Local Eateries


    We all go out of town on vacation and refuse to eat at any chain restaurant because, “we have that back home!” But why aren’t we as adventurous when we’re in our hometown? Outback’s Blooming Onion and Texas Roadhouse’s Cinnamon Honey Butter Rolls keep us coming back for a reason, but what about The Village Idiot’s Gouda Macaroni and Cheese or Idiot Burger? What about Athenian Grill’s Gyros and Red State BBQ’s Pulled Pork Sandwich? Make it a goal to not go to the same restaurant twice this summer! Try something new and discover what this beautiful town has to offer!

     

    Red State BBQ
    Lexington Diner

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    Bourbon n’ Toulouse $
    859-335-0300
    829 Euclid Ave.
    “A Cajun n’ creole joint!”

    Dad’s Favorites Deli $
    859-309-1930
    820 Lane Allen Rd #148
    Serves hearty and delicious deli sandwiches! Make sure to check out their assortment of take-home cheese spreads.

    Double H BBQ $
    859-523-4227
    1244 Versailles Rd.
    All their sides are homemade! Definitely try “The Big Meaty,” or the classic pulled pork sandwich!

    Jasmine Rice Thai & Vietnamese  $
    859-246-0200
    911 Winchester Rd
    Thai, Vietnamese and Laotian cuisine.

    Lexington Diner $
    859-303-7308
    124 N. Upper St.
    Serving breakfast and lunch, this restaurant is Kentucky Proud!

    Popcorn Paradise $
    859-338-8280
    1226 Versailles Rd.
    All of the gourmet flavors are made in-house! Definitely try their Bourbon Caramel Kentucky Mix!

    Red State BBQ $
    859-233-7898
    4020 Georgetown Rd
    All of the good barbeque comes from the Red States

    Sav’s Chill $
    859-255-2445
    289 S. Limestone
    Offering gourmet ice cream, gelato and sorbet. Chocolate peanut butter, espresso, bourbon chocolate and Kentucky coffee!

    Sav’s Grill $
    859-368-7287
    304 S Limestone
    Authentic West African Cuisine!

    Sawyer’s Downtown $
    859-281-6022
    325 W. Main St.
    Southern Living’s “Best Burgers in Lexington!”

    West Coast Gourmet Pizza $
    859-253-5247
    325 W. Main St.
    859-317-8234
    2473 Fortune Drive 100
    Fresh dough that is made daily and homemade pizza sauce!

    GirlsGirlsGirls Burritos $
    859-285-6853
    500 Euclid Ave
    Located inside Best Friends Bar offer delivery, take-out and eating in!

    School Sushi $
    859-368-0660
    163 W Short St
    Karaoke! Need we say more?

    Wine+Market $
    859-225-0755
    486 W 2nd St
    A charming bistro that offers perfect lunch sandwiches and provides weekly wine tastings and monthly wine classes!

    The Village Idiot
    Athenian Grill

     

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    Alfalfa Restaurant $$
    859-253-0014
    141 E. Main St.
    Uses local ingredients! Great for brunch, but also serve a wide variety for lunch/dinner including homemade soups and avocado grilled cheese sandwiches.

    Athenian Grill $$
    859-303-5048
    313 S. Ashland Ave.
    859-368-9725
    115 N. Locust Hill Dr.
    Serves a variety of authentic Greek Cuisines that are prepared fresh daily. Their meatballs are amazing!

    Cheapside Bar & Grill $$
    859-254-0046
    131 Cheapside
    Great outside patio and a southwest inspired menu as well as a yummy brunch!

    Crank & Boom Ice Cream Lounge $$
    859-288-2176
    1210 Manchester St.
    Dessert café with local ingredients and made from scratch sauces and waffle cones! Spiked ice cream?! The Prosecco Float is a favorite for a summer afternoon!

    J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar $$
    859-533-9777
    3191 Beaumont Center Cr.
    Specializing in Southern BBQ this place has it all! Try their “Oh No You Didn’t” Grilled Cheese, complete with pulled pork and macaroni and cheese.


    Mi Pequena Hacienda $$
    859-245-4679
    3501 Lansdowne Dr
    Authentic Mexican food. Stop by Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays for half-price marquitas!

    Pasta Garage “Italian Cafe” $$
    859-309-9840
    962 Delaware Ave.
    All fresh ingredients! Pasta is made in-house by Lexington Pasta!

    Saul Good Restaurant & Pub $$
    859-252-4663
    123 N. Broadway
    859-317-9200
    1080 Alysheba Way
    859-273-4663
    3801 Mall Rd
    Everything from a breakfast entrée to pork chops and pasta! We recommend their tuna salad sandwich on pita or their greek tacos!

    The Village Idiot $$
    859-202-0099
    307 W Short St
    Great assortment of craft beers and a changing seasonal menu to offer the best ingredients possible!

    The Weekly Juicery $$
    859-368-8000
    436 Old Vine St
    859-550-3218
    3735 Palomar Centre Dr
    Provides fresh, organic vegetable juices, smoothies, and acai bowls!

    Triangle Grille $$
    859-281-3773
    369 W. Vine St.
    Located inside the Hilton Hotel the menu includes fresh produce from local growers!

    Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen $$
    859-569-4040
    113 N. Broadway
    Serving gourmet salads, soups, and gourmet frozen Nectar Pops. We recommend the strawberry lemonade for a perfect summer drink!

    Wines on Vine $$
    859-243-0017
    400 Old Vine St
    European inspired wine bar and bistro offering a diverse menu and a selection of over 450 wines!

    Palmers Fresh Grill $$
    859-273-0103
    161 Lexington Green Cir
    The patio overlooks a pond making it the perfect spot for a relaxing dinner with friends.

    Honeywood $$
    859-469-8234
    110 Summit At Fritz Farm
    Delicious Kentucky cuisine!

    Middle Fork $$
    859-309-9854
    1224 Manchester St
    A different take on the dining experience, with sharable dishes and an open layout of the restaurant!

    The Cellar Bar & Grill $$
    859-317-8301
    3256 Lansdowne Dr
    Great patio with live music on the weekends!

    County Club $$
    859-367-0263
    555 Jefferson St
    A smoked meat restaurant with housemade sauces and outdoor dining!

    Minglewood $$
    859-523-1236
    159 N Limestone
    Great Happy Hour!

    The Sage Rabbit $$
    859-523-2095
    438 S Ashland Ave
    Utilizes local ingredients and offers a delicious brunch!

    Enoteca $$
    859-687-0346
    191 Jefferson St
    Tapas and wine bar with an expansive patio downstairs and a second patio upstairs!

    Dudley’s On Short
    Portofino

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    Dudley’s on Short $$$
    859-252-1010
    259 W. Short St.
    They serve a wide variety of seasonally fresh foods and their open doors and patio are perfect for brunch with a mimosa!

    Tony’s of Lexington $$$
    859-243-0210
    401 W Main Street
    Some of the best steak in Lexington!

    Lockbox $$$
    859-899-6860
    167 W Main St
    Unique and unlike anywhere else in Lexington!

    Portofino $$$
    859-253-9300
    249 E Main St
    Delicious Calamari and a great selection of bourbon!

     

     

    Also check out our blog post about dog-friendly restaurants to bring your furry family member along for the fun!

     

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