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Sav's Grill

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304 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508-3008
+1 859-368-7287
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here before the University of Kentucky football game. My friend and I both got the peanut beef and it was the perfect meal for a chilly day.

Thank Maria R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

I have not African food but for DC in sometime. This was a facinating experience. Highly recommend the peanut goat meat and fried plantains.

Thank pete_fdl
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

This place is so much more than a restaurant. It is a community meeting place, sharing of cultures, and meeting new friends. Run by a family building bridges in the community, you can enjoy great food and company. Try it out some time.

Thank ProfessionalFemale
Vitoria, ES
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

I have lived in Lexington for a year, but have been visiting the city since 2010. I never miss the opportunity to have lunch at Sav's: visited again last July and took some friends there. I am never disappointed - there have always something different for me to try, everything tastes delicious, the price is more than fair and Sav... More 

Thank Lenirl
West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

This was on the way from my Airbnb place and Joe Bologna's Pizza, and I decided to stop here instead of pizza. It is rare I choose anything over pizza. I had the plantains and leaf and beef. Both were very good and flavorful and the people at the order counter were very friendly and helpful in offering suggestions. A... More 

Thank Samuel M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

The owner is very nice and welcoming. I've only eaten the leaf and rice which is great. I'm from Lexington,KY and it's nice to have restaurants like Sav's with a different taste.

Thank Laquata J
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

While traveling through Lexington, my husband and I decided we wouldn't eat at any restaurant that we could eat at home. What better way to try new things than to visit a place that serves African food? I was a bit nervous as the smells were a little strange but not unpleasant. The workers were very helpful and described the... More 

Thank Ahaynes88
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

If you have never had the chance to try West African cuisine, definelty stop over at Sav's grill and don't forget to walk across the street to Sav's chill :) Their food is unique and delicious, I always enjoy their specials and regular menu items. And Sav is such a nice guy, so friendly and nice. Only issue is finding... More 

Thank Audra M
Plainsboro, New Jersey
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

This place was our frequent destination. We love everything about this one, the food, the ambiance, the location, and ofcourse Mamado, the owner! Our favourite was super savory Peanut Goat Curry, with few drops of the Sav's special habenaro hot sauce on it! A simple meal - Peanut Goat Curry served on white/brown rice in a white bowl and that's... More 

Thank Jayita G
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

Was in downtown Lexington for work. Wanted something different for dinner. Sav's was rated quite well and gave it a shot (never had West African cuisine). The menu offered excellent photos and descriptions of the entrees and sides. Everything was extremely flavorful (had the lamb ragout), salad, and plantains. I enjoyed it so much that I returned the next day... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508-3008
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-368-7287

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?