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For 2
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7:00 PM
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Nick Ryan's Saloon

4.4
648 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • 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 648 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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disappointeddiner 
1.0  Dined 7 days ago

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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Steve (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
3.0  Dined 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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Jojo (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined 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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Smharr00 (Tallahassee)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Service and food were excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined 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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BrianS (Louisville)
5.0  Dined 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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NiceBirthdayDinner (Louisville)
2.0  Dined 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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vipPatrick (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner 
1.0  Dined 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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ALpete (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was solid. Service was ok.

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Brett (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Great. Great food, great service!!

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Boilerhacker85 (Louisville)
4.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Really great location in Lexington. Atmosphere and service are excellent. Food was very good. The pork chop with grits and asparagus was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Enjoyed the traditional Kentucky Hot Brown. Good menu options overall. Service was prompt, courteous. Host/hostess very welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Good on New Years eve. Good service, maybe a little over priced

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

The service was good and friendly. The menu had a lot of variety. Very nice portion, just right. I had an interesting craft martini made with gnger to broaden my horizons. Elegant white tablecloths but still a casual atmosphere.

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