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Tousey House Tavern, Burlington, KY
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Tousey House Tavern

4.8
4.8
684 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located in Burlington, Kentucky, The Tousey House offers the full Southern experience in the form of cuisine, cocktails and hospitality. The intimate style restaurant offers casual yet elegant fare for friends and family alike. Stop in for one of the daily specials at The Tousey House, which often includes family-style fried chicken, slow roasted prime rib, cod sandwich, hot slaw and more.

Make The Tousey House the location for your next party or corporate event. Specialty banquet menus are available for large groups, and the menus allow you to pick the cuisine to be shared at every table. Visit during the weekends for signature drinks and bourbon specials that will keep you coming back for more.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 586-9900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jonathan Weiss

  • Private party facilities

    Rehearsal dinners, intimate weddings, corporate, social and more... we have you covered!

  • Neighborhood

    Florence

  • Parking details

    Large public parking lot is located directly across the street with a cross walk to the front of our building. This parking lot is located behind the old courthouse, now administrative building.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 684 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    American

  • Cincinnati

    American

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  1. c

    christyg

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy lunch experience. Food and service were excellent. We had the Tousey Burger and the Chicken Club. Both were delicious.
  2. RD

    RosemarieD

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the perfect lunch spot with a long time friend of cold winter day. The warmth of the setting and our server made for a delightful experience. Our server gave us time to talk and enjoy our food without unnecessary interruptions, while still being attentive (this is a special skill).
  3. JT

    JamesT

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Southern Eggs Benedict was fantastic! The absolute best ever!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening! Food was delicious! Service was great! Had a great time celebrating a birthday! 🎂
  5. K

    Kelley

    Nashville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Tousey House!
  6. RC

    RichardC

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food along with great service. Plenty of parking across the street.
  7. GB

    GBIII

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always, great food and service.
  8. JL

    JimL

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can always rely on Tousey for good food and good service. It’s great having this restaurant so close to home and consistently good.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Great good, excellent service! We’ll be back!
  10. b

    benfromaustin

    Austin

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and large portions. Loved the hot slaw. Nice armosphere in an old house
  11. BC

    BethC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    We were seated right by the kitchen and the spacing was awkward and tight. Overall rating, B- Food, appetizers: crab cake was the best = B Fried green tomato = B- the topping made the tomato soggy Fried cheese curds = A - although the cocktail dipping sauce was odd. Entrees: Fried chicken was dry and pork chop average. Filet was perfectly cooked and risotto good. Sides were disappointing, green beans and brussels. Brussels were hard and the green beans lacked flavor. Desert: All were good. I will return for lunch to experience that menu.
  12. M

    Mikesdate

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience, service, and food. Also, excellent value for the money. We will spend more date nights at Tousey House!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tousey always delivers a delicious meal with fabulous service. We always choose to sit in the bar for a more casual environment, and Greg is always top notch. He remembers what we like to drink and eat, is friendly, but top notch with his service!
  14. LR

    LoriR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first visit to Tousey House, but will definitely not be the last! Our server, JP was one of the most eloquent and professional servers I have ever encountered, he impressed me from the first introduction! His service style is from times long past, which made it such a special dining experience! The food was fantastic-the Cajun shrimp appetizer was out of this world delicious! Beautiful, romantic atmosphere. Will be back again soon!
  15. S

    jamesS

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant. Have eaten there many times over the years and have never had a bad meal or service.
  16. CS

    ClarenceS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Slow to be greeted by Hostess. Noise level high. Food was good. Decor was nice Parking was confusing
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious!! Always superb service and the ambiance is cozy. Can’t wait to go back again.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    my wife and I both ordered the spinach Casarol came to our table, room temp. at best. Found a piece of what looked like plastic bag, waiter said it couldn't be because they had no plastic in the kitchen, he said maybe it is a fist bone, I told him I know what plastic is. as I was handing it to him I dropped it. tool us a while to find it. he came back to the table and said the chef said it was probably a piece of crab shell. I hated him the plastic, he was that is odd, we don't have plastic in the kitchen, My steak and my wife's fish were very good.
  19. J

    Jack

    Coastal Georgia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious. New Year’s menu was excellent
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Two of the four dinners included steaks and both steaks were burned and had to be sent back to the kitchen. They did remake the meals.
  21. KS

    KathyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our Anniversary celebration at Tousey’s last night. The halibut was incredible and the Lobster Ravioli awesome. Never disappointed when visiting Tousey House. Highly recommended.
  22. l

    lala

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Tousey House! Always a great time.
  23. D

    Dale

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Filet and Halbut dinners were nicely prepared and presented. Sean's service was outstanding as usual.
  24. R

    Rose

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tousey House Restaurant never disappoints. The food is delicious and the atmosphere wonderful. My favorite restaurant by far.
  25. MT

    MichelleT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun atmosphere in a historic old two story house.
  26. MS

    MarkS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Dinner with Friends to celebrate a Birthday at Tousey House Tavern last week. Food was Excellent from the Fried Chicken to my NY Strip Steak - perfectly cooked. Great atmosphere and reasonably priced. Will definitely be going back. Mark T.
  27. N

    Nancy

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really charming spot. We had a fun waitress named Becky. Food was so yummy. Definitely will go again
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff and managers were so friendly and professional. It was packed but they handled the crowd well and things ran so smoothly. The food was so good-the experience was perfect will definitely return!
  29. CP

    ColleenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was there for birthday brunch. Everything was great! Abby was attentive and took care of everything. Great experience!
  30. j

    jenamcq

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as usual, fairly loud on a Friday night due to it being very busy. Filet with BLT risotto and onion straws was cooked perfectly and flavors were outstanding.
  31. AH

    AngelaH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Perfect for a holiday party or dinner. Excellent ambiance! Christmas decor and Christmas music playing. Highly recommend the fried green tomato and hard boiled egg appetizer. The cucumber salad dressing is fantastic. The Lobster ravioli was an excellent choice if not super hungry, as anyone knows ravioli portions are always small. The Salmon was perfect. The chicken thigh dish was amazing. We ended with a brownie with ice cream. So good! If you are a Manhattan fan, I highly recommend the Erastus Tousey. Very unique!
  32. CS

    CharlesS

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sitting at Greg’s bar is always a treat
  33. S

    Skeeter

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Half way between Lebanon and Louisville, our family has found Tousey House Tavern in Burlington, Ky to be THE PLACE we look forward to meeting up. The staff is always welcoming. The service is quick and accommodating. And the food?YUMmm…well, my husband craves the Crispy Chicken Thighs with Risotto and Bourbon Shallot Sauce. As for myself, I’m determined to work through the entire menu! Well done, Tousey House Tavern!
  34. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful place! We enjoyed our 42nd anniversary with friends and everything was phenomenal! Great job!
  35. CS

    CharlieS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    This was our first visit. We really enjoyed the restaurant and the wait staff. We ordered fried green tomatoes as an appetizer, and they were very good. We had the fried chicken dinner and the Tousey pasta with grilled chicken. A house salad with delicious creamy cucumber dressing came with the pasta. The fried chicken was very overcooked and dried out, and probably would have been much better if cooked less. The green beans and mashed potatoes with it were delicious. The grilled chicken in the pasta dish was also overcooked and overly charred - very good otherwise. The rolls with dinner, the service and the atmosphere in the old tavern were very nice and we really enjoyed our visit. Pricing was also very reasonable. Our only criticism involves the overcooked fried and grilled chicken. Everything else was outstanding.
  36. SH

    ShellyH

    Cincinnati

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful place to have delicious food in a cozy and charming atmosphere. It just feels like a treat to go to Tousey House!
  37. CD

    ChrisD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Service was ok. Menu looked very good. Food left a lot to be desired. The Fried Green Tomatoes tasted like chicken nuggets…maybe from oil. The Crab Cake sandwich was soggy, and tasted like a run of the mill fish sandwich. Bartender poured a Dewars on the rocks that tasted like it had licorice in it. Probably because he didn’t wash out the jigger he was using. We really wanted to enjoy the restaurant and were very disappointed .
  38. CJ

    CarolJ

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very informative, attentive and nice. The food was great. Highly recommend Tousey House!
  39. SK

    SharonK

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our small group started in the bar area and we’re well taken care of by Jim, then onto dinner upstairs in a cozy holiday decorated room enjoying scrumptious food and excellent service.
  40. e

    elainek

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food! Great service, beautiful atmosphere.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Tousey House Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 586-9900.

Tousey House Tavern is rated 4.8 stars by 684 OpenTable diners.

Tousey House Tavern does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Tousey House Tavern

5963 N Jefferson St, Burlington, KY 41005-9596

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Florence

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Large public parking lot is located directly across the street with a cross walk to the front of our building. This parking lot is located behind the old courthouse, now administrative building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jonathan Weiss

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (859) 586-9900

  • Private party facilities

    Rehearsal dinners, intimate weddings, corporate, social and more... we have you covered!

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