The Bistro

Geared for Culinary
Bowling Green Itinerary

The 4th generation Corvette needed a bit more time in the oven, so to speak, launching in 1984 after a stalled year of quality and production issues. Of the 44 cars assembled in 1983, only one remains in existence and is displayed at the National Corvette Museum, so this culinary tour features a weekends' worth of local restaurants in Bowling Green, Kentucky that can't be found anywhere else. 



Head out to the countryside for an authentic southern breakfast to jump start your visit to Bowling Green. Biscuits, gravy, bacon, eggs, home fries and more sizzle from the flattop and rise in the oven at Boyce General Store while locals chat about current affairs and community happenings. But that's not all... also home of The Pie Queen of BG, you'll definitely want to take a few homemade pies with you for later!

Boyce General Store, LLC

(270) 842-1900
10551 Woodburn Allen Springs Road
Alvaton, KY 42122

Currently operating 8am-noon on Saturdays during the winter months. The... Read More


Bowling Green locals have been raving about Cambridge Market's delicatessen specialties for decades. Steer the crew to Cambridge Square just on the edge of downtown for lunch and enjoy favorites like meatloaf, southern style vegetables, white bean chowder, and hot chicken salad.

Cambridge Market & Café

(270) 782-9366
830 Fairview Avenue
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Fairview location reopening October 19! Bowling Green’s most distinctive... Read More

Afternoon Treat

Ask anyone who has spent some time in Bowling Green about Riley's Bakery tea cookies and watch their smile spread like the icing on these lovely little delicacies! Grab a couple dozen of these favorites or choose among other tempting treats for a little afternoon fuel.

Riley's Bakery

(270) 842-7636
819 US 31W Bypass
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Riley's Bakery is REOPENING with limited hours starting May 26. It will... Read More


When locals in Bowling Green go out for a nice, intimate dinner, chances are they are heading to The Bistro downtown. Located in an historic home with brick walls, romantic lighting and an upscale bar, you'll find European-inspired dishes like Pork Diavolo, Chicken Picatta, and Mediterranean Tilapia on the menu.

The Bistro

(270) 781-9646
1129 College St.
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Located in Bowling Green, Kentucky's historic downtown district, just two... Read More



The newest buzz on the food scene in Bowling Green is definitely Hickory & Oak where chef-couple Josh and Chelsey Poling craft delicious dishes. The Sunday brunch buffet (currently unavailable during Covid-19 restrictions) features items like made-to-order omelettes, a charcuterie table, carving station, and southern brunch favorites. Add in a Blood Orange Mimosa to round out one great local experience.

Hickory & Oak

(270) 715-9268
705 State St.
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Hickory & Oak is a celebration of modern day Kentucky and new Southern... Read More

Afternoon Treat

After a big late morning meal, it makes sense to drive out Nashville Road to Chaney's Dairy Barn, "The Best Ice Cream Parlor in Kentucky" according to USA Today.  This state-of-the-art dairy farm makes nearly 30 flavors of ice cream including Wow Now Brownie Cow, Cherry Althea and Bourbon Crunch. Of course they also serve soups, salads and sandwiches if you feel guilty about going straight to dessert!

Chaney's Dairy Barn

(270) 843-5567
9191 Nashville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101

*Note: Chaney's is closed through Jan. 16, 2021 for its annual winter... Read More


One of the most strikingly handsome buildings in Bowing Green is also one of the locals' favorite spots for steaks, rotisserie chicken and the best pot pie in town. Montana Grille is also well-known for its spicy cornbread starter, Firebread, and its open kitchen keeps diners entertained.

Montana Grille

(270) 746-9746
1740 Scottsville Rd.
Bowling Green, KY 42104

REOPENING on May 22, Montana Grille will be open seven days a week, while... Read More