Bluegrass Country, Thoroughbred horse farms, Bourbon Trail getaways, and legendary Kentucky Southern cooking — that’s ShelbyKY, right in the middle of the American Saddlebred Capital of the World and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®.

In Shelbyville and nearby Simpsonville, locally owned eateries serve up fantastic local and regional fare from breakfast and brunch to fine dining. If it's legendary fried chicken and down-home family-style dining you’re craving, Claudia Sanders Dinner House is your place to be. For classic Kentucky Hot Brown or other Southern specialties and a big serving of Southern hospitality, plan on the historic Bell House Restaurant. McKinley’s Café is a great place to pick up a quick bite with a great selection of sandwiches, fresh baked bread, soups, salads, and handmade desserts.

Wet your whistle at The Barrel Room with your favorite (or newly discovered favorite) spirits – beer, wine, bourbon, and cocktails.

Whatever your taste, Shelby County has a selection of restaurants for every palate, including Mexican, Chinese, a steak house, and two hidden barbecue gems!

Whether you’re visiting for Shelby County Kentucky events, horse farm tours near Louisville, or planning a bourbon trail trip, you’ll find plenty of places to stay in Shelby County and a great selection of dining choices for all appetites.