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Rafferty's Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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1865 Alysheba Way, Lexington, KY 40509
(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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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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129 reviews
95 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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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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
3 restaurant reviews
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
12 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank Ronswifeyky
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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 

Thank Brittany T
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We love this local chain, and wish we had one close to home in Ohio. The food is always good, the drinks are as well, but the SERVICE is the best part. I understand they are an aesopped company, owned by the employees. Many have been on board over 20 years (rare in the food biz). Give them a try.... More 

Thank Marti P
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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157 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

This was one of my favorite restaurants growing up. Today's meal was no exception. I've been going to Rafferty's for over 25 years. Though more recently, having moved out of Kentucky, I haven't been in a number of years. It was a real treat to be able to stop by on this visit. Still the same great Rafferty's. Love their... 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
Families with children, Large groups
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
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: (859) 264-8900

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