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All 63 Bardstown Restaurants

Old Talbott Tavern

107 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-1415
502-348-3494
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Ranked #17 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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Loudon, TN
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144 reviews 144 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We had dinner reservations for five couples during our first night on our 2014 Bourbon Trail Trip. It was nice to have a very private dining area. We were able to enjoy our meal with not only good food but great conversation. Our waiter was very unobtrusive. The only complaint was from one of the women that felt her fried... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I really wanted to stay at Old Talbott Tavern during my recent visit to Bardstown but it was pretty much sold out, so I had to settle on just having dinner there. I took a chance and with the encouragement of our waiter, I ordered the fried catfish and it was totally worth it... beautifully cooked, coated in cornmeal, it... More

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Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We dropped in for a drink and stayed for more. We walked to no seats at the bar. The next we know the owners wife had many of the regulars move down the bar to make room for us and then she gave us a real welcome to Bardstown. Great drinks at really low prices. I could easily spend many... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

That is the main reason to come here. We were in the original section. There are 2 other sections and a large bar that have been added but have a similar ambience. I had the Hot Brown and my wife had the pot roast. Very good reasonable prices for the food and drinks. Service was acceptable. The one concern is... More

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grimsley,tn
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The food was good but it took forever to get it... And it is a loud place... You know.. Rock walls, hardwood floors.. Loud... The room was full so we asked to move and they were great to let us.. Nice place.. Enjoyed dinner and coffee.

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Oceanside, California
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327 reviews 327 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Apparently this is the oldest bar in Kentucky. True or not this is still an awesome old bar in neat little downtown Bardstown. We arrived around 4pm and the restaurant area seemed dead so we sat in the bar. Mostly local people with a few tourists like us. Since we were just at Maker's Mark we decided to stick with... More

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Beautiful 18th century saloon/ inn . Beautifully restored where possible. Great menu of bourbon- we sampled several, eeven after a tour at buffalo trace.. My fried chicken was so good there wasn't a hint of flesh on the bones- 3 pieces! Bread pudding w walnut bourbon sauce a great finish . Good service family and comfortable clothes welcome.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I've come to the Talbott tavern since I was a child, my mother attended the now shuttered Nazareth college. I've seen the ups and downs of the town of Bardstown and the Talbott Tavern has stood the tests of time. Their side car named desire drink is tastey and don't skip their fried chicken! I'm happy the burbon boom is... More

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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154 reviews 154 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The service was very good and the old tavern charm was inviting but the food was king of average. Sampler platter appetizer was enough for 6 people and tasty but salty. Catfish sandwich was huge with delicate flavors and perfectly cooked. BBQ pork sandwich seemed like someone took a glop of flavorless meat put it on a grill with a... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Old Talbott Tavern is a really neat oldtime restaurant/tavern. The food is exceptional and the drinks are strong! The building is very quaint. It's said to be haunted. We spoke to a few people there and got to hear their stories. There are several rooms upstairs and we were allowed to wander around upstairs and tour the building. I... More

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