Ranada's background includes cooking at large universities, as well as country clubs and fine dining establishments.  Karin is a foodie with an MBA and has a background in business start ups with service industry experience. Owning their own restaurant has been a lifelong dream and is the perfect combination of their expertise.

After finding a great location in the heart of downtown Lexington, they were off and running.  They wanted to create an atmosphere as American and local as apple pie.  The diner is painted in soft, welcoming colors and includes photographs of local Lexington landmarks. The menu invites dietary restrictions and palates of all kinds. Ranada likes to abide by the rule, "If you don't see it - ask.  I can likely make it happen."  That's what good business and service is built on... YES WE CAN!

Thus, the journey and the story continues....

Find Us

Our History

Our dining is on a first come, first served basis. Centrally located in the heart of downtown Lexington, you can easily get to us from any area of our beautiful city.. Here's a map, but if you get lost, just give us a call and we'll tell you how to get here. 

lexington diner

124 N. Upper St, Lexington, KY 40507



karin west

Owner/General Manager

ranada riley


The Owners