Restaurants in Kentucky

Kentucky, known as the Bluegrass State, is a vibrant southern U.S. state with a rich cultural heritage and stunning natural beauty. Its iconic cuisine includes mouthwatering dishes like hot browns, bourbon-infused barbecue, and the world-famous fried chicken served at places like Colonel Sanders' original KFC. When visiting, be sure to explore the state's charming small towns and bustling cities to savor the authentic flavors of Kentucky in local restaurants and eateries, where you'll experience a warm hospitality that's as inviting as the food itself.

Top 10 Restaurants of Kentucky

Presenting the Top Restaurants of Kentucky State, a showcase of unparalleled dining experiences and culinary excellence. Top ratings from diverse sources, underscoring the exceptional quality of the featured establishments. Discover the top 10 best restaurants in Kentucky, each deserving recognition for their commitment to delivering outstanding cuisine and impeccable dining experiences.


1 🏆 Chick-fil-A

32722 reviews
2025 Harrodsburg Rd
Lexington, Kentucky

The Chick-fil-A restaurant located at 2025 Harrodsburg Rd in Lexington, Kentucky is a fast food restaurant chain known for its chicken sandwiches, nuggets, waffle fries, and other chicken-based menu items. It offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It also offers an online ordering, catering, delivery and drive-thru services. Closed on Sundays.

The Cheesecake Factory

2 🏆 The Cheesecake Factory

32321 reviews
5000 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, Kentucky

The Cheesecake Factory is a restaurant chain that offers a wide variety of American-style cuisine, as well as a large selection of decadent cheesecakes and desserts. You can enjoy a variety of dishes, including appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pasta dishes, and seafood. The restaurant is located at 5000 Shelbyville Rd in Louisville, Kentucky.


3 🏆 Tolly-Ho

19040 reviews
606 S Broadway
Lexington, Kentucky

Tolly-Ho is a family restaurant located in Lexington, Kentucky that serves breakfast to its guests. It is also a convenience store, providing its customers with delicious food ranging from a selection of southern cooking to breakfast items. The restaurant has been serving warm breakfast dishes since 1926 and continues to be a popular spot for breakfast and goods for locals and visitors alike.

Newport on the Levee

4 🏆 Newport on the Levee

Very Good
18229 reviews
One Levee Way
Newport, Kentucky

Newport on the Levee is a shopping and entertainment center located at One Levee Way in Newport, Kentucky, across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio. The complex features a variety of restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as a movie theater and other attractions.


5 🏆 McDonald's

Very Good
13552 reviews
542 KY-44
Shepherdsville, Kentucky

McDonald's is a popular fast food restaurant chain that serves a variety of menu items, including burgers, fries, and chicken sandwiches. The McDonald's restaurant located at 542 KY-44 in Shepherdsville, Kentucky is a franchise location that offers a wide range of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, as well as beverages and desserts.


6 🏆 IHOP

Very Good
13543 reviews
2306 Palumbo Dr
Lexington, Kentucky

IHOP, which stands for International House of Pancakes, is a popular breakfast chain restaurant that serves pancakes, waffles, omelets, and other breakfast foods, as well as burgers, sandwiches, and salads. The IHOP restaurant located at 2306 Palumbo Dr in Lexington, Kentucky is a franchise location that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

El Dorado

7 🏆 El Dorado

13518 reviews
1903 KY-192
London, Kentucky

El Dorado in London, Kentucky is a Mexican restaurant that offers authentic Mexican cuisine that is sure to please all types of palettes. The restaurant has a friendly and inviting atmosphere complete with traditional decorations to create an authentic Mexican experience. The menu includes dishes from all regions of Mexico, including house specialties like tacos, enchiladas, carne asada, burritos, and plenty of vegetarian options. Customers have the option of enjoying their meals, both dine-in and take-out, at El Dorado, so everyone can find the perfect way to satisfy their cravings.

Chipotle Mexican Grill

8 🏆 Chipotle Mexican Grill

13234 reviews
7915 Dream St
Florence, Kentucky

Chipotle Mexican Grill is a fast-casual restaurant chain that serves Mexican-inspired food, such as burritos, bowls, tacos, salads, and chips and guacamole. The restaurant located at 7915 Dream St in Florence, Kentucky is a franchise location that serves lunch, dinner, and drinks.

Ginger Wasabi Sushi + Grill

9 🏆 Ginger Wasabi Sushi + Grill

13181 reviews
103 W Maxwell St
Lexington, Kentucky

Ginger Wasabi Sushi + Grill is a sushi restaurant and asador located in Lexington, Kentucky. This multi-ethnic Asian restaurant serves fusion food that blends the distinct styles of Japan, Thailand, Korea and the Philippines. Their selection of dishes is creative and made with the best fresh and local ingredients.

Hofbräuhaus - Newport

10 🏆 Hofbräuhaus - Newport

Very Good
12065 reviews
200 3rd St
Newport, Kentucky

Hofbräuhaus - Newport is a German restaurant in Newport, Kentucky offering a unique experience for all. Not only is it a celebrated restaurant where one can enjoy traditional German food, this establishment also houses a banquet hall for events and celebrations along with a beer hall for those looking to enjoy a relaxing, authentic Bavarian time.

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