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107 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-1415
502-348-3494
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Local cuisine
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 144
    Very good
  • 87
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 21
    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
Most recent review
Eating a bit if history

Talbott's Tavern is the best place I can think if to soak in some history coupled with great bourbon and local fare. Unfortunately being a traveler in off season for vegetables you are limited to potatoes and green beans which were the sides to my bourbon Rib Eye steak. However the steak was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
William L
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Talbott's Tavern is the best place I can think if to soak in some history coupled with great bourbon and local fare. Unfortunately being a traveler in off season for vegetables you are limited to potatoes and green beans which were the sides to my bourbon Rib Eye steak. However the steak was cooked to perfection and the garlic mash... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Service and atmosphere was a delightful experience every one was friendly service was very fast I would recommend a visit ....food did leave a little to be desired. It was hot just not very flavorful

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illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We got there just before they stopped serving due to some unexpected snow. They were very welcoming to us and provided great care and attention all throughout our dinner. They food was top quality and flavors just amazing! We hit the bar afterwards to listen to a band. Can't wait to go back.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We were a large group of about 10 who decided to eat dinner there. We made reservations for 7pm. Service was very slow. Our waitress said she was overbooked with tables, but there was only about 5 tables in the main room, and 2 other waitresses. They sat us in another room by ourselves. Every one was pretty happy with... More 

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Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Very good experience for lunch snack and dinner in this historic building. Be sure to wear a jacket or sweater as it is cold in the main dining room, but you warm up with the good food. Great bourbon drink choices.

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

History and ghost buffs would like this place! Wanted to see the room where Jessie James bullet holes could be found, but still in renovation from the fire of many years ago. Food was good but not exceptional. Prices reasonable.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

higher anticipation that we should have had maybe. It is no longer and older person quiet bourbon bar. It is now a rock n roll eclectic music and plan old bar. I give it 3 stars for its wide selection of bourbon not seen in most bars. We were here only for couple hours on New Years eve night.

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Oil City, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Burgoo was amazing, the Tavern is fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed the Talbott pie and bourbon bread pudding. The music below the Anton Heinrich room was great. Wish we could have stayed longer.

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Evansville, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Ordered a flight of bourbon, the bartender was very helpful in helping me select a few that I'd like. The music on Friday night was great, played fantastic older country and western. Fantastic atmosphere in a historic location.

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Imperial, Missouri, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

There was nothing I disliked. I had the special, chicken pot pie. It came with green beans. They were seasoned and they were italian beans. They were fabulous. The chicken pot pie was just the thing for a damp cold day. I shared the bread pudding with bourbon sauce. You could really taste the bourbon. I enjoyed the setting; an... More 

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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

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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