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Willie's Locally Known

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805 N Broadway, NEW address, no longer on Broadway, Lexington, KY 40503
+1 859-281-1116
11:00 am - 2:30 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am
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Lexington, Kentucky
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Three friends and I just ate at Willies's. A total disaster. Our waitress was on another planet. Our appetizers came at the same time as the dinner. Appetizers were Fried Green Tomatoes and they were so-so. We also ordered the Smoked Dressed Eggs and they were nothing like the ones we had at Crave. There was NO smoked taste and... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here at recommendation of a friend. Good barbeque dinner (pulled pork for me, chicken for my wife). Our server was efficient and informative. He told us that live music was starting around 8:30 and we stayed through the first set. Enjoyable performers and not too loud. Wide selection of craft beers on tap. Would definitely go back.

Thank divedocmd
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a place to hang out, have some appetizers, drinks, in a relaxing atmosphere! It was a Friday, we were sitting in their outdoor area, which i highly recommend, there was a band inside shortly after we got there... try the bacon flight! Fried green tomatoes, smoked eggs, the truffle fries and of course the wings! You'll... More 

Thank Sugasweet1
United States
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had 11 ppl in our party. Rose was helping us and got us a big table outside at our request (didn't want to pay $7 pp cover chg bc band was playing inside.) She was ABSOLUTELY the best server that any of us have ever had. She had a great memory, was always pleasant and friendly, very quick to... More 

Thank Gramma S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for the brunch. Music was great!!! Food excellent !! Was seated quickly. Waitress explained menu very well. Manager checked to see if everything was good.

Thank Keith W
Hamilton, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried the ribs They where excellent Service was very good. Manager came around to check on your meal !!!

Thank twillis1
Lexington, KY
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105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our three year-old to Willie's tonight. My wife and I had pork, and my daughter had a cheeseburger. All food was good and came to the table quickly. What set this barbecue place apart, for me, were the excellent sides. There is some great BBQ in Lexington, but most fall short on the sides. Not Willie's. I had... More 

Thank JackLandKY
Lexington, Kentucky
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Food was ok at best... Waits are too long. Waitress waited over an hour to let us know what we ordered wasn't available. I will try once more to give them the benefit of the doubt but, not anytime soon!

Thank DremaEvette
Brooklyn, NY
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Soo good. The chicken and waffles, blackberry Habanero wings and the Pork Burger with pickled red onions, a fried green tomato, BBQ sauce and smoked cheddar were all ridiculously good. Not the place to visit if you are dieting!! A great local spot. Casual atmosphere. Definitely worth the trip.

Thank REGirl1
Lexington, Kentucky
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154 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Missing the old five location, and becoming a vegetarian since they closed the old place, I stayed away for a while. Now I'm so sorry I did. Still miss the divey feel of the old place, the new one has sort of a "country chic" feeling to it. Fine, who cares when the food is this good. Fried green tomatoes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 N Broadway, NEW address, no longer on Broadway, Lexington, KY 40503
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-281-1116

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?