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Stella Kentucky Deli

143 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508-1755
+1 859-255-3354
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (31 reviews)
“pie” (22 reviews)
“tomato bisque” (13 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
143 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508-1755
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Found in an unlikely location! Homemade comfort food. Made all our bellies warm and cozy. Fresh, whole ingredients. A new take on a lot of standards. And everything was delicious.

Thank DaveFromChicago2017
Reviewed 30 October 2017

In the downtown historic district in a small older house that has been made into a restaurant/bar. Great lunch selections and everything we had was really good and fresh. I understand they also have a great brunch! You could tell it was very popular with...More

Thank Arkies10
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Had the bisque tomato soup and ham and mushroom quiche. The soup was served clabbered and warm,and the quiche was old and egg separated along with not even being warm. Have eaten at Stellas previously with the food being fresh. Will think hard before taking...More

Thank Connie C
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The only downside is there are a lot of people running around a small space. We arrived at 11:30 for brunch on Sunday and it was a bit chaotic. We ended up just grabbing and empty table and placing our order. I love the brunch...More

Thank foxsocks
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Stella's was recommended as one of the best deli's in Kentucky. It is not a sandwich shop. It is an eclectic mix of cuisines and I chose to go native with a bourbon old fashioned and Kentucky burgoo with the apple walnut salad. Everything was...More

Thank virginia g
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

A fresh and different menu. Offbeat and trendy without being pretentious. Comfortable with a real sense of Kentucky life. More than a bucket list stop, a great place to become a regular.

Thank Ramiedugan
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Great lunch at this place with friendly service in a neat old house converted to a Deli/restaurant. Only drawback was tables and bar right together producing a lot of noise and too close quarters. There is a side room that is quieter and less crowded.

Thank rich m
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We had lunch here before visit the Mary Todd Lincoln home a few blocks away. It was a pleasant, thoroughly enjoyable lunch. Not being too, too hungry we opted for two different kinds of BLT sandwiches - delicious - two locally brewed beers, and pie....More

1  Thank pakeogh
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We had lunch at Stella's because I wanted a good Kentucky Hot Brown while visiting Lexington. It is a charming place, but difficult to find and it has no parking to speak of, necessitating a two block walk. Unfortunately, we hit it right at noon...More

Thank linetat
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Eggs were good but hey.. they are eggs and one was over cooked. Sausage links were good, nothing out of the park. The potato casserole was not impressive. Mush and packed with too much cheese. Biscuits were dry and crumbled when I just looked at...More

Thank ChrisTopherTemple
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508-1755
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-255-3354
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