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Rafferty's Restaurant & Bar

1865 Alysheba Way, Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 264-8900
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Ranked #167 of 749 restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 18, 2014
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72% Recommend
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

My friend and I are visiting and staying in the area and a few people we asked recommended this place but we weren't overly impressed. The food is kinda flavor less, and the main courses aren't that appetizing and overpriced for what you get. Can't say I'll come to the restaurant next time I'm in town.

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London, Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Easily my favorite lunch spot in Lexington. Sweet tea and appetizer of chicken tenders/sauce is a great starter. My personal favorite salad of any restaurant is their house salad with hot honey mustard/bacon dressing. (House Dressing) Be sure and try the potato soup to accompany your appetizer and salad. Lunch for two will cost about $27. Plenty of parking, staff... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

We were tired and needed an eatery close to our hotel. This was .5 miles away. Very busy for a week nite, always a good sign. Seated right away. Server was smiling, funny, and more than attentive. Potato soup was great, prime rib really good, ribeye yummy, and chicken Alfredo good. The garlic cheesy bread could have had the cheese... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Our waiter seemed to be still learning the job. It is on par with, or slightly below, TGIFs. I'd rather they offer slightly bigger portions (and a slightly bigger price would be fine). Very limited beer selection (nothing local or unusual).

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Evansville, Indiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The service here was terrible. I don't usually complain about places but I have never had service this bad.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Local inexpensive spot. Friendly staff. Unfortunately, food and decor were uninspiring, minimal imagination. Went twice - food didn't improve....

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Van Lear, Kentucky, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Have eaten here multiple times and its delicious every time. Steaks are wonderful and their chicken fingers are top notch. But their chicken finger salad is a showstopper. Especially paired with the HMHB dressing. The ranch is also very tasty but I recommend the HMHB to anyone.

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Rockwood, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Four of us dined here when we were stuck for 2 days due to ice storm. Everyone had a great diner and my ribs were excellent. Friendly staff and very convenient to I-75 hotels.

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Lexington, Kentucky
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The service is the best, food is great, try the prime rib with steak seasoning. Prices are very reasonable. The Manager and Employees take pride in the service that is given. One of the best restaurants in Hamburg.

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Ashland, Kentucky
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This is a burger/BBQ joint close to I-75/I-64 and US 60, and the location (just off Sir Barton Way) is about the best part of the restaurant from my point of view. We stopped in on a road trip. Although the the service was prompt and friendly, the menu offers what you would expect from a chain restaurant that specializes... More

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