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Joe Bologna's Restaurant and Pizzeria

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120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
(859) 252-4933
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11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 133
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  • 119
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Dinner

I always knew that Joe Bologna's had good pizza so I tried one of the subs. It was so fresh and tasty. HINT; ask your server to replace the fries with a cup of homemade soup. You won't be disappointed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
mrlco
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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106 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I always knew that Joe Bologna's had good pizza so I tried one of the subs. It was so fresh and tasty. HINT; ask your server to replace the fries with a cup of homemade soup. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank mrlco
Elizabethton, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Order the breadstick which was really good. ...the pizza the square one I loved husband not so much the crust was real think which I liked but he didn't

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Thank Caraz1993
Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were meeting some family in Lexington for the afternoon and looking for a good local spot to try for lunch. This place was perfect - sandwiches and pizza were excellent and very reasonably priced. The service was great and the setting in an old church building added to the experience. Perfect spot for a Saturday lunch.

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Thank kwalker822
Somerset, Kentucky, United States
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can I say? Authentic pizza...New York style and the flavor is out of this world. I cannot explain how pleased I was to find this place. The quality is incredible as well. And this isn't a "small" pizza. Most chain pizza places will give you a Large pizza and its a joke. Not Joe's....you order a large and you... More 

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Thank Jr_Smith001ky
Morehead City, North Carolina
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

An old favorite, from our days living near Lexington. Pizza and fried items are great, and the atmosphere is terrific. A Lexington institution, and for good reason.

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Thank runner1201
Lexington, Kentucky
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This is the place where the locals go to get great food! Known for fantastic pizza and Breadsticks, Joe B's is in an old, lovely synagogue, located close to the heart of downtown Lexington and just a few blocks south of Rupp Arena. Their "breadsticks" can more accurately be described as bread logs or loaves--they are HUGE! Don't make the... More 

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Willow Spring, North Carolina
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We heard how wonderful the pizza was, so we had to try it. Honestly, it was no big deal. Papa Johns is just as good. I didn't find it to be anything special. Great atmosphere, but at the end of the day, you have to have great pizza. I heard the pizza place down the street was better. It was... More 

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Thank JRD222
Fort Worth, Texas
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182 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Should have figured we'd be in for sub par service when we stood at the hostess stand for 5 minutes without being acknowledged.....though there two folks standing very close. No eye contact, no nothing. We finally got seated and the waitress took our order efficiently enough. She disappeared for the duration of our meal and we sat there for what... More 

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Thank Lydia S
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I ate here over the summer and it was awesome! Yes, the wait was a little long, but the chicken parm was wonderful and completely made up for it. Our server was friendly and prompt. I have no complaints about my service here!!!

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Thank Loralei H
Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Have eaten there many times. Great pizza many ways. Pastas are very good for a casual place. Breadsticks are famous with garlic butter dipping sauce !

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: (859) 252-4933

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?