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Rafferty's Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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1865 Alysheba Way, Lexington, KY 40509-2209
(859) 264-8900
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Cary, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Their house salad with hot bacon & honey mustard dressing is great! Comes with a honey glazed croissant. Burgers are great as well as the salmon! Wish we had a Raffety's in Raleigh NC!

Thank argvol
Clarksburg, West Virginia
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good food, good service, staff friendly lots of good choices on the menus......tvs show ballgames etc this is one of my go-to places in LEX (every visit) will return in future!

Thank Buddy T
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We dine at this restaurant 5-6 times a year and always find it fine for our needs. The food is always prepared to order, service is good, friendly, and we enjoy the atmosphere. My wife and I enjoy the lunch special, pick two, menu. Sometimes I'll have a burger, and they have always been good, too. Can't go wrong at... More 

Thank Tom B
Anthony, Florida
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Haven't eaten at a Rafferty's in years since the one close to us closed down 15 years ago. Was excited to see that my husband's business partner had chosen it. Can't really complain about the food just can't say that it was great. The wait staff was good. If I lived in the area I would most likely return.

Thank jenkteuton
Georgetown, Kentucky
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Can be kinda crowded and noisy but the food makes up for it. I tend to go for the mushrooms as an appetizer and the Chicken Salad.

Thank Bill B
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

The staff were great to our family even our rambunctious 2 year old. The food was delicious. We all had all we could eat. Great atmosphere, staff and food. Would highly recommend .

Thank Charlotte M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I have went to Rafferty's many times. Always enjoyed the chicken salad and soup. The soup hasn't been real hot the last few times. Thought I would give it one more chance. The chicken salad portions have gotten much smaller. It was only one small scoop.My daughter got a sweet tea and it was just like flavored water.If you are... More 

Thank Diana O
Woodhaven, Michigan
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We went on a Saturday afternoon there was a wait but available seating outside. Food was good and the service was fast.

Thank jeaninetg9
Lexington, Kentucky
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Decided to stop here on a whim while in Lexington for shopping. We ordered the Salmon with baked sweet potato topped with cinnamon butter, half rack ribs and bbq chicken with fries, and a kids burger with fresh fruit. The salmon was delectable with an orange marinade and a little lemon juice squeezed on top. We were brought extra cinnamon... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Been here 3 times in the past year and each time we have had a bad experience. This will definitely be our last. Had 12 different servers, Steak was dry, wrong drinks brought out, drinks were watered down and had to ask several times to get condiments. We watched two couples leave because they got tired of waiting. Not a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1865 Alysheba Way, Lexington, KY 40509-2209
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: (859) 264-8900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?