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Seafood Lady - NuLu, Louisville, KY

Seafood Lady - NuLu

3.8
3.8
132 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

What started as a hankering for the Florida-Style Seafood Platters of her native state has become a National Phenomenon for acclaimed chef, Nichelle Thurston. Teamed with her husband Luke, The Thurstons have been feeding legends, celebs, and the hungry, hardworking people of Louisville since 2015.

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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 708-1418

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nichelle Thurston

  • Neighborhood

    East Market St - NuLu

  • Cross street

    S Hancock St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

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Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 132 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 3.4Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Central Kentucky

    Kid Friendly

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  1. RS

    RonS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were impressed very good staff good thank you recommended to evey

  2. AN

    ANON

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience1

    The food was excellent. The server was nice. The wait for the food took over 1 hour and 15 minutes. The place was busy but the wait time was way too long. The noise level was not “energetic” it was freaking chaotic and totally unenjoyable. So, I will only return if I’m doing take out

  3. NI

    NatalieI

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Able to make reservation via this app and had to hold it with our credit card for $20, but when we pulled in put a sign up that said "online orders only". They would not answer phone. This was on May 19th. We provided a review on Google, but also wanted you, at Open Table, aware. Not recommended at all. We were traveling for vacation and this was a bad experience.

  4. PD

    PatriciaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic place! Food is terrific and service was also excellent! Would highly recommend!

  5. CD

    CalD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Recieved a recommendation for a friend to go here. I was not disappointed. I got the catfish and grits, while my wife got the shrimp and grits - both were amazing. We also go the drink but felt they were weak. Other than that - it was great. We will be back.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    Food is always delicious!!! Sometimes they are out of stuff ! Service has become worse, but they are trying so I will give them that.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I had the shrimp and grits and it was delicious. My husband had the lobster boil with seafood lady sauce and he loved it.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    The food was really good. Staff was friendly but service was very slow and inattentive.

  9. A

    Anya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The food was delicious and service great not hoarding over you but there when you needed her, only complaint barely no meat on both half fried lobster tails. Other than that food was so delicious!!

  10. AC

    AnnetteC

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    We had reservations and arrived on a Thursday 630 pm. We were both excited about visiting this restaurant and knew exactly what we wanted. No wait but the wait staff was unfriendly. The rudeness was not the issue. I ordered the fried lobster (as shown on the Food Network). The lobster was delivered and I knew it was not going to live up to the hype. It looked over cooked and even though I ordered the large whole lobster, the tail had shriveled up to about 2 inches. It was served over a layer of thick of butter and oil that had congealed. I still tried it. One bite only. Hard, overcooked, with a horrible fishy taste. My cousin had the shrimp and it was equally as discussing We did order a salad and it was fresh and not too bad. The good news is that we informed the rude waitress and she removed it from the bill. I will never return

  11. RR

    RanfordR

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Visiting Louisville for Kentucky derby mini and marathon. I saw this young lady story in YouTube. She from Florida started in her house and now has two places in Louisville where you can get great seafood. The flavors were awesome. We got the garlic cheddar biscuits, corn and the tacos chicken crab and shrimp tacos. I highly recommend this place.

  12. B

    Barbarab

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    When we walked in someone told us they were closed. After I told them I had reservations, they sat astound and then 15 minutes later told us that the bar was closed because of the thunder fireworks. II do not live in Kentucky so I don't know anything about that period and I brought People down so this was not a good look

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    The food was good although the snow crab was small and hardly any crab meat. Shrimp and cheese biscuits were very good. As with other reviews, service was less than desirable. Service was slow and the waiter acted like he wanted to go home.

  14. R

    Raven

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was very good. So glad my husband and I finally got the chance to visit the restaurant. You will not be disappointed. The owner was very nice. We definitely plan to go back again.

  15. CS

    ChrisS

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    I had been waiting to try this place for a long time. Like most of the other reviews, it took some time to get our food. But when we did, it was truly amazing. Well worth the wait and I would wait again for it! Servers were attentive and great to talk with.

  16. M

    Millah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Great environment. I love the seafood lady will definitely be back.

  17. BP

    BenP

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    The good: Very, very good food!! Amazing cajun seasoning, seafood was fresh, food all around was absolutely amazing. Table was also ready when we arrived. The bad: we had a party of 13, which is pretty big. But we waited AN ENTIRE HOUR for our food to arrive. From when we placed our order until the food came out, an hour and five minutes. We watched other 2 tables be seated, order, get their food, and leave while we waited. I understand big orders are tricky, but this was unacceptable. Our reservation was for 5:00pm, and the restaurant did not look busy at all. Ambiance was also a bit tacky. Overall: seems like a good spot for very small parties. The food really was great. But it is NOT good for big parties. Would strongly discourage anyone with a big party or on a tight timeline from coming here.

  18. a

    atm0212

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    The Seafood Lady was a little disappointing. Service was slow. The food was good, but not as described.

  19. SB

    SBeezie

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    My husband and I were looking forward to eating here and I want to give more stars but I also don't think we should've had to wait 2 hours for our food with a reservation. I understand the labor shortage but hopefully mgmt can figure out a way to balance it. The food was great. The portions were a bit too much for me but good value for the money. I felt bad for one of the employees because she was basically serving as host, bartender, and server.

  20. JC

    JessicaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    Food was flavorful and portions are rather large however the service was poor. Waited over 50 minutes for an appetizer with no engagement from our server on apologizing for the long wait.

  21. LK

    LauraK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Wait staff was excellent. Kitchen staff must have been short handed because it took a VERY long time to get our food and it was staggered. Food taste was excellent for all dishes. However, the big bowl of shrimp and grits only had 4 shrimp. Two of us had it and each just 4. The Mac and Fish dish had no fish? It was even searched for. The Salmon BLT’s were delicious. I noted to staff at the beginning of the meal that one bathroom was almost out of toilet paper and at the end of the meal it was out of toilet paper.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great time couple things were sold out but overall good experience

  23. JB

    JulieB

    Western KY

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    As everyone Seafood Lady is short staffed. BUT we were advised as we walked in the door. We choose to stay and very happy we did. Service was excelent and food outstanding.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience1

    We arrived for our reservation to a nearly empty restaurant which we were surprised by; we then ordered some appetizers and drinks, only to have several items out (we were late in the day so we expected some outages) and they didn’t have a bartender on duty, so only beer and wine were available. The food was incredible, but the overall experience wasn’t great. We wish we would have visited the other location.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Niechelle runs a wonderful restaurant. This is a must to experience. Her staff is excellent, personable and fun. Do not miss this seafood.

  26. d

    dopey1200

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I had the fried catfish and shrimp dinner with cheesy grits and hush puppies. The breading on the catfish was so good and crispy. The hush puppies were a little sweet with corn in them. The grits were sprinkled with a delicious Cajun seasoning. The shrimp and hush puppies had a drizzle of melted butter on them that really made them yummy. The chee-sea fries looked amazing! Wish I’d had room to try them. Service was a little slow but I’m sure they’re short staffed like everyone else right now.

  27. RF

    RayF

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good was very good and very good price. Staff was very friendly.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Despite the small restaurant being 80% empty, we had to wait 5 minutes to be greeted and another 5 minutes to be seated. Once seated, we didn’t have water, and browsed the menu for 15 minutes without any acknowledgment from the multiple servers/staff around, and decided to leave.

  29. T

    Traveler

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    The food was okay. It did take awhile for our food; however, it was a busy weekend. The staff was very friendly.

  30. P

    Pablo

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2

    Food was fabulous. Service was the exact opposite. Slow as molasses. Waitress asked what I was drinking, took my glass and never came back with another drink. Restaurant was NOT crowded—not even full. Not sure if I’ll be back—even with the unbelievably good food.

  31. VZ

    VanessaZ

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Seafood Lady is a must visit. The food was incredible!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Had a reservation for 6:30. Got there early as requested by the restaurant and was not seated until 6:45. After being seated, we were immediately asked what we want to eat without even having menus. We asked for a minute and then they did not come back until 7:30. I ordered a beer and after 15 minutes I went to the bar to ask about it and was rudely answered said they were gonna get to it. Waited a few more minutes to get it. My friend then ordered a beer and the waiter walked behind the bar and grabbed a beer that had been sitting out for quite some time. 8:00 rolls around and the waiter said our food would be right out. 8:15 rolls around and a different waiter says they’re “about to get started on it” and “they weren’t sure what we wanted to do” basically telling us to get it to go. So we did. They promised a discount and I asked for our check and to make sure the discount was happening. The waiter then said okay well it’s going to be awhile for us to figure out the discount. 8:30 rolls around and we get our food, at a discount. And leave. It wasn’t until the 2 hours of waiting was over that we found out 4 people were shot in the restaurant the week before. Horrible experience. Will not ever be back.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3

    Food was delicious! Service was very lacking. That being said, if they can get their service on par with their food, this could be a very desirable place to go. To go orders seemed to be way more important than dine in orders. The servers were nice, just not in the least bit attentive. We stayed because of the logistics of our group however, we saw numerous couples and large groups get seated and walk out during the course of our 2.5 hour meal without any drink refills, minus water because they left it on the table for us. Really hoping they get the service worked out, it’d be a game changer.

  34. M

    Mary

    Louisville

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent food and a super delicious Old Fashioned. Our server was great, just a slightly long wait for our food. But there’s an indication of that on the menu. Cajun red skinned potatoes were my favorite!

  35. Y

    Yummo

    Western KY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    The atmosphere is simple and casual. Wait staff was very kind and efficient however it to way to long to get the food. Food taste and look was great! Maybe a better order and carry out option.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    I first want to acknowledge that we had 11 people in our group, and we were told when we arrived that they were short staffed and Open Table overbooked tables, so it would be slow. It was 7:30 and weren't concerned since there was at least 1unbussed, large table, and it didn't appear that anyone else had their food - which we assumed meant food was on its way. Almost 30 minutes later, we'd only been served water, which took 20 minutes. Only when we were looking for another restaurant - around the 40-minute mark,did the waitress take our order. She told us to give her our drink, appetizers, and entrees because it would be better. By 10pm, 8 of the 11 meals had been delivered, although not all together, and only 2 of the remaining 3 were even able to be boxed and sent "to go". After all of this, only the 1 meal was"comped" - of course, because we didn't actually get it! No apologies, no offer to credit and only a response of, "well, you were told...". Yes, we were told, and I'm now telling everyone else - the food was good, but I'll never recommend The Seafood Lady - EVER. We think the owner was there but didn't acknowledge it, and we think our waitress was the manager but also didn't acknowledge it. They ruined the last evening of an otherwise fabulous trip for our twins' 30th birthday!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Dined on a Saturday night, food was incredible. They had some staffing issues so the service was slow but the food was hit and worth the wait! Drinks were excellent as well. I hope they can smooth out their service when they are having issues, become the food is absolutely amazing and prices are reasonable!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4

    Took 2 and a half hours to not get my food. Also got hair in my appetizer.

  39. TD

    TedD

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    My wife called the seafood mac & cheese the stuff her dreams are made of and I also enjoyed it very much. We shared it along with an order of fried shrimp and cheese grits. We will definitely go back when we're in Louisville.

  40. G

    Gloria

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Extremely slow service, everyone complained and took over 45 to get their food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Seafood Lady - NuLu offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 708-1418.

Seafood Lady - NuLu is rated 3.8 stars by 132 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Seafood Lady - NuLu

601 E Jefferson St Louisville, KY 40202-1150

Additional information

  • Cross street

    S Hancock St

  • Neighborhood

    East Market St - NuLu

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nichelle Thurston

  • Additional

    Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

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