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  • Writer's pictureTamara Schneider

Try These Restaurants in KY

When we started KY Taste Buds three years ago, we knew that food would have to be a major component of our blog. Leigh and I love to try new restaurants and want to get out and explore all of the yummy places throughout Kentucky. We have had the privilege of enjoying so many awesome places, but really, the two of us can only cover so much ground. With this in mind, we decided to reach out to our fellow foodies and ask them to recommend their favorite restaurants, and boy, the response was overwhelming! We had a ton of great responses and we're making this list available to everyone so you can get out there, too, and taste all that the Bluegrass State has to offer.

Here are some highlights:

The Big Dipper: Photo courtesy of

Western KY:

Owensboro - The Big Dipper, City Walk, Moonlight BBQ, Old Hickory

Grand Rivers - Patti's 1880's Settlement House

Cadiz - The Harper House

Russellville - Roy's BBQ


Bougie Biscuit


Butchertown Grocery

Chicken N Mi

DiFabio's Casapela Louisville

El Mundo

Grassa Gramma

Havana Rumba

Irish Rover

Kerns Corner

Lou Vino


Mike Linnig's

Pat's Steakhouse



The Post

Village Anchor

Jumbo Buffett

Central KY:

Hodgenville - Arrowhead BBQ

Goshen - Barn8 Restaurant

Danville - Bluegrass Pizza

Frankfort - Bourbon on Main

Harrodsburg - Old Owl Tavern, Shaker Village

Irvine - Burger Barn

Richmond - Apollo Pizza, Craft Restaurant, Gillum's, Jackson's, Madison Garden Bar & Grill

Lexington - Joe Bologna's, Le Deauville, Malone's, Merrick Inn, Minton's 760, Paisano's, Papi's, Parkette, Ramsey's, Sahara, Shamrock's, Stella's, The Tulip, Wallace Station & More!

Miguel's Pizza: Photo courtesy of

Eastern KY:

Pikeville - Dairy Cheer

Maysville - Ms Eatery, Pasquale's

Morehead - Root-A-Bakers

Campton - Red River Rockhouse

Slade - Miguel's

The Gruff: Photo courtesy of

Northern KY:

Carrollton - Mie Veijo

Covington - The Gruff

Warsaw - Jewell's

The Federal Grove: Photo courtesy of

South Central:

Auburn - Federal Grove

Burnside - Guthrie's

Campbellsville - Brothers BBQ

Scottsville - Harper's Catfish

Be sure to check the entire list here. But we're just scratching the surface! It's going to take all of you to help us get a comprehensive list of all the yummy places out there! Send us your favorites and we will add them to the list! Let's hit the road and explore the tastier side of life in Kentucky!

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