Seafood Lady - NuLu

4.2
31 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 31 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.0
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4.1
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4.1
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Whitney
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I loved it! We will definitely be back when we are in town.

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vipGeraldG
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding. Service was attentive and friendly. The noise level was quite high, but there were several young ladies(around 30!) that were seated just across from us who were very loud. Servers were very apologetic and asked us to give The Seafood Lady another try-we will.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous, the service was wonderful, and we were delighted to be able to meet Nichelle in person. Overall it was a great experience and I highly recommend it

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Mattk
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service, nice atmosphere. Will definitely go here again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Extremely understaffed... we sat down, and no one came to our table for about 20 minutes so we left.. on the way out we noticed everyone’s glasses were empty.. the servers were alternating being the cooks, hostess’ as well as cooks... observed a sign on the door that said hiring all positions... the restaurant could have such good potential if were staffed properly!

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CodyJ
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town on a weekend get away and saw that triple d had been there so it was a must try. The food was amazing and they had some of the most polite waiters. They were very busy so we didn’t get our food immediately and our waiter apologized and made sure that he always came back to check on us. I don’t know what Tim is paid per hour but I can tell you it’s not enough. The ratio of people to waiters wasn’t enough but he did a fantastic job. Will definitely be back once we are in town not just for the food but for the service.

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BGSU85
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A great place for seafood at reasonable prices. It will be even better once they have their liquor license and you can enjoy an adult beverage with your meal.

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vipPaulS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Food was amazing! Would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

You can't go wrong!! Best seafood in Louisville hands down.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
26 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is definitely the star at The Seafood Lady. Well seasoned, large portions, and nice presentation. If you’re visiting Louisville I highly recommend stopping by for the Seafood Alfredo pasta.

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vipEater
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was good, service was adequate at best. Way to much snark from the staff. It could really be fun with just a little more effort.

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CrushedCincinnatian
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service will make the best food not taste great. Drove from Cincinnati, OH just to eat at the Seafood Lady and turned out to be a horrible five hours. Server never refilled drinks. The appetizers were cold. We sent them back however they never were reserved. Our food sat in the window until I went up to the counter to ask for it to be served. Just a horrible experience.

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VinceJ
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

I was disappointed in the small size of the crab legs. $23 for 5 skinny little crab legs was not what I expected. the place is way too loud. We could not hear our table partners talking on the other side of us. Need some noise cancelling items. Waitress was OK but pretty inattentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Giving some grace in the time of reopening after Church be shutdowns. The food was great but the service was not so great.

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Memullins79
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service! Will definitely visit again!

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AllenR
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Seafood tacos AWESOME! Parking a little tight. Atmosphere good. We will be back.. OH forgot staff is awesome

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very yummy. The cheddar garlic biscuits were so amazing we ordered a second order.

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Kevin
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best cod I have had in a long time. Everything was very good.

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JoshR
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is extremely helpful and nice. Food is top tier. Went there for my 2nd time yesterday and I plan on going again.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS. We went for our son's 15th birthday. We sat outside which was really nice (though there is no shade, and the sun was a little warm) We already can't wait to go back! The food was beyond delicious, and the quality of the seafood was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Had reservations for 6:30 for 6 people. Arrived at 6:15 and they had just seated another group in our place. Waited until 7:00 for another table to open up. Once seated was another 10 minutes before someone took our drink and appetizer order. 20 minutes later apps showed up and still no drinks. Had to ask waiter for them. 10 minutes later still no drinks. We got up and left our undercooked gator bites on the table. I’ve never written a review but felt this was needed.

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Renee
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional seafood..cooked and seasoned perfectly. Broccoli was delicious is some type of butter sauce. The seafood macaroni and cheese was delicious. My only constructive criticism is the limited menu, maybe due to covid? And they were out of some menu items...there was no dessert. Overall it was an outstanding meal.

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vipSuziQ
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was very slow. It took forever to get a glass of water. Food was tasty but very very heavy on garlic.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

They didn’t give us openers for the crab

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service took 75 plus min to get our food ! Then my crab was so slippery I could not crack it as well -food for the whole table was not great and manager came to discuss as was rude and did nothing to solve the issues.

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MelissaL
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Had reservations for 6 but our party was broken up in 2. It was Mother’s Day so the seating was over the COVID limit. The boil was spicy. I wish they would have asked for heat level. I thought more crab clusters would have been in a full but it only had 2. We bought with intent to share but that was a mistake. The fried fish was amazing! Overall a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Mother’s Day dining experience here, the restaurant is very nice, food was great, and the customer service was excellent. We will definitely be back and especially for those shrimp tacos.

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vipClarkie26
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic experience! We did have to wait for drinks and food a bit but it was worth it!!

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vipSusan
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Three of us came for Mother’s Day. The food was very good and the servers super friendly. There seemed to be a disconnect as to whose responsibility it was for our table. We were asked by 3-4 servers what we wanted to drink, then had to wait at least 15 mins for water. The restaurant was busy, but not overly busy. When we ordered our food, we saw several groups who had come in after us get served before us. We waited at least thirty mins for our food and part of my order was missing. As I said, food was very good and the servers were great, but service was very slow. I really hope they can iron out these issues.

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vipDiaz
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food tastes great. Forgot my mac and cheese and had to ask 3 times for it so I got it to go. Only one waiter for entire restaurant and uncomfortable seating. No alcohol as of yet.

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SamG
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Seafood Lady! Always incredible service and value. The crab legs are so flavorful and delicious. All of the sides are amazing, the seafood mac and cheese is a full meal in and of itself. The hush puppies are fluffy and packed with flavor, I think about them all the time. Every time I have out of town guests they always ask to go to Seafood Lady. This was my first time at the new NuLu location and it is beautiful. We ate outside and the patio is so cute! I will definitely be back.

FAQs

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

Seafood Lady - NuLu is rated 4.2 stars by 31 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.