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Old Talbott Tavern

€€ - €€€American, ,
107 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-1415
+1 502-348-3494
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
107 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-1415
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ll have to say in my 51 years, this is without question the worst meal I’ve ever eaten. Everyone in our party said the same thing. None of the six of us could finish our meals. I highly recommend to avoid this place. If I...More

Thank Lungbuster
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The historical part is the only good part! You would think in a bourbon town you could get a decent whiskey sour or an old-fashioned… That’s what we both ordered and they were terrible, didn’t even finish our drinks. Service wasn’t anything to write home...More

Thank Beth F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had heard good things about the old Talbott Tavern and Restaurant and so we decided to try it. It did have a vast selection of bourbon, which would have been great if we could just stop in for a drink. We had dinner and...More

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went here because our 6 year old friend wanted to go to a haunted place to eat. This place has a lot of history. The waitress was amazing, sweet and super nice. She filled us in on all the history. We were free to...More

Thank Laurie G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a really neat old historical tavern and worth the visit. The food was only average. Catfish was the best if items we sampled.

Thank Hombre-15
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hubby and I stopped by for lunch. We loved the atmosphere & menu selection. Service was a bit slow. We definitely recommend a visit here.

Thank Carole H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is a must see and plan to dine here. Great fresh food. I had a chicken fried steak and it was delicious with mashed potatoes and string beans. A treat. The building is worth experiencing.

Thank Sippytime
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oldest Bourbon Bar in the world. Very local chef choices. Nice size portions. Very friendly staff. We closed up the restaurant and never once felt rushed.

Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were travelling to the Kentucky Derby and stumbled across this unique old bar. Worth the visit and a good place to try the 'hot brown' before getting to the Derby. it was delicious but not for the diet concious. The staff and food at...More

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Jim K, Owner at Old Talbott Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Being able to dine where so many famous Americans in the past have dined was great. Our server was very amiable and prompt. All of our food was very good.

Thank vjlj
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Questions & Answers
Wally H
21 March 2017|
Response from Gary M | Reviewed this property |
Why don't you ask them?
Natalie F
11 February 2017|
Response from Barry M | Reviewed this property |
Don't know, but I'd go if they did.
la d
10 September 2016|
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Response from Jim K |
1.5oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon 1oz Butterscotch Schnapps 1.5oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-1415
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bardstown
  • Phone Number: +1 502-348-3494
Historic Restaurant, Bar and Inn continuously in operation since 1779. Located in the heart of Bourbon Country. Proudly serving locally inspired food and drink. Try the best top shelf bourbons with our bourbon sampler. Dine in unique surroundings where the famous and infamous visited during their historic setting ventures.
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