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Willie's Locally Known

) #62 of 717 Restaurants in Lexington €€ - €€€ American, , Barbecue
286 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503
+1 859-281-1116
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“truffle fries” (14 reviews)
“pork burger” (10 reviews)
“wings” (24 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
286 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503
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1 - 10 of 164 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I decided to go on a weekend trip through the Bourbon Trail and stay the night in Lexington. We didn't want the "norm" and we wanted BBQ so Google brought us here. We had fried pickles for an appetizer and they had...More

Thank 663clarae
Reviewed 2 days ago

really good bbq. want to go back sometime when they have the music. outdoor seating very nice. enjoyed it

Thank travinfo60
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the brisket tacos and they were great! I like the interior of this facility and they have a decent outdoor seating area too. We also had the burnt ends... a little dry and thought there would be more or larger pieces, taste was good...More

Thank Rhrose0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was our first stop in Lexington for our 5-day weekend. Enjoyed the live band they had, wait staff was very friendly and on top of things. Had a Kentucky classic of a hot brown which was delicious!

Thank GatorMo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to listen to local and touring musical acts. Food is good but not the greatest. BBQ is pretty decent and they smoke their own meat. Worth a visit on a weekend night.

Thank mayorcooper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, BBQ is tasty, nice old time barn feeling, has luve music and good bar. Bacon appetizer is very interesting!

Thank marlowstew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat at Willie's a couple of times a month. Every time it is amazing. Love the pet friendly patio!

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I dropped in for dinner while on a business trip. Good quality food with a great atmosphere. Great for a quick bite, date night, or an evening of drinks with friends. I'll be back.

Thank jpalin
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We ate here last June and just had to go back this trip. I had the Beef Brisket Tacos and they were excellent! The others had the pulled pork and a smoked turkey sandwich and we all enjoyed our meals. Reasonably priced, extensive dining options,...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The food is not good barbecue, nor is it good casual American. The prices are high and the flavor is low.

Thank Clifford S
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Terri S
Do you have gluten free options?
7 October 2016|
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Response from Sugasweet1 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if they have a specific gluten free option.. but with choices like fresh oysters, chicken wings, brisket and ribs. I have to believe there are offerings that will fit into a GF diet.
Amanda M
The phone number for this place did not work is this place still open?
24 January 2016|
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Response from Sugasweet1 | Reviewed this property |
FYI.. they have definitely moved and their new location has a great patio!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 286 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-281-1116
  • E-mail
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