Hey, y'all! Love dining in Lexington, Kentucky? You should - and for good reason! The Horse Capital of the World is chock-full of top-tier restaurants. These are the Top Five Restaurants In Lexington Ranked, as per Yelp. Do you see your favorite on the list? If not, tell me in the comments: what's your go-to spot in Lexington/Fayette County?
1. Big Kahuna
Address: 904 Liberty Rd Lexington, KY 40505
Phone: (859) 317-9179
Lexingtonians love the Big Kahuna, which serves up Hawaiian BBQ! Be sure to try the Katsu Sandwich (Panko fried pork topped with eel sauce and spicy mayo, cabbage slaw, toasted bun).
Learn more: https://bigkahunalex.com/
2. DV8 Kitchen
Address: 867 S Broadway Ste 140 Lexington, KY 40504
Phone: (859) 955-0388
DV8 Kitchen was developed and operates as a second chance employment opportunity for people who are trying to redirect their lives. Why? People in the early stages of substance abuse recovery often find it difficult to find employers willing to take a chance on them. DV8 Kitchen believes that providing employment can lead to a lifetime ability to gain and maintain employment and deviate from their past lifestyle. Isn't that wonderful? While there, be sure to try the Pimento Cheese & Chicken (all-natural-fried chicken tenders, pimento cheese, black strap molasses, fresh jalapeños).
Learn more: https://dv8kitchen.com/
3. Minton's 760
Address: 760 N Limestone St Lexington, KY 40508
Phone: (859) 948-1874
Minton's 760 is a family-owned restaurant that specializes in small-batch, hand-crafted cuisine. Dont miss out on the Croque Madam (toasted sourdough filled with ham, cheese, and dijon; topped with bechamel sauce and a fried egg).
Learn more: https://mintonsat760.com/
4. Bourbon n' Toulouse
Address: 829 E Euclid Ave Lexington, KY 40502
Phone: (859) 335-0300
Located in Chevy Chase, Bourbon n' Toulouse is a self-proclaimed "cajun n' creole joint". It's a no-frills dive restaurant that serves up big flavor. It's easy to see why they are a local favorite! Order the Chicken Etouffée, Gumbo, and/or the Southwest Etouffée w/ Crawfish.
Learn more: http://www.ilovecajun.com/
5. Bear & the Butcher
Address: 815 Euclid Ave Lexington, KY 40502
Phone: (859) 469-9188
Also located in the heart of Chevy Chase, Bear & the Butcher praises themselves on being "casual and local". Order the Butcher's Grilled Cheese (beer-braised pulled pork, white cheddar, havarti, white american, corn and tomato salsa; brushed with elote butter, chili lime, and cilantro) or the Buffalo Trace Bourbon-Glazed Salmon!
Learn more: https://www.bearandthebutcher.com/