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Ramsey's Diner

151 W Zandale, Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 259-2708
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Ranked #13 of 752 restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Bloomington, IN
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Ramsey's Diner combines combines authentic southern classics with an eclectic dining area in a college town. I wish I could get food like this in Indiana. My favorite entree is the cajun fried catfish, which is spicy but still comfortable, and has the perfect texture of breading. But what really makes it are the sides, I have had several different... More

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Adamsville, tn
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My family and I visited Ramsey's for dinner. It was late and the restaurant wasn't very crowded. Sarah was our waitress and she was fabulous, so sweet and friendly. We all had the meat and three of different menu items. The food was wonderful and portions are very generous. The vegetables are locally grown during the summer months. Don't miss... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you want something Kentuckian, Ramsey's is the place. Perhaps the food is not amazing, or the highest quality, but it is Kentuckian, and like the environment of the restaurants, it is comfortable. Don't go if you are expecting the best food you can imagine. Go there if you like real Kentucky food, or want to know what that is.... More

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MSU
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We dined at Ramsey's while visiting friends in Lexington. The prices were very reasonable and the portions were large. My husband had the Hot Brown as we were told it was a real Lexington dish. He enjoyed it so much that he's trying to recreate it at home. I had a Reuben and it was more than I could finish.... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Wonderful local restaurant with lots of choices! Hot brown is amazing, also great omelets, turkey Reuben, and Cajun catfish, just to name a few! Veggies are also delicious, especially when locally grown produce is featured. New location in Zandale has a lovely, open, atmosphere and has quickly become my family's favorite Ramsey's in town!

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Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

AFTER reading good reviews... we went to Ramsey's. Absolutely could not eat anything ordered,. Deep-fried pork chops looked great, however the only thing done was the flour crust....meat was raw!!! DO not order anything they coat with flour and serve as deep-fried or fried. Even the fried green tomatoes were not at all done. Same thing about the corn on... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

First time we've stopped here; the menu and prices were certainly enticing. I know the place is a Lexington staple but these two out-of-towners were disappointed! First, the positive, service was wonderful...the young lady who waited on us was excellent. But now the negative; as a whole the meal was tasteless. I had the meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beans,... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

They have good and tasty food, it is very home made style.service is friendly .if you go on weekend arrive early beacause there are waiting list. I went during a weekday and the service was very fast and no waiting list. However it is a place that you should go if stop in Kentucky... nice breakfast!!

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Opelika, Alabama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I like to try local owned places that are not a chain while on vacation, learned of this place while on the Kentucky horse farm tour. I ordered chicken livers, squash and onions, cream potatoes and gravy, mac & cheese, husband got the fried green tomatoes and ruben sandwich we also had coconut pie for dessert, all food was great... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

While not the 'best' food I've ever had in a restaurant, it is very good 'home style' cooking with fresh, locally grown produce.

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