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Stephen Foster Restaurant

503 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-1332
+1 502-348-5076
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good46%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“fried fish” (8 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
503 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-1332
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was not too clean and the food from cans and with one exception, mediocre at best. I would not eat there again.

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came in hungry, left stuffed! Huge selection to choose from, excellent fried chicken, chicken & biscuits, and just about anything else you might like. Dessert bar to top it off! I think I paid about $12, and that includes a beverage. Bring your appetite! I...More

Thank Mike_On_A_Bike_13140
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner. The building is old and not very nice...small and tight..we had walkers and they were in the way..but no where to put them..some of the food tasty...over all great place for locals.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I escaped for our Anniversary and traveled to Bardstown, KY for the weekend. We decided to try out this restaurant. It is a buffet style restaurant with country cookin. It must be popular because the place was packed. The catfish and tenderloin...More

Thank Delilah L
Reviewed 20 March 2018

This was our first time eating at Stephen Foster's restaurant. The food was good and prices reasonable. We ate there on a Friday night as well on Sunday morning and the buffet had breakfast and lunch/dinner items which was good. Restaurant was within walking distance...More

Thank tarheel2009
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Me and the Mrs. first time there and what a treat...the food and salad bar were FABULOUS!!!...Excellent fried chicken,excellent Alaskan pollac,porkchops,hush puppys.....every thing we had was YUMMY!!!The deserts were wonderfull too!!!

Thank bamablws
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Have eaten here on many occasions when visiting my Bardstown in laws. You get a lot of food for the value (buffet) and the fried fish can’t be beat.... found myself returning to the buffet just for the fish; flavorful, light crunchy batter. Am not...More

Thank Bryan B
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Horrible from the get-go. I chose to only have soup and salad as I cannot eat processed, fried food with gloppy sauces or gravey. the chicken noodle soup was a salt lick....unedible. The salad offering was moderately better....lettuce, sliced tomatoes, mushrooms, cottage cheese were OK....More

1  Thank Linda H
Reviewed 20 November 2017

When in the Bardstown area, Stephen Foster Restaurant is a must stop. Bring your appetite because there is plenty of home made cooking to sample. The selection is very good and the staff keep the options full and fresh. It is a Buffet only so...More

Thank Gene H
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Definitely nothing special. The food was decent, not bad but nothing to go crazy over either. I'm glad I tried it but it's a mediocre experience at best. If ya want to try it then you should, but don't go out of your way to...More

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25 February 2018|
Response from Gene H | Reviewed this property |
Stephen Foster Restaurant is open 7 days a week, 7 AM to 8 PM. Their hours may change a little bit during peak vs. off tourist seasons so you'd be best to check directly with the restaurant's web site. Enjoy
Linda R
25 August 2017|
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Response from leftout | Reviewed this property |
We only had breakfast when we ate there. Was surprised there were items on the menu for lunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 503 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-1332
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bardstown
  • Phone Number: +1 502-348-5076
  • E-mail
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