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Restaurants in Versailles, Lexington, and Midway you may enjoy


Some guests opt for ‘close and casual’ after a long day of travel. The following restaurants and cafes are close by.

Melissa’s Cottage Café:
Closest to the Inn. Homemade, yummy comfort food. Small, quaint, good service. Sinatra music. Chicken salad is good! 167 S. Main St., Versailles. (859) 879-6204

Ricardo’s Grill and Pub: A sports bar housed in a restored railroad depot dating back to 1855. American food, salads, steak, burgers, chicken, pasta and a pub menu.
110 Frankfort St., Versailles. (859) 873-3663

Rolling Oven Taproom: Delicious wood-fired pizza, sandwiches, salads and other yummy choices. Court Street to the left of the courthouse. Recently opened in a renovated building. 
140 Court St., Versailles (859) 256-0007

Wallace Station: Between Versailles and Midway. Housed in an old stagecoach stop with wood plank floors and some outside dining. Sandwiches, salads, soups, and dinners. Wallace Station was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
3854 Old Frankfort Pike, Versailles. (859) 846-5161

Versailles Brewing Company: Seasonal food and flavors of Central Kentucky, craft beer bar.
513 Marsailles Rd., Versailles (859) 256-0169

Smokin’ Hogg Barbeque:
464 Wilson Ave., Versailles (859) 351-9701

El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant:
Family-owned. Large menu.
504 Lexington Ave., Versailles (859) 873-3090


Midway is quaint and artsy and is a fun place to explore with gift shops, antique shops, boutiques, and a wonderful men’s clothier. (Crittenden’s) Midway is a favorite with Elise and our guests for lunch and dinner!

Heirloom: Everything on the menu at Heirloom is delicious and the service is great. They serve gourmet food with an emphasis on fresh and local.
125 E. Main St., Midway. (859) 846-5564

Mezzo Italian Café: Mezzo features a fine Italian café on the upper level and a cozy tavern atmosphere downstairs. Both are open for lunch and dinner daily.
131 E. Main St., Midway. (859) 846-4077

Holly Hill Inn: An evening at Holly Hill Inn is truly a memorable fine dining experience. Their farm to table menu changes with the seasons. Reservations are recommended.
426 N. Winter St., Midway (859) 846-4732

Goose and Gander Family Restaurant and Bar: Salads, sandwiches, pizza, pasta and entrees for every taste.
133 E. Main St., Midway (859) 846-9933

Darlin’ Jean’s Apple Cobbler Café: This is a local favorite. The atmosphere is very casual and friendly, serving specialty sandwiches, soups, and pizza.
204 N. Gratz St., Midway (859) 846-9485

Brown Barrel/Blind Harry’s: Restaurant, bar, and patio, just behind Darlin’ Jean’s. Their varied menu has many regional favorites, such as a pork belly sandwich, mac and cheese, and of course, bread pudding!
224 N. Gratz St., Midway (859) 403-2003


Dudley’s Restaurant: Locally owned, fine dining in historic, lovely downtown Lexington, has wonderful rooftop dining in season. Dudley’s was selected as the “Best Restaurant in the South” by Southern Living in 2017 and 2019. Dudley’s offers adventurous continental entrees, a good wine list and a cozy bar in an elegant setting. A local favorite for lunch and dinner.
259 W. Short St., Lexington (859) 252-1010

Carson’s Food & Drink: Winner of 2018 Diner’s Choice Award. Across from Thoroughbred Square, rustic setting with a Bluegrass atmosphere. Live jazz on weekends.
362 Main St., Lexington (859) 309-3039

Giuseppe’s Ristorante Italiano & Bar: A favorite of many of our guests!
4456 Nicholasville Rd., Lexington (859) 272- 4269

Malone’s: Always a favorite of our guests for steaks! Casual yet upscale meat-lovers paradise! Malone’s also has sushi, pasta, and fish and poultry dishes.
3735 Palomar Centre Dr., Lexington (859) 977-2620

Tony’s of Lexington: Located on The Square in Lexington, Tony’s is a classic American Steakhouse.
401 W. Main St., Lexington (859) 955-8669

Distilled at the Sire: Chef Mark Wombles and team specialize in farm-to-table fare, incorporating an artful and elevated approach to southern cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere. His other very popular restaurant (in Midway) is Heirloom. Mark is an award-winning creative chef that delights the palate.
120 W. Second St., Lexington (859) 255-0002

Cole’s 735 Main: This charming restaurant sets in a tastefully restored Lexington landmark and has a warm and relaxing atmosphere. Lexington born Executive Chef Cole Arimes showcases reinvented American classics, global flavors, and eclectic artisan dishes.
735 E. Main St., Lexington (859) 266-9000 6825