Kurtz Restaurant

Originally our family started this restaurant in 1937 serving meals from our home. This was long before fast food restaurants, country clubs and drive-ins. Kurtz's became a place to gather and dine. Today, three generations continue to prepare the Southern cuisine which our patrons have come to expect and enjoy. Skillet fried chicken, Kentucky country ham, homemade soups and casseroles are among some of the community favorites. But after four generations, the homemade cobblers, pies, biscuit pudding and skillet fried cornbread have become our signature. Click on the links below to view our menus.

*Please Note: The restaurant is closed from January 1st to March 1st, 2013.

Luncheon & Dinner Menus

Our family has expanded services to accommodate your special occasions in our private dining rooms known as “Suga’s”, which once served as living quarters for “Suga’ and “Daddy Kurtz”, the name given by my children to their grandparents. We invite you to personally select and plan a menu to accommodate your family or corporate events.

Some of our favorite customers...


"If you want to experience the definitive Kentucky fried chicken and explore the bourbon belt, the best thing is to head south to Bardstown, one of the State's oldest communities. It was founded in 1775 ... where Marilyn (Toogie) Dick serves her glorious fried chicken to hordes of hungry people each weekend, some who come all the way from Cincinnati."

The New York Times


"Try Kurtz's Restaurant... serving great food since 1937... roast turkey with dressing, and save room for the best dessert you've ever had. Coconut cream pie, lemon meringue pie, or - a personal favorite - biscuit pudding with bourbon sauce. After dinner, walk outside and look across the road at My Old Kentucky Home, which sits on the rise not 50 yards away."

Southern Living Magazine