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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: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
Welcome to the South!

Are you dying for the gracious ambiance of the Old South, with great food, excellent service, and the absolute aura of a bygone day? On the other hand, would you like a really nice meal, friendly service, and a lovely old-fashioned dining room? Either way, you've made the right choice with Science... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
cindy_weinmann
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Bagdad, KY
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Bagdad, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Are you dying for the gracious ambiance of the Old South, with great food, excellent service, and the absolute aura of a bygone day? On the other hand, would you like a really nice meal, friendly service, and a lovely old-fashioned dining room? Either way, you've made the right choice with Science HIll. The best bet is Sunday Brunch -... More 

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shelbyville ky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food and feels like I'm back in time / excellent !!!!! I try to go at least once a month and wish they were open in the evening

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Thank pbohannon
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

As a husband of over 50 years with the same lady, I've learned one thing she avoids: A restaurant featuring a buffet. She wants to be waited on like a real lady. With Science Hill she expresses her one exception to the no-buffet rule. When asked about celebrating a birthday or an anniversary, her first choice is always the Science... More 

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1 Thank GordonSmith1025
Shelbyville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The Inn is located in Historic Wakefield Scearce Old English Gallery in Shelbyville, KY. I ate lunch there recently. The service was on point. The food was hot and taste. I was served their version of the Kentucky Hot Brown. The customer base looked that day to be mostly locals who might dine there regularly.( They knew the staff by... More 

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1 Thank TomjeneHedden
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We were completely blown away by the spectacular quality of the food at the Science Hill Inn Dining Room. Every single person in our group of 14 raved about the wonderful Sunday lunch buffet. Some of the Southern highlights were the Kentucky country ham, the hot brown casserole, the broccoli blue cheese casserole, the fried chicken, the bread pudding dessert... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

A drive to Shelbyville for lunch at Science Hill is a must! The food is delicious and the service top notch. We were a party of 10 and had excellent service. The hot brown is good as well as shrimp and grits. The beef burgundy is devine. Biscuits are corn bread are endless. Save room for dessert: bread pudding with... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Science Hill has an interesting history. We made reservations as at times they have large groups. I think they are open 1100-3pm. My wife and I had shrimp and grits which were very good. One person had a nice size salad another had a big hot brown. Everyone enjoyed their food. For dessert two had bread pudding with bourbon sauce... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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2 Thank DeeDee S
Seaford, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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2 Thank Tonie H
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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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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