Elizabethtown Kentucky Dining Guide: Dining In Etown

April 26, 2021
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Hey, y’all! Just a short drive from my home in Louisville, KY, Elizabethtown is a fantastic day-trip location just south of the city on I65. From a very charming downtown, to fabulous boutiques, to southern food, to delicious cocktails — Elizabethtown embodies all that I love about the Commonwealth of Kentucky. To help plan your trip to Etown, I’m proud to share my Elizabethtown Kentucky Dining Guide with you today!

This post is in partnership with Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau. Thank you all for supporting those that make JCP Eats possible. All opinions expressed are my own.

Post updated April 2021.

Elizabethtown Kentucky Dining Guide


Vibe Coffee: 34 Public Square, Elizabethtown, KY 42701

After sharing some home-roasted coffee beans with a friend in 2011, the owners of Vibe Coffee were inspired to grow the art of coffee in Elizabethtown. They knew that the community needed a gathering place that featured cutting edge brewing techniques and speciality coffee. Two years later, the opportunity presented itself to put in a shop in a historic building downtown; the building was previously the home of the Town and Country Dress Shop for almost half of a century.

Elizabethtown Kentucky Dining Guide: Food

Back Home Restaurant: 251 West Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown KY, 42701

When you’re ready for lunch, head on over to visit the Back Home Restaurant. Upon seeing the menu, you’ll find Kentucky favorites + a plethora of recipes that celebrate life south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

Located in a gorgeous old home, Back Home Restaurant is a bipartite stop: it’s a full-service restaurant with an attached boutique. Their history spans back to almost 30 years ago to Linda and Tommy Fulkerson; the tradition is now being carried on by their daughter, Lori (along with her husband, Steve).

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Elizabethtown Kentucky Dining Guide

I had to start my meal with the Sweet Onion Soufflé — a homemade Vidalia onion dip, served with tortilla chips. The dip was creamy and rich.

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As for my main course, I couldn’t resist the Honey Chicken Mac-and-Cheese. Chicken tenders tossed in honey, on top of baked mac-and-cheese, loaded with bacon. I mean — how can you go wrong with that, y’all?

Elizabethtown Kentucky Dining Guide

The Wicked Eye Woman: 133 West Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Looking for a unique dinner spot? Look no further than the Wicked Eye Woman! With a gastropub feel, the staff at the Wicked Eye Woman brings English Pub food with a southern twist.

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The Bourbon Barrel Tavern: 110 W Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown, KY 42701

After a fabulous day of food, it was time for a nightcap – thus, we headed over to the Bourbon Barrel Tavern, which is conveniently located downtown near the square. Featuring a huge selection of bourbon, there will be a libation to provide a Kentucky Hug that is sure to delight any palate. Not a bourbon drinker? They have a large selection of craft beer — and if you love live music, be sure to check them out on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights!

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Flywheel Brewing: 218 S Mulberry St. Suite 103, Elizabethtown, KY 42701

After exploring all that Hardin County has to offer, relax with a cold one from Flywheel Brewing. The team at Flywheel believes in the power of high-quality, local craft beers. Upon walking in, you’ll feel right at home in the bar, which is welcoming, open, and bright. You’ll also find a beer on tap that appeals to every palate. I was delighted to find a couple sour beers, which are my current favorites.

Whether you are looking for live music, beer yoga, or a place to relax after work, Flywheel Brewing is the place for you!

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My best,


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