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Old Talbott Tavern

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107 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-1415
+1 502-348-3494
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Lexington, Kentucky
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I stayed in the Lincoln Suite at the Talbott Tavern this past Friday evening. We decided that this would be the year that we hit the tourist sites in our home state of Ky. Check-in was easy. While the suite was spacious, it also seemed rundown. The tv listed lots of channels, but only had four or... More 

Thank Rich O
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We used Bardstown as a base during our New Years trip of the Bourbon Trail. Based on reviews and historic the significance of this property the Bourbon bar at the tavern was a big let down. No character, staff either were uneducated about their Bourbons or simply did not want to engage with clients. Two of us ordered wine, which... More 

1 Thank Pat9600
State College, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the food at this restaurant and the waitress was very knowledgeable about the amazing history of the tavern. After eating we were able to visit Jessie Jame's room etc. The total history of this place is phenomenal

Thank Michael R
Madison, Indiana, United States
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great historic building, nicely maintained and preserved. Live music in the tavern so we asked for a quiet spot in the dining room and we got it. I ordered the salmon special with wild ride and a squash/zucchini medley. My wife got the deep-fried catfish with slaw plus mashed potatoes and gravy. Food was average, at best. I had their... More 

Thank Rich R
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70 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some friends and us made a day trip to Bardstown mainly to see this historic tavern and eat there. Like the rest of the town, Talbott Tavern has some very interesting history. They have preserved much of the original building including some interior rooms. It is worth the time to take a look. The bourbon bar is very modern and... More 

Thank ltdan_o
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I loved this place. We had lunch here and stayed overnight here. It was so much fun as both of us enjoyed it. I hope my mom and I go back sometime soon enough.

Thank Natalie s
Brownsville, Kentucky
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for a sleep over in Bardstown. Stopped by for dinner. Excellent Burger and fries! One of my favorite places in town. Great Black Berry cobbler too!!

Thank jeremywin2k
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Monday night. There were about 20 folks in the place. Service was very good and the food was excellent. We had cheese fries, wedge salad and a Tavern burger. All three were very good, but the burger was WONDERFUL! I'll be back next time I'm here....good stuff!!

1 Thank LindsayKY
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner here last night, it was super convenient to our B&B (next door) and I had wanted to see the building for the history and reported ghosts. I didn't think the menu was all that extensive, but I am fairly picky. My boyfriend enjoyed his meal (the hot brown, I think) but my chicken was extremely salty, and... More 

Thank TennisBrenda
Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable evening that included a great meal and then exploring this 200 year old building. We saw the bedroom where Jesse James slept along with the 6 bullet holes that he put in the interior wall.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-1415
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bardstown
  • Phone Number: +1 502-348-3494
Historic Restaurant, Bar and Inn continuously in operation since 1779. Located in the heart of Bourbon Country. Proudly serving locally inspired food and drink. Try the best top shelf bourbons with our bourbon sampler. Dine in unique surroundings where the famous and infamous visited during their historic setting ventures.

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