Even if you haven't lived in Nicholasville long, you may have noticed the availability of cheap eats in the area. Being a college town, Nicholasville has plenty of affordable restaurants that help feed the student population in addition to singles and families. So if you're excited about the prospect of getting a good meal without a hefty price tag, you might want to check out these affordable destinations.

Wahmei Chinese Restaurant


Wahmei Chinese Restaurant brings affordable Asian food to Nicholasville. Since 1992, Wahmei has offered Chinese food at a great price. One of the best ways to save is to visit for a lunch special, offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day except Sunday. The special comes with an entree, pork fried rice, and an egg roll or bowl of soup. Entrees include pepper steak, chicken chow mein, mixed vegetables, pork with broccoli, and more.

Location: 102 Edgewood Plaza Drive, Nicholasville.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday.

Big City Pizza

If you're looking for authentic New York and Chicago-style pizzas, Big City Pizza delivers. The restaurant offers pickup and delivery for pizzas, calzones, sandwiches, appetizers, salads, pasta, desserts, and more. Regulars rave about the garlic knots, cheese sticks, and Chicago-style stuffed pizzas. You can even design your own pizza to satisfy your cravings. Even with these affordable prices, you can expect homemade dough, the restaurant's original pizza sauce, and high-quality ingredients.

Location: 114 Williams Road, Nicholasville.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Saturday, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Gumbo Ya Ya

Gumbo Ya Ya is the perfect destination if you're looking for casual Cajun or Creole food in Kentucky. If you stop in, you might want to try the gumbo, a foundational dish in Creole cooking. This one is made with turkey, sausage, and shrimp. Diners also recommend the jambalaya, succotash, crawfish etouffee, pozole stew, and red beans with smoked sausage. Since 2004, visitors have loved the Louisiana-style cuisine offered at a great price. Nicholasville doesn't provide many Cajun or Creole options, but Gumbo Ya Ya makes up for it.

Location: 294 East Brannon Road, Nicholasville.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Joy Food

Joy Food Chinese Restaurant offers authentic Asian cuisine for dine-in or takeout. The restaurant serves food made with fresh ingredients in a friendly, casual environment. You can even place an order online for pickup, simplifying the ordering process. Your food options include a variety of dishes, from fried rice and lo mein to moo shu and mei fun. So whether you prefer beef, seafood, chicken, pork, or vegetables, you'll have no problem finding something tasty here.

Location: 258 East Brannon Road, Nicholasville.

Hours:  11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday, and noon to 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Bellacino's Pizza & Grinders

Bellacino's Pizza & Grinders offers oven-baked dishes made from scratch. You'll have plenty of pizza options to choose from, including traditional favorites like veggie and pepperoni. If you're in the mood for a grinder, the Chicago Steak sandwich is perfect. It's made with ribeye steak, mushrooms, onions, cheese, and garlic spread. You can order online for pickup to make your takeout meal even easier. Bellacino's also caters at an affordable rate, which means you can get party boxes, salads, and pizzas for a whole group.

Location: 161 East Brannon Road, Nicholasville.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Los Dos Amigos

If you're craving Mexican food, Los Dos Amigos is one of the area's more reasonably priced options. The restaurant offers takeout and dine-in service. Los Dos Amigos can deliver whether you're looking for a quick bite or some vegetarian fare. The restaurant's top dishes include tacos carnitas and chili relleno. The portions are also quite large for the price, so you might even have some leftovers for your next meal.

Location: 107 East Edgewood Drive, Nicholasville.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Cottage Cafe

The Cottage Cafe offers home-cooked meals, daily specials, and American fare. Not only will you find delicious comfort food, such as pork chops and fried chicken, but also a tempting selection of decadent desserts. The Monday special includes salmon patties and cornbread, while the Tuesday special features a hearty spaghetti in meat sauce. You don't want to miss Friday's popular special, which offers all-you-can-eat catfish filets. If you're in the mood for tasty, hearty food that will fill your stomach and won't drain your wallet, Cottage Cafe has the perfect menu.

Location: 409 North Main St., Nicholasville.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Dad's Favorites

Dad's Favorites is a deli that prides itself on being "distinctively different." If you're willing to drive a bit further to Lexington, you won't be disappointed by the variety of sandwiches and cheese spreads available. Since 2008, Dad's Favorites has impressed visitors while providing an affordable menu. Favorite cheese spreads include pepper jack, smokey pimento cheese, and asiago sun-dried tomato. If you're in the mood for a sandwich, check out the asiago pot roast or green chili jack smoked turkey. Dad's Favorites also offers catering for events.

Location: 820 Lane Allen Road, Lexington.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

As you can see, Nicholasville is full of options for cheap eats. At Montgomery CDJR , we know that, for many people, finding reasonably priced meals is important. Whether you're a budget-conscious college student looking to grab dinner with friends or you want to order takeout for the family, each of the restaurants featured here offers delicious yet affordable food. So, where are your favorite local places to grab lunch or dinner without breaking the bank?

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