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127 Plz Dr, Berea, KY 40403-1690
(859) 986-2777
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
For Home Folks

Good home cooking. Courteous service. Pleasant environment. Lots of locals gather for all three meals. Easy off and on I-75 @ exit 76.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Berea, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Berea, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good home cooking. Courteous service. Pleasant environment. Lots of locals gather for all three meals. Easy off and on I-75 @ exit 76.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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157 reviews 157 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Breakfast was not so good at lunch time. I saw plates of fried fish and chicken that I would have preferred. Feels like you are dining in someone's house somehow, which is neat. I really wanted to like it, so I will try again when passing through.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

If you have been looking for food like Mama cooked, this is where you want to go. It is good old fashioned cooking. A great place to go for lunch. They are always busy. There are lots of hand crafted items to look at and purchase also.

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Lexington, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We ate here today for the first time and we were not pleased at all. The server while nice was extremely slow. They weren't busy either. The fried chicken was barely edible. The mashed potatoes were instant. The inside of the place just wasn't very clean. I walked in the bathroom and walked right back out. We were not happy... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

I eat here on a regular basis, because organizations use the facilities, I would not eat here is you have kids. There is no kids menu. Food is over priced and not really all that. Tables have that dirty feel, bathrooms have a sewer gas smell. Just not pleasant.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Hamburger was just a frozen patty. I thought their food would be more homemade. Even the pies where frozen. Service was friendly but slow. Over all just average

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

soup beans are good, and so is the liver and onions, friendly staff,easy access and exit access, older style restaurant.

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Bluefield, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Apparently the owners have had the restaurant for many years. An older couple who wanted to serve the folks in the local area and just see all the neighbors. The food is average and the atmosphere is friendly and homey.

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Marshall, Michigan, United States
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103 reviews 103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Husband and I stopped there after visiting the jewelry shops in Berea. We stopped based upon the Berea brochure that indicated this establishment has just like mom's meatloaf (my weakness). We arrived at a few minutes to noon-it was just starting to get busy. Upon entering the long but narrow establishment, we were greeted by a sign instructing us to... More 

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Louisville
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101 reviews 101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

If you want food like mom used to make this is the place to come. It has a slow atmosphere where you can sit back and just relax. The food is good, not write home to tell everyone good but would stop by again good. It is an easy get in and out type place unlike the other side of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 127 Plz Dr, Berea, KY 40403-1690
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Berea
  • Phone Number: (859) 986-2777
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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