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All 51 Shelbyville Restaurants

Science Hill Inn Dining Room

525 Washington St Ste 4, Shelbyville, KY 40065-1100
(502) 633-2825
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Ranked #1 of 51 Restaurants in Shelbyville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Silver Spring
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I hadn't been back to Science Hill for many years, but it was still fantastic. The hot water biscuits are to die for and they serve them generously. The fried chicken superb and the mashed potatoes with bits of country ham perfect. We had to order the bread pudding made out of those same biscuits with bourbon sauce. It was... More

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Frankfort, Kentucky
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We took a bus to this wonderful place to eat.We enjoyed visiting the shops while we waited to be seated some friends found some wonderful clothing that was really low priced on sale. We were seated at round tables with friends from our church. everything on the menu was delicious as others at our table had different foods. I had... More

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Apart of the history of Science Hill and Wakefield Scearce Gallary, you step back in time when you dine at Science Hill. Tables are adorned with White table cloths and the room is filled with Silver serving sets. Your servers are dressed in black and white and the men in tuxedo.... The atmosphere gives you the old plantation feel or... More

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Louisville
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Went for lunch. Very good service and food. This is in an old boarding school building. Also has a couple of other small shops and Wakefield/Scearce antique gallery. The gallery is a good place to look and if you have a LOT of money no doubt a fine place to shop. Mostly English antiques and silver.

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Grove City, Ohio, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My husband and I were staying in Old Towne Louisville (our 8th visit) and was looking for a day trip nearby. Shelbyville is about 30 miles away. The Science Hill Inn had been a girls school for over a hundred years, it now contains some unique shops and a beautiful,refined dining room. Eating here was like traveling back in time.... More

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Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Eating here is like traveling back in time: elegant, slow paced, with excellent food. Most of the very attentive service staff has been here for years which is a good sign. The hot water cornbread never lasts long on the table. The hot brown is excellent as is the trout. This is a setting more appropriate for adults than small... More

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I was off during the Holidays, so I called my parents and asked them to meet me for lunch, it was WONDERFUL! The staff was awesome, Arthur is on the ball, EVERY time we go here! Food is always top notch, so I most definately recommend eating here! Christmas decorations at the Gallery are very much worth checking out too!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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154 reviews 154 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We like the food and service at Science Hill Inn. Especially during the holidays when all the shops in the building are decorated for Christmas. It is a destination location for us Louisville folks to have a great lunch and shop for unique items as well as marvel at the decorations and antiques. It is an old time dining room... More

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