Cookout is an American style fast-food restaurant located at 120 Eastern Bypass, right next to Waffle House. It is famous for its signature cookout tray which includes a choice of a main course, two sides and a beverage. Cookout is also very popular for its more than 40 flavors of milkshakes.
Casa Fiesta is located at 240 Eastern Bypass, right next to the Countryside Inn and Waffle House. It is a Mexican style restaurant famous for its signature dish: pollo bandido. Other popular dishes include enchiladas, fajitas and the chimichanga covered with queso. All EKU students will receive a ten percent discount on their meals.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Commonly referred to as B-Dubs, Buffalo Wild Wings is located in the Richmond Centre right in front of Koto’s. Some of its specialties include buy-one-get-one free wings every Tuesday and happy hour on weekdays from 2 p.m to 6 p.m.
Located at 1797 Lexington Road, just off exit 90, Cracker Barrel is famous for its homestyle American breakfasts and signature chicken n’ dumplings platter. Other specialty platters include weekday lunch specials such as Chicken Pot Pie Wednesday and Turkey Thursday.
Koto Japanese Bistro
Koto’s is located in the Richmond Centre di- rectly across from Buffalo Wild Wings and is known for its sushi and hibachi meals. They of- fer both dining in and ordering online. To order, you can call (859) 623-8388.
6. Raising Cane’s
Raising Cane’s is also located near the Richmond Centre at 1140 Barnes Mill Road. Some of their common meals include the box combo, the three finger combo, the caniac combo and the sandwich combo. Cane’s is open from 10:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. on Sunday to Thursday, and 10:30 a.m. - 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
7. Apollo Pizza
Apollo Pizza has two locations in Richmond at 228 South Second Street and 3325 Colonel Road. From 2014 to 2017 it has been voted for having the best pizza in all of Madison County. Aside from their pizza, they also offer hoagies and delivery at both locations. For Apollo Pizza at South Second Street call (859) 623-0330 and (859) 575-4270 for Apollo Pizza at Colonel Road.
8. Texas Roadhouse
Texas Roadhouse is fairly new to Richmond, located at 2019 Colby Taylor Drive near Steak n’ Shake. They are most popular for their choice sirloin steaks and bread rolls. Their hours are Monday to Thursday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Texas Roadhouse also offers call-ahead seating. To reserve call (859) 813-9464.
IHOP is located at 1062 Barnes Mill Road in the Richmond Centre and is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Fridays, 12 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays and is open for 24 hours on Saturdays. IHOP is most famous for their signature buttermilk, all-you-can-eat pancakes for $4.99.
10. Jackson’s Restaurant
Located at 203 S 3rd St. in Richmond, Jackson’s Restaurant is a favorite of many EKU students. Jackson’s is open from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 8 a.m to 7 p.m. on Sundays. They serve a variety of homestyle southern meals and are famous for their meat and three style hot bar. Call (859) 623-2090 or visit www.jacksonsrichmond.com for more in- formation.
11. Purdy’s Coffee Co.
Purdy’s is a locally-owned and operated coffee shop with two locations in Richmond; the main location is downtown at 212 West Main St. and the newer one is at 444 Big Hill Ave. The down- town shop is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is closed on Sundays. The Big Hill location is open Monday to Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (859) 624-9920 or visit http://www.purdyscoffee.com.
12. Cafe Meeples
Meeples is a board game-themed restaurant located in downtown Richmond at 200 West Main St. Guests can enjoy a variety of cafe dishes, bubble drinks and other beverages as well as Mad Scoops ice cream, all while enjoying one of the many board games the restaurant pro- vides. Meeples is open from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and is closed on Sundays. Contact (859) 575-1370 or visit www.cafemeeples.com.