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Columbia Steak House

201 N Limestone, Lexington, KY 40507-1014
+1 859-253-3135
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“tenderloin” (9 reviews)
“baked potato” (19 reviews)
“salad” (34 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
201 N Limestone, Lexington, KY 40507-1014
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

My wife and I were recently in Lexington for a charity event, looking for a place for dinner that was reasonably priced and could get us in quickly. We had been to Columbia Steak House on Limestone before, and we decided that would work out...More

Thank appellatereview
Reviewed 18 February 2018

If you want a great steak along with wonderful charm, this is the place. The food is as good as any steakhouse in Lexington, but cheaper prices and a distinct old time steakhouse feel. Service was excellent too. I would highly recommend a stop the...More

Thank jasind01
Reviewed 4 February 2018

You can count on getting a hearty inexpensive meal at this longtime steak house. Try the nighthawk if you are really hungry. There is a bar. There are booths and tables. The inside is dark and cozy. The service is friendly.

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 22 January 2018

If you come to Lexington, you have to get the Nighthawk Special downtown and the location on North Limestone. This is an old time Lexington Restaurant and a meal that's been popular for decades. I recently had the Special from another location and was really...More

Thank cwayneb
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

I’ve been coming to Columbia Steak House for years when in Kentucky to visit family. The nighthawk special is the only items I’ve ever ordered. It’s a wonderfully prepared beef tenderloin. I generally always order a baked potato and the corn pudding as the sides....More

Thank VOLSatty
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This is an old style steakhouse that has been a Lexington fixture for decades. As one would expect, the décor is dated with tin ceiling and ‘leather” booths and heavy stoneware dishes. We had the “Nighthawk special”, a generous tenderloin steak served with garlic butter,...More

Thank JC F
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Remember the dimly lit, red tablecloths, black furnishings steakhouse? This is it. My husband ordered their steak special and I ordered shrimp. Overall the food was ok. My shrimp was very good, not overcooked, nice tempura type batter. The steak was cooked beautifully but the...More

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I have been coming here from my college days years ago. Now that I live 2 hours away I can't get here as often but when in town it is a mandatory stop. The Nighthawk Special is their steak swimming in garlic. Today was as...More

Thank LabeYoung
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Lunch for two was excellent. Hot Brown was best we ever had, plenty of ham & turkey & great sauce. Tenderloin tips also very good. I highly recommend both. Service was as good as food. Furnishings are worn & walls @ ceiling are showing a...More

Thank WCF111
Reviewed 11 May 2017

On the sixth day (our last) of visiting the Lexington area we stopped in for dinner at the Columbia Steak House. The restaurant was a throwback to the days of restaurants that were frequented by "regulars" and there were many photos of their guests that...More

Thank Keith Y
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 N Limestone, Lexington, KY 40507-1014
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-253-3135
Phone number is: 859-253-3135. It is the original restaurant before the Columbia Steak Express, which you have listed.
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