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Boone Tavern Restaurant

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100 Main St, Berea, KY 40403-1763 (100 Main Street N.)
+1 859-985-3700
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were disappointed in our dining experience - one dinner, and two breakfasts. Having stayed at the Tavern several times over the years, we were expecting better cuisine, especially at the ever-rising menu prices. While the food was good, it was not great. The spoon bread was made from a prepared mix, the quail was tough, the cocktails (new) were... More 

Thank KeeblerDuet
McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there with my spouse and my Aunt and Uncle whom I had not seen on over 20 years. The ambience was nice, the food excellent, the wait staff top notch. Prices are good for what you get. I can not say anything bad about this Tavern, and the History is very educational!

Thank Pupncub
Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely dining room in an historic hotel -- but it is still welcoming and affordable. We enjoyed sitting down in nice surroundings and having numerous lunch choices that satisfied our various tastes and preferences.

Thank Claudia R
Chelsea, Michigan
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had been driving for 5 hours and stumbled upon this place for lunch. It was a treat. Great variety of foods in a historic building. Everyone loved it. Great service.. Great Spoon Bread. The catfish and burger were amazing. Would come back again!

Thank Halley S
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a bus tour that stopped at the Tavern for a buffet lunch. The food and the service was excellent. There were ample selections of items for the main meal. The chicken was excellent. There were a half dozen choices for dessert and they were all good. The atmosphere is quite welcoming. I would recommend the buffet in... More 

Thank CincyBob
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate at the Boone Tavern Restaurant during our stay at the hotel. We shared the Rabbit Pot Pie, which was excellent. The staff were very friendly and attentive to our needs. The Chocolate Cake is to die for!

Thank Mark O
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love Berea and you just have to experience The Boone Tavern Restaurant when you're here. The student staff makes it special.

Thank Ron R
Berea, Kentucky
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Suggestion, you'll pass several other restaurants before you get to the Boone Tavern.......stop at one of those! We were with a group of 5 other couples and between all of us, we have it a 4 out of 10. I ordered a ribeye steak, which was very tough, and paper thin at the same time. The steak was accompanied by... More 

Thank Q1897NObrians
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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246 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Way over priced for what you get. I got steak and it was tough. My husband got the pork chop and left half of it. Can't say I would return here again. We had been here for lunch before and it was good. Not good for dinner.

Thank Dottie47
San Francisco, California
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the morning around Lexington than drove a bit down to Berea which is a quaint village about 1 1/2 hours from where we were visiting in Hurstbourne town part of metro Louisville. We went to the Boone Tavern Dining Room based on a friend's recommendation and she was spot on. Construction of the hotel began in 1907 so... More 

Thank Mary E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Main St, Berea, KY 40403-1763
    (100 Main Street N.)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Berea
  • Phone Number: +1 859-985-3700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?