We wanted to start introducing you to the vast gastronomy available in the city of Lexington so you can be thinking of what places you want to try out in March 2019. The area is rich in farmers’ markets and strongly participates in the farm-to-table movement. Many of the eating establishments incorporate the local bourbon into some of their dishes. Lexington is also home to the state of Kentucky’s first food hall. Located about 20 minutes from the Campbell House, the Barn at the Summit food hall boasts near 20 restaurants, many of which are locally sourced restaurants that keep with the traditions, meat, and produce of the region. There’s also a Starbucks there, as well as a Blaze Pizza, a CoreLife Eatery, and a Whole Foods.
Within walking distance of the Campbell House, there are a few coffee and fast-food dining options — Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks (3 blocks), Pete’s Wok (pan-Asian), Zaxby’s, Rally’s, Arby’s, Pizza Hut, Jimmy John’s, and Dairy Queen. There is also a restaurant and bar within the hotel itself. Lexington is also home to several food delivery services including UberEats, GrubHub, and DoorDash, and more than 30 food trucks. The food trucks can usually be found downtown on “Food Truck Fridays” or in the distillery district.
If you’re up for driving or ride-sharing to other parts of town, here are some great dining options!
Blue Door Smokehouse $5-$15, 226 Walton Ave.
Doodles $7-$12, 262 North Limestone St.
Dudley’s on Short $14-$36, 259 West Short St.
Grey Goose $7-$15, 170 Jefferson St.
Keeneland Track Kitchen $8 and under, 4201 Versailles Rd.
Stella’s Kentucky Deli $7-$16, 143 Jefferson St.
Tolly-Ho (home of the signature “Ho Burger”) $3-$8, 606 South Broadway
The Village Idiot (I want to go here just because of the name!) $14-$23, 307 West Short St.
We’ll revisit these posts again closer to the conference dates too!