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Tousey House Tavern, Burlington, KY

Tousey House Tavern

4.8
4.8
582 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 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 582 people are saying

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    American

  • Cincinnati

    American

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  1. DS

    DouglasS

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The meal was great (mid-afternoon Sunday), service was fantastic, setting was beautiful.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So enjoy this quaint dining location! Service is impeccable with a tasty variety of menu items. Our third visit this summer! Wonderful place for lunch, brunch or dinner!
  3. GB

    GBIII

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were exceptional.
  4. J

    Julnic

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant. Service was great as usual and the ambience just right. Noise level a little high but that would not keep us from going again. Food was delicious as usual.
  5. l

    lala

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love The Tousey house. The food is always great!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated timely for our reservation. Service was great & very accommodating to make it a bit less cool in our area. Food was delicious. Our birthday girl was treated to a desert while our group &:the waitress sang "Happy Birthday" to hear. Another thoroughly enjoyable evening at Tousey House
  7. Z

    Zman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had not dined at Tousey House for maybe 10 years. I had forgotten what we had missed!
  8. KA

    KATHLEENP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten here while traveling, numerous times, over the years. Food and service has always been consistently excellent. Will return again when we are in the area.
  9. c

    cook

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    nice place to meet friends; good food at reasonable prices
  10. RW

    RodgerW

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best fried chicken ,food snd service you will find on a diverse menu that has something outstanding for anyones’ tastes.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate having all of our kids graduated from high school as part of a date night. Was hoping the food was good and was pleasantly surprised it surpassed my thoughts! Great experience and great food. Looking forward to coming back in the near future!
  12. JH

    JimH

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quaint location, very attentive waitstaff, delicious food. Quiet atmosphere to enjoy the company with you.
  13. GR

    GREGK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT! I HAD FRIED CHICKEN AND MY WIFE HAD THE KENTUCKY HOT BROWN. BOTH WERE MUCH MORE THAN ACCEPTABLE. FIRST TIME AND WOULD RETURN.
  14. MS

    MarySF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I have dined at Tousey House for special lunches or dinners. It’s a lovely place.especially around Christmas. This time, I made a reservation and was seated next to the kitchen door . Odd because it was at 4:30 pm and we were the only ones ther ; it was a bIt noisy. And while the fried green tomatoes were excellent the Shrimp and Grits were marginal -the grits had several lumps and the amount of grits overwhelmed the serving. Disappointing. Otherwise a good experience .
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was amazing! We sat outside on the patio, and it was so clean and cozy. The food was also amazing, everything was so fresh. Me and my mother and grandmother all are picky eaters, but there was enough variety on the menu so make us all happy. The staff was friendly and efficient, and we are already planning when we are eating there again. I highly recommend the Tousey House for your meal out!
  16. MW

    MichaelW

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The house is quaint, yet rich with history. Outdoor dining was superb! Food was fantastic! Service was impeccable! Definitely a need to return when back in town!
  17. JD

    JenniferD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are back again for brunch we enjoyed it so much.
  18. HT

    HolleyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, the restaurant was nice, but we had the BEST server, JP! He was so kind and talked over the menu with us, answered any questions and even got this picky person to try something I never would! He made our night!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    My niece is in town from Colorado
  20. RM

    RuthM

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was served hot and timely! Service was exceptional!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside and it was lovely. Waiter JP was excellent. Food was great!
  22. CM

    ChristyM

    Naples

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous from start to finish! Can’t wait to return
  23. JT

    JamesT

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time for brunch. Many, many delicious choices!
  24. JE

    JeffE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our trip. Always look for two things history and good food this location met both. Staff was friendly and helpful. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a historic location with quality food.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service always a 10 in my opinion..
  26. CS

    CarolynS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a really good meal, and lots of food. It was more than I could eat. The price was lower than what I expected. Of course, having a meal in a 200 year old home gave great ambiance.
  27. BM

    BobbieM

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch on the covered deck was delightful. Service, food and beverages were outstanding. Looking forward to coming back soon for dinner.
  28. c

    cottage

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visit Tousey House every year on our anniversary and other special occasions. This anniversary dinner was as wonderful as our other visits. Steven was an excellent server. The food and wine were great, especially the Tousey House filet and the Kentucky bourbon Bundt cake. We’ll be back.
  29. LD

    LillianD

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always my go to restaurant when visitors come to town.
  30. S

    Septemberguests

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    The food and atmosphere are just great! This was our second visit and this time we entertained new friends from another state. Our previous experience was just about perfect. However, at this visit, we saw that our server definitely needs more training: our coffee was sloshed onto the saucer to everyone who ordered it leaving us with dripping cups, coffee was cold on one refill and our server only returned once to the table to check on us. Our water glasses were empty but he didn't notice. We asked for the check and he first gave it to our guests and we asked for it again. When he returned it for signature, he gave to to another guest! This poor guy was inattentive, not very friendly, poorly trained and maybe distracted? Our wait time for service seemed excessive. We do understand that in our current economy, good help is hard to find, but maybe with good oversight and more training, this person could become successful. Otherwise, we love this restaurant and plan to return.
  31. DH

    DustenH

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very quiet beautiful building with great staff and excellent food.
  32. KM

    KMB9

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tousey House is always a great experience. Food is wonderful, staff is very friendly, and the atmosphere is historic and charming. Definitely recommend!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect lunch, very satisfying and delectable.
  34. JH

    JillH

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. Always so good and tasty! The outdoor space is lovely and cool even in warmer temps. Service was outstanding.

    Tousey House TavernResponded on August 31, 2022Thank you so much Jill for the kind review!

  35. HG

    HurricaneGal

    Orlando

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were disappointed they were out of chicken livers Salad and pasta were good Heirloom tomatoes were not good and were high priced at $18
  36. J

    Jeanie

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love dining at Tousey!! We come every Sunday for brunch after church! We love the atmosphere and the staff. Joe is our favorite waiter!! Food is ALWAYS delicious!

    Tousey House TavernResponded on August 25, 2022Thank you Jeanie, we appreciate the kind review!

  37. TS

    TammiS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    The hostess and food were amazing. However the server was not the caliber I am used to at Tousey House.
  38. TM

    TinaM

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food outstanding service….Tousey House is worth the drive!

    Tousey House TavernResponded on August 25, 2022Thank you Tina! We really appreciate it!

  39. JS

    JulieS

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved the delicious food and the historic building. Classy, unique place with great service and atmosphere. A unique gem in our area.

    Tousey House TavernResponded on August 25, 2022Thank you so much Julie!

  40. DN

    DebbieN

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food was delicious. Nice place to be able to chat with your fellow diners.

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 582 OpenTable diners.

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 17 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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