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Every day at all of El Nopal’s locations, cooks whip up fresh batches of salsa, chips, and beans. The sauces and sides accent chicken or beef chimichangas, handmade tamales, and nachos smothered in cheese. All El Nopal locations offer complimentary chips and salsa with every meal, and some locations have outdoor seating areas. Performances by live bands at select locations serve as a pleasant distraction from meals, unlike a judge with highfalutin ideas about not eating in court.
412 S 1st St
La Grange,
KY
US
An assortment of savories straight from FireFresh's grill tempts patrons of all occupations to become flame-fighting foodies. Classic pulled-pork, marinated-pork, pulled-chicken, and brisket sandwiches come in three portion sizes, the "rookie" just right for wee ones or wee appetites ($3.49), the "regular" ration appropriate for medium folk ($4.69), and the Big Bruce serving for people with voracious appetites ($6.79). All four options can also be ordered as plates for an additional $2, which gets you one side. To try a variety of FireFresh favorites, opt for a 3 Alarm Sampler ($8.99), serving up one 'Bama rib, pulled pork, and pulled chicken doused in homemade barbeque sauce, or break out your heat-safe grabbers on a 5 Alarm Sampler ($11.99). Before you leave, feed the already-burning calories in your belly a side of seasoned fries, mac and cheese, country slaw, or cinnamon apples ($1.49 each).
81 Jeanie Dr.
Shelbyville,
KY
US
Thanks to a menu that's packed with slow cooked, flavor-laden fare, Big R's is a meaty mecca for fans of barbecued fare. The restaurant's pork butts and briskets are hickory smoked for at least 12 hours, delivering a savory succulence without liquid smoke or MSG.
213 South 1st Street
La Grange,
KY
US
When a bell tolls across Shelbyville, stomachs rumble. Hungry diners who follow the chime find themselves at Bell House Restaurant, a stately, recently renovated pink house where the centuries-old bell?originally part of the city's firehouse?faithfully heralds lunch and dinner each day. Once guests are inside, owner Sue Andriot or one of her experienced hosts cheerfully leads them to seats in one of the cavernous manor's four dining rooms. Sue and her husband, Bob, designed the restaurant's interior themselves, drawing from years of decorating experience to transform the rooms into rustic, Tuscan-style dining halls, where vibrant paintings speckle the walls and vases of fresh flowers sit on every table. Once seated, dinner guests nibble freshly baked bread and sip glasses of fine wine while the aromas of rosemary, lemon, and garlic waft around them. In the kitchen, Executive Chef Tracy Gibson folds fresh ingredients into savory pasta and fine French- and Italian-inspired specialties. She extends her culinary expertise to American favorites such as the Cajun blackened chicken and Henry Bain pork. Seasonal flavors characterize the dessert menu, with warm apple cake making an appearance in the fall and cheesecake making an appearance when the moon explodes each summer.
721 Main St
Shelbyville,
KY
US
Shake off your long day with a meal from Claudia Sanders Dinner House, a casual American restaurant. There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit. A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Claudia Sanders Dinner House has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at Claudia Sanders Dinner House, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining. Claudia Sanders Dinner House is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties. No need to be formal, business casual will pass. The restaurant has catering services as well. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. At Claudia Sanders Dinner House, free parking is offered on the whole block. Your tab at Claudia Sanders Dinner House will generally run you about $30 per person. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
3202 Shelbyville Rd
Shelbyville,
KY
US
Connected by an asphalt web of highways, state roads, and thoroughfares, blocky yellow signs gleam nonstop, casting a dandelion glow from the words “Waffle House.” The booths at the eateries fill 24 hours each day with the aromas of sizzling pork chops, Jimmy Dean sausage, and endless mugs of coffee. Line cooks brown shredded potatoes on a grill as waiters shout back in a language all their own for hash browns “smothered,” “covered,” or “topped”—served with onions, cheese, or chili, respectively. Angus burgers and steak melts share space on the rippling-hot surface at all times of day, allowing tired drivers to stop for food when they are on a long journey or just listening to an 11-hour drum solo on the radio. The first Waffle House switched on its lights in 1955, and some menu items still bear the names of Waffle House staff of the past, including Bert's chili from Dallas and Alice's iced tea.
1001 New Moody Ln
La Grange,
KY
US
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