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OT - what’s to eat in Lexington?

TeefusTeefus Posts: 653
Bride of Teefus and I are contemplating a road trip to Northern KY in a few weeks in search of Bourbon, BBQ, and antiques. Any of y’all in the region that can suggest some good places to put on the feedbag or otherwise have a good time?  

Thanks in in advance for any suggestions. 
Michiana, South of the border.

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  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,969
    Tell me what you have in mind and I’ll run down your options. Lexington doesn’t have great restaurants but there are some good ones. Midway is 10-15 mi. west off of I64 with 2 very good restaurants. Heirloom and Holly Hill Inn. 
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

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  • JohnnyTarheelJohnnyTarheel Posts: 5,274
    Go to Lexington Barbeque to get some local BBQ. 
    Charlotte, NC - Large BGE 2014, Maverick ET 733, Thermopen, Nest, Platesetter, Woo2 and Extender w/Grid, Kick Ash Basket, Pizza Stone, SS Smokeware Cap, Blackstone 36"
  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,969
    He’s talking KY not NC. 
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,768
    UK right of passage greasy spoon where our fraternity paddle that bears my signature hangs is a must for great burgers and fries.  Used to be anyways. The Tolly Ho.  Nothing off the hook, just good hangover food.  Melvin Turpin almost lost his starting spot due to weight gain from eating here (the original location).  It nourished my soul on more than a few late nights. 
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,969
    edited March 15
    Trust me Teefus you do not want to eat there. 
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 17,404
    No comment on eateries in Lex but here's link to the bourbon trail that will get you well underway: https://kybourbontrail.com 
    And just outside Lex is this great eatery: http://www.wallacestation.com  
    Chamber of Commerce hat off.  Enjoy wherever you land.  
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  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,969
    edited March 15
    It’s a fun little place near the aforementioned Midway. I find the sandwiches, basically all they have, way overloaded. Maybe that’s just me. It’s one of Ouita Michel’s restaurants. Her newest restaurant is Honeywood located in a urban development that has 25+ restaurants and probably that many retail outlets, along with a boutique hotel, condos and apartments. The wife and I eat there regularly. Great place for sharing, moderate wine list. The husband Chris is great with the value wines and has a really great list at the Holly Hill Inn. 
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • acmoser76acmoser76 Posts: 40
    Blue Door Smokehouse
    http://bluedoorsmokehouse.com

    Some of the best brisket I've ever had.
    Indianapolis, IN
  • JohnnyTarheelJohnnyTarheel Posts: 5,274
    GrillSgt said:
    He’s talking KY not NC. 
    Oops!!!
    Charlotte, NC - Large BGE 2014, Maverick ET 733, Thermopen, Nest, Platesetter, Woo2 and Extender w/Grid, Kick Ash Basket, Pizza Stone, SS Smokeware Cap, Blackstone 36"
  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,969
    acmoser76 said:
    Blue Door Smokehouse
    http://bluedoorsmokehouse.com

    Some of the best brisket I've ever had.
    It’s definitely the best Lex has to offer, only open for dinner on Fr Sa. Brisket is top notch, all meats are good, sides meh. 
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • TeefusTeefus Posts: 653
    Thanks for all the tips. We should be well fed.
    Michiana, South of the border.
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 6,292
    Lexington, TX is home to the #1 rated Snow's BBQ.   Make sure you only go on Saturday though.
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  • Action_HankAction_Hank Posts: 52
    edited March 15

    +votes for @GrillSgt,brent,acmo,&lous suggestions.  Lotta truth here...

     

    Ramseys Diner is also a gem.  Get the hot brown (best ive had), prepare to nap the rest of the afternoon though…

     

    Lol if you do end up at “The Ho”, make sure to tell them it’s your first time there! 

     

    Idk if you can find goetta in your neck of the woods...  If not, I’d bring a cooler and pick some up in NKY.  Usually hard to find or overpriced outside of cincy.  Cooks up like breakfast sausage.  Sh*ts the best

     

    PM if you have any specific questions or if your passing thru, odds are there’ll be something on the egg 

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  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,554
    We have decent BBQ at Hudson's in Lexington SC. Not best ever.....but better than that Lexington NC crap. =)
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”
  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,421
    The real Lexington is in NC, just saying.  
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  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,768
    The real Lexington is in NC, just saying.  
    No. No. 
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • pineypiney Posts: 1,307
    The real Lexington is in NC, just saying.  
    Humm...Matt are you saying they built another Lexington someplace else?
    Lenoir, N.C.
  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,421
    piney said:
    The real Lexington is in NC, just saying.  
    Humm...Matt are you saying they built another Lexington someplace else?
    Yes sir.  They all want to be THE Lexington, NC, but they ain't.  

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    People seem to enjoy their Q...

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  • FilterGeekFilterGeek Posts: 1
    If you head to Louisville there is a hole in the wall place called Hamerheads that was great BBQ.  

    In the Lexington area, take the Distillery tours at both Woodford Reserve and at Buffalo Trace.  They are both close to Lex and close to each other.  Woodford has a better tour, but it was not free (Buffalo Trace was free).  I highly recommend both. 
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