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The Tousey House Tavern

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5963 North Jefferson Street, Burlington, KY 41005
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    5 of 5 stars
small town great food

Burlington Ky is a small town about 15 minutes off I-75 in Florence Ky, This restaurant has great food ,and the service is great. Wed is half price wine night and that is a great deal. The fried chicken is really super. give it a try and you will go back

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
James L
Burlington, Kentucky
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Burlington, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Burlington Ky is a small town about 15 minutes off I-75 in Florence Ky, This restaurant has great food ,and the service is great. Wed is half price wine night and that is a great deal. The fried chicken is really super. give it a try and you will go back

Thank James L
Hebron, Kentucky
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I absolutely loved this place! The atmosphere is romantic with historical artifacts throughout. Food was delicious! There are upstairs rooms that can be used for group meals. Service was a bit slow, but we had a group of 25 people. I went a 2nd time with just one other person and the service was great!!!

Thank Rebecca V
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First off I like to dine here. I was treated last Wednesday night to a birthday dinner . We were seated in the dining room on the left side of the house as you enter the restaurant. Hostess tried to seat us at a table that had serious leaning issues. We ask to go to another table as my fiancée... More 

Thank Kimberly Kay W
Burlington, Kentucky
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Looking for a local fine dining experience on January 2,we opted to entertain our friend Gary to libations and appetizers at our home and then dine at the Tousey House; as usual, we were greeted warmly by the manager and the hostess and our reserved table was beautifully decorated as was the rest of the restaurant. A very fine menu,... More 

Thank deetsies
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This spot is our favorite in Burlington. Please take the time to come here to experience not only an historical setting, but outstanding service, local cuisine and utter relaxation. The "Hot Brown" is delicious! We are from Michigan and this is a MUST STOP en route to Florida, and when visiting family in the area. Just a short drive from... More 

Thank TudiFrudi
Dayton, Ohio
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342 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Visited here on a Tuesday night while staying at the nearby B&B. The atmosphere is very much like colonial settings we've encountered around the east coast. Service was very attentive and friendly. We tried the family style fried chicken, a four piece dinner with two sides. Delicious and plenty to take home. The sides were mashed potatoes and country style... More 

Thank BandB-Lovers_30-yrs
Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We ordered the Chicken Po-Boy and Pork BLT sandwiches and had leftovers. Absolutely delicious! Then we split a piece of Mississippi Mud pie. Not a better way to top off our meal. All in all, a lovely white-table-cloth-and-fresh-flowers place that should delight anyone.

Thank E R
Burlington, Kentucky
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Great food and service in a quaint old restaurant, in summer you can sit out on the deck and in winter the inside bar area and restaurant are amazing. Love this place and go there for special occasions whenever we can.

Thank Paul F
Lancaster, Ohio
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238 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

A friend and I were in Cincinnati when we were both hit with a desire for a hot brown lunch. So off we went to Kentucky. But it was raining and we were pretty hungry and started to rethink the time it would take to drive the 100 miles to the Brown Hotel in Louisville. So we ended up at... More 

Thank NMDave
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Amazing food and service I have been there numerous times and ordered different each time The food was delicious They have the best fried chicken I've ever had and it could serve two people. You have to wait longer for it but it's worth it

Thank Broashe

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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: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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