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Willie's Locally Known

) #50 of 727 Restaurants in Lexington ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Barbecue,
286 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503
+1 859-281-1116
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“truffle fries” (16 reviews)
“wings” (26 reviews)
“pork burger” (10 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Bar
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286 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The atmosphere is very cool. Lots of local beers and rotators to choose from. Service is definitely lacking almost every time I've been in. Food is ok. Fried oysters and burnt ends are very good. Good place if you want a couple drinks.

Thank carter414
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was friendly and this place has brunch on the weekends. You can get 4 mixed drinks for $10 or 6 mimosas for $10. I didn't get to drink since I had to drive 3 hours to get home. This place is known for their...More

Thank Joshua B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been wanting to try Willie's for a while and finally got the chance. First of all we went on a Thursday around 7pm and service was great. My wife got the Chicken tenders and said they were the best she had ever had, she...More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time and definitely not our last. My husband and I really enjoyed this place. Friendly service, great food and very clean. The ribs and wings are smoked, juicy and tender. Truffle fries are amazing! Both of our meals came out hot and fresh!

Thank Bethann6435
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for an early dinner on a Saturday based on TripAdvisor reviews. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and was very inviting. It was early so there wasn't a big crowd but there was a bend scheduled for later that evening. Our server...More

Thank AuntTra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Live music,oysters ,100 bourbons and and a fantastic menu. The staff was great and will be coming back.

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I got to the going away late but lots of friends were still there. I ordered the the Turkey Bacon Club and a Coke. I didn't have to wait long for my order. Service was amazing and well taken care of. The only part I...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We specifically went to Willie's after watching Burgers, BBQ & Brews for their habernero blackberry wings. The smoke flavoring was good, and while the sauce was purplish, it really had no heat from the haberneros, nor any sweetness from the blackberries. The blue cheese dressing...More

Thank theredmieni
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in early afternoon for some bbq. After spending a few minutes perusing the menu, my wife ordered a hamburger and my sister-in-law ordered brisket. After a fifteen minute wait our server came back to advise that they had sold out of brisket. She ordered...More

Thank WallyGHouston
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This place is a must. Some of the best smoked food in town. Try the deviled eggs--they're unforgettable. I haven't had a bad meal yet and we go often. This is definitely a local favorite.

Thank HJP01
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Questions & Answers
Terri S
7 October 2016|
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Response from Sugasweet1 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if they have a specific gluten free option.. but with choices like fresh oysters, chicken wings, brisket and ribs. I have to believe there are offerings that will fit into a GF diet.
Amanda M
24 January 2016|
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Response from Sugasweet1 | Reviewed this property |
FYI.. they have definitely moved and their new location has a great patio!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 286 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-281-1116
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