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Nick Ryan's

157 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508-1758
+1 859-233-7900
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“short ribs” (7 reviews)
“pork chop” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
157 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508-1758
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visiting Lexington for a family wedding. This restaurant was recommended by the owner of the townhouse we are renting so we gave it a try. Within walking distance and in a nice area we had a great dinner. Service was great, food good, portions large...More

Thank Cng217
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a business group to lunch here and it was great. Great service, excellent food and very nice place. Highly recommend.

Thank EJG4
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first time in several years that we have been here, I understand it is under fairly new management. We had a the Caprese Bruschetta for an appetizer which was fairly good, but the main menu is pretty light on choices which would...More

Thank poogie88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with my daughter who arrived before me. She had been served her drink but it took nearly ten minutes for me to get the attention of any server to take my drink order. The excuse was they were slammed but there were only...More

Thank R T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were headed to a place across the street when we walked by Nick Ryan's. It had a good vibe so we went in and secured a great table on the porch. The meal, service and atmosphere were memorable. The place has an upbeat atmosphere...More

Thank ronnenbr
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant offers a variety of delicious entrees and appetizers. The grilled pork chop was French cut with Bourbon brined garnish, roasted Granny Smith apple and caramelized onion. This was served with smoked Gouda grits and grilled asparagus. So good! The service was very professional...More

Thank Edwin H
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

So we go to Nick Ryan's about once every month because they have a very nice atmosphere and my spouse really likes that. He always has the Hot Brown. I have tried several entres from the menu but I usually give their Specials a try....More

Thank Lilly M
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Great service and delicious food. Staff is friendly . Highly recommend specially if you are looking for hip place. Server Patterson going extra mile ...

Thank atifs2016
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Visiting friends in Lexington and wanted to pay back their hospitality. They suggested Nick Ryan's as a place they had heard about but had yet to visit. Parking was a challenge on a Thursday night and we ended up on side street a few blocks...More

Thank J E
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We stopped into Nick Ryan's today about 3:00 p.m. because we were out walking the historic district and the delicious smells called to us. They were still serving lunch, which was actually a money saver since the prices are lower on the lunch menu than...More

Thank Diane B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Christy M
Is there a children's menu?
23 February 2016|
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Response from Goukats1 | Reviewed this property |
I called and they said that although they do not have a separate children's menu, the kitchen would be glad to accommodate with some items like hamburgers, etc. for children. Just ask when you get there.
Gluten free options
7 February 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Goukats1 | Reviewed this property |
I just called and ask them and they do have some gluten free items on their menu.
Is there a dress code?
27 August 2015|
Response from barbara w | Property representative |
We recommend business casual, but there is no formal dress code. Thank you for your question
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508-1758
    (W. Main St. & W. 2nd St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-233-7900
  • E-mail
Modern Southern-American restaurant on Lexington's Historic Jefferson Street. Come enjoy seasonal cuisine, lively atmosphere and good people. 5-10 minute walk to Rupp Arena. Great place to enjoy dinner before the Cats play in Rupp!!!
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