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

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Local favorite, good food, but average service

We drove out from Louisville to eat here because it had been recommended by a couple of friends and the association with Colonel Saunders. After a long drive we were expecting something special since it advertised fried chicken, country ham, and local atmosphere. As soon as we entered we met a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Phil1003
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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170 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We drove out from Louisville to eat here because it had been recommended by a couple of friends and the association with Colonel Saunders. After a long drive we were expecting something special since it advertised fried chicken, country ham, and local atmosphere. As soon as we entered we met a couple with a baby that had been waiting a... More 

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Bardstown, KY
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

When we first walked in I was impressed. Hostess escorted us down the hall, past an elegantly looking dining room, everywhere showcasing wonderful equine pictures.. Entered another very expansive dining room featuring a huge fireplace with a large portrait of the Col and Claudia I thought this is KY at it's best. It was pretty much downhill from that point... More 

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Lima, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

More food than a person can eat! Awesome Staff, Awesome Food, Awesome Experience....best tomato soup I have EVER eaten, all I could think was please bring me a half dozen grilled cheese sandwiches to go with this soup!

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We discovered this place on a trip a few years ago and now make the 3 hr. drive just to go there a few times a year. They generously serve good down home cooking that melts in your mouth. My favorites are the creamed tomatoes, creamed spinach, chicken & dumplings, home made ham salad and dressings, and melt-in-your mouth biscuits.... More 

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

We really wanted to go to this restaurant, but we assumed that we were unable to since we were traveling with our five pound, obedience trained dog. Then, we happened to see a reviewed from July 14, 2015 entitled "Beyond Finger Licking Good" in which the reviewer praised in detail about being allowed to sit on the veranda with their... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We just had an enjoyable dinner at Claudia Sanders. We were afraid there was no room in the inn, as cars lined the street and few parking spots were available. Imagine our surprise when the interior was virtually empty of both customers and a host to greet us. The place must be bigger than it looks! We were eventually seated... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The last time I ate here, Colonel Sanders was working in the garden out back. It must have been 40 years ago. The food, however, hasn't changed a bit. There's good KFC and bad KFC. This place is the Cadillac of KFC. Everyone ordered something different, but it was all good. The Family Dinner is the best deal: Chicken or... More 

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Simpsonville, Kentucky
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This used to be a neat restaurant. I feel like it has changed hands over the years and the establishment is more about going mainstream and making money through all ages/generations. My first experience recently is the huge paved parking lot, no grass, no trees just pavement. For me, they have lost the nostalgia of the old place that used... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I arrived and asked if i could eat outside as i had my 11 yr old Rottie with me and he has advanced stage hip displacer... they offered me to eat on second floor veranda...I advised he could not make the stairs .. .they got a table from second floor and took it out side on first fLoor. 3 pieces... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It has been quite a while since I visited Claudia Sanders. I am sorry to say that this will be the last time I go there. I was not impressed at all by the food. There were numerous choices but none of the food was identified by a sign or name plate....this made it difficult for me to decide if... More 

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