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“"Great food, great people - don't miss the chance to eat here!"” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Smith House

The Smith House
1640 Hwy 22 E, Owenton, KY 40359-9005 (Formerly Smith House)
+1 502-484-2636
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Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Owenton
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Diner, Family Fare
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: We are a 100 seat restaurant and we specialize in providing quality country cooking.
Elyria OH
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“"Great food, great people - don't miss the chance to eat here!"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Recently we were in Southern Ohio for an event and drove to the Smith House to feast on their famous 'Rebel Burger', it was well worth the trip, which we did twice! The new owner, Billy O'Banion, is usually on premises and greets each patron as family. His wife, Julie, happened to be there and insisted that we sample a couple side dishes, such as the stewed tomatoes, and render our opinion. Most of the offerings are homemade, as well as the pies, which are an absolute must. Take our advice and put The Smith House on your list of restaurants to visit. You will be well taken care of by any of the wonderful servers. This is a very clean, well maintained restaurant. We recommend it to anyone who loves really good food at a good price. It's not out of the way, very easy to find. Well worth the trip!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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William O, Owner at The Smith House, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Thank you for your kind words and we hope you will come back soon!
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English first
Evansville, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great food and prices to match!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We were staying at Elk Creek Winery and decided to venture into town for dinner. We found Smith House and thought we'd give it a try. We were pleased to find a clean, friendly, hometown resturant that served up really good food! I would recommend this resturant to anyone who enjoys good "down home cookin"!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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William O, Owner at The Smith House, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words. We work very hard to make sure your experience is a pleasant one and we hope to have you return very soon.
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Walton, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Aweome country restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

A friend and I were recently visiting Owenton, Ky and inquired as to a good place to eat. Smith House was recommended and I am so glad to have taken the recommendation. It is right off Ky 127 just south of the community in a rather non-descript building that belied the great food inside. When we entered, we were advised to seat ourselves and sat at a plastic table clothed table in a large room. The room had the smell of the fryer but it was not offensive. We were greeted by a cheerful woman who immediately brought us iced tea (sweet or plain). My friend ordered the day's special - salmon patties with choice of several sides. She pronounced it to be delicious. Two large patties and two sides, crackers and good bread for less than $7.00. I had the house made pulled pork sandwich with some good fries. We both opted for the house made pies - delicious coconut cream for me (one of the best I have ever had) and she had the nut pie with a large scoop of ice cream. What a delightful finish to a great meal. We hope to be back and if you are in the area it is well worth a try!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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William O, Owner at The Smith House, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words. Please come back soon.
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Edgewood, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“So happy we decided to try the Smith House.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We visited Elk Creek Vineyard yesterday and were spending the night in one of their Estate rooms. We were disappointed to find out that during this time of year they close at 6:00pm and the snack shop closes at 5:00. We had not had dinner yet. We found that the Smith House was only a couple miles away but we were hesitant to go because we had never heard of the restaurant. We are so happy we decid...ed to try the Smith House. The food was fabulous! I had the brisket and my wife, Sheila, had the BBQ. Then, to top things off, we had slices of strawberry and KY Nut pie. Our server, Corry Cobb, was extremely friendly and is a very good server as was the other server who was working this evening. The owner, Billy O'Banion, who just took over ownership the the Smith House in January, 2013, made us feel like we part of the family. We will be back soon!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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William O, Owner at The Smith House, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words about our restaurant. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope you will return very soon.
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Frankfort, Kentucky
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Large portions, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Hometown family-owned restaurant with a wide variety to please most tastes ...pork chops, pork loin, BBQ, hamburgers and much more. Large portions at great prices. Everything our family ordered was delicious. Excellent service, too.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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William O, Owner at The Smith House, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words about The Smith House. We never want a customer to leave hungry and we always want to make sure they get their money's worth. We hope you will come back and visit with us soon.
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