Where to Eat in Midway: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Layne Dawes

Midway is a home rule-class city in Woodford County, Kentucky, in the United States. Its population was 1,620 at the time of the year 2000 U.S. census. It is part of the Lexington-Fayette Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Things to do in Midway

1. Heirloom Restaurant

125 E Main St, Midway, KY 40347-5024 Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 17 - SGD 42 +1 859-846-5565
Excellent
82%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 223 reviews

Heirloom Restaurant

It's hard to find a soothing palette of beige and cream, much less one whose walls are adorned with whimsical, painting-size "cutouts"; whose backlit bar is simultaneously sleek, warm and inviting; and whose food doesn't allow the design to do all the work. But there's one place. Heirloom is Lexington's small-town neighbor with seriously sophisticated cuisine. Owned by chef Mark Wombles and his father, Henry, the restaurant came out of the gate in 2006 to acclaim. Its standard has remained high, with only occasional slips. Now, however, with Nicolas True blood — formerly of The Mansion at Griffin Gate — as chef de cuisine, Mark Wombles' original vision of using fresh, local ingredients to create Kentucky dishes with a global sensibility and a hint of California influence is being met and exalted.

Reviewed By DaveR3232 - Lexington, Kentucky

We had reservations for lunch yesterday and were seated promptly, drinks served and our orders were taken. Two of us ordered the special which was fried chicken and two of us ordered the crab cake sandwich. The chicken dishes arrived before the crab cakes, but both were cold and inedible. They took these back and prepared new servings, but apparently we did not go to the head of the line, and it took some time for replacements to arrive. In the meantime, we were served, and almost finished, the two crab cake entrees. The second attempt at the chicken was better, and in fact they were both delicious. Furthermore, both entrees were removed from our bill. So in all fairness, they did everything possible to remedy their mistakes, however the entire experience was certainly not what we have come to expect from this establishment.

2. Wallace Station

3854 Old Frankfort Pike, Versailles, KY 40383-9763 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 859-846-5161
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 601 reviews

Wallace Station

Wallace Station, just outside Midway in the heart of Bluegrass horse country and on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, is a scenic stop for homemade sandwiches, soups, salads, an irresistable bakery case, and breakfast.

Reviewed By cmika-ladd - oswego, IL

We love small local places and Wallace Station is awesome! Tiny little old house with great food and bakery items. The breakfast sandwiches are perfectly loaded with fresh and delicious ingredients. We made sure to go back for a second visit before we left town. Highly recommend you don't pass this by if you're in the area!

3. The Midway School Bakery

510 S Winter St, Midway, KY 40347-1014 (Formerly School House Cafe) Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast +1 859-846-4336
Excellent
61%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

The Midway School Bakery

Reviewed By Benjamin B - Kigali, Rwanda

The excellent baked goods at this place are worth stopping as you drive into (or out of) Midway. Rob especially was very fun! Everything we had at this place tasted quite fantastic!

4. Napa Prime Burgers & Seafood

508 Lexington Rd, Versailles, KY 40383-1627 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 33 +1 859-873-0600
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 291 reviews

Napa Prime Burgers & Seafood

Serving Prime Beef Burgers & Sustainable Fresh Seafood in the heart of Bourbon trail, conveniently located just 5 miles west of Keeneland Racecourse & Bluegrass Airport.

Reviewed By billcollislex - Lexington, Kentucky

Nothing is what one might expect: the unusual location for a terrific meal; the very old appearance of the building; the friendly and competent waitresses; the number of unexpected dishes; the low prices; the delicious food. A proud Kentuckian who has not eaten here should be demoted from Colonel to Private.

5. Holly Hill Inn

426 N Winter St, Midway, KY 40347-1118 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch +1 859-846-4732
Excellent
72%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 161 reviews

Holly Hill Inn

Fresh, seasonal ingredients from local farmers are at the heart of Chef Ouita Michel's menus at Holly Hill Inn, a fine-dining restaurant in America's Bluegrass horse country and near the Bourbon Trail.

Reviewed By Leelex - Lexington, Kentucky

The Holly Hill Inn Restaurant in Midway, KY. is one of the most outstanding restaurants in the Midway/Lexington area. The food is always fresh and cooked in house. I have been there several times and leave each time wanting to return soon. Check out the fine wines too.

6. Railroad Drug & Old Time Soda Fountain

115 E Main St, Midway, KY 40347-5024 +1 859-846-4146
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Railroad Drug & Old Time Soda Fountain

Reviewed By 103PatD - Midlothian, Virginia

We stumbled on this wonderful old-fashioned soda fountain one Saturday morning on our way to Woodford Reserve distillery.. What a find! A full menu of cones, sodas, floats and other ice cream concoctions. We feasted on sodas and floats - all expertly made and served up by the fellow in blue. Well, there is a lot of blue in this place, since the owners are avid University of Kentucky fans, we're told.
Great music and great ice cream. They also serve a nice selection of sandwiches for lunch and you can fill your prescriptions in back at the pharmacy too.
Well worth a stop, especially if you're a Kentucky fan.

7. Melissa Cottage Cafe

167 S Main St, Versailles, KY 40383-1262 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 859-879-6204
Excellent
60%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 178 reviews

Melissa Cottage Cafe

Reviewed By Fiery2015 - McCalla, Alabama

We stopped for lunch at this cute cafe in downtown Versailles. We both opted for sandwiches and they were delicious. If you are looking for lunch and find yourself in downtown Versailles, then give this place a try.

8. Darlin Jean's Apple Cobbler Cafe

204 N Gratz St, Midway, KY 40347-5041 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations American Lunch, Dinner +1 859-846-9485
Excellent
46%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 139 reviews

Darlin Jean's Apple Cobbler Cafe

Reviewed By JaimeG719 - Destin, Florida

We’ve consistently had wonderful food at Darlin’ Jeans. The service has varied though. At times we have to wait a very long time for our food. It’s always worth it, but wouldn’t go here when you’re planning to be somewhere after.

9. Mezzo Italian Cafe and Provisions

131 E Main St, Midway, KY 40347-5024 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 859-846-4077
Excellent
43%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 63 reviews

Mezzo Italian Cafe and Provisions

Mezzo features a wonderful Tavern atmosphere downstairs as well as a fine Italian cafe upstairs serving lunch and dinner daily.We serve only the finest selections of meats, vegetables, and pastas. We strive to bring you only the best Italian inspired provisions. Come and try us out!

Reviewed By dnchambe - Santa Rosa, California

This was a nice find during our recent trip to central Kentucky. Our party of 9 stopped in on a Sunday evening and had a wonderful experience. Our server was attentive and informative. The pizza was great but we also sampled some of the pasta dishes and salads and enjoyed everything we ordered. The wine list was excellent for a restaurant this size.

10. Ricardo's Grill & Pub

110 Frankfort St, Versailles, KY 40383-1122 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 859-873-3663
Excellent
48%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 222 reviews

Ricardo's Grill & Pub

Reviewed By Suzanne2012012112 - Lexington, Kentucky

Really neat place to go. I was there last night with 2 very dear friends. The floors are the originals of the old Train Depot. Atmosphere is so neat but the food is even better. One friend got the chicken salad sandwich which was excellent. The other got the whitefish sandwich and I got the Reuben sandwich. All food was so good Our waitress was very good. Now I understand why Ricardo's is rated so highly.

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