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Cane's is known for its chicken fingers made with fresh, never frozen chicken, and served with secret sauce for dipping. Try out the box combo, a carton bursting at its Styrofoam seams with four chicken fingers, a slew of crispy crinkle-cut fries chopped from Grade-A Idaho potatoes, daily-blended coleslaw, Texas toast grilled with butter and garlic, a tub of special sauce, and a regular drink poured over crushed ice. Those serving a ravenous crowd of tailgaters or a truly terrifying gaggle of British schoolchildren can get fingers served in quantities of 25, 50, 75, and 100. Check out the menu to see their full smorgasbord of chicken-flavored chicken fingers and chicken sandwiches.

544 S Upper St
Lexington,
KY
US

FunZone Pizza fills the fuel tanks of families and gamers with a buffet teeming with pizza, pasta, and salad. Once plates are clean, a pantheon of games—including Wheel of Fortune and skee-ball—challenges dexterity, eye-hand coordination, and the ticket-holding capacity of each player's blue jeans. Additionally, video games featuring racecar driving and shooting help customers live out fantasies of becoming cops who speed through town bringing just punishment to clay pigeons. Players may trade in any tickets that they win for fun prizes.

1765 Alexandria Dr
Lexington,
KY
US

J. Gumbo's menu transports southern flavors upriver, pleasantly scorching palates with po boys, wraps, and hearty bowls of spicy Cajun fusions. Unleash a contingent of Scoville units on anxious tongues with voodoo chicken, which treats poultry to a warm Cajun tomato-sauce bath and a sprinkling of crushed red pepper ($6.13). Traditional creole-style jambalaya marries sausage and chicken with other gluten-free ingredients ($5.66), and a bumblebee stew ($5.66) that features spicy butter sauce and a medley of veggies warms up diners who have been practicing the tango with a snowman. The chicken red-hot po boy douses shredded meat in tangy buffalo sauce and serves a savory knockout punch in open-faced or wrapped form ($6.37). Kick off feasts with southern-inspired appetizers such as crawfish cheese dip ($5.66) and Nola nachos ($5.66).

535 S Upper St
Lexington,
KY
US

Since 1964, Blimpie has stacked and shuffled Jersey-style subs for on-the-go grabbers. The variety of items on its highly legible menu spans the subterranean spectrum, with hot, cold, and panini-grilled sandwich selections such as the new, oven-baked chicken cheddar bacon ranch dressed in crisp veggies ($4.29 for a six-inch). Or opt for the classic Blimpie Best, piled high with ham, salami, cappacola, prosciuttini, folded provolone, veggies, vinegar, oil, and oregano ($3.89 for a six-inch).

3181 Beaumont Centre Cir
Lexington,
KY
US

While there aren't many online reviews for Smashburger's newly opened Nicholasville Rd. location, six Yelpers give the Upper Street location a 3.5-star average:

3695 Nicholasville Rd
Lexington,
KY
US

Named for its Michigan-style hot dogs, Detroit Coney Island combines Motown flavors with juicy meats to offer a menu stocked with burger-stand mainstays. The stand’s namesake Coney Dogs ($2.29) harness the tastes of the Motor City with grilled frankfurters slathered in meaty chili, smothered in onions, and served with the lyrics to a Smokey Robinson song written in mustard. Detroit Coney Island also grills an array of burgers ($3.99+) and other bun-filling bites, with the giant fish sandwich ($5.99, $7.99 combo) satiating marine-loving stomachs with a pound of fried Alaskan pollock between two toasted buns. Diners can finish off hunger with one of Detroit Coney Island’s lip-smacking desserts, including root-beer floats, chewy brownies ($1.59), banana cream cake ($2.99), or baklava ($1.59).

911 Winchester Rd
Lexington,
KY
US