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Claudia Sanders Dinner House

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3202 Shelbyville Rd, Shelbyville, KY 40065-9150
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Falmouth, Kentucky
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped on our way home from the Kentucky State Fair. We weren't looking for a big meal, just something to hold us over on our 2 hour drive home. I ordered the Kentucky Salad, a large meal salad topped with country ham and turkey. Food was good (but remember that country ham is very salty), service was excllent, price was... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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61 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here for a late lunch on a travel day, and have to say it was the tastiest meal. The restaurant is huge, with several dining rooms, looks like it would cater to large bus groups or tours quite easily. The restaurant has a great feel about it, easy to imagine it bustling with people, laughing and enjoying the atmosphere.... More 

Thank AussieA12
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It had Great service and was in an awesome building, but I just wasn't a fan of the chicken. It wasn't horrible or anything, just really peppery and bland. There were a ton of people, so it might of just been our pallets.

Thank James282988
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a take out order didn't expect to get so much with a take order. The food was good. We make sure to come back next time in Kentucky.

Thank Mary B
Kansas City, Missouri
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there on the right day to enjoy the buffet. Hubby doesn't eat meat so it was perfect for him with all the veggies.

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got take-out based on recommendations that I had to try this place that is infamous for being run by the Colonel's mistress who later became his wife. Well, Claudia's is closed on Mondays and although I ordered my food to go because I was not into the plantation feel of the place, I was disappointed in my ham. The... More 

Thank andicb03
Louisville, Kentucky
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226 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the restaurant on Friday night and was seated right away. There were several specials but I chose the all-you-can eat chicken platter with the eight vegetables and you can have soup or salad. I had the chicken and dumpling soup. Everything was delicious and l loved the beets and corn pudding. Rolls and biscuits are served. The price was... More 

Thank Cheri W
Zeeland, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place from the outside seems to special and the name would make you think it is good, but the service is disorganized, the food is not warm on the buffet, the quality of the side dishes is average, and the entrees on the whole aren't done well and tasteless. Nice building, but that is where it ends. Very high... More 

Thank Jon49417
North East
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For 30 years, I've heard about the Hot Brown at Claudia Sander's restaurant from my husband. He tried to duplicate it at home and never thought it measured up. We finally returned there on July 1 to have the "real thing". it was a busy Friday night and we waited for about 20 minutes which seemed reasonable. Once in the... More 

Thank MP439
Knoxville, TN
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170 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Claudia Sanders while passing through KY on a road trip. The building is huge and very ornate for a country style restaurant with three different dining rooms in the main area alone. The hot brown (hot, meaty, cheesy, bacon-y goodness), fried chicken, country ham, dumplings, cornbread and biscuits were all delicious. The biscuits especially were the consistency of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3202 Shelbyville Rd, Shelbyville, KY 40065-9150
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Shelbyville
  • Phone Number: 502-633-5600

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