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Nick Ryan's

157 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508-1758
+1 859-233-7900
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“fries” (23 reviews)
“crab cakes” (14 reviews)
“fried chicken” (12 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
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157 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508-1758
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our first visit to Nick Ryan’s but not our last! The servers were attentive, informative and friendly. We ordered the corn fritters with honey butter as an appetizer and they were delicious! I ordered the grilled salmon and my husband ordered the special of Panko...More

Thank Jonesky
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice little restaurant tucked away on a side street in downtown Lexington. The food and service were good. Nice place for a date night. It isn’t an ideal place for young children or toddlers.

Thank michael_samaan3
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’ve heard a lot of people talk about how great Nick Ryan’s is so we finally got an opportunity to try it with some friends. I considered ordering a bourbon flight but had already tried all but a couple of the bourbons they offered with...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought my daughter for dinner as a treat. We both enjoyed our meal on the patio. Our service was good.

Thank Bobbie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Nick Ryan’s for a celebratory family dinner. The eight of us were together for the first time in six months and we arrived happy and ready to have a great meal. Our server was unenthusiastic and disengaged. She informed us that there...More

Thank meg s
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We had the BEST time at Nick Ryans. We were late, loud, and got alittle unruly at my friends wedding rehearsal dinner and the staff there was wonderful. Our food was delicious, drinks cold, and the server was so patient with us, which I knew...More

Thank Katharine A
Reviewed 7 May 2018

This was a very nice little restaurant. I had the fried chicken and it was very yummy, no bones. The green beans were like something my grandma use to fix and I loved them. Husband had the hot Brown and he said was very good....More

Thank Erica B
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

We picked this venue on purpose after searching for places in Lexington with patio dining. I am a frequent visitor to Lexington and always find new places to try. We ate here for dinner on a Thursday evening without reservations but the do accept red...More

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is the 3rd time at this restaurant. Its been great all times. Went here for a friend's birthday. Got there early for drinks at the bar, but the bar is super small & crowded. No room to sit or stand. Ordered & drink &...More

Thank Christine H
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We went last night for a birthday dinner. Service was terrible. Couldn’t get waiters attention for refills. Never brought bread to the table. Appetizers and entrees brought out cold. The waiter never came back after entrees were delivered so we ate cold food. Showed up...More

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Christy M
23 February 2016|
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Response from Goukats1 | Reviewed this property |
I called and they said that although they do not have a separate children's menu, the kitchen would be glad to accommodate with some items like hamburgers, etc. for children. Just ask when you get there.
7 February 2016|
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Response from Goukats1 | Reviewed this property |
I just called and ask them and they do have some gluten free items on their menu.
27 August 2015|
Response from barbara w | Property representative |
We recommend business casual, but there is no formal dress code. Thank you for your question
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508-1758
    (W. Main St. & W. 2nd St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-233-7900
  • E-mail
Modern Southern-American restaurant on Lexington's Historic Jefferson Street. Come enjoy seasonal cuisine, lively atmosphere and good people. 5-10 minute walk to Rupp Arena. Great place to enjoy dinner before the Cats play in Rupp!!!
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