Restaurants in Somerset

$11 for Chinese Food at Happy Panda

Lexington-Fayette

$20 $11

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Spicy Szechuan and Hunan dishes such as sweet fire shrimp, hot and spicy beef, and orange chicken, plus imported Asian beers

50% Off at Gara's Kabobs & More

Bryan Station

$22 $11

Middle Eastern food including beef, chicken, and lamb kebabs; shawarma; sandwiches, and falafel

45% Off Indian Food at Taj India Indian Restaurant

Lexington-Fayette

$20 $11

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Tandoori specials, seafood curries, and vegetarian entrees made with fresh cheese

Half Off Comfort Food at Old Silo Golf Course & Restaurant

Mount Sterling

$20 $10

Kentucky-style comfort food such as fried catfish, pulled pork sandwiches, and ribeyes served in a club house overlooking the golf course

Up to 50% Off at Extreme Pizza

Georgetown

$10 $5

Gluten-free and healthy pizzas join signature pies such as on topped with chicken and tandoori sauce or one with five cheeses and walnuts

40% Off Barbecue at B3Q Barbecue

Georgetown

$20 $12

Pulled-pork platters, beef-brisket sandwiches, pulled chicken, hot dogs, and meat by the pound

Up to 53% Off Southern Cuisine at Burchfield's

Oak Ridge

$18 $8.99

Kettle-fried chicken and buttermilk waffles, sautéed shrimp over cheddar-cheese grits, fried-green-tomato BLTs, and more

50% Off Diner Food at Copeland's of Kingston

Kingston

$10 $5

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Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches share table space with hearty half-pound burgers inside 50s-style diner with retro décor

Up to 50% Off American Food at Tennessee State Park Restaurants

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Dine on catfish, Southern cuisine, or a buffet while at one of eight state-park restaurants, each with a picturesque view

Half Off Southern Fare at Science Hill Inn in Shelbyville

Shelbyville

$30 $15

(108)

Southern fried chicken; breaded rainbow trout served inside updated former prep-school space

Up to 50% Off Meat and Poultry, and Burgers

Farragut

$50 $26

For the burgers, customers can choose from grass-fed beef, bison, turkey, yak, elk, or antelope

$7 for Mexican Cuisine at Mexico Lindo

Knoxville

$15 $7

(17)

Traditional Mexican entrees and desserts such as burritos in green sauce, chicken fajitas, enchiladas, and flan

Up to 50% Off Chinese Buffet at Mandarin House

Knoxville

$23.96 $12

(47)

Diners pile plates at a buffet filled with more than 100 items that include traditional Chinese cuisine, salad, and dessert dishes

50% Off Indian Cuisine at Bombay Palace

Knoxville

$14 $7

(51)

Chicken marinated in yogurt and cooked in a clay oven, lamb blanketed in spicy almond sauce, and saffron shrimp atop basmati rice

Half Off Sushi and Japanese Food at Koko Japanese Grill

Knoxville

$20 $10

(102)

Sizzling grilled chicken cutlets, seafood, and steak roll out of open kitchen; sushi chefs fashion specialty maki rolls

Up to Half Off Pizza and Sandwiches at Oskie's Sports Bar & Grill

Concord

$15.99 $8

Gourmet pizzas, loaded burgers, and Cuban sandwiches served amid live music

50% Off at Parton’s Smokin’ Butz BBQ

Seymour

$20 $10

(230)

Barbecue restaurant with a menu of comfort food such as pulled pork, baked beans, and St. Louis–style ribs with Parton's signature rub

40% Off "Big Bold" Burgers for Two at Huddle House

Maryville

$20 $12

This classic American diner has been serving hearty burgers and breakfast plates, round-the-clock for 50 years

50% Off Comfort Fare at Riverstone Family Restaurant

Townsend

$20 $10

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Rustic family-style eatery filled with Southern comfort fare such as fried okra, buttermilk pancakes & country-ham sandwiches

50% Off at Trailhead Steakhouse

Townsend

$20 $10

(91)

Chefs flame-kiss steaks & fillets of fish for patrons to pair with hearty sides & bottled beer amid log cabin-style wood planks

Select Local Merchants

The gourmands at Mermaids Bar and Bistro present a menu full of rich New American fare and southern-inspired cuisine against a cozy bistro backdrop replete with partially bricked walls and small, homey tables. Duos and quartets inaugurate feasts with starters including fried green tomatoes (an $8 value) and JR’s tempura cocktail (a $12 value)—jumbo shrimp flanked by sweet thai sauce and spicy wasabi. Popular entrees, such as the seared Atlantic salmon fillet (a $20 value) or the chorizo-anchored creole risotto (a $17 value) tastily exercise long-dormant mouth muscles and heirloom forks brought from home.

219 S 4th St
Danville,
KY
US

Kentucky Wine Tours' knowledgeable guides open eyes and palates to the birthplaces of Kentucky's distinct wines and whiskeys, from the sun-kissed vineyards to the cellars stocked with oak barrels. Continuing a proud tradition begun during Prohibition, when bootleggers offered illegal tours of their moonshine-filled bathtubs, the all-inclusive excursions wend through everything from award-winning wineries to such famous distilleries as Wild Turkey and Maker's Mark. Named one of the 10 "classic American experiences" by CNN.com, bourbon tours travel along the historic Kentucky Bourbon Trail, surrounded by the historic buildings and limestone-rich rivers that lend the state's bourbons their distinct citrusy flavor.

4595 Chenault Bridge Road
Danville,
KY
US

Overlooking 400 acres of farmland and vineyards, the Acres of Land restaurant pairs well-crafted wine with hearty dishes that fuse fine dining and traditional country fare. Seasoned crab cakes seared in pans and dipped in roasted-red-pepper rémoulade prove just as amenable to new mouth and stomach habitats ($10). Dinner debaters can point to hand-cut, bacon-wrapped filet mignon topped with garlic-herb butter to show that beef, like monumental architecture, tastes better when enveloped in bacon ($26).

2285 Barnes Mill Rd
Richmond,
KY
US

263 E Brannon Rd
Nicholasville,
KY
US

Equal parts sports fanatics and wings enthusiasts, Wildcat Wings owners Gordon and Emerie Duke create a culinary environment that mirrors the vibrancy of a live sporting event. The idea for Wildcat Wings came to them while rooting on Kentucky versus UCONN in the 2011 NCAA basketball Final Four game. Sensing that wings were the missing ingredient to celebrating the game properly, they quickly discovered the area was lacking an eatery to meet that need. The next thing they knew, both Gordon and Emerie were in their own restaurant slinging more than 20 sauces to slather golden-fried wings in everything from a bourbon glaze and mango habanero to honey mustard and peanut butter and jelly. They also pour frosty brews such as Kentucky Ale with which patrons can wash down feasts of wings and chicken tenders. To keep Gordon and Emerie’s inspiration ever-present, the venue’s TVs air all UK games, as well as broadcasting other sports, including baseball, football, and full-contact Connect Four.

1001 Elizabeth St
Nicholasville,
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.

1034 N Main St
Nicholasville,
KY
US