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Seafood Lady - NuLu, Louisville, KY

Seafood Lady - NuLu

3.7
3.7
159 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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2 people

7:00 PM


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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What 159 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.1Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Late Night Find

  • Louisville

    Late Night Find

  • Louisville

    Great for Lunch

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  1. TM

    TierraM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Seafood Lady is usually great. I actually had never been to her new location in NULU. I received a flyer advertising Hookah, live music, and networking on Tuesdays' from 12pm to 10pm. We arrived and none of this was happening. We asked our waitress she said that its on Wednesdays. Again They sent me the flyer through email with this information. The restaurant was not busy at all. Which was surprising and yet and still it took an hour and a half for my wife and I to receive our food. She ordered shrimp and grits and I order a small boil. It should not have taken that long at all. Two people came in after us and received their food before us!! All that was offered is another side, which I had to ask for my original side that I ordered because it didn't come out with my food. The crab legs were shameful. Not even a full claw and they were tiny. The shrimp was good and the corn was overcooked. Was very disappointment with my experience.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to karaoke Wednesday for my birthday with a few friends we had a blast! And the wings were delicious! We will be back it was a vibe!
  3. JG

    JuliaG

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Loved our food, it was so so good! Market prices were reasonable and not overly expensive. Service was slow as noted in other reviews so we knew what to expect. But our last couple in the group came in and waited 30 mins before the server came back over to get their drink orders-and it wasn’t busy enough to justify that. So we would definitely go back based on the food but the service has a lot to improve on.
  4. A

    Alana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst dining out experience I’ve ever had. Should close if this is their norm.
  5. TS

    TashaS

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Although they were out of a few items and my Lobster Tail was undercooked. The rest of my food was delicious.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We’ve been to The Seafood Lady many times before. Maybe this was just an off day, but we left pretty disappointed. The biscuits were burnt, we got a half order instead of full order of the seafood combo that we ordered. The shrimp and crab legs were lower quality than usual. The macaroni didn’t come out until we’ll after everyone was finished. Service was slow and there were only four other occupied tables.
  7. D

    Disappointing

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Rude server. Be sure whatever you order is in stock. They seem to have issues with having everything on the menu.
  8. KT

    KevinT

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly service in a clean restaurant. Had the Bourbon Salmon and the Cajun corn which is outstanding.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Service and food were excellent.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    Food was phenomenal; but either short staffed, new, or server forgot about us.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Most of our food was really good, but the Seafood Mac was not. The service was terrible. Even though we had a reservation, they were clearly still upset that we were coming in 30 minutes before they were scheduled to close, (site said our reservation was 90 minutes before close) Our food took a really long time to arrive and came at all different times (ie 60-70 minutes after we ordered) The staff was busy try to clean and close, putting the chairs on top of the tables and cleaning the floors. I understand why you would do this if we had been sitting there just talking and wasting your time but we just wanted to get our food and leave. We never would have made a reservation this late if it would have been this much trouble for their team so late in their shift. Reservations should be shut off much earlier to avoid this.
  12. SF

    SF2KY

    Chicago

    72 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The service was great. The food was tasty, especially the crab, shrimp, and fish tacos. However, it took quite a while for the food to arrive after being seated, even though the place wasn't busy.
  13. J

    Jmv3162

    Western KY

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Our food was very good however it took 1.5 hours to get served!!! We ordered drinks, appetizers and a grilled cheese sandwich for our 4 year old but the grilled cheese took almost 1 hour to arrive. There was no reason for such a long delay. We made an early reservation (5:30pm) and there were guests at ONLY 3 tables. The menu did not state that the oyster PoBoy would have a spicy remoulade sauce on top and the $12 cocktails had no hint of alcohol.
  14. W

    Workitmama

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The seafood tacos were delicious! And the sauce that came with it….. yummy!
  15. T

    Trenee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We originally scheduled reservations at 330pm....The Louisville Zoo was a bigger than we anticipated and we weren't going to make it by 330pm. I called the restaurant and was accommodated with ease. We pushed the reservation back to 5pm. When we arrived we were greeted immediately and sat down in the best seat of the house to me. It was a beautiful tropical wall behind our table, this was an awesome photo opp! Our waitresses was very attentive answered all of our questions. The drinks were bomb as music played it was a whole vibe. The food didn't take long to come out and OMG it was so good. We live in Nashville TN and are already planning the next day trip to come back!
  16. S

    Sheena

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wings Wednesday was a hit!! The strawberry bourbon wings and pink flamingo drink was amazing. My waitress was superb. Will for sure be back
  17. J

    James

    Louisville

    28 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Our experience was very poor. We had a reservation for 6 ppl. We stood at the door without any host for 10 mins on a non-busy Saturday evening. After being seated, we ordered drinks (no cocktails) and it took a fair 5-10 mins. After receiving drinks, we had to wait 15 mins before we could order. We ordered our food and waited over an hour to receive 5 of our 6 meals. 1 person in our party ordered Salmon and was told, it was on the way when all the food came out. After 10 mins another waitress asked what her meal was and said let me go check on it. 10 mins later, she was told it will be ready in 5 mins. 10 mins later and after everyone else had finished their meal, she was told that the Salmon was frozen and would she like another meal. She obviously declined. So, only 5 of the 6 in the party received their meal. The waitress said for courtesy, she would remove the Salmon meal and apply a discount to our check. We get the check and an automatic 18% gratuity is added. We received poor service, one person didn't even get a meal and they decided to add automatic gratuity to a party of 5. 2 adults and 4 children by the way. 1 adult never got food. The food we received was very lackluster. A half combo came with not even a full cluster of snow crab, 4 shrimp, 1 boiled egg and 1corn on the cob for $25. Poboy had 5 shrimp for a foot long piece of bread and a handful of salad mix. We understand sometimes you have to have patience with a large party but this was unacceptable. I will never recommend this location to anyone.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Not welcoming upon interest no sense of urgency to seat with reservation. Ordered appetizers and didn’t receive till all entrees were served and came to me burnt. Was still charge for the burnt appetizer.
  19. M

    Marvin

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The place was overrated based on their showing on Food Paradise. I had a reservation, but we got seated pass that time. They had only two servers during on a Saturday. They were out of tea and calamari before 7:30pm on a Saturday. The appetizer was okay. We traveled to Louisville for a getaway weekend, I was disappointed. Marvin D. Cox
  20. SK

    SusanneK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Terrible service! Dirty bathrooms with no soap or towels. Lobster tail was stringy and undercooked with wrong sauce. Stay away!!!
  21. TK

    TimothyK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saw it one the food network. Looked great, tasted better!! What started as me going to eat turned into 18 of us going to eat. We didn't not have any problems being sat, maybe we ate early or an off time. Everyone was happy with their meals. Order the Mac and cheese.. you won't be disappointed. Actually, you won't be disappointed in any of the food here. In the pictures are the Chee sea fries, the seafood Bloody Mary, half combo of crab and shrimp with potato and Mac n cheese, with a half order lobster tail and potatoes and the aftermath of our lunch of 18. great job to all the ladies that took care of us and the chef getting our food out hot and delicious.
  22. SD

    SandraD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is amazing. Even though the restaurant was severely under staffed they never stopped checking on customers and making conversation. Just be patient the food is worth the wait.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    82 degrees and hot..- my hush puppies were delicious, broccoli undercooked— but not terrible, my fish was not very good(cod)
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Everything was slow. Few diners, appeared to have staffing. Had to wait for a seat-cocktails-server didn’t put in order. M$C wasn’t warm. Out of asparagus. But didn’t inform for replacement.
  25. KC

    KeileyC

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    The server was extremely argumentative. The server overcharged a person in my group and refused to correct the mistake. We asked to speak to the manage and waited over ten minutes before giving up. We will NEVER go back.
  26. JC

    JohnC

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    They was out of a few items we wanted to try but the food we got was delicious.
  27. e

    eviltwinn24

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Went at a weird time, so the atmosphere wasn't what we expected (felt a little bit like we were between crowds, and the restaurant was almost empty). Shared the Full Combo Plate between 2 people, and it was just enough food, and very, very good. Highly recommend, couldn't get enough of the Cajun butter sauce it's cooked in.
  28. RS

    RonS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were impressed very good staff good thank you recommended to evey
  29. AN

    ANON

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    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
  30. NI

    NatalieI

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    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.
  31. 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!
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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!!
  37. 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
  38. 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.
  39. 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
  40. 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.

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 3.7 stars by 159 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


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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