The Rackhouse Tavern

4.5
39 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Enjoy regionally-inspired cuisine at the newly renovated Rackhouse Tavern. Open for dinner, this Lexington favorite housed in our hotel serves a fusion of traditional and innovative dishes inspired by local Kentucky heritage. As a proud member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, we feature an amazing selection of over 300 bourbons and local brews on tap.
Our Bourbon Bar offers samplings of over three hundred varieties of bourbon ranging from the classic Woodford Reserve to the exotic Pappy Van Winkle. Join us at our Outpost Café and Market where you can enjoy a great cup of coffee and grab a quick pastry, breakfast sandwich or choose from a large variety of other snacks.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat for us. Over 300 whiskey offerings then great smoked and glazed delicious wing appetizer to start. Opted for the French Dip with raw onion vs grilled which was right on point. Could not stop eating the fresh cut skin on fries. Ambiance in the bar was outstanding while enjoying Sunday evening football. Can't wait to come back for another stay. Such a great relaxing fabulous stop.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Cuban and Cajun pasta. Huge bourbon list. Great live music.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I ordered the Salmon which was very good. My friends ordered gamblers and another sandwich. They all said their meal was fantastic. For Pros: dinner great, live music was awesome and decor is masculine m, warm and overall nice. Cons: Skinny Margarita was so terrible that I had to return, server brought out checks without asking about desert. We asked another server, who promptly apologized and took our order for blueberry cobbler a la mode. 20 minutes or more later, we all received apple cobbler a la mode, which honestly was not good at all. We inquired, then another 20 minutes later, we received what turned out to be warm blueberry compote in a to go container.

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LaurelC
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was less than ideal. Food was ok

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall great experience. Definitely have two top tables too close together. It’s awkward and distracting. Beautiful place. Food was pretty good. Craft cocktails way too pricey. I had a cucumber martini that was $15. My husbands hamburger and fries was $16. That’s a bit absurd. Overall, I’d go back

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vipDavidT
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time back to the Campbell House in a long time and I'm glad I did. If you haven't seen it long time you won't believe the transformation it has undergone. Let's start with the appetizers. We had the deviled eggs and beer cheese. The deviled eggs are delicious. We should have ordered two orders of those. The beer cheese is one of the better beer cheeses I have had in a restaurant setting. We also some really good meatball and rice soup. Think chicken and rice without the chicken. Had to order it due to it being brought to another table and as it went by the aroma smelled so good. For dinner we had the French Dip and Salmon. Both were so good. Glad we came and we will be back.

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JamieM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! The atmosphere is very welcoming. The staff are always friendly and the service is on point. The food is outstanding! The live acoustic music makes for great time!

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vipSteveC
Louisville
106 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First dinner, we split the Caesar salad and burger, all were very good.

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vipLetitiaM
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our casual dinner at the Rack House. The service was great and the food was very good.

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DavidY
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding, food was great, and the ambience was awesome.

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MatthewB
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here three nights in a row while staying at the Campbell House. Each night my service was above and beyond, from the host station to my waitress to the bartenders and all others in between. Food was consistent and I swear only got better each night. Highly recommend for the expansive bourbon collection, the food and most of all…the great service.

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vipTonyaP
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall good. The live music was great but a little loud to talk. There were a few people smoking cigars “outside” the garage door but still very close to the dining area. We were unable to enjoy our dessert due to the smoke irritating my allergies. Had to end out date night early due to having issues breathing.

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DavidL
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience at The Rack House last evening was exceptional. We all ordered something different and everyone was happy with their meal. The service was excellent and will definitely return!!

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Shoelover
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good! The collard greens amazing. A really nice atmosphere. Laid back. It was great!

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AshleeK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and fun live music!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here was absolutely phenomenal. All of our needs were met promptly and kindly. The entire environment at The Rackhouse Tavern was welcoming and the attention to detail was beautiful. This is the perfect place for a casual dinner or if you’re looking for a more upscale experience. I was very impressed with the food, drinks, service, and how this establishment could so easily fit for a casual night out or a fine dining experience!

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LauraD
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really loved my first experience at Rackhouse Tavern! The food was scrumptious, the servers (Andrea) was great, Shaun the bartender was amazing & a special thanks to Ricky the restaurant manager.
I observed the manager working in many roles that night, from host to busboy. He did a great job keeping everything flowing & definitely led by example.
The ambiance & live music was awesome.
I will definitely be back soon. Thanks for a lovely evening!

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guest
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Comfortable environment. Server helped us celebrate a night out with champagne.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!!

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vipRuthS
Louisville
44 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at Rackhouse. We were in a bit of a hurry and the server was very understanding and efficient. Food and drinks were both excellent. This is becoming one of our go-to spots!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Would have rated 0 of 5 Stars, looked like a nice place. However after being seated we waited about 10-15 minutes, never saw anyone from the restaurant staff to take our drink or dinner order. We left and took our party somewhere else. We’d recommend Malone’s Steakhouse for excellent dinner, drinks and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating; delicious food and beer offerings, superb service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a reservation on patio and was sat in complete darkness. From there it continued to go downhill. We sat for over 20 minutes and NO ONE even said hello much less bring a water, a menu, ANYTHING. We flagged a waitress down finally and she Sid she’d been sat the entire patio SOLO and that she was overwhelmed. She apologized and offered to help us but we decided to leave and not add to her stress. A W F U L. If you’re short staffed -don’t take reservations. Stop putting profit over customer service.

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LawsonL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Needs more waiters. Music was very loud for a small place. Drinks were very expensive

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Angela
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was good- service was good- beautiful atmosphere- would definitely go back.

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SaraT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were out on a much needed date night and our sweet waitress brought us complimentary champagne to celebrate! We were very impressed with the service but even more pleased with the food and drinks! We recommend the Royal Old Fashioned and the Beer Cheese starter. We ordered the blackened cat fish and the pork chops for mains. We basically licked our plates. Everything was cooked perfectly and had lots of flavor. Can't say enough good things. We will go back as our first visit was a real treat! Only wish we would've taken pictures.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good, staff was friendly, and even on a busy night appetizers and entrees were brought to the table very quickly. Food was priced great. Quality restaurant will return in the future!

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CarolynR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside where it was quieter. We enjoyed our meal and drinks

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DavidL
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience at The Rack House was amazing. The atmosphere and decor was very “Kentucky” which we loved. The service could not have been more friendly and on spot!! The appetizer of red crispy potatoes we tried was amazing!! Our burgers were cooked to perfection. We give The Rack House 5 stars and a big thumbs up!!! Mike and Marilyn Love

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I finally checked out the rack house and was very impressed! It is beautiful inside and there was live music. Then the food was excellent as well

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Jody
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each person at our table had a different menu item and thought their food was delicious. The servers were friendly and hospitable. The atmosphere was relaxing and the perfect place for our group to meet and catch up. I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant!

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Emily
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at the Rackhouse Tavern was a great experience. The staff was wonderful and extremely knowledgeable in providing recommendations for meals as well as cocktails. There was also live music in the restaurant. The atmosphere was really great. I will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside and enjoyed good food and good service. Would go back.

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vipJenniferB
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall was awesome experience. Will definitely dine again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Steak was way over cooked. Music was to loud to here anything els. Really cool spot though. Def go again for brunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
36 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food and service. Enjoyed eating food local and within the state of Kentucky.

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RPTH
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere and food excellent-great bourbon selection!

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OmaP
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This restaurant is located in The Campbell House hotel.
We had reservations for 7:15 and were promptly seated outside. When we finally received our meal, it was pretty good! (We were not served until 8:30, which is quite a long time from 7:15.)
I ordered a Caesar salad and added salmon, which was cooked perfectly and delicious. Husband had the pulled pork sandwich, which he said was good. Potato broccoli soup was over seasoned (too salty) and the server was kind enough to remove it from our bill.
There was live music inside the Friday night we visited.

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vipHungry
Louisville
38 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nicely done, Rackhouse! We enjoyed a number of nice menu selections and a great drinks menu. The servers were on point, friendly and knowledgeable about the selections. We weren't expecting live music, but it was a great addition to the evening.

As locals, we'll definitely be back!

FAQs

The Rackhouse Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 255-4281.

The Rackhouse Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 39 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.