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304 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508-3008
859-368-7287
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dinner tonight

Today was dinner at Sav's Grill after a while.. I been here couple of times but keep forgetting to review. My favorite thing go get at Sav's is peanut goat. It has the right blend of spices and peanut and both balancing each other rather than one overpowering in taste to other. It's basically... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
Tia S
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Lexington, Kentucky
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

If you are in Lexington and you are not afraid of hot food, then Sav's is a must go. It is great there and the food is marvelous. But it can be a little on the hot side, which I like, but it does not have to be, if you pay attention.

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Thank RalfR177
Indianapolis, Indiana
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Today was dinner at Sav's Grill after a while.. I been here couple of times but keep forgetting to review. My favorite thing go get at Sav's is peanut goat. It has the right blend of spices and peanut and both balancing each other rather than one overpowering in taste to other. It's basically comfort foot for soul. Owners are... More 

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Thank Tia S
Washougal, Washington
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I had not had west african cuisine before coming to Sav's. I was intrigued and ate here twice this fall when coming to Lexington. It's close to the university on Limestone, so was a good lunch option. The food while basic and straightforward is well done and flavorful. I was very happy with the peanut sauce in one dish. If... More 

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Thank Jon H
Cleveland, Ohio
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386 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

The food here is so amazing! The meat was tender and delicious. We ordered goat with fufu. I had never had fufu before but it was great! Fufu is a plantain based dumpling. Overall the meal was flavorful and unforgettable. There is a table outside so if the weather is nice, you don't have to stay inside. If you're hungry,... More 

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Thank Snipperton
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79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This place is one of our favorites across the country. The story of the owner aides in the feel of this unique meal. My kids rarely adventure when it comes to food and they have tried everything on the menu

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Thank Rugbydox
Flatgap
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Went to Sav's one evening with four of my teenage children. This is definitely one-of-a-kind place and we were all glad we went. The five of us all got different dishes and shared amongst each other. The food was excellent! When we went to order we weren't quite sure what to get and the lady taking our order was very... More 

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Louisa KY
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Sav's Grill is one of the best hidden gyms in Lexington! Every item on the menu has its on unique flavor, but when it's gone, it's gone. The owner, Sav, makes every dish fresh, and when he runs out of something, it is gone for good! Most of the time, Sav will be in and out of the restaurant, always... More 

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Thank Soulfoodjunkie
Statesboro, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I am so glad that I gave Sav's a shot. The food was awesome (I had the Peanut Goat bowl over Fufu). Sav is such a nice guy. I've read about how he'll talk to customers, and his reputation is well-deserved; he made a point to talk with me and ask me about how the food tasted. I felt like... More 

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Thank wdouberly
Ohio
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321 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

we were looking for dessert and found this local ice cream place. They own a African cuisine place across the street also, apparently. The ice cream was Ok, but nothing great.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is actually a review for the ice cream arm of Sav's which is across the street from the grill. It's called Sav's Chill, but there wasn't a place to review it on here. Anyway, they had everything from lavender to bourbon to just about anything. It's actually gelato, not ice cream and it's so good!! The gals working the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 304 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508-3008
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 859-368-7287

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?