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Harland Sanders Cafe And Museum

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688 US Highway 25 W, Corbin, KY 40701-4526
+1 606-528-2163
10:00 - 22:00
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Corbin, Kentucky
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Its really neat to go there. They have it set up so you can see what it looks like back in the day. Plus the food is really good

Thank 2011bmmble
Detroit, Michigan
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum is a nice few minutes of Americana. However, our order of the popcorn chicken was a big mistake, Many of them were more breaded and fried chicken skin and gristle than meat. Go ahead and take your picture. But beware of the chicken.

Thank StaySaneInCrazyTimes
Louisville, Kentucky
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80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All visitors who enjoy this food will be delighted to visit the famed location of the first restaurant. Take a picture with the statue of Mr. Sanders and enjoy a meal. Great for families and travel groups.

Thank ProfessionalFemale
Kingsport, Tennessee
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396 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

I would not recommend going out of your way to visit this place, unless it’s lunchtime. The establishment is a restaurant with a couple historical static displays regarding Harland Sanders startup and career in fried chicken. We had eaten a huge breakfast that morning and did not need any more food. But, it is my understanding that the chicken here... More 

Thank Curtis S
Corbin, Kentucky
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The food is KFC but there is a very interesting display of memorabelia and the museum is free. A neat tourist stop.

Thank lamar555
Corbin, Kentucky
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I always order the chicken breast meal. It is hot, juicy, and delicious. This home of the original KFC can't be beat. I have eaten at others throughout the US, and they are never as good as this one.

Thank Hikeorbike
Argenta, Illinois
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130 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

This is a regular KFC restaurant (nothing special) with a lot of Col Sanders memorabilia and museum type information. If you like KFC then it's definitely worth a stop!

Thank Kona J
Centerville, Ohio
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2,458 reviews
1,610 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,750 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Tis a grand day. We have been stopping at Harland Sanders Cafe And Museum for many years, and folks like the history and "museum" sections of this "original KFC." What are they serving? Well, just about the very same menu that all KFC serve. We ordered the three piece chicken dinner, and were delighted to be in a large empty... More 

Thank SavantIII_11
Greater Cincinnati
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60 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

My mother tells stories of meeting the Colonel, so visiting the place where it all began was a must-do on our trip past Corbin. The kids swore the KFC was "better than usual" and the recreated old restaurant was an interesting footnote. I wouldn't call it a destination, but worth stopping by for a bite if travelling by or through... More 

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Lima, Ohio
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91 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I were finishing a road trip and decided to get some grill chicken. We were pleasantly surprised to see it was the KFC birthplace. Very nice to see and a memory we will cherish

Thank aaron m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 688 US Highway 25 W, Corbin, KY 40701-4526
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Corbin
  • Phone Number: +1 606-528-2163

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?