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Savor Kentucky Cuisine

While maybe best known for its signature drink offerings (see bourbon, wine country and the famous Kentucky Derby mint julep), The Bluegrass State is also home to a number of innovative food dishes and a hearty culinary heritage.

Popular Kentucky cuisine includes the hot brown, Kentucky burgoo, famous Kentucky BBQ and of course, Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Maybe no other state can lay claim to the extensive amount of flavor-shaping culinary creativity and history as the state of Kentucky.

Today that inspiration can be seen in unique Kentucky cuisine and dining establishments all over the state. Dine at a horse track and watch morning thoroughbred workouts over eggs. Experience white table cloth restaurants where the surrounding art is as provocative as the entrees are inventive. And find local favorites such as hot browns and Kentucky burgoo in nostalgic cafes along scenic bluegrass routes.

Ready to get a real taste of Kentucky cuisine? From fine downtown dining to Kentucky BBQ shacks in Western Kentucky, find dozens of Kentucky restaurants featuring your favorite flavors using the search below.

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Western Wetlands Murray, KY
H.R.H. Dumplins is a famous lunch spot in Murray, Kentucky.  Soups, salads, sandwiches and casseroles are complemented by oversize, homemade rolls. Dumplins is best known...
Northern Kentucky River Region Bardstown, KY
 Hours: Tues-Sun 7-1.  Bakery, donuts, danish, cookies & cakes. 
Bourbon, Horses & History Winchester, KY
Halls on the River is a delicious American Restaurant right on the Kentucky River.  Restaurant with full menu and bar. A Winchester, KY favorite!


Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
Sandwiches and Burgers of a different kind. Elk, Fish, Lamb, Venison, Duck and more.
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Hanson, KY
This quaint market serves sandwiches to satisfy every taste, from fresh barbecue to deli meats. Try one on the market’s homemade sourdough bread for an extra-special t...
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Nancy, KY
The award winning, nationally recognized Harbor Restaurant is one of South Central Kentucky''s bright spots for dining. While overlooking Lee's Ford Marina and beautiful Lake ...
Daniel Boone Country Harlan, KY
The Harlan Station (Formerly Ken and Paul's Family Steakhouse) is a local favorite for steak, chicken, and seafood!  The restaurant has been in our community for almost 3...
Western Wetlands Hopkinsville, KY
Our Menu is Vintage American Casual Favorites in a warm, comfortable atmosphere! We have great fresh dishes at a very affordable price.
Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Scottsville, KY
This is a legit small-town family-owned restaurant that serves some of Southern Kentucky's most famous fried catfish. After over 30 years of serving catfish, they definitely k...
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