Dine In A Horse-Drawn Fire Station From 1885 At The Engine House In Winchester, Kentucky
Here in Kentucky, our love for horses knows no bounds. Whether we are enjoying a meal inside a converted stable or camping at an iconic equestrian park, we live, eat, sleep, and breathe horses in the Bluegrass. So the opportunity to dine inside a horse-drawn fire station from 1885 is obviously something we’d jump (or gallop) at the chance to do. And that’s exactly the experience that awaits when you visit The Engine House in Winchester, Kentucky.
Have you ever dined at The Engine House in Winchester, Kentucky, before? It’s truly an experience for all equine enthusiasts in the Bluegrass!
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Unique restaurants in Kentucky
What are some other unique restaurants in Kentucky?
While dining in a horse-drawn fire station is certainly unique, The Engine House is certainly not the only unique restaurant in Kentucky!
- Castle Farms Restaurant. Dining in a castle certainly makes for a unique experience, right? Well, this is precisely what you'll have the opportunity to do when you visit Castle Farms at the Kentucky Castle. At this acclaimed and wholly unique restaurant in Kentucky, produce and herbs are picked straight from the castle's gardens, for the freshest, most vibrant fare. In fact, the on-site garden provides the restaurant with up to 90 percent of the produce served to guests -- and the dishes truly sing!
Patti's 1880 Settlement. There's no place in Kentucky quite like Patti's, a long-standing Bluegrass favorite. Patti's is so much more than a restaurant and has earned statewide and national recognition for food and hospitality, and truly is one of the best country restaurants in Kentucky. From the appetizers to desserts, their food earns rave reviews; Patti's is known for Southern-style cooking, offering items like steak and potatoes, catfish fillets, and their specialty two-inch pork chops. Make sure you get a side of their flowerpot bread -- and be sure to bring your appetite, as the portions at Patti's are as big as the restaurant's hospitality!
Sander's Cafe. The Sanders Cafe is a place that belongs on every Kentuckian’s bucket (of fried chicken) list — not simply because it’s the amazing restaurant that birthed a culinary legend, but also because it has its own museum that’s devoted to all things fried chicken!
Barn8Restaurant. Just 30 minutes outside the hustle and bustle of Louisville, Hermitage Farm is 683 acres of pure Bluegrass beauty: rolling hills, bucolic farmland, original horse barns, historic buildings -- and a fantastic, farm-to-table restaurant. Originally building number 8 of Hermitage Farm's historic horse stables, Barn8 Restaurant is a converted barn restaurant that's easily one of the most unique places to dine in Kentucky. And in October, when the fall foliage is at its peak in the Bluegrass? Perfection.
- Old Talbott Tavern. Located in the heart of Bardstown, Old Talbott Tavern is the oldest restaurant in Kentucky -- and it's also the oldest bourbon bar in the world! The ambiance here is everything: a step back in time with amazing food (and drink!) to boot. And make an entire night of it, if you can, as Bardstown is Kentucky's most dazzling Christmas town, sure to put you in the proper holiday spirit!