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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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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 100
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Joe B's is a tradition

Anytime we want to celebrate a special occasion as a family (or if we happen to be downtown and want something to eat), we like to go to Joe B's. The atmosphere is fun, family-friendly--several TV's around to keep up with sports. The servers are knowledgeable, very courteous, and patient with us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
GBC_Lexington KY
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Anytime we want to celebrate a special occasion as a family (or if we happen to be downtown and want something to eat), we like to go to Joe B's. The atmosphere is fun, family-friendly--several TV's around to keep up with sports. The servers are knowledgeable, very courteous, and patient with us when we ask a lot of questions. The... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place was highly recommended by some locals. When we arrived we were not really impressed with how this old church has been converted. However, the staff was great and the food was fantastic! Great prices and great food. Contrary to anyone else's opinion, you can never have too many breadsticks!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I ate here recently. I used to be a customer wayyy back when they were located in their old building by the hospital. My husband had never been there. We had pizza, and it didn't seem as good as I remembered, but then nothing ever is. I ate all my pizza, and I loved it. I would... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent salad, had the vegey lasagna..the best. Traveling here in Lexington and found this place, will come back, great specials on Wednesday night.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The restaurant is located in a old church building with a great atmosphere close to the UK campus. A breadstick is a must if you visit.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have watched him grow and the food always great -even when I lived out of state it was a must eat when in town!

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Vegetable lasagna was wonderful!!! I've never had a bad meal at Joe B's. All the pasta and pizza are excellent, at one point in time I have had everything on the menu. I've been coming to JoeB's since 1975. If there is a line at the door, it is well worth the wait. The fried banana peppers are the best... More 

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Cincinnati
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91 reviews 91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Had not been back for several years and was surprised how fantastic the Sicilian pepperoni still was! So much better than the same boring pizza you can get anywhere. Nothing else like the Sicilian here. I've loved Joe Bs since I first had it as a kid and has not changed in 30+ years. Toughest decision - I remember lasagna... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Stopped in here for a bite before watching UK basketball... Great food and close to Rupp Arena! We ended up sitting at the bar (which is small, but we weren't drinking or hanging out so it didn't matter to us). Our server, Marcella, was friendly and excellent! Food came out quickly and was delicious. Two of us are for around... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I've heard about this place for 25 years. I never thought it would live up to the rave reviews after such a long time. Usually places go down hill after a few month or year. This place is as good as it was in the beginning. The Bread Stick is not to be missed. The sandwiches divine. The pizza the... More 

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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: Families with children, Large groups, 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?