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Old Talbott Tavern

107 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-1415
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Ranked #18 of 63 Restaurants in Bardstown
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Historic Restaurant, Bar and Inn continuously in operation since 1779. Located in the heart of Bourbon Country. Proudly serving locally inspired food and drink. Try the best top shelf bourbons with our bourbon sampler. Dine in unique surroundings where the famous and infamous visited during their historic setting ventures.
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58% Recommend
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I have visited Bardstown many times but never taken the time to eat at The Old Talbott Tavern. Katellynn was great and not only fun to talk to but very good on the service. I plan to return the next time work takes me to Bardstown.

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bluegrass state
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220 reviews 220 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Came in for lunch on our way to the KY Railroad Museum in New Haven. The building is historic & interesting. There was a tour bus there when we got there. They were in a separate room. I ordered the side salad & cheese fries on the appetizer side. Bothe were very good. The salad was fresh & had lots... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stated to go to The Rickhouse which locals told us was the best but It was closed on Monday night! Bummer. Actually most of downtown was totally closed on a Monday night. We checked out Old Talbott Tavern for a cocktail and dinner. The setting and ambience is worth a least a cocktail! It is so charming as you... More

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Georgetown, Kentucky
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Another great restaurant, and historic place. Again the food was great, as was the staff. Loved reading about the history, and the famous people who stayed, and/or ate there.

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Toomsboro, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

After driving 600 miles from Middle GA, it was a pleasant surprise when we visited the Tavern. The barmaid, Kaitlyn, was a delight and very adept in her knowledge of the various beverages and food. Would certainly return the next time we're in the area.

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Joliet, Illinois, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great how they have kept the original feel of the building but the food was a little disappointing and the selection was pretty limited. For the price the servings were small (except the fries) and the quality was fine, but nothing I would go back for or tell my friends that had to try. I will say that we got... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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177 reviews 177 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Was on the Bourbon trail and one of the local distilleries recommended Old Talbott for lunch as part of our journey. The building made me feel like I was in a small local pub in London or Dublin. Exposed wood beams, a dark feeling, LOVED IT. There was some confusion when we sat down and we waited for service. Had... More

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Louisa, Kentucky
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82 reviews 82 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The menu sounded excellent, we tried 2 dishes the Bourbon Walnut encrusted chicken and their bourbon BBQ Porkchop. The best thing about the meal was the salad, how bad can you mess up lettuce??? The green beans tasted like they were out of a can doctored up with some onion and ham and were lukewarm and the risotto was lukewarm.... More

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Centerville, Ohio
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Loved the atmosphere, music and bourbon selection! The original details were gorgeous and the person who collected our cover fee was so informative. He was nice enough to tell me about the history of the building and some of his own experiences while working there.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Friends of ours had told us about the Old Talbott Tavern. After spending the day at Maker's Mark Distillery we headed to Talbott's. Our waitress was extremely friendly and helpful in suggesting some of their house favorites and offering many samples of their local beers. My favorite apply was the fried sampler. Being a pickle lover, the deep fried pickles... More

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