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The Tousey House Tavern

5963 North Jefferson Street, Burlington, KY 41005
859-586-9900
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Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Burlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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English first
Union, KY
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Tousey has a nice setup, very historic, and we like the specials through the week, but this last week or so they got rid of at least two of their very good waitresses - - although it's their business, they can employee who they want, part of getting comfortable with a place is having a favorite waiter/waitress who knows you... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Gourmet comfort food may sound like an oxymoron, but at the Tousey House, it's good eating, southern style. The setting is an historical old house surrounded by other historic buildings in a small town in Northern Kentucky. The meat and vegetables are as local and fresh as possible. The preparation and presentation are excellent, and the the wait staff and... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

With friends visiting from Florida, we wanted a great meal in a great setting. My wife and I chose one of our all-time favorite restaurants - the historic Tousey House - and it once again exceeded expectations. The service was very good, all dishes were excellent, and the fried chicken is still the best we've ever had!

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Hebron, Kentucky
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Went to dinner with another couple and had a great evening. Food was excellent, tasty and well presented. I was expecting small portion sizes, but they were just right. Indulged in the bread pudding for dessert which was A+. Very good service and nice ambiance. This is a semi-upscale place...jackets for the gents is definitely appropriate. Will plan to return... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Tousey house is worth finding, Good food and mid week specials. I took my visiting boss there on a Wednesday and enjoyed their half priced wine bottle special. The food is well prepared and the service was very good. Solid place.

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Burlington, KY
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had an excellent meal, the service was good, as is the atmosphere. It was a lovely evening and I guess we should have asked to sit outside. They do have seating outside when the weather will allow. I had not been to the Tousey House in a while, I am sorry to say, because everything was excellent. We started... More

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Dunedin, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is an interesting old house converted nicely to a restaurant. The food was really delicious, with a good selection/variety. They easily accommodated our party of 6. The only negatives are parking...on street or a lot that is a bit of a walk...and it can get a bit noisy in the dining rooms. Still...food was well worth it!

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burlington kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We dine at The Tousey House often but have never posted a review. If you want a welcoming and historic atmosphere with a great working staff and amazing food,make the effort to travel 4.5 miles to the center of the Historic town of Burlington, Kentucky. Tonight I had charred grilled salmon served with local sweet corn,green beans and pecan wood... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is the second restaurant for this family. They have the Greyhound Grill in Fort Mitchell which is very good as well. This restaurant is a bit more upscale and such a bit of history. The food is wonderful and you will have a great time!

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We stopped here for dinner one night while on a 3 week road trip vacation to Kentucky and Tennessee. The hostess at our b&b, Burlington's Willis Graves Bed & Breakfast Inn, recommended it to us and we're glad she did! The building is a charming brick, two-story, early 1800s former inn, I believe. The decor is Early American and it's... More

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