By Amanda Harper


Palmers Fresh Grill
What better place to enjoy seafood than looking out across Lexington Green’s lake? Palmers is known for fresh food featuring bright, exciting tastes. For a delicious take on Italian, try the Diablo Shellfish Pasta, which features sea scallops, shrimp and mussels served with fettucine, peppers, onions, basil and Cajun Pomodoro sauce. Their Chilean Seabass comes drizzled with a mustard-caper beurre blanc and is served alongside rice, sautéed spinach and seasoned vegetables.
161 Lexington Green Circle | 859.273.0103

Tony’s of Lexington
The warm ambiance of Tony’s invites guests to sit and stay a while, but the great food is enough to keep anyone glued to their seat. Their Organic Scottish Salmon is served atop a green bean salad with hazelnuts, red onion and goat cheese, drizzled with a citrus vinaigrette. Tony’s Blackened Yellowfin Tuna is served over a miso kohlrabi purée, seared baby bok choy and braised greens with a soy ginger emulsion. Perfect for pairing with a selection from their extensive wine list!
401 W. Main St. | 859.243.0210

A newcomer in the Lexington food scene, Grillfish has made a name for itself as a local source for fresh seafood with a great casual, upscale atmosphere. For starters, their Ginger Calimari Over Mixed Greens features tender, fried calamari tossed in a spicy ginger sauce. As a main course, their Grilled Fish menu option allows guests their choice of fish or lobster, served with fresh corn on the cob and linguine pasta; with options ranging from swordfish to whole Branzino, it’s one of the most versatile meals in town.
265 N. Limestone | 859.469.8673

Smithtown Seafood
A farm-to-table concept by Ouita Michel, Smithtown is a great eatery that gives back; many menu choices benefit FoodChain, an urban farm that educates locals and children about sustainability and smart food choices. The Tilapia Singapore features whole tilapia seasoned with Szechuan salt and served with sweet-and-spicy pickled vegetables, FoodChain microgreens, mint, cilantro and Thai basil, plus lettuce leaves for wrapping and Thai Nam Pla for dipping. For something traditional, try the Classic Catfish Platter with catfish fried in Weisenberger Mill cornmeal, served with fresh hand-cut fries, Weisenberger Mill hushpuppies, slaw and sauce.
501 W Sixth St. | 859.303.4100

Featuring 100% shellfish from Maine with rolls that are fresh-baked daily, Clawdaddy’s truly features “Lobster Rolls That Rock”. While their Maine Lobster Roll is the main attraction, don’t miss the Maine Crab Roll, featuring Jonah Crab: known as the “Dungeness of the Atlantic”, it has a flaky texture and mild, delicate flavor. Patrons can get any roll alone, as a half roll or as a meal with coleslaw and a drink–perhaps a Maine craft beer!
128 N. Broadway | 859.258.CLAW (2529)