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Stella Kentucky Deli

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143 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508-1755
+1 859-255-3354
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 10:30 - 16:00
Wed - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri 10:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Waterloo, IA
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

there were tables available, they sat us in front of the refrigerator that holds pies and salads so people had to look across us to check out their desserts. Wanted a small bite for dinner, got tomato bisque, quiche, and fried green tomato blt sandwich. The bisque and quiche had little taste, no seasoning whatsoever. The sandwich was ok but... More 

Thank lesgo
Lexington, Kentucky
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stella's always has great food, locally sourced, and hand prepared. Yes it's small. Yes it can be crowded. Plan accordingly. The club sandwich is my favorite above all club sandwiches in Lexington. The soups are second to none. Stella's is always a good choice!

Thank davanderpool
Flagstaff, Arizona
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stella, you made my Saturday... That brunch was on point! We don't get to the South much, but when we do, grits are a must and you made the best I've had in ages. I hit up this cozy yellow house twice and while the brunch stole the show, the lunch was good too. Tons of legit veg options (in... More 

Thank Joey D
Alpharetta, Georgia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at a nearby hotel, and wanted some really good food, but without the "to-do" of a fancy restaurant. This was perfect! In an old house, totally casual and tiny neighborhood restaurant that serves amazing house made soup, steak, risotto, and completely addictive Mac and cheese. Loved it. They even accommodated an overly picky child.

Thank Banksgirl4
Roswell, Georgia
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here for dinner on our very first visit to Lexington. Saw some reviews and decided to give it a try. We were very pleased with everything. One of our children is very picky and they were accommodating in making something more simple for him. Our daughter ordered grilled cheese and tomato soup and gobbled all of it up.... More 

Thank rodneyat
Lexington, Kentucky
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Not a large space but very friendly, clean, and atmospheric, with a historic feel to the building and the area. Really recommend their fresh lamb and their Griffin burger.

Thank J A
Livonia, Michigan
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

My wife and I stopped here for dinner. Having traveled all day, we wanted a sandwich for dinner. As we normally do, we ordered different plates and split them. A great way to try more offerings when passing through a town. We split the Fried Green Tomato BLT and Chicken Salad. Both were outstanding choices. The relaxed atmosphere of a... More 

Thank Rick S
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444 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

My husband and I stopped here for lunch because we hadn't eaten here for a few years, and wanted something different. He had a turkey sandwich, and I had the lentil soup. The soup was a good portion, thick, good, and filling. Stella's has been at this location forever, and has been a consistently good place to stop for lunch.... More 

Thank KyBoop
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134 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Lunch and dinner is good but we love the breakfast most. It's one of our special ways to start a Saturday. Everything cooked to order. Always great specials.

Thank Ron E
Warrington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Saw recommendation in Lonely Planet, well worth it. Great food and lovely chilled atmosphere and service. Had shiitake salad with lentil pâté and BLT with fried green tomatoes and Kentucky pie - pecan pie with bourbon and chocolate chips! Delicious!! Would thoroughly recommend.

Thank MsXYZ123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?