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Brickyard Cafe

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1026 Chestnut St, Bowling Green, KY 42101-2610
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Very pleasant dinner

Bread was good. Had a pizza and liked it. Salad could have been fresher. Very accommodating service and nice decor.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ella T
Houston, Texas
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  • Special occasions
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Crestview, Florida, United States
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have eaten at the Brickyard Cafe on several previous visits to Bowling Green and we had a good experience. However, on our November 2015 trip to WKU's homecoming, the Brickyard didn't live up to our previous experiences. As usual, we made our reservation many weeks in advance of our visit. When we arrived, we were advised... More 

Thank Donald T
Houston, Texas
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bread was good. Had a pizza and liked it. Salad could have been fresher. Very accommodating service and nice decor.

1 Thank Ella T
franklin ky
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The food's not tasty, presented like a blue plate special place, gruff employees and owners, tables and chairs so jammed up together no room to move! Prices aren't compatible with the pedestrian offerings. Terrible wine list, but they will do corkage, but get haughty, and offended if you bring a wine you can drink. Small town place, yet parking is... More 

Thank Will J
Arnold, Missouri
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Hostess acted like we were bothering them by wanting to wait. 7:30 pm - open until 10 table they set us up in - was a tight squeeze even though they had lots of outdoor room waiter - unattentive; food wrong; manager didn't know how to satisfy the customer. baaad customer service.

1 Thank SouthWind49
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went here with co-workers while in town for business. People were very friendly and they have a nice little outdoor seating area. Menu was descent, I tried the special which was Salmon w a chili sauce that came w rice n broccoli. Overall food was good but it took a very long time to get out food. Our waiter was... More 

Thank MarissaC79
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Im not sure what has happened here over the last couple of years but this place was once a good place to eat, but no more. Coming back to redeem a complimentary lunch from a horrible meal on Mother's Day, we didn't last long. My wife and I both ordered salads that arrived room temperature. Two bite into my wife... More 

4 Thank able_40
Sandy Springs
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

When looking for quick and pleasant and reasonable this is the place. Surprisingly good pasta. It was reasonably quiet so we could hear one another even though the crowd was young families.

1 Thank Alan K
Medford, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We arrived for lunch just as they were closing the kitchen. The Chef and staff were very accommodating and stayed open just for us with no menu restrictions. We had a tomato based fish chowder and salad with ahi tuna that was cooked to perfection. We ate on the patio and relaxed over our glass of wine. The service was... More 

1 Thank Jackie J
Bowling Green, KY, United States
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

BG is NOT known for atmospheric sophistication in is restaurants or for any sort of fine dining, so the Brickyard is a really nice surprise. It is best for an intimate repast with a friend or friends. Not too often are you plagued by self-actualized, yuppie rug-rats and usually a quiet, sophisticated, adult atmosphere reigns. These factors combined with their... More 

2 Thank Jack M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We had a graduation celebration for 34 people. We were seated on the patio which was very quiet and intimate for our group. They have heaters that keep you toasty warm and great decorative lighting that gives it ambiance. We had a buffet dinner and everyone had plenty to eat and several went back for seconds and there was still... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1026 Chestnut St, Bowling Green, KY 42101-2610
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bowling Green
  • Phone Number: 270-843-6431

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?