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Science Hill Inn

525 Washington St, Shelbyville, KY 40065-1135
+1 502-512-3663
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (27 reviews)
“country ham” (15 reviews)
Closes in 12 min
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
525 Washington St, Shelbyville, KY 40065-1135
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

It was a cold, blustery day. There was a Christmas open house in the building the restaurant shares with the venerable antique store Wakefield Scearce. It was time for comfort food. But uh-oh. The menu provided by the new owners of the restaurant didn’t seem...More

1  Thank boredwithbread
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Dining out at Science Hill Inn, in Shelbyville, Kentucky, is a tradition in the Commonwealth, especially at Derbytime and Christmas. The restaurant was operated by the same family for years, but now it has new ownership. And it’s fairly obvious that the new owners believe...More

Thank Icemachine
Reviewed 4 December 2017

When in the Shelbyville, Kentucky area, we always try to stop at Science Hill Inn. Housed in an 1800's building that exudes southern charm with its dark wood, horse paintings and later browse through a tiny mall that has shops holding some of the finest...More

Thank MikeandMax
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

New management prob won’t be around long at Science Hill if that’s all they got. That was the sorriest buffet ever. Don’t mind to pay if it’s good but it was a fraction of what they had for Sunday brunch. The dining tables were crammed...More

1  Thank catbaby131
Reviewed 21 November 2017

I have eaten here since being a teen, which is long ago, and always felt it was a true treat. I go now at least 3 times a year. I'm well aware that nothing remains the same through time, but this establishment always seemed to...More

Thank vickib246
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Took my sister here for her birthday this past Sunday. Nice ambience, not overcrowded, and pleasant surroundings. This was first day the restaurant had been open after a break due to operator's health issues. Buffet was somewhat limited since they were just gearing up to...More

1  Thank Bill C
Science H, Owner at Science Hill Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Bill, thanks so much for dining with us. Appreciate your review and will be adding additional favorite sides as feedback comes in.

Reviewed 26 June 2017

We found ourselves in Shelbyville due to car trouble. Looking for a good lunch, we found the Science Hill. What a treasure. It was such a refreshing stop from the chains, greasy spoons and other places you find along the road. Loved the ambience, and...More

Thank C H
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

A walk back into the old south. Located in a former women's school( 1800's)' the restaurant setting hasn't changed much over the past 50 years, and many of the wait staff have been there almost as long. The food is old south, ranging from the...More

Thank WHR8
Reviewed 1 March 2017

So... I hadn't heard of this place until I was invited here for my father-in-law's birthday lunch. As soon as we walked in the door, we felt as if we had been taken back to pre-Civil War America, not in a good way. The entire...More

10  Thank Danielle R
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Such a shame. A beautiful setting (19th century building in the center of the historic district), beautifully furnished and decorated. But the food ranged from pretty bad to very good. My wife had a very good side salad, but her main dish was nothing special....More

Thank Gary23
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30 November 2017|
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Response from catbaby131 | Reviewed this property |
Lunch weekdays and Brunch in Sunday’s, I think.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 Washington St, Shelbyville, KY 40065-1135
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Shelbyville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-512-3663
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