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Rafferty's Restaurant & Bar

1865 Alysheba Way, Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 264-8900
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Ranked #180 of 756 restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Aug 18, 2014
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53 reviews from our community

71% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I usually stop here for a good meal as we travel I75 through Kentucky. We just recently had dinner here and it is such an easy on and off the interstate. There are also lots of stores if you need to stretch your legs a bit. Prime rib was good per my husband and the salads are... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Typical food on the same par as Friday's or Chilis. We didn't have to wait to be seated, but knowing what I know now, I'd never wait in a line for this place. The waiter was very nice and service was good. I enjoyed my meal, but my friend didn't like hers at all. The macaroni and cheese wasn't Kraft... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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