These 7 Restaurants in Kentucky Don’t Look Like Much but WOW They Are Good
Choosing a place to dine out can be a task, especially with the unique spread of restaurants in Kentucky. There are quite a few diners, cafes, and such that don’t shine with fresh paint or have outdated advertising that are getting skipped over. That might be the biggest dining mistake you ever make, as many of these shabby looking establishments serve up the best food in The Bluegrass State. If you’re craving comfort food, check out the 7 best hole-in-the-wall restaurants in Kentucky.
Here are seven restaurants that serve homemade meals you’ll come back for:
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If you love good, ole’ fashioned cooking, but either cannot do it, or don’t have the time, check out one or more of the best hole-in-the-wall restaurants in Kentucky. The term greasy spoon doesn’t apply here unless it is meant as a compliment. Each one of these restaurants offers great food, generous portions, and reasonable pricing. There are wonderful cafes like these all across the state, so please feel free to share your own favorite diner experiences in the comment section below.
Address: 430 Center St, Bowling Green, KY 42101, USA
Address: 841 Lane Allen Rd, Lexington, KY 40504, USA
Address: 203 S 3rd St, Richmond, KY 40475, USA
Address: 115 Cs-1061, Greensburg, KY 42743, USA
Address: 447 Lexington Rd, Versailles, KY 40383, USA
Address: 2339 Campbellsville Rd, Columbia, KY 42728, USA
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best hole-in-the-wall restaurants in Kentucky
August 23, 2020
What are the best restaurants in Kentucky?
The restaurants listed above belong on your local bucket list, without a doubt. However, there are a few restaurants that are locally famous and are coveted by locals and visitors alike, and those also deserve a visit if you can swing it. Famous restaurants like Old Hickory Bar-B-Q, Greyhound Tavern, and The Sanders Cafe each have their own vibe and southern-style comfort food to die for.
Are there any waterfront restaurants in Kentucky?
Believe it or not, there are several waterfront restaurants in Kentucky… and they’re all delicious and delightful! Riverfront Pizza & Sports Bar serves up specialty dishes that tempt even the pickiest of eaters. Welch’s Riverside Restaurant is a dreamy destination if you’re a fan of comfort food, and Patti’s 1880’s Settlement Restaurant is a throwback with a southern-style twist. Wherever you decide to dine, just remember to bring your appetite… Kentucky dining is truly a treat!
Which tiny restaurants in Kentucky are worth trying?
Mom and pop diners and eateries offer dining like no other, though they’re oftentimes small, intimate, and not widely known to anyone other than locals. There are several mom and pop restaurants in small towns throughout Kentucky, and many are hiding absolutely gem menus. Holly Hill Inn in Midway offers fine dining in horse country, and its surroundings are absolutely enchanting. The Blue Raven serves up Appalachian dishes that are downright indulgent. One Nineteen West Main offers southern-inspired goods in a historic setting that’s nothing short of charming. If you’re willing to wing it, it’s worth trying out any local eateries that sound interesting to you. There’s nothing like dining in Kentucky!
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