Palmers Fresh Grill

4.7
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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 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!
What 955 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BT
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liked the happy hour Ahi Tuna Tacos; the wine prices

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and service

GO
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful surroundings, food was delicious and Tabitha, our server, was very personable and helpful since it was our first time there.

D
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was ok. Never received, or offered bread and butter when clearly the other tables all had a board. Ended the evening with a stomach ache. Won’t return any time soon.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Imperial Flounder and it was absolutely scrumptious. Server (Ashley)was top notch. Great experience at Palmer's Fresh Grill. I'll definitely go back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch. Everything was perfect. Free dessert for the birthday girl was a nice touch.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for valentine's day and it was our first time going. Thought the service was really good and the food was good as well!

OT
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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A
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters were absolutely amazing!! The happy hour special was great - ahi tuna tacos and Moscow mule were fantastic. Can’t wait to go back in the summer and sit outside!

JM
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and the service. Our only complaint is that it was noisy.

MJ
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was perfect. The food was very well prepared and presented, our server was engaging, polite and helpful. Our preference for seating was the only issue, it was a cold evening and we sat by the door and occasional draft was experienced.

GB
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and food is excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palmers was an overall great experiment. The food was spectacular and the service was of high quality. A great place for any and all occasions!!!

G
Cincinnati
71 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The location couldn't be better, we were seeing a show at the comedy club, it is the closest restaurant to the club.
The food was good, I would say it is very similar to Bonefish Grill (the bread is even the same). I had the scallops, they were very good. My husband has shrimp and grits, they were average. We also had the fried green tomato caprese, the tomatoes were delicious on their own, the addition of mozzarella and balsamic seemed like an afterthought.
There were several large parties there, so it was extremely loud. We actually took our dessert to the bar so we could talk to one another, it was much quieter there (until UK went into OT).
Overall, I would say the restaurant is good. Nothing I would go out of my way for, but good. May be a better experience in the summer when the outdoor area is open.

OT
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Over all I enjoy Palmer’s.....I just always think EVERYTHING is under seasoned.

MI
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 1st time for eating here. I suggest to make a reservation if you want to eat here. We had ours for 500 pm and the place filled up quickly. Food was great and the SERVICE was even greater. We will be back here forsure.

VF
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Palmer's - and we loved it! The food was delicious, and the service was outstanding. We had the fried catfish and the salmon, and both were wonderful. We'll be back!

BG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband and I had a very enjoyable and relaxing dinner at Palmer's. Our waiter was very good too. This always makes your dinner better.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband took me here for my birthday. Everything was excellent thank! Was our first time to visit but most certainly won’t be our last!

JM
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good atmosphere, fair prices. Would recommend to anyone who loves great seafood choices.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palmers has quickly became one of our favorite restaurants. The food and atmosphere was top notch.

JB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a special occasion. I hope we can visit Palmers again soon.

TU
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We noted it was our anniversary and even though it was NYE they gave us a special menu and a lovely sign for our anniversary. Food was perfect and the service was fabulous as always.

AE
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always for Christmas Eve diner. You never disappoint. Happy Holidays.

KH
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Actually, Christmas Eve...very quiet and tasty food with very good service!

GE
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

1st visit. Will return.

NC
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great birthday dinner. Food was great.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience2

Too noisy. Something needs to be done about the noise level. Been there many times-noise is always the issue. Had the salmon which was excellent. Rib eye was good. Burgers are not good. Meat is not seasoned well/not at all.

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening, food was cooked to perfection, a great waiter. Make sure you get a Bloody Mary.

M
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palmers never disappoints...great food, great service in a beautiful place!

k
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We don't come to Lexington often, maybe every two years but we always stay at the Marriott and eat at Palmers as it never disappoints us! This year I believe it was under new management but it was wonderful. I had the special and my husband had the catfish dinner and it's always as much as we can eat! Desert was delicious as well.
We will always eat here when in Lexington.

KN
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tuna shashimi appetizer was the best! And leave room for the bread pudding it was delish!

MA
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional, and they really honored the veterans on Veteran's Day. The Salmon salad was terrific.

TN
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Took a while to get waited on after being seated. The people in the booth behind us kept shaking my seat every time they moved.

BT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most of our party had never been to Palmers before, and we were all impressed! Great food and service, and we stayed wayyy past other customers (still within their hours though), and no one made us feel like a nuisance for staying awhile. Palmers was a great place for our girls night!

OT
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan was a joy to have at our table. She made the experience fun and provided great service. We’ve been to Palmers several times and have always enjoyed the experience. I would certainly recommend going there.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had not eaten there for some time. Food was excellent. Being on a low-carb diet, they suggested substitutes for the carb heavy sides.

MW
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

scallops delicious, bread pudding best in town, blueberry martini is best I've had, and waitress was phenomenal! We will be back!

FG
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! The space was beautiful, the service was impeccable and the food was fabulous! A+++

JJ
Louisville
23 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palmers is becoming a regular for us, mostly because of the high-quality seafood. There doesn't seem to be any other venue in town doing that category well. In our party we got shrimp and grits, fried whitefish, and I got scallops. I asked for a swap in the starch (from cuscuz to rice), which was very well executed by the kitchen without a fuss. Our only problem was that it was generally too much food, which most certainly wasn't their fault. The service was spot-on, and my margarita was super.

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