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Boone Tavern Restaurant

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100 Main Street, Berea, KY 40404 (100 Main Street N.)
+1 859-985-3700
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
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Wheaton, Illinois
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely old hotel with beautiful dining room run by the students from Berea College. The food is outstanding and the service is excellent! They offer menu items that are definitely not the "run of the mill". I had an excellent lamb meatloaf that was out of this world. The complimentary spoonbread comes with every meal and is wonderful! You dine... More 

Thank Satsoc
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427 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We tried Boone Tavern for lunch this past week, and it was just OK. I had made reservations, but the restaurant was not crowded. Our server was just OK, and made us feel really rushed. He wanted our order about 5 minutes after we sat down, asked about dessert before we were half way done with our lunch, and didn't... More 

Thank KyBoop
Atlanta, Georgia
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107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Cheese grits were perfect. Omelet was perfectly sized, not one of those behemoths that are too large, they use real cheese, real butter, and fresh eggs. Eggs Benedict were perfect.

Thank DLGilmore
Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

An excellent range of dishes at reasonable prices and in elegant surrounding; some wonderful menu items, especially the bourbon pork chops and lamb meat loaf and the spoon bread; classic mint juleps a specialty; friendly service; a real pleasure to dine here.

Thank Z1854TEgeorgeh
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We were disappointed in our dining experience - one dinner, and two breakfasts. Having stayed at the Tavern several times over the years, we were expecting better cuisine, especially at the ever-rising menu prices. While the food was good, it was not great. The spoon bread was made from a prepared mix, the quail was tough, the cocktails (new) were... More 

Thank KeeblerDuet
McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I went there with my spouse and my Aunt and Uncle whom I had not seen on over 20 years. The ambience was nice, the food excellent, the wait staff top notch. Prices are good for what you get. I can not say anything bad about this Tavern, and the History is very educational!

Thank Pupncub
Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is a lovely dining room in an historic hotel -- but it is still welcoming and affordable. We enjoyed sitting down in nice surroundings and having numerous lunch choices that satisfied our various tastes and preferences.

Thank Claudia R
Chelsea, Michigan
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We had been driving for 5 hours and stumbled upon this place for lunch. It was a treat. Great variety of foods in a historic building. Everyone loved it. Great service.. Great Spoon Bread. The catfish and burger were amazing. Would come back again!

Thank Halley S
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We were on a bus tour that stopped at the Tavern for a buffet lunch. The food and the service was excellent. There were ample selections of items for the main meal. The chicken was excellent. There were a half dozen choices for dessert and they were all good. The atmosphere is quite welcoming. I would recommend the buffet in... More 

Thank CincyBob
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate at the Boone Tavern Restaurant during our stay at the hotel. We shared the Rabbit Pot Pie, which was excellent. The staff were very friendly and attentive to our needs. The Chocolate Cake is to die for!

Thank Mark O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Main Street, Berea, KY 40404
    (100 Main Street N.)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Berea
  • Phone Number: +1 859-985-3700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?