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Guidebook for Lexington

Julie

Guidebook for Lexington

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I just stumbled across this restaurant and had to add it to my list of recommendations. One of the best pizzas that I have ever had. And they have dessert pizzas too with Nutella & fresh strawberries. Absolutely amazing!! It is worth the trip to pick up one of these pies!
If you are in the mood for casual home cooking then Ramsey's is the perfect spot. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. They serve fresh local seasonal vegetables and they have the best pie in town. I would make an effort to go here while you are in town.
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Ramsey's Diner
4391 Old Harrodsburg Road
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If you are in the mood for casual home cooking then Ramsey's is the perfect spot. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. They serve fresh local seasonal vegetables and they have the best pie in town. I would make an effort to go here while you are in town.
A great casual dining spot with my favorite Hot Brown in town. The hot brown is a Kentucky specialty that was created at the Brown Hotel in Louisville. It is delicious comfort food and Winchell's is amazing! You need to go when you are hungry because you definitely won't leave that way.
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Winchell's Restaurant & Bar
348 Southland Drive
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A great casual dining spot with my favorite Hot Brown in town. The hot brown is a Kentucky specialty that was created at the Brown Hotel in Louisville. It is delicious comfort food and Winchell's is amazing! You need to go when you are hungry because you definitely won't leave that way.
Whenever I am in the mood for a good steak this is the only place I go. They have chicken and seafood too as well as freshly made sushi. They make their own fresh French bread baguettes everyday and serve them with every meal with delicious herb butter. Their Prime Rib, Cajun Beef Alfredo & Salmon Picatta are some of my favorites. They also have Kobe beef if you are in the mood for something special.
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Malone's Palomar
3735 Palomar Centre Drive
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Whenever I am in the mood for a good steak this is the only place I go. They have chicken and seafood too as well as freshly made sushi. They make their own fresh French bread baguettes everyday and serve them with every meal with delicious herb butter. Their Prime Rib, Cajun Beef Alfredo & Salmon Picatta are some of my favorites. They also have Kobe beef if you are in the mood for something special.
This little restaurant was recently ranked in the top 100 in the country. It is in an up and coming area and is packed on a regular basis. So call ahead and make reservations. It is a casual/hipster area. The peanut butter and jelly appetizer is one of my absolute favorites as well as the grilled lamb chops. Be sure to save room for the handmade ice cream next door at Crank and Boom but don't forget that they close at 10:00.
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middle fork kitchen bar
1224 Manchester St
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This little restaurant was recently ranked in the top 100 in the country. It is in an up and coming area and is packed on a regular basis. So call ahead and make reservations. It is a casual/hipster area. The peanut butter and jelly appetizer is one of my absolute favorites as well as the grilled lamb chops. Be sure to save room for the handmade ice cream next door at Crank and Boom but don't forget that they close at 10:00.
If you are looking for healthier fare you can't go wrong with Vinaigrette. They have amazing salads, soups and lemonade. It is so good that you will forget that it is good for you. The menu was created by one of Kentucky's premier chefs, Ouita Michel. They also have a vegan salad available.
Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen
1781 Sharkey Way
If you are looking for healthier fare you can't go wrong with Vinaigrette. They have amazing salads, soups and lemonade. It is so good that you will forget that it is good for you. The menu was created by one of Kentucky's premier chefs, Ouita Michel. They also have a vegan salad available.
This is one of my all time favorite places in Lexington. The food can be a little adventurous but it is absolutely amazing. The ambience can't be beat. It is an outdoor restaurant so the weather plays a big roll in when you can go but this is place you will hate to have missed. So make it a priority when you are here. You won't regret it.
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Kentucky Native Café
417 East Maxwell Street
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This is one of my all time favorite places in Lexington. The food can be a little adventurous but it is absolutely amazing. The ambience can't be beat. It is an outdoor restaurant so the weather plays a big roll in when you can go but this is place you will hate to have missed. So make it a priority when you are here. You won't regret it.
One of my favorite spots here in Lexington. They are open Wed.-Sat. from 12:00-2:00 and reservations are a must. The have a set monthly menu and it is always a full house. You definitely need to dress up. I go every month and it is such a delight; a civilized oasis in the middle of everyday life.
Greentree Tearoom
521 W Short St
One of my favorite spots here in Lexington. They are open Wed.-Sat. from 12:00-2:00 and reservations are a must. The have a set monthly menu and it is always a full house. You definitely need to dress up. I go every month and it is such a delight; a civilized oasis in the middle of everyday life.
If you are in the mood for something filling and economical, you can't go wrong with Mancino's. The subs are amazing! I love the Reuben, Veggie and Club. I always just get a half and the portions are huge! Great for lunch or dinner. They close at 8:00 p.m. so just keep that in mind.
Mancino's Pizza & Grinders
1590 Leestown Rd
If you are in the mood for something filling and economical, you can't go wrong with Mancino's. The subs are amazing! I love the Reuben, Veggie and Club. I always just get a half and the portions are huge! Great for lunch or dinner. They close at 8:00 p.m. so just keep that in mind.
If you want to taste what a good home cooked meal taste like in Kentucky, go to Cracker Barrel. I have never had a bad meal there in over 30 years of dining with them. It is comfort food with a country atmosphere. A third of the restaurant is a cute country store. Great for picking up a souvenir or two. If you want a true southern meal, try the country fried steak with sawmill gravy, dumplings, macaroni and cheese and green beans with some buttermilk biscuits and a sweet tea with lemon to wash it all down. YUM!
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
1927 Stanton Way
If you want to taste what a good home cooked meal taste like in Kentucky, go to Cracker Barrel. I have never had a bad meal there in over 30 years of dining with them. It is comfort food with a country atmosphere. A third of the restaurant is a cute country store. Great for picking up a souvenir or two. If you want a true southern meal, try the country fried steak with sawmill gravy, dumplings, macaroni and cheese and green beans with some buttermilk biscuits and a sweet tea with lemon to wash it all down. YUM!
Fantastic Saturday Brunch (they are closed on Sunday). Delicious food and the perfect spot for lunch. They have the same menu for lunch as well as dinner but lunch is half the price so take advantage of a great meal and a great deal.
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Nick Ryan's
157 Jefferson Street
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Fantastic Saturday Brunch (they are closed on Sunday). Delicious food and the perfect spot for lunch. They have the same menu for lunch as well as dinner but lunch is half the price so take advantage of a great meal and a great deal.
A gorgeous antebellum home that was converted into a restaurant and is quintessentially Lexingtonian. Their patio is one of my favorite places to dine. You will want to dress up a bit when you go here. It is a hidden jewel here in Lexington.
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Merrick Inn Restaurant
1074 Merrick Drive
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A gorgeous antebellum home that was converted into a restaurant and is quintessentially Lexingtonian. Their patio is one of my favorite places to dine. You will want to dress up a bit when you go here. It is a hidden jewel here in Lexington.
This is my favorite place to go for sushi or hibachi. It is right next door to my favorite nail salon. I love the Osaka roll or the chicken hibachi and the Mochi ice cream. It is soooo good! And the staff is so nice. I would definitely recommend going here while you are in town. And if you feel like staying in, they deliver.
Osaka Japanese Restaurant
3805 Dylan Pl
This is my favorite place to go for sushi or hibachi. It is right next door to my favorite nail salon. I love the Osaka roll or the chicken hibachi and the Mochi ice cream. It is soooo good! And the staff is so nice. I would definitely recommend going here while you are in town. And if you feel like staying in, they deliver.
I was just recently introduced to this place and its Chicken Pho. It is absolutely delicious and was a lifesaver in helping me get over a bad cold. Their pot stickers and more specifically, the sauce that comes with their pot stickers (its homemade) is the best I have ever had. If you are craving some comfort food with a kick don't miss this place.
Pho BC
171 West Lowry Lane
I was just recently introduced to this place and its Chicken Pho. It is absolutely delicious and was a lifesaver in helping me get over a bad cold. Their pot stickers and more specifically, the sauce that comes with their pot stickers (its homemade) is the best I have ever had. If you are craving some comfort food with a kick don't miss this place.
If you are in town and have a craving for Cupcakes look no further than Caramanda. They have a fabulous selection to choose from and they are all delicious! Especially the Key Lime Cupcake and the German Chocolate. They are my favorites!
Caramanda's Bake Shoppe
332 Southland Drive
If you are in town and have a craving for Cupcakes look no further than Caramanda. They have a fabulous selection to choose from and they are all delicious! Especially the Key Lime Cupcake and the German Chocolate. They are my favorites!
I just went here the other night for a friend's birthday and was quickly reminded how wonderful it is. I had amazing Aracini and Chilean Sea Bass along with a delicious moscato and a fabulous dirty martini. They nailed it the first time around. It is a quiet little spot that is tucked away but worth finding if you are in the mood for some incredible Italian food. Quiet and intimate. Great spot for a date night.
Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano
4456 Nicholasville Rd
I just went here the other night for a friend's birthday and was quickly reminded how wonderful it is. I had amazing Aracini and Chilean Sea Bass along with a delicious moscato and a fabulous dirty martini. They nailed it the first time around. It is a quiet little spot that is tucked away but worth finding if you are in the mood for some incredible Italian food. Quiet and intimate. Great spot for a date night.
If you are craving authentic Greek food while you are in town this is the place to go. The owners are from Greece and have brought their delicious receipes with them. I have been to Greece many times and I love having this restaurant in town. They make my favorite Greek cookies, Kourabiedes, delicious light shortbread like cookies covered in a mound of powdered sugar. And the tomatoes cooked with tomatoes are wonderful comfort food.
Athenian Grill
115 N Locust Hill Dr
If you are craving authentic Greek food while you are in town this is the place to go. The owners are from Greece and have brought their delicious receipes with them. I have been to Greece many times and I love having this restaurant in town. They make my favorite Greek cookies, Kourabiedes, delicious light shortbread like cookies covered in a mound of powdered sugar. And the tomatoes cooked with tomatoes are wonderful comfort food.
If you find yourself craving some chinese food when you are in town this is my favorite spot to go. My favorites are the pork lo mean, the coconut shrimp, and the hot thai chicken. My favorite place to get takeaway on a rainy day.
Happy Panda
117 Towne Center Dr
If you find yourself craving some chinese food when you are in town this is my favorite spot to go. My favorites are the pork lo mean, the coconut shrimp, and the hot thai chicken. My favorite place to get takeaway on a rainy day.
Friendly staff and good affordable seafood options. With a great Sunday brunch to boot.
The Ketch Seafood Grill
2012 Regency Road
Friendly staff and good affordable seafood options. With a great Sunday brunch to boot.
Stella's is a fun little restaurant on the popular Jefferson St. and they have great casual fare. They use a lot of locally grown and sourced food and it has a very down home feel. The Mary Porter Pie is pretty tasty too.
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Stella's Kentucky Deli
143 Jefferson St
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Stella's is a fun little restaurant on the popular Jefferson St. and they have great casual fare. They use a lot of locally grown and sourced food and it has a very down home feel. The Mary Porter Pie is pretty tasty too.
This place makes my favorite vegetarian lasagna and their salads are really tasty too. If you are craving something vegetarian this place is worth the stop.
Puccini's Smiling Teeth Pizza & Pasta
3801 Dylan Pl
This place makes my favorite vegetarian lasagna and their salads are really tasty too. If you are craving something vegetarian this place is worth the stop.
If you would like to try Cincinnati style chili while you are in town, this is the place to go. It is made with beans, beef, noodles and the special ingredient is cinnamon. Try a Coney or some of their specialty chili. Perfect for a cold day.
Gold Star Chili
3735 Palomar Centre Dr
If you would like to try Cincinnati style chili while you are in town, this is the place to go. It is made with beans, beef, noodles and the special ingredient is cinnamon. Try a Coney or some of their specialty chili. Perfect for a cold day.
This place is tucked away but is worth finding. Great entrees and appetizers. I love the Truffle fries and Lobster crepes.
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AZUR restaurant and patio
3070 Lakecrest Circle
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This place is tucked away but is worth finding. Great entrees and appetizers. I love the Truffle fries and Lobster crepes.
When I am in the mood for dining on a fabulous rooftop this is where I go. The inside is gorgeous as well. . The food is fabulous. I have never had a bad meal there. Very much a part of Lexington. You'll want to dress up when you go here. Their Sunday brunch is always a winner as well.
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Dudley's On Short
259 West Short Street
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When I am in the mood for dining on a fabulous rooftop this is where I go. The inside is gorgeous as well. . The food is fabulous. I have never had a bad meal there. Very much a part of Lexington. You'll want to dress up when you go here. Their Sunday brunch is always a winner as well.
This restaurant seems like a little hole in the wall type of place but the food is absolutely off the charts. Great ambience and the occasional live music are extra bonuses. I had the best cheesy grits and pork chop that I have ever had. The appetizers were delicious as well. Put this spot on your list.
Red Light Kitchen & Lounge
780 N Limestone
This restaurant seems like a little hole in the wall type of place but the food is absolutely off the charts. Great ambience and the occasional live music are extra bonuses. I had the best cheesy grits and pork chop that I have ever had. The appetizers were delicious as well. Put this spot on your list.
This is a Lexington institution, locally known as Joe B's. Most locals have grown up eating here and have loving memories of their breadsticks. If you go, be sure to get a breadstick and their potato soup is pretty tasty too. Not to mention all of the pizza options. A great casual dining option.
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Joe Bologna's
120 West Maxwell Street
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This is a Lexington institution, locally known as Joe B's. Most locals have grown up eating here and have loving memories of their breadsticks. If you go, be sure to get a breadstick and their potato soup is pretty tasty too. Not to mention all of the pizza options. A great casual dining option.
Another great spot for pizza and it is just downtown. Lots of delicious options. They have a extensive beer selection to choose from if you are in the mood to try something new.
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Pies & Pints - Lexington, KY
401 West Main Street
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Another great spot for pizza and it is just downtown. Lots of delicious options. They have a extensive beer selection to choose from if you are in the mood to try something new.
If you are in the mood for going onto the University of Kentucky's campus, Pazzo's has amazing pizza and a great beer selection. They also have service that is slower than molasses in January. So be prepared or get it to go. It typically takes around 30-45 minutes. But their Funky Chicken pizza is so good that it is still one of my favorite places.
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Pazzo's Pizza Pub
385 South Limestone
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If you are in the mood for going onto the University of Kentucky's campus, Pazzo's has amazing pizza and a great beer selection. They also have service that is slower than molasses in January. So be prepared or get it to go. It typically takes around 30-45 minutes. But their Funky Chicken pizza is so good that it is still one of my favorite places.
This place is a nice comfortable Sports Bar that doesn't get too rowdy. They have the best boneless wings I have ever had. Nice and meaty and not too much breading. Their bleu cheese dressing was a delicious treat as well. And their friend macaroni is a great appetizer. If you go on Monday night they have 69 cents wings. Great for those who just want a casual budget friendly night out.
Roosters
124 Marketplace Dr
This place is a nice comfortable Sports Bar that doesn't get too rowdy. They have the best boneless wings I have ever had. Nice and meaty and not too much breading. Their bleu cheese dressing was a delicious treat as well. And their friend macaroni is a great appetizer. If you go on Monday night they have 69 cents wings. Great for those who just want a casual budget friendly night out.
One of my favorite things to do on the weekends is enjoy a fabulous brunch with friends. And I absolutely love it when I can find a place that offers Brunch on Saturday & Sunday. The Bear & The Butcher provides a delicious Brunch from 10:00-2:00 pm every Sat. & Sun. They have a great Bloody Mary Bar and delicious and inventive entrees and appetizers.
Bear & The Butcher
815 Euclid Ave
One of my favorite things to do on the weekends is enjoy a fabulous brunch with friends. And I absolutely love it when I can find a place that offers Brunch on Saturday & Sunday. The Bear & The Butcher provides a delicious Brunch from 10:00-2:00 pm every Sat. & Sun. They have a great Bloody Mary Bar and delicious and inventive entrees and appetizers.
If you come to town and find yourself craving a great bagel, look no further than Great Bagel. They have a big selection of delicious bagels and bagel sandwiches. The American is perfect for a hearty breakfast bagel with runny eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage. YUM! They also have a great NYC if you are craving a classic cream cheese with lox, capers and red onions. They are only open until 3:00 so don't miss this one.
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Great Bagel & Bakery
396 Woodland Ave
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If you come to town and find yourself craving a great bagel, look no further than Great Bagel. They have a big selection of delicious bagels and bagel sandwiches. The American is perfect for a hearty breakfast bagel with runny eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage. YUM! They also have a great NYC if you are craving a classic cream cheese with lox, capers and red onions. They are only open until 3:00 so don't miss this one.
I recently learned of this new restaurant and was eager to give it a try. I have been to Hawaii several times and I love Poke. Especially when it is hot and muggy outside. Their Miyako Poke bowl is delicious! Fresh and very filling. I know this will be a favorite spot for me this summer.
Miyako Poké Bowl
867 S Broadway
I recently learned of this new restaurant and was eager to give it a try. I have been to Hawaii several times and I love Poke. Especially when it is hot and muggy outside. Their Miyako Poke bowl is delicious! Fresh and very filling. I know this will be a favorite spot for me this summer.
If you are in the mood for some great middle eastern food I absolutely recommend Mr. Kabab. My favorite thing to get is their Chicken Shawarma on top of humus with a couple sides of garlic sauce.
Mr. Kabab
2901 Richmond Rd
If you are in the mood for some great middle eastern food I absolutely recommend Mr. Kabab. My favorite thing to get is their Chicken Shawarma on top of humus with a couple sides of garlic sauce.
This is my absolute favorite place to go for brunch. And the wonderful thing is that you can go there everyday, not just on Sunday. They have a fantastic menu with so many delicious things to choose from. Their coffee of the day is sublime. Go hungry. You definitely won't leave that way.
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Wild Eggs
3735 Palomar Centre Dr
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This is my absolute favorite place to go for brunch. And the wonderful thing is that you can go there everyday, not just on Sunday. They have a fantastic menu with so many delicious things to choose from. Their coffee of the day is sublime. Go hungry. You definitely won't leave that way.
I just stumbled across this restaurant and had to add it to my list of recommendations. One of the best pizzas that I have ever had. And they have dessert pizzas too with Nutella & fresh strawberries. Absolutely amazing!! It is worth the trip to pick up one of these pies!
PieTana
210 Rosemont Garden
I just stumbled across this restaurant and had to add it to my list of recommendations. One of the best pizzas that I have ever had. And they have dessert pizzas too with Nutella & fresh strawberries. Absolutely amazing!! It is worth the trip to pick up one of these pies!
This is a cozy restaurant with fantastic food and great portion size. Their Cuban sandwich is one of the best I have ever had and they do such an amazing job with fish. I adore their Grouper fingers and every meal I have had when they feature fish is always perfect. I would definitely recommend this spot for a great meal and a lovely visit to the historic town of Midway, KY. Just a short 15 minute drive from Lexington.
The Brown Barrel & Blind Harry's
224 N Gratz St
This is a cozy restaurant with fantastic food and great portion size. Their Cuban sandwich is one of the best I have ever had and they do such an amazing job with fish. I adore their Grouper fingers and every meal I have had when they feature fish is always perfect. I would definitely recommend this spot for a great meal and a lovely visit to the historic town of Midway, KY. Just a short 15 minute drive from Lexington.
Drinks & Nightlife
This fabulous winery is just 15 minutes away along a beautiful drive in the country. They are open Mon.-Sat. 11-7. Sun 12-5. They have wine tastings for under $10 in the little barn in the front and all sorts of local treats to try. They also have events throughout the year, such as concerts & plays with outdoor dining. A wonderful relaxing getaway.
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Equus Run Vineyards
1280 Moores Mill Road
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This fabulous winery is just 15 minutes away along a beautiful drive in the country. They are open Mon.-Sat. 11-7. Sun 12-5. They have wine tastings for under $10 in the little barn in the front and all sorts of local treats to try. They also have events throughout the year, such as concerts & plays with outdoor dining. A wonderful relaxing getaway.
If you feel like going on a fun pub crawl and sight seeing trip this is a great way to do it. Check out their website at http://lexingtonthirstypedaler.com to get more information about their routes and what all is involved.
Lexington Thirsty Pedaler
148 Jefferson St
If you feel like going on a fun pub crawl and sight seeing trip this is a great way to do it. Check out their website at http://lexingtonthirstypedaler.com to get more information about their routes and what all is involved.
I went to school in England and as a result, I am a huge fan of cider. So I was thrilled when Pivot Brewing opened here in Lexington. It is our first and only cider brewery. They frequently have fun events on top of serving a delicious variety of cider.
Pivot Brewing
1400 Delaware Ave
I went to school in England and as a result, I am a huge fan of cider. So I was thrilled when Pivot Brewing opened here in Lexington. It is our first and only cider brewery. They frequently have fun events on top of serving a delicious variety of cider.
This is a lovely coffee shop that offers delicious warm and cold drinks as well as sandwiches, the olive nut is one of my favorites. It has its own store full of gifts, cards and coffee and tea paraphernalia.
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Coffee Times Coffee House
2571 Regency Road
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This is a lovely coffee shop that offers delicious warm and cold drinks as well as sandwiches, the olive nut is one of my favorites. It has its own store full of gifts, cards and coffee and tea paraphernalia.
If you are in the mood for a good cigar or want to learn more about cigars, Jake's is the place to go. The owner, Jake, is often there and he loves to teach others about cigars and has worked with a South American company to craft his own individual cigar. They have a massive walk-in humidor and a fully stocked bar. A great place to kick back with a few drinks and a great cigar.
Jake's Cigar Bar
263 E Brannon Rd
If you are in the mood for a good cigar or want to learn more about cigars, Jake's is the place to go. The owner, Jake, is often there and he loves to teach others about cigars and has worked with a South American company to craft his own individual cigar. They have a massive walk-in humidor and a fully stocked bar. A great place to kick back with a few drinks and a great cigar.
Parks & Nature
It is right across the street from the neighborhood. 600+ acres with a 16 acre fenced in dog park that has a separate 4 acre fenced in area for smaller dogs as well. Soccer fields. A bike trail. A new Splash pad and playground. And an amazing equestrian program. Dogs must remain on leash.
Masterson Station Park
3051 Leestown Road
It is right across the street from the neighborhood. 600+ acres with a 16 acre fenced in dog park that has a separate 4 acre fenced in area for smaller dogs as well. Soccer fields. A bike trail. A new Splash pad and playground. And an amazing equestrian program. Dogs must remain on leash.
This is the only park in the World dedicated to the Horse. As a horse lover myself I have been many times. You can see many different breeds of horses, go on a trail ride or carriage ride to tour the park. There are often special events and horse shows going on out at the park so be sure to check its website to see what might be going on while you visit. It is easy to navigate and the scenery is iconic within the state of Kentucky.
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Kentucky Horse Park Foundation
4089 Iron Works Parkway
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This is the only park in the World dedicated to the Horse. As a horse lover myself I have been many times. You can see many different breeds of horses, go on a trail ride or carriage ride to tour the park. There are often special events and horse shows going on out at the park so be sure to check its website to see what might be going on while you visit. It is easy to navigate and the scenery is iconic within the state of Kentucky.
This little 26 acre park is just a stone's throw away and is a little hidden gem in the middle of Lexington. You can go there to enjoy a peaceful hike, enjoy some beautiful nature and natural springs and learn about the history of Lexington. Great for small children. No pets allowed
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McConnell Springs
416 Rebmann Lane
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This little 26 acre park is just a stone's throw away and is a little hidden gem in the middle of Lexington. You can go there to enjoy a peaceful hike, enjoy some beautiful nature and natural springs and learn about the history of Lexington. Great for small children. No pets allowed
Entertainment & Activities
If you are visiting Lexington, KY in April or October then you should go to see the races at Keeneland. It is very much part of the culture and history of Lexington. A big social occasion where you can see people dressed in a variety of apparel, from casual to formal. You may see distinguished visitors like former Presidents of the United States and other dignitaries. If you are there in the Fall try some Burgoo. It is a delicious stew that will keep you warm.
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Keeneland Race Track
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If you are visiting Lexington, KY in April or October then you should go to see the races at Keeneland. It is very much part of the culture and history of Lexington. A big social occasion where you can see people dressed in a variety of apparel, from casual to formal. You may see distinguished visitors like former Presidents of the United States and other dignitaries. If you are there in the Fall try some Burgoo. It is a delicious stew that will keep you warm.
This is such a fun experience and if you are in town on and want to try something different I would absolutely recommend this place. I have been several times with different groups of friends and it is the perfect thing to do before dinner. It lasts about an hour and you usually end up working with other people including your friends to find clues and solve the puzzles. If you like a good mystery don't miss out on this while you are in town.
Breakout Games - Lexington
306 North Ashland Avenue
This is such a fun experience and if you are in town on and want to try something different I would absolutely recommend this place. I have been several times with different groups of friends and it is the perfect thing to do before dinner. It lasts about an hour and you usually end up working with other people including your friends to find clues and solve the puzzles. If you like a good mystery don't miss out on this while you are in town.
Movie Tavern is my favorite local theatre because you get reclining seats and can order food and drinks to enjoy during the movie. They also have a Saturday and Sunday brunch until 2:00 with $5 mimosas and bloody marys. So it is a fun spot if you are in the mood to catch a show while you are in town.
Movie Tavern Brannon Crossing
150 Langley Dr
Movie Tavern is my favorite local theatre because you get reclining seats and can order food and drinks to enjoy during the movie. They also have a Saturday and Sunday brunch until 2:00 with $5 mimosas and bloody marys. So it is a fun spot if you are in the mood to catch a show while you are in town.
Everything Else
If you need to get a nice manicure/pedicure while you are in town, this is my favorite spot. I love their Spa Pedicures & SNS nails. The do a fantastic job and they are next door to one of my favorite sushi places and there are some amazing Cupcakes on the other side. Take advantage of getting some pampering while you are in town. Then kick back with some delicious sushi at Osaka.
Le Nails
3805 Dylan Pl
If you need to get a nice manicure/pedicure while you are in town, this is my favorite spot. I love their Spa Pedicures & SNS nails. The do a fantastic job and they are next door to one of my favorite sushi places and there are some amazing Cupcakes on the other side. Take advantage of getting some pampering while you are in town. Then kick back with some delicious sushi at Osaka.
If you are in town and find yourself in need of a haircut, color or undo I would recommend giving this salon a call. Katie does my hair and is absolutely amazing. She does color, fantasy color, updos and braids. I have long, thick hair and she has taken care of it for years. I have never been disappointed and regularly receive rave reviews for my hair, courtesy of Katie.
BaK 4 More Studio
3090 Helmsdale Pl
If you are in town and find yourself in need of a haircut, color or undo I would recommend giving this salon a call. Katie does my hair and is absolutely amazing. She does color, fantasy color, updos and braids. I have long, thick hair and she has taken care of it for years. I have never been disappointed and regularly receive rave reviews for my hair, courtesy of Katie.
Essentials
24 hour grocery store with a pharmacy and new Starbucks inside. Very convenient if you have forgotten anything for your trip. A large selection of toiletries and travel supplies can be found there as well.
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Kroger
1600 Leestown Road
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24 hour grocery store with a pharmacy and new Starbucks inside. Very convenient if you have forgotten anything for your trip. A large selection of toiletries and travel supplies can be found there as well.
If you find yourself in need of a dry cleaner while you are visiting this place is super close and convenient.
Newport Cleaners
121 Towne Center Dr
If you find yourself in need of a dry cleaner while you are visiting this place is super close and convenient.
If you find yourself in need of mailing anything home, this post office is just 10 minutes away and is conveniently open from 8:00am- 8:00 pm Monday-Friday; 9:00-5:00 on Saturday.
United States Postal Service
1088 Nandino Blvd
If you find yourself in need of mailing anything home, this post office is just 10 minutes away and is conveniently open from 8:00am- 8:00 pm Monday-Friday; 9:00-5:00 on Saturday.
Chase is just about 10 minutes away and has an ATM.
Chase Bank
1500 Leestown Rd
Chase is just about 10 minutes away and has an ATM.
If you need to send anything via FedEX, it is located conveniently close to this property.
FedEx Ship Center
2000 Mercer Rd
If you need to send anything via FedEX, it is located conveniently close to this property.
It occurred to me that since so many of my guest bring their pets with them that it would be good to list a 24-hour Emergency Vet Clinic. This is where I have taken a few of my own dogs for after hours emergencies and specialized surgeries. They have a wonderful staff and you can find comfort in knowing that they will receive 24 hour care.
MedVet Lexington
150 Dennis Dr
It occurred to me that since so many of my guest bring their pets with them that it would be good to list a 24-hour Emergency Vet Clinic. This is where I have taken a few of my own dogs for after hours emergencies and specialized surgeries. They have a wonderful staff and you can find comfort in knowing that they will receive 24 hour care.
Shopping
If you love to read and going to bookstores, Joseph-Beth should be on your list. It is absolutely wonderful. They have an absolutely massive selection of books, music, Kentucky memorabilia and a lovely cafe inside so you don't even have to leave if you start to get hungry.
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Joseph-Beth Booksellers
161 Lexington Green Circle
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If you love to read and going to bookstores, Joseph-Beth should be on your list. It is absolutely wonderful. They have an absolutely massive selection of books, music, Kentucky memorabilia and a lovely cafe inside so you don't even have to leave if you start to get hungry.
This is one of my favorite little shops to go to after having Brunch at Wild Eggs. It has all sorts of cute things and is a great place for finding gifts. They have a lot of Kentucky & University of Kentucky themed items as well as Bourbon & Bowties bracelets.
Queen Bee Gifts
This is one of my favorite little shops to go to after having Brunch at Wild Eggs. It has all sorts of cute things and is a great place for finding gifts. They have a lot of Kentucky & University of Kentucky themed items as well as Bourbon & Bowties bracelets.
This is a cute little store that has parking in the rear. It is a great spot if you are looking for Kentucky themed gifts to take or send to your family and friends.
Two Chicks & Company Lexington
124 Southland Dr
This is a cute little store that has parking in the rear. It is a great spot if you are looking for Kentucky themed gifts to take or send to your family and friends.
If you are in town and would like to pick up something cute and Kentucky themed, this is a great little store to shop in. Cute t-shirts, candles, pillows and more.
Kentucky Girl
353 Southland Dr
If you are in town and would like to pick up something cute and Kentucky themed, this is a great little store to shop in. Cute t-shirts, candles, pillows and more.