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Columbia Steak House

201 N Limestone, Lexington, KY 40507-1014
+1 859-253-3135
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tenderloin” (8 reviews)
“baked potato” (20 reviews)
“steak fries” (5 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse
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201 N Limestone, Lexington, KY 40507-1014
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Reviewed 30 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 5 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 31 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 18 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 12 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
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Service top notch. Food divine.. Atmosphere.. reminds me of a NYC landmark.. from a different era. We were a group from age 3 to 60 something. Everyone left well satisfied and each person was able to find something on the menu to be excited about....More

Thank Kimszrolltide
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We were passing through Lexington and was looking for good eats but also a place we could bring our dog. We found Columbia Steak House to be the place. We sat outside and ordered a one pound T-bone and was very happy with it. Our...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I decided to give Columbia's a try for dinner this evening and had a good experience. I had the Nighthawk Special, the 7 oz filet, along with a Caesar salad and baked potato. The steak was tender and flavorful, and the service was great! My...More

1  Thank HI_McDunnough
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Columbias is the only place in Lexington I know of that serves Lamb Fries. They are cooked perfectly and not greasy. Others got the Night Hawk Special and as always, great. This steak is drenched in garlic butter- probably not the healthiest meal, but oh...More

Thank Suzanne2012012112
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I had a friend recommend this steakhouse as he knew we was going to Lexington for the day, wow this place did not disappoint. They was 3 of us in our party and we all ordered the nighthawk special, which consisted of 2 sides and...More

Thank RandyHodge
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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