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“Paducah's answer to Chicago's Kendall College”
Review of Kitchens Cafe

Kitchens Cafe
Ranked #75 of 218 Restaurants in Paducah
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

Kitchens Cafe is Paducah's answer to Chicago's Kendall College Dining Room. Located at 905 Harrison Street, in the 2D and Graphics Design Building, which is part of the Paducah School of Art and Design's Lower Town campus in this historic Kentucky town on the Ohio River, it is a bistro style cafe run by student chefs, just as students run the Dining Room as part of Kendall College's culinary education. It's a great place for lunch, a great place to take a break during a day of sightseeing and shopping and visiting tourist attractions. Led by chef Jessi Donaldson, the Kitchens Cafe students oversee and prepare a menu of delicious soups, salads and sandwiches in a rustic surrounding of hand-thrown pottery and exposed bricks walls. Start with a bowl of tomato soup or a BLT salad or grilled chicken salad or egg salad with cheddar cheese. Sandwiches? The Boiler Room Slider was a difference-maker, ground beef, thick-cut bacon, Kentucky beer cheese, beer-braised onions and fries. My wife opted for conventional fish and chips with fresh, flaky cod. I noticed a group of out-of-towners were praising their BBQ nachos, Nashville hot chicken, smoked chicken salad and pulled pork sliders. Everyone was trying something different and nobody was disappointed. I get the same feeling when we have lunch at Kendall College. The students get as much enjoyment out of preparing the food as we do eating it. No doubt about it: Kitchens Cafe gets an A for culinary excellence.

Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed June 7, 2017

I didn't know about this place until a lady at work wanted to go for her birthday! I am so glad she did. I never would have known it was here. It's run by student chefs, but everything I have had is wonderful! Give them a try.

Thank Jennifer G
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Reviewed May 2, 2017

This restaurant is housed in The Paducah School Of Art and Design and run by students. The menu is limited to hot & cold sandwiches, some salads, and a couple of soups. Everyone in my group commented on how good the food was. One note though, if you are allergic to chicken as I am, your choice is extremely limited.

Thank Gaye E
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

This was the first time for everyone of us in our group of six to eat here. It is the restaurant on the grounds of the Paducah School of Art and Design. They have a selection of salads, sandwiches, and a soup, along with daily and weekly specials. I had the chicken tenders, roasted vegetables and mashed potatoes with kale and leeks. One person got the Ale braised chicken with Business Mustard glaze special and raved how good and tender it was. They also offer a variety of cookies which are HUGE and only $1.00. Some in the group got some and had smiles on their faces. Will definitely go back. It is only open from 11-3, Monday thru Friday, except holidays. It has a Facebook page and an outside courtyard where you can eat when it is nice out.

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Thank macska
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Reviewed September 23, 2016

Great little cafe run by the local college. Food is fresh, good variety, awesome desserts, daily specials. Very cool location.

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