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Joe Bologna's Restaurant and Pizzeria

120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
+1 859-252-4933
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Now days our trips to Lexington consist of attending UK basketball games or which making a stop at Joe's always makes the evening better, especially starting on a couple of breadsticks.

Thank Montie E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Joe Bologna's is a good restaurant. Solid service. Personally my only turn off was that it was in an old church. Being a Christian in felt a little strange seeing people drink and carry on in what used to be a place of worship. But...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here for the millionth time in my life and it was delicious as usual. Parking is still a pain on a Friday or Saturday night. Always will be. However anything you order will be good. If you like pizza just order that. You’ll thank...More

Thank JhibbnJuno
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Joe B's used to be THE place for the college crowd to go to for a great meal at a very affordable price. Since I have moved back to the area I have taken my family there several times and have come to the conclusion...More

1  Thank MyShortest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to have a lunch before leaving town. As always I used trip advisor and the map feature. I wanted a place highly rated with parking available. Joes is a neat place in an old church. They move people in and out quickly and I...More

Thank Leigh Ann O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in on a recent trip. Tried the pizza and it was wonderful. Crust was just like I like it. But we saw so many other things go by us that looked good we will have to go back to try more things.

Thank sbuck2013
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Divided into two tables of four to get seated in under 20 minutes--across from each other. Atmosphere great in old synagogue prior to that church. Ate the recommended specialty items--Joe's breadsticks dipped in garlic butter (breathing to good health long after I dipped so much)...More

Thank Kristin F. Chau... K
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We had read about Joe Bologna’s and decided to give it a try. Went around 4 on a Friday which was Happy Hour. $5 pitchers, $.99 breadsticks...could not go wrong! The breadsticks were amazing. We had a small Sicilian pan pizza which was perfect for...More

Thank k4la
Reviewed 12 November 2017

I have heard the advertisements so many times and growing up where great Italian restaurants were, I expected so much more. If only it were all hand made.

1  Thank Worldatyourwhim
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Circumstance found us, mid-afternoon, having missed both breakfast and lunch. Bologna's was nearby and the parking lot was nearly empty so we chose it, almost as an easiest option. We're glad we did. Inside, we realized the parking lot was a deception - Bologna's seems...More

Thank comunikat
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25 January 2017|
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Response from Bruce M | Reviewed this property |
while it's best to call ahead to help them accommodate a larger group, it's not necessary. you may have to wait longer to have that many tables together to accommodate you where if they have advanced notice they can work... More
24 February 2015|
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Response from 316melee | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is parking on the street and in the back. But, with the unusual amount of snow we have had, it may be a bit difficult to find parking out front.
24 February 2015|
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Response from wandaellene | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do have parking off the street. We parked almost at the door.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-252-4933
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