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“A little caboose of a restaurant with big engine flavor” 4 of 5 stars
Review of One Nineteen West Main

One Nineteen West Main
119 W. Main Street, LaGrange, KY 40031
(502) 222-1246
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Ranked #1 of 34 Restaurants in LaGrange
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Charlestown, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A little caboose of a restaurant with big engine flavor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We had to drive to LaGrange to take a look at a kiln we considered to purchase. When we were finished with business, I asked the seller where is a nice hole in the wall local restaurant they would recommend. Immediately One Nineteen West Main (119 West Main) popped out of her mouth. One of their favorite. They gave us a quick direction to the restaurant and we were off.
Within 5 minutes we were there, submerged in a block of other stores in the middle of town where the stores are offset enough for the train to run right through the middle of the town and street.
We parked and made our way across the street and was greeted by a piece of paper on the window that says use the other door. A menu fastened to a table cloth; draped over a wooden table, was covered with plastic or lamination of some sort. I love off the beaten path good ole local restaurants, but I was a bit skeptical now. Once in, we were greeted with a smile and pleasant sounding host whom seated us at a table one side a bench seat and other side 2 chairs.
Service was fairly quick as we looked about a nice quaint. The walls were decorated with large murals with an old fashioned game board theme (us baby boomers relate to); monopoly, ladders and chutes, who done it, etc.
As our waitress attended to us taking our drink orders, we viewed the menu. This is not your typical menu. It sort of was like a gentle mixture of different and unheard of items.
The menu item were like snow flakes, no two were the same, a little melting pot of fish, a touch of Spanish flavor, some German touches and other dishes with loco names that pertain to trains.
Our choices were:
The Fish You Wish: We “catch” it and serve this steaming hot, flaky fish prepared your favorite way: crispy fried, blackened, or bronzed (lightly blackened) with lettuce, tomato, and tartar sauce!
Fish Reuben:
Train" your eyes on bronzed fish, creamy coleslaw, melty swiss cheese, and 119-thousand island dressing! Try it….nobody likes a sissy.
Shortly our plates were bused to the table and our experience continued. The home style ruffled chips were crispy and crunchy. The cold slaw was tasty and the fish rebuen with cole slaw versus sauerkraut was scrumptious.
To complete our bon appetite, we were delighted with a train coming through town through the middle of town and the middle of the street. What a touch as you could walk to the window and video the up close sight.
Now the coup de foudre, dessert; Kentucky Bacon Pie, out of this world, you have to try.

If you looking a small town eatery with a nice solid punch of delicious flare and reasonable prices and a train through the middle of town, this is a must.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Goshen, KY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Best Restaurant This Side Of The Track”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Lagrange, Ky is one of the most charming little towns you could ever hope to visit. Part of its charm is the railroad that runs right down the middle of downtown Lagrange and One Nineteen West Main is right off the railroad track. My husband, teen son and I recently ate there, against my son's protests. They both had the "Locomotive" which is 1/2 lb. Angus beef "delight" (hamburger) with bacon, ham, cheese, onion, dressing and more along with the BEST chips you could ever imagine. I ordered the smoked corned beef Reuben with kraut along with zucchini fries that came with avocado dip. The Reuben and zucchini fries were so tasty along with an appetizer of fried pickles which started off our meal. Each of us took home half our meal and reheated the food for another meal. The desserts looked great but we were too full to try them. By the way, my reluctant teen wants to return because he LOVED the food! Don't miss this jewel of a restaurant near the track.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Cute and Quirky”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

A cute and quirky little place. Not much but tables and food, but the food was good and the prices aren't bad. The menu had a lot of mexican or mexican inspired food, and they had a few vegetarian options. Also, the bourbon brownie was amazing

Visited January 2014
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Louisville, Kentucky
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Just the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We've eaten at One Nineteen West Main twice now and plan on going back. Love the charm of the restaurant and the service was quick and the food was good! We have tried several things off the menu and one was just as good as the next! Highly recommend The Locomotive and Fruit of the Loin! Can't wait to go back!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“New Chef is GREAT!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We just left One Nineteen and I was blown away at the value and the eclectic menu was amazing! I had the new Haute Wings and my girlfriend had the Fish Tacos. Both were truly amazing, and more than I expected, particularly for the low price. But the best part was dessert. We shared a silky creme brulee and one of their new (the waitress was great at recommending their new dishes to try) fried banana split. I will be back for sure!

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