Carson's Food & Drink

4.9
3044 Reviews
$30 and under
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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MatthewT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Brunch was amazing! Had Mimosas, coffee, deep fried biscuits and the big scramble. All the food was incredible. Service was excellent and attentive as well. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

2 entrees we’re fine. Third was served cold. Service was good.

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KellyB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to dine here, nice atmosphere, great service

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kccc
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. However, it was a bit noisy at the table where we were seated.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy my experience at Carson’s. Service is great, food is always on point, and the atmosphere is upbeat and full of life.

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TiffanyH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect food. Highly recommend !!!!!!!!

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RandyS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server and good

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YvonneS
E. Tennessee
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Christina was an excellent server and my birthday dinner was outstanding! Thank you very much !!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Normally service has been very good, maybe they were having an off night. Food excellent as always!!

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CHADK
Louisville
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and an amazing staff. I highly recommend Carson’s!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The drinks took awhile to get,and the food wasn’t as good as I remembered from our first visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for brunch-delicious!!! Great service and beautifully decorated for the holidays. If we lived in KY this would be one of our hangouts!

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vipTonyaP
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!! Would love to see a 1/2 order of the sugar and cinnamon biscuits added to the menu. 4 is too much for only 2 people and they aren’t nearly as good warmed up the next day!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for an early birthday dinner. Excellent food and atmosphere!

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CarlaR
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As always, Carson's was great. I love going there for food and drinks

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vipSusan
Louisville
93 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Joe, our server, was efficient and sociable. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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ZeldaG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The grilled Brie was so good! Really wanted to like our entrees but his steak tasted off, so didn’t really eat much of it and just stayed a little longer to finish our drinks and chat. Our server, the ambiance, and really everything else was so great though it must’ve been a one time thing.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat at Carson’s at least twice a week.

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PeggyAnnette
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Had a delightful meal! The portions are enormous!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited before concert at Rupp. Fast service ,delicious food ,beautiful establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as usual and as an added bonus we saw Coach Cal in the restaurant.

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AmyN
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious as always! Went there to celebrate my husband's birthday. We love Carson's and always pick there for special occasions!

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CiaraF
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in Lexington, first place we ate and it was phenomenal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really loud in there

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best birthday dinner.

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KY2015
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet sisters for lunch. Staff responsive and nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best salad (Fiield Greens & Blueberry Goat Cheese with Grilled Chicken) to die for!!! Our server, Joe was about the BEST server I've ever had anywhere!!

Sheila

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic!

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Rebekah
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and great experience! I’ll definitely plan to go back soon

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KristopherF
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. We cannot wait to revisit!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service on the drinks from the bar was slow but otherwise everything was amazing. The food was wonderful.

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KateT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, wait staff and overall experience in Lexington

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Lexington, by far!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother / son lunch date

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place so much!!!! Always great, every single time!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great restaurant!

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AngelaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Lexington!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Love Carson's!!! It is honestly the best restaurant we have been to! CONSISTANTLY GREAT FOOD every time.! We are Always happy with our visit😊

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MatthewW
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to Carson's! The atmosphere is great, food is amazing, and awesome service. 10/10 for these guys!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Great evening great food

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Carson's Food & Drink is rated 4.9 stars by 3044 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.