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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)
“corn fritters” (3 reviews)
“pork chop” (9 reviews)
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157 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508-1758
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Service was so so. Food good but not great. My burger was done very well. My partners filet was too salty and not what you would expect for price. Beer selection on our night was great on menu but many not available. Parking is atrocious

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ronniebisme
Reviewed 1 week ago

After our horrible visit earlier this year, I was contacted by a manager and offered a gift card to come back in. I'm happy to report that this visit was much better. Drew was our server and he did an excellent job. We ordered the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank C_Ky_Traveller_
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Received recommendations to eat typical Lexington lunch here and was not disappointed. Located slightly of the downtown area but clearly within walking distance from downtown. Try their chicken with mashed potato. Great food and nice & quick service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 2013TheSwede
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Even though the noise level was high, we all enjoyed our meals. Two of us had the smoked pork butt, one had the spicy chicken and the last person had rosemary chicken. Our server was very attentive and pleasant. We didn't feel rushed. Our only...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank SLiebbe
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Nice patio, atmosphere, and amazing food and wine. We were there with a dine-around group and sat with strangers and still had the best time!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tammydanielle
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

The waiter here made great recommendations and the food was delicious. Moderately priced for the quality of food and service. Nice little place to grab an excellent meal.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jedrington56
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We ordered the salmon, bbq sandwich and the hot brown. Salmon was very good as was the bbq sandwich. Hot brown was good, though I found it very salty.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bbsum
Reviewed 21 September 2018

We went there for dinner. The food was good. The pork chop was outstanding. Drinks were fairly priced. Their wine list was limited. If in Lexington again I would not hesitate to go back. Fair warning they do not have valet service or a parking...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ramango
Reviewed 27 August 2018

great food excellent service and wow what a desert enjoy a nice romantic time with loved one it was a wonderful evening

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jvej100
Reviewed 1 August 2018

My husband and I ate there on 7/28/18. It was Restaurant Week in Lexington and we had the chef's special (USDA Prime NY Strip). The service was excellent and our server was very friendly. The steak, however, was very thin and so tough and chewy...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Julie B
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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