Tack House Pub in Lexington, Kentucky, is the perfect spot for a warm, comforting breakfast or lunch. Plus they have unique cocktail specials!
By: Alisha Trenalone
We're always on the lookout for something other than the big chain restaurants whenever we visit Lexington, Kentucky.
It's a rewarding quest!
Recently, we found Tack House Pub, a delightful little nook that serves breakfast and lunch.
Looking for more delicious choices in Lexington? We recommend The Cellar Bar and Grille for patio dining, La Petit Delicat for amazing pastries and coffee, and Bella Notte or Dudley's on Short for elegance!
Here's what we enjoyed about Tack House Pub.
Finding Tack House Pub
Located off Harrodsburg Road in the far southwest corner of the city, this restaurant was a little out of the way from our usual stops, but we thought it was worth it. And the place was crowded enough that it's obviously a local favorite!
Tack House Pub is in a little stone house that you could easily overlook if you're not expecting it. According to their website, it was originally built in the late 1800's, and has served as a coffee and brunch place since 2005.
When we arrived at lunch time, our choices were a wide array of sandwiches, a few salads, and a handful of entrées retained from the breakfast menu.
There were also several cocktails available, including some seasonal ones advertised on a chalkboard back near the kitchen. We didn't try any this time, but they sounded nice.
I'm a big fan of brunch foods, so I gravitated towards the breakfast end of the menu and ended up with some chicken, scrambled egg, and tomato tacos, with cheesy grits on the side. They were amazing.
The others in the group ordered sandwiches: the Seattle Slew Reuben and the Sea Biscuit.
If you haven't noticed, there's a definite theme at Tack House Pub. A lot of the menu options are named after Kentucky Derby winners. There's also a strong bourbon theme happening. In Kentucky, these things kind of go together.
Our food was served piping hot – and I mean, there must have been mere seconds between the food being on the grill and being on our table.
It was absolute comfort food, and so satisfying. Especially with a cup of their coffee in hand. It was the perfect break in the day, and we're looking forward to going back!
About Alisha Trenalone
I’m Alisha and I live in eastern Kentucky. Discovering good food is one of my joys in life, but you will also find me doing lots of reading and dreaming of travel. Having worked at a local newspaper for several years, I’m avidly interested in the written word and the art of sharing stories. Now I help Sarah out in various ways here at Champagne Tastes!