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Joe Bologna's Restaurant and Pizzeria

120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
+1 859-252-4933
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The parking is a pain had to wait until someone left to park. The pizza and bread sticks was very fresh and delicious. The service wasn't so great but other than that it was great. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The building is an...More

Thank tonyalruble
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some places are good, some places are great, and here is one that is great! Simple as that! There is a reason Joe Bologna's has been around forever, and it's great food, and great service. Restaurants in town come and go, but here is a...More

Thank Steven G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Joe Bs is a Lexington institution they have the best bread sticks and the house salad and dressing are excellent. The pizza is awesome I especially like their Italian sausage.

Thank Roy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped by Joe Bologna’s last week and thoroughly enjoyed the pasta and salad. Our waitress Sarah was a delight. My spaghetti with meat sauce & Italian sausage was delicious and my wife was very happy with her spinach salad and breadstick....More

Thank jeffwes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Joe B's is an institution in the Lexington restaurant world. It hasn't been in business since 1973 for nothing. Joe can still be seen in the kitchen or cleaning tables. Whatever it takes for his customers. He's been making deep dish pizza and garlic breadsticks...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Now days our trips to Lexington consist of attending UK basketball games or which making a stop at Joe's always makes the evening better, especially starting on a couple of breadsticks.

Thank Montie E
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Joe Bologna's is a good restaurant. Solid service. Personally my only turn off was that it was in an old church. Being a Christian in felt a little strange seeing people drink and carry on in what used to be a place of worship. But...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Ate here for the millionth time in my life and it was delicious as usual. Parking is still a pain on a Friday or Saturday night. Always will be. However anything you order will be good. If you like pizza just order that. You’ll thank...More

Thank JhibbnJuno
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Joe B's used to be THE place for the college crowd to go to for a great meal at a very affordable price. Since I have moved back to the area I have taken my family there several times and have come to the conclusion...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Wanted to have a lunch before leaving town. As always I used trip advisor and the map feature. I wanted a place highly rated with parking available. Joes is a neat place in an old church. They move people in and out quickly and I...More

Thank Leigh Ann O
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25 January 2017|
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Response from Bruce M | Reviewed this property |
while it's best to call ahead to help them accommodate a larger group, it's not necessary. you may have to wait longer to have that many tables together to accommodate you where if they have advanced notice they can work... More
24 February 2015|
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Response from 316melee | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is parking on the street and in the back. But, with the unusual amount of snow we have had, it may be a bit difficult to find parking out front.
24 February 2015|
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Response from wandaellene | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do have parking off the street. We parked almost at the door.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-252-4933
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