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The Whistle Stop

216 E Main St, Glendale, KY 42740-9775
+1 270-369-8586
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“pie” (28 reviews)
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216 E Main St, Glendale, KY 42740-9775
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The facility takes you back in time - quite a few rooms for several diners each, high privacy booths with lots of wood, but it's the food that is, if you have been lucky, just like home cooked comfort food. We did the vegetables including...More

Thank loisaymett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband an I went to spend day in Glendale an decided to have lunch at the Whistle stop. This was third time in last 15 years I had been there. It was busy as could be expected on a Saturday. We signed in an...More

1  Thank Johndshort
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a little on the pricey side but there isn’t a lot of competition in town. The service was good and the meatloaf and fried chicken were just okay. The fried green tomatoes were heavily battered and came with a very different sauce.

Thank Mitch M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here every time we are near Glendale. If you are anywhere close to Elizabethtown, Lexington, Bardstown, (we would drive from Louisville), you should give this Southern American, Down-Home cooking a try! From their Cheeseburgers to their home-made pie, you will not be disappointed....More

Thank Shereetravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was my Dad & I birthdays this week. So we decided to meet here with family to have lunch. All the food was excellent. The meatloaf, fried chicken, the catfish dinners was great . The appetizers was good, we ordered Fried green tomatoes, and...More

Thank KyDiver74
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We were at a soccer tournament in Elizabethtown and were on the hunt for something different than what we could get back home for dinner and boy did we get it!! Everything from sour dough bread, entree’s and dessert were excellent! I had the baked...More

Thank ItsASunniDae
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for dinner at the suggestion from the owner of the Glendale Campground while traveling back to Florida after spending almost 3 months on the road. Wow! What a fabulous dinner! We had fried green tomatoes as an appetizer and the Kentucky Hot Brown...More

1  Thank C_Coll_233
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped on our way home from Paducah for lunch. Food and service excellent, we will definitely return and recommend to everyone

Thank lorielex
Reviewed 3 September 2018

On our vacation "back home" in Kentucky, this was one of the places I didn't want to miss. Been years since we have eaten here, but still as good as I remembered. Started with fried green tomatoes, YUMMY! There were 4 of us and no...More

Thank ronshar51
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We were looking for a local place for lunch. We decided to divert off of I-65 for the experience. Take exit 86 on KY-222W for 2 miles. The Whistle Stop is an old hardware store that dates to the 1920s. We had an incredible southern...More

2  Thank Trek-Always
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28 July 2017|
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Response from Earl L | Reviewed this property |
No T bone on the menu as far as I know.
16 May 2016|
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Response from Liz G | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. They are all homemade so I bet worse case you could order one ahead. Worth a call or I believe they have. FB page....
16 May 2016|
Response from Tory M | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. Contact them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 E Main St, Glendale, KY 42740-9775
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Glendale
  • Phone Number: +1 270-369-8586
The Whistle Stop is right beside the Rail Road tracks in Historic Glendale, Ky. Family owned, established in 1975. We serve Southern foods and desserts, made from scratch. We have been voted favorite non franchise restaurant in Ky, and our desserts have been written about in Southern Living. There are a number of shops, all in walking distance, to make a day out of your trip to Glendale.
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