Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Lunch restaurants in Lexington and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Charlie Brown's Restaurant thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Ramsey's Diner, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Lunch.

Sidebar Grill


This cozy local joint is known for serving up homemade grub at reasonable prices. The menu is somewhat limited, but it offers classic favorites like pulled BBQ, chicken, fish, a homemade veggie burger, and their signature, savory sirloin burger....  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

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Bronte Bistro


The original Lexington location of the highly successful Joseph-Beth Booksellers chain also showcases the culinary strides made with the opening of an on-site restaurant and wine bar. More than a cafe selling coffee and snacks, Bronte offers...  Read More

Sawyer's Downtown Bar & Grill


Large windows that look out onto West Main fill this casual spot with light, creating an open ambience with exposed ductwork, neon bar signs, and a carved wooden carousel horse. Lots of dining options are available, from a salad bar to burgers,...  Read More

Courtyard Deli


Beneath green-and-tan-striped awnings, large windows look out on the old courthouse, an apt view given the interior's yesteryear leanings. Mosaic-tiled floors, vintage news articles and photos, and the slow whir of ceiling fans create the feel...  Read More

Greentree Tearoom


Eminently elegant and a haven for "ladies who lunch," this well-received tearoom occupies a pale green brick cottage, complete with wrought iron fencing and a boxwood-lined walk. Adorned with polished antiques, silver, and china, the tearoom...  Read More



Although Ramsey's has several locations in town, this one – set in a big, white house – is the original. Everything's casual, nothing matches, and folks love it that way. People come from all over to indulge in big portions of incredible,...  Read More

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

Stella's Kentucky Deli


While lots of high-end restaurants are promoting locally sourced foods, more casual eateries often find it difficult to compete. Not so Stella's. The easygoing place proves that premium foods don't have to come at premium prices. Fresh produce,...  Read More

Charlie Brown's Restaurant


When you step inside, pause for just a moment to give your eyes time to adjust. This is, literally, the darkest pub ever. It's also a comfortable haven, thanks to loaded bookcases along the walls and a host of garage-sale sofas perfect for...  Read More