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“Casual Pub Fare” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ramsey's Diner

Ramsey's Diner
151 W Zandale, Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 259-2708
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Ranked #18 of 768 Restaurants in Lexington
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
New Jersey
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“Casual Pub Fare”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2008

We ate here one night during a visit to Lexington in 2006. Based on reviews, I thought it would be a good place to sample local traditional dishes. The food was hearty, simple, casual pub/bistro fare; not sophisticated by any means, but tasty and well prepared. It's the type of place that considers mac 'n cheese to be a vegetable. I had the Hot Brown sandwich, which was an enormous platter of turkey and ham swimming in cream sauce and topped with melted cheese and bacon. I have since learned that it wasn't the "historic" recipe, but a plainer version--which didn't stop me from devouring it. My friend had a burger and reported it was fine. For dessert, the pies, which come from Missy's, are scrumptious... IF you have room. The evening made a nice contrast to the fancier restaurants where we went the other nights.

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“Excellent home cooking. I love the chicken livers (yes, really) with gravy. And the pies, the pies! The zucchini...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2008

Excellent home cooking. I love the chicken livers (yes, really) with gravy. And the pies, the pies! The zucchini burger is good too.

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“Lexington institution. Good food and frenetic atmosphere.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2008

Lexington institution. Good food and frenetic atmosphere.

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“A good local chain, Ramsey's has meat-and-three options and lots of hearty sandwiches and soups, as well as being a pub...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2008

A good local chain, Ramsey's has meat-and-three options and lots of hearty sandwiches and soups, as well as being a pub with lots of beers and happy hour double drinks. Make sure to claim your dollar beer when the fire truck goes by!

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“Ramsey's is a Lexington...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2008

Ramsey's is a Lexington staple. Super laid back family restaurant with some great food - huge breakfast and wonderful seasonal chicken salad plate. Everyone wears ties.

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