Stella's Kentucky Deli

143 Jefferson St, Lexington
(859) 255-3354

Recent Reviews

Amanda S.

My mom and I headed over to Stella's over Fall Break for lunch & I'm ashamed to say it was my first visit! Stella's has been on my list to try for a while, but I hardly ever eat out for breakfast or lunch. Parking was a little bit of an issue, but we were able to find street parking on Jefferson about a block up. It was a gorgeous October day and we didn't mind the walk! We stopped inside and we're seated at a table on the patio. I loved that the menu had so many veggie options, and went with the lentil burger with seasonal veggies on top, per the waitresses recommendation. It was delicious! My mom got the reuben sandwich which was stuffed with roast beef. Both sandwiches came with chips and a pickle. I would definitely go back to Stella's to try their breakfast!

Billi I.

This place looks like a house in a cute little historic neighborhood of Lexington. The food and service were great! We sat at a table for two in the outdoor courtyard area. I had the Grilled Cheese Sandwich with bacon and tomato and the potato salad as a side. One of THE best potato salads I've ever had! My husband had a breakfast plate with two eggs, a slab of country ham, bacon, and hash browns. We ate it all. Everything was so good. Our server was polite and prompt. We didn't wait very long for our food at all. We were shocked at how quickly it came out! We recommend this place!

Cathy T.

Our first visit to Stella's! We went for breakfast. I had the Chorizo, egg, potato burrito. It was light flavorful. I would recommend going for their sandwiches and desserts which we will be back for!

C F.

Parking is a challenge -- no area designated for customers. Food was tasty enough but served lukewarm. Server was inattentive. Can't recommend.

Brent Condon

Great little spot with lots of vegan/vegetarian options, indoor and outdoor seating, unique sodas made in house (with flavors like Blueberry Basil), and more. Their hot brown is the best I've had in town. My girlfriend is vegetarian and I'm not, so this is one of our favorite spots, with abundant options for both of us. Highly recommended!

Kimberly Hubbard

Great local breakfast/brunch place. Love going here for breakfast! Biscuits are the best, and the breakfast burritos are enormous. Staff is always friendly.

Barbara F.

A nice comfortable place to eat. I ordered the pick 3 plate. They let me get the chorizo in place of one of my items. The eggs and hash browns were good. However, the local sourced chorizo was excellent. It is definitely a place I would recommend.

servando becerra

I love coming here. The burgoo is to die for and everything I've gotten has been delicious. The wait staff is super nice and attentive. Food is made fresh. Highly recommend.Can't go wrong with the burgoo!

Lindsey Conner Ales

Absolutely love Stella's!! The BLT and Tomato Bisque Soup are my absolute favorite meal to have here. But Everything is delicious. Well done. So glad you all survived the Pandemic!


Delicious and good vegetarian options. Stopped for lunch and greatly enjoyed the mushroom rueben and tomato bisque.

Alyssa N.

Possibly my favorite lunch spot in Lexington! The BLT & chicken salad sandwich are always my go to. Not a big pie person but we had two slices (both had chocolate, one of them had Kentucky in the name (maybe)) and I was so impressed!

Jeff A.

Good local sourced food. Excellent southern and Kentucky favorites. We stopped here during a cross country trip and will definitely stop again when in Lexington again.

Gary F.

Portions are extremely small. My wife and son ordered the pancakes special and it was 2 small pancakes for $12? Wasn't super excited about the chorizo breakfast burrito either for $9.00. With tip, we spent over $44 for breakfast for items that should not have cost over $8.00 to make. It tasted pretty good, but not worth the cost. Not excited about that. Will not be back.

Cynthia Campbell

We have always had good food at Stella's. Nice atmosphere in a small location. Fried Green Tomato BLT is great! Ask for extra basil mayo


I searched "Best Reuben in Lexington" and Stella's was the first place listed...for good reason!! By far one of THE best Reuben sandwiches I have ever had! Just perfect! The young lady at the counter was very polite and had superb telephone etiquette...the atmosphere inside was absolutely lovely, I cannot express how delighted I am to have discovered this amazing Lexington eatery!

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