• Lexington has many chain and non-chain restaurants that can provide a wide variety of dining options for any visitor.  From Japanese (a Lexington specialty due to the proximity of the Toyota plant!) and Vietnamese (one of Lexington's most recent additions), to southern cooking and barbeque, there are restaurants for every taste.

While oftentimes the chain restaurants are the ones that are packed on a Friday night, take the time when you're in Lexington to visit a local establishment.  Many are listed below, and they're well worth the adventure.  After all, you can eat at the Chain restaurants no matter where you are!  

The following is an attempt to create an exhaustive list of Lexington Restaurants. This will be a work in progress.  

American Chains

Panera Bread

Atlanta Bread Company

Cosi ( www.getcosi.com )

Cozy Burger

Applebees 

BW3 (Buffalo Wild Wings)

Cheddars

Chili's

Corky's Barbeque

Hooters 

TGIFriday's

Logan's Roadhouse

Longhorn Steakhouse

The Chop House

Mancino's Pizza and Grinders - 1590 Leestown Road (859-253-2299)

Max and Erma's

The Melting Pot ( http://www.themeltingpot.com/ )

O'Charley's

Rafferty's ( www.raffertys.com)

Ruby Tuesday's

Ted's Montana Grill

Texas Roadhouse

Zaxby's

British

The Horse and Barrel

The Pub ( )

Local American / Casual / Regional Cuisine

Alfalfa ( www.alfalfarestaurant.com)

Al's Bar - 601 N Limestone 

Annette's on Vine (not open for dinner)

AP Suggins Bar and Grill - 345 Romany Rd

AP Roots

Belle's Bakery - 313 S Ashland

Buddy's ( www.buddysbarandgrill.com)

Charlie Brown's

Ramsey's ( http://ramseysdiners.com/ )

Caro's (not open for dinner) ( http://www.carosonupper.com/ )

Cheapside Bar and Grill ( www.cheapsidebarandgrill.com)

Coffee Break Cafe

Columbia's ( http://columbiassteakhouse.com/ )

Country Cooking by George

Courtyard Deli (not open for dinner)

Blue Line

Detroit Famous Coney Island

Eats

Friends and Company - 841 Lane Allen

The Garden Cafe at Flag Fork Herb Farm 

George's Deli (not open for dinner) - 161 N Limestone

Giacomo's Deli ( http://www.giacomosdeli.com/ )

Good Foods Coop Cafe ( http://goodfoods.coop/marketandcafe/c... )

Good Foods Chapter 2 (not open for dinner) ( http://goodfoods.coop/chapter2 )

Hanna's on Lime (not open for dinner) - 214 S Limestone

Hattie's - 1401 N Forbes

Indi's Fast Food - 670 N. Broadway

Jack and Maddy's Pub & Patio ( http://www.jackandmaddys.com/ )

Mac's on Broadway ( http://www.macsonbroadway.net/ )

Magee's Bakery ( http://www.mageesbakery.com )

Meadowthorpe Cafe

Mia's - 127 N Limestone (new location as of June 2008)

Rumors ( http://www.rumorsrestaurants.com

Saul Good Pub ( http://www.saulgoodpub.com/index2.html )

Sawyers - Main Street in Triangle Center (close to Main and Broadway intersection)

Shooters Sports Bar and Grill - 286 Southland Drive (859-275-1122)

Stella's ( http://www.stellaskentuckydeli.com )

Sunrise Deli - 119 West Main Street

Tolly Ho ( www.tolly-ho.com)

Wallace's Station

Wines on Vine ( www.winesonvine.net )

Winchell's ( http://winchellsrestaurant.com/ )

The Cafe at Joseph Beth

Zuni - 890 E High St.

Finer American / Regional Cuisine  

A la Lucie ( http://www.alalucie.net/ )

Azur ( www.azurrestaurant.com)

Bistro 147

Cafe on the Park ( www.cafeonthepark.com)

Desha's ( www.deshas.com)

Dudley's ( www.dudleysrestaurant.com)

Jean Farris Winery and Bistro ( http://www.jeanfarris.com/ )

Jonathan's ( www.jagp.info)

Kilbern's - 1401 Harrodsburg Rd (inside the Crowne Plaza Campbell House)

Malones ( www.malonesrestaurant.com)

Mansion Restaurant at Griffin Gate ( www.mansionrestaurant.com)

Merrick Inn 

Murray's 

Rossi's 

Sal's ( www.salsrestaurant.com)

 

Barbeque / Ribs

Applecreek ( www.applecreek.net)

Billy's Bar-B-Q ( www.billysbarbq.com)

Corky's 

Tony Roma's ( www.tonyromas.com)

Cajun

Bourbon n Toulouse  ( www.bntlex.com )

Furlongs ( http://www.furlongs.com/ )

Gumbo Ya Ya ( http://www.gumboyayaky.com/ )

Joe's OK Bayou ( http://www.joesokbayou.com/ )

Carribean Inspired

Atomic Cafe (corner of 3rd and Limestone)

Chinese

Asian Wind - 3735 Palomar Centre Dr.

Cheng's Chinese Restaurant - 3101 Clays Mill Rd.

China Hut - 820 Lane Allen Rd (859-275-5888)

Foliage Restaurant - 3650 Boston Rd.

Golden Dragon - 537 Waller Ave. 

Golden Wok - 3101 Richmond Rd

Great Wall Chinese Restaurant - 393 Waller Ave. 

Hunan (859-278-3811)

Jin Jin - 1060 Chinoe Rd 

Mandarin - 2220 Nicholasville Rd 

Panda Cuisine www.pandaky.com

Mr. Kan's (civic center food court)

Peking Bistro - 3181 Beaumont Centre Circle

PF Chang's

Wahmei - 4750 Hartland Parkway suite 110 (859-245-2888)

Cuban

Old San Juan - 247 Surfside Dr.

Eastern European Inspired

Natasha's Cafe ( www.beetnik.com)

Ethiopian

Royal Fasica (859-335-6826) 1226 Versailles Road

French

Le Deauville ( http://www.ledeauvilleresto.com/ )

German

Marrikas ( http://www.marikkas.com/ )

Indian

Bombay Brazier - 102 W. High St

Curry House - ( http://www.curryhouse.wp.net/ )2220 Nicholasville Rd., Suite 160 Lexington, KY 40503 / 859-277-0711

India Garden ( http://www.indiagardenonline.com )

Masala ( http://eatatmasala.com/ )

Punjab - 341 S. Limestone St. Lexington, KY 40508

Tandoor 

The Banana Leaf ( http://www.bananaleaflex.com/ )

Irish Inspired

Lynagh's Irish Pub and Grille - 384 Woodland Ave. (859-255-1292)

Mulligan's Gardenside Cafe

O'Neills Irish Pub ( http://www.oneillsonline.com )

Shamrock Bar & Grille ( http://www.shamrocksbarandgrille.com/ )

Italian

Bellini's ( www.bellinis.us)

Bella Note ( http://www.bellalexington.com/ ) (859-245-1789) 3715 Nicholasville Rd / HOURS: Sun-TH 11am-10pm FR-SAT 11am-11pm

Carrabba's

Enza's - 1301 Winchester Rd.

Fazoli's (fast food)

Guiseppe's ( www.giuseppeslexington.com)

Joe Bologna's ( http://www.joebolognas.com/ )

Johnny Carino's

Metropol ( http://www.metropolfinedining.com/ )

Olive Garden

Paisano's ( www.paisanositalian.com)

Portofino ( www.portofinolexington.com)

Japanese

Hananoki (859-264-0676) 3284 Engleview Lane / HOURS: lunch M-F11:30-2 - dinner  FR-SAT 4:30-10:30, Sun-TH 4:30-9:30 

Kobe Stone (859-219-2166) 3070 Lakecrest Circle

Miyako ( www.miyakolexington.com)

Nagasaki ( www.nagasakiinn.com)

Seki (859-254-5289) 1093 S. Broadway

Tachibana (859-254-1911) 785 Newtown Court / HOURS: M-F lunch 11:30am-1:30pm - dinner M-Sat 5:30-10 - closed Sun.

Tokyo Sushi (859-266-3173) 115 N Locust Hill Dr. #105 / HOURS: M-Sat 11am-10pm

Tomo (859-269-9291) 848 E. High St.

Yamamoto (859-272-6668) 130 W Tiverton Way M-F lunch 11am-2pm - dinner M-TH 5-10, F5-11, Sat 5-10:30, Sun 12:30-9

Korean

Arirang Garden (859-269-8273) 109 Mt. Tabor Rd.

Han Woo Ri ( http://www.as4.com/hanwoori.html )

Koreana - 2350 Woodhill Dr.

Mediterranean

Instanbul Palace - 393 Waller Ave. 

Mr. Kabab ( http://www.mrkabab.net/ )

Oasis ( http://oasisrestaurant.net)

Sahara - 3061 Fieldstone Way (http://www.sahara-lex.com)

 

Mexican

Abuelos ( www.abuelos.com)

Chipotle ( www.chipotle.com)

Cielito Lindo - 473 E Main

Clamatos (859-260-8925) 2304 Versailles Rd,

Durango's

El Chico ( www.elchico.com)

El 7 Leguas

El Toro

Los Alazanes

Mariana's Tienda (859-266-7813) 2350 Woodhill Dr.

Mi Mexico

Mi Pequena Hacienda (859-245-4679) 3501 Landsdowne Dr. ( www.mipequenahacienda.net ) Best in Authentic Mexican Cuisine!!

Moe's Southwest Grill ( www.moes.com)

Jalapeno's

Qdoba ( www.qdoba.com)

Rincon (859-268-8160) 818 Euclid Ave.

Tonio's

Pizza

Brooklyn Pizza - 3090 Helmsdale Place 

CiCi's

LA Gourmet Pizza ( www.lagourmetpizza.com)

GoodFellas Pizzeria ( http://www.goodfellaspizzeria.com/ )

Mad Mushroom 

Pazzo's Pizza Pub ( http://pazzospizzapub.com)

Puccini's Smiling Teeth ( www.puccinissmilingteeth.com)

Mellow Mushroom Pizza ( www.mellowmushroom.com)

Slice of Chicago

Smashing Tomato ( www.smashingtomato.com )

Seafood

Regatta ( www.regattaseafood.com)

Lexington Seafood Company  (859) 335-4208 - 867 E High St

Bonefish Grill

Red Lobster

The Ketch ( http://www.ketchseafoodgrill.com/ )

Thai

Bangkok House - 275 E Euclid 

Mai Thai

Planet Thai

Siam Thai

Taste of Thai

Thai Orchid Cafe ( www.thaiorchidcafe.net)

Vietnamese

Fusion - 919 Winchester Rd

Pho BC - 171 W. Lowry 

Coffee Shops

Coffea Island - (859) 253–6779 - 383 Rose Street

Common Grounds ( www.commongroundsoflexington.com)

Starbucks

Third Street Stuff ( http://thirdstreetstuff.com/ )

The Coffee Beanery

Coffee Times ( www.coffeetimescoffee.com)

Dinks ( www.dinkscafe.com/news.php)

Dunkin Donuts 

Good Foods Coop Cafe ( http://goodfoods.coop/departments/cafe)

Good Foods Chapter 2 ( http://goodfoods.coop/departments/cha... )

The Cafe at Joseph Beth ( www.josephbeth.com)

The Coffee Pub