Five Small Town Hidden Gems in Kentucky
Looking for small town lesser-known eateries that serve only local, homemade ingredients? Kentucky is known for their country ham, hot browns and fried chicken and in Bowling Green, Kentucky just an hour north of Nashville, you will find hidden gem restaurants that are a guaranteed treat for your taste buds. Like many southern states, Kentucky puts its own spin on its cuisine, making it a popular pit stop for road trips, especially for foodies.
Listed below are 5 local hidden gems you’ll find only in Kentucky:
Chaney’s Dairy Barn - Offers premium homemade ice cream made right on the premises in Bowling Green, KY. They make flavors such as Bourbon Crunch, Strawberry Cheesecake, German Chocolate Cake, to name just a few.
Cambridge Market & Café - A local family-owned spot in Bowling Green with home-made dishes and daily specials using only quality, local ingredients - especially known for their home-made southern sweet tea.
Boyce General Store - Standing in the very spot as it did in Bowling Green since 1869, you'll find the same honest, rustic simplicity that has been the keystone of the operation for generations. Boyce General Store offers beef, pork, and produce supplied by local area farmers of Kentucky.
The Homestead - Located in Winchester, Kentucky offers seasonal meals, homemade baked goods, and occasional music, or other festivities. They even have homemade marshmallows.
Shack in the Back - This small BBQ joint in Louisville is where families gather for all that is best about Kentucky barbeque. Good country food done in a lovely country atmosphere, popular for their ribs, chicken wings with sweet sop sauce, loaded potato skins and more.