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Claudia Sanders Dinner House

3202 Shelbyville Rd, Shelbyville, KY 40065-9150
502-633-5600
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Ranked #8 of 48 restaurants in Shelbyville
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
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English first
Shelbyville, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My step-son was in town, and although my husband and I have lived here in Shelbyville for a couple years now, we had not yet checked out the Claudia Sanders restaurant. So, we took our boy. The place was BUSY. Our hostess brought us drinks after she seated us. And good thing she did because we started getting a little... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We took out of town guests to Claudia Sanders' as part of an informal tour of Louisville and the surrounding area. It was on a busy Saturday night. The place was packed, but we had no waiting time. Everything was outstanding. The whole place was sparkling clean. White tablecloths dressed up the dining room. The servers were attentive and efficient.... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Growing up in Shelbyville, I have eaten at Claudia Sanders many times. It is a great place to get a quick lunch, big dinner, or have a banquet. They food is good ol' southern cookin. Just try it out, not too crowded on week days!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

We had seven adults and four children in our party for a special event. It took forever to get our food and had to ask for drink refills when our glasses were empty. The waitress apologized and said they were really busy. I got the Hot Brown and was extremely disappointed with it. The salad wasn't even good. A few... More

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Indianapolis
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

When I moved to KY about 4 years ago, all I heard was how I just had to go Claudia Sanders for dinner. It is historic, hasn't changed in 100 years, etc etc. It took my almost 4 years to finally go but recently we did. Portions are sufficient. I am not the smallest of guys and I left "full."... More

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The down home hospitality was as wonderful as the chicken livers..... The only complaint would be the portion size.........TOO BIG AND TOO MUCH! I am originally from Shelbyville and when I come home to visit, we make our stop at "Claudia's". The rolls are to die for and the fried chicken was endless..... This is a have too. Don't forget... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My sister was visiting from Florida last weekend so I suggested Claudia's as she had never been. The dinner rolls are to die for! The buffet was very good although they need to keep more hot, fresh fried chicken on the buffet. They never put out enough white pieces...seems like you always have to ask for a breast or wing.... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

8 side dishes to go with the all you can eat, and every side tasted great. Of course they ask, would you like dessert, but you will be too full. Other menu items looked tasty as well.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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72 reviews 72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The fried chicken was good. The sides were bland and the vegetables were canned. Tomato soup was frighteningly sweet, like dessert sweet. Canned Pie filling with a little piecrust square on top is not cobbler. Biscuits were tough. Our server was sweet and attentive and it's a cute historic place.

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Augusta, GA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Great rolls and tea. The vegetables were from a can. The mashed potatoes and gravy were good along with the service

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