Kentucky April 10, 2018
9 Kentucky Dining Room Restaurants That Have A Classic Southern Feel
Kentucky is a southern state, and with that comes countless charming restaurants that feel as if they would be well-placed on a historic plantation. These eateries are often divided into dining rooms, so when you enjoy a meal there, you feel as if you’re visiting someone’s home. It’s a unique experience that many seek out in the Bluegrass State. If you enjoy a restaurant that displays that classic southern feel and welcomes you into its charming dining room, then check out these nine Kentucky restaurants that do just that.
1. Ashford Acres Inn (1801 Ky Highway 36 E., Cynthiana, KY 41031)
Ashford Acres Inn is a lovely bed and breakfast located in a historic home in Cynthiana. Their dining room is right out of a southern plantation and will make you feel right at home, from the cozy fireplace to the antique tables. Enjoy a meal here with an overnight stay or keep an eye out for special meals they often offer, such as holiday brunches and special dinners.
2. Greyhound Tavern (2500 Dixie Hwy., Fort Mitchell, KY 41017)
Greyhound Tavern in Fort Mitchell is a Northern Kentucky legend. This historic eatery has been welcoming guests into its dining room for generations and continues to please our tastebuds today. They are known for their fried chicken, which is definitely a must-try, but get a little bit of everything when you go for Sunday brunch.
3. Beaumont Inn (638 Beaumont Inn Drive, Harrodsburg, KY 40330)
Another charming dining room filled with history, Beaumont Inn has multiple dining options. The main room is filled with southern charm and takes reservations for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.
4. Merrick Inn Restaurant (1074 Merrick Drive, Lexington, KY 40502)
Merrick Inn is a beloved eatery in Lexington that should already be on your Kentucky bucket list. The interior dining room is cozy and welcoming, but also take advantage of their equally lovely outdoor dining space.
5. Patti's 1880s Settlement (1793 JH Obryan Ave., Grand Rivers, KY 42045)
Although this Kentucky favorite dining destination is currently closed due to a fire, it's sure to continue to be a welcome spot soon. The food here is legendary and the eclectic dining room will treat all your senses during an unforgettable meal.
6. Kurtz Restaurant (418 E. Stephen Foster Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004)
Located in Bardstown right across the street from My Old Kentucky Home, a meal in the dining room of Kurtz Restaurant is a Bluegrass State tradition. They serve all of your southern favorites, with plenty of smiles and history, and all within steps of Kentucky's most charming small town.
7. Tousey House Tavern (5963 N. Jefferson St., Burlington, KY 41005)
Tousey House Tavern is located in Burlington - a town that loves history and celebrates Kentucky's southern roots. Dining in one of the enchanting rooms at Tousey House is a delightful experience, from the mouthwatering menu options to the inviting service and divine atmosphere.
8. Holly Hill Inn (426 N. Winter St., Midway, KY 40347)
Step into the dining room of Holly Hill Inn and experience southern hospitality and the freshest menu around. The seasonally planned menu is incredible and the classic feel of this historic property makes for a memorable meal.
9. The Parkview Country Inn (103 W. 2nd St., Augusta, KY 41002)
The Parkview Country Inn is a delightful bed and breakfast in Augusta that is also a welcoming restaurant. Lunch and dinner buffets are offered throughout the week, and of course, you'll be treated to breakfast if you stay the night. This is the type of dining room where you'll feel right at home enjoying a slice of apple pie, placed atop an antique lace tablecloth.
These classic southern restaurants are all bucket list-worthy and the fact that you feel as if you’re relaxing in a loved one’s dining room is just the sweet icing on the cake. Did one of your favorite restaurants make our list? Any others you would add? Let us know in the comments!
And for more restaurants with a similar feel, check out our favorites spots for down-home cooking in our previous article