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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 40
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyable Lunch but don't order a steak

The service was excellent on a very busy day due to a UK Basketball game on the many TVs. My wife had the chicken salad with melon and it was very good, I had a steak and it was cooked correctly, but it was a poor cut of beef. Now I was expecting Malone's quality, but it should have been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Gregg B
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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142 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was excellent on a very busy day due to a UK Basketball game on the many TVs. My wife had the chicken salad with melon and it was very good, I had a steak and it was cooked correctly, but it was a poor cut of beef. Now I was expecting Malone's quality, but it should have been... More 

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Thank Gregg B
Brunswick, Md.
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324 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a great selection on the menu. We enjoyed our food very much. My husband had the chicken teriyaki and I had the homemade potato soup and side salad. There was ample food for each of our portions. The waiter was great

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Thank Vicki A
Lexington, Kentucky
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This was my first time ever at a Rafferty's. I didn't drink my margarita as it was way to sweet and just not good. But then the food came. The salad with their homemade dressings was one of the best ever. And it was only a house salad. The pork chop was crunch on the outside and juicy inside, cooked... More 

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Thank shandaoakley
Richmond, Kentucky, United States
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137 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We've been going to Rafferty's for many years and have always enjoyed the experience. But our most recent trip last week with 5 family members was less than memorable. The service was the most disappointing aspect of the visit. We had water spilled on one of our members and all over the table but the waiter didn't clean it up... More 

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Thank Charles C
Richmond Hill, Canada
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96 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We ate here a few years ago on our way to Florida and remembered how much we liked it so decided to return on our way home from a California road trip. Still excellent - very good service even though it was crowded. Steaks cooked to perfection. Highly recommend if you are in Lexington.

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Thank 1LIZT1
Somerset, Kentucky, United States
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The restaurant is very nice. I loved the design and the feel of the place but that's about all I cared for. The service was not so great, even though each person attending us kept telling us they were a "team", it seemed the "team" wasn't on their A Game. They kept forgetting things we asked for; they weren't the... More 

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Thank Jr_Smith001ky
Youngstown, Ohio
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

the main reason for this review is to credit Debbie, our server. We were there on Sunday, Nov. 29 for dinner. After a harrowing day of travel with back ups and accidents on Rt. 75, she made our dinner experience wonderful. This girl is a gem for any restaurant. We watched her deal with other customers who were also eating... More 

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Thank Mary C
Glenview, Illinois
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122 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We were actually looking for a different restaurant, but couldn't find it - obviously we were from out-of-town. Rafferty's looked inviting and judging by the number of cars in the parking lot, it must be good. Glad we stopped. Although service was a little erratic, the atmosphere was pleasant (if a little on the loud side) and our server was... More 

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Thank pvrlover
McDonough, Georgia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

If you have ever been in a Rafferty's then you know what to expect. The food is typical American fare. Good burgers, good potions and good service. It is a sports bar so enjoy a game and a meal but don't go for an intimate date.

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Thank Robert N
Paris, Kentucky, United States
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

I highly recommend This bartender - if you make the specific request as to how you want your drink made, he gets it right! Hail to the chief!

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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, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?