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“Great food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Willie's Locally Known

Willie's Locally Known
805 North Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508
+1 859-281-1116
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Ranked #57 of 772 Restaurants in Lexington
Price range: $0 - $29
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Do yourself a favor and order the fried pickles and fried green tomatoes to start with. Everything on the menu is delicious. Great place with a high cover charge to listen to local music. The back patio is covered and really awesome except we sat outside and waited for a server for 15 minutes. Eventually we moved inside so that we could order food.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Lexington, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Brisket hole in the wall joint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Been a few times and had to have the brisket again. Very tasty and smells outside are as good as the taste of the brisket inside. Lunchtime is better than dinner time as the bands start to play later in the evening and it can get crowded. Still like the brisket best.

Visited August 2014
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Cumberland, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“3rd best bar wings ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My friend and I stopped in for lunch. The food was excellent. I had a burger and he had the pulled pork. It was top notch. We came back 2 nights later for dinner and beers. It was even better. There was a benefit going on and my friend had goat stew and I had the wings. 3rd best wings I have ever had and the best outside a wing joint. There was the right blend of heat, sweet and vinegar bite.Plus, they have Sweetwater 420 on tap.. Best beer with wings. Great ambience, if you like a great bar scene with live music. Watrons were great, timely and courteous. This is a great dive bar with hardcore cooking chops.

  • 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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Blacksburg, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Hole in the wall. ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

What a great find. We were not to sure what we were in for as we drove up to the restaurant. We sat in the parking lot for a moment and decided what the heck lets go in. The restaurant is a music venue bar. We ate here on a Wednesday night. It was not crowded at all. They have outdoor seating. We sat outside. Our waitress was extremely friendly. Our meal was delicious. We had the ribs and the fried catfish. Very good french fries. I had a side of the best tasting collard greens, I have ever had in a restaurant. Ribs were fall off the bone. The local beer on tap was good. There was a nice pingpong table so we even played a game of pingpong. Great food and a good experience.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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182 reviews 182 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“A unique place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is primarily a venue for music at night, and the lunch I had was only OK. Menu leans toward barbecue and other items of that type, but there are salads and sandwiches available. Good selection of draft beers.

Decor is underwhelming to say the least, starting with the exterior. Most of the parking is around back.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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