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The Tousey House Tavern

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5963 North Jefferson Street, Burlington, KY 41005
859-586-9900
Website
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
Mother's Day Memory

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
texasjtr
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 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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Florence
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217 reviews 217 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I see some of the reviews and wonder if I just ordered the wrong thing. I think the food was good - not great and the "meals" are always typical Kentucky meals. Like Crab Cakes - there aren't a lot of crabs in KY. The service is slow - very slow the night we went dinner. So slow it was... More 

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Burlington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been to the Tousey house for dinner; but desert with friends was extra special. Great deserts and coffee. Wonderful atmosphere for any occasion

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Burlington, Kentucky
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Food is excellent. So lucky we live so close! Highly suggest visiting for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Cincinnati, OH
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The service was excellent, and the food was delicious. We enjoyed the historical atmosphere of the restaurant and tavern. This restaurant is a gem.

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West Chester, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The filet was overcooked and the food overpriced for the quality. The service was slow. The desserts were good.Overall, I would not recommend. For a good filet, I suggest visiting Jag's Steakhouse. :)

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Columbia, Maryland, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My daughter lives in Burlington, KY, and we generally dine at Tousey House Tavern when we visit her. We ate at the Tousey House on 17 Feb, 2015. What a delightful experience! The staff was courteous and quiet. The decor was just right. Interesting items adorned shelves, lighting was low and artfully done. The menu had a wide range of... More 

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Burlington, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent service and food with a very welcoming feel. The fried chicken is worth the wait! Their attention to detail is something that most places don't give much thought to anymore. Love this place!

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Shelbyville, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We were recommended to eat here and i'm glad we listened. We had the pork tenderloin and the duck, both were exceptional and well worth the price. The atmosphere was very nice and the staff was very attentive and friendly.

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Novi, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Traveling through or in the area on business, make dinner at Tousey House Tavern a priority. Had the Bourbon & Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin. I love prok tenderloin just about any way your want to prepare it, and I've had some really, really good ones. I was not prepared for what I was served here. The tenderloin itself was perfectly... 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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?