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Harbor Restaurant and Tavern

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451 Lee's Ford Dock Road, Nancy, KY
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: We were looking for a nice restaurant to have dinner after attending a...
We were looking for a nice restaurant to have dinner after attending a family reunion near Somerset,KY last weekend. I found this one online and thought it would be nice to dine at a waterfront restaurant on Cumberland Lake. If you go, don't call and ask for directions. After about 5 calls we finally found it. It is located at a marina and you have a view of some water and lots of houseboats. The hostesses and waitress was very friendly but the decor left much to be desired and the windows were really dirty looking. The chili cheese fries were ok and my husband and I ordered the sirloin since they did not have New York Strip. The steak actually tasted like liver!!!! We went ahead and ate it, probably shouldn't have. Somerset doesn't have a lot to offer as far as restaurants but you are probably better off staying with the fast food restaurants or Ruby Tuesday, etc. We will not be back.
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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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At one time, The Harbor Restaurant seemed to be struggling. The food and atmosphere were declining. They seem to be on the upswing now. My family ate there today. The food and service were great. They have updated the eating area and it much nicer than the last time we were there. We had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Somerset, Kentucky
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Somerset, Kentucky
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

At one time, The Harbor Restaurant seemed to be struggling. The food and atmosphere were declining. They seem to be on the upswing now. My family ate there today. The food and service were great. They have updated the eating area and it much nicer than the last time we were there. We had stopped eating at The Harbor due... More 

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KINGMAN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is our 3rd year in a row to visit this restaurant when we are vacationing on Lake Cumberland. While we stay in Jamestown it is well worth the short drive to Nancy for this terrific place with a great view. The food is always good!

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Franklin, Ohio
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Amazing everything trip advisor doesn't even have the button I need to describe how great this place was it was so great that our waiter got tipped around $40 He was also the one who took us up on the bus

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Somerset, Kentucky
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129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

10 people out of 10 rate it average. They have a nice view of Lee's Ford Marina. They have just recently began offering wood-fired grill entrees, perhaps you could (or should) wait a few weeks to try. 9 people in our group got their food, as expected; 1 person got forgot.

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Somerset, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Harbor is a good place to go when you want something just a little different in scenery. The menu is pretty limited and a bit pricey. The service and food itself is at best hit or miss. There's been visits that I was like dang that was good and others when I said it will be awhile before I... More 

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Monticello, Kentucky
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82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Nice venue for a lake view dining experience. I had a window seat overlooking the marina and boating community. My meal was potato skins appetizer and a grouper sandwich for my meal. The service was slow and fair at best. I had lake tea to drink which is ice tea/lemonade mix and is very tasty on a hot day. I... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

If you aren't staying on the east end of the lake, it's quite a hike from State Dock. It's worth the trip though. The food and service were excellent. It's also the only place where they serve alcohol. Also take note that they are on eastern time zone and the western part is on central. Allow yourself time to get... More 

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Nancy, Kentucky
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I live here and go to this resteraunt frequently. Great salads, burgers. Onion rings Great ho made chicken fingers too.

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Lihue, Hawaii
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Eat at the Harbor probably three to four times a month. The chicken fingers, the blacken fish, and the grouper sandwich are all very good meals. Most items are a little high, but for the location they are probably reasonably priced. They have a great patio with a great view of the lake. The Harbor has a fully stocked bar... More 

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Jamestown KY
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

The GROUPER they have been selling for quite some time is really SWAI, a fish native to the Mekong River. It is available at Walmart for less than $3.00 a pound. Quite a deception!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 451 Lee's Ford Dock Road, Nancy, KY
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Nancy

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Description

We were looking for a nice restaurant to have dinner after attending a family reunion near Somerset,KY last weekend. I found this one online and thought it would be nice to dine at a waterfront restaurant on Cumberland Lake. If you go, don't call and ask for directions. After about 5 calls we finally found it. It is located at a marina and you have a view of some water and lots of houseboats. The hostesses and waitress was very friendly but the decor left much to be desired and the windows were really dirty looking. The chili cheese fries were ok and my husband and I ordered the sirloin since they did not have New York Strip. The steak actually tasted like liver!!!! We went ahead and ate it, probably shouldn't have. Somerset doesn't have a lot to offer as far as restaurants but you are probably better off staying with the fast food restaurants or Ruby Tuesday, etc. We will not be back.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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