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Stella Kentucky Deli

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143 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508-1755
+1 859-255-3354
10:30 - 16:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 10:30 - 16:00
Wed - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri 10:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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187 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Quaint little home style restaurant with nice outdoor seating. Unique southern style dishes with fried green tomatoes in abundance. Great spot to get a feel for downtown Lexington.

Thank Nancy B
Lexington, Kentucky
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great! Go early to make sure you get a seat. It's a little place that fills up fast. Their menu offers local and Kentucky inspired recipes. The building and location on Jefferson Street is worth the visit alone. I've never been disappointed with the food.

Thank travelinartist23
Chicago, Il
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good local deli. had lunch and enjoyed it so went back next day when we need a picnic lunch to that to Nob Creek Farm. Glad we did. Will go back when in town. Building from outside is not much to look at, stick your head in side to get a better feel of it as a local deli.

Thank sleepercarChicago_Il
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stella's has delicious creative sandwiches. I enjoyed the Apple & Ky Blue Cheese sandwich with toasted walnuts, balsamic mayo, and added bacon. So delicious.

Thank Edwin H
Lexington, Kentucky
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stella's is a great lunch spot. It was very crowded and out party of five ate at the bar. However, the food was excellent and we all enjoyed our selections. Take the time to stop by for some wonderful pimento cheese. You will know you are in the South.

Thank abbygail83
Waterloo, IA
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

there were tables available, they sat us in front of the refrigerator that holds pies and salads so people had to look across us to check out their desserts. Wanted a small bite for dinner, got tomato bisque, quiche, and fried green tomato blt sandwich. The bisque and quiche had little taste, no seasoning whatsoever. The sandwich was ok but... More 

Thank lesgo
Lexington, Kentucky
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stella's always has great food, locally sourced, and hand prepared. Yes it's small. Yes it can be crowded. Plan accordingly. The club sandwich is my favorite above all club sandwiches in Lexington. The soups are second to none. Stella's is always a good choice!

Thank davanderpool
Flagstaff, Arizona
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Stella, you made my Saturday... That brunch was on point! We don't get to the South much, but when we do, grits are a must and you made the best I've had in ages. I hit up this cozy yellow house twice and while the brunch stole the show, the lunch was good too. Tons of legit veg options (in... More 

Thank Joey D
Alpharetta, Georgia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We were staying at a nearby hotel, and wanted some really good food, but without the "to-do" of a fancy restaurant. This was perfect! In an old house, totally casual and tiny neighborhood restaurant that serves amazing house made soup, steak, risotto, and completely addictive Mac and cheese. Loved it. They even accommodated an overly picky child.

Thank Banksgirl4
Roswell, Georgia
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for dinner on our very first visit to Lexington. Saw some reviews and decided to give it a try. We were very pleased with everything. One of our children is very picky and they were accommodating in making something more simple for him. Our daughter ordered grilled cheese and tomato soup and gobbled all of it up.... More 

Thank rodneyat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508-1755
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-255-3354

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