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Palmers Fresh Grill

4.6
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1046 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 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1046 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Superb
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JoeH
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service. Overall experience very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Made reservations but had to wait because outdoor seating is first come first serve. Excellent service but food was under seasoned. Surprisingly affordable. I wouldn’t go on my own but if someone else wanted to go I wouldn’t say no.

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1creativechef
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night dinner on the part!!! I will return with friends.

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SusanT
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was a challenge, needed to stop other servers to assist. Oysters were not a good selection, crackers served were stale. Excellent bar beverage. Salmon Oscar was very good, presented nicely and would recommend.

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PosttimeMyBestOpinion
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very good, will return in future.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious brunch experience!!!! Excellent food and amazing service.

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DavidA
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Highly recommend! Great date night with close friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The champagne chicken was not very good. The seasonal vegetables (squash, zucchini and red bell peppers) were overcooked and without flavor. I also thought it odd to serve red peppers with squash and zucchini. The plating looked like it was just thrown together. There were gnats swarming around and dead mosquitoes in the window sill.

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KathyH
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow, server was rude food was average at best and it wasn’t busy!

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MarcG
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent! Shrimp and grits were so tasty - love this place.

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GracielaR
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waitress clothing was dirty. Food flavor was mediocre. This was extremely surprising, I have been going to Palmer's for over four years and have had nothing but good experiences there. I will give it another try.

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StephanieB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Got seated then ignored. Walked out after no one acknowledged us after waiting for 15 minutes. The table seated after us was waited on immediately being seated next to us.
Very disappointing.

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JeffreyA
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I recommend Palmers for the quality of food and excellent service.

MW
MissyW
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere! I would definitely recommend this place!

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PeterK
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, good food, nice outdoor seating. Good happy hour specials - ahi taco especially.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fast and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good, the food and service was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience

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vipRickM
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every respect.

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LisaC
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I were in town visiting UK and enjoyed a great dinner here. The setting was lovely despite the rain and I can only imagine how nice it is to hang out with friends by the water on a nice evening. We both very much enjoyed our meals and, I, my cocktail (a great Bloody). I highly recommend the Cajun Pasta with shrimp!

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vipmaggiec
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love being able to sit on the deck - it’s so beautiful
From the young lady who sat us to the server who waited on our table everyone was so friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palmers never disappoints and I really appreciate their courtesy and caution during this pandemic. My date and I loved our food and we felt completely comfortable dining here. During less cautious times I dine here regularly and they have hosted my graduation lunch, every visit has been wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully underrated restaurant! Food, ambiance and value were top notch!

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LaureU
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, atmosphere was terrific! Staff was outstanding!

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vipCiprianZ
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Regulars

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JessicaL
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was great and the service was amazing. The only complaint that I have was that the restuarant was very warm and there were numerous flies and gnats buzzing around during our entire dinner.

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RoseW
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and awesome food! Wonderful atmosphere-practicing all the safety protocols.

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DaleJ
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and had our anniversary dinner there, the shrimp and grits were awesome, they have the smoked Gouda grits with very tender shrimp and pieces of andouille in the sauce tasty , we also had the beer battered fish and was also very good. The service was impeccable, our waitress was spot on!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good experience

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cbyers
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Given the pandemic situation, it was OK. No menu. No bread. Made a reservation but opted to wait to sit outside. After a 30 minute wait, they asked if we would sit at a high-top in the bar, which we declined. Then we sat down at our table. The waiter tried extra hard and the food was as expected. We just miss the usual experience.

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LouanneC
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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JCBP
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside by the lake and it was lovely; flowers and plants everywhere. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. I can't wait to go back.

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

Palmers Fresh Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 1046 OpenTable diners.

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