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The Bistro in downtown Bowling Green

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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. 

Saturday

Breakfast

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
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Alvaton, KY 42122

Currently operating 8am-2pm on Saturdays during the winter months. The... Read More

Lunch

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
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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 downtown Bowling Green about Mary Jane's Chocolates or Little Fox Bakery and watch their smile light up! Grab a couple of cookies, cupcakes or themed chocolates from either of these locally-owned businesses for a little afternoon fuel.

Little Fox Bakery

(270) 904-4647
401 Park Row
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Bowling Green, KY 42101

This mother-daughter owned bakery and cafe creates traditional treats with... Read More

Mary Jane's Chocolates

(270) 904-2408
432 E. Main Avenue
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Bowling Green, KY 42101

Mary Jane's Chocolate is the first shop of its kind in Bowling Green,... Read More

Dinner

When locals in Bowling Green go out for a nice, intimate dinner, chances are they are heading to 440 Main downtown overlooking Fountain Square Park. Located in an historic building on Main Avenue with original pressed tin ceilings, you'll find bayou-inspired dishes like Cajun Spring Rolls and Jambalaya on the menu as well as upscale meals like the Main Street Filet Mignon and Salmon Oscar.

440 Main Restaurant/Micki's on Main...

(270) 793-0450
440 E Main Ave.
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Bowling Green, KY 42101

Celebrate the spirit of New Orleans overlooking Fountain Square Park.... Read More

Sunday

Brunch

When locals in Bowling Green go out for a nice Sunday brunch, chances are they are heading to The Bistro downtown. Located in an historic home with brick walls, natural lighting and local art, you'll find European-inspired dishes like Crab Meat Beignets and Tortellini Carbonara on the menu plus American favorites like Fried Chicken, Avocado Toast, and Benedict. The patio is perfect when the weather's nice as well! 

The Bistro

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

Located in Bowling Green, Kentucky's historic downtown district, just two... 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
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Bowling Green, KY 42101

Rolling farmlands, Jersey cows and the best ice cream in Kentucky, Read More

Dinner

One of the most strikingly handsome buildings in Bowling 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.
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Bowling Green, KY 42104

Relax and take a trip back to the Wild West. Enjoy good food in this... Read More