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Old 06-04-2008, 03:01 PM
 
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I finally arrived in Lexington and am in the process of settling in. My question is, where do you guys eat?

I'm not talking chains, here...no Panera Breads, Subways, etc. I'm talking GOOD, LOCAL, FABULOUS food you can only get right here in Lexington. What I'm really looking for are some recommendations for great sandwiches, soups, subs, and/or pizza.

Thanks!
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Old 06-04-2008, 05:10 PM
 
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Malone's! Malones Restaurant - Lexington, Kentucky Restaurant - Lexington's Best Steak
Smashing Tomato for pizza Smashing Tomato - pizza kissed by the flame
Ramsey's for sandwiches Ramsey's Diners
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Old 06-04-2008, 05:35 PM
 
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I'm going to have to add a few......

Courtyard Delli for soup, sand. (I think they are only open for lunch) Cheapside also great. Atomic Cafe, Bellini's, Rossi's, Bourbon & Touluse (not sure how you spell that). Murrays, Merick Inn, Malones/Harrys, If your ever out late, just for the heck of it, you should stop by Tolly Ho. Two Keys Tavern, Pita Pit & Jimmy Johns (I think they are both chains, but the sand. are awesome!), You have to have a d-nut from Spaldings, and I could probably think of some more, but I would start there
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Old 06-04-2008, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Lexington Ky
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Suggins, Buddy's, Magee's for pastries, Stanley J's for great sandwiches and their infamous red skin potato salad, Merrick patio for cocktails and grouper fingers, Billy's BBQ
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Old 06-04-2008, 07:49 PM
 
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Bonefish Grill is excellent. I know it's a chain but I went there for the fist time tonight and enjoyed every bite!
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Root's on Romany Road is great, Alfalfa's on Main Street has a good lunch menu, Giacomo's on Limestone, Tomo Restaurant on High Street (I had a summer job there for 3 years) is a great Japanese restaurant, Buddy's just three doors down from Tomo is a good "continental American" restaurant, Pucini's on Tates Creek Road (barely)is a block away from Tomo and Buddy's and has fabulous pizza (by LEX standards), Oasis is a Mediterranean restaurant next door to Pucini's. Finally, the Malone's/ Sal's/ Harry's combination can't be beaten.
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:43 AM
 
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I finally arrived in Lexington and am in the process of settling in. My question is, where do you guys eat?

I'm not talking chains, here...no Panera Breads, Subways, etc. I'm talking GOOD, LOCAL, FABULOUS food you can only get right here in Lexington. What I'm really looking for are some recommendations for great sandwiches, soups, subs, and/or pizza.

Thanks!
Welcome to Lexington! As far as sandwiches, soups, etc go... my favorite would be Ramseys which has already been mentioned. Great pies there too! Mancinos which is on Leestown Rd has good grinders and pizza.
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:30 AM
 
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Welcome to Lexington! As far as sandwiches, soups, etc go... my favorite would be Ramseys which has already been mentioned. Great pies there too! Mancinos which is on Leestown Rd has good grinders and pizza.
Thanks!! So far I love it. Unfortunately the first place I got food from was a Subway. (I know, I know. But I'd just driven 14 hours and the "good, local cuisine" mindset wasn't in the picture yet. It was more like: Find food. Eat while inflating air mattress. Sleep.)
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Old 06-06-2008, 01:19 PM
 
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The several locations of Ramsey's Diner are local classics. The one on High Street is my favorite. Magee's Bakery is good too. There is a similar thread to this one, back in March maybe, about good lunch spots.
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:56 AM
 
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Well, to confess...I wrote this when I was STARVING, and decided to venture out, grab a bite to eat, and then come back to read the responses.

Er, should've waited a bit longer.

I decided on Joe B's, a rec I'd heard of a handful of times on the net. (I also see now that no one has recommended it here.)

Maybe it was first time bad luck, but I wasn't in the least impressed. I got an italian sub and it was just..."eh." I ate about 2/3's of a half, and ended up tossing the rest.

Lesson learned - I know I'll find some gems on my own, but in the meantime I'll be taking recs from the forum!
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