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Willie's Locally Known

286 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503
+1 859-281-1116
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“truffle fries” (14 reviews)
“pork burger” (10 reviews)
“burnt ends” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
286 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I got to the going away late but lots of friends were still there. I ordered the the Turkey Bacon Club and a Coke. I didn't have to wait long for my order. Service was amazing and well taken care of. The only part I...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We specifically went to Willie's after watching Burgers, BBQ & Brews for their habernero blackberry wings. The smoke flavoring was good, and while the sauce was purplish, it really had no heat from the haberneros, nor any sweetness from the blackberries. The blue cheese dressing...More

Thank theredmieni
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in early afternoon for some bbq. After spending a few minutes perusing the menu, my wife ordered a hamburger and my sister-in-law ordered brisket. After a fifteen minute wait our server came back to advise that they had sold out of brisket. She ordered...More

Thank WallyGHouston
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a must. Some of the best smoked food in town. Try the deviled eggs--they're unforgettable. I haven't had a bad meal yet and we go often. This is definitely a local favorite.

Thank HJP01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed some decent barbecue in their beautifully decorated indoors. Too bad the band had cancelled. Service was very attentive and the food came quickly. We enjoyed the beef brisket and sides and also the brisket on top of a giant potato. Interesting and a bit...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a couple of friends. It was a first time at this place for everyone and my first BBQ experience (i was visiting from the UK). We had pork and beef with sides. All really good. My favourites were the deviled eggs and...More

Thank LydandMike
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to go on a weekend trip through the Bourbon Trail and stay the night in Lexington. We didn't want the "norm" and we wanted BBQ so Google brought us here. We had fried pickles for an appetizer and they had...More

Thank 663clarae
Reviewed 21 June 2017

really good bbq. want to go back sometime when they have the music. outdoor seating very nice. enjoyed it

Thank travinfo60
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Had the brisket tacos and they were great! I like the interior of this facility and they have a decent outdoor seating area too. We also had the burnt ends... a little dry and thought there would be more or larger pieces, taste was good...More

Thank Rhrose0
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Was our first stop in Lexington for our 5-day weekend. Enjoyed the live band they had, wait staff was very friendly and on top of things. Had a Kentucky classic of a hot brown which was delicious!

Thank GatorMo
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Questions & Answers
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.
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
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 29
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 286 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-281-1116
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