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Old Talbott Tavern

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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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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Alexandria, Kentucky
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to this restaurant both for good food and also because the bourbon menu is extensive. We were happy to drink Pappy Van Winkle 10 year old bourbon.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really cool place to eat with a lot of history. A must if you come to Bardstown. However the food didn't knock my socks off. A little overpriced and just over mediocre. I had the grilled chicken salad and hotbrown. Hotbrown was pretty good but not amazing. Salad seemed a bit plain.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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200 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really wanted to stay in this historic inn but the reviews were mixed and the booking experience was a bit confusing. Therefore we weren't totally sure we had a room for the night. I was armed with the receipt for the reservation, but it wasn't necessary We were booked into the newly refurbished rooms in the adjoining building and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with friends for lunch one day and for the food to be excellent and the bourbon selection quite good and reasonably priced.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travel frequently for my job and know that every place cannot be on its game at all times and that the table service folks cannot be held responsible for what the kitchen produces, That being said, my brother and I planned a bourbon trail vacation for our two adult families and visited this restaurant that seemed to have very... More 

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Vesta, Minnesota
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stopped here for lunch on way through town. loved the historic atmosphere. asked to be seated in main room near fire place. food as nothing special and quite pricing. i you want a bit of history with your meal great place to stop

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here as a guest of two of my friends. They has boasted about the delicious meat loaf. I love meat loaf so I was excited to give it a try. After being seated we were told of the items that they were out of. #1 the meatloaf. We had all wanted the meatloaf. After waiting to be seated... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch and waited a pretty long time because they were short waitstaff. The food was average and some was cold when brought to us. The old Inn was interesting, but I wouldn't come here again.

Thank Einmichigan
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch selections were nice. Portions great for the price. Very historical decor. Service wonderful! Will try again!

Columbus, Ohio
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When our meals were served, my wifes chicken dinner was cold. The server did not come back to our table right away, so we could not let him know this. When he did finally come back. He appologized and said he would see if he could have them comp half the price of her dinner. When he came back, he... More 

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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
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, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
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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