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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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Bourbon, Horses & History Georgetown, KY
Family friendly. Waffles and more!
Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Franklin, KY
Waffle House® restaurants have offered the unbeatable combination of good food with outstanding service since 1955. This combination has made it a beloved icon of the Sout...
Bourbon, Horses & History Versailles, KY
On Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” television show, host Guy Fieri raved about Wallace Station’s Big Brown Burger and ranked it among his ...


Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Owensboro, KY
Local restaurant specializing in authentic Japanese cuisine
Bourbon, Horses & History Winchester, KY
One of the destinations on our Beer Cheese Trail! Waterfront Restaurant and Lounge is the best place around to enjoy a casual and fun atmosphere and the gorgeous views of Ken...
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
Wayside Christian Mission trains people here in its com­mu­nity re-entry program in restaurant service and man­age­ment. Breakfasts for under $5, a lunch buffet: is $8 for u...
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Stearns, KY
Quaint Restaurant setting inside the depot serving Hamburgers, BBQ  and drinks. Open only when train is running.
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
At Wild Eggs, our goal is to offer the same level of preparation, presentation and service that guests can expect from an upscale dining experience. Our well-trained staff con...
Western Wetlands Murray, KY
Wild Mountain Bakery is one of Murray's top spots for breakfast, lunch or dessert. The bakery features homemade breads, cakes, cookies, cheesecake and pies to satisfy your swe...
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