Palmers Fresh Grill

4.7
1078 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!

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
What 1078 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMatthewD
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner! Delicious calamari, steak frites, and salads! Wonderful waitress as well. Thank you for an enjoyable night!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious as always. One of our favorite restaurants in Lexington. Service was excellent, food is always consistent and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious, The service is always top notch. This is one of our favorite restaurants. Id put the quality of their food as some of the best in town.

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vipNickname
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Server was good, but rushed us. Asked if we wanted check without asking if we wanted dessert, which we did.. Brought check before dessert arrived. Food was good.

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TinaRenee
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We had the bacon wrapped scallops as an appetizer. Our entrees where also great. Good value for the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Attentive & timely

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

My piece of salmon was about 2 inches square on my salad

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MichaelR
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Palmers is beautiful and the service is incredible. Also the seafood is outstanding.

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DanielleK
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite surprised it wasn't busier ( Halloween night), but it was fantastic. The decor is beautiful. Our server was attentive, and food was delicious. We had the Salmon Oscar, Diablo Pasta, and the Lexington pasta dish. We all were very happy with our meals.

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vipTreyinLex
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic seafood, great service, delicious drinks

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BarbaraO
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Social distancing being observed here - no problems.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

JB
JBarton
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the drinks were wonderful. Definitely a cool atmosphere that I can’t wait to return to!!

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AlexA
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palmers is by far the best restaurant in Lexington Kentucky!

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BrandiH
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, all Covid rules being followed, nice service and environment

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Yolanda
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the meal and time to relax with friends. My favorite is the calarimori, sliders, and shrimp with rice!

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JammieH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Bacon wrapped scallops appetizer, Emperial Flounder, shrimp and grits and pumpkin Brulee. It was all fabulous. Our server was great also

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JenniferT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious
Server was outstanding, so I tipped her very well.
Even took 2 dinners home for son...he was happy as well

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and service! Food was perfect too and priced fairly.

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BrittanyW
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to eat and an enjoyable view! Great staff! Great drinks and food

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DonnaC
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of food. I had the Cajun Hash with Shrimp and it was excellent. My friends had the Hot Brown and another the crab cake and they felt the same way. One had the Fish and Chips and was disappointed that the fish was too heavily breaded. And of course we had the Beignets- YUM!! Our server was outstanding! Unfortunately we were seated outside by the door used by the servers and found that distracting. Can’t wait to go again!

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Lainie
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good at Palmer's -
we enjoyed a friend's birthday dinner with delicious seafood.
All 4 of us were very happy with our food.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Maybe due to Covid but the ambience was lacking.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Our waiter was very attentive and our food came out quickly. We will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to dinner with friends and had a wonderful time! We ended up spending two hours and 45 minutes sitting in the area behind Barnes & Noble looking out at the water. Our waitress…
I hate that I can’t recall her name…was amazing. This was the second time we had her. The first time I recall she had green hair… This time it was more of a purple/pinkish… I told her how much our daughter would love her hair. She made cocktail suggestions that were amazing in addition to suggesting entrées… That were just as amazing as the drinks! Could not have asked for a better experience!

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RHall
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Lexington from the Chicago area and was looking for a place to eat seafood for dinner. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful and friendly. We sat outside on a beautiful end of summer evening and it was a perfect view.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!!!

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alyssag
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super romantic spot the water outside is gorgeous! Perfect for our 5 year anniversary dinner!

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vipMelissaW
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seared scallops are my absolute favorite! I also love the craft cocktails. The night was a little chilly but their heaters set around on their patio did the trick!

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JoyW
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!! Enjoyed it very much!!

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PeggyF
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place overall! Love it! Food, drinks, ambiance and service was all wonderful!

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Superb
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience. We,ll be back in the future.

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JoeH
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service. Overall experience very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is ALWAYS delicious. The atmosphere is the best in town. Over the top wonderful experience.

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DaveH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always good at Palmer's. I have the same thing every time because I know how good it is. I try my wife's food just to get a taste of other dishes. I always recommend Palmer's to my friends and family. Great place to relax and enjoy a great meal. A little pricey but worth it overall.

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vipAbrilC
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating. Met my sibling and their significant other for a brunch. It was raining but that did not hinder the service or appropriate outdoor seating for the occasion. Plus, you can never go wrong with bottomless mimosas.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food at Palmer's. Love sitting outside listening to the fountain on a beautiful night having wonderful food.

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CarolineM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood was delicious. Best in Lexington I’ve had. 10/10

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Nesa
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Would have preferred more chips or crackers with beer cheese and no carrots

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 1078 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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