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Cheapside Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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131 Cheapside, Lexington, KY 40507-1303
+1 859-254-0046
11:30 - 02:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 01:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 02:30
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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You think the house wine is a good price, but find out the serving is pretty small. The appetizers are hit or miss. We had to send our flat bread back because it was burned. The second time was only slightly less burned. The crab cakes are good. Chips and salsa are a safe bet. There is a wall around... More 

Thank Teresa S
Lewis Center, Ohio
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The food here is very good and at an exceptional prices. The Loaded Tots are amazing. A must have when you eat here. They have a very good selection of beer and it is served nice and cold. The Downtown Brown was excellent, highly recommend as well. The server is perfect. Our server was very helpful in selecting our dinner... More 

Thank Jeff M
Lexington, Kentucky
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131 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Used to go to Cheapside quite often in the early 2000's. Based on my last meal, it's definitely gone downhill. The smoked chicken was so over cooked there wasn't enough BBQ sauce in the place to help. Very dry! The fry dip and other condiments coming in little paper cups was tacky too. There are just way too many nice,... More 

Thank BackInLex
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131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Live music usually blues and is so tonight. Great atmosphere good vibes. Eight of us. We sat inside for a while then moved to outside patio. Crowded but not overly so. Wait staff efficient enough. Prices comparable.

Thank Armina H
Cincinnati, Ohio
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Our parking attendant raved about Cheapside. It was a nice little bar. The outside eating areas are great. The food was average. Great selection of Craft beer. The Hot Brown is interesting and very rich, not a light meal. The waiter shared this before we ordered.

Thank BR M
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Parked downtown and decided to walk around and see what struck our fancy. Interesting menu, and good draft beer selection.

Thank Bridget H
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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205 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Dropped by for drinks and decided to have a Hot Brown sandwich which was wonderful. Drinks are a little expensive and bar tender was wonderful.

Thank Bill D
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Food was great, service was really good. The salmon for lunch was just right. Chips are good as well as the salad.

Thank Richard B
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Me and some friends went to this bar last Friday night. It was a pretty nice atmosphere. We hung outside on the patio, which we loved, nice warm night. The drinks were pretty good, the service was not the best. The bartender seemed annoyed as soon as we walked up to the front. But beside that pretty good night. Will... More 

Thank Wanderer92-151
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Service started out a little slow, but did greatly improve. Big menu with lots of choices. Waitress was very helpful in making dinner selection. Chose the ribs with Asian Zing Sauce. They were excellent! Cheapside Tots are a must have side. Lots of food at an excellent price. Overall an very good experience.

Thank Susan T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Cheapside, Lexington, KY 40507-1303
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-254-0046
Cheapside is located in the heart of Downtown Lexington. Three blocks from Rupp Arena facing Cheapside Park & the Fifth Third Pavilion. We have been serving great food and fabulous beverages for over 30 years. Our menu features variety: great burgers, sandwiches, smoked and roasted meats, and a new and growing section of the menu featuring fresh and Modern Mexican cuisine. We feature a large selection of premium tequilas, craft beers and classic cocktails. Cheapside has long been known as a great place for outdoor dining and Happy hour on our famous Patio and the Oasis deck. Also featuring the best in local live entertainment on weekends.
Come for a great dinner and stay for the party!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?