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“Windy Corner Delivers Again!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Windy Corner Market

Windy Corner Market
4595 Bryan Station Road, Lexington, KY 40516
+1 859-294-9338
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Ranked #18 of 725 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $18
Cuisines: Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Vegetarian, Delicatessen
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Description: Amid northern Lexington's legendary horse farms sits Windy Corner Market, a destination for delicious homemade Po-Boy sandwiches, plate breakfasts and dinners, bakery treats and sundries. We are Kentucky Proud, and use local meats and produce in our food!
Lexington, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Windy Corner Delivers Again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Windy Corner represents one of the things I love about Lexington. You take a beautiful drive 10 minutes out of the city to a restaurant with an unremarkable look, you go in and get a great meal, and you observe (and overhear) fellow diners who come from all different walks of life. Our latest trip to Windy Corner was on a Tuesday, so I was able to get shrimp and grits - the Tuesday night special. I really like shrimp and grits. These were the best shrimp and grits I have ever eaten. My wife enjoyed a delicious pulled pork sandwich. Did I mention the shrimp and grits? We have gone to Windy Corner before on Friday for great live music on the porch, but I think the shrimp and grits may beat out the live music for me.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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247 reviews 247 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
“Our Favorite!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is our go to place in Lexington. We always find great food here every time. Nightly specilas are great, particularly Wednesday shrimp etouffee, Friday fish special (amber jack for this week) and Saturday ribs. This week's soup of the day, zucchini and tomato soup, is fantastic. Salad greens are of best quality, love the salmon (steamed) salad. Also like the Kentucky Boy po-boy (pulled pork, melted beer cheese and fried pickes with bourbon BBQ sauce. Do not forget the chcolate bourbon pecan pie. There is something for everyone. Long lines during weekend nights and service could be slow.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Adamsville, tn
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Great breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My family and I stopped in on a Sunday morning for breakfast. The place is a cross between hometown diner and general store. It sets in the middle of horse farms, beautiful scenery. It was busy on this morning so it took a little bit to get our food. We all had something different and everything was great. Make this drive out of Lexington if ever in the area, it's worth the drive.

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Southfield, Michigan
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
“Sit on the back porch and listen to the horses!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

OK, so we are from metro-Detroit, Michigan. Horses around there are pretty rare, except for the occasional parade horse, or mounted patrol horse for crowd control at big events. It was joy to listen to the occasional whinny of a horse or two from the adjacent horse farms as we ate our meal meal.
We loved the fresh herb and vegetable garden boxes out back and the food inside was good too. I tried the sausage breakfast burrito and though it was small by comparison to the meals my companions received, it was filling and tasty. Their selections were beautifully plated. Lots of love and care go into food preparation here.
Everyone was friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was relaxed. Restroom was clean and fresh. We LOVED the eclectic background morning music too!
We enjoyed our meal so much that we returned for lunch a few days later with another guest to introduce to the Windy Corner.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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St. Louis
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“First and last stop of the day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great spot in the middle of the bluegrass pastures. Horses across the street. If you sit outside you feel like you're at your own horse ranch enjoying a break from tending your own horses. Food is good and atmosphere is super. The real Kentucky experience with the locals. We seriously started and ended our days here getting one of their amazing scones and milk for an evening snack and then coming back first thing in the morning for an egg sandwich with Kentucky ham. Also purchased locally-made candy and snacks to bring back as gifts and souvenirs.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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