Carson's Food & Drink

4.8
3206 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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JNGJNG
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They gave our son an ice cream scoop with a cake in it for his b-day! That banana bread is on fleek!!!

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vipLisaP
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SERVICE WAS AWESOME!!! Can't wait to go back!!

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BillD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service and atmosphere. A little loud but wouldn't keep me from going back.

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YvonneS
E. Tennessee
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Kendall did an awesome job as our server ! Noah enjoyed his birthday dinner and the birthday sundae!
Thanks again. We will be back 😀

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GaryJ
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the experience. The food was on point and the service level high.

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Buddy
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations and was seated right away upon arrival. Server was very friendly and courteous. He was also knowledgeable about the menu. The before dinner drinks were very good. The food was delicious and served within a reasonable time frame. We live out of town, but this is our second visit to Carson’s but will be on our radar when back in Lexington.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waiter was a very kind and helpful young man with good recommendations

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and meal as always!

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RoxanneL
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Carson's many times but this was the firs time I took my mom. She loved the food and the atmosphere. The server made a good recommendation when she couldn't decide between two entree's. The food is pricier, but I always get two meals out of it so it does not bother me! Love this place!

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VondaC
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Carson's and it did not disappoint! From the service to the ambiance, everything was great! Will definitely be going back.

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JourdanC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot recommend Carson's Food & Drink enough. The food and drinks are unmatched. Best fried chicken I have ever eaten, and you should not pass on the fried derby pie bites! The environment is also very cool, and the service amazing.

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LWHORSELUVER
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a reservation for 30 minutes later than when we arrived. We asked to be seated early but the hostess said we had to wait. We saw table right in front of the fireplace that looked ready and requested it. She said she would mark it down for when they were ready for us but to go to the bar and wait if we wanted. We did go ahead and do that, ordered two drinks, and then we looked over and the hostess was seating 3 ladies at that table! She outright gave it away. I didn't quite understand this (and I was really looking forward to the fireplace). We were seated next to that table and our waitress was by far the best we have had in a long time. We would have not gotten her if we would have sat at the other table we originally wanted. So I would rather have an above and beyond waitress to complete my birthday meal. It was a bit loud in there and would have loved to have heard the music more (you can hear it the best in the bathroom). Our meal was very good and fresh. We tried the DEEP-FRIED CINNAMON & SUGAR BUTTERMILK BISCUITS and they were so delicious!!! I tried the Hot Brown for the first time and there are many variations in KY (like it is different than the original in Louisville I see). It was very good although the ham in it was salty. I do not use salt on anything and I could really taste the salt. Overall, I would go again and try something different!

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vipJenniferB
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fast, attentive service. Food was excellent and served hot and fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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LeoD
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time diners, very pleased, food was outstanding and John, our waiter, gave great advice on drinks and starters. Definitely going back!

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vipPastorjs5265
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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MeredithH
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've never been disappointed! Everything is wonderful.

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ErinD
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our waitress was busy with another table (it was a very large party), but did not check on us for at least 30 minutes. My food was so spicy I could hardly eat it, but she never came around for me to switch it out or ask for extra cheese. Normally a great place, but not a great experience this time around.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful, one of my go to place! Bourbon flight with candied bacon. Yum!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Everything was tasty as usual but the service just was not up to par today. Long wait times for drinks, very inattentive. She was sweet but we hardly saw her throughout the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server
Food was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall3food1service4ambience2

Steaks were not cooked as requested and grits were cold.

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SusanW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Traditional American Menu with burgers, steaks,and salads. Could add fresh vegetables

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JoshE
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The Brie, truffle fries and sweet and spicy ribs were all amazing!

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Sterling
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my in laws first visit as a Christmas gift. They had been wanting to eat Carson’s for quite some time. They were throughly impressed and can’t wait to go back. As always, the staff was amazing and the atmosphere was perfect.

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JosephS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food. Love their starter ribs.

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Timmy
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant! I haven't found an item I dislike yet.

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vipBellaP
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. What an experience and so much outstanding food. Simple menu with a twist. A bit noisy and we were in the outdoor patio (heated in winter) so also some road noise. It was packed when we left so our 1030 am ressie was spot on.

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vipTimG
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was awesome. Great birthday dinner!

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vipCommissioner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

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vipallenh
Orlando
39 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

good food and service good bourbon selection dining room bit cold though

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Janeld
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food! Pleasantries all around the entire experience!

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PaigeP
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a blast catching up with my friend and the waitress was so patient and friendly with us. 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing!!! Food was top notch, and the ambiance was nice for lunch. Very lively and comfortable. I would give it top marks across the board.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Carson’s and immediately plan to go back before we leave Lexington. Our waitress was so helpful and kind. We loved the food and the experience.

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lyndsayk
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Carson's. We spent our 4-year wedding anniversary here, and we're so glad we did. I had the Scallops, which were unbelievably lovely. My husband had the Filet Medallions which he said were phenomenal. We can't wait to visit again. Thanks for a lovely meal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good as usual! My favorite place in lex!

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TonyS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Our server was polite and attentive. Food portions were good, Not to much. Will be back.

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Carson's Food & Drink is rated 4.8 stars by 3206 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.