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Clay's Downtown Restaurant

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730 Main St, Paris, KY 40361-1819
859-987-6000
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The food was pretty good,Service was excellent

My wife, granddaughter and I went to Paris to eat at Clay's Downtown without a reservation and because we arrived at around 5:30 we were seated immediately. We were close to the front door which gave us a cold breeze now and then which was a little uncomfortable. My wife and I ordered steaks mine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Michael A
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Cynthiana, Kentucky
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Cynthiana, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My wife, granddaughter and I went to Paris to eat at Clay's Downtown without a reservation and because we arrived at around 5:30 we were seated immediately. We were close to the front door which gave us a cold breeze now and then which was a little uncomfortable. My wife and I ordered steaks mine a rib eye which was... More 

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Paris, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Always ask Frank Clay what the special of the day is. We had fresh tile fish on a bed of vegetables & polenta and it was absolutely delicious: interesting, attractively plated & a wonderful combination of flavors. Good wine, too!

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Paris, KY
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Top quality meats, friendly staff, owners are always there, and nicely restored building. Frank and Elizabeth, the owners are very nice.

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Colorado
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119 reviews 119 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My sister and I were in Paris and stopped here again for a mid-afternoon meal. I cannot say the place was great, but service was ok. I ordered the friend shrimp and it was surprisingly good. Probably the largest shrimp I had have in a long time and very fresh. My sister had the crab cakes again and they were... More 

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Paris, Ky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Not a good place. The decor is nice, the service is good, food quality is poor. Wouldn't go there again.

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Mount Sterling, Kentucky
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have eaten at this establishment almost a dozen times. The food quality is going down hill fast and so is the service. I'm sorry, we have given it several tries on different nights and times but nope, not going back. And the home made dressing is actually Marzetti's!

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Key West, Florida
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91 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Stopped in for lunch...nothing special. I had a Mushroom En croute which was mushrooms topped with 5 cheeses.( I expected mushrooms in a pastry so I guess my definition was different than the chef's). The cheeses were good but the mushrooms were either canned or jarred. I also had the wedge salad and that was ok but just ok. The... More 

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Lake City, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The staff was friendly and our meals were very good. We also liked all the horse pictures on the walls.

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

excellent dinner. My 16 yr old and I had our first dinner in KY at Clay's the service was excellent and the food was great. would come back for the steak tomorrow...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We travelled from the UK to embark on an epic roadtrip in the States, halfway through we had the pleasure of staying at The Barr House B&B in Paris KY and ate at Clay's during a stay, the food and service was exceptional, the restaurant had a great atmosphere, was buzzing and very welcoming, Frank who along with his wife... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 730 Main St, Paris, KY 40361-1819
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Paris
  • Phone Number: 859-987-6000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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