Where to Eat in Burlington: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Elouise Mccaul

Burlington is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Boone County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 15,926 at the 2010 census. Despite its size and status as county seat, Burlington remains unincorporated.
Things to do in Burlington

1. The Tousey House Tavern

5963 N Jefferson St, Burlington, KY 41005-9596 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 859-586-9900
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 212 reviews

The Tousey House Tavern

Reviewed By labrador47 - Naples, Fl

We went to the Tousey House for a holiday dinner with visiting family.
It was busy but the service was terrific.
The food was incredible! Every portion that we had served was better than the last.
Generous portions and ideal presentation.
Everyone in our party went away with the same impression. Rare find and reasonable pricing.

2. Hebron Grille

1960 N Bend Rd, New Owners, Hebron, KY 41048-9125 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Cajun & Creole Lunch, Dinner +1 859-586-0473
Excellent
50%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 130 reviews

Hebron Grille

Reviewed By Trish W - McMurray, Pennsylvania

We stopped here for lunch the end of June. Thoroughly enjoyed the outside patio and service was great. Our waitress was friendly and efficient. The homemade potato chips are good, and the curly fries are excellent. My friend and I split a Reuben sandwich--it was huge! My husband is a big eater but could not finish his club sandwich. This has to be the best tavern fare in Hebron. We were traveling, but I would definitely choose from his resta again.

3. Starbucks

1751 Patrick Dr, Burlington, KY 41005-7345 +1 859-586-4450
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By Patsy H - Florence, Kentucky

The drive-through is a pain in the neck and parking is awful, BUT the staff is friendly and always gets my order correct and deliver it with a genuine smile. Great quality products, too, although they often seem to run out of specials early. Love 'em anyway!

4. Mai Thai Restaurant

7710 US Highway 42, Florence, KY 41042-1912 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 859-282-1888
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 206 reviews

Mai Thai Restaurant

Reviewed By Katherine1650 - Dry Ridge, Kentucky

I love the chicken pad thai here. It's so flavorful and has a great amount of chicken. I don't recall what my friends ordered, but I know they enjoyed their dinners as well. Appetizers are good and the service is friendly and prompt. I'll be going back very soon!

5. Washington Square Cafe & Catering

5981 N Jefferson St, 41005, Burlington, KY 41005-9596 Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 26 +1 859-586-0120
Excellent
38%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 54 reviews

Washington Square Cafe & Catering

Reviewed By mancusoracing - Bristol, Connecticut

Found this place while visiting Hebron, KY on business. Truly is "home cooking". Tried Goetta for the first time while there and have had it every time since. Atmosphere is great and the staff is super friendly. Every time I've gone there, it wasn't busy so service was quick. Can't say how it would be during a rush.

6. City Barbeque

8026 Burlington Pike, Florence, KY 41042-1232 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 859-818-0003
Excellent
62%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 261 reviews

City Barbeque

The idea for City Barbeque was born as an invitation to all the people in the city to enjoy great barbeque- America's food. Our award-winning barbeque is made with only the highest quality meats and served with our signature sauces on the side. Huge smokers are loaded daily to guarantee the very best hickory smoked, juicy, tender meat anywhere. So if an authentic barbeque experience is what you're after, look no further. Small groups of folks like us still believe in honoring quality, generations of tradition and true service. Whether you call it barbecue, Bar-B-Que, BBQ, or barbeque - we've got what you are looking for!

Reviewed By aroutte2003 - Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

We picked up a party pack for 8-10 people and it fed our party of 9 easily. 2 meats (pulled pork and pulled chicken) and 2 sides (potato salad and corn pudding) made for a great new years eve dinner. Everyone enjoyed it. Also sent home buns and tons of sauce.

7. Lucky Duck Pub

6072 Limaburg Rd, Burlington, KY 41005-9310 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 859-282-8570
Excellent
32%
Good
61%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Lucky Duck Pub

We're a bar/restaurant in beautiful Burlington, Kentucky! We strive to entertain and give the best possible environment for you to relax with your friends. We have a full menu filled with dishes you'll think about all week. We've worked hard to serve meals that aren't just "bar food" and we hope that our customers can see that. You’re never bored when you Quack Out Loud!

Reviewed By dale3333 - Cincy

Been here a few times in the last couple of months and each time we are more than pleased with the food and service. The waitresses are extremely nice and very welcoming to you. The Lucky Duck while a typical bar and grill has some of the best bar type food I have tasted in a while. Tried many different items on the menu and have not been disappointed. Very nice local beer options also!

8. Cracker Barrel

7399 Turfway Rd, Florence, KY 41042-4850 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 26 +1 859-283-0101
Excellent
54%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 254 reviews

Cracker Barrel

Half Restaurant. Half Store. All Country

Reviewed By frompitpa - Pittsburgh, PA

Went for a late dinner. Cracker Barrel is good for relatively inexpensive comfort food and that's what my colleague and I were in the mood for. Service was good, food was OK. Don't expect to be wowed, but if you like southern-style comfort food, there's a reason this chain is so popular.

9. Skyline Chili INC

6091 Limaburg Rd, Burlington, KY 41005-8926 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Mexican, American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 +1 859-282-1100
Excellent
43%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Skyline Chili INC

Reviewed By deetsies - Burlington, Kentucky

I have only eaten inside this restaurant once as I find the drive-up window service superior; the person at the window is always cheerful and also helpful if there are questions regarding any of the menu items. They are also quite generous with the accompaniments-sauce,crackers,service. I find the basic baked potato to be a meal in itself and the chili dogs are magnificent. Food is always tasty and I would also recommend the rice and bean chili-it is phenomenal.

10. Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

6935 Houston Rd, Florence, KY 41042-5125 (Formerly Cheddar's) Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 859-746-2966
Excellent
47%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 257 reviews

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

Reviewed By RandyHodge - VERONA

Wow this was our go to place to eat. After Darden buying them out you would only expect improvement, sadly mistaken. Went to eat Saturday 2/03 at 4:00 and the place was filthy, there was trash all over the floor, ketchup bottle and salt shaker had funk on them, bathrooms was nasty with paper towels all over the floor, not what you would expect from a Darden restaurant. At 4:00 they was not busy at all, went in and was set immediately, however we waited forever to get our food after ordering. Our party has ordered their fish several times in the past, but we found out that they serve Swai fish. If you don't know about Swai fish, please google them and read about them, no more fish at Cheddars. The only thing that kept them from getting the lowest rating is that their food was decient.

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