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Seafood Lady - NuLu, Louisville, KY

Seafood Lady - NuLu

3.8
3.8
180 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
What started as a hankering for the Florida-Style Seafood Platters of her native state has become a National Phenomenon for acclaimed chef, Nichelle Thurston. Teamed with her husband Luke, The Thurstons have been feeding legends, celebs, and the hungry, hardworking people of Louisville since 2015.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (502) 708-1418
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Nichelle Thurston
  • Neighborhood
    East Market St - NuLu
  • Cross street
    S Hancock St
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

What 180 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

180 Reviews
  1. ShayS

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I came in town specifically to eat here and I was so disappointed. I won’t be going back and I told others already, “don’t waste your money” I saw the mixed reviews but I was hopeful. 🥺 very disappointed. Should have left when they said they didn’t have any potatoes, corn or sausage. Crab legs were over cooked and my sister got sick off the pasta

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was very slow. We got appetizers and had to get the rest to go because it took so long. The fish was way overcooked and they shorted me on the shrimp. I will never eat there again.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    An absolutely horrible experience from the second we walked in. We turned around and walked out after 15mins of not being acknowledged

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and music! I would recommend everyone to come here for dinner.

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  5. DianaK

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointed in the service as well as the food selection. We were advised that they ran out of oysters, french fries, salad and slaw. We were seated at 4:45. Our party of four received the last entree at 6:30 which was cold and had to be sent back. No apologies, no excuses, nothing.

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  6. NicheleW

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fresh and hot! The service was very professional! The strawberry mango margaritas are the bomb!

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  7. DarrelG

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Not what we expected, thought the food would have been better.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    waited for two hours… never gotten food nor gotten any update on what’s going on. Water was our meal.

    2 people found this helpful

  9. KristenJ

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party of 5 was there for a girls night out and had a great time! Our server was excellent and did a great job of letting us know when things were sold out and making recommendations. The food was excellent and could definitely be shared. The prices were fair for the portion size and their house wine by the glass was affordable at $5/glass and very good. We're looking forward to going back.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. CodyR

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We made a reservation ahead of time got to the restraunt early just to find the place closed and the lights off no call or anything

    2 people found this helpful

  11. TazS

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall the experience was just okay. The environment was nice and clean. The service was good however it took a considerably long time for our food to come out and it was not busy. I’m terms of the quality of the food which we were very excited about was just okay. I will say when the business first started the food quality was significantly much better not sure what has changed and the price was more reasonable. I will still recommend if you are curious to try however I will say there in terms of quality and affordability there are better options in the city of Louisville to choose from.

    2 people found this helpful

  12. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Daughter’s 18th Birthday

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  13. Betty

    Atlantic City

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Went with friends. Food very good! Two of us had shrimp and grits and other two had fried combos shrimp and fish! Everything great! Service good! Had a good time!

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  14. BreannaH

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Waited almost a hour. The food was decent, had a good vibe inside.

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  15. AmieS

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We almost canceled last night ! So glad we didn’t. We had a wonderful meal here . So much flavor. We will definitely come back .

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  16. Lyncher

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This place was terrible from the time we arrived until the time we left. Service, food and drinks were all bad. Don’t waste your time and money at this place.

    3 people found this helpful

  17. RichardE

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Wasted my time. They didn't have anything on the menu I ordered. Set for over 45 minutes before I was informed that they didn't have what I ordered

    2 people found this helpful

  18. KellyS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I'm certainly not very fussy or what I'd consider a picky diner. But this experience here on a Thursday night was ridiculous. It took 3 hours for the four of us to get our dinner. At one point I had to get up and find our waitress and ask her to place our order. It took 20 minutes for them to bring out 3 beers and a cocktail. How is that possible? (We were told the same person cooking was making the drinks) Then I asked for a Lemon Drop cocktail and got a margarita but it took so long to get that (30-40 minutes) I wasn't about to send it back. But the worst moment of the evening came when our meals arrived. First (and this was no big deal) they didn't come all at once. Then after delivering 3 of 4 meals, the waitress told the fourth member of our party that the kitchen was out of salmon which she ordered and they'd be happy to make her something else. But at point (we'd been there since 6:30 and it was 9:00 pm) we all just shared our food with the member of our party whose meal wasn't delivered. My advice go somewhere else, unless you have no where to be, don't mind terrible service and don't really want to get what you ordered.

    3 people found this helpful

  19. KeithLeroy

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked our visit to take advantage of the live music special Friday night. The music was great but it was too loud to facilitate any discussion. Restaurant music and bar music aren't the same. The manager should have taken charge of the band and requested that they tone it down some.

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  20. JaneB

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent but we were seated for at least 20 minutes before anyone came to our table, and there were only 2 other tables with customers. We then waited another 20 minutes or more before any of our food came. There were several people working, but it was difficult to get anyone's attention. They were pleasant, but very slow and not at all attentive to customers.

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  21. KeianaC

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was fantastic !! I’m not a usual seafood eater but I did have some lovely lambchops!! And the biscuits 😍 man oh man ! I will return! And the blue dolphin drink ☺️☺️ was absolutely yummy !

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  22. TierraM

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Seafood Lady is usually great. I actually had never been to her new location in NULU. I received a flyer advertising Hookah, live music, and networking on Tuesdays' from 12pm to 10pm. We arrived and none of this was happening. We asked our waitress she said that its on Wednesdays. Again They sent me the flyer through email with this information. The restaurant was not busy at all. Which was surprising and yet and still it took an hour and a half for my wife and I to receive our food. She ordered shrimp and grits and I order a small boil. It should not have taken that long at all. Two people came in after us and received their food before us!! All that was offered is another side, which I had to ask for my original side that I ordered because it didn't come out with my food. The crab legs were shameful. Not even a full claw and they were tiny. The shrimp was good and the corn was overcooked. Was very disappointment with my experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went to karaoke Wednesday for my birthday with a few friends we had a blast! And the wings were delicious! We will be back it was a vibe!

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  24. JuliaG

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our food, it was so so good! Market prices were reasonable and not overly expensive. Service was slow as noted in other reviews so we knew what to expect. But our last couple in the group came in and waited 30 mins before the server came back over to get their drink orders-and it wasn’t busy enough to justify that. So we would definitely go back based on the food but the service has a lot to improve on.

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  25. Alana

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Worst dining out experience I’ve ever had. Should close if this is their norm.

    2 people found this helpful

  26. TashaS

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Although they were out of a few items and my Lobster Tail was undercooked. The rest of my food was delicious.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been to The Seafood Lady many times before. Maybe this was just an off day, but we left pretty disappointed. The biscuits were burnt, we got a half order instead of full order of the seafood combo that we ordered. The shrimp and crab legs were lower quality than usual. The macaroni didn’t come out until we’ll after everyone was finished. Service was slow and there were only four other occupied tables.

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  28. Disappointing

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Rude server. Be sure whatever you order is in stock. They seem to have issues with having everything on the menu.

    2 people found this helpful

  29. KevinT

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and friendly service in a clean restaurant. Had the Bourbon Salmon and the Cajun corn which is outstanding.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were excellent.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was phenomenal; but either short staffed, new, or server forgot about us.

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  32. KT12

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Most of our food was really good, but the Seafood Mac was not. The service was terrible. Even though we had a reservation, they were clearly still upset that we were coming in 30 minutes before they were scheduled to close, (site said our reservation was 90 minutes before close) Our food took a really long time to arrive and came at all different times (ie 60-70 minutes after we ordered) The staff was busy try to clean and close, putting the chairs on top of the tables and cleaning the floors. I understand why you would do this if we had been sitting there just talking and wasting your time but we just wanted to get our food and leave. We never would have made a reservation this late if it would have been this much trouble for their team so late in their shift. Reservations should be shut off much earlier to avoid this.

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  33. SF2KY

    Chicago

    77 reviews

    3.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was great. The food was tasty, especially the crab, shrimp, and fish tacos. However, it took quite a while for the food to arrive after being seated, even though the place wasn't busy.

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  34. Jmv3162

    Western KY

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our food was very good however it took 1.5 hours to get served!!! We ordered drinks, appetizers and a grilled cheese sandwich for our 4 year old but the grilled cheese took almost 1 hour to arrive. There was no reason for such a long delay. We made an early reservation (5:30pm) and there were guests at ONLY 3 tables. The menu did not state that the oyster PoBoy would have a spicy remoulade sauce on top and the $12 cocktails had no hint of alcohol.

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  35. Workitmama

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The seafood tacos were delicious! And the sauce that came with it….. yummy!

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  36. Trenee

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We originally scheduled reservations at 330pm....The Louisville Zoo was a bigger than we anticipated and we weren't going to make it by 330pm. I called the restaurant and was accommodated with ease. We pushed the reservation back to 5pm. When we arrived we were greeted immediately and sat down in the best seat of the house to me. It was a beautiful tropical wall behind our table, this was an awesome photo opp! Our waitresses was very attentive answered all of our questions. The drinks were bomb as music played it was a whole vibe. The food didn't take long to come out and OMG it was so good. We live in Nashville TN and are already planning the next day trip to come back!

    1 person found this helpful

  37. Sheena

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wings Wednesday was a hit!! The strawberry bourbon wings and pink flamingo drink was amazing. My waitress was superb. Will for sure be back

    1 person found this helpful

  38. James

    Louisville

    34 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our experience was very poor. We had a reservation for 6 ppl. We stood at the door without any host for 10 mins on a non-busy Saturday evening. After being seated, we ordered drinks (no cocktails) and it took a fair 5-10 mins. After receiving drinks, we had to wait 15 mins before we could order. We ordered our food and waited over an hour to receive 5 of our 6 meals. 1 person in our party ordered Salmon and was told, it was on the way when all the food came out. After 10 mins another waitress asked what her meal was and said let me go check on it. 10 mins later, she was told it will be ready in 5 mins. 10 mins later and after everyone else had finished their meal, she was told that the Salmon was frozen and would she like another meal. She obviously declined. So, only 5 of the 6 in the party received their meal. The waitress said for courtesy, she would remove the Salmon meal and apply a discount to our check. We get the check and an automatic 18% gratuity is added. We received poor service, one person didn't even get a meal and they decided to add automatic gratuity to a party of 5. 2 adults and 4 children by the way. 1 adult never got food. The food we received was very lackluster. A half combo came with not even a full cluster of snow crab, 4 shrimp, 1 boiled egg and 1corn on the cob for $25. Poboy had 5 shrimp for a foot long piece of bread and a handful of salad mix. We understand sometimes you have to have patience with a large party but this was unacceptable. I will never recommend this location to anyone.

    1 person found this helpful

  39. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not welcoming upon interest no sense of urgency to seat with reservation. Ordered appetizers and didn’t receive till all entrees were served and came to me burnt. Was still charge for the burnt appetizer.

    1 person found this helpful

  40. Marvin

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The place was overrated based on their showing on Food Paradise. I had a reservation, but we got seated pass that time. They had only two servers during on a Saturday. They were out of tea and calamari before 7:30pm on a Saturday. The appetizer was okay. We traveled to Louisville for a getaway weekend, I was disappointed. Marvin D. Cox

    1 person found this helpful

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Seafood Lady - NuLu offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 708-1418.

Seafood Lady - NuLu is rated 3.8 stars by 180 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Seafood Lady - NuLu

601 E Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 40202-1150

Additional information

  • Cross street
    S Hancock St
  • Neighborhood
    East Market St - NuLu
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Nichelle Thurston
  • Additional
    Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
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