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“Super Ho or a Big Tolly.. you can't go wrong.”

Tolly-Ho Restaurant
Ranked #197 of 930 Restaurants in Lexington
Cuisines: American
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 26 June 2014

. It was a staple of my college days at the corner across from my dorm. The new location will take some getting used to. But the food, cheap prices, cast of interesting characters... yep, they are allllll here.
The ability to here VIRGIN and the crowd go wild never gets old. Even if the said vir-victim is an elementary school kid with a UK alum for a parent. Be prepared, you will see all walks of life here. If you are close minded, uptight, prudish and snobby... stay the heck away. Seriously, another 4 letter word away. This is a college hang out, an artsy fartsy meeting place. Democrats and Republicans, High Brow and homeless, Punks and Hippies, Queer (not "gay" but full on cross dressing drag queen types) and homophobic suburbanites, Greeks and GDI's, hipsters and the technologically challenged will all be here. If you don't mix well with people who are not exactly like you... do not eat here. Video games and loud music abound.
Family style seating is encouraged. If you sit at a table that you don't fill, and it is busy, you will be expected to share your table. Do not moan, embrace it and partake in the Ho-ness. Booths and tables are mismatched, much like the folks who sit at them. The fraternity and sorority paddles are gifts from UK and Transylvania. Some of us have ours hanging upside down or back to front... for being kicked off campus or being out of favor with the establishment and such.
The food, same stuff has been on the menu for generations. The Woolworth lunch counter type sign is not joke, it was original. It's not a retro fit flea market find. Burgers, fries, Onion rings, chicken nuggets ,breakfast grub, diner fare, malts, shakes, cheese tots, ALE-8 (Winchester's Swamp Water), beer, it's all here even a corner market.
Order at the line; give a name -the funnier and fakest get the best results. Be creative and you will be adored by the masses and staff. Your moniker will be called out when your food is ready. Retrieve your food under the "Pick up here" sign .Fiberglass cold war era tray with melamine plates are right outta the late 50's. Enjoy your artery hardening tasty campus tradition & delights with the rest of us who are at the culinary equivalent of the Isle of Misfit Toys.

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Thank IrishVoodoo
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Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

Good food - nice people - great atmosphere. I recommend trying the Super HO!! Great burgers and fries. Stop in and enjoy

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Thank Robman25
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Food and atmosphere at this local spot was very good. This restaurant is open 24 hours a day, which makes it a great spot for late nighters. we went for brunch looking for breakfast foods but the hamburgers looked and smelled so good that ended up eating. Delicious!

Thank Kristi R
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Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

This place is 24 hours open fast food restaurant.

Good: Good food. Clean place. Fast service. 24 hours open. They have veggie burger. And Pinball to play. (Batman, South Park and lord of the rings)

Bad: none

This place mostly serves to students. It is a family friendly place

Thank Drtolga
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Tolly-Ho is a local college student favorite. Make sure you tell them its your first time so you can get the special discount they offer. Always a great place to go with friends. UK basketball players are often seen here, with the occasional football player as well. Rather inexpensive food with a fun atmosphere.

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Thank EKUstudent3018
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