Blue Holler Cafe: German Food in Mammoth Cave, KY

September 29, 2022
Blue Holler Cafe: German food in Mammoth Cave, KY

Hey, y’all! Kentucky is chock-full of fantastic cuisine – and while we are known for our hot browns, fried chicken, benedictine sandwiches, and burgoo, there is a plethora of diverse, delicious food around the state. One of my favorite things to do is to stumble upon a new restaurant that packs a surprise, which is precisely the case for Blue Holler Cafe. Who knew you could get authentic German cuisine in Mammoth Cave, KY?

Blue Holler Cafe: German food in Mammoth Cave, KY

Blue Holler Cafe: German Food in Mammoth Cave, KY

This post was sponsored by Edmonson County Tourism and the Caveland Marketing Association. Thank you for supporting those that make JCP Eats possible. All opinions expressed, as always, are my own. 

Blue Holler Cafe is located on a hill en route to Mammoth Cave National Park. When you walk in, you immediately feel at home. The location is cozy, country, and quirky; the cuisine is unique, bold, and undeniably memorable. I fully believe you can’t go wrong with any menu choices!

Blue Holler Cafe: German food in Mammoth Cave, KY

For context, I love dining at German restaurants – and I even reside in the Germantown area of Louisville. Going into this restaurant, I had high hopes for the dishes. Needless to say, they were met and exceeded.

What I Ordered

There’s no better way to start a meal at Blue Holler Cafe than with the German pretzel. Warning: it is enormous! You’ll love the salty exterior and accompanying mustard; if you prefer a pretzel without salt, you can also order it that way.

Blue Holler Cafe: German food in Mammoth Cave, KY

As for my meal, I enjoyed the sauerbraten, spaetzle, and red cabbage. If this is the daily special when you visit, look no further. It doesn’t get more German than Sauerbraten, which is often a tender, marinated beef, venison, or pork. It’s also regarded as the national dish of Germany! Blue Holler Cafe’s dish featured pork, and it was unbelievably delicious. The meat is topped with a rich, sweet-and-sour gravy unlike anything you’ve ever had before.

Blue Holler Cafe: German food in Mammoth Cave, KY

I was also a big fan of the spaetzle and red cabbage. The red cabbage was akin to a tangy slaw, while the spaetzle was a traditional egg pasta (which is commonly served on the side of meat dishes with gravy in Germany).

Blue Holler Cafe: German food in Mammoth Cave, KY

My grandmother ordered the gyro, which was also divine!

Blue Holler Cafe: German food in Mammoth Cave, KY

Visit Blue Holler Cafe

7713 Nolin Dam Rd, Mammoth Cave, KY 42259

(270)-286-0013

About Edmonson County

Edmonson County is the “natural place to be.” They welcome locals and tourists to dive in and experience their gorgeous lake and river waters, lush wood landscapes, sprawling State Park, and world-famous Mammoth Cave National Park. If you’re looking for experiences in archery, biking, boating, camping, canoeing, caving, fishing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, swimming, or at an ATV park – look no further!

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

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Blue Holler Cafe: German food in Mammoth Cave, KY

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