The Red Lion at Science Hill
Specials range from traditional fare to ethnic dishes and carefully curated cocktails, which are posted to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheRedLion40065
**In early 2021, The Red Lion expanded seating from our tiny pub into the formal dining area of Science Hill, called the Georgian Room. Patio seating is available, weather permitting.**
Under The Restaurants of Science Hill, The Red Lion also hosts prix fixe/coursed meals, specialty dining experiences and onsite catering.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
House-made fresh salmon croquettes, grilled asparagus, remoulade; Choice of two sides
Red Lion Meatloaf
housemade ketchup glaze, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Our waitress Erica made a great impression from the start and we really enjoyed a wonderful anniversary dinner at this local spot. A great combination of historic ambience, friendly staff and really tasty food. The braised short ribs and risotto hit the spot. We are already planning a next visit. In a couple of weeks.
I was absolutely blown away! I couldn’t have been more pleased with our seating. Outdoors, tucked away in an almost secret garden, we were promptly greeted and seated. Sunset and the nice breeze followed by immediate service and friendly staff, set the tone of what was to come. The appetizers were absolutely delicious. The caramelization of the pork belly combined with perfectly crisped Brussel sprouts put the small plate on my list of future must haves. The Tomahawk steak was seasoned and cooked to perfection. I generally veer away from ordering a tomahawk out, due to the inconsistency of cooking. The previous courses assured me they could handle it and I have never had better. After dinner cocktails were on point. I absolutely loved the suggestions we were given and the attention to detail as to what we had previously eaten in response to what would properly please our pallets next. Desserts were absolutely delicious and the prefect ending to such a fabulous meal. My husband and I are big foodies, we basically ordered the entire menu and nothing was lacking. From the beverage manager to the wait staff, everyone, exceeded my expectations. Despite the restaurant being slammed, we were greeted and attended to as if we were the only couple there. A true team of professionals. The best part….. this all happened in SHELBYVILLE, KY. Big city experience in the comfortable walls of our small home town. We literally devoured everything!
We had a such a great date night at The Red Lion. The food was delicious! I highly recommend sitting outside. The patio area has a nice breeze and plenty of shade. You can relax while admiring the flowers, and court yard. Even the aged brick is so beautiful. If you like shrimp I suggest you get the Big Bang Boom Shrimp. The portion is enough to share with 2-3 people and the sauce the shrimp is tossed in is delicious. You won’t regret choosing this restaurant — branch out, support a small business and enjoy your night.
Delicious Filet, cooked perfectly. Amazing signature cocktails. Attentive staff always
Food was excellent; would like to see a better wine menu.
Food was tasty, portions were reasonable but not large. Apparently the only soft drink they have is Pepsi. My son asked for Dr Pepper and Mt Dew, the server said they had neither. The availability of a gluten free bun was a nice surprise, but they didn't offer gluten free pasta. Nice to have a good burger in town, but a little expensive to put it on our list of frequently visited places.
Hi Susan, thanks for your feedback! Please know we just switched to Pepsi soon we will also carry Dr. Pepper, Mt. Dew & Sierra Mist. A variety of GF dishes are important to us (not many options in the area). Many of our entrees are GF or can be altered. When on the menu, we can make GF fried fish & chicken. Also, our hand cut fries are ALWAYS GF! Pasta is coming soon-we use fresh pasta & are looking for a suitable GF option. Check our FB for updates! Kindly, RL@SH
Great stop between distilleries, for great food and drinks! Wonderful atmosphere!
Wonderful to hear - great having you all in for brunch! You all were a fun group!! :D Glad you made us a stop on your tour )
It is wonderful to see this restaurant operating in Shelbyville. My husband and I decided to go out on the spur of the moment. If Red Lion wasn't on Open Table, we would not have known to try it.
What a nice experience - and multiple options: outdoors, a casual bar area, and formal dining room.
ONLY suggestion - that atrium would make a great bar. Thanks and see you soon!
The service and ambiance was perfect for a summer evening dining experience.
The food was very good, though I was expecting a 'wow' factor. The portions were appropriate from a nutrition standpoint. The portion sizes would be considered small compared to most other restaurants of the same caliber.
Absolutely loved the entire experience & can’t wait to go again! Everything was fresh, fragrant & delicious. You owe it to yourself to visit.
Third time visit! Never disappointed! Friendly staff, Great food, Great drinks.
We moved to the area about a year ago and discovered the Red Lion. We loved it. When we had friends come from out of town we would take them to the Red Lion. We have been impressed with the quality of the food, the friendliness of the staff and the overall dining experience. Last night was a disaster! We sent two entrees back because they were cold. One came back fine the other was so overcooked it was inedible but was still charged for it. Service was marginal at best. Overall it wasn’t a positive experience. I’m hoping the is an exception rather than a new normal. We will return, however if the dining experience is the same, it will probably be our last.
A fantastic experience!!! Really loved this restaurant! The food, drinks, and the service was absolutely stellar! It was a wonderful ending to our day along the bourbon trail. Highly recommend!
This place was a random find for us for our anniversary. We loved the ambience and the history behind the buildings. It almost felt like we were eating at a speak easy with kind of secret signage. The service, food, and cocktails were all fantastic and we will definitely be recommending this hidden gem to others (already have actually) and we will definitely be back!
Sarah and Gary Young
My Mom and I came for Saturday brunch. I didn’t realize that The Red Lion was now in the former Science Hill Inn dining room and we were confused when no one was in the back room but someone directed us to the correct area. My mom got Shrimp and Grits and I got the Eggs Benedict Risotto. We both enjoyed our food very much. I do wish bread had been offered. When you’re in a dining room that used to serve delicious biscuits and cornbread, bread would be a good idea. My loaded Bloody Mary was tasty but a bit pricey with just the addition of some pork belly. Next time I’ll try a mimosa or something else. I’m so glad you’re open for Saturday brunch- it’s nice to have that option!
Always most excellent! A hidden gem in Shelby county!
Food of five star! Service is over the top. Make the drive the the vile, you will pleased!
Lovely all around
Beer warm...food mediocre and way over priced..
Server evidently new with little or no training...Have eaten there 4 or 5 times in the past....this isnt the same place.
Excellent dining experience. Great hidden spot.
The dining room was very nice with white table cloths. The service was excellent.
The $13 omelette was plain and would starve a cat. The $4 grits weren't hot and pasty.
At Brunch, they said they had no bread! The salt and pepper packets were cheaper than McDonalds!
2 small plates with 2 iced teas a grits cost $42.00
I would not recommend the Red Lion
The food was delicious, the service was excellent, and the place itself is beautiful. Highly recommend the pork belly and Brussels sprouts! Will definitely be going back!
Food was delicious! Good service and the atmosphere was beautiful!
This was the perfect place for our girls’ trip dinner! The food, staff, and ambiance were incredible. The shrimp and grits as well as the risotto were cooked perfectly. The drinks were made by a talented mixologist. All of the staff made us feel like we were at home. This is a place we would go back to time and time again.
Absolutely WONDERFUL! Beautiful historic Science Hill dining room in charming Shelbyville Ky. is the perfect place to brunch any Saturday. Chef Jeff is brilliant. Everything he makes has an added touch to make your meal special and make you want to return!
Food is consistently great. We love It here!
It was perfect !!! Girls night !!
Amazing food and a beautiful place for a date!
Service is awesome and strongly recommend the old fashion drink!
Food was cold. Service was mediocre. Not handicapped accessible which is concerning.
Everything was, and always is, outstanding! It’s our favorite restaurant to eat at in Shelbyville. Always 5 stars- just excellent. Highly recommend!
As always, The Red Lion excels. I love going there.
Options available were very limited. What was listed as an option an item was not available for some reason.
Hi, I noticed your rating back in May and wanted to reach out. We've since made a great deal of changes coming through the COVID restrictions and delivery/supply chain issues with meat/produce has greatly improved since May. We've added Sunday lunch, too. We'd love for you to give us another try! Cheers, RL@SH
Wonderful atmosphere, delicious food, excellent service and friendly staff.
Great place and great food. Staff was polite and prompt. Definitely would go back and will.
Best brunch I’ve been to in a long time, service was great and food Amazing
The best place to eat in Shelbyville, by a wide margin.
Outstanding food and service, in a really cool historic building.
I would highly recommend this place. They were unusually busy, but service was outstanding.
My wife and I enjoyed a quiet date night here. Great food and great service.
The Red Lion at Science Hill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 738-3448.
The Red Lion at Science Hill is rated 4.5 stars by 395 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.