Stanford Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Stanford

April 14, 2018 Flossie Demartino

Stanford is a home rule-class city in Lincoln County, Kentucky, United States. It is one of the oldest settlements in Kentucky, having been founded in 1775. Its population was 3,487 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Lincoln County. Stanford is part of the Danville Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Things to do in Stanford

1. The Bluebird

202 W Main St, Stanford, KY 40484-1256 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Grill, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 29 +1 606-365-1010
Excellent
82%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 156 reviews

The Bluebird

The Bluebird is a Farm to Table restaurant featuring Marksbury meats and locally grown veggies from local farmers in the area. We pride ourselves on serving the freshest and most local ingredients to ensure the quality of the items we provide to our guests. Our open kitchen, friendly atmosphere and thoughtful wait staff serves to welcome our guests with open arms, each and every time they walk through the door. The Bluebird has partnered with Marksbury Farm, First Southern National Bank, Wilderness Road Guest Houses and Rooms, and Kentucky Soaps & Such to form The Stanford Stewardship Group. Our goal is to promote local businesses, revitalize Main Street, and support a sustainable future by being stewards of the Earth. Eat Bluebird: Local. Natural. Pure.

Reviewed By mdenis46 - Danville, Kentucky

I ate here for breakfast awhile ago, but forgot to review. I had the breakfast platter of eggs, sausage, and toast. The sausage, though tasty, was overcooked to the point of dryness. The eggs, on the other hand were order sunny side up, and they came, basically broken from the shells and slightly warmed up -- no part of the egg was completely cooked. For what I paid for a breakfast that would have cost half that in most other restaurants, I have never been back.
On the positive side, I hear wonderful things about the restaurant. I hope so, because if all experiences were like mine, it would have folded months ago.
I DO need to give it another try though.

2. Dairy Queen

1002 Lancaster St, Stanford, KY 40484-1371 +1 606-365-9760
Excellent
0%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
50%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

2.5 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By Judie J

They serve good food. Just be careful if you want to order it different from menu. Say for instance; if you order your drink without ice be prepared for an additional charge. I ordered a burger without cheese. I was told that I would be charged extra to NOT put cheese on my burger. I asked if I could get it on thr side, they said unlrs it's on the burger there is an additional charge. Their food is good but not worth all the extra charges to get it the way I prefer it. I just go to other local resturants that are willing to accommidate without extra charges.

3. Kentucky Depot

119 Metker Trl, Stanford, KY 40484-1066 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Dinner +1 606-365-8040
Excellent
47%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 46 reviews

Kentucky Depot

Reviewed By CherokeeMan - Orlando, Florida

While promising from the outside, and often frequented by the locals, the food served is at best fair. The corn bread was extremely oily; the fired chicken was overcooked; and the sweet potato fries were limp and tasteless.

4. 4 Generations

204 W Main St, Stanford, KY 40484-1256 Wheelchair Accessible Lunch +60 6-661 0005
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

4 Generations

Reviewed By William H - Stanford, Kentucky

When in town or near Stanford Kentucky, or just a little hot outside, make sure you get some ice cream from these wonderful people. The ice cream is top notch and affordable.

The gift shop has some wonderful Kentucky based items also.

Service is family oriented and friendly

5. My Gudalajara

817 E Main St, Stanford, KY 40484-1406 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 606-365-0101
Excellent
59%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

My Gudalajara

Reviewed By IAMRADTECH2 - STANFORD, KY

This is the closest restaurant to our house and we refuse to eat here anymore. Staff is good but food is not- unless you love salt. No matter what you order, it all tastes the same. How is that even possible? Drive on for a better meal.

6. Sonic Drive-In

863 27, Stanford, KY 40484 +1 606-365-3000
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By Motorcyclebuds - Somerset, Kentucky

June 19 was 1/2 price shakes all day long, but they are 1/2 price after 8:00pm. Great tasting onion rings and the chopped onions on the burgers add extra flavor. Oreo cookie milkshakes are tasty. Order the mini or small size, so you can order several different flavors .

7. Domino's Pizza

22 Frontier Blvd, Stanford, KY 40484-8513 Pizza +1 606-365-1818
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By William T - Liberty, Kentucky

The pizzas we had were very good, the staff is very friendly and efficient. The restaurant is take-out only.

8. Subway

101 US Highway 150 Byp, Stanford, KY 40484-1034 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 606-365-7016
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By Denice L - Stanford, Kentucky, United States

Everyone is always pleasant and they prepare your sub like you ask. The salads are prepared fresh and they give you a large portion for the price. The atmosphere is ok and usually clean in the dinning area but I always get mine to go.

9. McDonald's

U.S. 27 & 150 Bypass, Stanford, KY 40484 +1 606-365-2186
Excellent
0%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
20%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 5 reviews

Reviewed By Alicia N - Danville, KY

I always know that what I order at McDonald’s will b good and taste just like it always has. For breakfast I like the yogurt and fruit and I love their salads for lunch. I also get senior coffee for 71 cents.

10. Arby's

102 Vincent Dr, Stanford, KY 40484-1478 American +1 606-365-3780
Excellent
34%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
33%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By Trbl4u2 - Barboursville

This was one place that was close to the hotel I was staying at and not wanting to drive far to get something to eat we stopped here.
One two customers in front of me and they could not get a simple order correct. Items paid for were missing from my order. The bad part was I was back at the hotel before I realized this and did not feel like driving back.
Just check your order before you leave the joint.

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