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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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, Bar Atmosphere

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
Nancy K
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Mount Sterling, Kentucky
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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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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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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6 reviews
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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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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My wife and I drove up to Paris today for lunch since it was a beautiful day and picked Clay's because of the great reviews. We loved the lunch - my wife had the chicken salad platter and I had the prime rib sandwich. Both were wonderful and the service was wonderful - we highly recommend Clay's!

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Cynthiana, Kentucky
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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
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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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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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