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Restaurants in Versailles, Lexington, and Midway you may enjoy


Most will have outdoor dining or carry-out.

Good, locally-owned restaurants, from Southern comfort food to gourmet hamburgers, wood-fired pizza, authentic Mexican, Barbeque, and a brewery. After a day of travel, many guests opt for close by and casual.

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

Rolling Oven Taproom: Delicious wood-fired pizza, sandwiches, and salads. 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. Old stagecoach stop with wood plank floors and some outside dining. Sandwiches, salads. Popular lunches and dinners. Wallace Station was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
3854 Old Frankfort Pike, Versailles. (859) 846-5161

Versailles Brewing Co.: Seasonal food and flavors of Central Kentucky, craft beer bar. Art by a local artist on both sides of the restaurant.
513 Marsailles Rd., Versailles (859) 256-0169

El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant: Family-owned. Large menu. Good service. Elise likes their Fajitas.
504 Lexington Ave., Versailles (859) 873-3090

The newest addition is Sweet Lilu's Café on Court Street. Beth Hensley is one of the top caterers in Central Kentucky. To use her culinary creativity, she opened Café Lilu with seating on Court Street.
Lunch Tuesday and Wednesday; Lunch and Dinner Thursday-Saturday (859) 879-3210


Quaint, historic Midway, 12 minutes away past world-class horse farms, is a dining treasure. 

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. Top Chef.
125 E. Main St., Midway. (859) 846-5564
Inside, outside, and carry-out.

Gibsons Midway: Gibsons Midway features a fine Italian café on the upper level and a cozy tavern atmosphere downstairs. Both are open for lunch and dinner daily.

Monday-Tuesday: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Wednesday-Saturday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

NOTE: Kitchen closes at 10 p.m. (9 on Sundays);

The Tavern is open till Midnight every day.

131 E. Main St., Midway. (859) 846-4077
Large outdoor patio

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
Outdoor seating and carry-out.

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

Brown Barrel/Blind Harry’s: Restaurant, bar, and patio. 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

Don Jockey: A new upscale Mexican Restaurant. Inside and outside dining on the main street in Midway. Lunch and dinner, closed Sunday.
121 E. Main Street Midway (859) 846-4288
Outside seating behind the restaurant in a fenced area.


Below are just a few of the excellent dining choices Lexington has to offer. All with the exception of Tony's and Jeff Ruby are locally owned:

Dudley’s on Short: Dudley's is a 35-year-old mainstay of fine dining in downtown Lexington. Located in a historic Bank Building, it is a favorite for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Chosen Best Restaurant in the South by Southern Living in 2017 and 2019.
259 W. Short St., Lexington (859) 252-1010
Has rooftop dining but must ask for it when you arrive already with a reservation. Limited seating.

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. Fun. Upbeat. Great food and service.
362 Main St., Lexington (859) 309-3039

Giuseppe’s Ristorante Italiano & Bar: Lexington's favorite Italian restaurant. 
4456 Nicholasville Rd., Lexington (859) 272-4269 or (859) 272-4053

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. Fine dining. Valet parking. White table cloths. Romantic.
401 W. Main St., Lexington (859) 955-8669

Distilled on Jefferson Street: Chef Mark Wombles describes their menu as "elevated Southern cuisine, removing unnecessary ingredients from fine dining!" His other restaurant is Heirloom in Midway. 
157 Jefferson St., Lexington (859) 255-0002

The Merrick Inn: A Lexington institution for 40 years. By reservation only. Fine southern cuisine, known for their fried chicken and banana peppers.
1074 Merrick Drive Lexington, Kentucky 40502 Telephone: (859) 269-5417

Jeff Ruby's: The Jeff Ruby Experience is about excellence. It is captured in the quality of the food, the energy, and elegance of the atomosphere, the impeccability of service, and the overall dining experience.
101 West Vine Street Lexington, KY 40507 (859) 554-7000