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Five Best Restaurants In Murray Ranked

JC Phelps

Hey, y'all! Love dining in Murray, Kentucky? You should - and for good reason! The home of the Murray State Racers is chock-full of top-tier restaurants. These are the Top Five Restaurants In Murray 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 Murray?
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1. The Keg Restaurant

Address: 1051 N 16th St Ste A Murray, KY 42071

Phone: (270) 762-0040

The Keg is the top-ranked restaurant in Murray for a reason. Don't miss the crawfish bread (thin, toasted French bread topped with crawfish julie sauce, parmesan cheese), oysters (grilled, fried, on the half, BBQ), or the cajun seafood boil bags (shrimp, royal reds, crawfish, mussels, snow crab legs, dungeness crab legs).

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2. The Willow Bistro

Address: 124 N 15th St Murray, KY 42071

Phone: (270) 759-3233

This family-owned restaurant is housed in a historic, circa-1929 home. You'll love the open-face gyro plate (lamb, chicken, or falafel served atop basmati rice, onion, tomato, pita bread, tzatziki) and the Thai rice plates (tomka, green curry, panang, tropical fruit curry).

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3. Jasmine

Address: 506 N 12th St Ste E Murray, KY 42071

Phone: (270) 761-8424

Jasmine features top-notch thai cuisine + sushi; they have two locations: one in Murray and one in Paducah. Order the pad thai (Stir-fried, thin rice noodles with eggs, tofu, shallots, peanuts, radish, garlic, bean sprouts, scallions, pad thai sauce, lime) and the Beauty and the Beast Roll (Half spicy tuna, half eel, asparagus, sesame seeds, avocados; topped with eel, tuna, tempura batter, sriracha, eel sauce, spicy mayo).

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4. Off The Hoof

Address: 1211 N 12th St Murray, KY 42071

Phone: (270) 226-1096

Looking for a comforting sandwich? Off the Hoof is your place! Whether you order the Swineapple Burger (swineapple sauce, pepper jack cheese, bacon & grilled onions), the ribeye sandwich (thinly-sliced, U.S. choice ribeye), or the double cheddar melt (two 8 oz. fresh beef patties, Vermont cheddar cheese, bacon) -- you're in for a treat.

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5. Artisan Kitchen

Address: 506 N 12th St Ste L Murray, KY 42071

Phone: (270) 873-2246

The original Artisan Kitchen of Paducah opened in 2003 and established a reputation for high-quality, creative food + desserts. They now have a location at Olympic Plaza in Murray! You'll adore the pimento cheese BLT, the fish and chips, and the chicken caponata (pan-sear chicken breast, sun-dried tomato tapenade, mozzarella, tomatoes, thousand island dressing, greens, homemade hoagie roll).

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