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“Fantastic, tasty, and entertaining”

Heartwood Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 90 Restaurants in Abingdon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Berea, Kentucky
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic, tasty, and entertaining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

I was very impressed with the architecture, the technology, THE FOOD, the local music, and the huge impact this center is having on the region. This is an amazing LEED certified building and the mission of this center is fantastic, if you're a tourist and in the area - make a stop here. You won't regret it. The gift shop won't disappoint and the culture that this artisan center shows is phenomenal. The brisket I had was phenomenal, I'd highly recommend it.

Visited June 2014
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Liz M, Director of Sales at Heartwood Restaurant, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thank you so much for visiting Heartwood and for sharing your glowing recommendation of our services! It truly is a hidden gem and we are delighted to share it. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again very soon.

All the Best!
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The place to be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

The Heartwood restauraunt desereves no complaints! The food was wonderful, and the staff catered to our every needs in the kindest way possible. Live music players showed off local talent, while artwork and culture are displayed all around. The Heartwood restauraunt was the perfect trio of historic bluegrass music, educational artwork, and delicious food.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Mackenzie R
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Liz M, Director of Sales at Heartwood Restaurant, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
"The perfect trio"....we could ask for no better compliment! Thank you so much for offering your feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed yourself and hope to have you back again very soon.

Our Best!
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Berea, Kentucky
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Heartwood: One of a Kind”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Heartwood is a perfect place for a rest stop if you are traveling by on I-81 you can get off on the Old Jonesboro Road and have a nice sit-down meal. You can even grab some souvenirs for a friend or loved one to wrap up as a nice gift from the Heartwood artisan gallery. On a nice Thursday evening you can even listen to some local music at the Open Jam Session in the middle of the restaurant area. The uniqueness of Heartwood is that it provides tourist information on numerous touchscreen monitors throughout the center, there is plenty of food options to fuel up, there are also a myriad of gifts to select from made by artists local to the area, and the architecture of Heartwood is so clean and fresh looking. Heartwood is a perfect place to stop and break up a long drive off of 81 and the nicest stop you can make without venturing too far into town like you would at any other exit off of 81.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Kyle E
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Berea, Kentucky
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

I was thoroughly impressed with this restaurant's ability to cater to my dietary needs. I requested a vegan meal ahead of time with only fruits, veggies, and no oil, and the chefs produced just that. I must mention, though, that the fresh fruit bowl served, which included cantaloupe, honeydew, and grapes, tasted slightly spoiled; therefore, I was unable to finish it entirely. Overall, though, I am pleased to have experienced such customer-attentive and friendly service.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Monica P
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Berea, Kentucky
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Barbecue and Sweet Tea”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

I got the good ole southern barbecue and with fries and a sweet tea. The barbecue was so tender it was falling apart and well flavored with barbecue sauce. The bun was perfectly fresh and toasted to a crisp brown. The fries were crispy and well salted and the sweet tea was plenty sweet. I was also very impressed with our servers. We came in a large group of 20 and they were very kind and attentive to filling glasses and all manner of small requests.

Overall I would love to return to Abingdon and I will definitely be eating at the Heartwood restaurant!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank TaylorSabo
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Liz M, Director of Sales at Heartwood Restaurant, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
It is absolutely our pleasure to have the opportunity to serve you, and we would love to welcome you back again in the future.


All the Best.
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