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Ramsey's Diner

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151 W Zandale Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-2465
+1 859-259-2708
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 23:00
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Columbus, Ohio
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81 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had been told this was the place to go for southern food. I wasn't impressed. Nothing was bad, but it certainly wasn't outstanding either. The coating on the fried green tomatoes was a bit gritty and one of my companions said the mac and cheese was just average. I probably wouldn't go back.

Thank dolphin041599
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you love the idea of home cooking this is a great place to eat. Great choices. If you are use to home cooking everyday it may not be as special. I suggest everyone try it at least once, many people will return again and again. I have been 3 times and I live about a hour away.

Thank Christa1234
Antioch, Illinois
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212 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved our first visit to a different Ramsey's location yesterday so much we tried this one today. Good service, good food, reasonable prices and clean. Like the pot roast the best so far and you just can't go wrong with the pie for dessert. Yes, it is diner food but once in awhile you need a fix and this is... More 

Thank Jm2323
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant for families. Offers a wide variety of good southern foods. Blackened catfish and fried Pickles were excellent.

Thank Mike H
Lexington, Kentucky
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Known for it's laid-back atmosphere and down-home, country-style cooking, Ramsey's has been a favorite with locals for many years. The original restaurant on the corner of Woodland Avenue has moved to Zandale Road, joining the second location off Harrodsburg Road,and three newer locations. I have eaten many times at the old Woodland location and now eat at the one on... More 

Thank Tracy M
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great. Home cooking with an extensive menu. 4-7 daily is happy hour. Top shelf liquor makes this a favorite neighborhood diner. My favorite is the Ky Hot Brown. They usually use in season vegetables and having a daily dish. Great food and great drinks = great time!

Thank Stephanie D
Lexington, Kentucky
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sure the food is southern family style, prices have been raised everything is $9.95. Great the first time you go but rarely go back a second time.

Thank KYgal50
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was tasty and reasonably priced. The service was friendly and quick. The atmosphere inside was perfect with just enough lighting and just enough noise.

Thank Teresa B
Lexington, Kentucky
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visit Ramsey's off Man O War about once a quarter and the food is always good, dependable and mostly reasonable. The service is always excellent as well. The chicken and dumplings are good but the pot roast is better. Lots of vegetable choices and all are cooked home style. When in season, and featured, the corn and tomatoes are... More 

Thank the1drjazz
Lexington, Kentucky
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great down home southern cooking at affordable prices. All day breakfast with mounds of food or dinner like Grandma made it.

Thank kodaniel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 W Zandale Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-2465
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-259-2708

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