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The Tousey House Tavern

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5963 N Jefferson St, Burlington, KY 41005-9596
+1 859-586-9900
11:00 am - 9:00 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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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this beautiful historic restaurant! The food is amazing and the house is absolutely beautiful! Anytime we want to celebrate anything, this is where we like to visit! We've been local patrons for years. The menu is definitely higher priced, but the food is well worth it! Be prepared to make a reservation if you are trying to go... More 

Thank Amanda Z
Crestview Hills, Kentucky
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have been here multiple times (usually for Sunday Brunch or lunch). Everything I have had here as been very good. If I am ever craving shrimp and grits, this place is my go-to. It has a quaint atmosphere in an old building in Burlington. When we have gone we have never had to wait. I recommend... More 

Thank Rachel T
Florence, Kentucky
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took friends to the Tousey House for dinner a few days ago and had a wonderful meal. The server was attentive, the food delicious, there were good wine and craft beer choices and the atmosphere relaxing and comfortable. We are always pleased when we go here. Guess that's why we keep coming back!

Thank Patsy H
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Living in the area now for 12 years, this was my first visit to the Tousey House. I had always heard it was overpriced, but recently heard rumblings that prices were lowered and are now more reasonable. Since my mom opted for the $6.95 bowl of potato soup and grilled cheese with bacon, I would have to agree that the... More 

Thank KyShutterBug
Florence, Kentucky
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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122 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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 

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Louisville, Ohio
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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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.

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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?