Where to Eat in London: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Kaleigh Reichenbach

London is a home rule-class city in Laurel County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is the seat of its county. The population was 7,993 at the time of the 2010 U.S. census. London, Kentucky, is the second-largest city named London in the United States and the fourth-largest in the world. It is part of the London, Kentucky micropolitan area. Of the seventeen micropolitan areas in Kentucky, London is the largest; the London micropolitan area's 2010 Census population was 126,369. London is also home to the annual World Chicken Festival that celebrates the life of Colonel Sanders and features the world's largest skillet.
Things to do in London

1. Gondolier Italian Restaurant

305 W Highway 80, London, KY 40741-1035 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 606-878-1222
Excellent
55%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 183 reviews

Gondolier Italian Restaurant

Reviewed By momof4Wi - Elm Grove, Wisconsin

Our family of five stopped in London for an overnight. OpenTable did not come up with any restaurant suggestions (none!) but one of our kids found Le Gondolier somehow. It was a great choice: something on the menu for everyone, and large portions that offered great value for money. It was a shame we couldn't take the leftovers with us. None of us had room for dessert but the cakes in the display looked stunning. Next time!

2. Starbucks

2021 Highway 192 W, London, KY 40741-1623 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Cafe, American Breakfast +1 606-877-2433
Excellent
49%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 56 reviews

Starbucks

Reviewed By travelers966 - various

This Starbucks earned their 4 stars! Clean, friendly, busy, all team members working diligently to get the orders out! Record times! Our order of 4 items was perfect, everything prepared just right. Thanks, London!

3. Daddy Yo's Frozen Yogurt

144 London Shopping Ctr, London, KY 40741-3015 +1 606-657-5724
Excellent
70%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Reviewed By ZacPensol

Reasonable prices compared to most franchise frozen yogurt (froyo!) places, their selection is every bit as good and has a lot more personality. Games available to play (of the tabletop and arcade variety), spacious dining area, clean... not sure what more to ask for. I'd pick DaddyYo's over Orangeleaf any day.

4. Master Donuts

1100 S Main St, London, KY 40741-1529 American +1 606-657-5459
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Master Donuts

Reviewed By Kyle S

This is a family owned and operated business and their service is top notch. We have been there for amazing donuts everyday we have been in town and they just opened an ice cream shop (also amazing)! What more can we say ... you will like these donuts, the service and you should stop in.

5. Old Town Grill

25 Dogpatch Trading Ctr, London, KY 40741-8292 Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Bar Lunch, Dinner +1 606-260-9380
Excellent
50%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 180 reviews

Old Town Grill

Casual American dining in a relaxed Atmosphere. Pasta, Steak, Seafood and much more.

Reviewed By travelpr0123 - travelpro123

On a recent trip south we stayed overnight in London KY and this bar and eatery seemed to be the only halfway decent placed to get human food. The interior is somewhat rough and worn down, the bar area nice, our waitress was very friendly yet not in the know about available draft beer choices. The hamburgers were surprisingly good. We would come back if in the area. Give it a try.

6. Brie's Brews Coffeehouse

202 E 4th St, London, KY 40741-1416 Seating Cafe Breakfast
Excellent
48%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 15 reviews

Brie's Brews Coffeehouse

Reviewed By snippin - S.E. Kentucky

Nicely decorated, laid back atmosphere. Very clean and tidy. Draws a morning crowd and lunch crowd. Special of the day sandwiches, soups and coffee's. Sweets made daily like brownies and oatmeal cookies. They offer many, many coffee choices and many tasty treats. Casual seating, couches and small tables.

7. Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

125 Faith Assembly Church Rd, London, KY 40741-9662 (Formerly Cheddar's) Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 606-330-0163
Excellent
42%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 247 reviews

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

Reviewed By Steve K - Versailles, Kentucky

Stopped for early lunch while traveling South. Passed this Cheddar's many times but it was time to give it a try. Immediately seated and got our drinks. I always enjoyed the chicken strip meal. Seriously this is a meal for two. Seven huge chicken strips and fries and coleslaw. Asked for take out box to finish meal at home. Lots of items to choose from on menu. Restaurant and bathrooms were clean and waitress was attentive to needs during meal. Very reasonable prices for the amount of food one gets.

8. The Abbey

132 N Main St, London, KY 40741-1369 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 8 - SGD 17 +1 606-864-0044
Excellent
48%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 112 reviews

The Abbey

Hours of operation: Monday - Wednesday 11am - 3pm Lunch Thursday 11am -3pm Lunch then 5pm - 9pm Dinner Friday - Saturday 11am - 9pm Just a mile from Interstate 75, ...At the corner of 6th & Main, close to the Court House. Come visit Downtown London and the Abbey. Fresh burgers, chicken, sandwiches and steaks. Our steaks are cook to perfection and seasoned with our own Abbey Seasoning. We have great catfish fried in our own batter, Salmon and check out our Ribs, only on the weekends Fifteen lunch choices, each for just $6.99. We have Coke products, cold draft beer, wine and spirits. Come to the ABBEY...Eat drink & be Merry.

Reviewed By MIFire - Eagle River, Wisconsin

My wife and I stopped based on the reviews from TripAdvisor. We enjoyed excellent service. We both had a hamburger. It was fresh and cooked just as requested. Area was clean and relaxed with a cold beer which they had a good selection of. Glad we stopped in, nice place for a casual meal or business lunch.

9. Dino's Italian Restaurant & Lounge

392 London Shopping Ctr, London, KY 40741-3017 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 606-877-2525
Excellent
43%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 92 reviews

Dino's Italian Restaurant & Lounge

Reviewed By gypsydixie - Lexington, Kentucky

I had Greek salad for lunch with grilled chicken It was a large plate of lettuce with few half red tomatoes,olives,cucumbers,green peppers. It was good. The service was efficient. The cost with a sweet tea was $11.00 I am pretty sure I could get better salad for this price at a couple of other places.

10. Shiloh Roadhouse

218 Russell Dyche Hwy, London, KY Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse Lunch, Dinner +1 606-877-9363
Excellent
39%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 194 reviews

Shiloh Roadhouse

Reviewed By Kittles - Boston, Massachusetts

This place had a nice atmosphere and the wait staff were welcoming. The food was below par to say the least. We started with the nachos as an appetizer the cheese was questionable we should have hit the trail after that. There were 3 in our party we ordered the sirloin tips which turned out to be chopped chuck which is for beef stew. Here's a tip dont get the tips. Right next door is a restaurant named Chedders it was Awesome.

ThingsToDoWeb © 2018 All rights reserved.