Palmers Fresh Grill

4.7
836 reviews
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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!
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Louisville
56 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time we’ve been here in the last few weeks and it has been great. Appetizers, salad and entree’s have all been delightful and well thought out. We will be back!

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

A great time. The shrimp wraps were amazing

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DP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Shrimp and grits and fish tacos ( which were the best I’ve had). Excellent server - quick with refills on bread and drinks - perfect experience

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Mother's Day early dinner. Our server was great. She provided us with everything we needed. The food was delicious. Best creme brulee I have ever tasted. We will be back to try more items on the menu.

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MR
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our Mother’s Day lunch today. Service was great and the food as well.

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DS
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great and I loved every second of the amazing work everyone did

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the imperial flounder, and it was cooked to perfection! I also ordered the hush puppies and the crab cakes as appetizers. They were absolutely delectable! We had phenomenal service with Tabitha and exceptional food.

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F
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It is always a great time when we have dinner at palmers

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JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful seating overlooking the lake, delicious fresh mahi with a glaze, rice, and sauteed vegetables. The service by Darcy was friendly, attentive, and efficient. The key lime pie was homemade and amazing! We will be back!

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KJ
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for an Anniversary dinner and everything was outstanding. Our server was top-notch and really went above and beyond to make everything extra special for us! This is a great place for dinner or lunch! The view of the water is just one of the things that I love about this restaurant.

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BF
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience! Food was excellent. Service was professional and friendly. The restaurant was clean and nicely decorated.

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RG
Western KY
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always pleased with my food at Palmers! A little loud inside. Love when weather allows outside dining!

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SE
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal and the service was amazing. It was my Mom’s birthday and they treated her so well. Thank you for letting us celebrate and giving my mom and wonderful night!

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CT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this spot! Feed and service is wonderful!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious as always and our server went above and beyond his duties to ensure our experience was spectacular and memorable.

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s
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Palmer's was recommended to me by a few people and I finally tried it and was very pleased. The food was delicious and I will definitely be returning!

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Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
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 on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Easter Sunday Brunch

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MM
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
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
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good service & attentive staff

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OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Family Easter dinner

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent

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SC
Louisville
57 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
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 on April 19, 2019
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 on April 17, 2019
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
48 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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