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Rafferty's Restaurant & Bar

) #85 of 717 Restaurants in Lexington €€ - €€€ American,
1865 Alysheba Way, Lexington, KY 40509-2209
+1 859-264-8900
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“potato soup” (10 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
“ribs” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30All hours
American, Bar
€€ - €€€
1865 Alysheba Way, Lexington, KY 40509-2209
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We chose Rafferty's to celebrate Father's Day and were not disappointed. Although the restaurant was crowded, the service was fast and friendly. Orders were accurate and flavorful. I tried the summer chicken salad with fruit-- perfectly light and filling.

Thank Aaron P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delighted we found this place and ate here. All of the food was delicious especially the gorgeous sweet potatoes. The wine glass was generously filled. The dessert was so big it's plenty for two. Both of us cleared our plates - no complaints!

Thank Eily1961
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in here while traveling and was not disappointed. Was seated quickly (for 2 people). Our waitress was super nice and took very good care of us. I had the Chef's salad and it was huge! There was a ton of meat on it. I...More

Thank thebossladytravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure if a line cook was taking to go orders with his cellphone or if it was personal but a second cook started rubbing his nose so maybe the call was about future company. None the less, a third cook was licking his fingers...More

Thank j r
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is always good, never had bad service. The issue I have is paying additional for a salad when the entre price is already at a premium. That keeps me from coming back here often. Just not a good value.

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Raferty's has been one of my favs for year's! The food is always delicious and this time was no different. The salad with the hot honey mustard bacon dressing is YUM and then the warm croissant drizzled with some awesomeness! Go Hungry, leave Happy!

Thank Joellen W
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

I have never been to a Rafferty's restaurant thus I wasn't sure what to expect. Most chain restaurants are descent but you worry about the meat cuts and how much food is just pre-made off of a truck. Anyhow, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit this...More

Thank Micjdawg
Reviewed 3 May 2017

On the third day of our stay in Lexington, I was looking for some place new to eat, so we picked Rafferty's. We were quickly seated, but I think they forgot about us because it took too long for someone to come to our table....More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We are here once before.. delicious!! Now we're back and glad we came. Definitely won't leave hungry! Potato soup a must try!

Thank tara845
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Rafferty's use to be one of my daughter's favorite restaurants.I took my daughter there yesterday for her birthday lunch. The selection has decreased a great deal, the menu is two-sided one page, consisting of lunch and dinner. I ordered an open-faced prime rib sandwich. Unfortunately....More

Thank Will G
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Jodi L
Do you have a section for parties or a large group
3 June 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Ronswifeyky | Reviewed this property |
The one in Lexington has a very large section for large parties. It was an entire wall of the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1865 Alysheba Way, Lexington, KY 40509-2209
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-264-8900
  • E-mail
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