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Tousey House Tavern, Burlington, KY

Tousey House Tavern

4.7
4.7
1054 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 16 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 1,054 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati

    American

1,054 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went here for our anniversary. It was the first time here for both of us. Everything was excellent...the service, the food, our server was attentive and personable. Highly recommend.

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  2. christyg

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The patio was perfect as always. Tried the Salmon salad. Light, delicious and filling.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great and food was good. Half price bottles of wine was a bonus!

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  4. 7477wildcat

    Cincinnati

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I love that you can get a sandwich, a mid-price dinner or a fine dining dinner under the same roof. The lobster ravioli was once again very good, if a little skimpy portion. The prime rib, not always on the menu, was good, and maybe, given how rare it is to see it, very good. House salad was fairly basic, but very fresh. Wine list was a little on the pricey side, but a decent selection. Wait staff could use a refresher on how to serve wine.

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  5. NormanR

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always. The price of their alcoholic drinks has increased.

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  6. BarbaraD

    Cincinnati

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was delicious. Service was perfect, thanks Emily! We loved the ambiance of this historical treasure. We will be back!

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  7. StaciS

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Love this historic house and the ambiance. The food was good all around although nothing really stood out.

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  8. Jeanie

    Cincinnati

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Even as busy as Tousey was on Mother's Day, all of the staff were efficient, kind and helpful. James and Joe are along with the other staff are just GREAT!! Food was excellent and I highly recommend the fried chicken and the deviled eggs appetizer!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance! Perfect for Mother’s Day!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday Brunch was incredible. Love the bourbon slush

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  11. Kelley

    Nashville

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious as always, regardless of what we order. The service is as good as the food!!

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  12. RichardC

    Cincinnati

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a joy eating a great meal in such a historic building. Never had any complaints about anything.

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  13. Vicki1

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    very nice, reminds me of Golden Lamb in Lebanon Ohio. Food very good. Had one of the Derby Day specials. Drink were good as well. Will be returning

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner, service was fantastic and will definitely go back many times!

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  15. Seabee

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There is no better restaurant in Northern Kentucky that checks all the boxes for an outstanding restaurant experience.

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  16. DJFB

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tousey House is always a great place to dine! Their selection is great and the food is always delicious! They have a great selection on the heart healthy side as well. We had the Salmon and Alaskan Halibut. The meals were cooked to perfection! The blueberry lemon bread pudding was an out of this world delight! Our server, John was very friendly and knew the menu well. We’ve commented about our meal several times since our visit and look forward to visiting Tousey again soon!

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  17. StevenH

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were visiting the area for 3 days and went twice because the food was so good the first time. The salmon was amazing. The chicken thighs with mushroom risotto was great. The fried chicken dinner and pesto pasta were perfect. The food is unique and interesting and delicious. The atmosphere is welcoming and homey but still quiet and classy. The service is perfect. The prices are very reasonable. We are big fans.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and ambience and service . Wonderful early dinner!

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  19. WilliamA

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Service was excellent. Great atmosphere.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and customer service, we will continue to eat here! One of our favorite dinner and Sunday brunch places

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wednesday evening, dinner reservations. Atmosphere, service and food quality exceptional. A charming establishment we would recommend to anyone in the area. We will definitely try to get back again. 

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I were there to celebrate our 42nd anniversary. The service was impeccable! My husband ordered the salmon entree and I ordered the special which was fried chicken that night. We were seated on the second floor where we could talk and enjoy the music. We will definitely be coming back to enjoy another special occasion!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the atmosphere & charm of the restaurant. Staff was very friendly & accommodating. We enjoyed chatting with the other patrons visiting the restaurant. We will definitely be back.

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  24. JoeW

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! We have been coming here for years to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries and it has always been one of our favorite places to come.

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  25. TimP

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were top notch. Though a little pricey nothing like some of the places around town and no problem in paying for great food and service

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  26. DianeS

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tousey House is a beautiful inn. Prices are reasonable, but you feel like you are dining in elegance. They have a really pretty deck also for the warmer weather.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! Food was incredible and service was awesome.

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  28. Jeanie

    Cincinnati

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a great dinning experience at Tousey! James, Joe and all of the staff are so kind, friendly and accommodating. The brunch special was a chicken biscuit with an apricot bacon jam and it was absolutely AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS!!! I would recommend Tousey House to all!!

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  29. Gavin

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server would not leave us alone. It was clear that we were her only table and she came back every 4 minutes. I started timing it. We collectively as a group eventually started to ignore her because she was so persistent. I can’t even believe I am writing this and we felt terrible doing that, but she was smothering us. On top of that, there was a bus girl walking around with refills and I have no idea why she was needed when our server would not leave us alone. It’s a bummer because we liked the place, but it makes me not want to come back if we’re going to be badgered like that.

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  30. QuinnS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had their bacon burger with fries, and it was amazing. My girlfriend had the Summer Chicken sandwich and she loved it.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tousey House is one of our favorite places to visit. The food is always delicious and the service is top notch! We had a wonderful time and our out of town guests enjoyed the restaurant as well.

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  32. Samsonite

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and service! The cost of food and dining has increased so much it makes more sense to go to a place like Tousey and spend the same as you would most anywhere else except get fresh, great tasting, home cooked food and support a local business.

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  33. CathyG

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love this little gem of a restaurant! Great food, and our service from James was top notch as always!

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  34. hollyt

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, love their new menu, too!

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  35. cook

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Server did not mention any specials, but we enjoyed the food we got. I was hoping they still had the chicken livers, but they are no longer available.

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  36. AimeeF

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I decided to book reservations last minute for my husband's birthday. We arrived 10 minutes prior to our 7pm reservation and were seated promptly. (We asked if we could sit outside and they were more than happy to oblige!) Our waiter was Cody and he was very attentive, we never went without a drink, and the food was brought out in a timely fashion. The food was amazing! My teenage daughters shared the family style fried chicken, I had a burger, and my husband had a filet. Everyone commented on how wonderful the food was! For dessert we shared the bread pudding and creme brulee. Top notch! And I had an espresso martini with my dessert and it was the best one I have ever had! Needless to say my husband had a wonderful birthday!

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  37. GaryG

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Worst experience I have had in a supposedly good restaurant. The staff twice spilled wine on us. Rather than moving us to a different table, the waiter just threw napkins on the table and did not really try to clean it up. Were put in a small room in the corner with our group of 4 older adults and then they put a table of at least 12 young people in the room with us. They were very loud and we could hardly hear each other. Food was adequate, we had an early reservation and was already out of the item I wanted. This was our first and last time to go to this establishment. If I was given the choice of going back to Tousey House Tavern or White Castle it would be a tough choice to make.

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  38. JimG

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a very cool place with great ambiance. The staff is beyond friendly and the food was great.

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  39. Fritz

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Service was efficient but mechanical.

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  40. LoriS

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely place. The history of the home was interesting and the architecture was amazing inside. Food was good and they have an amazing cocktail menu

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FAQs

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

Tousey House Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 1054 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 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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