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Clay's Downtown Restaurant

730 Main St, Paris, KY 40361-1819
859-987-6000
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Ranked #3 of 27 restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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English first
Ohio
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I had the salmon at Clay's it was excellent. The restaurant was busy but we didn't have to wait long for a seat.

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ontario
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My husband and i were just passing through Paris today on our way to see a horse for sale. What a pleasant surprise! Our waiter Josh was great. We both had a cocktail on the patio right across the street from the "World's Tallest 3 Story Building" and a couple well done Thoroughbred burgers. The burgers were just the right... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stopped here due to the good Trip Advisor reviewd after a long motorcycle ride. We were not disappointed. Great foid, service and prices. Hubby had tge hamburger which he said was wonderful and I had the chicken salad. Lunch was twenty bucks. We sat outside and enjoyed the fabulous weather. Located in a cute downtown area....wish we had time... More

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Frankfort Ky
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I stopped in for a late lunch on a beautiful spring day. We had been out for a ride in the beautiful countryside. We were greeted by a most pleasant lady who seated us and took our drink orders right away. She was friendly in an honest way, and not because it was part of her job... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My college friend (from CA) and I (from FL) met in Lexington and were touring the countryside where all the horse farms are. We ended up on the road to Paris so just went with it. Neither of us had been there in 40 years. We were hungry, so stopped at Clay's when we saw the outdoor seating. It was... More

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Frankfort, KY
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My wife and I stopped at Clay's Downtown Restaurant on a recent trip to Paris. It is conveniently located downtown. The establishment is clean and the atmosphere is nice. But the service is extremely slow. My wife ordered a hamburger and I had a veggie burger, and we both had sweet potato fries. Although there were only a few customers,... More

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Paris, Kentucky
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We only had the burgers this time, but they were huge and delicious! We've eaten many other things here over the years and have never been disappointed. When you go, whatever you have for an entree, you must have their bread pudding for desert. YUM! :)

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NJ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great place for dinner. Very friendly atmosphere. There was live entertainment on the Wednesday night we were there. Not a place for a quick dinner, more of the slow southern style. Staff was friendly and the place seemed to be full of people who knew each other. A neighborhood type place. Casual.

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Paris
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Clay's is one of our favorite restaurants in Paris, but it does leave us disappointed sometimes. The food is always good, but the service is hit and miss and sometimes the kitchen seems to take forever preparing your meal. When everything is going Well, there is no better place to eat. Staff is always friendly, just sometimes it can take... More

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Colorado
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90 reviews 90 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This place was ok, but I expected more. My sister and I were here for lunch. She ordered the crab cake sandwich, and I had onion soup. We had the beer cheese appetizer. Nothing was really good or special about it, and the crab cakes were not good at all. Maybe it was a bad day or something as most... More

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