Kentucky’s third biggest city, Bowling Green offers dining with characteristic Southern charm. From traditional barbecue restaurants and characterful local delis, we list the ten best places to eat in the area for a taste of the state.
A must visit for everybody looking for quality, affordable Mexican food in the area. With three separate locations in Bowling Green, El Mazatlan is the last word for Mexican in the town. Its menu is varied and many deals offer the real spice kick that you want from the cuisine yet so many restaurants and cantinas do not deliver. The service is speedy and friendly, the portions are ample and the food is authentic.
El Mazatlan, 600 US 31 West Bypass #21, Bowling Green, KY, USA, +1 270 393 2070
Contained in Bowling Green’s shopping and entertainment mall the Hitcents Park Plaza, 643 is a sports bar featuring a full menu, two bars and a regular line-up of bands and performers. Its menu is classic sports bar and grill fare done well, with a large menu of wings, sliders, burgers and entrées perfect for football-loving foodies. A great place to visit to take a break from bargain hunting in the mall over a few beers.
643, 360 East 8th Avenue, Bowling Green, KY, USA, +1 270 846 0020
Located in the Hitcents Park Plaza’s Mariah’s was a town institution previously found in Bowling Green’s historic district. A varied, mostly New American, menu awaits those who visit Mariah’s, featuring wood fired pizzas, southern-inspired entrées and local favourites which have only improved with the move. Although mostly New American, the menu also offers selections from America, South and Central America and Europe, which makes for a diverse menu worth returning to over and over again to explore further dishes and courses.
Mariah’s, 360 East 8th Avenue, Bowling Green, KY, USA, +1 270 846 0020