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Old Talbott Tavern

107 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-1415
+1 502-348-3494
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tavern burger” (10 reviews)
“pot roast” (43 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
107 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-1415
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1 - 10 of 985 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I stopped in on my first night there. The restaurant was exactly like I expected. A huge selection of bourbon and a pub style menu. I choose the ribeye steak and it was perfect. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

Thank sfostercom
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were eight of us who ordered a variety of dishes for dinner. Most of us were not at all happy. The two who ordered the catfish were ecstatic. My fried chicken was overcooked and dry. The green beans were mushy and boring, the potato...More

Thank 103PatD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kentucky Brown sandwich was very tasty. My wife and I split the Blackberry Cobbler with vanilla ice cream for dessert and it was great! Great value!

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place gets one star because of the history. The food was not very tasty and quite heavy. The service was slow and not particularly welcoming. We definitely felt that our waitress did not want to serve us and it was a burden to take...More

Thank Parabola
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a while since we visited the tavern, and we were disappointed. The only one that enjoyed his food got the half pound hamburger. My chicken and gnocchi were drowned in mushroom gravy. The gnocchi was bland. The country fried steak and bourbon chicken...More

Thank 233AlanC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to the Old Talbott Tavern. It could use a little sprucing up but I realize they are trying to preserve history. We had made reservations so we were seated immediately. Our server Carla was very nice and friendly. The room...More

Thank foxymamaruth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I travel the world every year and decided to visit Bardstown KY again this Labor Day weekend. We visited Old Talbott Tavern on Labor Day weekend (fourth time in a year!). Stacey was our primary server at the bar and she was...More

Thank dnewman1156
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for an evening dinner with another couple, and we were seated in a small dimly lit dining room. Due to the dim lighting, we struggled to read the also not so bright menus. While eating, my partner noticed their shoulder sleeve was very...More

1  Thank fflod99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wife and I and friends visited Bardstoen for the weekend. We had drinks at this tavern that had served Jesse James in the old days. He even shot up the place - the bullet holes are still there!! We'll be back!

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service. Really enjoyed KY OLD FASHION MEALS! The service was very friendly and had a big party if people also

Thank Larry M
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.50 km away
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Questions & Answers
Wally H
22 March 2017|
Response from Gary M | Reviewed this property |
Why don't you ask them?
Natalie F
12 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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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