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Top Five Restaurants In Lexington Ranked

JC Phelps

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?

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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/

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