With the opening of the Icehouse Amphitheater and the rapid growth in western Lexington County, the Town of Lexington’s restaurant offerings are growing, and not just the fast food chain ones either. As we are well in to 2018, the suburban town of Lexington is becoming more sophisticated in its dining options. Four newcomers have hit downtown Lexington and are flourishing. In case you have not been downtown lately, read on to what you have been missing.
Alodia’s Cucina Italiana is located at 101 W. Main Street. The restaurant is sure to impress with authentic Italian cuisine made from recipes pulled from the pages of proprietor Adam Huneau’s family cookbook. Homemade sauces and pasta are the foundation of the menu. To see hours and a full menu, visit their website here.
Cafe Strudel is located at 309 S Lake Drive. Famous for its “hangover hashbrowns,” the restaurant also serves hot and cold sandwiches and wraps as well as Southern specialties like shrimp and grits. Owners, Trip and Marila Turbyfill, opened their second location in Lexington after the original Cafe Strudel in downtown Columbia has had huge success. For more info, visit them here.
Bodhi Thai Dining is found at 126 E. Main Street. Bodhi serves “Modern Thai” food that will bring you back again and again for a truly authentic experience. Some of their entrees include Sea Bass and Shrimp Pad Thai. For a full menu, visit them here. Lunch is served in traditional Thai fashion, whereas dinner is a “fine dining” experience not for children under the age of 6. Reservations are recommended on Friday and Saturday evenings.
O’Hara’s Public House is now open at 131 E. Main Street. Owner, Matt O’Hara, has tried to create three distinct spaces. There is an authentic Irish pub, a family-friendly main dining room, and a 1000 square foot deck for listening space when concerts at the amphitheater are going on. The menu combines Irish and Irish-American classics such as fish and chips and bangers and mash, with traditional pub food appetizers and sandwiches like wings and chicken sandwiches. A full menu can be found here.