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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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Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
Try our take on the Hot Brown
Bourbon, Horses & History Georgetown, KY
Around 1952, Sam’s Truck Stop was established by Sam Leverton. Over the years, Sam's Truck Stop has evolved into a family restaurant and is better known as Sam's Restaur...
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Bourbon, Horses & History Georgetown, KY
Steak, soup and salads, sushi and more!
Daniel Boone Country Cumberland, KY
Lunch and dinner favorites, tacos, enchiladas, much more.
Bourbon, Horses & History Georgetown, KY
Family dining. Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Closed Sunday.
Western Wetlands Murray, KY
Find hibachi-style Asian cuisine featuring the finest steaks and seafood at Shogun in Murray, Kentucky. Shogun is great for group outings or a date night. 
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
Sidebar at Whiskey Row, home of bourbon, burgers and beer, is located inside the beautiful Whiskey Row Lofts. This historic limestone structure was originally built in 1877 by...
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Henderson, KY
Open daily Monday-Friday for lunch. Offering roaring specials. Sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts and more offered. 
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