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DeSha's American Tavern
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: THIS LOCATION IS CLOSED. Located in Downtown Lexington across from Rupp Arena, deSha's is known for savory American entrees and warm hospitality. We have an extensive offering of beer, wine, scotch, craft cocktails and specialize in top-barrel bourbons that can be enjoyed in our dining room or The Horse & Barrel bar. It's a great place to dine, drink and gather.
Reviewed November 12, 2013

We always stop in before a UK game and have never been disappointed. They handle the crowds well and get the food and drinks out pretty fast. We only had an appetizer this time but the spinach artichoke dip is great! We live in Maysville where the original deSha's is located and frequent that restaurant quite a bit. We have eaten lunch at the downtown location and highly recommend the quiche.

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Thank Amy K
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Rachel K, Guest Relations Manager at DeSha's American Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2013

Thanks for always stopping in to root on the Cats! Also, thanks for being so loyal to both locations we truly appreciate it!!

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Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

Stopped on a recommendation of a fellow traveler that happens to visit the area often and was not disappointed. Gouda cheese and chicken rigatoni was excellent with great flavor and creamy. The salmon with whipped potatoes was equally delicious. Cornbread is served pre-dinner though a dinner salad would have been better. Visited on a Wednesday evening so service was quick. Would visit again.

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Rachel K, Guest Relations Manager at DeSha's American Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2013

Thanks for the review and joining us! Glad you enjoyed!

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Location was great, right in the heart of downtown Lexington. The food was overpriced for the quality which was about average. Drinks were also quite pricey. There are definitely other options out there with better value for money.

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Thank worldtraveler0632
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Rachel K, Guest Relations Manager at DeSha's American Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2013

Thanks you for the review. I am glad you appreciate the atmosphere and location. I apologize we didn't meet your expectations on food. We would like to hear more of where we can improve. If you are willing, please send your contact information to info@tavernrestaurantgroup.com. Thank you.

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Sat in the bar fwith only I other customer at the bar. Four different workerswent behind the bar to make drinks ( including one guy who made a drink for himself) and finally after 8 minutes I was offered "what'd ya want?"

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Thank Tom W
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Rachel K, Guest Relations Manager at DeSha's American Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2013

Tom, we apologize for this service. I assure you this is not our normally attention and will be addressed with our team. I do hope we can make this up to you. If you are willing, please send your information to info@tavernrestaurantgroup.com. Thank you.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We found DeSha's American Tavern through Trip Advisor during our vacation. The food was absolutely delicious. I had the buttermilk chicken and a side order of creole rice (try it!). FYI - we paid for parking and were not aware that you get free parking (3 hour limit) with a validated ticket from any store or restaurant at Victorian Square... this is where DeSha's is located at.

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Rachel K, Guest Relations Manager at DeSha's American Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2013

Thanks for the review and glad you enjoyed your chicken! Yum!

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