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Ramsey's Diner

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3090 Helmsdale Pl, Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 264-9396
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Hot Brown Disappointing

I had been wanting to try the hot brown because of good reviews. It was disappointing -- very bland with no seasoning. Other members of the party had catfish, chicken livers, chicken breast and vegetable plate and all were pleased with the food. The service is always good and I will be back but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Guest3645
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Versailles, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Versailles, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I had been wanting to try the hot brown because of good reviews. It was disappointing -- very bland with no seasoning. Other members of the party had catfish, chicken livers, chicken breast and vegetable plate and all were pleased with the food. The service is always good and I will be back but stick to the dinners + 3.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

A folksy Southern atmosphere and decor. It's easy to understand why this restaurant is ranked in the top 1% in Lexington. Ample portions of good Southern foods. Chicken livers, corn oysters, fried pork chops - all exceptional.

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Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

So, we finally visited this establishment...Being as I had two other individuals with me on this experience I can only speak for my own. I ordered the barbecue chicken with fried green tomatoes, honey mustard glazed carrots and of course the cornbread. The barbecue chicken sauce was as if someone had mixed watery ketchup and molasses with vinegar which completely... More 

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Tinkfan10
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

On a business trip in Lexington and wanted good Southern food for dinner. Tripadvisor did not disappoint in ranking this location. I felt like I was back at my Grandmother's table the corn bread was identical to her's as was the cream corn. I had the chicken and dumplings and wow were they the best I have ever had; my... More 

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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279 reviews 279 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Truly a down home place to eat with reasonable prices, large portions and most delicious food. We have put this place on our "to do places" each time we visit Lexington. Pies are home made, the soups are to die for and the rest will send you to outer space. Lovely place to eat.

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Trumansburg, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My family goes here every time we visit Lexington. There is always amazing food and the waitresses/waiters are always friendly.

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Shawsville, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We went to Ramsey's after church and I was trying to decide between the chicken and dumplings and the vegetarian hot brown. I asked our wonderful waitress, Johnna, which one should would recommend and she said the Hot Brown. It was wonderful, the topping of mozzarella cheese was scrumptious with all of the veggies (zucchini, asparagus, mushrooms, tomatoes, etc.) engulfed... More 

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Winchester, Kentucky
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Came for lunch. Got in and got a table immediately. Drink order taken immediately also. Ordered Yogi Chicken Chef Salad with house Blue Cheese dressing. Was very tasty and very tender chicken strips. Only negative on this trip was waitress never came back after I got my salad. Never got a single drink refill. But before the bill came she... More 

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Lexington, KY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in town. Hot Brown is amazing! Everything is delicious and prices are reasonable. They have a large selection of pies including Mayday, Key lime & Black bottom banana so save room for desert!

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Corbin, Kentucky
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17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant in Lexington. Everything is always great! The people are friendly, the prices are awesome, portions are huge, and the service is second-to-none. I absolutely love the fried chicken breast! The hot brown is excellent as well. Ramsey's is one of the best restaurants I've ever eaten at.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3090 Helmsdale Pl, Lexington, KY 40509
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: (859) 264-9396

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?