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Ramsey's Diner

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££ - £££
American, Diner
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3090 Helmsdale Pl, Lexington, KY 40509-2225
+1 859-264-9396
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 23:00
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winchester, Kentucky
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168 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Rather than frequent the many chain restaurants in and around Hamburg, my wife and I much prefer Ramsey's just minutes away. We love the banana peppers for appetizer and the many entrees. I have never had a bad meal at Ramsey's and the service is always excellent. For lunch or dinner, personal or business dining, I recommend Ramsey's near Hamburg.

Thank fantifan
Auburn, Alabama
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Ramseys is 1 of our fave places to eat when back in Lex visiting with family. We enjoyed a cozy pre-Christmas lunch and the crowd was festive, the food was comforting and the quality of the food was fresh fresh fresh! This is the 1st time in many visits that I sampled the pan seared catfish. It was DEELISH!...as in,... More 

Thank Khmergirl
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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184 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Excellent restaurant for local fare with a home cooking feel. I had the "Hot Brown" (a renowned Kentucky dish) and my friend had the pork chops and squash. All were excellent. There were many other delicious options as well. They also have homemade local pies that are outstanding. I had the peanut butter pie and it was fantastic. Great service... More 

Thank Rich M
Topeka, Kansas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We traveled to Lexington to visit our daughter. We ordered takeout and were pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. It was fresh and plentiful. We'll visit again when we're back in Lexington!

Thank Staci K
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

My wife dined here previously and had enjoyed it. She, our daughter and I were completely disappointed with our recent experience. I can't understand why the place is popular and there is ever a waiting line, as the hostess was unfriendly, our meals were cold, and my daughter's hamburger was likely not cooked enough to pass a health inspection. The... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Always great food. Their portions are huge, so they have a petite portion size of the hot brown that isn't on the menu, but perfectly sized. Amazing as always! Melt in your mouth good!! This is the best place for home style southern cooking!!!

Thank Tami N
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We sat at the bar on a Sunday evening when KU was playing basketball on tv. Despite the crowd, we were promptly served our drinks and hot fresh food. My husband enjoyed the Cajun fried catfish, green beans and fried okra. I had the fried chicken breast, the seasonal broccoli casserole and a sweet potato with the most amazing cinnamon... More 

Thank RetrOkie
Greenville, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The outside of this restaurant doesn't look like much, but the food was amazing! I enjoyed the country fried steak with mashed potatoes and green beans. The meat was very chewy, but tasted amazing. The hard part was chewing it, but the good part was keeping the taste in my mouth longer! I had a piece of chocolate cream pie... More 

Thank Jeffrey H
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We ate at a Cracker Barrel the night before and really wished we had eaten someplace that served better food and served alcohol. Well - Ramsey's is kind of like a cracker barrel if you made the food twice as good and served alcohol. For folks that have a very refined palate for southern cuisine they will probably turn their... More 

Thank Beauregard70
Lansing, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

YUM-o! My buffalo chicken was off the hook! I have never had chicken so good. The sides (mashed, mac-n-cheese, fried green tomatoes) were OK. Had better, but maybe they were just so overshadowed by the chicken. We got Pie to go. My husband thought the chocolate pie was a bit too dark tasting, but ate it. I got the Combo... More 

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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
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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: 3090 Helmsdale Pl, Lexington, KY 40509-2225
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-264-9396

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