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Cliffside Diner

175 Old Lawrenceburg Rd, Frankfort, KY 40601-7775
+1 502-352-2454
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“meatloaf” (10 reviews)
“burgers” (9 reviews)
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American, Diner
175 Old Lawrenceburg Rd, Frankfort, KY 40601-7775
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm not sure what's the best part of this place...the food or the staff! Both are excellent! Don't pass this place by without stopping! Every thing we've eaten here has been wonderful!

Thank IndyMom21
Reviewed 6 days ago

First time eating here. We stopped by for late lunch in mid October 2017 and I am glad we did. This restaurant is located along the Kentucky River's cliff behind and below the state capitol complex. The food is good home-style cooking and service was...More

Thank CinKen1977
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by for lunch on a Saturday in early October and I am glad we did. This restaurant is located along the Kentucky River's cliff behind and below the state capitol complex. It has been serving meals here since I first stumbled on it...More

Thank D C C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time eating here. We travelled here to try something new. We asked some first time visitor questions. The lady wiping off our booth was nice and helpful. Our assigned waitress was a different story. Literally tried to talk over the lady being helpful, trying...More

Thank HBM51502
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stop in have a burger, one of the best you will find in Frankfort. Friendly people and lots of laughter! Come on down and have lunch with some of the best people in Frankfort.

Thank kimberleeratzlaff
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Very small but cute diner. The staff are friendly and prompt. I don't normally eat meatloaf out, but I ordered it, and it was delicious. So were the corn bread cakes and the brussel sprouts. A good value for the price.

Thank kytraveler413
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and made a detour to based on the recommendations of Trip Advisor. We like dinners for breakfast over fast food places or many chain restaurants. As this was the capital of KY I guess I expected more than I should. I love grits...More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Nothing special about the food. If you are not from the south or know about old time diners, you must experience this. I had some made up sandwich, but my wife had an old fashion greasy (the way a burger is supposed to be) Hamburger....More

Thank robertkK4089CT
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden gem!! Excellent food, excellent prices, and friendly and engaging staff. We look forward to returning soon. We wish this was a little closer to home.

Thank JollyKim
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at Cliffside hundreds of times. I always get the cheeseburger and fries, it is always good so I have never tried anything else. I am a creature of habit. We love the small restaurant, cramped setting, and seeing all the locals. Quick...More

Thank jlgilbertky
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sue c
13 August 2016|
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Response from 988krism | Reviewed this property |
Even though ownership is different the menu is pretty similar.. Not much has changed..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Old Lawrenceburg Rd, Frankfort, KY 40601-7775
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Frankfort
  • Phone Number: +1 502-352-2454
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