Columbia's Steak House - Limestone

A visit to Columbia's Steak House is like stepping back in time. It's definitely old school in decor and one of Lexington's original steak houses. The food has maintained quality over the years and some of the newer items show a lot of quality.

As any Columbia-goer knows, you start off with a Diego Salad. Not sure why they call it that but it is a simple salad of chopped lettuce, radishes, tomatoes, celery and onions with a house oil and vinegar. It's been around for more than 50 years.

In the appetizer category, the Fried Mushrooms are among the best in town. Good batter with a horseradish sauce. Banana Peppers are good as are the chicken strips. All use the same batter but it works well. I especially like the Shrimp Cocktail as it isn't an item on menus very often any more.

The Fried Green Tomatoes are fresh and good as well.

For the main course, The NiteHawk Special is still a favorite with the tenderloin in garlic butter the best deal. Certain times of the year they reduce the price so look for the Special Special!

A sampling of the Ribeye Steak, Prime Rib, Fried Catfish, Strip Steak with all very, very good.

There are a couple of lower fat offerings with Broiled Tilapia, Grilled Salmon Salad and a Broiled Chicken Breast option.

I need to mention the Hot Brown as well. Nice Mornay sauce with ham, turkey, tomato slices, cheese and bacon. One of the top hot browns in town.

Vegetable selection has expanded over the years thanks to General Manager Flo who has added Sweet Potato Casserole and Corn Pudding to the Southern Green Beans. (Southern means a lot of butter...ask the server to go light on the butter and they will gladly accommodate )

There it is. Looking for a good Kentucky steakhouse with a lot of tradition and good Kentucky Style food,  this is your place.

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