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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%
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“kentucky burgoo” (18 reviews)
“tavern burger” (10 reviews)
“pot roast” (44 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
107 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-1415
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped in for a couple of drinks. Service was terrible and it was not very busy. In fact, after waiting nearly 15 minutes and being ignored by the bartender, we went across the street to Mammy's who had a good bourbon and beer selection with...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent the night at the Talbott Inn and planned to eat dinner at the Tavern. They were busy (Saturday night) but there were open tables. Several people were waiting and were told someone would seat them shortly. No one was seated while we waited...More

Thank Kara S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had heard a lot about Talbott Tavern and were a bit disappointed with food. Building was amazing, but food was ok nothing to write home about. We went for lunch and had the lunch specials, again ok. Server was attentive and did a good...More

Thank Tonya B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went with business associates and were not disappointed. Our server recommended a coupe of bourbons out of the extensive list and they were outstanding and very good. We all had different entrees and all were excellent. Our server made sure that we were aware (since...More

Thank Adam56
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came in around 4:45pm on a Sunday, it was me, my husband and daughter. My daughter wasn’t hungry so just my husband and I ate something. Firstly, I love this historic building, the history is very interesting! We also think Bardstown is a very...More

Thank aprilmarie43078
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The service was good although slow. It was a busy day with an art fair in town. The sandwiches were good and the building is great. The attached gift shop has a pretty good selection of bourbon type items.

Thank Pam G
Reviewed 1 week ago

we were here for happy hour and they had a huge choice of hard too find Bourbons. the food here is excellent also. they have a full service bar and restaurant at this tavern and also rent rooms for the night.

Thank robk9531
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for an afternoon meal at Old Talbots Tavern. It was our second visit. The menu has wonderful southern favorites - I love the cheese biscuits and chess pie. Most of the decorations are original to the Tavern.

Thank Kelseymom
Reviewed 1 week ago

First the good: History of the place interesting. Menu: Good selection. The ugly: Even with all of the period pieces and history it all needs a good cleaning. Carpets, drapes and tons of knick knacks dusty and dirty. We spent 3 nights in the new...More

Thank vacationerforlife
Reviewed 1 week ago

Husband and I stopped in for an early dinner. There was a bartender who did not want to be there or so it seemed and 2 waitresses who were equally soured. The service was terrible even though the place was not busy. I ordered the...More

1  Thank Deb H
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.21 km away
Nearby Attractions
Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History
32 reviews
.27 km away
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371 reviews
1.07 km away
Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum
217 reviews
.50 km away
Basilica of St Joseph Proto-Cathedral
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.38 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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