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The Tousey House Tavern

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5963 North Jefferson Street, Burlington, KY 41005
859-586-9900
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great food.

This is a fine restaurant with gourmet meals. We eat here regularly with just the two of us or with friends. They have excellent food and the specials are often wonderful. Recently they had wild caught salmon which was heavenly. They also have fabulous deserts and an excellent wine list.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Lynn S
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Hebron, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Hebron, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a fine restaurant with gourmet meals. We eat here regularly with just the two of us or with friends. They have excellent food and the specials are often wonderful. Recently they had wild caught salmon which was heavenly. They also have fabulous deserts and an excellent wine list.

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Burlington, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful old house in a small town. Free parking. I had a pasta dish which was cooked to perfection and my husband had the hot brown which was excellent also. Friendly, efficient staff. The family behind us had called ahead for a special order for their child. (in case that is useful to anyone) I would find this a little... More 

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Burlington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

enjoyed luncheon with friends in private room. tousey hotbrown was really good, and so much I couldn't eat it all. It came with a salad.

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Richmond, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This was a wonderful place to eat in Burlington KY. I had the Hot Brown and it was wonderful. If the weather is nice they have a couple outdoor seating areas that looked nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The house is something to see. It is beautifully restored. In the entry the are old pictures of the house. The food is always wonderful Some dishes are more sophisticated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

we ate here twice in one week it was so good. The shrimp and grits is worth the double experience. The first night I ordered the fired chicken special, which was amazing and night two I enjoyed the halibut, which all three of us ordered. Based on recommendations. We were not disappointed. We ate upstairs on the first night and... More 

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Florence, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Coming from someone who was raised in Northern KY and who has lived here for 25 years, the food scene leaves a lot to be desired. Tousey House does not fall under this category. It's owned by the same people that own Greyhound Tavern, a local institution for decades, but it is far superior to its sister restaurant. It's a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I had a friend in town and was looking for something new to try for lunch. The restaurant is located in an old historic home. It was a nice afternoon & we dined on the patio. YUM!!! The food was so good. Beer cheese w/ warm pretzel rolls appetizer is a must. Bourbon selection is incredible. Our waitress was attentive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I have been to this restaurant a lot and it is always great. I love their southern food! Their fried chicken is awesome, their cod sand which is amazing and they have the best sweet potato casserole I have ever tasted. And their desserts are also the best.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Joined family and friends here for a late afternoon Mother's Day dinner. Service was prompt and friendly. Every dish the group had (hot slaw, salads, pork tenderloin, fried chicken) had true "home made" taste. When green beans are served and you know by smell they're prepared with ham hocks you know its the real deal. For dessert I split a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5963 North Jefferson Street, Burlington, KY 41005
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: 859-586-9900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?