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Claudia Sanders Dinner House

3202 Shelbyville Rd, Shelbyville, KY 40065-9150
502-633-5600
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Ranked #9 of 51 restaurants in Shelbyville
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
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English first
Clayton, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

OK, the Sunday brunch buffet is full of killer Southern foods - all extremely tasty, and all probably full of fat, calories, sugar! $19 per person gets you as much fried chicken, prime rib, pork tenderloin, chicken pot pie and a ton of sides. I especially loved the creamed spinach and green beans. The fried cabbage is excellent. There is... More

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

After living in the area for nearly 10 years, I finally got around to visiting this local icon. We met family at the restaurant on a Sunday afternoon. The parking lot had plenty of space, but we overheard wait staff mention a party of 70 coming in soon! The 6 of us shared a round table that usually seats 8.... More

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Well, here I go again, disagreeing with other reviewers. At least I feel vindicated that my husband agrees with me (the title was his suggestion). We met at Claudia Sander's Dinner House with the group of people that, like my husband, were former Atlantic/National/Gore Investment Group/Cenveo Envelope Company employees for the Sunday buffet. It was great to see friends and... More

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Winchester, KY, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Claudia was wife of Colonel Harlan Sanders of KFC fame. This is a very good Southern cuisine restaurant just off the interstate between Lexington and Louisville. If traveling that area, don't miss it. We had the Sunday buffet. The prime rib was succulent and medium to medium rare- just right. The fried and baked chicken was moist, tender and flavorful.... More

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Key West
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It's often noted that Col. Sanders' famous fried chicken recipe (the one with those "11 secret herbs and spices") was based on his wife Claudia's original recipe. If so, then roll back the calendar a few decades and enjoy the Original "Original" recipe at Claudia Sanders Dinner House just west of Shelbyville on U.S. 60 (about five minutes from the... More

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Stockton, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I don't know how the Colonel did it, but he hoodwinked Mrs. Sanders pretty good. She should be the one on the billboards. Great Southern Cuisine. Top notch fried chicken. Sweet Tea. Biscuits. YUMMY!!

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 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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