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Science Hill Inn Dining Room

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525 Washington St Ste 4, Shelbyville, KY 40065-1100
+1 502-633-2825
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have driven past this place many times, wondering what it was. When someone told me about it I was anxious to check it out. My friend and I had recently enjoyed a trip to Irish Acres and the Glitz so I thought this would be another fun girls outing, plus it was her birthday. I called ahead for a... More 

Thank Margaret G
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226 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

White tablecloths; refined, professional servers; menu items from a grandmother's family cookbook. It's an Old South dining experience. Go as a couple or with friends and make a memory. You won't be sorry. Call early for reservations.

Thank Coff33
Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very very good food. EXCELLENT service. I am giving it 5 stars because the food is so good; however, they deserve 5 stars for their service alone.

1 Thank Raymond N
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Step back to the good old days with tastes of grandmother's cooking, delicious recipes, charming atmosphere and the best service in Kentucky! Love this place!!! Cannot wait to go back!

1 Thank Patricia R
Lexington, Kentucky
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was beautifully decorated and definitely Old South. Every part of our experience was top notch. You should try it. Only open for lunch.

1 Thank jthambone
Louisville, Kentucky
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

The restaurant is in the Science Hill School building established in 1825 full of history. Lunch was excellent. The bread basket consisted of "fried cornbread" and biscuits. I was born in KY but had never been served fried cornbread and it was good. Tomato soup was excellent. My friends both had the fried chicken which I was advised was excellent.... More 

1 Thank Bonny W
Louisville, Kentucky
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

About 15 minutes from I-64, and well worth the detour is the small town of Shelbyville, home to Science Hill dining room. A wonderful representation of fine Southern dining. If you are touring The bluegrass to or from Louisville a nice place to stop for lunch. The type of place you would hope to find to get away from chains... More 

1 Thank Ric L
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

A group of us traveling on business made a short detour to eat here instead of a typical "highway exit lunch place." Good move! The history of Science Hill Inn is wonderful. This place is a little treasure, and thank goodness progress hasn't had its way with it. Many of the staff have made their livings there their entire lives,... More 

2 Thank livefun
Dania Beach, Florida
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful experience! Take a step back in time where you are served Kentucky's finest foods in Kentucky setting and in.preparation. Unbelievable wait staff with your every need and comfort met. Impeccably, absolutely impeccably styled and served, you are treated with undeniably the best service you could ever dream of. A favorite spot for lunch with the girls as,... More 

2 Thank charles m
Shelbyville, Kentucky
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

This place is a one of its kind in the area. They use time tested recipes which I believe to be delicious. Don't miss it if you are in the area.

2 Thank robinsonlorna39

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 Washington St Ste 4, Shelbyville, KY 40065-1100
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Shelbyville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-633-2825

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