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Claudia Sanders Dinner House

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3202 Shelbyville Rd, Shelbyville, KY 40065-9150
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Went there in January 2016 and enjoyed a fabulous meal with 21 friends. We had a lot of different meals and no one left hungry or disillusioned. We had a great time and truly enjoyed our time together and especially the meals. I am looking forward to when I can get there again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went there in January 2016 and enjoyed a fabulous meal with 21 friends. We had a lot of different meals and no one left hungry or disillusioned. We had a great time and truly enjoyed our time together and especially the meals. I am looking forward to when I can get there again.

Thank Uncledan39
Bagdad, KY
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Claudia Sanders' Dinner House (Claudia's) is a landmark of Shelby County. Claudia Sanders lived here (off #12 at the Shelby County Country Club) and she and the Colonel were benefactors to the County - there is a status of the Colonel at the local hospital. So a visit to Claudia's is never a bad idea.The restaurant serves traditional "home style"... More 

1 Thank cindy_weinmann
Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

On a tip from an acquaintance from the area, we stopped for lunch on our way back to St. Louis. We were seated promptly and had a charming young man as our waiter. My wife ordered a Hot Brown, which included country ham along with the turkey(google this treat if you're not familiar with the Louisville original). I had the... More 

1 Thank Allen W
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I have eaten at "Claudia's" (as the locals refer to it) many many times in the 20 years I have lived in Shelbyville - even at the former location which burned down (under suspicious circumstances if I recall correctly) back in about 1999.. Well, let me just say - even though some trips have been more impressive than others -... More 

1 Thank Jeffrey W
Anna, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We finally tried Colonel Sanders Actual restaurant, this time on our trip back home to southern Indiana. Let me start off by saying that the drive out to the restaurant was very pleasant. Our wait was minimal, as we were seated right away. We went the day after Christmas, and it was around 7 pm. We waited over 30 minutes... More 

1 Thank Rick P
Laguna Beach, California
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Chicken was greasy very crowded rally don't know why service was terrible ...parking the car had to walk really far

Thank Eileen L
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

I visited Claudia Sanders Dec. 8 with friends.. I ordered a well done steak. The first was so light in color I asked the server if it was well done.. He said yes and as I stuck the fork in blood ran out.. I sent it back.. In the mean time everyone ate.. I waited and waited and had to... More 

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heart of bluegrass
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Claudia Sanders has excellent chicken and rolls every time but the other items can be hit or miss. Potatoes and corn are also excellent. Only downside is service. Slow to deliver the food,slow to refresh drinks, and slow to bring more delicious rolls! There have never been ant cleanliness issues while I visited and I have been several times.

Thank awaywegoto
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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137 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Not up to it usual standard today; Sunday lunch and very busy, short on servers. One hour to get food, which causes you to fill up on the great rolls while waiting. Chicken was their standard fare, just did not enjoy it as much this time with the long time there. Will try it again .

Thank WHR8
Silver Grove, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I came here with a couple of girlfriends on Halloween before we headed over to the outlets for some shopping. The food was excellent and I don't think I've ever had better chicken. I loved the homey feel. I couldn't give this place a 5 because our waitress appeared about 3/4 of the way through our meal to inform us... More 

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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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?