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Joe Bologna's Restaurant and Pizzeria

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120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
+1 859-252-4933
11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Frankfort, Kentucky
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First let me say I fell in love with this place in the fall of 1977 when I first arrived at UK. I've always enjoyed their food and this is the very first time I've had anything bad to say about it. That being said, on my most recent visit we tried the meatball pizza and were quite disappointed. The... More 

Thank thefamilyguy2015
Bowling Green
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Joe B's never fails to please. We visit friends in Lexington as much as possible and always try to visit this place. This trip did not disappoint either. They are consistent with unique food and fine service. We enjoy the unique environment of what once was a "synagogue" turned eatery. Love it!!!!

Thank OTSB
Lexington, Kentucky
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always reliable, always fun. Good pizza, friendly service. Can take even a large number with not too long a wait.

Thank J A
Lawrenceville, Illinois
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to eat here Saturday February 4th 2017. The waiter dropped a beer and marinara sauce all over me and my friend. He apologized but still charged us for our dinners. It ruined my brand new sweatshirt and converse and ruined my friends UGGs and Northface jacket. I feel like they shouldn't have charged us anything. I have tried... More 

Thank Chas2426
Lexington, Kentucky
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69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is good, not great.....and you gotta love garlic and butter if you come here. Kind of a fast paced, crowded place that used to be a church. Could use some updating, but overall good food and ambiance.

Thank Napagrl
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last visited 32 yrs ago. It's the same. It's 4 stars is based on what Joe B has done since inception: decent college student food. It's not great, but it's local and feels local. I haven't heard of anyone getting anything bad. One thing is very different! TVs from every angle, at least the sound was off. 30 yrs ago... More 

Thank sdarcy55
Lexington, Kentucky
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Joe B's is good Italian food.. NOT fine dining but certainly delicious. The garlic bread sticks are legendary. I could make a meal of them. Good meat sauce for spaghetti. Good thousand island dressing. Every once in while I get a craving for a bread stick and run over to satisfy my craving.

Thank rlguffey1
Ashburn, Virginia
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142 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

you wont be disappointed with their food. What you might want to consider, before going, is that the service is not completely up to restaurant standards. You order your food from the front and they will deliver it to your table. have some patience but its truly worth the added hassle. A great socializing place, for sure!

Thank Robert C
Lexington, Kentucky
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I remember our neighbor first telling us about Joe B's down on Limestone. "It's a thick pizza, Sicilian style with round slices of sausage and it comes in a square." We knew we had to try it! And try it again. Soon enough, my sister was old enough to drive. We lived out in "the burbs," but it was worth... More 

Thank Kathy I
Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

I've never gotten a bad meal from Joe Bologna's, you can't beat their breadsticks anywhere. Many excellent dishes, but the chicken prima vera is my favorite.

Thank Melanie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-252-4933

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