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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
West African fare prepared and owned by a Senegalese couple 
Bourbon, Horses & History Winchester, KY
Picturesque, charming,cafe experience. Great for afternoon visits with friends, a quick lunch from work or a long break from the hustle and bustle. Reserve our cafe after hour...
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Owensboro, KY
Locally owned corner cafe with good home cooking and friendly atmosphere.


Bourbon, Horses & History Versailles, KY
Serving Breakfast, Lunch, &Also catering events and private parties.  Good food and local flavor!
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Madisonville, KY
Fresh donuts, kolaches, croissants, biscuits, and breakfast burritos served daily.
Bluegrass Region Maysville, KY
Best Transparent Pies to be found are made here at Magee's!!
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Campbellsville, KY
Chinese Restaurant- Full menu and buffet also available.
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
A great lunch spot downtown that often has a line out the door! Deli varieties available every day and daily specials.
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