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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
Cuisines: American
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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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
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Florence, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I live near this restaurant and have been there many times and it has always been great, but not this time. My husband and I went there in the middle of the week to celebrate our anniversary. The atmosphere was great, as usual, and the service was good. It was the food that disappointed this time. I ordered the crab... More

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Duarte, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I've eaten here twice when visiting family. It's a very historic building so it doesn't have all the "modern" conveniences but it is beautifully decorated in period furnishings. The food is excellent; I had the pork chop which was well-seasoned and tender. The prices are very reasonable (at last for someone who lives in a more-expensive urban area). My husband... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Excellent food. Excellent value. I have been here for dinner also. I was promptly greeted at the door and the service was spot on.

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Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Nice setting, but lots of stairs if you don't get a seat in downstairs rooms. A bit tight to maneuver around hurried waiters when going to the restroom or leaving. Comfy atmosphere with white taxable cloth. Food is delicious. Have visited several times for business dinners.

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