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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/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Nice Southern Dining

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
UKgrandej
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Louisville, KY
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Louisville, KY
Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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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27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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168 reviews 168 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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139 reviews 139 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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