Top 10 restaurants in Tompkinsville, United States

April 15, 2018 Cedrick Jardin

Tompkinsville is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Monroe County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 2,402 at the 2010 census, down from 2,660 in 2000. The city was named after Vice President Daniel D. Tompkins who served under President James Monroe, for whom the county was named.

1. Dovies

107 W 4th St, Tompkinsville, KY 42167-1505 Waitstaff Diner Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
86%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 14 reviews

Dovies

Reviewed By Kenneth D

My parents grew up in Tompkinsville so I have had the opportunity to enjoy the unique Dovies burger over a period of several decades. It hasn't changed - still cooked and taste the same. The restaurant is housed in a small simple building just off Main Street and always seemed to have wood paneling on the walls. It is a simple U shaped layout, with the cooking done inside the U and basic stools and counter forming the U around the burners. Well, i guess giant frying tables are more accurate. They seem to cook the burgers in a 1/4 to 1/2 inch of oil.

Every burger I have had since a kid was the same - simple round bun, no sesame seeds, the burger, special sauce and onion. The sauce is pretty good - sets it off.

One caveat - be sure to ask that they squeeze the burgers before placing on the bun. This will save you a lot of "heart" ache so to speak and keep your hands and clothes stain free.

All in all a very unique experience and worth the trip - considered a legendary burger in the Bluegrass state.

2. Dairy Queen

101 E 1st St, Tompkinsville, KY 42167-1629 +1 270-487-8845
Excellent
0%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
75%
Poor
25%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By JpDrumr - Muncie, Indiana

Been here before & the service was OK, but nothing to brag about. This LAST trip, they got the Togo order very wrong, & acted "snotty" when we took it back. It was confirmed, & completely simple, so why the server act like that, is not good, as many will hear about it. Maybe it was one person, but the "manager" nodded in approval as she tossed it.

3. Backyard BBQ

293 Old Edmonton Rd, Tompkinsville, KY 42167-7450 Barbecue
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Reviewed By Couplekids - Bardstown KY

We are originally from Monroe County, so we were brought up around this type of bar-b-que. Despite our various travels, we have never found any bar-b-que that compares to Monroe County's! Backyard nails it with the bar-b-que: best shredded pork sandwiches anywhere. Great environment, reasonable prices. We make special trips down there just for the bar-b-que.

4. R & S Barbecue

217 S Jackson St, Tompkinsville, KY 42167-1439 Barbecue +1 270-487-1008
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 5 reviews

Reviewed By Porcophile - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Tompkinsville, with four barbecue restaurants for 3000 people, is the epicenter of a barbecue microregion that wood-cooks pork steaks (cut from shoulders) and serves them with a vinegar-based sauce. R&S is the only place I got to, but it's a winner. The owner, Anita Hamilton, is a charming and vivacious presence, and the pork steaks and sides are marvelous. (She also cooks ribs, chicken, and other meats, but those you can get elsewhere.) If you're anywhere near this place, it's definitely worth a detour.

5. Sonic Drive-In

607 N Main St, Tompkinsville, KY 42167-1127 +1 270-487-5555
Excellent
84%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Sonic Drive-In

Reviewed By JpDrumr - Muncie, Indiana

It had been nearly 2 years since I'd been to Tompkinsville. I had taken Carry-Out food & drinks from every facility in this area. It had become a habit, to PLEASE my customers with Sonic drinks. As I pulled in, the waitress that waited on me for several years, spotted me, & as before, she was very helpful. She boxed the multiple drinks, marked them, & the office that I treated was happy. It speaks well of a business that keeps employees for years.

6. Red Barn Bbq

313 S Main St, Tompkinsville, KY 42167-1550 +1 270-487-9000
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 5 reviews

Reviewed By pbskateso - Kentucky

This small town BBQ has some really good food love the cat fish and pork shoulder but everything is good there just wish they were open more days

7. Bob's House Restaurant

602 N Main St, Tompkinsville, KY 42167-1128 +1 270-407-5990
Excellent
51%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 6 reviews

Reviewed By Kay R - Glasgow, Kentucky

First of all, this is a large, very clean, newly remodeled restaurant........... One thing that was a question, was where do you park? Across the street is what we learned from the waitress. We were the only ones there for over twenty minutes. My husband did enjoy the Monterey Chicken, and grilled vegetables, with texas toast,and water. I had the cheeseburger, tots, and cole slaw........... Cheese burger wasn't hot, nor were tots, cole slaw was just ok.......... My whole meal was just ok, I could have prepared better at home......... Sweet tea really good.............

8. Subway

1650 Edmonton Rd, Tompkinsville, KY 42167-9403 +1 270-487-9946
Excellent
50%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Subway

Reviewed By Melissa W - Bowling Green, Kentucky

I travel for business and frequent Subways instead of the fried options at fast food restaurants. This is the best Subway in a 4 county area. The staff is super friendly. They are generous with their meat and veggie portions. Only downside is they are located inside the Wal-Mart but if you can avoid the lure of retail shopping I'd highly recommend.

9. Swirlie's Frozen Yogurt

605 N Main St, Tompkinsville, KY 42167-1127 +1 270-407-5025
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By kcpc456

Their pizza is amazing! I love their food. It's a kid friendly place, has a game room, party room, and amazing food. They are nice and get your orders right each time. This is the best place in town to get food. And they have reasonable prices!

10. La Tia Mexican Restaurant

956 N Magnolia St, Tompkinsville, KY 42167-1861 +1 270-407-5668
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By WJW0126 - Tompkinsville, Kentucky

We eat at La Tia on a regular basis. The food is very good and you can get it mild or hot, whichever you desire. The wait staff is friendly, and there is plenty of selection on the menu. We like to go on Sunday's for lunch, and there is a Buffet that features Fried Chicken, Catfish, Mashed Potato, Wedge Fries, Green Beans, Corn, Rolls and Butter beans, as well as Salad. I like that, as well as their Nacho Supreme. We have been very satisfied whenever we go to La Tia.

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