With the immense popularity of food channels on television, cuisine-focused features on travel shows, the advent of celebrity chefs and more,  interest in food and cuisine has grown tremendously, and so has Kentucky’s restaurant scene. Big cities like Lexington and Louisville are no longer the only places to grab great food. From traditional “down home” American southern fare to upscale fine dining to street food and everything in between, there is a Kentucky restaurant to fit your “inner foodie”. Select your next food adventure and start your journey into Kentucky cuisine now! Browse restaurants below, from KY BBQ joints to ethnic spots serving exotic international cuisines, and plan your ultimate foodie getaway. For a more guided approach, take a drive along a culinary trail to hit some of the state’s high points.


Madisonville Donuts
Madisonville, KY
Fresh donuts, kolaches, croissants, biscuits, and breakfast burritos served daily.


Louisville, KY
Fourth Street Live! is home to the first ever Maker's Mark Bourbon House and Lounge.  Upon entering, guests are greeted by custom art-glass created especially for Maker's...
Mama Lou
Horse Cave, KY
You'll think you have died and gone to barbecue heaven when you stop at Mama Lou's. The smokey ribs and pork come with a luscious sauce on the side. Try a burger and one of th...
Bardstown, KY
Family restaurant, casual dining.  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.  Monday - Tuesday 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wednesday - Saturday 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m....
Madisonville, KY
Counter-serve chain for specialty or custom pizzas in a simple, family-friendly setting.
Jamestown, KY
Mariner's Cafe on Lake Cumberland is a part of Jamestown Marina in beautiful Jamestown, Kentucky.  Mariner's Cafe offers a full menu and a spectacular, panoramic view of ...
Marketplace Restaurant at Theater Square
Louisville, KY
Offering a blend of Southern Style comfort food with an Italian flair in an eclectic atmosphere, featuring an upscale patio and live jazz.  The perfect place to host a la...
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