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Jun 9, 2009 12:28 PM

Louisville,KY & beyond

We will be undertaking a KY food road trip this July . We will start and end in Lousville but we will visit the various towns listed below. We have gleaned from Chowhound and other sites the listed restaurants . Input from those with recent experience at any of these possible stops would be greatly appreciated. In addition, if there is/are a glaring omission(s) from the list, please advise.
We thank everyone in advance for their time and effort in responding.

Lynn's Paradise Cafe 984 Barret Ave. 502 583-3447 breakfast
610 Magnolia 610 W Magnolia Ave 502 636-0783
Proof on Main 702 W Main St 502 217-6360
Kaelin's Rest. 1801 Newburg Rd/Speed Ave. 502-451-1801
Jack Fry's 1007 Bardstown Rd 1930s.
Homemade IceCream and Pie 2525 Bardstown Rd. (502) 459-8184
Genny's Diner:2227 Frankfort Ave (502) 893-0923
Mike Linnig’s Rest. 9308 Cane Run Rd 502-937-9888

Polly’s Freeze 5242 State Rd 62, Georgetown,IN

Claudia Sander House (Colonel's Lady) 3202 Shelbyville Road(Rte 60)
Science Hill Inn 525 Washington St 502) 633-2825(Lunch)

Capital Bar-B-Q US Hwy 127 South 502-223-8110

Bon Ton Mini-Mart 2036 Madison St 270 826-1207(nr. Highways 41 & 136)
Thomason's BBQ 701 Atkinson St, 270.826-0654
Wolf's Tavern 31 N Green St 270 826-5221
Mr. D's 1435 S. Green St 270-826-2505

Trackside BBQ 14978 US Highway 60 W, Sturgis, (SW of H)‎ - (270) 333-4227‎
Peak Brothers Barbecue US 60 (Rte 641) Waverly (Wof H) 270 389-0267 MS

Moonlite Inn 2840 W Parrish Ave 270 684-8143
Old Hickory Pit 338 Washington Ave 270 926-9000
George’s BB-Q 1348 E4thSt 270 926-9276

Bowling Green, Glasgow,Tompkinsville
The Smokey Pig Bar B Q 2520 Louisville Rd (270) 781-1712 (Alton)
Bar-B-Que Junction 2225 Russellville Rd 270 783-8902
Big Bubba Buck BBQ 1802 Main St Munfordville (N of Cave City) 270-307-8309
Big Moose BBQ 525 W. Main St.(Rte 68) Glasgow 270 651-1913
Taylor's Catfish & Bbq 464 Paradise Ln Glasgow 270 646-2975
Frances BBQ N.Magnolia St./E.4th (Rt.63)Tompkinsville (S of G) 270 487 8550
Backyard BBQ 2768 Edmonton Rd Tompkinsville (S of G) 270 487-9271

Harrodsburg, Bardstown
Beaumont Inn/Old Owl Tav. 638 Beaumont Inn Dr. Harrodsburg 859 734 3381
Kurtz’s 418 E. Steph. Foster Ave Bardstown 502 348-8964
Old Talbott Tavern 107 W Stephen Foster Bardstown 502-348-3494
Still Bill’s 109 Guthrie Drive Bardstown 502-349-2007 delicious fried chicken
Paula Hot Biscuit 311 W. Water St Hodgenville (270) 358-2237 RF?

Boone Tavern 100 Main St. N Berea 800 366 9358
Pantry Family Rest 1104 Paint Lick Rd (859) 986-2003
Burger Boy 1625 S Main St London (so. of Berea) (606) 864-2675

Sanders Cafe Museum & Kentucky Fried Chicken 688 Highway 25 West

Wallace Station Deli and Bakery
Cleveland’s @ Woodford Inn, Versailles

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  1. In Corbin, I would visit the original KFC, but I would eat at the Rootbeer Stand, instead. The food/menu at the KFC is exactly like every other KFC in the world.

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    1. re: BetsyinKY

      re:Claudia Sanders Boarding House.

      Ever tilted your head back and let somebody pour a couple pounds of iodized salt down your gullet? If not you may want to head to Claudia's place.

      You can also feast on boiled vegetables straight out of a metal can.With all the amazing corn farms in Shelby county it's a shame this place doesn't take more pride in their food.

      Claudia's may have a had a heyday back when John Y was still in his power but those days are long gone. Shelbyville does however have some good Texas style barbecue in Ken-Tex.Ribs and brisket are both respectable.They could open up in Austin and make a living out here and there aren't too many spots I can say that about.

      BetsyinKY is dead on on the Rootbeer Stand

      I wrote about it here:

      I love Burger Boy in London.From a previous post:

      I'm a fried chicken eater who's pursued it all over the US.Burger Boy is my favorite source in Kentucky and really compares favorably to legends like Green Acres Cafe in B'ham and Princes in Nashville.This is simply prepared[dusted with seasoned flour and fried in good oil]chicken.Light on the frippery,heavy on the flavor.Burger Boy is no longer open 24 hours,they took Alice Cooper off the jukebox and the waitresses aren't as sassy as they once were but man it's some damn good chicken.

      Looks like you're going to be driving through Lexington as well.I hit Dudleys once or twice a year for a hot brown and or a burger. Sit on the barside unless you're over 80 and/or have blue hair.The theme to the menu is new Southern/quasi-fine dining.They have a nice patio and a thorough selection of bourbons.Folks in jeans and folks dressed to the nines as well.Spaldings has really good donuts and has been around for eons.

      Poster La La should be weighing in at some point with her favorites too.

      Enjoy your visit.Kentucky is a great place to vacation,you won't meet friendlier people and the chow can be incredible.

      1. re: scrumptiouschef

        Thanks to both Betsyinky and scrumptiouschef for the heads-up on Corbin and Shelbyville

      2. re: BetsyinKY

        Agreed. I like KFC but it's KFC. Drive by it. Look at it. Stop in and see it. But don't bother eating there.

        Our next trip through that area will include the Rootbeer stand.


      3. One thing for sure - do not eat at the Old Spaghetti Factory. Altho a beautiful building with fabulous chandeliers their pasta was sub-par. Their Chocolate Derby Pie was excellent. The food wasn't very good altho' the service was excellent.

        I saw Lynn's Paradise Cafe on The Food Network. Looks like an excellent breakfast place BUT we never got there.

        1. A trip to Louisville would not be complete without a hot brown at the Brown the top five things I have ever eaten. They serve it in the casual cafe as well as the fancy dining room. Do not eat at the Cauldia Snaders House.
          Beaumont Inn / The Old Owl tavern are both very good. The food and service are always great.
          Skip KFC ...THE MUSEUM is cool but the food is not even the best KFC in the area...the town of London has the world chicken fest in is pretty cool. Third the rootbeer stand...the best meal in Corbin.
          Boone Tavern is also a must...the spoonbread is heavenly. It is where my mom always took me for grown up girl occasions. I love it. The pizza place around the corner is also yummy.

          1. I would skip Lynn's. My experiences have been that you pay for all the random junk on the walls and not for a quality breakfast experience. Sweet n Savory on Bardstown road has much better breakfast.

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              1. re: JefferyHunt

                I also agree about skipping Lynn's. My gripe is that nearly everything on the menu is dairy based and incredibly heavy. And not "grandma's cooking" heavy, which I love.

            1. If its late at night, check out Spinelli's for pizza and fried oreos. Blue DOg Bakery is a must. Its on Frankfort Avenue.