Carson's Food & Drink

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2027 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Carson's Food & Drink features new and exciting chef-driven recipes and cocktails that combine rustic refinement with classic Kentucky elegance in a casual, yet comfortable atmosphere. We can't wait to welcome you!

Due to COVID restrictions, we are currently reserving our patio area. However, due to a extremely high demand for patio tables, request sometimes will not be able to be honored at peak hours. We apologize in advance and thank you for working with us!

Disclaimer: We do not reserve our patio area. If you would like to sit out on the patio, please arrive early and we can add you to the wait-list for the patio, alternatively, if there is no wait we will get you sat immediately. We will not honor reservations made through Open Table that are for a different number then the reservation is made. Feel free to call us at (859)-309-3039 and we will be more then happy to see if we are able to accommodate your actual party size! We look forward to seeing you!

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4.8based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our 32nd wedding anniversary. The food was amazing, the service was great and the restaurant is beautiful. We sat near the front and the traffic noise made it difficult to talk but overall a great experience.

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Betsy
Mobile
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and nice selection of drinks. Glad we were able to be seated outdoors.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great ..little noisy close to riad

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ChuckG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Carson’s is a great place to eat. We love the atmosphere. Appetizers and dessert was spot on. The steaks were good but my New York Strip was little underwhelming.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always make time to visit Carson’s when we’re in Lexington! Food & service are always excellent, and we love the atmosphere.
**Might want to consider another fan for comfort and insect control on the patio...was a bit too warm & a few flies were a complete nuisance trying to get our dinners!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about Carson’s...the food is delicious, the atmosphere is fabulous and the staff is wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Julia was our waitress and did an outstanding job. Thank you. The food was perfect and every aspect made our date together very enjoyable.
Thank you força great experience!
Bon appétit

MJ
MJAW
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love coming here, always get the truffle fries and ribs - quality and quantity!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and so great the service and ambience. Will for sure be back again and hopefully soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my friends bday and we had the best service and meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carsons never disappoints ! We always love our experience there!

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brandonh
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carson’s does it again! Great service, great food, and vista views of downtown Lexington to boot! Bravo Carson’s! You continue to knock it out of the park every occasion! Bravo! Five stars!

CB
vipCharlesB
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing....we were celebrating our anniversary and my husband's birthday and they made it a very memorable evening. The food and portions were over the top. We will definitely be back

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The food and atmosphere was outstanding however the service was very slow And poor, we were seated and had to wait 20 minutes before our server ever came to our table. After he took our drink order it took around 10 minutes before we got our drinks. He took our food order and we never saw him again until we were ready for our check. Someone else brought our food to us and we ordered more drinks from her that once again took over 10 minutes to get.

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TammyS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did not disappoint as usual! Food was great and service was incredible!

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LauraB
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carson’s is a favorite of ours!!!! The food is creative and flavorful! The ambiance is cozy, relaxed and welcoming. The staff appear to love what they do and are very familiar with the menu items. Great bourbon and wine list! Carson’s is everything a restaurant should aspire to be!

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ChelseaC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience! Wonderful food and service. I will definitely be back.

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John
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was delicious! I wasn’t a big fan of the Mac & cheese. Other than that my experience was PERFECT! I loveeeed the blueberry lemon drop and the Salmon Oscar Style. My Fiancé’s ribs were IMPECCABLE!

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SallyW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The ribs appetizer is fantastic. Our waitress was very attentive and answered all questions with expertise.

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GaryW
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Server was very good ,didn’t get seated until 15 minutes past reservation food was very good
Will go again

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CharlesB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt comfortable even with COVID restrictions. Food and drinks were excellent-as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed our time at Carson's! The barrel cut filet was excellent. The mashed potatoes left something to be desired - tasted like they came out of a box. The derby pie bites are delicious too! Service was decent. Would definitely return.

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vipPhillipM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Ordered Scrambled Eggs light/soft and they came out the opposite extreme - very overcooked. Sent them back and asked again for soft but not runny and they came out just as overcooked. In addition, don’t put anywhere near enough gravy on the biscuits and gravy. They give you 2
Biscuits w enough gravy for 1/2 biscuit at best. Other than that their food was great. Always great servic