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Stella Kentucky Deli

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143 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508-1755
+1 859-255-3354
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 10:30 - 16:00
Wed - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri 10:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Lexington, Kentucky
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Not a large space but very friendly, clean, and atmospheric, with a historic feel to the building and the area. Really recommend their fresh lamb and their Griffin burger.

Thank J A
Livonia, Michigan
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

My wife and I stopped here for dinner. Having traveled all day, we wanted a sandwich for dinner. As we normally do, we ordered different plates and split them. A great way to try more offerings when passing through a town. We split the Fried Green Tomato BLT and Chicken Salad. Both were outstanding choices. The relaxed atmosphere of a... More 

Thank Rick S
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437 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

My husband and I stopped here for lunch because we hadn't eaten here for a few years, and wanted something different. He had a turkey sandwich, and I had the lentil soup. The soup was a good portion, thick, good, and filling. Stella's has been at this location forever, and has been a consistently good place to stop for lunch.... More 

Thank KyBoop
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105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Lunch and dinner is good but we love the breakfast most. It's one of our special ways to start a Saturday. Everything cooked to order. Always great specials.

Thank Ron E
Warrington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Saw recommendation in Lonely Planet, well worth it. Great food and lovely chilled atmosphere and service. Had shiitake salad with lentil pâté and BLT with fried green tomatoes and Kentucky pie - pecan pie with bourbon and chocolate chips! Delicious!! Would thoroughly recommend.

Thank MsXYZ123
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Business in Lexington today, stopped in here for a quick bite before heading home, and we were so glad we did. My daughter had the fried green tomato-bacon sandwich, which she loved - the coating on the tomatoes was the best she's ever tasted. I had the Hot Brown. (one of my favorites, and their version was delicious!) Both served... More 

Thank Judith K
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

When you visit Lexington, you must have the hot browns here. Get them at Stella. The food here is delicious, and the price was very reasonable. We had drinks, three appetizer, four entrees, and three desserts for a little over $104.

Thank Ellieats2
Round Rock, Texas
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204 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We visited for brunch on a Sunday after being told this was THE PLACE to go for brunch. I'm thinking maybe I didn't order the right thing, but I wasn't super impressed. I felt it was a bit overpriced. Our server seemed distant even though she had 2 other people helping her. The bourbon french toast is what I would... More 

Thank Caltex77
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

What a lovely little place... Great and interesting food... Fantastic home made soda drinks, super friendly staff and lovely atmosphere. We were so pleased to have found this wonderful local hang out... Falling more and more in love with Lexington!

Thank Cornelia K
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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474 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Soups are great. I challenge you to have the Lamb Burger with pimento cheese. Wow, an entirely new food group. The pimento cheese sandwich is also wonderful. The fried green tomatoes not our favorite here. Service is not the specialty. But, they were really busy. We had to stand at a table as the chairs had been borrowed

Thank Richard D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508-1755
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-255-3354

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?