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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
Sandwich Shop, Burger Restaurant, Pizza Place & more.
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
Famous burgers of all types ranging from bison to antelope! The name speaks for itself. 


Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
Chef Michael Paley’s menu changes frequently with an emphasis on seasonal, local ingredients from regional farmers and producers. Many of the menu items are meant to sha...
Bourbon, Horses & History Carlisle, KY
Featured in David Domine's 111 Fabulous Food Finds: Best Bites in the Bluegrass. Providing the best country cooking in the bluegrass for over 40 years. Featuring homemade pies...
Northern Kentucky River Region Radcliff, KY
Serves freshly made German food and desserts.  Offers a daily lunch buffet Monday through Friday. 
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Russell Springs, KY
Restaurant located right on Lake Cumberland - delicious hamburgers and more!
Bourbon, Horses & History Winchester, KY
One of the spots on our Beer Cheese Trail!   We started as a small sandwich counter in the back corner of the family grocery, Gaunce's Market. People loved our sandwiche...
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