Highest-rated restaurants in Lexington, according to Tripadvisor

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August 10, 2022
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Highest-rated restaurants in Lexington, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's now easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food, Americans seem to have specific opinions. American dining brands have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, U.S. restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

What's clear about U.S. dining habits is that people love options. Restaurants across America are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of (often) fried deliciousness.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated restaurants in Lexington using rankings from Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. These restaurants range from fast food powerhouses to local hot spots.

Locals reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if your favorite restaurant made the list—and to see which spots you haven't been to yet.

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#30. Distilled Restaurant & Bourbon Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (181 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 157 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508-1758
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#29. Stella Kentucky Deli

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (255 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 143 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508-1755
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#28. Ramsey's Andover Country Store

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (301 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3090 Helmsdale Pl Ste 290, Lexington, KY 40509-2227
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#27. Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse, Lexington

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (107 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 101 W Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507-1611
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#26. Winchell's Restaurant & Sports

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (288 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 348 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-1825
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#25. Ramsey's Diner Harrodsburg Road

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (228 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4391 Harrodsburg Rd, Lexington, KY 40513-1506
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#24. West Sixth Street Brewery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (110 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pub, American
- Price: $
- Address: West 6th Street, Lexington, KY 40508
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#23. Malone's Hamburg

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (215 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1920 Pleasant Ridge Dr, Lexington, KY 40509-2412
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#22. BRU Burger Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (363 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3010 Lakecrest Cir, Lexington, KY 40513-1706
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#21. Doodle's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (224 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 262 N Limestone, Lexington, KY 40507-1082
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#20. The Triangle Grille

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (185 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 369 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507
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#19. Malone's Palomar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (428 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3735 Palomar Centre Dr, Lexington, KY 40513-1147
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#18. Wild Eggs

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (292 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1925 Justice Dr, Lexington, KY 40509-2432
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#17. Saul Good Restaurant & Pub

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (473 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3801 Nicholasville Rd Suite 120, Lexington, KY 40503-4443
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#16. Dudley's on Short

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (507 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 259 W Short St Ste 125, Lexington, KY 40507-1242
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#15. Pies & Pints

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (430 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 401 W Main St Suite 106, Lexington, KY 40507-1640
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#14. Joe Bologna's Restaurant and Pizzeria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (623 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
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#13. Malone's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (467 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3347 Tates Creek Rd Lansdowne, Lexington, KY 40502-3407
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#12. Bella Notte

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (618 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Tuscan
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3715 Nicholasville Rd, Lexington, KY 40503-4441
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#11. Ramsey's Diner Zandale Drive

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,065 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 151 W Zandale Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-2465
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#10. Gumbo Ya Ya

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (393 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Cajun & Creole
- Price: $
- Address: 1080 S Broadway Ste 107, Lexington, KY 40504-4108
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#9. Harry's Hamburg

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,038 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1920 Pleasant Ridge Dr, Lexington, KY 40509-2412
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#8. Tony's of Lexington

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (603 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 401 W Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1640
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#7. Josie's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (310 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 821 Chevy Chase Pl, Lexington, KY 40502-2144
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#6. Corto Lima

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (171 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 101 West Short Street Corner of West Short and North Limestone Streets, Lexington, KY 40507
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#5. Carson's Food & Drink

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (364 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 362 E Main St I, Lexington, KY 40507-1584
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#4. Red State BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,474 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4020 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511-9065
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#3. Coles 735 Main

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (381 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, International
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 735 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40502-1601
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#2. OBC Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (254 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3373 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington, KY 40502-3407
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#1. Merrick Inn Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (924 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704
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