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Sawyer's Downtown

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325 W Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1651
+1 859-281-6022
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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117 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have friends from out of town who always request come here. Everything on the menu is cooked to order and it's good. I love the management here also. You truly get the personal touch.

Thank Ron E
Georgetown, Kentucky
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place, the food, the location and the twenty year plus history of selling an incredible burger. Nothing better than sitting outside on a summer evening overlooking downtown with a big sloppy Sawyers burger.

Thank miggy911
Bardstown, Kentucky
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a fresh made burger your way, there's no better place than Sawyers Downtown! It's a Lexington favorite for lunch, and one of our favorites each time we visit!

Thank GemDandies
Winchester, KY, United States
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223 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2017

Good, large burger with cheese, bacon, good fries. I got mine topped with chili. Unfortunately the chili, for me, wasn't to my liking. Very tomatoey, few spices, no heat. Quality of all the food very good. They have a burger bar to accent the entree with grilled mushrooms, grilled onions, and the usual toppings, all looking excellent. Great atmosphere.

Thank Daniel F
Knoxville, Tennessee
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304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I was in Lexington Kentucky purchasing a camper, had to wait a couple hours before it was ready so I walk downtown, I saw Sawyer's restaurant, we walked inside and was greeted very friendly, they knew this was our first time so they were very quick to explain their menu and the ordering process. I ordered a burger and my... More 

Thank Mark C
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117 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Everything here is good. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, fries, homemade chips. Made to order fast and hot and lots of toppings on the fix-it-yourself bar. Great service too. Can't go wrong here if you're in downtown Lex.

Thank Ron E
Lexington, Kentucky
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is one of the few places in town where you can put whatever you want on your huge tasty burger and as much as you want as well. Great atmosphere and the food is always consistently great.

Thank the1drjazz
Antioch, Illinois
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232 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We were in Lexington to attend a women's basketball tournament and stopped here after a game based on a referral by someone working at the front desk at the game. First let me say we were treated like royalty by Jason, Tina and Trae. They could not have been more informative, helpful or cheerful! What a great asset for this... More 

Thank Jm2323
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Had the bacon cheeseburger and it was excellent, the grilled bun was a nice touch. I got fries but my buddy got the onion rings, I choose poorly! It's a build your own burger joint, they have saluted onions and mushrooms, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles to add on. You can also get chili and they had their own topping... More 

Thank Logan s
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

My wife and I often met here for lunch and came to know the bartender, Karen. She always remembered us, and provided premium service. The food: burgers, chili, grilled cheese, is prepared to order and has always been fast and tasty. This is a great spot to grab a bite before a UK Game or other event over at Rupp... More 

Thank Matt H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 W Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1651
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-281-6022

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