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Lexington, KY

  (11 restaurants)    
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Crank & Boom Ice Cream Lounge ($$)
(408 ratings)

1210 Manchester St Map It!
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 288-2176
crankandboom.com
  • Bourbon Ball Sundae
    bourbon & honey ice cream w/ chocolate fudge sauce & candied pecans
4.5 out of 5
408 ratings
started as a food cart in 2013; locally sourced, natural ice creams w/ eclectic ingredients & house made toppings; features craft beer & cocktails
County Club ($$)
(254 ratings)

555 Jefferson St Map It!
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 367-0263
countyclubrestaurant.com
  • Panna Cotta
    signature dessert; lemon butter flavored, topped w/ graham cracker crumble w/ side of blueberry compote
  • Pork Belly Watermelon
  • Smoked Fried Flank Sandwich
    smoked, dredged, deep-fried, topped w/ sauteed kale & gravy on a biscuit bun
4.0 out of 5
254 ratings
expanding the American tradition of smoking meats using hardwoods & low temperatures
Dudley's on ShortSee Dudley's on Short Video ($$$)
(228 ratings)

259 W Short St Map It!
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 252-1010
dudleysonshort.com
  • Tournedos Maxwell
    petite filets, lump crab, potato puree, Bearnaise
4.0 out of 5
228 ratings
since 1981; located in former bank in historic Dudley's Square
Malone's ($$$)
(280 ratings)

3347 Tates Creek Rd Map It!
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 335-6500
bluegrasshospitality.com/...
  • Twin Filets Oscar Style
    char-grilled local 21-day aged beef; served w/ Mornay cheese sauce, asparagus & Alaskan King crab meat
4.0 out of 5
280 ratings
named 1 of the Great Steak Houses of North America
Merrick Inn ($$$)
(185 ratings)

1074 Merrick Dr Map It!
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 269-5417
www.themerrickinn.com
  • Pecan Crusted Pork Tenderloin
    sautéed tenderloin, bourbon apple chutney & maple chipotle butter; served w/ sides of corn pudding & smoked gouda & bacon mac 'n' cheese; "that's good eatin' right there!" -Jason Smith
4.0 out of 5
185 ratings
classic Southern fare in a historic building; operating for 40+ years
Saul Good Restaurant ($$)
(146 ratings)

3801 Mall Rd Map It!
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 273-4663
saulgoodpub.com
  • Bananas Foster Waffle
    bananas, brown sugar & butter, sauteed w/ banana liqueur then served over a Belgian waffle w/ vanilla ice cream & white chocolate; "so warm & so decadent" -Jason Smith
4.0 out of 5
146 ratings
est. 2008; chef-driven menu w/ hearty meat dishes, seafood specialties, burgers, pizza, dessert, global drink menu & more
Village Idiot [CLOSED] ($$)
(602 ratings)

307 W Short St Map It!
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 252-0099
  • Bourbon Bread Pudding
    topped w/ apple cider-caramel sauce
  • Korean Fried Chicken Sandwich
    crispy fried chicken, gochujang sauce, chow-chow, cilantro aioli, toasted brioche bun; looks good
4.0 out of 5
602 ratings
[CLOSED]; gastropub in Lexington's oldest surviving post office building (circa 1825)
Billy's Hickory-Pit Bar-B-Q [CLOSED] ($$)
(104 ratings)

101 Cochran Rd Map It!
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 269-9593
  • Sampler Platter
    pork, beef, spare ribs & chicken
3.5 out of 5
104 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 1978; voted best BBQ in Lexington (ACE Weekly); funky, fun atmosphere
JJ McBrewster's [CLOSED]See JJ McBrewster's Video ($$)
(72 ratings)

3101 Clays Mill Rd Map It!
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 224-0040
  • BBQ Goat
    smoked for 16 hrs in hickory wood; try w/ "The Dip" (Daviess County Dip BBQ sauce)
  • Sloppy Turkey Sandwich
    turkey breast piled high on a Ciabatta bun w/ melon BBQ sauce (no melon in it though); looks good
3.5 out of 5
72 ratings
[CLOSED]; typical western Kentucky BBQ; offer 5 homemade BBQ sauces; restaurant named after the dog; Other Recipes: Salmon Candy
Parkette Drive-In [CLOSED]See Parkette Drive-In Video ($)
(205 ratings)

1230 E New Circle Rd Map It!
Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 254-8723
  • Poor-Boy Double Burger
    #5 in Triple D's "Top 10 Burgers" (voted by viewers); top seller; 2-burger patty cheeseburger
  • Chilie-Dog
  • Fried-Chicken
    fried in pork lard
3.5 out of 5
205 ratings
[CLOSED]; recommended by fans
Willie's Locally Known [CLOSED] ($$)
(294 ratings)

286 Southland Dr Map It!
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 281-1116
  • Pork Burger
    burger, smoked cheddar, fried green tomato slice & BBQ sauce
3.5 out of 5
294 ratings
[CLOSED]
Lexington, KY   (11 restaurants)    

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