Stella’s Deli in Lexington Ky

stellas deli in lexington ky

Stella’s Deli in Lexington Ky

Stella’s Deli in Lexington Ky is a local favorite. You’ll find good quality food that is fresh and local at this cute little downtown eatery. Officially named Stella’s Kentucky Deli, it’s a great casual place to meet friends or grab a quick bite. Diners can sit at the counter, in the informal dining room, or at one of several tables set up in a small room to the side. Located in what was once a Victorian home, the building stands out with its brightly painted colors.

Depending on the day of the week, Stella’s serves brunch, lunch and dinner, or some combination thereof. It’s no accident that “Kentucky” is their middle name as many dishes and drinks honor the Bluegrass state. Grits are milled locally, bourbon is a key ingredient in French toast and coffee, and there is a Kentucky Hot Brown (which can also be ordered vegetarian).

The lunch menu is full of creative twists on classic dishes. For example, the Griff Burger is topped with apple slices, blue cheese, and bacon –all of it locally-sourced. Besides offering a selection of soups and salads, there are intriguing items such as a Candy Bar Sandwich (peanut butter and Nutella) and a Fried Green Tomato BLT. Be sure to save room for the homemade desserts!

The dinner menu features Kentucky Cassoulet and Beef Bourguignon. Stella’s also serves beer, wine and cocktails.

Stella’s Deli in Lexington Ky is part of the thriving Jefferson Street restaurant district, a newly revitalized area. Just west of downtown, this is a great part of town to buy a house. Homes for sale in this up and coming area range from $20,000 to nearly $2 million –all within 1/2 mile of the restaurant. See all downtown Lexington Ky homes for sale and contact me to learn more about the Jefferson Street area.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!