Berea: Historic Boone Tavern Restaurant

A great review on eating at Boone Tavern in Berea, Kentucky where the food is fantastic and affordable and the service is great. Always an enjoyable experience.

Kentucky Day Trips

view of Berea College from Boone's Tavern RestaurantBerea was hosting its 19th Annual Spoonbread Festival this weekend, so my daughter and I headed south very early one morning, hoping to get tethered rides in one of the hot air balloons.  We knew that if weather conditions weren’t right, they wouldn’t take the balloons up and that’s how it turned out–a bit too breezy, so not safe.

Since it was still pretty early in the morning, we decided to go to the Historic Boone Tavern Restaurant for coffee and breakfast.  Good choice!

boone tavern exterior

boone's tavern restaurant table setingI’d heard of Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant and had admired the beautiful 1909 building whenever I’ve been down to Berea, but had never stopped in.  It was built by Berea College as a guesthouse after the wife of the president of the college had entertained 300 guests of the college in just one summer.  Can’t say I blame her for saying “enough”!  Well played, Mrs…

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