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Rafferty's Restaurant & Bar

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1865 Alysheba Way, Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 264-8900
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and friendly service

Stopped in for dinner on a Monday night while traveling on a family vacation. Had a group of 9 with people from age 3 to 70. Got us in fast and had a very friendly waitress. Food was very good and restaurant was perfect setting for our group to unwind after a day on the road. I'll be sure to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Erik J
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Midland
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English first
Shepherdsville, Kentucky
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We drove about 2 hours from Louisville to meet mother in law for lunch (she lives in Corbin, so it was half way). First it took about 10 minutes for my Mom in law to get her tea. We each got burgers, which were decent. I got fries, tasted like they had been sitting around for a while. My husband... More 

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Midland
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Stopped in for dinner on a Monday night while traveling on a family vacation. Had a group of 9 with people from age 3 to 70. Got us in fast and had a very friendly waitress. Food was very good and restaurant was perfect setting for our group to unwind after a day on the road. I'll be sure to... More 

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Clio, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Unfamiliar with the area, we decided to stop because there was a lot of cars in the parking lot. We were seated quickly and the waiter was prompt, our food was delicious. The only disappointment was we wanted to try a mint julep which the waiter told us they didn't have the ingredients for at this time of the year... More 

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Budds Creek
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We went for appetizers and drinks, but ended up getting a filet because it looked so tempting. We got the hamburger/vegetable soup, YUM, then onion rings, YUM and also deep fried mushrooms, YUM! That pretty much sums it up. We got the filet with the bleu cheese dressing on top. It had a very, very good flavor. A few bites... More 

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Newport, Tennessee
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

From the moment I was seated, I felt like service was high on the priority list, however, every time I was served an item, menus,water, salad, meal. I had no fewer than 6 servers. Meal, I had a different person. I had a phone call during my salad, so I didn't ready it quickly. About 5 bites into it, my... More 

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The service was exceptional, especially our server who was kind, attentive and eager to please the customer. The food was fresh, temperature appropriate (hot foods came hot, cold were chilled, fresh and crisp). I would recommend this experience to any and all of my friends.

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Somerset, Kentucky
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129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Ver nicely presented entrees and the desserts are made to share. Very clean inning room and restrooms, friendly staff that work s hard for their money and good tasting food.

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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We counted 14 TVs, all playing the NBA draft. Food was average; with undercooked asparagus (is there any restaurant that can properly prepare asparagus?), and chewy ribs special. The barbecue chicken was good, but not great. We would not recommend, although the parking lot was full when we arrived. Somebody must like it!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This restaurant is one of our favorites in town. The food is all made in house (like really made in house) and it is half the price they could charge. The onion rings and croissants are killer and the desserts are fabulous as well. They cook a steak like a steak house and service has always been pretty great too.... More 

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Kettering, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We always try to get to Rafferty's whenever we get to Lexington. Depending on when you go, the wait time for a table can be long. We usually go late and have no issues, but even if you do wait - it will be well worth it. I guarantee this will be one of the best steaks you will ever... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1865 Alysheba Way, Lexington, KY 40509
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: (859) 264-8900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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