Restaurants & Bars 12

Great Eating in and Around Lexington

NAtiveNewYorker | Apr 30, 200801:45 PM

Just back from Lexington (many thanks B and L!!!). Very impressed with all of the food.

Wallace Station, Versailles, KY
Fun atmosphere. Great baked goods. Breakfast sandwich and breakfast burrito were both delicious, cheap, and filling.

Goodfella's Pizza, Lexington, KY
Just like New York City. The heavy Brooklyn accent from the owner is a good sign. Not cheap, though. Over 3 bucks a slice.

Spaulding's Bakery, Lexington, KY
Delicious donuts. Cake donuts better than the filled donuts. The "butter cake" was A+. So was the butterscotch cupcake.

Cafeteria at Keenland, Lexington, KY
The ambiance is great. During racing season, eat among the jockeys, the horse owners, and the stable boys. Food is solid for a cheap cafeteria. Liked the biscuits and gravy.

Keenland, Lexington, KY
Great whisky bread pudding.

Jonathan's, Lexington, KY
Best of both worlds. Delicious food (of an upscale restaurant) and full portions (like a more casual restaurant). I had the shrimp and grits which was delicious. The carmel cake is worth the trip in and of itself. The country ham potstockers were an interesting take on Chinese dumplings. And don't forget to ask for bread. The homemade pakerhouse rolls are fantastic.

Talbott Tavern, Bardsville, KY
Dinner was hit or miss. The chicken and dumplings were terrific, especially for a Northerner. The Tavern Fries are great (fries and two cheeses and bacon amd ranch dressing). The soup was bland. The biscuits were only OK. The Chess Pie was outstanding, and a total surprise for a Northerner. Apparently they have a special pastry chef that's worked there for 30 years.

Breakfast was not great. With few guests at the tavern, the chef seemed not to care much.

Kurtz, Bardsville, KY
Hot Brown (locals called it the best in town) was only OK. Service was very cold. Place isn't very cosy.

Burke's Bakery, Danville, KY
Everything is great. The donuts, the chess pie, peanut butter pie, muffins were all great. Eat it all across the street in the park.

Mellow Mushroom Pizza, Lexington, KY
Great pizza, fun place. Their homemade pizza dough is used for Parmesean Prezels (great), the pizza (delicious) and the Calzone (should have had Ricotta Cheese, but good nonetheless).

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