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286 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-1932
+1 859-281-1116
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“burnt ends” (17 reviews)
“truffle fries” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
286 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-1932
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere. Great service - our sodas were never empty! Burnt ends were very good, but the sauces were somewhat lacking. Loved the crispy little fries (think Steak & Shake). The burgoo was ok. Thinner than I like and could have been warmer, but a...More

Thank Pata58
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised with the quality of food. Large selection but I opted for the pulled pork wrap-delicious! Tried the frozen Mint Julep and was very good and inexpensive.

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place. They have great meats and their sides are great. Try the pork burger (half pork- half beef) when it’s available. Brisket, pork and wings - all good.

Thank Ron E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had catfish poboy and pork sandwich. sauces at the table were very good. Catfish came no trimmings. I did expect some but guess not required. All food was very good at price. there's a pretty good selection of beers. We are West 6th fans...More

Thank Avelave
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Good local BBQ. Not awesome, but good. I usually love to order the Burnt Ends, but these were super dry and hard to chew. Good sauces. Good drinks. Clean and welcoming atmosphere. Friendly service which handled a large group well.

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Burnt ends were pretty good , sides tasty. Service really poor , got my own drink refill. Server came back in about 25 minutes

Thank Charlie W
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Service was below average, it took forever to get our food even though the crowd was light. I got the ribs, and they were the worst ribs I have ever had, they were not tender and very dry. I could barely cut them with a...More

Thank tomsl1947
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Clean, sharp and edgy decor. Great happy hours prices. Had the oysters on half shell, a couple of beers and a shot of Bourbon. Pleasant staff. Will return.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 15 November 2017

I had not eaten here in a year due to poor service and mediocre food after they first opened last year. I do like the atmosphere so I decided to try again. I had a salad (large portion) with grilled chicken with the house-made balsamic....More

Thank Lem1
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

I'm a fool for catfish. Ask anyone. I got Willie's Southern-fried Catfish as a carry-out order last week and it was incredible. The batter was so light and crispy. And the inside was perfectly tender and tasty. I'm a catfish fanatic and this was, perhaps,...More

Thank Toucan-Stan
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Terri S
8 October 2016|
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Response from Sugasweet1 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if they have a specific gluten free option.. but with choices like fresh oysters, chicken wings, brisket and ribs. I have to believe there are offerings that will fit into a GF diet.
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Amanda M
24 January 2016|
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Response from Sugasweet1 | Reviewed this property |
FYI.. they have definitely moved and their new location has a great patio!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 18
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 286 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-1932
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-281-1116
  • E-mail
Description
American Eclectic Restaurant and Live Music Venue specializing in smoked meats, craft beer, and bourbon.
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