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Science Hill Inn Dining Room

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525 Washington St Ste 4, Shelbyville, KY 40065-1100
(502) 633-2825
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 30
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Derby 2015

A must visit anytime you are within a hundred miles of Shellybillvile in Kentucky. Only lunch Tuesday-Saturday's. The food from year to year (my fifth visit in fifteen years) is excellent. Several of the staff have served for forty years. Plus the city is a shoppers delight for the unusual.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Palmdale, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A must visit anytime you are within a hundred miles of Shellybillvile in Kentucky. Only lunch Tuesday-Saturday's. The food from year to year (my fifth visit in fifteen years) is excellent. Several of the staff have served for forty years. Plus the city is a shoppers delight for the unusual.

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Louisville, KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I had lunch here with 2 friends on a Thursday. We had a nice basket of bread and corn muffins before placing our orders. We each had the fried chicken that came with glazed baby carrots, green beans and scalloped potatoes. All of the food was very good and service was very attentive and friendly. For dessert, I had the... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

First time to Science Hill. Outstanding selections for a buffet. The best fried chicken we have had in a long time. Deserts were very unique AND original. All in an "Old Kentucky" setting dating back 150 years. YES, we will be back!

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Everything was excellent. Don't miss eating here! The staff, food, and atmosphere were all exceptional. Warm friendly service.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My son and I went to Science Hill for lunch today thinking it would be a special place to celebrate his birthday. We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation time. The hostess was overly abrupt and told us to "go away" until our reservation time. When seated the waiter was short and clearly wanted us out of his table quickly... More 

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College Station, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Many of their staff have been there 25 years or more. A friend took me here for lunch the week the Christmas decorations went up. Lovely!!! I had the shrimp and grits, but the big standout was their bread pudding. Delicious!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It had been ages since my last visit to Science Hill. The service and historic atmosphere remained unchainged. Our server was very friendly and enjoyed telling us about the food, the chef, and whatever else we had questions about. The food was well prepared in classic southern interpretations of old favorites. I regretted not giving the trout a try, since... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had lunch here today. We had a very nice waitress who did a great job. Unfortunately, the food here just doesn't knock it out of the park for us. We had the shrimp and grits which was on the cold side and the grits were clumpy. We also had the fried chicken which we felt was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

You need to try the Sunday buffet . It is pricy at $25 per person but the fried chicken is better than the colonels , and the homemade biscuits and country ham can't be beat. Finish off with the bread pudding and bourbon sauce.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Lived in Kentucky all my life and this was my first visit and it will surely not be my last. The dining room is very quaint, white table cloths and impeccable service. It's only open for lunch and closed on Monday. I had the beef burgundy with vegetables over noodles. The taste was marvelous. My husband had the Hot Brown... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 525 Washington St Ste 4, Shelbyville, KY 40065-1100
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Shelbyville
  • Phone Number: (502) 633-2825

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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