Taste

Local Dining

Hungry? We’ve got recommendations for days! Dine like the locals do at The Dixie Cafe in Keene. It is not only an Irish market with imported candies and gifts, but it is also the hot spot serving Southern-style breakfast plates to the early birds at 7 a.m. The cafe also has daily lunch specials, Mexican-inspired dishes, and sandwiches available from the deli from 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Stop in Wilmore at Solomon’s Porch Café, owned by two Asbury alums who serve weary souls needing nourishment both breakfast and lunch or just drop in for a cup of coffee. They have a clever and tasty menu with fixtures such as the 12 Apostolic Franks—from Thomas and Simon to John, Matthew, and Judas. Each all-beef hot dog selection has its own personality. Build your own sandwich with ‘The Free Will’ or go all-in with ‘Fire & Brimstone’ hamburger. For those Southern meat-and-three fanatics, Leonard’s Kitchen inside Fitch’s IGA Grocery store is where you want to be for a home-cooked lunch. But hurry before the line gets too long—Wednesday’s chicken pot pie runs out fast! A cozy downtown dinner at Euro Wine and Tapas Bar is a must if you are looking for something a little more continental. Choose a local bourbon as the backbone of your specialty cocktail or get a recommendation on the perfect glass of wine to complement your meal. 

 

Still hungry? Dig into all our restaurant options to experience that authentic Kentucky flavor.

Big Cheese Beer Cheese

Beer cheese is a Kentucky staple! Big Cheese Beer Cheese is a small batch beer cheese made by the Breiner family, who takes this Kentucky tradition seriously. They make up to 18 different flavors—from white cheddar or jalapeno ranch, to the loaded pepper jack and the...

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Big City Pizza

If you’re a pizza fan, then the slice stops here. Big City Pizza turns the authentic big city taste loose and will set you free with Bluegrass state pizazz. Dip your soft pretzel bites into creamy beer cheese or bite into a pillowy garlic knot (or two) for starters....

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Bill’s Saloon at Connemara

Grab lunch on the green! The Connemara Golf Course, constructed in 1992, was an addition to the Connemara Farm that has been grandly standing since 1833. Lunchtime favorites include the Chilean salmon salad, the Taleggio, and tomato jam panini, and you guessed it the...

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Chicken Salad Chick

Chicken Salad Chick specializes in the art of the salad: chicken salad, broccoli salad, pasta salad, tuna salad, and egg salad. But it doesn't stop there. Yes, they have twelve different varieties of chicken salad to satisfy your craving, so what will it be? A BLT...

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Copper River Grill

Copper River Grill continues the tradition to serve American classics like wood-fired pizzas, grilled-to-order steak, and baked potatoes, and creamy pasta dishes. Healthy eaters have options, too, with a bevy of choices like homemade soups and salads. Make lunch easy...

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Cottage Cafe

Cottage Cafe Diner on Main Street serves Nicholasvillians Southern-style home cooking favorites all day long from breakfast all the way through to dinnertime. Breakfast favorites like egg and cheese sandwiches topped with your choice of sausage, bacon or bologna are...

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Daddy Joe’s Bar & Grill at Thoroughbred Golf Club

Daddy Joe’s Bar and Grill is located in an old tobacco barn situated on high ground—the highest point in Jessamine County, as a matter of fact—on the grounds of the Thoroughbred Golf Club at Highpoint. That's directly next door to the legendary Taylor Made Horse Farm....

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Dixie Cafe & Quick Stop

The Dixie Cafe & Quick Stop is an Irish market with imported candies, local products, and gifts. But, their food counter is a local hot spot during breakfast hours all the way up to lunchtime. It doesn’t matter if you’re an early bird or not—breakfast is served...

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Drake’s

Bruce Drake couldn’t sleep, so he grabbed his keys and went out to find a pub where he could hang out, grab a burger, and listen to live music. That place didn’t exist, so Bruce took matters into his own hands. From leisurely lunchers and number crunchers, winers and...

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Equestrian Woods Club House

The historic Equestrian Woods Club House was built in the late 1800s and sits on a picturesque 4.5 acres right across the Fayette-Jessamine County line. 3500 square feet of dining area and a commercial-grade kitchen play host to a weekly Sunday brunch buffet, which...

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Euro Wine & Tapas Bar

Euro is the vision of entrepreneur Charlie Hensley, and his loyal customers will agree that the diverse selection of reds, whites, and avant-garde cocktails are unparalleled. He and his knowledgeable staff can assist you in choosing the perfect pair of liquid...

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Fitch’s IGA: Leonard’s Kitchen

Since 1956, Leonard’s Kitchen in Fitch’s IGA hometown grocery store has served 65 years-worth of home-cooked meals to our Wilmore and Highbridge “family.” We’ve got a hot breakfast or donuts—with coffee—available to get you going in the morning, or you can stop in for...

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Fuego Grill Restaurant

In true Latin American style, Fuego Grill has an inventive menu that Chef Denise Nelson crafts to highlight the season’s most flavorful organic vegetables and locally sourced meats. She uses the most delicious organic vegetables and locally sourced meats, such as...

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Gumbo Ya Ya

Gumbo Ya Ya touts a fast and casual dining atmosphere and prides itself on food with an authentic Cajun Creole flavor. From etouffee to jambalaya to our signature gumbo, don't be shy to ask for a sample—the decision is much harder than it seems. Life is too short, so...

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Nicholasville Café

Nicholasville Cafe is located on Main Street and is the lunchtime hub in the heart of downtown Nicholasville. You never know what kind of mood owner Gertie is in for the day. She may be a little cantankerous, but she knows what she’s doing in the kitchen. The Cafe...

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Public Well

Ever since John W. Charlotter (who happened to be blind) bore 180 feet into the ground in 1846, at the corner of Main and Maincross streets in Nicholasville, a stream of water soared 10 feet high. Over the years, the freshwater well provided refreshment to all who...

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Solomon’s Porch

Owners Tim and Erin are graduates of Asbury University and keep the doors open for breakfast and lunch at Solomon’s Porch Cafe. You’ll get a kick out of their clever menu! May we suggest trying one of the twelve Apostolic Dogs? Matthew’s traditional dog with relish...

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Sonny’s BBQ

You may think all ‘cue was created equal, but we know better. We specialize in tried and true Southern barbecue. Sonny’s passion has endured since 1968 on that low, slow flavor. That is what has kept our doors open and people coming back time and again. Our pulled...

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ALL DINING

  • A&W/ Long John Silvers, 1041 N Main Street, Nicholasville, 859-885-1640
  • Applebee’s, 113 North Plaza Drive, Nicholasville 859-881-146
  • Arby’s, 902 S Main St., Nicholasville, 859-948-8840
  • Asuka Grill Japanese Steakhouse, 267 E. Brannon Rd., Nicholasville, 859-272-0020
  • Bellacino’s, 161 E Brannon Rd, Nicholasville, 859-245-9111
  • Big City Pizza, 114 Williams Road, Nicholasville, 859-885-0111
  • Bill’s Saloon at Connemara, 2327 Lexington Road, Nicholasville, 859-885-2221
  • Bob Evans, Brannon Crossing Ctr. 121 Marlene Drive, Nicholasville, 859-245-1126
  • Bridgepoint at Ashgrove Woods, 5220 Grey Oak Ln., Nicholasville, 859-885-3000
  • Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, 111 North Plaza Drive, Nicholasville, 859-885-4055
  • Burger King, 633 Edgewood Dr., 859-881-1010
  • Captain D’s, 189 Imperial Way, Nicholasville, 859-885-1688
  • China King, 991 South Main Street, Nicholasville, 859-885-0699
  • Copper River Grill, 501 Keene Center Drive, Nicholasville, 859-885-0044
  • Cottage Cafe, 409 North Main Street, Nicholasville, 859-887-1911
  • Cracker Barrel, 4089 Lexington Rd., Nicholasville, 859-273-1344
  • Culver’s, 961 N Main St., Nicholasville, 859-881-8887
  • Daddy Joe’s Bar & Grill at Thoroughbred Golf Club, 1215 High Point Dr., Nicholasville, 859-881-7055
  • Daily Donuts, 908 S. Main St., Nicholasville, 859-887-0060
  • Dairy Queen, 100 N. Plaza Dr., Nicholasville, 859-887-0517
  • Dairy Queen, 900 S. Main St., Nicholasville, 859-885-4070
  • Daylight Donuts, 1020 N. Main St., Nicholasville, 859-885-0028
  • Dixie Cafe & Quick Stop, 108 Keene S. Elkhorn Rd., Nicholasville, 859-885-0178
  • Domino’s, 800 S. Main St., Nicholasville, 859-885-6061
  • Drake’s, 390 East Brannon Road, Nicholasville, 859-447-8411
  • Eli’s Shell Food Mart, 401 Etter Dr., Nicholasville, 859-887-4871
  • Equestrian Woods Club House, 107 Clubhouse Dr., Nicholasville, 859-223-1589
  • Euro Wine & Tapas Bar, 102 South Main Street, Nicholasville, 859-885-3139
  • European Delights, 221 E. Brannon Rd., Nicholasville, 859- 271-7000
  • Family Market Marathon, 2260 Wilmore Road, Wilmore, 859-858-4214
  • Fazoli’s, 1016 N. Main St., Nicholasville, 859-887-1592
  • Fiesta Mexico, 801 S. Main St., Nicholasville, 859- 887-0453
  • Firehouse Subs, 455 Keene Center Dr., Nicholasville, 859-881-5011
  • Fitch’s IGA, 102 E. Main St., Wilmore 859-858-3135
  • Fuego Grill Restaurant, 2385 Chrisman Mill Road, Nicholasville, 859-264-9463
  • Giovanni’s Pizza, 851 N Main St., Nicholasville, 859-885-1044
  • Godfather’s Pizza, 634 Edgewood Dr., Nicholasville, 859-885-2325
  • Great Wall Chinese, 104 East Main Street, Wilmore, 859-858-0226
  • Gumbo Ya Ya, 294 E. Brannon Rd., Nicholasville, 859-245-9292
  • Hardee’s, 903 S. Main St., Nicholasville, 859-885-6975
  • HogFathers BBQ, 1001 Elizabeth St., Nicholasville, 859-940-9821
  • Homecooker/ Double Kwik BP, 4000 Catnip Hill Road, Nicholasville, 859-885-3544
  • Ichiban Buffet, 960 N. Main St., Nicholasville, 859-885-0333
  • J’s Place, 101 S. Main St., Nicholasville, 859-887-0052
  • Jimmy John’s, 113 Bryant Dr., Nicholasville, 859-881-1037
  • Joy Food, 258 E. Brannon Rd., Nicholasville, 859-971-1388
  • KFC, 900 North Main St., Nicholasville, 859-881-5757
  • Little Caesars, 431 Etter Drive, Nicholasville, 859-885-4000
  • Los’ Dos Amigos, 107 E. Edgewood Dr., Nicholasville, 859-887-0594
  • Marathon, 202 S. Main St., Nicholasville, 859-885-6405
  • McDonald’s, 100 E. Brannon Rd., Nicholasville, 859-245-1131
  • McDonald’s, 100 Hendren Way, Nicholasville, 859-881-1573
  • McDonald’s, 100 Imperial Way, Nicholasville, 859-885-4100
  • Mi Pequena Hacienda, 110 Cynthia Dr., Nicholasville, 859-309-3840
  • Nicholasville Café, 111 North Main Street, Nicholasville, 859-887-9115
  • Panera Bread, Brannon Crossing Center, 101 Cynthia Drive, Nicholasville, 859-971-1030
  • Papa John’s, 935 N. Main St., Nicholasville, 859-885-5696
  • Penn Station, 112 Blueberry Ln., Nicholasville, 859-885-9990
  • Pizza Hut, 521 N Main St., Nicholasville, 859-885-6201
  • Raising Canes, 551 Keene Centre Drive, Nicholasville, 859-881-0000
  • Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, 101 East Brannon Road, Nicholasville, 859-971-1991
  • Rio Grande Mexican, 220 North Plaza Drive, Nicholasville
  • Sims Pizzeria & Ice Cream Parlor, 319 E. Main St., Wilmore, 859-858-0112
  • Solomon’s Porch, 111 East Main Street, Wilmore, 859-858-9060
  • Sonic Drive-In, 100 Village Pkwy., Nicholasville, 859-885-8188
  • Sonic Drive-In, 120 Bellerieve Blvd., Nicholasville, 859-219-2235
  • Sonny’s Barbeque, 110 North Plaza Drive, Nicholasville, 859-887-0021
  • Starbucks Coffee, 123 Bryant Dr., Nicholasville, 859-885-3941
  • Subway, 100 East Main St., Wilmore, 859-858-8168
  • Subway, 101 Quinn Dr., Nicholasville, 859-885-8086
  • Subway, 1024 N. Main St. (Wal-mart), Nicholasville, 859-887-3964
  • Subway, 109 Springdale Dr., Nicholasville, 859-223-1077
  • Subway, 135 Orchard Dr., Nicholasville, 859-887-9479
  • Sweet Shoppe, 109 Springdale Drive, Nicholasville, 859-492-5450
  • Taco Bell, 1011 N Main St., Nicholasville, 859-885-1693
  • The Sweet Drip, 912 South Main St., Nicholasville, 859-241-1960
  • The Tap House, 613 North Main Street, Nicholasville, 859-887-0594
  • Waffle House, 1034 North Main Street, Nicholasville, 859-881-9050
  • Wah Mei Chinese Restaurant, 102 Edgewood Plaza Dr., Nicholasville, 859-885-7716
  • Wendy’s, 946 N Main St., Nicholasville, 859-887-1509
  • Yamato Japanese Steakhouse & Ramen 200 Blueberry Lane Nicholasville, KY 40356, 859-241-3378
  • Zaxby’s, 200 N Plaza Dr., Nicholasville, 859-887-9292
  • Asuka Grill Japanese Steakhouse, 267 E. Brannon Rd., Nicholasville, 859-272-0020
  • China King, 991 South Main Street, Nicholasville, 859-885-0699
  • Euro Wine & Tapas Bar, 102 South Main Street, Nicholasville, 859-885-3139
  • Fiesta Mexico, 801 S. Main St., Nicholasville, 859- 887-0453
  • Great Wall Chinese, 104 East Main Street, Wilmore, 859-858-0226
  • Ichiban Buffet, 960 N. Main St., Nicholasville, 859-885-0333
  • Mi Pequena Hacienda, 110 Cynthia Dr., Nicholasville, 859-309-3840
  • Joy Food, 258 E. Brannon Rd., Nicholasville, 859-971-1388
  • Los’ Dos Amigos, 107 E. Edgewood Dr., Nicholasville, 859-887-0594
  • Rio Grande Mexican, 220 North Plaza Drive, Nicholasville
  • The Tap House, 613 North Main Street, Nicholasville, 859-887-0594
  • Wah Mei Chinese Restaurant, 102 Edgewood Plaza Dr., Nicholasville, 859-885-7716
  • Yamato Japanese Steakhouse & Ramen 200 Blueberry Lane Nicholasville, KY 40356, 859-241-3378
  • Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, 111 North Plaza Drive, Nicholasville, 859-885-4055
  • Daily Donuts, 908 S. Main St., Nicholasville, 859-887-0060
  • Dairy Queen, 900 S. Main St., Nicholasville, 859-885-4070
  • Dairy Queen, 100 N. Plaza Dr., Nicholasville, 859-887-0517
  • Daylight Donuts, 1020 N. Main St., Nicholasville, 859-885-0028
  • European Delights, 221 E. Brannon Rd., Nicholasville, 859- 271-7000
  • Sims Drugs Soda Fountain & Grill, 319 E. Main St., Wilmore, 859-858-2450
  • Sweet Shoppe, 109 Springdale Drive, Nicholasville, 859-492-5450

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