The Top Restaurants In Elizabethtown, Kentucky

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Courtney Stanley

Come to Elizabethtown for the idyllic countryside, quaint downtown area, and historic museums and tours, but stay for the friendly service and fresh, home cooking in its many local dining establishments. Try one of these top restaurants from the small town in the heart of Kentucky, and you will be feeling at home in no time.

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Back Home Restaurant

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Back Home Restaurant has blossomed from its humble beginnings around 30 years ago when Linda and Tommy Fulkerson started selling antiques out of the trunk of their car in downtown Elizabethtown. Now Back Home is a fully equipped restaurant, a crafts and antique shop, and a boutique run by the Fulkerson’s daughter and her husband. True to its name, Back Home Restaurant sells Southern classics like fried green tomatoes, beans and cornbread, fried chicken, and even a funnel cake for dessert.

For the best Thai food in town, try 2B Thai’s authentic cuisine. Service is quick and friendly, and if your dish isn’t quite spicy enough, the owners will gladly add extra peppers wherever necessary. It may be difficult to choose just one dish from this extensive menu, but you can take heart in the fact that any choice will leave you satisfied. If you are uncomfortable ordering or if you’re plagued with indecision, don’t hesitate to ask your waiter for recommendations based on spice and flavor preferences.

Mark’s Feed Store

Now with six locations around Kentucky since opening in 1988, Mark’s Feed Store is the self-proclaimed best barbecue in Louisville. Before opening his own restaurant, owner Mark Erwin ventured to western Kentucky to learn the art of barbecuing from the experts. After he learned the ropes he came back home to Louisville where he experimented with his own sauces. Mark’s Bar-B-Q is served on a sandwich, on a burger, or on a salad. Stop by the Elizabethtown branch on a Tuesday for a free kid’s meal or catch the food truck on one of its rounds.

Namaste Indian Cuisine & Bar

For a taste of India in central Kentucky head to Namaste Indian Cuisine & Bar lunchtime buffet. The buffet is an affordable way to load your plate up with different dishes until you find the perfect one for you. Namaste’s naan is warm and the fresh curries are just spicy enough for an American palate. Order off the menu if you’re experienced with Indian cuisine or if you want to try something with a little more spice.

The Wicked Eyed Woman

This restaurant is a captivating and one-of-a-kind dining destination nestled in the heart of Elizabethtown, Kentucky. With a name that intrigues and a spirit that beckons, the Wicked Eyed Woman promises an extraordinary culinary experience that defies expectations and embraces the adventurous spirit. From the warm and attentive service to the attention to detail in each dish, it’s a place where food becomes an art form and dining becomes an adventure.

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