Sometimes, all you want to do is sink your teeth into something savory, filling, and generously portioned—it’s good for the soul! No matter what fancy diets might be in fashion, nothing quite hits the spot like Southern food. Hall's On The River in historical Winchester, KY, has served local residents for many years—as far back as 1793, if you count the original tavern that was on the same lot.
As a central part of the local culture, there are many reasons why Southern food hits the spot. Here are just a few:
Unique Flavors: Southern food has a reputation for using a lot of butter and oil, and while that includes a lot of popular dishes, it certainly doesn’t explain everything. Southern cooking uses a lot of unique spices. First, there’s Old Bay seasoning, a multi-purpose spice that’s been used to flavor fried goods for decades. Many southern dishes also feature bell peppers, celery, and onion, which are used in many soups and stews.
Battered & Fried: Some of the world’s best food is fried—especially when you do it as well as Hall’s On The River. One of their local favorites is the Shiitake “Clouds,” a decadent dish featuring IPA-battered shiitake mushrooms that are fried and served with the restaurant’s own “smack-yo-mama” sauce.
Meaty Goodness: One of the most enduring specialties to come out of the Southern kitchen is barbecue. For an up-close and personal taste, stop by Hall’s On The River and try their traditional BBQ Pork Ribs, served with house barbecue sauce. They’re also proud of their take on the Hot Brown—an enduring favorite when it comes to Southern food—featuring country ham and turkey on toast, topped with bacon, cheddar, and other fixings.
Southern Seafood: Craving catfish? The most famous dish at Hall’s On The River is the Catfish Dinner, which is breaded with homemade batter, fried, and served with house tartar sauce. It’s a nod to tradition and a mouth-watering appeal to the craving everyone gets for a filling, savory meal.
Hungry for Southern food yet? Come to Hall's On The River for lunch or dinner! To reserve a table for your group, call (859) 527-6620, or visit Winchester, KY’s tastiest restaurant online to view menus and contact info.