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Boone Tavern Restaurant

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100 Main Street, Berea, KY 40404 (100 Main Street N.)
859-985-3700
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 130
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely historic hotel/tavern in college town

We were chewing up the interstate on a Friday night and wanted to have dinner somewhere that wasn't fast food. After calling ahead to see if we needed reservations, they said yes but as it turned out we could have just walked in, we arrived at this well preserved historic hotel. The dining room is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
colbygrads
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Saint Charles, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
Bracebridge, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

While staying at the hotel, we ate at their restaurant and are glad we did. It is classy, the food excellent and reasonable priced, the décor and atmosphere wonderful and the service great. Good value all around. Check out the original floor in the dining room and have an original 'mint tulip' before hand in the lobby.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We ate dinner and breakfast at the restaurant. We loved the selection and the quality of the food. The staff is attentive and works very hard to make the dining experience enjoyable.

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This historic hotel/tavern located in Charming Berea Ky. is a wonderful place to stop and enjoy a break.We were there for the Sunday Brunch . All the food looked excellent, however, I only had an omlette which was tasty and filling. All of the servers were knowledgeable and very friendly. While it is now managed by a outside company, the... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Birthday dinner at Boone Tavern was quite the way to dine and celebrate. First of all our waiter, Aaron was extremely attentive and engaging! We both selected the steak/parsnip/mushroom dish. Each bite was a delight, as the tenderness and tasty combinations remained on my taste buds as long as I could handle. The mint julep with blackberry muddled in ca';t... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Went for breakfast which was very good. Got there at 9.10 am and were told we couldn't be seated until 9.26. Am not sure what that was about as it was not busy.

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LaGrange, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We ate there as our last stop on our way home from our week long vacation. I grew up in Richmond and ate there many times over the course of several decades. Sad that they only serve Chicken Flakes in a bird's nest at lunch and they have drifted away from some oldies but goodies. At least they still have... More 

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baltimore, maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I have heard about this restaurant for the last 10 years from a friend who attended Berea College. I finally had the opportunity to lunch here on 2 April. The meal truly lived up to the hype. I ordered the Chicken Flakes in a Bird's Nest (the signature dish my friend raves about) and wasn't disappointed. The chicken was moist,... More 

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South Bend
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

While travelling home on Interstate 75 we needed to stop for a break and saw the signs for the Boone Tavern. This establishment has been there since 1909 but is not what you think. The word Tavern in 1909 means place to rest not the usual vision we currently have of a place for drinking. This restaurant is very elegant... More 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were chewing up the interstate on a Friday night and wanted to have dinner somewhere that wasn't fast food. After calling ahead to see if we needed reservations, they said yes but as it turned out we could have just walked in, we arrived at this well preserved historic hotel. The dining room is lovely with large windows that... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

So I've live in Berea for close to ten years now and stopped by today to try some chocolate cake, one slice of this airy iced chocolate cake was 8$ and not worth the money at all, I should have ventured down and had some authentic Kentuckian flavor from papa Leno's or BC&T for their true "homeade" sweets. This food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Main Street, Berea, KY 40404
    (100 Main Street N.)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Berea
  • Phone Number: 859-985-3700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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