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Let's say a guy from Nashville was coming up to Lexington just for the day. Was probably going to arrive around lunch time. Where is the ONE place in town that guy should eat before he heads back to Music City.
Obviously not looking for a chain - looking for a place that is unique to Lexington.
Thanks in advance.
Your team. All the time.
I am a big fan of Ramsey's. Great southern style food neighborhood place. I am a big fan of their cajun catfish sandwich at lunch. If you go, I recommend going with a healthy appetite. Huge portions.
The Tin Roof and/or the Mellow Mushroom
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U might pin the Aggie thread from a few months ago that Chris started about places to go while visiting. Had some good stuff listed.
Merrick Inn, Ramsey's, and Murrays. All bring good food and have southern style menus.
No chains. Gotta be unique to Lex. I'll search for aggrieved thread.
Dare I ask?
Ha it's a greasy spoon joint close to campus. Very, very good though.
Not a catfish guy, but the rest of the description sounds good.
Lynaghs (o round)
HA! Tolly Ho....used to go there back in the early 70's. It was run by a bunch of hippies and was great back then although I think it was in a different location. It was a little old building back then. We used to get the glass ashtrays off the tables and slide them under the front legs of the pin ball machines and rack up a bunch of free games and then remove the ashtrays and play some pinners! The Ho burger was the best!
Kevin, if this guy were to go to Tolly Ho he should be sure to inform the folks working there that he is a Tolly Ho Virgin. They will give you a discount.
I thought murray's was closed?
Correct. Murray's is closed. Loved that place. Great place to take a date for us single folk.
I will pass this info along to said Nashvillian.
2. Joe Bologna's
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Tally-Ho? Is this referencing Tolly Ho or andifferent spot?
If price is no object:
Johnathan at Gratz Park Inn downtown. Amazing southern and Kentucky cuisine.
If price is a consideration:
Ramsey's is a good choice, and Alfalfa's is unique to Lexington. I would also throw in The Mousetrap for sandwiches and soup. If you like Mediterranean dishes, south Lexington (Beaumont) has an amazing spot in a strip mall called Sahara that does an awesome lunch. I recommend the Sahara chicken with an order of falafel.
Charlie Brown's! And make sure you get the hot pepper cheese if you go there. It's an awesome hole-in-the-wall place that's very casual. It's dimly lit with tons of couches and recliners, and the entire restaurant is surrounded by an old bookshelf stacked with books. There's also a bar there. It's one of my favorite restaurants near campus. Also their music playlist is awesome. They'll play anything from The Black Keys to Billy Joel.
This post was edited by BELIEVEinBLUE 20 months ago
Been a Cat fan since August of '92
You can never go wrong with Merrick Inn
Related question - is there a Skyline Chili in Lexington?
There is a Gold Star in Hamburg. I believe the closest Skyline is in Georgetown.
If you are a steak guy, Malone's is hard to beat.
Cincy chili snob. It's Skyline or nothing - unless it means going to Georgetown.
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