440 Main is a beautiful place when one wants dinner to be an event. The dining is quaint, the lighting subtle, the mood romantic and the food devine. Service is always of the highest quality and the chef is an extraordinary talent. *Banquet and catering services are available.
Favorite Dish: Herbed Goat Cheese Tian
I'm not a big fan of Cracker Barrel, but if we didn't want to get back in the car and drive, we had a choice of only Waffle House or Cracker Barrel. It was quite crowded so I sat in the rocker by the fireplace while Bob waited for a table.
They also have a somewhat tacky store in the same building as the restaurant, that's probably the "Old Country Store" part of it. They sell the rockers that are on the porch.
Favorite Dish: Bob had a roast beef sandwich with gravy, mashed potatoes and cole slaw, and I had breakfast which I figured they couldn't screw up too badly. It was two eggs, hash browns, biscuits, pale gravy, grits, fried pork tenderloins and stewed apples. Last time I said over easy for the eggs and got the yolks all hard, so this time I said sunny side up and they were absolutely raw on top. I managed to drip egg yolk all down the front of me. I also got ice cream and fudge sauce in a mug for dessert.
For what it is worth, I visited this restaurant several weeks ago with five other guests and had a poor experience. The waitress dropped a glass of ice tea on the table, shattering the glass and getting glass and tea on several folks at the table. I ended up paying the bill (for over $300) and frankly expected some sort of an acknowledgment (maybe free desert?) from the manager or owner but received none. I wrote a letter to the owner about the experience and all I received was an angry phone call from him where he was belligerent and "insulted" because I wrote a letter. Very poor customer service.
There is a lot of good eating in Bowling Green. Rumor has it that there are more restaurants per person than anywhere else in the United States. While we feature all of the major chains, if you get off the main drag (Scottsville Rd., aka Hwy. 231) there are some great local places to eat. Our favorite is the Brickyard Cafe, owned by two Bosnians who relocated to Bowling Green. It has a wonderful mix of southern European meals, including traditionals like pastas. The goat cheese pizza is awesome. Another great place is Mariah's, for typical American foods such at pot roast, salmon, steaks, etc. Both are reasonably priced, and located in downtown. To avoid the traffic, take exit 24 and head straight into town.
Favorite Dish: At Brickyard, I love the goat cheese pizza, while my husband loves the traditional Italian spaghetti. The baklava is incredible for desert.
At Mariah's, the pot roast is my tops, while my hubby enjoys the salmon. The portions sizes are great, and all of the deserts are huge.
This restaurant was sooo good! I'm pretty sure it was called Toots...althought now that I think of it..it might have been Tootsies. Well, regardless, it is either or. :) But the food is very fried and very good. If it is your first time there, they even give you free fried pickles! Very nice staff with very fun accents!
Denny's. Great atmosphere, and the food slowly kills you
The cigarettes in the food. You will meet a variety of people from across the galaxy stopping here.
Favorite Dish: Dagwood Slam -- A sandwich ... but breakfast