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Claudia Sanders Dinner House

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3202 Shelbyville Rd, Shelbyville, KY 40065-9150
502-633-5600
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Buffet, Reservations

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food ruined by poor management

Yes, it was Mother's Day, and yes it was extremely crowded. The food was good, the service (by a young man named Chad) was exceptional. However - our reservations were at 1:30. After waiting until 2 pm, then being told it would be another 45 minutes before our table was ready, I asked the lady at... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Victoria W
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Not enough room to tell how rude the owner was when I critiqued the food. The food was not hot at 11 am . The chicken strips were tough and potatoes had partially cooked potatoes in it not mashed good,, I was polite yet he was rude and told me not to come back. Came out to balcony as I... More 

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Northwood, Iowa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The huge restaurant (seats 800+) was started by Claudia Sanders, wife of the KFC mogul. The menu is southern with fried chicken, catfish, steaks and lots of comfort-food sides such as stewed tomatoes, scalloped corn, an eggplant casserole and more. The family dinners are great: each person orders an entree and the 9 side dishes are served family-style to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Yes, it was Mother's Day, and yes it was extremely crowded. The food was good, the service (by a young man named Chad) was exceptional. However - our reservations were at 1:30. After waiting until 2 pm, then being told it would be another 45 minutes before our table was ready, I asked the lady at the check-in if I... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A good family place with moderate prices but you would think you're in a much more expensive place. Wonderful artwork, great grounds. And you can take the family. Relatively inexpensive - for what it is.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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63 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It was my daughter's birthday, and this is where she wanted to go, so off we went! We were met very cordially, immediately seated, and the buffet line must have had thirty items on the main buffet. I don't even know how many different desserts there were, but the service was awesome!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This place is in the middle of nowhere, but well worth going to. The chicken and country ham biscuits are so good, and their white chili is the best. You'll get as many biscuits and cornbread muffins as you want with your meal and the iced tea is perfectly refreshing.

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Chose two of my favourite foods (first mistake?) - they were so camouflaged with a sweet 'sauce' that the delicate flavour of the salmon and the rich flavour of the beets could not be distinguished. Mashed potatoes with 'milk gravy' which looked as unappetizing as it sounds. For a so-called 'fine dining' establishment, this place is a bit of a... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I love this place :) I think it's because it reminds me of my rural southern roots. I like that the food is southern-themed and ABUNDANT, just like my family would make. If you leave this place hungry, you must be a Sasquatch or something. Fried chicken? Oh yeah. Country ham? Yummmm! Mashed taters? Uhhuh. Corn bread? I'll take another... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Myself my Mother, Aunt and cousin drove down from Florence, KY for Easter Brunch. We had 3pm reservations. We got there early and waited about 20mins. for our table. The place is very nice. The Buffet was excellent. There were several veggies and Hot meats, yes, including Chicken. The dessert table was ok. If you are in the area I... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If you are in or around Louisville, Kentucky Claudia Sanders Dinner House is a must to have dinner at. Awesome value, a lot of history as Mrs Sanders was the Colonels wife. The chicken dinner was FANTASTIC as was the service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3202 Shelbyville Rd, Shelbyville, KY 40065-9150
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Shelbyville
  • Phone Number: 502-633-5600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?