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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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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, good service

We ate dinner here during a trip to Paris. The menu was average size with a nice array of choices. The chef at this restaurant is a vegetarian, so they had many great veggie choices for any vegetarians along side the traditional meals. Our server was friendly and attentive and the food is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Patrick M
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We ate dinner here during a trip to Paris. The menu was average size with a nice array of choices. The chef at this restaurant is a vegetarian, so they had many great veggie choices for any vegetarians along side the traditional meals. Our server was friendly and attentive and the food is reasonably priced. Good place for a casual... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A restaurant that's trying hard to convince you it's upscale....but it's not. We came out $80 poorer and not happier. For that amount, I'd go elsewhere.

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Westerville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

As I walked in to get a table for my husband and myself, Frank Clay walked up to us, introduced himself and shook our hands! Have never been greeted in that personable a manner at aa restaurant. The food was fantastic! I had crab crusted sirloin which was cooked perfectly. And my husband had the salmon special with shrimp on... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The décor is lovely. The hostess seated us immediately. Our waitress quickly took our drink orders. My wine was delicious. I ordered fresh Oha fish on a bed of mashed cauliflower, topped with raspberries, and hold the onions, and also a side of sweet potato fries. It tasted absolutely amazing. The atmosphere is wonderful. The owner personally checked to make... More 

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Mount Sterling, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We come here at least once a year. While the food is consistently good, the furniture is in great need of updating. The booth that we sat in had seats that were peeling off. The particles go over our backs and seat.

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Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We, a party of 11, arrived at 1:00 for lunch. When Frank discovered that one of our party was in a wheel chair, he quickly reset the tables for more convenience. The menu selections suited everyone's tastes and service, by Frank, was friendly,efficient and polite. Our food was served in a timely manner -- don't expect fast food, because all... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Service was EXTREMELY slow. Made the whole meal miserable. Restaurant tried to be fancy - however, they failed. Bathrooms also felt unclean.

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New Haven, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The service was a little slow, but it was a great local place to see. Food was average, and the atmosphere had great horse memorabilia.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

My husband, friend and I ate at Clay's in Paris, KY while on vacation from out of state. When we arrived the hostess told us it would be about a 5 min wait so we could wait or grab a drink at the bar. All three of us went to get a beer from the bar. The bartender asked us... More 

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Paris, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

As a longtime customer of this restaurant, I was shocked by the service we received here last night. Despite two watered-down iced teas, our food was delicious. Our problem was not with the food which is consistently good but with the service. We should have known something was wrong when it took almost 20 minutes to even order. Then once... More 

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

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  • 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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