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Copper River Grill

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501 Keene Centre Dr, Nicholasville, KY 40356-1491
+1 859-885-0044
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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168 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been to Copper River for both lunch and dinner several times since recently moving back to the area. It's great to finally have a nice restaurant in Nicholasville that does a good job with both service and food! Their menu is quite large, so everyone should be able to find something to suit! We often frequent there for lunch,... More 

Thank LW1214
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were staying at an AirBNB nearby and they recommended this restaurant. This is a small chain out of South Carolina and we typically do not do chains, but this was wonderful. Great service,a large menu and good prices made this a great place to eat.

Thank Razorback_Ed
Little Rock, Arkansas
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel recommended this restaurant. It was packed and we opted to sit at the Bar. Even when they came to seat us we decided to stay at the Bar and watch the Kentucky Derby on the big TV right in front of us. We both had the BBQ Babyback ribs. Wow ... these may have been the best ribs... More 

Thank Jim D
Lexington, Kentucky
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, food and staff are amazing. Inhad fried shrimp, hubby had salmon and my friend had chicken alfredo. We all loved our dishes. I absolutely love the warm croissants with honey- they are great. Worth the short wait for seating (the secret is out on this place).

Thank Tami N
Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Usa
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently ate here after a long day of driving. It's a pretty place and the menu looked good. Unfortunately we found the booth seating to be awkwardly uncomfortable, the waitress too eager to share her life story, and my "medium" burger came out raw in the middle. In addition, the portions were huge and the food was quite salty.... More 

Thank MeredithL
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service. Wonderful food. Fantastic atmosphere. We enjoyed one of their specialties, the Prime Rib. Our friends had the Ribs and a Rib-eye steak. All tremendous. Nice selection of drinks at the bar or at your table. Informal attire, and child-friendly. You might get lucky and have Shawn, their award-winning server, as your waiter. Elena is terrific too.

Thank duane9335
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

My husband ordered the Copper River Reds not knowing exactly what he was getting and we were all happily surprised. They were the biggest dish of very thinly sliced battered and fried onions I've ever had. We had plenty left over and ate them the next night. Even 4 yr old liked them. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Hollie F
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The front desk clerk at the Holiday Inn & Express highly recommended Copper River so we gave it a try. It was great. The ambiance was warm and welcoming. The food was delicious. Salad was outstanding and the potato soup was delicious. It was so good we went back the second night of our stay. Had the greatest server ever.... More 

Thank 777samuelm
White House, Tennessee
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Don't take my man card. I had a salad for dinner. It was grilled salmon and it was awesome. So there. I put a bunch of pepper on it to "butch it up" but it didn't need it. I even got the smaller portion and it was plenty for this big Manly guy. I definitely recommend eating here and if... More 

Thank PastorDT
Nicholasville, Kentucky
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Always a great place to eat .. the atmosphere is log cabin style without the where animals on the wall... we've done both lunch and dinner and both were a great experience ... but don't expect reservations as it's 1st come 1st served .

Thank pathadley2017

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Keene Centre Dr, Nicholasville, KY 40356-1491
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Nicholasville
  • Phone Number: +1 859-885-0044

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