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Nick Ryan's Saloon

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674 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion

We know you want your dining experience to include great food and a warm atmosphere with good friends. Whether it’s a casual lunch, hand-crafted cocktails, dinner with friends, or a special occasion, make Nick Ryan’s your next dining destination!

Try Nick Ryan's famous burger, Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad, Salmon with Jasmine Rice and fresh vegetables for lunch. Dinner entrées include Blackened Mahi-Mahi, Chicken Roulade, Shrimp & Grits, Filet and many more. Nick Ryan's also offers fun items like an open-faced sandwich known as the "Hot Brown," a signature Kentucky dish stacked high with turkey, ham and bacon and drenched in Mornay sauce. If you find yourself feeling extra indulgent, you can finish your meal off with a decadent dessert martini.


Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation


Monday - Thursday 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday-Saturday 11:00am-11:00pm
Saturday brunch 11:00-2:00
Closed Sunday
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Phone number
(859) 233-7900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
W. Main St. & W. 2nd St.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 674 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.4
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We were in town for the races at Keeneland. Had a 5:15 reservation and our table was ready and waiting when we arrived. Our server was great and the food was delicious! This is the second time I have been to Nick Ryan’s and I definitely plan to return!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Menu offered many delicious options, and our waitress was very helpful on making the right choices. I ordered the Pork Chop and LOVED it.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

enjoyed apetizers and drinks and food-a nice evening!

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Usually we stop here when we are in town. They have changed the menu but have not updated their website, so some of our favorites are no longer available...Tuna tartar and the calamari. Probably won't be going back there are many more options in Lexington.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Nick Ryan's is a must stop for us when visiting from New Hampshire. Service is always great and food is always delicious. Always look forward to our next visit in Kentucky!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great waiter and fantastic food! The patio was so relaxing!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great food, great service as always!!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great service and food. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Everything was great! Was on time crunch to get to a concert and they were awesome.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Quaint, good service, nice mood, artsy, would definitely recommend and go again!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Service was excellent. Loved the atmosphere. Had the fried chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans. Potatoes and beans were warm...not hot. Was told the chicken would be two white pieces, but one was white and one dark.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent all around.

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1.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We were so disappointed. Appetizers served cold. Waiter came to nearby tables but ignored us and we could not get his attention. Waited 45 minutes for entrees and they were served cold. Waiter never checked on us so we just ate it. The salmon was bland and filets flavorless. When we left, we noticed other tables had bread. We were never offered bread. Lousy experience.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

4 people, 4 different meals. All very good: filet mignon, shrimp and grits, Cajun shrimp poboy, rosemary chicken. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Very pleasant experience. Our waitress was appropriately attentive and very cordial. Our food was prepared exactly as requested, beautifully plated and very tasty. A wonderful evening with great friends.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The place was full of Louisville Cardinal fans, there for the woman NCAA tourney. The shrimp and grits were very good and the fried chicken was very good..drinks were reasonable . just a few blocks from Rupp Arena. would go again when in Lexington Ky.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

It was a wonderful dining experience. We will return!
Get the HOT BROWN

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We went for brunch for my dad’s birthday. I have been there many times but never for brunch. Great mimosas, bloody Mary’s, and the eggs Benedict was awesome!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Our waitress was very sweet and did a great job. I wish I could remember her name. I had salmon on the spinach salad which was AWESOME!! This was our first time to your restaurant with some out of town friends. I will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Good service, good food and no rush. Table was reAdy upon arrival, cheerful hostess seated us. A pleasant experience. We will go back.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food was good and the service was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Food was amazing. And service was great

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Service and food was great... a little noisy but just a couple of tables having a good time.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We had great service and tried the specials as well as the brisket… All were really good. Also great location to walk to Rupp Arena (we parked on the street).

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food was wonderful. We Arrived and we’re seated almost immediately. The one selection was very good, and the drink selection was amazing. Food was great!

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

It was loud. We had reservations and was seated in the bar area. The food had hardly any flavor in either of our dishes. It was disappointing for a place that requires a reservation. Tony’s would have been a much better choice for the occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Saturday brunch was delicious! There are few places to get Maryland style egg Benedict in Lexington, but Nick Ryan’s has it! The portion size of the crab cakes was perfect and there was a wonderful Bloody Mary bar. We will definitely come back. If you’re in town for any reason, this should be on your short list of stops for brunch, lunch, dinner, and or drinks.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We requested table in bar area (more casual with TVs and less candlelight) and thoroughly enjoyed. Great food, as always.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We always enjoy Nick Ryan's. Great place to eat in Lexington!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I went for dinner on Valentines. Absolutely no dedicated parking. I was informed beforehand that they would be having a modified menu. The appetizers were wonderful but the entrees were average at best. This was our first time and we will not be going back.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was delicious. Had 3 course “special” Valentines menu which had many of their regular dishes at a much higher price than usual. Only had 3 Dessert choices none of which were great...you could only get either tiaramasu, 2 chocolate covered strawberries, or red velvet heart. Red velvet was more like a cookie with cream in the middle,so it was better than expected. Overall highly suggest going, just not on Valentines Day. Dinner for two (without alcohol) & tip was $130.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The service was great! Knowledgeable bar options. Classic, no fuss, well done food. Delicious!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Service and food were excellent!

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Nick Ryan's was excellent; we had wonderful food and service, and the cocktails were great. I would definitely recommend to anyone, for any kind of occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Our first visit to Nick Ryans. The food was delicious. My girlfriend liked her meal so much she wants to go back soon to revisit the flavor (Chicken Roulade). It was a weeknight so thereal wasn't a large crowd, it was so easy to hear each other. The atmosphere was great for a long overdue date night as well as a birthday. The drinks were on spot, perfectly balanced. Not too strong, not too weak. Our server, Ivy, was fantastic. She was incredibly helpful with menu suggestions and was super attentive. She made our experience that much better. We don't get to venture out that often so we like to try new places. Nick Ryan's is definitely on our list of places we'll return to in the future.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Two of us ordered the Rossi's Pasta. Horrible. Menu listed shiitake mushrooms and proscuitto, we got button mushrooms and regular ham with an obscene amount of red onions and very little pasta or flavor but served in so much liquid it was almost a soup; awful. My husband's NY strip steak was dry and overcooked. The other person in our party ordered the pork chop and said he liked it but I think he was just being polite. I found it to be rather overpriced for the less than mediocre meal we received and we were very disappointed. We were with some friends from out of town and I was actually embarrassed to have brought them there. We will never be returning and I can't recommend it in good conscience. Honestly we paid $150 for a meal I wouldn't pay $15 for. However, our server was a very polite young man and did a good job.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Outstanding lunch menu and close to the stadium. The best calamari in Lexington.

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1.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was served cold and not very good. For the price I’m expecting top notch food and service and we got neither.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was solid. Service was ok.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

I am very new to the area, and I have Been to Nick Ryan's twice. Great value for excellent quality. I will be excited to visit again!

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