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The Best Restaurants in Bowling Green, KY!

Bowling Green is home to tons of places to eat, and you’ll want to explore all of them. Here are just a few top places to grab a bite if you’re passing through or if you’re heading out for a family dinner! Long-time residents, those new to the area and Western Kentucky University students should all try these places at least once! Start the ultimate food bucket list with the great places below.

Tea Bayou

Tea Bayou​ is a Cajun food lovers’ dream. There’s everything from Shrimp Po’Boys to Red Beans & Rice. There are also American options like salads, handcrafted burgers, and pizza, so even if you know picky eaters, they’ll find something here! Everything is made from scratch.

Home Café & Marketplace

Here you’ll get that homey, marketplace vibe. It’s perfect for kids and families, as it has plenty of simple options like macaroni & cheese, pizza, and pasta. Plus, they have a goal to use mostly Kentucky grown products, so you’ll be eating real local food!

Rafferty's Restaurant & Bar

You’ll get great value here, and it’s perfect for a nice lunch or dinner. You can get an excellent ribeye dinner here for a value and watch a ballgame on the deck or enjoy drinks with friends. Whatever the occasion, Rafferty’s​ is perfect.

Smokey Pig Bar-B-Q

What’s a town without an amazing BBQ place? Smokey Pig Barb-B-Q​ has you covered. It’s real-deal BBQ, with dishes like pulled pork sandwiches and a mustard base potato salad. Plus, if you’re in a hurry, a takeout option is available. ​ 

El Mazatlan

If you’re in the mood for Mexican food, this is the place to go. You can sit down or get takeout from here, and the service is highly praised. You’ll get bottomless chips and salsa for no charge, and get to try signature dishes like the chicken fajita quesadilla. If you’re on a budget, the lunch menu offers great prices.
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