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The Smith House


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$5 - $15
American, Barbecue, Diner
Lunch, Dinner

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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a staple in Owen County. It’s a family-owned business & the food is just good, old-fashioned southern cooking. The only complaint I have is the limited space. If you go on a Sunday, go early, because it’s a local favorite & they run...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank lghstinson
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We were looking for a non-chain restaurant. The Smith House was recomended. We took our group of fourteen people and went in. The staff did everything possible to accomodate us. The service was excellent and the food was very good.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Badjuan
Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has been reopened by the original family owners and that is a good thing. Food is good and consistent and the service is very good. Their operating hours are limited which is a drawback. But, the ship has been steadied and -- if...More

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank Mike H
Reviewed March 31, 2016

You kind of have to be looking for this place to find it. There was no visible signage when we stopped by for lunch. This is not a fancy place, but a place where the owner comes out and speaks to you, and most patrons...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank DSJmom
Reviewed August 9, 2015

It's a dive for sure, but the food is great and staff is "country friendly". If you are ever in Owenton, KY you have to try it. I am not a red-meat or BBQ person in general, but that was their specialty so I tried...More

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank rebeckajm
Reviewed July 21, 2015

We have stopped at this restaurant for many years while traveling. A change of ownership has not changed the excellent home cooking. The new owner, Billy O'Banion, has added barbecue to the menu. Sunday lunch is Electric Pan Fried Chicken, which is not to be...More

Date of visit: July 2015
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Reviewed December 2, 2014

located just off Hwy 22 east, the Smith House is noted for its down home style of cooking. Food quality is good and reasonably priced. They are noted for their homemade pies. I enjoy their Rebel Burger, a deluxe hamburger with a special sauce that...More

Date of visit: December 2014
Thank bobc802
Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

I read a lot of the reviews below about the pulled pork so I had to try it being a BBQ lover. It was as advertised! Very good balance of flavor and moisture without any added sauce. They have other regular food items and everything...More

Thank Jeep1977
Reviewed September 22, 2014

We stopped in for dinner and were pleasantly surprised at both the food, atmosphere and service. The pulled pork sandwich was the best ever and did not require any sauce. Our server "Sherry" came over to take our order and sat down to talk to...More

Date of visit: September 2014
Thank liza m
Reviewed July 13, 2014

Recently took a group of 15 to have dinner in July 2014. Called ahead the week before and talked with the owner and made a request for broccoli casserole and strawberry pie. Have had both of these there before and both were great. Also the...More

Date of visit: July 2014
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