Midway Whistlestop Pizza

219 N Gratz
Midway, 40347
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One of the best pizzas from a small business that Ive ever had! Plus they now deliver. Great food, and It's cheap. This has quickly become a favorite for my wife and I

(859) 846-9999

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Heirloom

125 Main St
Midway, 40347
Reviews:
Absolutely the best restaurant in LEX area. We just wish they were closer to LEX. Creative and simple menus. All dishes are executed perfectly. Service is pleasant, attentive, friendly and yet not pretentious or overbearing. Mike and William surely are very knowledgeable about the wine! Everything we tried - Salads (root vegetables, Caesar, and warm spinach salads), appetizers (scallops, chicken livers), and entrees (rabbits, duck breast, beef tenderloin, and red snapper) - were all delicious and beautifully presented. Desserts (chocolate molten cake, ice creams, and a caramel apple and cake dessert whose name we forgot) were perfect, too: not too sweet and creative. Always a good time at the Heirloom!
My husband and I ate at Heirloom for the first time earlier this month. It came highly recommended for serving southern comfort food with a big city twist. The recommendation was well deserved, because we both loved the food, service, and atmosphere. And, the prices were very reasonable for the quality that we received - we were pleasantly surprised, considering the food was terrific and we both left so stuffed we could barely walk (thanks to the southern comfort aspect!). The restaurant is tiny (so reservations are almost requisite), and it is snugly situated in picturesque historic Midway (quaint and home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the Bluegrass State). The interior is very nice and reflects a more upscale dining experience (but seemed kind of lackluster to me, since the hearty but gourmet food itself and the natural beauty of Midway outshines any big city trappings). Our server was a very sweet girl who gave just enough personalized attention without overdoing it. She was familiar with the food preparation and answered all of our questions accordingly (i.e., I'm not a big fan of servers who don't know anything about the menu, or who assert unhelpful comments like "I don't like fish so I don't know"). We both had salads: I had the warm spinach salad and my husband had the roasted beet salad. We loved my warm spinach salad, which was pungent with vinegar and creamy goat cheese - and it was HUGE. We could have easily split the salad. We also shared the crab cake with "sweet corn veloute, avocado, corn-cotija salad, sriracha honey." This appetizer was heavenly - the velvety sauce under the tender, golden crab cake was addictive - I ate it with a spoon! And the crisp sweet corn was just a lovely touch of texture. My husband isn't a fan of crab cakes (madness, I know) and he loved the dish as well. For entrees, he ordered the filet mignon with a veal glaze, and I had beef short rib on grits topped with a jicama slaw. I don't see either dish still on the menu, which is a travesty! They were both sexily prepared and throw-your-hands-up-and-holler delicious! My husband's steak was perfectly cooked and the veal glaze topping it was just ridiculous. And I loved my dish: the meat was fall-off-the-bone tender, the grits were luscious (I love me some grits, and loved that they made an appearance on a 'fancy' menu) and the jicama slaw was a perfect and crunchy topping. I truly hope that these entrees will make a reappearance again, because we fully intend to return Heirloom! Our sweet server also had the chef special prepare me an Irish coffee upon my request (something they don't normally have on the menu), since we were both so stuffed - we couldn't finish our entrees or have dessert - and I didn't think I'd make it home without a jolt of caffeine. The Irish coffee was perfect, and the chef had hand-whipped some cream on the spot (they should seriously put this permanently on the menu, as my man did a good job improvising). The final check (glass of wine, Irish coffee, two salads, appetizer and two entrees) was about $120 - very reasonable, considering we have spent that much per person in Cincinnati alone. And, we both agreed that Heirloom easily rivals any of the big city restaurants we've dined at...and, I'll say it, for the price, quality and portion sizes, I think Heirloom trumps my favorite fine-dining Cincinnati restaurant, Boca (gasp!). We definitely found a new favorite and will return the next time we want to splurge a bit.
Elegant, cozy little restaurant in quaint Midway. Great service and delicious food. The beef tenderloin entree was really wonderful- purple potatoes and the most amazing broccoli gratin you can imagine.

(859) 846-5565

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The Grey Goose

133 E Main St
Midway, 40347
Reviews:
Good food, good booze, good service.
They have Hoegaarden on tap. As someone married to an expat Belgian, that's really all that needs to be said. But even better - they have awesome burgers. Did I mention they have Hoegaarden on tap, served in Hoegaarden glasses like they would in Belgium? The only slight negative is they serve it with a wedge of lemon instead of a slice floating on the top - but at this point it's just nit-picking. Some people have complained about the noise, but when we come it's usually in the afternoon and we sit outside to enjoy the nice weather. It's perfectly quiet outside.
I recently had lunch here with a friend - I had the fish & chips, my friend had the pizza. The pizza was a decent representation of New York style, thin-crust pizza. The toppings weren't distributed evenly, and the center of the pizza was heavy and wet. This is a kitchen problem, and I would ask specifically next time for them to distribute the toppings evenly, which would solve the problem. The pizza tasted very good. The fish & chips, for $12.95, consisted of 2 small fish sticks, lots of fries, 4 small hush puppies (very dark - fried too long) and about 1/4 cup of coleslaw. This is not a $12.95 entree. I thought it might have been just a problem with my lunch, but at the table next to us 3 people were having the fish & chips and their baskets all looked the same. I realize that we are in Kentucky. I realize that fresh fish could possibly be hard to get. But, the main ingredient in fish & chips IS, unfortunately, the fish. So, if you can't serve at least a good portion size of fish, don't charge so much. If I had just been reviewing the pizza, my review would have been 3 stars because of the aforementioned problems with the pizza, and the sticky surfaces of tables, chairs, and doors, and the slow service. These are management problems, not kitchen problems, that need to be addressed. I notice that Grey Goose is usually busy, which would seem to indicate that either the food is good or there is a lack of other dining options in Midway...this latter statement is definitely not true. Heirloom, a few doors away, is a delicious alternative, and if I ever want fish & chips again I will head to Wallace Station. Grey Goose, I will try you one more time. I hope you will make a better impression.

(859) 846-9933

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815 Prime

131 E Main St
Midway, 40347
Reviews:
Best meal in Lexington area. Friendly service too. Grilled salmon was done to perfection.
Shortly after my husband and I moved to the area, our aunt decided to take us out to the Midway/Versailles area for some window shopping/horse country touring/distillery exploring. Our first stop in Midway was this sweet little restaurant for lunch. The restaurant itself is pretty cute and vintage-y, with tons of seating areas, including some on the lower level. I was pretty impressed with the interior decor and use of space. We sat outside on the delightful little patio, which was decorated with strings of lights. I decided to try the small plates: 3 for $15. My appetite wasn't very big and I wanted meatless options. I ordered the heirloom tomato with mini grilled cheese, the squash "gazpacho", and the shrimp boil. The grilled cheese was the only dish I was happy to get. The soup was wonderful and the mini grilled cheese was perfect. If that was the only dish I had, I would have been satisfied. The other dishes? When the squash gazpacho arrived, I was disappointed to see that it was a green, soupy dish instead of some kind of pile of veggies. I tried it, hoping it would be good, but didn't like it at all. Fortunately, I was able to send it back and 'replace' it with the house salad. It was just a normal house salad. Nothing special. And the shrimp boil? I missed the part in the menu where it included sausage (nothing in the menu said anything about sausage). A sausage soup for someone wanting to avoid meat? Oops. I did, however, eat the potatoes that were in the soup and those were pretty good. So... I ordered three soups. Oops, again. Good job, Laura [not]. If the soups had been yummy, then ordering three soups would have been OK; however, they weren't my taste. Bummer. Everyone else at the table liked their food -- burgers & beer. I'm sure this quaint place is a lovely place for a four- or five-star kind of meal. For me? Hmm.... just not my kind of place.
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(859) 846-4688

American (New)

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The Railroad Drug & Old Time Soda Fountain

115 East Main
Midway, 40347
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(859) 846-4146

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Holly Hill Inn

426 N Winter St
Midway, 40347
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(859) 846-4732

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Darlin Jean’s Apple Cobbler Cafe

137 E Main St
Midway, 40347
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(859) 846-9485

American (Traditional), Delis

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Tavern 815

131 E Main St
Midway, 40347
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Scottwood Bed & Breakfast

2004 E Leestown Rd
Midway, 40347
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(859) 846-5037

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