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Science Hill Inn Dining Room

525 Washington St Ste 4, Shelbyville, KY 40065
+1 502-512-3663
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“country ham” (12 reviews)
“biscuits” (11 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
525 Washington St Ste 4, Shelbyville, KY 40065
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Step back to the good old days with tastes of grandmother's cooking, delicious recipes, charming atmosphere and the best service in Kentucky! Love this place!!! Cannot wait to go back!

1  Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was beautifully decorated and definitely Old South. Every part of our experience was top notch. You should try it. Only open for lunch.

1  Thank jthambone
Reviewed 16 June 2016

The restaurant is in the Science Hill School building established in 1825 full of history. Lunch was excellent. The bread basket consisted of "fried cornbread" and biscuits. I was born in KY but had never been served fried cornbread and it was good. Tomato soup...More

1  Thank Bonny W
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

About 15 minutes from I-64, and well worth the detour is the small town of Shelbyville, home to Science Hill dining room. A wonderful representation of fine Southern dining. If you are touring The bluegrass to or from Louisville a nice place to stop for...More

2  Thank Ric L
Reviewed 22 April 2016

A group of us traveling on business made a short detour to eat here instead of a typical "highway exit lunch place." Good move! The history of Science Hill Inn is wonderful. This place is a little treasure, and thank goodness progress hasn't had its...More

2  Thank livefun
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful experience! Take a step back in time where you are served Kentucky's finest foods in Kentucky setting and in.preparation. Unbelievable wait staff with your every need and comfort met. Impeccably, absolutely impeccably styled and served, you are treated with undeniably the best...More

2  Thank charles m
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This place is a one of its kind in the area. They use time tested recipes which I believe to be delicious. Don't miss it if you are in the area.

2  Thank robinsonlorna39
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Housed in a large ca.1825 elegant Girls School building adjourning a fabulous antique business that will make your day a real treat. Ky. Hot Browns, Country Ham and Biscuits, Fresh Trout, Shrimp & Grits, to name just a few entrée on the menu, accompanied by...More

1  Thank Leelex
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Are you dying for the gracious ambiance of the Old South, with great food, excellent service, and the absolute aura of a bygone day? On the other hand, would you like a really nice meal, friendly service, and a lovely old-fashioned dining room? Either way,...More

2  Thank cindy_weinmann
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food and feels like I'm back in time / excellent !!!!! I try to go at least once a month and wish they were open in the evening

Thank pbohannon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 Washington St Ste 4, Shelbyville, KY 40065
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Shelbyville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-512-3663
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