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The Whistle Stop

216 E Main St, Glendale, KY 42740-9775
+1 270-369-8586
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“meatloaf” (37 reviews)
“pie” (28 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
216 E Main St, Glendale, KY 42740-9775
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent country cooking and friendly atmosphere. Don't go here if you're on a diet as there aren't any light choices and that's the only reason for 4 stars vs 5 stars. Staff is very friendly and food is excellent!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 616callieg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped when traveling north on I65. Quaint setting. Reasonable prices. Friendly, fast service. My husband & I both had the roast beef manhattan. Delish!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jkm2405
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in here for lunch on our way North and was very pleased with our experience! Whitney did a phenomenal job taking care of us. We had the bison burger with sweet potato fries, fried pickles, and pimento cheese sandwich and everything was absolutely delicious!...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lori H
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Great little place tucked away in Glendale, Ky. Super service, friendly people & great food. Our waitress, Jessica, was super. If your in the area, this is a must stop.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Terry Q
Reviewed October 14, 2018

The facility takes you back in time - quite a few rooms for several diners each, high privacy booths with lots of wood, but it's the food that is, if you have been lucky, just like home cooked comfort food. We did the vegetables including...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank loisaymett
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

My husband an I went to spend day in Glendale an decided to have lunch at the Whistle stop. This was third time in last 15 years I had been there. It was busy as could be expected on a Saturday. We signed in an...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Johndshort
Reviewed September 25, 2018

It was a little on the pricey side but there isn’t a lot of competition in town. The service was good and the meatloaf and fried chicken were just okay. The fried green tomatoes were heavily battered and came with a very different sauce.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mitch M
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

We eat here every time we are near Glendale. If you are anywhere close to Elizabethtown, Lexington, Bardstown, (we would drive from Louisville), you should give this Southern American, Down-Home cooking a try! From their Cheeseburgers to their home-made pie, you will not be disappointed....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Shereetravel
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

It was my Dad & I birthdays this week. So we decided to meet here with family to have lunch. All the food was excellent. The meatloaf, fried chicken, the catfish dinners was great . The appetizers was good, we ordered Fried green tomatoes, and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank KyDiver74
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We were at a soccer tournament in Elizabethtown and were on the hunt for something different than what we could get back home for dinner and boy did we get it!! Everything from sour dough bread, entree’s and dessert were excellent! I had the baked...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ItsASunniDae
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July 28, 2017|
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Response from 15earll | Reviewed this property |
No T bone on the menu as far as I know.
May 16, 2016|
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Response from Liz G | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. They are all homemade so I bet worse case you could order one ahead. Worth a call or I believe they have. FB page....
May 16, 2016|
Response from Tory M | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. Contact them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 E Main St, Glendale, KY 42740-9775
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Glendale
  • Phone Number: +1 270-369-8586
The Whistle Stop is right beside the Rail Road tracks in Historic Glendale, Ky. Family owned, established in 1975. We serve Southern foods and desserts, made from scratch. We have been voted favorite non franchise restaurant in Ky, and our desserts have been written about in Southern Living. There are a number of shops, all in walking distance, to make a day out of your trip to Glendale.
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