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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: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 11
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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
a place for foodies on a budget

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Ruth L
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Lexington, Kentucky
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English first
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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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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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Rafferty's filet, named the Jackson Hole, is the best steak in town. Great service, food and drink in a casual environment. They have a nice patio for outdoor seating and lots of TVs inside and out to watch your favorite sports. I like sitting at the bar where the service and conversation is always excellent.

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We visited Rafferty's for the first time yesterday on the recommendation of a friend and we were so glad we did. We were seated promptly. My husband ordered the bluegrass special and I decided on the chicken salad with croissants and potato soup. We alao ordered honey butter croissants. Everything was delicious and affordable. Our only complaint was that our... More 

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Parkville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The server was outstanding and had great recommendations. I had salmon and my husband had the filet. Both were excellent choices and cooked to perfection.

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Hahira Ga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The service was great the food was hot. The restaurant was very clean. I would eat that again. My husband and I shared a rack a ribs. They were falling off the bone tender. I also had fries they were hot and tasty. My husband had a bake potato it was also hot.

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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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