The Garden Café at Flag Fork Herb Farm

On a plot of land whose settlement dates from the late 18th century, an area couple grow herbs for commercial purposes and operate a quaint gardening shop. They also make use of the herbs in delightful lunchtime fare, served at the home amid...  Read More

Common Grounds Coffee House

Housed in an historic brick building, this neighborhood coffee house attracts a wide mix of folks, from college students to professionals. The laid-back ambience is ideal for lounging, and more than a few patrons read, chat, and take care of...  Read More

Coffee Times Coffee House

Hip and funky, this coffee house is one of Lexington's most established and is a terrific place to savor a cup of joe. Coffees are fresh-roasted in-house, and the aromas that greet patrons provide a not-so-subtle hint of the good things to come....  Read More

Alfalfa Restaurant

Known for vegetarian fare, this casual establishment near the UK also satisfies carnivores with its menu's wide-ranging scope. For more than a generation, the place has offered healthy alternatives to favorite dishes, serving everything from...  Read More

In previous days, Merrick Inn was a private manor house, but for more than a generation now, it's been a preferred destination for local folks, especially those in the horse industry. The interior boasts fireplaces and civilized details, and the...  Read More

Joe Bologna's

Occupying a former Jewish temple, this Lexington mainstay still sports stained glass windows, chandeliers, and other features from the building's late 19th century origin. These days, however, college students and locals munch pizza in the...  Read More

Dim, atmospheric, and trendy, Pazzo's definitely adds to the cool quotient along South Limestone. The multi-leveled pizzeria is a favorite of college students and makes for a great hang-out any time of day. Constantly busy, the casual place...  Read More

Tolly-Ho Restaurant

Locally known as "the Ho," this UK campus mainstay is one of Lexington's best bets for a hearty breakfast any time of day. A favorite with college kids, the place also appeals to folks from all walks of life, from blue-bloods to blue-collar....  Read More

Good Foods Market & Cafe

If you're concerned about how food is raised and the environment is maintained – or even if you just enjoy fresh, local ingredients – you'll like this cafe. Dedicated to healthy foods and given only to a light tread on the planet, the...  Read More

When you develop a craving for seafood, The Ketch delivers everything from the simple to the elaborate. Steamed Blue Point oysters or Cajun crawfish nachos start a meal out in style and can be followed up with farm-raised catfish, Alaskan king...  Read More

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