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Reviewed October 10, 2021 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel next door. The restaurant was recommended by a local winery. The food was good. The food is served buffet style. Nice variety to chose from. It cost $28 for 2. Adults with drink. We did eat here both mornings of...our trip as we thought it was priced right for the amount of food you could eat.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 3, 2021

I was expecting one thing from this restaurant and got something totally different! I was extremely excited to try this restaurant out. Boy was we disappointed. The food seemed like it came from a Banquet Meal from Kroger’s and put on a plate! It was...absolutely disgusting! And to top it off I ordered a meat and they ran out of that and never gave me anything in its place so all I ate was sides. But that’s okay. That’s all I needs to eat since it was so bad. My husband’s was worse. His Steaks was definitely from a Banquet meal! So let me warn anyone who is thinking about going there! Don’t waste your time or your money! Go to a restaurant that values their customers! They do not on many levels!!!! If I could give them 0 stars I would!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed June 24, 2021

This small restaurant was full, so we were excited about eating there. The desserts were really tasty and that keep my rating 3 out of 5. The salad portion was not anything to write home about. I enjoyed the white bean soup. The salisbury steak...tasted like Stouffers frozen. The veggies had little taste. There was nothing to make it stand apart from a Golden Corral. The dessert should have had derby pie or something to say, "This is Kentucky". But they didn't. Bardstown is the bourbon capital of the world but they did not take advantage of that either. Stephen Foster? Anything named after or especially made to connect this American musician to the restaurant named after him? No. These are missed opportunities to set yourself apart from the rest.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 10, 2021 via mobile

So as a kid I loved this place. Food was always seasoned and good. Today I ordered door dash and ordered salmon croquettes, mashed potatoes and corn. The salmon was at best ok. The potatoes tasted like instant potatoes and the corn well just corn.....No salt, no pepper no taste just prison food.. So glad I had credits on my account, because if I had to $15 plus for this I'd be pissed off.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 28, 2021 via mobile

Nothing fancy. But straight up home cooking, and they usually do a great job of it. Right about $10 a head, including drink and desserts. Even during covid, they figured out a way to safely run the buffet. Today, they had meatloaf, great fried fish,...bbq chicken, among so many other offerings. Hot peach cobbler. It is almost a guilty pleasure. But I keep returning.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 22, 2021

You get a plastic glove to use to serve yourself, still Buffett style. Young lady disinfecting tables between customers is friendly. Senior discount, good food, salad bar and dessert choices. We had fried chicken, green beans, taters and salad. Husband had cherry cobbler and I...had pecan pie. Just barely over $20 for both of us including drink and dessert. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

This is buffet style and very well priced. Your drink and dessert are included in the price. The fried chicken was really delicious. I thought the fish and ham were also good. There were various sides that included mashed potatoes, green beans, mac n cheese...and rolls. This is definitely a great place to visit.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

Buffet style restaurant with really good food. Drink and desert included. We were there Saturday at lunch and they had some brunch items on the steam table. Everything I tasted was good.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed January 27, 2020

This local restaurant is the type we look for when driving out-of-state, something unique to each area. The lunchtime buffet including dessert and drink cost less than $20 for two seniors. The fried fish was our favorite. Simple decor, serve yourself.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

Decent buffet. We were greeted and paid our meal charge. That was the one and only time anyone spoke to us. We had a pile of uncleared plates on our table that no one collected as we ate, there were 3 or so “waitress” type...women clearing others around us but no one approached us nor spoke a word. Maybe because we were not locals but it is clearly a tourist area so we were surprised at the lack of service. Food was all non-labelled so you had to assume what each thing was. Sometimes easily done other times not so much.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 18, 2019 via mobile

We found info about this restaurant in the web. Even though we are in Bardstown at least once a month...did not know about this place. It is in the opposite direction of all the”hot spit” restaurants! By far, we had one of the best buffet...lunches ever!!!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 9, 2019

No frills. Delicious food. Great place to relax and enjoy the calm atmosphere. Friendly & clean. Good coffee!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 7, 2019

This is good food at a very reasonable price. Sunday Brunch is always good. If you are looking for good food, clean restaurant, and friendly staff then you won't go wrong here.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed November 7, 2019

It is a 45 minute drive for me but well worth it. The food is great and plentiful, drinks and deserts are included in price. It is buffet so if you leave hungry it is your fault. There is a short wait around lunch time.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed November 4, 2019

Very clean and the food was good. Very efficient set up. Wide selection of items hot and cold. Self serve ice cream.

Date of visit: November 2019
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February 24, 2018|
Response from Gene H | Reviewed this property |
Stephen Foster Restaurant is open 7 days a week, 7 AM to 8 PM. Their hours may change a little bit during peak vs. off tourist seasons so you'd be best to check directly with the restaurant's web site. Enjoy
August 25, 2017|
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Response from coogee3 | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a Monday night and we think there was a seniors discount. Dinner for two - including one senior, one adult was a total of $23.20USD. Just checked the receipt!
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Stephen Foster Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3