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Ramsey's Diner

151 W Zandale, Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 259-2708
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Ranked #11 of 756 restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
Restaurant details
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
Lexington, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I had the cajun style catfish with mashed potatoes when I went there, and the catfish was seasoned very good. We were in a party of about 15, and other than them loosing our reservation we didn't have any issues with the food or the staff.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Ramsey's is the best local restaurant in Lexington. There are several Ramsey's in different parts of Lexington and each one has excellent service and food. We usually go to the one off Harrodsburg Road where it has a very neighborhood feel. The many sides are delicious and the meals are reasonably priced. I love all 3 types of catfish(regular and... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I thought the food was above average. The atmosphere was "fun" but not too loud. The service was above average. Definitely save room for dessert. The pies are the stars of their show!

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Olive Hill, Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Fun, casual diner with bar. Wait staff was friendly. Service prompt and food hot and good. Meatloaf - just ok (not like moms), fried corn (just like moms - yummm), green tomatoes (very good) was what I had for lunch. The portions were not huge but were just enough. I enjoyed my visit here - alone and won't mind to... More

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Ramsey's Diner has been a Lexington staple for years and I have been going to the High Street location for an age. The restaurant is on the corner in an old building. It is not very handicapped/disabled friendly and, due to the building's "historic" status, does not have to come into code. I have a bit of difficulty navigating the... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Ramsey's was great. We stopped for an early dinner while driving past Lexington. My reuben was one of the best I've ever had...very moist; very nice pumpernickel/rye bread; plenty of filling. My husband had the Cajun catfish and enjoyed it very much, especially liking the vegetables that accompanied it. Since it was a nice night, we ate outside, which was... More

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Bloomington, IN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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