We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Kurtz Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
418 E Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-2202
+1 502-348-8964
12:00 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

341 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 341: English reviews
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

Kurtz’s, a family restaurant in the very historic city of Bardstown, Kentucky, sits across from Federal Hill, the plantation house known as My Old Kentucky Home and now a state park. If you’re in town for antiquing, crafting, Bourbon Trailing, golfing, etc., and want a delicious lunch, you really can’t go wrong at Kurtz’s. During a recent stop we were... More 

3 Thank Icemachine
New Carlisle, Ohio
Level Contributor
162 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

We got there Sunday evening after they'd had a large weekend crowd but were warmly greeted, quickly seated, and treated to a freshly-cooked meal. They have a special slaw (vinegar based) that they are famous for, and for good reason. All meals come with beets, fried cornbread, and green beans. Our meals also included rolls. Mom had the special of... More 

2 Thank comerharris
Level Contributor
153 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

This historical family restaurant is right across the street from 'My Old Kentucky Home' State Park. It was time for lunch and my husband and I decided to stop here. (Actually, before we left on our weekend get-a-way, my brother suggested that we eat here if we had a chance.) At first, we thought it was going to be a

2 Thank EllaH1
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
205 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

We stopped at Kurtz for lunch on a Saturday while on a tour bus on the Bourbon Trail. The lunch was included in the tour price so the menu was set. We were served the cole slaw, baked ham, red skin potatoes, baked apples with roles and skillet cornbread and desert. I thought the cole slaw was delicious. It was... More 

Thank cincytripper
Cleveland, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

Was in town for my Aunt's 100th birthday celebration last weekend. I had been searching online for the perfect place, for about 15 of our family members, to have a birthday lunch. From the first call to Kurtz, then having to change the date because we couldn't get in on that Friday....cuz of the snowstorm....to the moment we walked through... More 

1 Thank IrishMo17
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

Restaurant in an old home, the food is what I might call comfort food - you get plenty to eat, it is uniformly good to excellent and it is a friendly and welcoming restaurant. We have been there several times and we know we can get a good meal, at a reasonable price, not be rushed in eating whilst still... More 

Thank lizandkats
Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

"Home cooking" in that they linked up with our tour company. Really not worth going out of your way for. Quaint doesn't equate to quality food.

Thank mattsZ6658PA
Level Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

Traditional--The food was good, the service was good very family focused, clean and reasonably priced-- extensive menu--

2 Thank hoosierbirder
Yellow Springs, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

Such a nice atmosphere that the very good food becomes even better. Down home food. High quality. Great service; beautiful building.

2 Thank Mark R
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2014 via mobile

My friends and I were there in mid afternoon. Service was very slow, even though we were the only guests. The food was excellent and good portions..I would highly recommend this place but be prepared to wait for your food. The staff was very friendly.

1 Thank Rich6666

Travellers who viewed Kurtz Restaurant also viewed


Been to Kurtz Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
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: 418 E Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-2202
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bardstown
  • Phone Number: +1 502-348-8964

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kurtz Restaurant and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Louisville, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Kurtz Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?