Paducah is one of the most culinary diverse towns in Kentucky, but their Southern cuisine really stands out. Freight House, one of the town’s newer spots, is the prime example of this, offering inspired spins on Southern classics like gumbo, pot roast (in lasagna form!), fried chicken, and shrimp and grits. The shrimp and grits from The Freight House is the restaurant’s most popular dish, achieving icon status in just a few short years. While this restaurant might not be your typical hole-in-the-wall, its small-town location definitely makes it more of an off-the-beaten path hidden gem. And we’re here to put it on your radar, because at The Freight House, you’ll have the best shrimp and grits of your life. Period.

Have you tried the shrimp and grits from The Freight House? This is a meal worth traveling from all corners of the state to try — and is definitely an iconic Kentucky dish!

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