These 10 Little Known Kentucky Restaurants Are Hidden Treasures
By Rachel Shulhafer|Updated on May 17, 2023(Originally published May 12, 2023)
I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. I have lived elsewhere twice, but keep coming back. I'm a video editor and freelance writer who enjoys watching people wearing University of Louisville uniforms excel at sports, scaling the faces of large rocks, and hanging out with my border collie/laborador/cattle dog mutt thingy that I have.
Sometimes the best food can be found at the little places you had no idea even existed. The following restaurants may not have hundreds of reviews or tons of hype as some of the more popular spots in the state, but the locals know that doesn’t matter. Check out these 10 Kentucky restaurants that are truly hidden treasures, and have your taste buds blown away. You’ll see why these are some of the best little-known restaurants in Kentucky.
Have you been to any of these wonderful little-known restaurants in Kentucky? Do you know of any other restaurants that we should try? Let us know in the comments. For more great dining experiences, check out these amazing small-town restaurants in Kentucky.
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Wallace Station Deli and Bakery. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and the chef is a James Beard Award nominee.
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The Old Talbott Tavern. This is the oldest restaurant in the state and it contains the oldest bourbon bar on the planet.