Local Dining

The area boasts nearly 100 restaurants to suit just about every appetite.

There is something to offer everyone, ranging from Southern Cuisine, Bourbon specialties, historic dining, train dinner excursions, winery dining, and gourmet fine dining. From quick and essential, causal and entertaining, to the very finest of dining experiences, we can help you find the perfect place to dine during your visit.

There are several excellent restaurants from which to choose (all within a 30 minute drive):

We recommend the following in each town:

Springfield – Mordecai’s on Main (All-American with Southern Flair – www.mordecaisonmain.com), El Mariachis (Mexican), Snappy Tomato Pizza (www.springfieldsnappytomato.com), Ceconi’s, Mama’s Cafe, Little Red Hen Cafe, and Farmer’s Market Cafe, Horseshoe Bend Winery (Special Weekend Events), and China King.

Bardstown - Kurtz’s (Southern), Kreso’s (European), My Old KY Dinner Train (Gourmet), Old Talbott Tavern, Cafe Mozart, Mammy’s Country Kitchen, Chapeze House of Bourbon, The Rickhouse (Bourbon Steakhouse), Bourbon City Bistro (Italian), Stephen Foster Buffet Restaurant, Chili’s, Fazoli’s, Cracker Barrel, U-mami Sushi, Asian Garden, Tom Pigs Bar & Grill, El Jimador, Down Home BBQ, and Cafe Primo.

Lebanon - The Stillhouse (Bourbon Entrees – Steak & Seafood), Crashers (Live Music with Weekly Dinner Specials), Ragetti’s Italian Restaurant,  and Big Jim’s Restaurant & Lounge (Steak), Missy’s Out of the Way Cafe (Steakhouse)

Harrodsburg – Shaker Village (Southern/Family Style), Eddie Montgomery’s Steakhouse (Steaks & Country Music Entertainment), and Kentucky Fudge Company

Danville – Que, Lulu’s, Freddie’s (Italian), O’Charlie’s (All American), Applebee’s (All American), Reno’s Steakhouse (Steaks), China Buffet (Chinese), Cracker Barrel (Southern), Zaxby’s (Chicken), The Hub Coffeehouse, and many more.