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Stella Kentucky Deli

143 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508-1755
+1 859-255-3354
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“lamb burger” (13 reviews)
“pie” (21 reviews)
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American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
143 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508-1755
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stella's was recommended as one of the best deli's in Kentucky. It is not a sandwich shop. It is an eclectic mix of cuisines and I chose to go native with a bourbon old fashioned and Kentucky burgoo with the apple walnut salad. Everything was...More

Thank virginia g
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

A fresh and different menu. Offbeat and trendy without being pretentious. Comfortable with a real sense of Kentucky life. More than a bucket list stop, a great place to become a regular.

Thank Ramiedugan
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Great lunch at this place with friendly service in a neat old house converted to a Deli/restaurant. Only drawback was tables and bar right together producing a lot of noise and too close quarters. There is a side room that is quieter and less crowded.

Thank rich m
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We had lunch here before visit the Mary Todd Lincoln home a few blocks away. It was a pleasant, thoroughly enjoyable lunch. Not being too, too hungry we opted for two different kinds of BLT sandwiches - delicious - two locally brewed beers, and pie....More

1  Thank pakeogh
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We had lunch at Stella's because I wanted a good Kentucky Hot Brown while visiting Lexington. It is a charming place, but difficult to find and it has no parking to speak of, necessitating a two block walk. Unfortunately, we hit it right at noon...More

Thank linetat
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Eggs were good but hey.. they are eggs and one was over cooked. Sausage links were good, nothing out of the park. The potato casserole was not impressive. Mush and packed with too much cheese. Biscuits were dry and crumbled when I just looked at...More

Thank ChrisTopherTemple
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Walking from one distillery to another we stopped over for a little snack. The place was packed so it had to be good. Really enjoyed my Big D. My wife's 'small' Greek Salad was more then sufficient. Friendly waitresses.

Thank Hetbelgje666
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Cosy deli in Lexington. We ordred soup and blue salad. Not to miss home madr cakes. I liled the lemon pie

Thank Lluis T
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch while downtown. Hubby had the Apple and Blue Cheese sandwich, delicious, unique and different ... with a side of spicy Kale Greens. I enjoyed the Chicken Salad on Greens... Tomatoes slices were the best I have had this year. Atmosphere is great...More

Thank AnnDC1
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Set in a Victorian home at the center of Lexington, this deli is a farm to table experience. The menu has varied and unique food options, service is quick, and all the ingredients are locally sourced. I loved the lentil burger, jalapeño soda (trust me,...More

Thank Tallitha R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508-1755
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-255-3354
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