In the year 2017, Lexington had the highest number of restaurant openings of any city in the country, with 1,947 restaurants opening in Lexington.
That number grew by almost 50% in just three years, but Lexington is still one of the most competitive dining cities in the nation.
Here’s what you need to know about Lexington restaurants and why you should eat there.1.
How many restaurants are there?
Lexington has a total of 1,500 restaurants in operation.
There are about 1,600 restaurants that serve lunch and dinner, while the remaining restaurants serve brunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.
In 2017, there were 690 dining establishments open for business, which was a 7% increase from 2016.2.
What do all those restaurants have in common?
Lexhamans love dining at their favorite restaurants, so why not try a few?
They’re typically located on the edges of town, with lots of walk-in and drive-in dining options.
There’s also a ton of great brunch options, including the famous Lexington BBQ.
Many of these restaurants also have live music and live entertainment.3.
What are the best restaurants in town?
We’ve compiled our favorite places in Lexington to help you choose the best local restaurants in the city.
For a full list of restaurants in and around Lexington, check out our map.
Here are the 10 restaurants that are best in town:Blue Ridge Grill, 1401 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40503 (open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.)
The original Blue Ridge Grill opened in 2014, serving up a menu of burgers, sandwiches, salads, and sides.
The new Blue Ridge was the first restaurant to open in downtown Lexington, and now has two other locations.
Blue Ridge is known for its signature burgers, burgers with grilled cheese, and the best fries in town.
The Blue Ridge is a quick stop for lunch and breakfast in the evenings.
The dining room is lined with classic American and classic Western inspired décor.
Blue Creek Restaurant, 1423 East Main St., Lexington, Ky 40503-1724Blue Creek has been in business since 1997, and serves a menu with a focus on the West.
The menu includes salads, sandwiches and desserts, along with a full menu of soups, sandwiches (and their signature Blue Creek burger), and a variety of sides.
For lunch, the restaurant serves a traditional Kentucky fare, including Kentucky fried chicken, ribs, pulled pork, burgers, and fries.
Blue Creek has a large outdoor seating area and outdoor patio area.
Blue Goose, 1501 East Washington Street, Suite 500, Lexington , KY 40509Blue Goose is a classic diner in Lexington, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The restaurant is named after the legendary Blue Hill Mountain in Lexington and serves classic American food.
It also offers live music, live theater, and live jazz.
Blue Hill Café, 906 East Main, Lexington KY 40508Blue Hill is located in the historic downtown area of Lexington, offering a large indoor patio and outdoor seating.
Blue Hill is an old-school diner, serving traditional American comfort food, and offering an extensive menu of salads, wraps, sandwiches.
The location also has an outdoor seating lot for large groups.
Blue Jacket Coffee Roasters, 1301 East First Street, Louisville, KY 41103Blue Jacket is the name of the oldest continuously operating coffee roaster in Kentucky, and was founded in 1911.
It serves a variety and delicious specialty coffee, sandwiches/burritos, salads and breakfast sandwiches.
They also offer lunch and brunch.
The location offers breakfast breakfast sandwiches, sandwiches with fresh baked bread, and lunch and afternoon snacks.
Blue Jacket offers a breakfast buffet with lunch, lunch with side dishes, and afternoon coffee.
Blue Mill Restaurant, 2300 East Main Avenue, Louisville , KY 40526Blue Mill is a local favorite.
The place offers a variety, and is known as a “go-to” place for breakfast.
The food is great, and they have a large selection of sandwiches and salads.
The cafe has outdoor seating areas and an outdoor patio.
Blue River Grill, 1008 East Main Rd., Lexington KY 40525Blue River is located just south of downtown Lexington.
The diner serves breakfast, breakfast sandwiches and sandwiches with breakfast.
Blue River offers a full breakfast menu, including salads, salads with cheese, sandwiches for lunch, breakfast with side items, and breakfast with snacks.
The café also has outdoor patio seating areas.
Blue Road Kitchen, 1510 East Main Road, LexingtonKY 40521Blue Road is located on West Main Street.
The space is perfect for a quick lunch, as it is right across from the Louisville Zoo.
The ambiance is a traditional diner with an outdoor dining area, plus an outdoor picnic table.
The outdoor seating is great for large group gatherings.
Blue Tail Tavern, 1701 West Main St. Louisville, Ky 40522Blue Tail