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Clay's Downtown Restaurant

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730 Main St, Paris, KY 40361-1819
859-987-6000
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

There were two couples and we started off with beer cheese and veggies. We were brought rolls and creamy butter. A very personable waiter took our orders. The wait began. Several couples around us got their food and we kept waiting. Finally the waiter informed us that he had just put in a reorder because our order had been lost.... More 

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Thank nomoroy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I used Clay's for my wedding this summer. I would absolutely never ever recommend this place for catering to anyone. The charged us a very large service fee, promised us servers and two bartenders. 0 servers were there, and only 1 bartender, who told everyone we were out of water about an hour in (when there was just more water... More 

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1 Thank Elizabeth A
Paris, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

I had the Philly Steak sandwich with fries for lunch . Nothing extraordinary or unique but a good basic approach which did the job.

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Thank dwayneanderson
Versailles, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Was very pleasantly surprised here. Good food and quite the variety. I only gave it 4 stars because the Crab Cake was bad... However the Filet was very good. My friend enjoyed their Garlic Chicken. The service was superb. You can tell the ownership is good as they value quality and good service. Will be returning next time I'm in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Clay's is very quaint and cozy. This was my second visit, the staff is very friendly the food even better. My husband was a little bummed they changed and took off porkchops from the menu, which were heavenly. I only have one critic for clays however. If you're going to keep a lunch menu with the dinner menu than you... More 

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1 Thank Lindsey G
Lexington, South Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Friendly staff, pleasant atmosphere, nice food. The owner of our B&B recommend this restaurant for something close by and good. She was right. We walked in without reservations, but that was because a big basketball game was going on. I had salmon and my husband had steak. Both were cooked well. No complaints.

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Thank Loretta S
South Haven, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Bill had the Mussels and Shrimp and I had the Salmon. Both were delicious, hot and well presented. The Staff did everything to make us comfortable, whatever we asked for. Nice quaint but felt formal restaurant.

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Thank Jacquelyn C
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Four of us dined at Clay's, a charming downtown Paris establishment. Service and food were fine, but the musty, moldy odor spoiled the experience.

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Thank jfgaff
Paris, KY
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

We had a reservation. It was a group of 8 people. The owner tried to claim that we hadn't made our reservation, despite the fact that just 30 minutes before we showed up, he tried calling to cancel our group seating. The claim was that a wedding party showed up unexpectedly. There was open seating, but the waiters and the... More 

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4 Thank Noelle S
Berea, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

My friend and I visited this restaurant, after we toured the Hartfield & Co Distillery. We had a great waitress. She suggested the Salmon plate to my friend. And she thought it was just perfect. I had decided on the Hamburger. I feel like there was something wrong with the meat. Don't recommend getting that.

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Thank Patty L G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 730 Main St, Paris, KY 40361-1819
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Paris
  • Phone Number: 859-987-6000

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?