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The Smith House

1640 Hwy 22 E, Owenton, KY 40359-9005
+1 502-484-2636
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
26 Apr 2016
“Steady Hands”
31 Mar 2016
“Great little out of the way place for home cooking!”
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American, Barbecue, Diner
££ - £££
1640 Hwy 22 E, Owenton, KY 40359-9005
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Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has been reopened by the original family owners and that is a good thing. Food is good and consistent and the service is very good. Their operating hours are limited which is a drawback. But, the ship has been steadied and -- if...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 31 March 2016

You kind of have to be looking for this place to find it. There was no visible signage when we stopped by for lunch. This is not a fancy place, but a place where the owner comes out and speaks to you, and most patrons...More

Thank DSJmom
Reviewed 9 August 2015

It's a dive for sure, but the food is great and staff is "country friendly". If you are ever in Owenton, KY you have to try it. I am not a red-meat or BBQ person in general, but that was their specialty so I tried...More

Thank Rebecka M
Reviewed 21 July 2015

We have stopped at this restaurant for many years while traveling. A change of ownership has not changed the excellent home cooking. The new owner, Billy O'Banion, has added barbecue to the menu. Sunday lunch is Electric Pan Fried Chicken, which is not to be...More

1  Thank dcoder3
Reviewed 2 December 2014

located just off Hwy 22 east, the Smith House is noted for its down home style of cooking. Food quality is good and reasonably priced. They are noted for their homemade pies. I enjoy their Rebel Burger, a deluxe hamburger with a special sauce that...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 28 November 2014 via mobile

I read a lot of the reviews below about the pulled pork so I had to try it being a BBQ lover. It was as advertised! Very good balance of flavor and moisture without any added sauce. They have other regular food items and everything...More

Thank Jeep1977
Reviewed 22 September 2014

We stopped in for dinner and were pleasantly surprised at both the food, atmosphere and service. The pulled pork sandwich was the best ever and did not require any sauce. Our server "Sherry" came over to take our order and sat down to talk to...More

Thank liza m
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Recently took a group of 15 to have dinner in July 2014. Called ahead the week before and talked with the owner and made a request for broccoli casserole and strawberry pie. Have had both of these there before and both were great. Also the...More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We stayed at Elk Creek Vineyards and tried out the Smith House while we were there. Their smoked pulled pork was so good that we bought several pounds to bring home. Their pie was excellent as well. VERY inexpensive and worth a try if you're...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 7 April 2014

I was not a fan of the pork, but the cole slaw was tasty. My husband liked his burger. We really enjoyed the pie, which is what they are known for. This is just a small family run restaurant, so nothing fancy, but I good...More

Thank Darlene C
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Jennifer S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Barbecue, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
10:30 - 14:00
10:30 - 14:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1640 Hwy 22 E, Owenton, KY 40359-9005 (Formerly Smith House)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owenton
  • Phone Number: +1 502-484-2636
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