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Ramsey's Diner

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4053 Tates Creek Centre Dr, Lexington, KY 40517
(859) 271-2638
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Darlington, SC
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband & I were on vacation in Lexington, KY and this place was recommended to us. We both enjoyed the food very much. It was great! The waitresses were very nice. As we were waiting on our food we noticed how busy everybody working there was....Hopefully we'll have a chance in the future to eat here again!

Thank BarbDarlington_SC
Louisville, Kentucky
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91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a variety of country food and delicious pie choices. The staff was very attentive and friendly. Going earlier in the evening would be helpful for noise control and seating because it is a busy place.

Thank Jennyjourneys
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tables are so close together it's almost impossible to get the chairs pulled out far enough to slide into them. Also very noisy. No conversation with others at your table is possible. But you can hear conversations at the tables around you as they are shouting to their companions. Food was good but not for people on a "healthy"... More 

Thank Miranda6970
Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmosphere was okay, the service was okay as well. The food could definitely use somebody from the country to teach them how to properly cook, pinto beans, cornbread and fried chicken. Boy the sweet tea wasn't up to par either. I guess the worse was the mac/cheese. The price for a bowl of pinto beans, cornbread, mac/cheese and a glass... More 

Thank 501kymberlyo
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love Ramseys and eat there often. We often get carry out as well. So many good choices. Have only had lunch and dinner here. My favorites are the hot brown and open face roast beef but there are many good choices.

Thank Carmen R
West Virginia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thought at first this was a typical strip mall dive bar but was proved wrong! I had the Turkey melt with a side of potato salad, which was incredible and tasted homemade. It seemed popular with the locals which is also a good sign when choosing eats when traveling. Very good meal!

Thank boonies4me
Chillicothe, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Real home cooking with all of the standards: pot roast (which is yum!), corn bread, pinto beans, beets, fried apples & green tomatoes, etc. I eat a pretty clean diet, and still found plenty of options. Yes....I would recommend. And return!

Thank Kathy M
Lexington, Kentucky
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Ramsey's is a local neighborhood restaurant with good southern food. You can tell that each of the locations draw locals to them. We often see friends at them eating out. They serve a good variety of foods from hamburgers and sandwiches, to salads and even a few breakfast items served all day. They also have 8 or 9 entrees to... More 

Thank Sue S
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Went with wife and 8 year old. Been here before a couple of times, but it's been 2 years. Went with the Hot Brown, a Kentucky specialty. Basically it's Toast with Turkey, Ham, Bechamel Sauce, Tomatoes, Melted Cheese, and Bacon on top. These were originally made famous at a restaurant in Louisville. I prefer a more traditional version with just... More 

Thank Carl M
State College, Pennsylvania
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119 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

We went for dinner and had a choice of "meat and three" (One type of meat and three side dishes). I got a tenderloin steak and it was cooked beautifully--like something at a steakhouse but well under 15 dollars with the side dishes. I would definitely go back.

Thank FrankHutch

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4053 Tates Creek Centre Dr, Lexington, KY 40517
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: (859) 271-2638

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?