Georgetown Kentucky Travel Guide: Day Trip

August 26, 2019
Kentucky Day Trip: Georgetown, KY - Local Feed

Hey, y’all! Scott County is, quite simply, one of the standout locations in the Commonwealth. There’s just something about it. Maybe it’s the charm, the bustling downtown, the kind residents, or its geographic fixation in beautiful Central Kentucky. Maybe it’s the food (definitely a big part of it). Either way, know this: if you are planning your next Kentucky Day Trip, look no further than this Georgetown Kentucky Travel Guide — you’ll have a blast!

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Georgetown Kentucky Travel Guide

A Cup of Commonwealth: 100 E. Main St., Georgetown, KY 4032

Start your morning with a Cold Brew, the perfect caffeine-induced pick-me-up. Alongside your coffee, grab a piece of avocado toast. Topped with red pepper flakes, it has the perfect kick. I definitely recommend!

Kentucky Day Trip: Georgetown, KY - A Cup Of Commonwealth

Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm: 1841 Paynes Depot Rd., Georgetown, KY 40324

Founded in 2003, Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm boasts a herd of over 175 retired and rescued horses. A self-proclaimed “living history of horse racing”, I, a devout Kentuckian, felt that exact sentiment. Horses are special to our culture; likewise, they should be treated with utmost respect during their racing prime and equally in retirement.

Old Friends Thoroughbred Farm

At Old Friends, you take a guided, interactive tour; during the tour, you get to be up-close and personal with several thoroughbreds. As a visitor, be sure to grab some carrots from the tour guide’s bucket and treat the horses. Also, while you’re at it, be sure to give some love and respect to past Kentucky Derby winners on the farm, along with equine movie celebrities, such as Seabiscuit’s Popcorn Delights.

Old Friends Thoroughbred Farm

Broussard’s Delta Kitchen: 135 E. Main St., Georgetown, KY 40324

After working up an appetite from your morning with the horses, head back downtown for lunch at Broussard’s Delta Kitchen for some deep southern favorites from the Mississippi Delta.

Kentucky Day Trip: Georgetown, KY - Broussard’s

My meal started off with Seafood Gumbo, which featured shrimp, redfish, crawfish, filé, and okra.

Kentucky Day Trip: Georgetown, KY - Broussard’s

I also couldn’t resist the popcorn crawfish, which were served with a delicious remoulade.

Kentucky Day Trip: Georgetown, KY - Broussard’s

As for the main course? Filet Mignon Ecrivesse, of course – a center-cut filet mignon smothered in crawfish étouffée.

Kentucky Day Trip: Georgetown, KY - Broussard’s

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Kentucky Day Trip: Georgetown, KY - Broussard’s
Kentucky Day Trip: Georgetown, KY - Broussard’s
Kentucky Day Trip: Georgetown, KY - Broussard’s

Evan’s Orchard: 198 Stone Rd., Georgetown, KY 40324

After lunch at Broussard’s, there’s no better place to visit than Evan’s Orchard, a fifth generation family farm.

Kentucky Day Trip: Georgetown, KY - Evan’s Orchard

The farm, still a working farm today, covers 175 acres. On location, visitors can enjoy the stunning Farm Market & Store, which was remodeled from the original tobacco barn. In the store, you’ll find lots of fresh produce, local honey, fresh jams, and homemade apple cider, among many other items. Adjoining the market is the Sweet Apple Café and Bakery, which is a fantastic option for visitors to grab a burger, ribeye sandwich, homemade fudge, chicken salad, or a fried pie.

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Oh, and get the fried pies.

Kentucky Day Trip: Georgetown, KY - Evan’s Orchard
Kentucky Day Trip: Georgetown, KY - Evan’s Orchard
Georgetown Kentucky Travel Guide

Slainte Public House: 320 E. Main St, Georgetown, KY 40324

An afternoon in Georgetown is made better by swinging into Slainte Public House, Georgetown’s Irish Pub. With several beers on tap, along with other cocktails, there’s something for all palates.

Slainte Public House

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Local Feed: 214 S. Water St., Georgetown, KY 40324

Local Feed is located in an 1890’s icehouse; the historic charm, atmosphere, and character is a perfect accompaniment to the southern, farm-to-table dishes that are made from scratch. Oh, and did I mention that it is located just across from Royal Spring, which is where Elijah Craig is said to have pulled water to first make bourbon?!

The meal started with Skillet Cornbread + sorghum butter, along with Deviled Eggs, which were topped with country ham crisps and chives.

Local Feed Deviled Eggs

While dining, be sure to try a drink (or two!). They are known for their craft cocktails – and for good reason.

Next came the Brussels Sprouts, which featured mustard cream, bacon, and a fresh farm egg.

Local Feed Brussels Sprouts

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A speciality of Local Feed, the Chicken and Waffles are served with shishito peppers and a chili maple syrup.

Local Feed Chicken and Waffles
Local Feed Mac and Cheese
Local Feed Dessert

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My best,

JC

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