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Cliffside Diner

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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175 Old Lawrenceburg Rd, Frankfort, KY 40601-7775
(502) 352-2454
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Frankfort, Kentucky
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ventured into this place wondering if it was just another greasy spoon place. The atmosphere might be challenging at first, but the food more than makes up for it. Ask one of the ladies what to order, then sit back and wait. Delicious food and tons of it. Everything seems to never end. We will go back to try... More 

Thank JhibbnJuno
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We detoured to dine here, regret the 20 minutes drive from the highway. Short order style: my steak started frozen on the flat cooktop, covered with a small lid along with the onions. Served with tasteless french fries I remember from school cafeteria lunches. All drinks served in white styrofoam large 16 oz cups. Menu board is interesting, circa 20th... More 

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Bedford, Indiana
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Huge selection of food choices set in a quaint diner atmosphere. Americana dining! The food tasted great and an enjoyable experience. Just down from the Capital along the river.

Thank Ed U
Louisville, Kentucky
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

My brother in law was I from Florida and we went to Buffalo Trace and wanted a kentucky lunch. We chose the Cliffside for a TA list. It was a little crowded but very good and the prices are incredible. I had the fish sandwich combo with fired potatoes and sweet tea. My wife had a Mini burger and homemade... More 

1 Thank Markmil
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Went there with my family to eat and the food was not very good. They don't have booths big enough to sit in if you are a bigger person they are to small to sit in. I do not recommend this place to eat.

Thank mamasnacks
Louisville, Kentucky
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188 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Made a trip to eat here on a Sunday. It is a small narrow diner with booths and counter stools. This is home style cooking. I had meat loaf and my wife had country fried steak. It was great and very reasonable price. Friendly staff. You get to watch them cook the food while seating at the counter. They close... More 

Thank jaxx k
Des Moines, Iowa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

This place sneaks up on you as you travel on the winding roads of Frankfort. Great diner food and friendly staff that runs the grill like masters. Every type of southern food is available here, and my Yankee family loved it all. Tiny place, pay with cash and you'll get out quicker.

Thank dmj772
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We had a great lunch at the counter. Staff was awesome. Good local joint. Pulling out of the parking lot is a little scary.

Thank LChurch333
Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Passing thru town on distillery tour, restaurants downtown were closed for some reason, except for Subway (ew). Preferring local places we found this place. Friendly staff, surprisingly good food cooked exactly the way I asked (big thumbs up for that). My lunch companion describes it as cute, quaint and excellent food. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Kristin B
North Richland Hills, Texas
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436 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Read the reviews and hunted the place down. It was very quaint. The staff friendly. The food good. I had meatloaf, mashed potatoes, lima beans, and cornbread. Chocolate pie for dessert. All of it was Very Good!

Thank stevewilhite

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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
    4 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Old Lawrenceburg Rd, Frankfort, KY 40601-7775
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Frankfort
  • Phone Number: (502) 352-2454

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