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The Tousey House Tavern

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5963 N Jefferson St, Burlington, KY 41005-9596
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband keep trying to give this place a second, third and final chance. The food is extremely mediocre. The steaks are ok but the sides are awful, of which we have tried almost all, and definitely not a cheap place to eat. The ambience leaves much to be desired. They have a decent bourbon collection. Service is poor, and... More 

Thank Aggarmeer
Greater Cincinnati
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The Tousey House is a step back into time, coupled with the delight and comfort of heartwarming eats. The food, service, and atmosphere are best-in-class. Regardless of whether you dine inside or out, you will enjoy your experience!

Thank Christa E
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I recently discovered this darling tavern after antiquing one Sunday around noon. Staff were welcoming and the service excellent. Food (prime rib hash/ribeye sandwich) was well prepared and priced right. We both enjoyed our brunch immensely (ending with a yummy creme brûlée didn't hurt) and we will return next time we are in the area.

Thank AnnaWayne
Franklin, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We ate dinner last night at Tousey House Tavern and had a great time. We found out that Wednesday night is 1/2 price for certain bottles of wine. We made reservations and ate out on the patio that was well shaded. Our server was friendly and brought all of our requests quickly. The food was presented well and tasted great.... More 

Thank BeaglesmoreBeagles
Cincinnati, OH
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

With a menu that is similar to the one at sister restaurant Greyhound Grill, the food choices are wide ranged and quite tasty.

Thank SOfBurlington
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Living in the Cincinnati area allows for access to hundreds of good to excellent restaurants, but The Tousey House is one of my favorites. From the setting, to the food, to the service, everything is great. My favorite meal is the Tousey Filet.

Thank G. Calvin C
Hebron, Kentucky
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The Tousey House is a great place to have dinner! Steaks are very good as are the appetizers and salads. Seafood and chicken dishes are first rate too!

Thank wcpigg
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

My wife and I dined here while lodging at Burlington's Willis-Graves B&B nearby. Burlington was our first stop during a 10-day vacation celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and our innkeeper recommended this restaurant. My initial contact was with Eric Morehead, General Manager. Explaining the purpose of our visit when I made our reservations, Eric assured me of a pleasant experience.... More 

Thank Christopher C
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

After a long hot day at a horse show down the road, twelve of us decided to stop here to have dinner before heading home. We were easily accommodated despite the fact that we were not looking our best and just walked in off of the street. The service was definitely leisurely but we enjoyed the time to relax and... More 

Thank takinasiesta
Saint Augustine, Florida
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This beautiful restaurant is in a building that was built in 1822. It is restored beautifully and the food is delicious. Very, very nice.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5963 N Jefferson St, Burlington, KY 41005-9596
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: 859-586-9900

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