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Restaurants in Versailles, Lexington, and Midway you may enjoy


Most will have outdoor dining or carry-out.

Locally owned restaurants, from Southern comfort food, wood fired pizza, authentic Mexican, barbeque, and a brewery that serves lunch and dinner. After a day of travel, many guests opt for close by and casual. For more of a fine dining experience, we suggest Heirloom or Holly Hill Inn in Midway or the choices on the Lexington sheet.

Ricardo’s Grill and Pub: 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 right of the courthouse. Recently opened in a renovated building.
140 Court St., Versailles (859) 256-0007

Wallace Station: Between Versailles and Midway. It is an old stagecoach stop with wood plank floors and some outside dining. Sandwiches, salads. 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 local artists on both sides of the restaurant.
513 Marsailles Rd., Versailles (859) 256-0169

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

The Woodford Inn:Close and casual. New management. Positive feedback. Lunch Wednesday-Saturday 11-2, Dinner Tuesday-Saturday 5-9; Sunday Brunch Buffet 11-2.
140 Park Street. Versailles, KY 40383, Phone: 859-214-0450

The Castle: Serving lunch and dinner, for a fine dining experience. Breakfast/Lunch 8:30 am- 1:00 pm. Dinner Sunday-Thursday 5-8. Friday and Saturday 5-9.
230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, KY 40383. Phone: 859 256 0322

Woodford County Country Club: Three different indoor dining options--The Porch w/golf club views, the Jack Jouett Tavern, and the Dining room. Delivery is offered by Grub Hub. Open 7 days. M, T, W- 11-9, Th, F, S-11-10. Sunday Brunch from 10-2. Chef Tommy is a creative cook, offering weekly specials, including steak and seafood, and varied appetizers, salads, and sandwiches. Their pizzas are a favorite of Pat, here at Storybook.
3495 McCowans Ferry Road, Versailles, KY 40383, Phone: (859) 495-2582

CluckersNew to Versailles, but a casual favorite for fresh wings, sandwiches and salads. Sports bar atmosphere, Open 7 days 11-10.
1480 Lexington Rd. Versailles, KY 40383, Phone: 859-256-0032.

Mrs. Rogers Sweet Shoppe and Café: Limited seating or take out. Changing menu of homemade soups and sandwiches, grilled cheese and paninis. Cookies, ice cream, quick breads, popcorn of many varieties and chocolates, including bourbon balls. Closed Sunday and Monday. Hours 11-6. Lunch 11-2.
141 N. Main St. 859-297-3242.


Quaint, historic Midway, 12 minutes away, past world-class horse farms, has casual and fine dining, plus gift shops, galleries and boutiques. 

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. Inside, outside and carry out. Award-winning fine dining. Closed Sunday and Monday, Tuesday-Saturday 11-2 and 5-9.
125 E. Main St., Midway. (859) 846-5565

Gibson’s Restaurant and Bar: (Large outdoor patio) New Restaurant in Midway with a variety of steaks, chicken, and seafood. Large appetizer menu! gibsonsmidway.com (menus online) Open 7 days Wednesday-Sunday 11-10, Monday and Tuesday 4-10.
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 menus change with the seasons. Reservations are strongly recommended. (Outdoor seating and carryout) Award-winning fine dining. Closed M, T, W, and open for dinner Th, F, Sat 6-9, and Brunch on Sunday 11-2.
426 N. Winter St., Midway (859) 846-4732

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

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! Unique, funky, fun place. Open 7 days 11-9:30.
224 N. Gratz St., Midway (859) 403-2003

Don Jockey Mexican Grill: Upscale authentic Mexican cuisine. Chicken fajitas, seafood, enchiladas and good margaritas! 121 E. Main St., Midway, Ky 40347. Menu on donjockey.com. We do not recommend getting steak at Don Jockey's.
121 E. Main Street Midway (859) 846-4288


Below are just a few of the excellent dining choices Lexington has to offer. Lexington is a town of “foodies.” New choices all the time. Below are some local favorites. 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. (Has rooftop dining but must ask for it when you arrive already with a reservation, limited seating.)
Open 7 days. M-Th 5-10, Friday and Saturday 11-11, Sunday 11-10.
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. Fun, Upbeat, great food and service. Open 7 days. M-Th 11:30-10, Friday and Saturday 10-11, Sunday 10-10.
362 Main St., Lexington (859) 309-3039

Tony’s of Lexington: Located on The Square in Lexington, Tony’s is a classic American Steakhouse. Fine dining. Valet parking. White tablecloths. Romantic.
Open 7 days S-Th 5-9, Friday and Saturday 5-10.
401 W. Main St., Lexington (859) 955-8669

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

Malone’s: Always a favorite of our guests for steaks! Casual yet upscale meat lovers paradise! Malone’s also has sushi, pasta, fish and poultry dishes. Open 7 days 11-10.
3735 Palomar Centre Dr., Lexington (859) 977-2620

The Merrick Inn: A Lexington institution for 40 years. By reservation only. Closed Sunday. M-Th 4-11, Friday and Saturday 4-12am.
157 Jefferson St., Lexington (859) 255-0002

Giuseppe’s Ristorante Italiano & Bar: Lexington's favorite Italian restaurant. Open 7 days. S-Th 4-9, Friday and Saturday 4-10.
4456 Nicholasville Rd., Lexington (859) 272-4269 or (859) 272-4053

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 atmosphere, the impeccability of service and the overall dining experience. Open 7 days. M-Th 5-10, Friday and Saturday 4:30-11, Sunday 4:30-9.
101 West Vine Street Lexington, KY 40507 (859) 554-7000

Coles 735 Main: Eclectic locally sourced American cuisine served in a circa-1938 restaurant space. Closed Sunday and Monday. T-Th 5-9, Friday and Saturday 5-10.
1074 Merrick Drive Lexington, Kentucky 40502 Telephone: (859) 269-5417

OBC Kitchen: (Old Bourbon County) Updated chef-driven Southern fare, craft beer and an extensive bourbon and wine list. High-quality distinctive dishes in a pub-like atmosphere. Open 7 days. M-Th 3-10, Friday 3-11, Saturday 10-11, Sunday 10-9
3373 Tates Creek Rd., Lexington. Phone: 859- 977-2600.

Crank and Boom Ice Cream: For a treat!! Craft ice cream with eclectic flavors, like bourbon honey and coffee stout. Boozy ice cream floats, homemade waffle cones. Travel & Leisure called it “the best ice cream in Kentucky.” Located in a historical brewery in an industrial-chic area, the Lexington Distillery District. Open 7 days. Sunday-Thursday 12-9, Friday and Saturday 12-10.
1210 Manchester St., Lexington. Phone: 859-288-2176.