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304 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508-3008
859-368-7287
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11:00 am - 9:00 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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    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
HI_McDunnough
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Ohio
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250 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Sewell, New Jersey
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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 

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 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 

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Lancaster, Kentucky
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My wife and I stopped by here today after a Dr's appointment, the reason because Sav opened up the ice cream store across the street the friday night before for our family 15 mins after closing time. Absolutely delicious and service was impeccable. I think our 2 meals,drinks , and tip were about $25. If you're in Lexington you absolutely... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

African music makes the joint interesting, and the food is delicious (lamb and ribs). Kenyan beer was fresh (not skunked like many imports). Came in because of earlier reviews and we will return. We will also be purchasing some of the hot sauce to take home!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We've been meaning to get to Sav's for a while. It's small and unassuming but there's enough seating inside and I enjoyed all the African art and artifacts on the walls. We chatted with Sav. He's so pleasant and helpful. The food was really tasty and satisfying. I had the goat and my partner had the beef stew. We wre... More 

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USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Wonderful home cooked food. Sav is friendly and helpful. His hot sauce is awesome! I highly recommend giving this place a try for something out of the ordinary in Lexington.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We had the peanut goat on fufu (plantains, aptly described as being like dumplings) and the peanut chicken on brown rice. Both were excellent. Sav provided hot sauce on the side in little cups that seemed small but were the exact right amount. He was friendly and helpful; this place is well run. The "large" bowls were generous, and I... More 

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Additional Information about Sav's Grill

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

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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
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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