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107 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-1415
502-348-3494
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Historic Restaurant, Bar and Inn continuously in operation since 1779...
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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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 153
    Very good
  • 93
    Average
  • 39
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Historic Place

It's a historic place worth while visiting ,but not for the food. It's good , but nothing special. Good beers and whisked. Very friendly staff.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Friedrich P
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Speyer, Germany
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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402 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Wow, what a great location! Now that I have said what I found good about it, let me just say that I was so disappointed that it ruined my evening. I travel for work and pleasure and I ALWAYS rate a place on a sliding scale. I never try to compare a place like this to a place you might... More 

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Speyer, Germany
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It's a historic place worth while visiting ,but not for the food. It's good , but nothing special. Good beers and whisked. Very friendly staff.

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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A must visit, very old and historic right downtown Bardstown. Good food reasonably priced,its a very old building where many famous people have ate or drank. One of those must stops not your chain restaurant.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our experience here! My wife and son shared the Kentucky hot brown and I had the tavern burger. I recommend the tavern burger with the addition of the bacon bourbon marmalade. I also had a Bourbon barrel ale which was really nice. It is a sipping beer and it was great to enjoy. I did not sample any... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Based on our experience, not too impressed with the food. Didn't sample the bourbon, though. They had great fried green tomatoes, and homemade ranch dressing.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I love historical sites and good food. Old Talbott Tavern fit both of those! The history associated with the building is amazing. The food is delicious and the service was very friendly and prompt without making you feel rushed.

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Bardstown, Kentucky
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Went into Old Talbot Tavern wanting to experience the good food and history of the restaurant. Got there on 5/24/15 at 520p, without an appointment. Were told, by hostess on her 2nd day working at restaurant, it would be 1 hour wait. Put our name on list and went for a drink in the bar. After 45 min, checked up... More 

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Sorry to say I can't review the food due to the poor service. Hostess took our name and later marked it off without calling our name. Supposing telepathy was a fail. My recommendation is to cross the street. We did. Family of 5, won't be back.

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Montgomery, Alabama
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Good bourbon selection at the bar...and if you get a flight it comes with a complimentary shot glass. Great atmosphere.

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St. George, Utah
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great home country cooking that was great. Take your time and enjoy a few of the best bourbon's you can find anywhere while your enjoying your meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 107 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-1415
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bardstown
  • Phone Number: 502-348-3494

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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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