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Boone Tavern Restaurant

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100 Main Street, Berea, KY 40404 (100 Main Street N.)
859-985-3700
Today
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, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 159
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  • 106
    Very good
  • 43
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  • 15
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  • 6
    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 Setting for Lunch

I recently had a pleasant lunch with friends at this historic inn. The food was delicious with friendly service. The Spoon Bread was excellent. This is a great location for a "girlfriends" day out luncheon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Teresa D
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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The dining room of the Boone Tavern is a great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner on your way North or South on Interstate 75 in Kentucky. Drive a few miles off the freeway south of Richmond and you are in the small, peaceful college town of Berea where the Boone Tavern is located and owned by Berea College. An... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Have visited several times, and once again was not disappointed. The fried catfish was awesome. Very thick which is unusual for catfish. Be sure to try and take home their orange marmalade dressing. The students who work there are always a pleasure.

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Cypress, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We spent a day in Berea last week and had lunch in Boone's Tavern. From the moment we walked into the Hotel and asked where the restaurant was, the level of service was phenomenal. The doorman walked us through the lobby right to the door of the restaurant. The restaurant was beautiful and was the perfect setting for a good... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

What a great, classy place! We made reservations in advance and added one more couple about two hours before our time. The host was very accommodating in making this change. The property is in an old, beautiful hotel, and the restaurant shares the ambiance. Staff was composed of young people who seemed to be Berea College students. All were were... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Friends from out of town and I met at Boone's Tavern this spring. It's such a lovely elegant setting. However, the meal was the worst I may have ever had and both my companion's meals were equally bad. I had a steak that was so gristley, it was inedible. If you are there for the ambiance, it's worthy. Don't expect... More 

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Key West
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Boone Tavern has been a go-to place for as long as I can (almost) remember! The menu is varied and exquisite. Since 2014, local option allows alcohol, and the dining room has a wonderful selection. But insist on multiple helpings of the spoon bread!

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Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great food, great service and selection, all in a formal dining room for a fantastic price! The brunch had breakfast foods in addition to fabulous fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, dessert, soup & salads, spoon bread, and plenty of beverages to choose from.

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I recently had a pleasant lunch with friends at this historic inn. The food was delicious with friendly service. The Spoon Bread was excellent. This is a great location for a "girlfriends" day out luncheon.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Our dinner experience could not have been better. Rachel was our waitress and so attentive throughout our dinner. We were served delicious hot spoon bread – my first encounter with that Appalachian delight, followed by my choice of large pan-seared scallops with asparagus and ricotta ravioli, topped with spinach pesto. My sister had the Bourbon BBQ sauce glazed pork chop,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We decided to stay for Sunday brunch after checking out and were glad we did. Valerie was our sever and could not have asked for better service. The great food, Valerie & all other staff members made for a great experience!

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Additional Information about Boone Tavern Restaurant

Address: 100 Main Street, Berea, KY 40404
Phone Number: 859-985-3700
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Berea
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Pub

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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