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The Ketch Seafood Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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2012 Regency Rd, Lexington, KY 40503-2309
+1 859-277-5919
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband wanted to try this place so we did. Service was ok although waitress not very friendly and she slammed things on the table. My husband enjoyed his oysters my coconut shrimp was burned and tasted like they need to change the oil. Was expensive and would not go there again.

Thank deborahmW2081NS
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462 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

My husband and I were hungry for fish, so we went to The Ketch. The restaurant has an inviting atmosphere, a busy bar, and is nicely lit. We ordered the fish tacos and the walleye pike. Three fish tacos were served along with black beans and rice, and all very good and very filling. The walleye pike was the most... More 

Thank KyBoop
Owenton, Kentucky, United States
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were pleasantly surprised when we chose to eat at the Ketch for lunch. She had the dinner order of fried oysters. My wife loves oysters and orders them whenever she can. She said they were the best she had eaten other than Hilton Head. Hush puppies were really good too. I had the dinner portion of... More 

Thank Bob C
Lexington, Kentucky
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We've been to this place before and service has been fairly slow, but our last visit there was the worst. It took almost an hour to get our entrees, then our food wasn't good. My mother stated that her clam entree was terrible, and that Capt D's (fast food chain) had better clams. Even the french fries, she commented were... More 

1 Thank c q
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Best place for a great Bloody Mary and brunch! Love the crab cakes egg bendicts! Two large servings. And don't forget the grits!! Great place to meet friends for a fun Sunday brunch!!!

Thank 12lucylu
Lexington, KY
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We eat here probably once a month. The seafood is excellent. The baked oysters on the appetizer menu is delicious and goes well with the Pelican's Platter! (Clams, Shrimp, Fish, and Crab Cake)! Don't forget the Hush Puppies!!

Thank Joyce M
Richmond, Kentucky, United States
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

They have very good oysters. We ordered three different kinds and all of them were very good. Their crab bucket was also very good. We have found a new restaurant to go to on a regular basis.

Thank Sean B
Management response:

Sean, thank you so much! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoy all the oysters we have to offer at The Ketch. We are proud that we’ve made your rotation of restaurants and look forward to serving you again soon! More 

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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

On our way from Michigan to North Carolina for our anniversary we decided to stay in Lexington for the night and after checking out a lot of restaurant options in the area we chose Ketch and are happy we did! Friendly, attentive service, good price and good food and drinks including fall off the bone ribs and probably the best... More 

Thank Kate B
Management response:

Kate, thank you so much for your kind compliments! We are delighted to hear that you made the right choice. We strive to impress with great tasting food and friendly service, so we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your ribs and crab cakes! We hope the dessert was equally delicious, thanks again! More 

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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Meet a friend in Lexington decided to do lunch wanted to try something different besides the usual restaurant's. Daughter had told me about the Ketch we decided to try it great choice. Family owned business walked right in and got seated. Our waitress Tara told us about the special and suggested several dishes. We had a bowl of Gumbo to... More 

Thank llebpmacd
Art H, Owner at The Ketch Seafood Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to mention us. It's always good to hear from our guests. More 

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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The Ketch is a bar/ dive in Southland that has good to great seafood. The oysters Rockefeller were unique and extremely good. I would put them in my top five and I spent three years in law school in New Orleans. We didn't have a bad dish and we had several I would recommend anywhere. The music is old time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2012 Regency Rd, Lexington, KY 40503-2309
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-277-5919

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