Lunch offerings let you choose from a variety of salads, unique sandwiches and hot entrées. Evening meals offer an array of delightful appetizers, salads, entrées and desserts. Historical favorites like “Chicken Flakes in a Bird’s Nest” and “spoonbread” are fixtures in the restaurant. Sunday Brunch is another tradition. Dining room attire is tastefully casual and reservations are required for groups and evening meals.
Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Very enjoyable. Staff all gracious. Server, Angela, is exceptional. We enjoyed our meals, atmosphere, and complimentary birthday cake.
The atmosphere is very nice. It feels like dining in an elegant home setting. The service was very good. The food was excellent. It was delicious. We had plenty of time to visit with our friends without being rushed. We tried the dessert of bourbon cheesecake. It did not appear to have any bourbon in it at all, but it was still delicious. After we finished our lunch we sat in the lobby for a little longer. I am thankful that I made reservations because there was definitely a crowd at Boone Tavern that day.
I made a reservation the night before, knowing I would be passing by Berea on the next day's road trip from Newport, TN to Cincinnati, OH. I had never been to this landmark restaurant before. Attentive service in a beautiful dining room with a lot of nice lunch choices. I had the Cajun shrimp salad which was delicious. Fresh hot spoon bread was served out of a cast iron skillet and taken table to table. This was also delicious.
Nice history. We went for breakfast. Menu was small and very ordinary- not what I expected for all the hype. Our server, Brittany, was absolutely delightful. She made the visit worthwhile.
Flash back to a elegant time. Beautifully restore inn and restaraunt. Delicious food. Tried the crumb covered deviled eggs appetizer and loved them.
Historic college hotel restaurant is located in the center of the campus where the blue grass meets the mountains. Tradition ensures your meal will be delicious.
I had eaten at the Boone Tavern twice in the past and it was very good. This last visit was awful. Three of us had terrible meals. My daughter ordered lamb and she received a couple pieces of dried out ,tough, tasteless meat. My sister received a very small piece of dried out salmon. I ordered a dish that was supposed to have scallops and shrimp. I had 3 scallops on my plate and no shrimp. I asked for the shrimp and received some in a creole sauce. The only problem is that I don’t like shrimp creole and I had not ordered it. The prices were very high in comparison to the tiny portions we received. Plus, the food was very disappointing.
They served hot cornbread right out of the skillet--somewhere in the top five pieces of cornbread I've ever eaten. The Reuben sandwich could have been served proudly in an NYC deli.
Décor is nice and food was very tasty (the smoky salmon quesadilla was superb), although I wished my portion was a bit bigger. Staff is very friendly and pleasant. Salad and spoonbread came quickly after ordering, but it took longer than expected for entrees to arrive and for the check to come.
My first time there and I'm looking forward to whenever my next time will be. :)
Boone Tavern is a must for 1-75 travelers. Located in an historic hotel, the beautiful dining room is a throwback to simpler times when chain restaurants didn't dominate the landscape. Good food, terrific service. Worth the trip off the freeway
Absolutely love this place, although we booked reservation late, they were more than patient that we were there after closing. Would very much recommend.
Birthday brunch was awesome!
The salmon was white. The cheese cake was actually custard- nothing like cheesecake.
The whole experience that day was stellar. It was my husband’s 80th birthday and our three daughters were home for the occasion. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves because of the terrific food, the atmosphere and our waiter, who did a great job. Thanks Boone Tavern!
Went to Boone Tavern for a family dinner and absolutely loved it! From the food to the service to the history of the place, everything was just amazing. Highly recommend it to anyone driving through or live around the Berea area. Definitely worth a trip to experience Boone Tavern!
The buffet was overpriced & the food was not very good. The prime rib was to tough to eat. It was certainly not worth the price.
Everyone was extremely nice and warm. Food was excellent! Best dining experience I’ve had in many years.
Melody was wonderful!
Very good place to have a special occasion meal. High quality meals with good variety.
Beautiful room, excellent food. We try to stop whenever we are in the area
The food was excellent the waiter was very attentive and the atmosphere was quiet.
Our 101 year old Mom graduated from Berea College in 1941 and we honeymooned there 40+
Years Ago and had fond memories of our times there. As a treat we drove several hours to
Celebrate an early Mother’s Day dinner together. Our waiter disappeared several times for
Long periods and it took a long time to get our food and drink refills. Food was mediocre
Not like we remembered. There was a large party there so dining room was noisy. For
The price very disappointing.........we would not recommend except for historical value.
Food was disappointing. Had the scallops. Sauce tasted like it was out of a jar. Cheesecake warm. Service not very professional, and slow.
Third time I've been to the Boone Tavern. Ambience is lovely, service is wonderful and food is unique and good. If I'm in the area again, I would definitely eat there again.
A birthday night for my wife, on the way to see family in eastern KY from Michigan. Stayed at the inn. Have been there before and have eaten at the restaurant before. That's why we returned.
The food and service in this elegant restaurant were quite good. The Crab Cake starter and the Wedge salad were very tasty. The Seared Scallops and the Lamb Loin were very delicious. Everyone in our party of 5 enjoyed their meals. I have only one slight criticism. The red wine was being stored on a top shelf under lights which made it warmer than room temperature. Like many restaurants, there seems to be a lack of understanding that red wine should be stored at
17-18 Celsius or 58-62 Fahrenheit which, after served, will warm up to room temperature.
Had a lively Sunday Brunch
Food was excellent. Our service however was slow and we had to ask for refills a couple of times. We sat there for 18 minutes before we got any water and to meet our waiter once we were seated.
I would definitely recommend the Boon Tavern. Between the food options and the mood of the restarunt, it is an excellent experience. I also highly rocomend the lamb medallions given the chance to order them.
Dinner was over cooked and the restaurant is over rated for the cost of the meal. Just expected better than it was.
We are from NE KY, and we met some friends there that are from E TN. It was just a perfect place for our purposes, and the food was delicious.
Boone Tavern is one of our favorite local spots. You can’t beat the great meals and wonderful ambiance! Boone Tavern is a special treat for my husband and I to bring friends and family for a nice evening! The quail is perfection.
The whole dining experience was excellent. 3rd time there and it was as good as usual.
Overall, the food and service was good. However, I had the worst butternut bisque soup that I could ever remember. That particular recipe should be tossed.
Loved it...will return again soon! Our visit was for a pre-theater dinner. Was so impressed, we came back for breakfast...
Very good service. Great seeing students helping.
Excellent variety of bourbons being a Kentucky tradition.
A most enjoyable evening. Came to the Inn from Cincinnati for our anniversary. Our server Andrea made it very memorable! Thanks Andrea
Wonderful Sunday Brunch. We enjoy our visits to Berea and Boone Tavern.
Our 25th Anniversary dinner together was a delight at Boone Tavern. We drove about 1 1/2 hours to get there, but the food was perfect and our waitress was wonderful! We would love to visit again.