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The Ketch Seafood Grill

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
2012 Regency Rd, Lexington, KY 40503-2309
+1 859-277-5919
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“oysters” (12 reviews)
“hush puppies” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
2012 Regency Rd, Lexington, KY 40503-2309
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, friendly service and good food! The house made bleu cheese dressing is delicious! Dessert is a must!!

Thank R8479ERsusang
Art H, Owner at The Ketch Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the nice words, and the High Five. Our Bleu Cheese Dressing is a signature item and our desserts are all made in house. Come again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are expecting Louisiana style seafood and flavor, you’ll be disappointed. Go to Capt D’s. Had hardwood smoked oysters as an appetizer which are an attempt at Dragos char-grilled oysters in Mew Orleans. Tasteless and more like a poached oyster. Nothing smoked or flavored...More

Thank WVHillbillie
Art H, Owner at The Ketch Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to review our establishment. Sounds like Captain D’s is the place for you. Enjoy.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had baked scrod, hoppin' john, and southern greens! Could not have had better! Husband had fish tacos with the same two sides. Sat at the bar which we like to do. Very interesting people eat there! And they have the best bartender in Lexington!...More

Thank kydude645
Art H, Owner at The Ketch Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the HIgh Five. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and appreciate that you took the time to let us know. I will share your comments with our staff.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been having lunch at the Ketch on Mondays for 10 years for the raw oyster special. The oysters are always a bargain, but The Ketch does everything well including crab cakes (they have a Baltimore connection), and I rate their fish and chips the...More

Thank Skip W
Art H, Owner at The Ketch Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the High Five. We always likes to hear that our Crab Cakes are appreciated we recently changed our recipe and added Backfin Crab meat, you can really tell the difference. A dozen oysters on the half shell for $9.99 all day every Monday...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Joined friends for lunch. Very family friendly seated quickly. Excellent service we even got to watch a soccer game we asked for. Food was excellent. The bucket was full of seafood amazing. Great to find a good local place!!!

Thank triotrois
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We were visiting Lexington from Ohio this week and decided to give The Ketch a shot and all 8 if us were so happy we did! Quirky cozy and comfortable atmosphere with the service of an upscale restaurant. The bartender poured some legit drinks and...More

Thank vonberkowitz
Art H, Owner at The Ketch Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

We’re so glad you found us and especially glad that you and your group enjoyed the visit. After 23 years I still get a thrill from a great review. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 27 August 2018

First of all a very affordable eating establishment. Had Fish and it was about the best I've had out in quite a long time. I took my son and a friend that helped him move in that day and the drinks and food were very...More

Thank bob p
DeedotLexington_KY, Owner at The Ketch Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for the High Five. We appreciate your nice comments and hope you come see us again soon.

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Ate here at the recommendation of local family. Meal and drinks were fantastic. The stuffed red shrimp was delicious. Even tried the smoked oysters, which were surprisingly good (I hate regular oysters as a rule). The hot wings were tasty, just not as hot as...More

Thank lorijw2017
DeedotLexington_KY, Owner at The Ketch Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for the nice review. We are pleased to read that you had a great experience. Come again soon.

Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

First time visit so grabbed a lunch special. Neat little joint. Food was good the fish n chips special was a lunch special but pretty small portions. But comes with 2 sides so does fill you up.

Thank S40601
DeedotLexington_KY, Owner at The Ketch Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for the review. I will discuss your concerns with my kitchen manager.

Reviewed 4 July 2018

I recently visited The Ketch Seafood Grill with my wife and son. Although I'm a vegetarian, I found several items on the menu that were inviting to my taste buds. I opted for the entrée-size Mediterranean salad and it was very good. I also had...More

1  Thank Michael E
DeedotLexington_KY, Owner at The Ketch Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for the nice words. We are happy to read that your visit was positive. Come again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2012 Regency Rd, Lexington, KY 40503-2309
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-277-5919
  • E-mail
Description
Located close to the University of Kentucky campus in the historic Southland shopping area, The Ketch is an independently owned casual, family friendly grill and bar with a varied menu sure to please anyone. Recently named the #1 seafood restaurant in Kentucky by onlyinyourstate.com and one of the best Lexington brunch restaurants by USA Today, The Ketch will remind you of that favorite fish joint you love to visit on trips to the beach. Established in 1987, The Ketch Seafood Grill has been owned and operated by the Howard family since 1995. Beach out of reach? Visit The Ketch Seafood Grill.
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