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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Buffet, Reservations

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  • 52
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 35
    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
family restaurant with many bad-for-u choices!

Great restaurant, abundant choices and huge servings, focusing on southern style food. Delicious, and also bad for you. As someone who *tries* to be healthy I found several good options, but the temptation is keen. All to easy to blow your diet, but you won't regret it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Stacey K
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Great restaurant, abundant choices and huge servings, focusing on southern style food. Delicious, and also bad for you. As someone who *tries* to be healthy I found several good options, but the temptation is keen. All to easy to blow your diet, but you won't regret it.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I first moved to Kentucky over 20 years ago and one of the first dinning experiences had was at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. A beautiful rendition of a Plantation style mansion with a one of a kind dinning experience on the inside. Magnificent southern charm at it finest. You would be seated at your table, and you server would take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

this is the first time we've ever ate here and i'm very impressed, everything was great . service was awesome salad bar was all fresh and I'd drive the fourty- five min there from home for the bread pudding alone...... you won't be disappointed with this place .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Stuff with my family. very large portions. my daughter ordered the roast beef open faced sandwich it was enormous. My husband and son both had the hamburgers. I enjoyed the rare treat of chicken livers. it wasn't particularly thrilled with gravy as it was a little bland. the brown gravy that came with my daughter was fan tastic. it was... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Our semi annual visit to this place as we travel IL to FL and see local family. This is not "a fine dining" restaurant as some think, but a very nice building with a long history and aging owners. The menu offers many southern cooking selections, and yes the rolls are very good when piping hot out of the oven.... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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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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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Additional Information about Claudia Sanders Dinner House

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

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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: Large groups, Special occasions, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?