Kentucky Back Road Restaurant Recipes Cookbook


From Old-Fashioned Caramel Pie at Wilma’s Kountry Kitchen in Mayfield to JJ’s Family Restaurant’s Potato Soup in Ashland… Louisville’s Bluegrass Cafe and their outstanding Pork Chops with Seasoned Apples & Savory Stuffing to The Bistro’s Mediterranean Tilapia in Bowling Green… every back road leads to delicious food when traveling across The Bluegrass State.




SKU: 978-1-934817-17-9 Categories: , ,


Come Travel Kentucky with Kentucky Back Road Restaurant Recipes Cookbook.

Once again join author Anita Musgrove as she hits the road again in search of the Bluegrass State’s most popular mom-and-pop restaurants in the Kentucky Back Road Restaurant Recipes Cookbook. The second volume in the State Back Road Restaurant Recipes Series features Kentucky’s best restaurants, Kentucky recipes, and amazing stories. As you follow along, Musgrove will introduce you to Kentucky’s four regions: Western, Central, Bluegrass, and Eastern.

Sample Country BBQ and Homemade Desserts

In the Western region, you will find places like Thomason’s Barbecue. This old-fashioned barbecue joint has been serving pit-smoked barbecue for more than 50 years. Enjoy your choice of classics like ribs, pork, beef, or chicken, each basted in a heavenly vinegar-based barbecue sauce. You can also wash it all down with an ice cold glass of Thomason’s famous Lemonade, the perfect refresher for your trip. Afterward, make a stop at Mrs. Janey’s House in Sacramento for hospitality and delicious homemade food. You’ll love the Strawberry Scones, so don’t leave without sampling them. Whenever you’re full, make your way over to Princeton for a visit to the beautiful Adsmore House & Gardens. Enjoy a stroll over the four-acre estate’s well-manicured grounds. Enjoy the wrought-iron fences as well as a rustic log cabin and a 19th century carriage house.

Visit Down Home Cooking Restaurants and Sweet Shops

Once back on the road, head east into Kentucky’s Central region. Drop by the Cottage Inn in Louisville, a family-owned Kentucky restaurant serving up simple and affordable Kentucky food since 1929. Order the Salmon Patties for a tasty pick-me-up. You’ll want to visit Riley’s Bakery next. This Bowling Green-based sweet shop is a family-owned, old-fashioned bakery that has been open for more than 70 years. Dine on homemade sandwiches which are perfectly followed up with a slice of the Hungarian coffee cake. Next, visit the Mega Cavern in Louisville. Go spelunking in this former limestone mine turned underground playland. What’s more, you can tour early cavern formations, a worm recycling room, and relics from the early mining operation. There’s nothing more fun than zip-lining through sections of the cavern long forgotten by human eyes.

Enjoy Northern Kentucky Restaurants and Dixie Cups

A cruise north will land you in the Bluegrass region. Here you’ll find the News Café, a homey café with an adjoining antique shop and bed-and-breakfast. The News Café’s daily menu features dishes like country ham, homemade chili, and cornbread. Dig into a bowl of Old Timey Green Beans for a taste of home. Make your way to Frankfort for a visit to the Our Best Restaurant, a Smithfield staple for over 22 years. Enjoy tasty dishes like fried green tomatoes, bean soup, pork chops, and fried chicken. Try your hand at their Fried Cornbread recipe included in the book. Outside the city of Lexington, you’ll see a sight like no other: a giant water tower shaped like a Dixie cup. Once scheduled to be taken down, the city has since ordered the Dixie Cup Water Tower preserved.

Country Breakfast, Beautiful Views & Bituminous Coal

As your trip comes to a close, you’ll finally enter the Eastern region. Dine at the Golden Girls Parkway Restaurant in Whitesburg for the best breakfast you’ve ever eaten. Choose from biscuits and gravy, fried cornbread, catfish, and soup bean pie. Be sure to get some of the Hard Cinnamon Candy for the road. Make your final lunch stop at Harbor Restaurant in Nancy. This unique restaurant overlooks the beautiful Lake Cumberland, providing the perfect view as you munch on the famous grouper and mushroom fries. You should also order a basket of house-made chips and Harbor Restaurant’s Signature Salsa. Finish out your trip with a stop at the Coal House in Middlesboro, a 1926-era home built using 42 tons of bituminous coal. In addition, it now houses the Bell County Chamber of Commerce.

Get This Easy Recipe Cookbook Today

The Kentucky Back Road Restaurant Recipes Cookbook is available for purchase through Great American Publishers, a publishing company specializing in best-selling cookbooks featuring easy, tried-and-true recipes sure to please the entire family. If you’re craving Southern food, or you just love Southern cooking, Great American Publishers is your one-stop shop. Browse a selection of Southern cookbooks packed with Southern recipes for Southern dishes and Southern dinner ideas great for any night of the week. Order your copy today.

Check out the other books in the Back Road Restaurant Series

Alabama Back Road Restaurant Recipes Cookbook

Louisiana Back Road Restaurant Recipes Cookbook

Missouri Back Road Restaurant Recipes Cookbook

South Carolina Back Road Restaurant Recipes Cookbook

Tennessee Back Road Restaurant Recipes Cookbook

Texas Back Road Restaurant Recipes Cookbook


Additional information

Weight1.33 lbs
Dimensions7 × 9 in

Anita Musgrove




Full Color




There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Kentucky Back Road Restaurant Recipes Cookbook”