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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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  • 34
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderfully refreshing

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Jessie O
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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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Budds Creek
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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22 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
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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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Rafferty's has great salads and soups, unique to most other restaurants that you will eat at. Their food is a bit above average other than the soups and salads, however it would definitely be classified as "bar food" for the most part. There is usually a line to get in here during lunch and dinner times and while I would... More 

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Greenup, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We stopped at Rafferty's Restaurant and Bar on the way home from vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We decided to try something different, instead of one of our old favorites. We were surprised that the prices were so high, and this was what should have been a lunch menu. We finally chose a meal for two, and... More 

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Blakely, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great family dining, friendly fast service! Clean Bathrooms-always a plus! :-) The cheese fries were my family's favorite.

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Additional Information about Rafferty's Restaurant & Bar

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

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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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