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Sawyer's Downtown

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325 W Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1651
+1 859-281-6022
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my favorite stop before a basketball game during college. Ten years later and it still does not disappoint. It can get busy, but the line moves fast and the food is worth it! I prefer simple burgers, but they have a great toppings bar to customize your sandwich.

Thank Matt P
Lexington, Kentucky
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876 reviews
595 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had lunch again at Sawyer's and loved my burger and the overall experience. The location is right in the heart of downtown, and the burgers have a unique flavor and preparation that makes them fantastic. They smash it flat and it gives the patty a nice crispy texture at the edges. I will definitely be back soon!

Thank HI_McDunnough
Barbourville, Kentucky
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is one of my favorite stops downtown. The burgers are excellent, and the prices and portion sizes are on point.

Thank Brian S
De Soto, Missouri
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food was good at a reasonable price. Since it's within walking distance to the convention center and we were in town for a convention, we waited in line to order our food for about 15 minutes. But our food was ready right away and still had plenty of places to sit. The burger was very good and I liked... More 

Thank MamaSue2012
Yeaddiss, KY
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Burgers were delicious, and the service was extremely fast the the staff very friendly. Bacon burger with pepper jack is a must.

Thank smithfamily2002
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131 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My husband and I stopped here for lunch. Order at the counter and they call your number when it's ready. That keeps things moving fast. Lots of burger choices and a dress-up buffet with everything on it. I chose clam chowder soup and 1/2 tuna salad sandwich. It was good and the price was right. The ambiance is fun and... More 

Thank indianamerk
Indianapolis, Indiana
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

About a block from Rupp is Sawyer's. Stopped in for lunch. Simple, nothe fancy menu. Husband had burger,and dressed it up at the Burger Bar. I had a chicken salad sandwich with homemade chips (awesome!) We both left with full tummies. Might be back for a nightcap or eats later tonight.

Thank neafus
Sylvania, OH
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Great burger, with a topping bar, so you get to pick what you like. Good size, great location, service was great, good beer choices (West 6th St IPA on tap!). Enjoyed the evening.

Thank ajbernard
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

If you like nice greasy burgers this is the place for you. Don't get me wrong the burger was excellent and you dress it yourself. It was a nice cheap lunch and quick.

Thank DeniseWayne
Versailles, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

My daughter chose Sawyers for her birthday lunch. We were immediately greeted by the manager and felt very welcome. The staff was great. The manager kept the conversation with my daughter going. The food was very good and you could choose your own toppings for the burger. Very yummy. Will visit again. Just one more time, the manager was great.

Thank jbarbour9444

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 W Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1651
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-281-6022

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?