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Sawyer's Downtown

325 W Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1651
+1 859-281-6022
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (87 reviews)
“chilli” (16 reviews)
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pub
325 W Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1651
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I am in town for a convention and was looking for something really good. Tried several places, all good. Sawyer’s was the home run! Super food. Super service. I’ll be back.

Thank DFeni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited here 3-4 times. Food is always consistently good. Very good burgers. Pretty quick service. The burger is served without condiments and then you dress it how you want it at a condiment bar. Bar has plenty to choose from, including sautéed onions and...More

Thank mort4herd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in town for the KHSAA archery tournament. A co-worker recommended the restaurant to me. I am not familiar with the area and I had to drive out of my way, but was definitely worth it. Tamela, the bartender, was very sweet and took...More

Thank JollyKim
Reviewed 16 May 2018

I had the chili burger and you could not ask for a better burger and wonderful chili, come hungry if you order this, it is very filling. My wife had the cheese burger and it was excellent. You put your own toppings on it. We...More

Thank buger
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The burger is for real. Chips or fries. Chili and soups. Full salad bar. Hot dogs are good too. It’s all good here.

Thank Ron E
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Quick and great foods and services. What a burger/potato bar. Wonderful bar choices. Great start to get read for Wildcats Basketball game, a short walk away.

Thank William T
Reviewed 6 October 2017

There are other dishes on the menu, but you come here for only one thing, a burger. You order your burger, I had bacon Cheese, and then add toppings. I down graded this because the burgers are to juicy. I used a fork and knife...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Great place to build your own burger. Basically, you only order your burger with the type of cheese (if any) that you want, bacon (if you want), and then you head on over to the condiment/toppings/bar for your customization. Excellent, friendly service, reasonable prices, and...More

1  Thank AGuyFromHawaii
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Have been there three times for lunch. Line is usually long but it moves pretty quick. The burgers are EXCELLENT!! Order the burger you want and once you get it, you go to a bar and dress it how you like, including sautéed mushrooms and...More

Thank mort4herd
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Best burger and fries in Lexington! My favorite is the chili burger. They have a great condiment bar where you can dress your burger exactly like you want it.

1  Thank Tarla D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 W Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1651
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-281-6022
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