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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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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 3
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  • 2
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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
Lunch with friends

Wow. Christmas décor awesome as usual. Lunch was, as always wonderful, with the best bread ever. Service was impeccable, staff friendly and attentive, and after lunch, we browsed throughout the Inn, reminiscing of days gone by.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Fruitlank Park
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Wow. Christmas décor awesome as usual. Lunch was, as always wonderful, with the best bread ever. Service was impeccable, staff friendly and attentive, and after lunch, we browsed throughout the Inn, reminiscing of days gone by.

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Seaford, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

After touring the Woodford Reserve Distillery, we traveled to Shelbyville and had a delicious meal at the Science Hill Inn. Our waiter had been serving for 39 years. He was wonderfully attentive and seemed to enjoy serving us. My husband and I both had the fried chicken and it was everything fried chicken should be. My cousins had chicken salad... More 

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Palmdale, California
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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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Additional Information about Science Hill Inn Dining Room

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

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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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