South Highway 27 - 606 679-7130
donut shop and restaurant, but primarily a bakery, in
business since 1951. Stop on by! Opens 5am Monday-Saturday,
and 7am on Sunday. Was featured in Southern Living
Magazine. Try the pimento cheese spread.
West Dixie Avenue - 270 769-2800
Building was constructed in 1872. Try the Hot Brown, pimento
cheese, beans & cornbread, or a slab of pie. Other favorites
are country ham, country-fried steak, and homemade cobblers.
Beaumont Inn - Harrodsburg
638 Beaumont Drive - 859 734-3381
with a Restaurant and a Tavern. Try the aged country ham
and divine spoonbread.
Ton Mini Mart - Henderson
Madison Street - 270 826-1207
Tavern - Berea
Main Street North, Route 25 - 606 986-9358
Historic hotel with a fine dining restaurant serving
historically southern cuisine. Staffed by students at Berea
College. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday
Brown's Hotel - Louisville
335 West Broadway Street - 502 583-1234
Graham’s Café in the hotel, famous for that rich delicacy -
"Hot Brown", an open-faced turkey sandwich with bacon and
South Penn Street - 502 845-9109
1946. Open 7 days a week; dinner on Friday only. Good pies
(try the coconut cream).
Check’s Café – Louisville
East Burnett Avenue - 502 637-9515
daily. Specials listed on Facebook page.
Market Street - 606 564-7047
Greek couple for over 25 years who make a good breakfast and
gyros too! Cash only. Hours: 7:30am to 5pm every day but
Bell - Berea
Plaza Drive – 859 986-2777
Chili - Newport
Monmouth Street - 859 291-5337
Run Inn – Bradenburg
Doe Run Hotel Road - 270 422-2982
8-8 year 'round. Good country cooking. Sunday buffet with
50+ items. Friday night seafood buffet.
Dovie's Restaurant –
West Fourth Street – no phone number available
for breakfast and lunch Monday-Saturday. In business since
1940 and sometimes sells over 1,000 hamburgers in a day. The
Dovie Burger comes with a special homemade dressing.
Farm Boy Restaurant –
West GL Smith Street - 270-526-4649
am daily. Country fried steak, chicken and dumplings,
homemade cakes and pies. Open every day from 5am to 9pm.
Farmer's Feed Mill Restaurant, The –
Sequoia Drive - 270-230-0027
breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. Fresh cut
meats, homemade sausage. Try the Farmer's Big Pork Chop.
Their "Coon Hunters Cake" is served daily. Hours: Monday to
Friday from 6am to 8pm and Saturday 7am to 8pm.
Federal Grove –
East Main Street - 270-542-6106
in an 1871 mansion that also serves as a Bed & Breakfast.
Specialties may include fried chicken, Grandma's meatloaf,
skillet corn, and strawberry cake.
US Hwy. 60 East - 270 389-0047
Catfish, frog legs, oysters and soft shell crabs served in a
uniquely rustic setting.
Ferrell's Snappy Service
Main Street - 270 886-1445
Serving great burgers since 1936; open 24/7.
Combs Road - 606 436-0090
24/7 serving great food and pies. Try the salmon patties,
fried green tomatoes, and either the Kentucky Silk or
J’s On Main (formerly George Ellis Drug Store) –
East Public Square - 270-651-2161
Country ham served for breakfast. Sandwiches and homemade
soups for lunch, sweet potato fries and homemade potato
chips. Don’t forget to order a milkshake.
On The River - Ford
1225 Boonesboro Road - 859 527-6620
Featured items include Kentucky favorites Beer Cheese and
Fried Banana Peppers.
Harland Sanders Cafe
Hwy. 25 West - 606 528-2163
10 ‘til 10 daily. Take a tour and then grab some fried fowl
where the Colonel started it all some 7 decades ago.
Harper's Catfish –
Old Gallatin Road - 270-622-7557
in 1978. Fish, shrimp, oysters and frog legs also served.
Historic Lodge Restaurant
- Renfro Valley
Richmond Street - 800 765-7464
Country ham, biscuits, grits, pot roast, fried chicken and
Hill Inn – Midway
North Winter Street - 859 846-4732
brunch, dinner in an historic Inn in horse country.
Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen
Bardstown Road - 502 459-8184
cakes shine here --- especially the Red Velvet and Caramel
varieties. There are now nine locations and 5 with a deli.
The one we’ve listed here is the original.
Knoth's BBQ – Grand Rivers
U.S. Highway 62 - 270 362-8580
Monday through Saturday from 11am to 8pm.
East Stephen Foster Avenue - 502 348-8964
Famous for skillet fried chicken with milk gravy. Lunch and
dinner only. Open Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 9pm and
Sunday noon to 8pm. Closed Monday.
Leigh's BBQ - Kevil
Highway 60 West -270 488-3434
Paradise Cafe – Louisville
984 Barret Avenue - 502 583-3447
1991, Lynn's Paradise Cafe has specialized in the friendly
service of Southern-style food in a colorful art-filled
environment. Esquire magazine has named the Paradise "one of
the 4 most fun restaurants in the United States" (June 2002)
and Bon Appetit magazine included the Paradise in their list
of "the 100 best neighborhood restaurants" (September 2002).
Come taste what all the fuss is about. Child friendly, our
kids loved it.
Ida's Tea Room
Main Street - 606 298-3727
rib and bread pudding, you can't go wrong. Closed Sunday
Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn - Owensboro
2840 W Parrish Ave. - 270 684-8143 or 800-322-8989
Located in a city which bills itself as the "Barbecue
Capital of the World", famous patrons here include Vice
President Al Gore, musician Charlie Daniels and actor
William Shatner . BBQ mutton is this tradition's claim to
fame. The family-run Moonlite dishes out as much as 20,000
lbs. of BBQ per week. Their Burgoo (stew), sauce and BBQ
meats can be found on grocery shelves throughout the South
and parts of the Midwest. Buffet served twice daily.
Desserts may feature banana pudding and blue-ribbon winning
pies. They have catered for groups as large as 15,000 and
even sponsor their own race car. Highly recommended!
cabbage, ground or chopped fine
onion, ground or chopped fine
potatoes, peeled and diced
fresh corn kernels
tomato puree (10¾ oz)
of 1 lemon
tablespoons black pepper
teaspoon cayenne pepper
mutton in enough water to cover. Cook until tender, about
2-3 hours. Throw out the broth and bones. Chop meat fine
and set aside. Boil chicken in two gallons of water until
tender. Remove chicken; add cabbage, onion, potatoes, corn,
catsup, and one gallon of water to the chicken broth. Bring
to a boil. Meanwhile, chop chicken meat, discarding bones
and skin. When the potatoes are tender, add chicken,
mutton, tomato puree, lemon juice, vinegar, Worcestershire
sauce and seasonings. Let this simmer for 2 hours or
longer, stirring occasionally from the bottom as it
thickens. Serve with bread, crackers or cornbread.
Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q - Owensboro
Washington Avenue - 270 926-9000
Stone Inn – Simpsonville
Shelbyville Road - 502 722-8200
for dinner Monday – Saturday. Lunch Thursday – Friday.
Structure was built in the late 1700's.
Paula's Hot Biscuit –
311 West Water Street -
for breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday. Breakfast only on
Saturday. Country ham, sausage and pork tenderloin biscuits.
Brother's Bar-B-Que - Waverly
US Hwy 60 - 270 389-0267
Renfroe’s Hih Burger
4th Street - 270 753-1155
seems to know where the odd name comes from but they make
good burgers and serve a tasty lunch buffet. Call for the
recorded daily menu specials. Closed Monday.
Rick’s White Light Barbecue and Cajun Diner – Frankfort
Bridge Street – 502 330-4262
pork sandwiches in a fun atmosphere. Try the Kentucky
Bourbon Pie for dessert. Recently featured on Diners,
Drive-ins and Dives.
Franklin Street - 270 726-8476
daily from 9 am 'til 8 pm. Serving up pork BBQ, catfish,
fried chicken for over 20 years.
Smokey Pig - Bowling
Louisville Rd. - 270-781-1712
of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday 10:30am-7pm.
Spalding’s Bakery –
Winchester Rd. - 859 252-3737
the Devil’s food donuts. Open Wednesday – Sunday.
Smokey Valley Truck Stop
- Olive Hill
Bond Court - 606 286-5001
Featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives."
The home-made meringue pies are well known in these parts.
Barbecue – Paducah
Joe Clifton Drive - 270 444-9555
the BBQ sandwich, but don't you dare miss the pie (go for
chocolate or coconut cream). Open 8am to 6pm Tuesday
Thornberry's Deli – Louisville
South Third Street - 502 367-8394
pies at this bakery include chess, rhubarb, peach,
butterscotch and many more. Also try the Hermit Cookies,
baked with raisins and ginger. Open Monday through Friday
from 9am –6pm and Saturday from 9am – 4pm.
Wallace Station – Versailles
Old Frankfort Pike - 859 846-5161
miss the Inside-Out Hot Brown.
End Café - Owensboro
West Second Street - 270 686-3967
for breakfast and lunch (5 a.m. to 2 p.m.). The ham biscuits
are a specialty.
Whistle Stop Iron Horse Dining Room, The - Glendale
East Main - 270 369-8586
Whistle Stop is a full service menu restaurant. Upstairs is
the Iron Horse Dining Room with a buffet. Both are
Wolf’s Tavern -
Green Street (at the corner of 1st & Green) 270
burgers and sandwiches. Be sure to warm up with their famous
bean soup. New owners, same menu.