Still Serving: Ramsey’s Diner, Gillum’s Sports Lounge

Still Serving: Ramsey’s Diner, Gillum’s Sports Lounge
Published: Dec. 1, 2020 at 11:52 AM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - It’s tough to succeed in the restaurant industry under the best of conditions, but the pandemic is making it nearly impossible.

We’ve covered a number of stories about local restaurant owners struggling to turn a profit during the ongoing pandemic.

Today, we’re highlighting a pair of restaurants that are Still Serving that I know and love and used to work at as well as a server.

Since 1989, Ramsey’s Diner has been dishing out Kentucky Proud country cooking in Lexington. Over the years, they’ve become famous for their hot browns, their Meat & Three dinners, and of course, Missy’s Pie.

Some of my other personal favorites are the catfish, blackened or fried, and their all-day breakfast that will likely keep you full all day long.

Because of the pandemic, the dining rooms at all four locations are closed, but curbside pick-up is still going strong.

Now, to a favorite for folks in Madison County and students at Eastern Kentucky University, Gillum’s Sports Lounge.

The owner, Jeff Gillum, is an EKU graduate and a former quarterback for the Colonels. He knows how to have a good time, but more importantly, he knows good food.

Speaking from experience, you can’t go wrong with their half-moon mozzarella sticks, fully loaded tater skins, and of course, any one of their 13 award winning specialty pizzas.

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