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

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 12
    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
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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Flatgap
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Statesboro, Georgia
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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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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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 10 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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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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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 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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5 reviews
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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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
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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