We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Columbia Steak House

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
201 North Limestone St., Lexington, KY
+1 859-253-3135
04:30 - 21:30
Open now
See all hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon 04:30 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri 16:30 - 22:30
Sat 16:00 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 79: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This was our 1st time visiting this restaurant and I had high expectations from hearing my friends rave about it. It couldn't have been better. We had a group of 18 and sat at several tables. the waiter and waitress was excellent. They were prompt with our drinks and food and kept us very entertained. There were 6 teenage boys... More 

Thank dsunde
Level Contributor
88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Our first trip to Columbia was at the Richmond Road location. It was a large Group and we just didn't thoroughly enjoy our visit. Probably what we ordered and perhaps because it was such a large group. I'm so glad a couple of years ago we gave them another chance. We do go to Richmond Road if it's more convenient,... More 

Thank Ron E
Lexington, Kentucky
Level Contributor
78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I went in in a Sunday by myself and wanted to sit at the bar. After sitting there with for5 minutes or so and no bartender, a lady emerged from the back and told me she didn't have anyone who could wait on me and I would have to go find a booth in the restaurant. I just chose to... More 

1 Thank Tom W
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Visited last night and had terrible service and food. After a long wait to order and to receive our food the twice baked potatoes came out freezing cold, they took them Back to reheat in the kitchen and they still were cold on return. The waiter also did not give correct information about steaks on the menu which lead to... More 

Thank magarnett13
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My mom and I ate at the Limestone location for dinner two nights. Everything we ate was the best food we have tasted in a long long time. We had the specialty beef tenderloins cooked in garlic and butter sauce and it melted in your mouth, the jumbo baked potato was nice and soft even without the butter and sour... More 

Thank tslahlah
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Columbia Steak House has been a local favorite of Lexingtonians for many decades. My guests ordered a steak burger with cheddar cheese, which is a lot of one person. The baked potato was large enough for two people to share. I had an item not listed on the menu, but the staff will gladly serve: beef tips soaking in a... More 

Thank Stack3
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We went to Columbia Steak House on Wednesday evening around 5:30. We were the only ones in the restaurant when we arrived. Two people in our party ordered the Nighthawk Special which was described to us as a "small filet". The steak on both our plates was gray, almost impossible to cut and had an unpleasant taste. Neither of us... More 

1 Thank CIndy B
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I was in Lexington recently and decided to have dinner at the Columbia Steak House on Limestone Street downtown. It was one of my favorite places to eat in Lexington when I lived there many years ago, but It had been several years since I had been there. Nothing much, if anything, has changed since my last visit. The restaurant... More 

Thank KYtravelman39604
Charleston, South Carolina
Level Contributor
143 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is nice, nothing special though. It was very dark inside, which I struggled with. My husband & I didn't order appetizers we just had some bread to start, I ordered the prime rib with a twice baked potato & the Diego salad. The menu said the salad was famous but I failed to see what was special about... More 

1 Thank joloubo
Cookeville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

My father has been going here for many years and turned the rest of the family onto it. The nighthawk special is a great piece of beef tenderloin served in a garlic which is as succulent as it sounds. The corn pudding is my go to side. A wonderful meal and one that's not to be missed.

Thank VOLSatty

Travellers who viewed Columbia Steak House also viewed


Been to Columbia Steak House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
04:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 North Limestone St., Lexington, KY
  • 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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Columbia Steak House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?