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Southern Restaurants in Lexington

4.6 - 299 votes

Hours: Closed today

1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington
(859) 269-5417

Merrick Inn Restaurant

Merrick Inn is still my favorite "nice" restaurant in the Lexington area. We went here 5 years ago and just returned this May and had great me... More reviews

4.8 - 165 votes

Hours: Closed today

760 N Limestone, Lexington
(859) 948-1874


Pierre was amazing from the moment we pulled in. Adorable spot with tons of tasty options. Vegan, savory. Highly recommend the savory french toast. Tomat... More reviews

4.6 - 223 votes

Hours: Closed today

157 Jefferson St, Lexington
(859) 255-0002

Distilled on Jefferson

Our food and service were wonderful. Padgett did an outstanding job helping us with the entrees and made us feel very special. Will be back and will defi... More reviews

4.5 - 197 votes

Hours: 11AM - 9PM

321 E Vine St, Lexington
(859) 523-8008

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

customer service is trash. the girl at the front stands there on her phone while you're asking for help. i'm literally standing here typing the... More reviews

4.8 - 118 votes

Hours: 11AM - 3PM

207 S Limestone, Lexington
(859) 368-8807

The Southern Deli & Tavern

We ended up here almost by default for Wednesday night dinner. It's counter service only, but, I'm so glad we stopped here. The sandwiches are ... More reviews

4.4 - 209 votes

Hours: 11AM - 9PM

3191 Beaumont Centre Cir, Lexington
(859) 533-9777

J. Render's Southern Table & Bar

I was soo looking forward to coming here for the ribs after all the good reviews I have heard - and they did Not disappoint! We have great BBQ in SC and ... More reviews

4.5 - 175 votes

Hours: 11AM - 10PM

4391 Old Harrodsburg Rd, Lexington
(859) 219-1626

Ramsey's Diner - Harrodsburg Rd

Food was great as always but the service was awful. We were ignored for 20 mins after being seated and when finally approached the server/bartender was m... More reviews

4.2 - 242 votes

Hours: 11AM - 9:30PM

101 Cochran Rd, Lexington
(859) 269-9593

Joella's Hot Chicken

Food here is about $9 to $11 but it’s a lot of food! I got the chicken and waffles and got 3 huge strips of chicken not the small ones from KFC. The spic... More reviews

4.3 - 202 votes

Hours: 11AM - 10PM

315 S Limestone, Lexington
(859) 523-3700

The Local Taco

It's a great place with awesome staff. Even better is that it's not expensive at all. The deal on Tuesday is buy 3 tacos get one free. Every ta... More reviews

4.4 - 162 votes

Hours: 9AM - 3PM

143 Jefferson St, Lexington
(859) 255-3354

Stella's Kentucky Deli

This was our first restaurant we went to when we moved here in 2018, I loved the Hot Brown it was so good. The parking is crazy but worth the try. More reviews

4.2 - 178 votes

Hours: 11AM - 10PM

3090 Helmsdale Pl Suite 270, Lexington
(859) 264-9396

Ramsey’s Diner - Andover

Always a friendly greeting. We sit at the bar. I ordered my first burger ever after 11 years. No bun, medium rare, with Swiss. Lettuce, tomato, onion on ... More reviews

3.7 - 288 votes

Hours: Closed today

6825 Old Richmond Rd, Lexington
(859) 263-9463

Jean Farris Winery & Bistro

I had a wonderful time. The owners seem like really nice people. The Cab Franc and Sauvignon were amazing. Hands down the best lamb chops I've ever eaten... More reviews

4.5 - 118 votes

Hours: 11AM - 7PM

126 E New Circle Rd, Lexington
(859) 523-0490

MiMi's Southern Style Cooking

Every thing was well seasoned and cooked to perfection ? we had fried and baked chicken, mac and cheese, cabbage, mixed greens. I was told the menu cha... More reviews

4.5 - 117 votes

Hours: Closed today

4401 Old Harrodsburg Rd, Lexington
(859) 224-0099

Tack House Pub

My wife and I came here recently to celebrate my retirement, let me just say, I can’t recommend the Tack House Pub enough! The young man, Jon, who was ou... More reviews



4.2 - 159 votes

Hours: Closed today

167 W Main St, Lexington
(859) 899-6860


"Went to Lockbox and all I got were these fries." Lies. We got so much more. But these fries are symbolic of the amazing service at Lockbox. My... More reviews

4.3 - 136 votes

Hours: 11AM - 9PM

3449 Buckhorn Dr Ste 100, Lexington
(859) 245-0110

Josanne’s Homestyle Southern Kitchen

It has potential but this place needs new management/employees. Unfortunately the fries were stale and the burger was an ambitious combination that just ... More reviews

4 - 165 votes

Hours: 10AM - 10PM

4248 Saron Dr, Lexington
(859) 523-8222

Grimes's Fast Food (Formerly Richie's)

The chicken is pretty inexpensive and crunchy. The meat is good quality, I wish there were more sauces though! More reviews

3.8 - 177 votes

Hours: 7AM - 9PM

2220 Elkhorn Rd, Lexington
(859) 293-2555

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

We have been sitting for 15 minutes. No one acknowledge our presence. While I'm writing this review no one has come to our table. My daughter went t... More reviews

3.8 - 156 votes

Hours: 7AM - 9PM

1927 Stanton Way, Lexington
(859) 233-7684

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Great service! We had to wait about 10 minutes for a table, but once seated, our waitress was quick to get our breakfast order and bring our drinks. The ... More reviews

4.1 - 90 votes

Hours: 7 - 10AM

4174 Rowan, Lexington
(859) 245-0400

33 Staves

Low on staff so service was slow but overall good experience and great ambiance! Very nice and modern decor. More reviews

4.7 - 37 votes

Hours: Closed today

400 Old Vine St Ste. 106, Lexington
(859) 523-4141

Old Vine Bistro

Service was slow, tap was broken so no beer in tap. Bottled beer was not cold so that was a disappointment. Food was lackluster. The brie chicken quesad... More reviews

3.6 - 114 votes

Hours: 11AM - 7PM

1315 Winchester Rd Ste 325, Lexington
(859) 303-7445

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

This was a hit for sure. Try the creamed spinach. You will not be disappointed. Bbq was good. The wait staff was super friendly. I highly recommend. More reviews

4.4 - 48 votes

Hours: 6 - 11:30PM

274 KY-4, Lexington
(859) 382-3714

Taco loco

My favorite tex-mex restaurant! The location is a bit difficult to find parking for, but their food is amazing! Their southern fried chicken quesadilla a... More reviews

4.5 - 34 votes

Hours: 8AM - 3PM

4561 Iron Works Pike, Lexington
(859) 721-3527

The Cattle Drive Restaurant

We ate lunch here today and were so impressed with the food, menu and of course the courtesy of the staff. They were so accommodating to our party of 6.W... More reviews

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