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Willie's Locally Known

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286 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503
+1 859-281-1116
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11:00 - 02:30
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my second trip to Willie's. I live pretty close and really was hoping to find a go to bar/grill with live music. So, I wanted to give it a second shot. Sometimes it's just an off night. Price? Ehh, for the food? Average. For the drinks? About 1.5x as expensive as most restaurant/bars in the area. When there's... More 

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Thank Will G
Lebanon, Ohio
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I are from out of town, and decided to give this place a try. I'm a big BBQ fan, and cook many of my own meats, therefore I have high standards. The atmosphere was busy and full of energy on a Friday night around 7:30pm. We had a wait of around 30 minute, which was fine. The... More 

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Thank Jim B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and service. Wonderful food. Fantastic live music. Amazing selection of local craft beers and bourbons.

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Thank K T
Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

CAN YOU SAY FRICKEN YES! I live in Florida and worked at an oyster bar on the beaches and i was so impressed with how knowledgeable the staff was. These oysters were as delicious as they could come. Clean, crisp, and to top it off shucked right in front you!! I couldn't get enough of the French fries and I... More 

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Thank mackenzieann
Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lexington favorite in a new location. My first time, and I am impressed. My service was excellent, laid back but friendly I can't wait to go in warm weather to use the patio. I had the crunchy chicken wrap which was good but I will go back to try the BBQ. They also have a stage for live music and... More 

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Thank mrlco
Pikeville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for a Doyle Bramhall show. Loved the whole set up for the show. I came early to eat first. I ordered the burnt ends and they were amazing. I also tried the donut bread pudding and it was amazing.

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Thank iamthebosslady
Nicholasville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is was our first visit here but not our last.The Pulled Pork Nachos were huge and not to mention that they very good. I had the Catfish platter and my wife had the Double Cheeseburger very good as well. They have a very large selection of draft beer and specialty drinks.

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Thank satnstan
Frankfort, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To be honest, I have heard a couple bad reviews about service so I was hesitant. My husband and I sat at the bar and had excellent service. We are very easy going - We wanted to hang out and have a couple beers before eating. Our bartender was helpful with samples. The menu looked wonderful, I can't wait to... More 

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Thank ILoveBourbon
Lexington, Kentucky
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Willies you are a great place to hang out and enjoy a nice evening after work. The food is mostly BBQ fare. The establishment is very clean and warming to the soul. The food was great by the way. The bar is well stocked with nearly all of Kentucky's finest red eye. Lots of good beer on tap including local... More 

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Thank Roger L
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Food isn't anything to write home about. Good luck getting the kitchen to get your order correct. Servers don't really care and are slow. I've seen the owner/manager walking around and socializing with his friends. Never stopped by our table. This is my consistent experience over three visits.

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Thank Brett M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:30
Thursday
11:00 - 02:30
Friday
11:00 - 02:30
Saturday
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 286 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-281-1116

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