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Southern Dining and Hospitality in Owensboro: The Miller House

JC Phelps

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It’s a memorable dining experience when you find a restaurant that is quintessentially southern to its core. To me, that’s one of the greatest joys of life. I recently had that experience at the Miller House of Owensboro, Kentucky. From the stately exterior, to the charming white tablecloth interior, to the wonderful southern food — it’s a must visit by my standard. If you find yourself in the region, do yourself a favor and make a reservation!

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The Miller House of Owensboro, KY

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About the Miller House

Located in Owensboro’s historic downtown district, the Miller House is a family-owned restaurant that serves traditional food with a southern influence. The restaurant is lodged in a historic home that was built in 1905 and guests have the opportunity to enjoy brunch, lunch, and/or dinner on the property. While they have classics year-round, the Miller House offers seasonal menus to ensure the highest quality produce (much of which they grow); additionally, they proudly serve Kentucky Proud products.

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What We Ordered

When we visited the Miller House, we had brunch. I’m already planning my return to try the dinner menu!

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Southern omelet with toast

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Country ham

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Chicken and waffles

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Every menu item was even better than it appears in photograph; we truly enjoyed each bite!

Visit the Miller House

 301 E 5th St, Owensboro, KY 42303

(270) 685-5878

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About Owensboro

Owensboro is Kentucky’s fourth-largest city, nestled on a scenic bend of the Ohio River in Western Kentucky. It is also is the culinary and cultural hub of Western Kentucky, with a wide variety of wonderfully delicious, locally-owned restaurants and a thriving arts community. No trip to Owensboro is complete without enjoying Owensboro’s signature hickory-smoked barbecue mutton and flavorful burgoo, sampling some of Kentucky’s finest bourbons, and exploring our ties to the roots of bluegrass music. Owensboro hosts more than 20 annual festivals, including the world-famous International Bar-B-Q Festival, ROMP bluegrass music festival, Big O Music Fest and the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden Daylily Festival. Alongside festivals, there are unique attractions and special events in Owensboro nearly every week of the year.

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