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Boone Tavern Restaurant

100 Main Street, Berea, KY 40404
859-985-3700
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Ranked #2 of 43 restaurants in Berea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 100 Main Street N.
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I had one of the three pork selections that was the special of the night, but it looked just like a big plate of brown meat. I think a bit of parsley and tomato wedge and a carrot stick would have added a lot to the appearance. The taste was good, although it was supposed to have spinach underneath and... More

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Berea, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have been here for business lunches and pleasure brunches, and I would have to say that the former was the better of the two.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Memories of Spoon Bread from my childhood started here. Subsequently, my mom made it at home. The dining room is lovelier than I remember it from the 1970's. The hotel lobby and sitting areas represent southern decor with beautiful darkly stained floors with yellow the predominant color of comfortable yet elegant furnishings. The food quality is very good, but I... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Would have been a great meal with wine! I had a chef special mussel and shrimp stew which was excellent. The spoon bread served as a house speciality is an acquired taste!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a beautiful restaurant, but the breakfast was just okay. Our coffee and hot tea weren't hot, but we did receive improved beverages upon request. Our server, a local student, was very nice and sweet, but perhaps a bit new at the job. Despite the light crowd, it took quite a while for us to be served, which was... More

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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Excellent food selection and service. We returned for breakfast and then dessert for lunch the next day. We look forward to next time. Student wait staff were friendly and very knowledgeable about the school and the town.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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198 reviews 198 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I’m giving this place high praise, but with some reluctance. The historic Boone Tavern’s Bowling Dining Room (aka “Boone Tavern Restaurant”) is one of those really special restaurants that you don’t want to see publicized too loudly and widely lest it become too popular, with resultant crowding and price increases. The ambience of the place is terrific, the service is... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had been looking very forward to our meal at Boone Tavern. We were very disappointed. The restaurant was not busy. We were seated by the hostess relatively promptly. We however did not see our server until we had been seated for about 10 minutes. The salads were very good. The spoon bread was outstanding, as always. The rest of... More

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Kentucky
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had a groupon we purchased that was for a stay at the inn and included a $30 food voucher. The service was excellent, and we got to talk to our server a bit as she was also a hiker. They give you a inn specialty - spoon bread, croo between cornbread and a corn casserole. My husband had a... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

It seems this place gets worse every time we visit. We had reservations for a Saturday afternoon and did get a table by the window as we wanted. To begin with someone comes around to the table and gives you spoonbread mortally this is done before your order comes, in our case after our food arrived. I had ordered un... More

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