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Restaurants in Kentucky

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Kentucky restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Kentucky restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Kentucky to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Kentucky restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Kentucky.

  • Artemisia

    Dining and jazz in an art gallery More
  • Avalon

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Bustling new American More
  • Basa Modern Vietnamese

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Bourbons Bistro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Southern-inspired dining and 100-plus bourbons. More
  • Campbell House Inn

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • El Mundo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Kitschy Mexican More
  • Freddie's Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Holly Hill Inn

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Jack Fry's Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Bistro and live jazz in a former saloon. More
  • Jo An

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Lilly's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Limestone

    New Southern restaurant. This restaurant is named for the limestone traces found in Kentucky springwater, thought to be a crucial ingredient in the... More
  • Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The apotheosis of Owensboro’s micro- regional mutton ’cue. Order it sliced and chopped—always with “dip”—and in a meaty burgoo (a rustic Kentucky s... More
  • Oakroom

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Old Stone Inn

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar

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