We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
304 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508-3008
Improve this listing
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 36 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 18
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
  • 4
  • 0
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food, wonderful, friendly service!

My wife and I ate at Sav's today for lunch, and we are very glad we tried it. The location is very convenient to the UK campus, and Sav himself served us. He is a very friendly and engaging host, and the food was fantastic! My wife had the Grilled Chicken Attiéké Salad which was very tasty, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
Lexington, Kentucky
Add Photo Write a Review

36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
358 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Snipperton
Level Contributor
53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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

Thank Rugbydox
Level Contributor
55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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 

1 Thank Harold U
Louisa KY
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

Thank Soulfoodjunkie
Statesboro, Georgia
Level Contributor
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 

Thank wdouberly
Level Contributor
315 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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.

1 Thank TripPhotographer52
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Level Contributor
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 

1 Thank themamabird
Sewell, New Jersey
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Sav's Grill is a casual eatery in downtown Lexington, Kentucky which features delicious and authentic West African cuisine coupled with the most dynamic and friendly host/chef/proprietor (Sav) I've ever met. During my visit at Sav's Grill, I observed patrons of all ages and ethnicities. Counter service was fast. My peanut chicken was great. I hope to return soon and try... More 

2 Thank Sewellgal
Georgetown, Kentucky
Level Contributor
52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I was raised in Lexington but Sav's wasn't around when I was growing up. I am so glad it's here now! It's great to have West African cuisine in the area. I had the goat with fufu (plantains mashed like potatoes), my wife had the chicken, and we shared a plantain dish for dessert. Everything was fabulous. The food comes... More 

Thank kd0imh
Lexington, Kentucky
Level Contributor
626 reviews
419 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My wife and I ate at Sav's today for lunch, and we are very glad we tried it. The location is very convenient to the UK campus, and Sav himself served us. He is a very friendly and engaging host, and the food was fantastic! My wife had the Grilled Chicken Attiéké Salad which was very tasty, and I had... More 

Thank HI_McDunnough

Travelers who viewed Sav's Grill also viewed


Been to Sav's Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sav's Grill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?