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The Tousey House Tavern

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5963 N Jefferson St, Burlington, KY 41005-9596
+1 859-586-9900
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Florence, Kentucky
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Step back in time for a true Kentucky experience. Tousey House is in a historic brick building in Burlington, Kentucky but the fresh, local cuisine is fresh and current. Eating in the bar and being served by the bartender, Greg, is a great personal touch. Known for their bourbon selection, they also have a good wine list and he is... More 

Thank Miami2306
Florence, Kentucky
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119 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

This restored building is approaching 200 years in age. Since it was converted to a restaurant it has being serving fine dining for many years. We were there with a large group and it was a great atmosphere for the occasion. The service was good and the food was great. The table shared the friend green tomatoes and crab cake... More 

Thank FlorenceYall3030
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115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Very nice atmosphere, casual in the bar or a little fancier in the dining room. We had been hiking all afternoon and although I had reservations about going into what looks like a fancy place from the outside, we all felt very comfortable sitting in the bar area. The menu offers items ranging from inexpensive to very expensive but I... More 

Thank Lynn P
Jacksonville, Florida
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

We were looking for a restaurant where we could meet up with some friends we hadn't seen in years and wouldn't feel rushed. The Tousey House Tavern was the perfect choice. The couple who arrived first were welcomed into the bar and made comfortable to wait for the others. When everyone arrived, we were shown into the dining room. This... More 

Thank stmary93
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Had been to Tousey house during the winter early in the year (first visit). Thought the food was average but the setting was quaint and thought it would be a good place to bring family visiting from out of town. Indeed, took visiting family about a week ago on a Sunday. The experience was "sad". The food from the appetizers... More 

1 Thank James L
Louisville, Ohio
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Very clean and well decorated dinner setting with an atmosphere that was just right. Our waiter was most accomadatable and friendly. Food was excellent.

Thank Irishtiger525
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

This restaurant is beautiful and historic. The food is great and the service is always consistent. I had the spinach salad with blackened salmon and it was delicious! My husband had the caesar salad with blackened chicken and it was also really good. I would highly recommend this place, it's always really convenient to visit every time with stay at... More 

Thank Nati2813
Burlington, Kentucky
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Great food and service in a beautiful old historic home. They also have a nice patio for outdoor dinning.

Thank Kim F
Cincinnati, Ohio
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

A charming restaurant in a beautifully restored historic home. The atmosphere is upscale and artful, but casual and comfortable at the same time. The patio is shady, quiet and even dog friendly....it was delightful. I had the house pasta, which was excellent. Everyone enjoyed their meals...the cod, hamburger and several other dishes. On another visit we all had the walleye... More 

1 Thank johnny w
Burlington, Kentucky
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We love this local tavern located in an old home of yesteryear. Some comfort food, some upscale items, nice patio and cute rooms.

Thank Sarasotasungal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: +1 859-586-9900

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