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Dinner Bell Restaurant

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127 Plaza Dr, Berea, KY 40403-1690
+1 859-986-2777
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Toledo, Ohio
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136 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here several times but not since the new owners took over. Looks a lot like a Cracker Barrel now but the food still shines. Great southern cooking with a daily special. The fried green tomatoes and catfish are great. Good family restaurant too. Always a great place to eat in Berea. Prices are good too.

Thank Karen S
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Reasonably priced breakfast, very good service, and a comfortable place to enjoy eating my food. If you like good food at a reasonable price, then stop by and enjoy your meal.

Thank dan s
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375 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 470 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by here based on the reviews Normally tripadv is spot on; as I trust it more than any other review group. But not on this one. I should've guessed by the small number of cars in the parking lot, that this isn't exactly "THE" place to eat in Berea. Ordered the meat loaf, and regretted it quickly. It was... More 

Thank Beefseeker
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

hubbie had bacon cheeseburger, i had bbq sandwich. mine was better choice. burger as average no real flavor.. I would compare to going to another country store. I would pick the other. the food is kicked up a notch. I had cup of veg soup. It was ok. One speck of beef in it. Mostly starchy veg.

Thank jnfrjy
Campbellsville, Kentucky
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

The place had a homey feel and was clean. The service was friendly and there was a cute gift shop attached that we enjoyed. The food was very good! Only thing was not silverware on the tables and had to go look for a spoon to stir coffee but other than that I recommend!

Thank Freda S
Berea, Kentucky
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95 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This restaurant is what Cracker Barrel wants to be. Most of the staff (cooks, servers) have been at the Dinner Bell for years and know their "regulars" (I usually don't have to order my drink, it is brought to me with the menu!). Service can be a bit slow for some orders (it is cooked as it ordered), but usually... More 

Thank Mitch H
Lombard, Illinois
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We stopped at the Dinner Bell, based on a description in the AAA Berea, KY guide. They described meat loaf like mom makes and a few other southern food descriptions that hooked us. We got there on a Saturday evening around 8; they closed at 9. The waitress was very nice, but sad to inform us that they were busy... More 

Thank Sharon455
McKinney, Texas
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814 reviews
481 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

I stopped here for lunch on my trip between Knoxville and Lexington. I was looking forward to a home cooked meal. I was disappointed in the chicken fried steak as it was not tender and the gravy tasted like paste. The pinto beans and mashed potatoes were good which salvaged the three star rating. Check out the candy selection at... More 

Thank DDay1959
Ponce Inlet, Florida, United States
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

They advertise home cooked meals and and some things were good but others terrible. The homemade salmon patties and fried green tomatoes as was the fried okra, bit it was right out of a freezer bag. The mac and cheese was the worst, made with cheese whiz and maybe out of a can. Even worse it was barely room temperature!... More 

Thank Donnie D
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

First time there, breakfast was excellent. We tried a little bit of everything, eggs, bacon, sausage, etc. My wife loved the home fries, which are sliced & crispy, almost like a super-thick potato chip. My country ham was a generous portion & really good. Good service. Recommended.

Thank lastpricehillian818

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Plaza Dr, Berea, KY 40403-1690
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Berea
  • Phone Number: +1 859-986-2777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?