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Columbia Steak Express

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125 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-1926
+1 859-313-5300
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Melbourne, Florida
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96 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Friends who live here told us we have to have true Lexington food. Now I know where to go for boiled, overcooked steak and a boiled potato. If you want flavor, be sure to have your own salt and pepper. Very, very disappointing....

Thank CharismaJ2
Georgetown, Kentucky
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119 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Columbia Steak house is a wonderful place to eat. The restaurant may look at little dated but it is clean, has great service and food! We go for Lunch there a lot and I have been to dinner there too.

Thank Cassie B
Winchester, Kentucky
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I had this for lunch recently and was quite shocked at how much it cost. However, I paid a delivery fee, so that added on a bit. The fish sandwich was HUGE and very good! I wasn't very impressed with the wedges, though.

Thank Hannah R
lexington, ky
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

I've been eating at Columbia's since 1968 when the downtown location was all there was. I've ordered from the carryout place their signature special. The salad (combo of head lettuce and cabbage) is just wonderful, but the buttery sauce on the steak will certainly clog those arteries, so be judicious about frequency!

Thank ddsettl
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

I have been there many times but I was in there a few weeks ago to pick up a lunch order for our office when the "manager" i believe started screaming at his employees. I believe his name was Josh. Im not a manager by no means but the way he was acting completely disgusted me. How can someone expect... More 

8 Thank catsfan313
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

Ordered meal for my family, told 1 hr. for delivery. 2 hours later, no food. I called, oh, it's on way. Well 1/2 hour later......no food. I called back and told them to forget it. Ridiculous! This used to be a quality establishment but has deteriorated quickly (food too) over the years, stay away!

1 Thank Nancy W
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

The manager Scottie Brockman is the most disrespectful jerk I've ever met. Calling someone and going off on them and saying u don't want their business anymore is disgusting! We were unsatisfied with the food many times and we would order again. Should be fired ASAP! I've never heard of a manager being like this to a customer! Never will... More 

4 Thank Shortcake1993
Vicksburg, MS
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013 via mobile

I used to love the nighthawk special here. I don't know what's happened over the years but it just isn't what it used to be. Steak does not taste like steak anymore. Has a very funny taste. Service was fine so no complaint there. Just wish the food still tasted like it used to. Sadly, we won't be having columbia's... More 

1 Thank sdgilliam8
Lexington, Kentucky
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2012

Go on Fridays and enjoy their steak special at a reduced price. Very good food. This place has been a Lexington staple for many many years.

Thank BlueskiesinKY
Kyrenia, Cyprus
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

My husband and I had our food delivered. We were given large portions and our food arrived to us hot and well packaged/contained. I would highly recommend the hot brown!!!! It was super wonderful :) :) :)

1 Thank Lfrjones

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-1926
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-313-5300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?