One Of The Oldest Family-Owned Restaurants In Kentucky Is Also Among The Most Delicious Places You'll Ever Eat
By Sarah McCosham|Published October 04, 2022
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There are numerous long-standing restaurants in Kentucky that are legendary, from Bardstown’s Old Talbott Tavern, the oldest bourbon bar in the world, to Burlington’s Tousey House Tavern, a 200-year-old restaurant that’s one of the country’s most historic. In Harrodsburg, Old Owl Tavern is a James Beard Award-winning restaurant that’s part of the Beaumont Inn, a beloved Bluegrass establishment that harkens back to 1845. The Inn and Tavern have been owned and operated by the Dedman Family for over a century, making the Old Owl Tavern one of the oldest — and delicious — family-owned restaurants in Kentucky.