Best Restaurants in Richmond, KY

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From barbeque and burgers to sushi and burritos, there are lots of options when it comes to food in Richmond, KY. Whether you’re looking for a filling breakfast to start the day, a quick lunch, or a leisurely dinner, there are plenty of local restaurants from which to choose. Check out this guide from Gates Honda to find the best places to eat in Richmond, KY.

Jackson’s Restaurant

For casual dining and great homestyle comfort food, Jackson’s Restaurant can’t be beat. The simple no-frills atmosphere, friendly service, and affordable prices have made this eatery a favorite among locals as well as visitors from Berea and beyond. Their menu includes fried cornbread, pork chops, macaroni and cheese, meatloaf, and more. The portions are generous, so bring your appetite! Whether you’re stopping by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you certainly won’t leave hungry.

Address: 203 S 3rd Street, Richmond, KY

Phone: (859) 623-2090

Straight from Texas Bar-B-Que

At Straight from Texas Bar-B-Que, you’ll be treated to some of the best brisket, pulled pork, chicken, and ribs you’ll find anywhere in the Lexington area. Their hand-mixed rubs and wood smoked meats are tender and delicious, and they are the only place in Madison County that offers hand-rolled flour tortillas. House-made sides include potato salad, chuck wagon beans, corn cake, and more. Stop in on Wednesdays to get a plate of their famous chicken wings. Straight from Texas Bar-B-Que is also one of the best restaurants that deliver in Richmond, KY.

Address: 306 North Street, Richmond, KY

Phone: (859) 625-2147

Don Señor Express

You can get your fill of terrific south-of-the-border cuisine at Don Señor Express. Locally owned, this restaurant features traditional favorites like tacos, burritos, and nachos, all prepared with the freshest ingredients. Stop in for Margarita Monday, when all margaritas are only $1.06.

Address:688 University Shopping Center, Suite 2, Richmond, KY

Phone:(859) 408-7205

Vintage 18 Eatery & Bar

Offering refined dining in a casual atmosphere, Vintage 18 Eatery & Bar serves amazing food, cocktails, and wine. From appetizers like fried green tomatoes and house pickle fries to pulled pork and smoked brisket sandwiches, along with entrees like vintage pot roast and Alaskan whitefish, everything on the menu is carefully prepared and cooked to perfection. We’re big fans of the crab cakes and shrimp and grits, but whatever you order, you’re in for a real treat.

Address: 2187 Lexington Road, Richmond, KY

Phone: (859) 575-1236

Apollo Pizza

Voted the best pizza in Madison County for 5 years running, Apollo Pizza offers the most savory pies in town. The dough is made fresh in-house daily, and in addition to outstanding pizza, they also offer a wide array of salads, submarine sandwiches and hoagies, baked ziti, and macaroni and cheese, along with Kentucky and national craft beers on tap, hard cider, and wine. If you’re looking for restaurants near Richmond, KY, they also have locations in nearby Lexington and Berea. Among restaurants that deliver in Richmond, Apollo Pizza is probably one of the most popular. 

Address: 228 S 2nd Street, Richmond, KY

Phone: (859) 623-0330

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Now that you’ve read our short list of the best places to eat in Richmond, KY, check back with us to learn more about local attractions and activities in the Winchester area. There are a lot of great places for food in Richmond, as well as plenty to do and see. Take a look at our list of romantic getaways for couples in Kentucky, and please contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.

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