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Nick Ryan's

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Sun, 2/17
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 Winner

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Cup $4.00
Bowl $6.00
French onion
Cup $3.50
Bowl $5.00
Soup of the Day
Firecracker Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
Crispy fried rock shrimp with a creamy and spicy sauce served with bibb lettuce cups to wrap
Sea salt $5.00
Truffle oil $5.00
Rosemary and parmesan $6.00
Basket of Fries
Hand cut‏ russet potatoes crisply fried and tossed with: sea salt or truffle oil 5 rosemary and parmesan 6
Shrimp and White Bean
Sautéed shrimp with cannellini beans, confit tomatoes, kalamata olives and fresh herbs tossed with fennel vinaigrette served over a bed of arugula
Beet and Goat Cheese
Roasted beets, honeyed goat cheese and hazelnuts on a bed of fresh arugula served with sherry fennel vinaigrette
Grilled shrimp for chicken breast $+12.00
Southern Cobb
Southern fried chicken breast, country ham, tomato, cucumber, egg and swiss cheese served on a bed of mixed greens tossed with ranch dressing
Tuna Niçoise
Sushi grade tuna served rare with grilled romaine, kalamata olives, haricot verts, potatoes and boiled egg with vinaigrette
Grilled chicken $+3.00
Grilled shrimp $+5.00
Caesar Salad
Housemade caesar dressing on crisp romaine with shredded parmesan, croutons and white anchovies
Chicken Salad Plate
Housemade chicken salad with grapes, celery and mayo served with tomato on a bed of lettuce
All sandwiches are served with hand-cut fries
Chicken Salad Sandwich
Housemade chicken salad with grapes, celery and mayo on your choice of bread
The Saloon Burger
An 8 oz. Burger topped with lettuce, tomato, red onion and homemade pickles served on a fresh bakery roll
Catfish Sandwich
Farm raised delta catfish served with green leaf lettuce, red onion, tomato and pickles on a fresh brioche roll with a side of tartar sauce
Grilled Veggie Sandwich
Grilled seasonal vegetables, portabella, roasted red pepper, fresh mozzarella and herb aioli on a fresh ciabattini
Grilled Chicken Caesar Sandwich
Grilled chicken breast, romaine, tomatoes and a housemade caesar dressing on a brioche roll
Genoa salami capicola, black forest ham, provolone and housemade olive relish on a fresh baguette
Jefferson St. French Dip
Shaved prime‏ rib piled on a French baguette and topped with swiss cheese, served with au jus for dipping
Salad $+3.50
Cup of soup $+3.50
Crab Cake
Jumbo lump crab cake with a white wine and whole grain mustard cream sauce served with vegetable of the day
Salad $+3.50
Cup of soup $+3.50
Nick Ryan's Hot Brown
A classic kentucky dish of country ham and fresh roasted turkey topped with bacon, tomato, cream sauce and cheddar cheese
Salad $+3.50
Cup of soup $+3.50
Cornmeal Dusted Catfish
Farm raised delta catfish served with mashed potatoes, housemade tartar sauce and your choice of side
Salad $+3.50
Cup of soup $+3.50
Shrimp and Grits
Sautéed shrimp served with weisen burger mill smoked gouda-andouille sausage grits, shrimp velouté and fresh herbs
Salad $+3.50
Cup of soup $+3.50
Boneless Fried Chicken
Crisply fried boneless chicken breast served with mashed potatoes and county green beans
House Salad
Cole Slaw
Seasonal Vegetables
Fingerling Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes
Modern Southern-American restaurant on Lexington's Historic Jefferson Street. Come enjoy seasonal cuisine, lively atmosphere and good people. 5-10 minute walk to Rupp Arena. Great place to enjoy dinner before the Cats play in Rupp!!!
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews fries corn fritters pork chop lettuce wraps mahi mahi burger jefferson street great meal hot brown dining experience wine list service was prompt outdoor seating green beans an appetizer ryans entrees
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Lexington for a UK b-ball game. There was not much to do in the’mall’ at Rupp Arena. We walked to Nick Ryans for dinner after the game. The food was good, service was prompt. Definitely a find if you are looking for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank cincifoodie
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Service was so so. Food good but not great. My burger was done very well. My partners filet was too salty and not what you would expect for price. Beer selection on our night was great on menu but many not available. Parking is atrocious

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ronniebisme
Reviewed December 12, 2018

After our horrible visit earlier this year, I was contacted by a manager and offered a gift card to come back in. I'm happy to report that this visit was much better. Drew was our server and he did an excellent job. We ordered the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HikeEatRepeat
Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

Received recommendations to eat typical Lexington lunch here and was not disappointed. Located slightly of the downtown area but clearly within walking distance from downtown. Try their chicken with mashed potato. Great food and nice & quick service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 2013TheSwede
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Even though the noise level was high, we all enjoyed our meals. Two of us had the smoked pork butt, one had the spicy chicken and the last person had rosemary chicken. Our server was very attentive and pleasant. We didn't feel rushed. Our only...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Nice patio, atmosphere, and amazing food and wine. We were there with a dine-around group and sat with strangers and still had the best time!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tammydanielle
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

The waiter here made great recommendations and the food was delicious. Moderately priced for the quality of food and service. Nice little place to grab an excellent meal.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jedrington56
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

We ordered the salmon, bbq sandwich and the hot brown. Salmon was very good as was the bbq sandwich. Hot brown was good, though I found it very salty.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bbsum
Reviewed September 21, 2018

We went there for dinner. The food was good. The pork chop was outstanding. Drinks were fairly priced. Their wine list was limited. If in Lexington again I would not hesitate to go back. Fair warning they do not have valet service or a parking...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ramango
Reviewed August 27, 2018

great food excellent service and wow what a desert enjoy a nice romantic time with loved one it was a wonderful evening

Date of visit: August 2018
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Christy M
February 23, 2016|
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Response from Goukats1 | Reviewed this property |
I called and they said that although they do not have a separate children's menu, the kitchen would be glad to accommodate with some items like hamburgers, etc. for children. Just ask when you get there.
February 7, 2016|
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Response from Goukats1 | Reviewed this property |
I just called and ask them and they do have some gluten free items on their menu.
August 27, 2015|
Response from barbara w | Property representative |
We recommend business casual, but there is no formal dress code. Thank you for your question
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