettouffee.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the live music. Excellent seating and fantastic food. Service was wonderful.

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