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The Whistle Stop


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


US$ 5 - US$ 15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Take a step back in time when food was prepared the old fashioned way, "from scratch". Things take a bit longer around here, so sit back, relax and enjoy one of our delicious appetizers while your meal is prepared!
Half order $5.99
Famous Fried Green Tomatoes
Enough to share! Hand sliced and double dipped in buttermilk and our secret breading. Served with our special sauce
Fried Dill Pickles
Dill pickle slices breaded and deep-fried to perfection. Served with homemade sauce
Kentucky Meatloaf Sliders
Our popular meatloaf glazed with a tasty bourbon sriracha sauce and served on three dinner rolls
Southern Stuffed Mushrooms
Large fresh mushrooms stuffed with mashed potatoes and our slow-roasted beef pot roast. Topped with melted mozzarella cheese
Appetizer Sampler
Southern Fried Okra, Fried Dill Pickles, and our Famous Fried Green Tomatoes all in one delicious combination
Hot Cheese Bites
Cheese cubes with bits of hot peppers fried to a golden brown. Served with our homemade sweet & sour sauce
Dressing Selections: Thousand Island, Honey French, Honey Mustard, Bleu Cheese, Fat Free Italian and Fat Free Raspberry Vinaigrette. Homemade Selections: House (Sweet & Sour), Ranch and Celery See. Add a house salad to any entrée - $2.99
Chicken Salad & Fruit Plate
Homemade chicken salad and our fruit salad, accompanied by our muffin of the day
Soup and Salad Combo
Our fresh garden salad served with a cup of your choice of soup
Soup and Sandwich
Baked country ham or chicken salad sandwich with a cup of our famous bean soup
Fried or Grilled Chicken Salad
Fresh salad greens, cheese and tomato all topped with your choice of fried or grilled chicken breast
Chef Salad
Fresh salad greens topped with ham, turkey, cheese, tomato, red onions, hard boiled egg, and bacon crumbles
House Salad
A mix of fresh salad greens, cheese, tomato, croutons, and onions
Each selection is served with our famous fried corn bread
Bowl $4.99
Cup $3.99
Bean Soup
A medley of white and brown dried beans seasoned with country ham. Served with sliced onion and sweet pickle relish
Bowl $5.99
Cup $4.49
Soup of the Day
A delicious rotating menu of our homemade soups fit for each season. Ask your server for today's selection
Bowl $5.99
Cup $4.49
French Onion Soup
Fresh onions sautéed and simmered in a rich beef broth topped with toasted bread, smothered with mozzarella cheese and baked 'til gold and bubbly
Unlimited Refills
Cola-Cola Products*
Add cherry or vanilla syrup
Sweet Ice Tea*
Unsweetened Iced Tea*
Freshly Brewed Coffee*
Hot or Cold Spiced Tea
Pink Lemonade
Fried Country Ham
Award-winning Penn's Country Ham, skillet fried and served with red-eye gravy, buttermilk biscuits, mashed potatoes, and your choice of one side
1/4 dark $9.99
1/4 white $10.99
1/2 dark $11.99
1/2 mixed $12.99
1/2 white $13.99
Fried Chicken
Hand-dipped in buttermilk and our seasoned your then deep fried to perfection. Served with choice of two sides
Baked Country Ham
Penn's Country Ham baked and served with our famous raisin sauce and your choice of two side items
Pork Tenderloin
Two of Uncle Charlie's tenderloins cooked up so tender you won't need a knife. Served with a baked potato and your choice of an additional side item
Pot Roast
Tender slow-roasted pot roast topped with beef gravy. Served with mashed potatoes and one additional side item of your choice
One Chop $12.99
Two Chops $15.99
Pork Chops
Thick bone-in pork chops, pan-seared with our secret seasoning. Served with mashed potatoes and your choice of one side
Country Fried Catfish Dinner
Two pieces of hand-breaded catfish in our southern-style cornmeal breading. Served with French fries and cole slaw
Grilled Chicken Teriyaki
Boneless chicken breast marinated and basted in teriyaki sauce and topped with grilled pineapple. Served with your choice of two sides
Outrageous Chicken
Two marinated grilled chicken breasts smothered in our secret sauce with sautéed mushrooms, crispy bacon and melted mozzarella cheese. Served with a baked potato and your choice of an additional side item
Mama's Famous Meatloaf
A best seller and you will soon know why. Our meatloaf is out of this world! Topped with sweetened diced tomatoes and served with mashed potatoes and your choice of one additional side item
Big half-pound burgers made exclusively with Certified Angus Beef and served on a homemade bun (while they last) with a side of French fries
Bacon Cheeseburger
Thick and juicy 8 oz. burger topped with cheddar cheese, bacon strips, lettuce, tomato, and onion. Served with French dressing. Also known as the "Illinois Central"
Mushroom Swiss Burger
Thick and juicy 8 oz. burger topped with sautéed mushrooms, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion. Served with bleu cheese dressing. Also known as the "Monon"
Cheeseburger Deluxe
Thick and juicy 8 oz. traditional American burger served with lettuce, tomato, onion, and American cheese. Also known as the "L&N"
BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger
Thick and juicy 8 oz. burger topped with BBQ sauce, grilled onions, bacon, and cheese. Also known as the "Union Pacific"
Open-Faced Roast Beef
Slow-roasted beef served on top of mashed potatoes and sliced bread all smothered with our scratch-made gravy
Chicken Tender Basket
Three jumbo chicken tenderloins hand-breaded in our secret breading and deep-fried served with French fries and our homemade sweet & sour sauce
Baked Icelandic Cod
Mild, flaky white fish from the cold waters of Iceland! Lightly-dusted with lemon pepper, baked and served with lemon herb butter. Choice of one side
Small Order $8.99
Kentucky Hot Brown
Thinly sliced ham and turkey served on a bed of sliced bread topped with our homemade cheese sauce, real bacon crumbles, and sliced tomato
Corned beef sliced thin and topped with Swiss cheese and sauerkraut on grilled rye bread. Served with French fries
Pork BBQ Sandwich
Shredded pork in our own BBQ sauce served on homemade bun or fried cornbread
Chicken Salad
Made from scratch and seasoned perfectly. Served on your choice of bread with one side
Southern Catfish Sandwich
Our famous hand-breaded catfish served on bread with homemade tartar, lettuce, and pickles. Served with French fries
$2.49 each
Fried Corn Bread (2 Pieces)
Mashed Potatoes
Baked Potato
Loaded add $0.99
Green Beans
Cup of Fruit Salad
Cole Slaw
Lima Beans
Collard Greens
$0.50 additional with entrée) or $2.99 a la carte
Broccoli Casserole
Macaroni and Cheese
Side Salad
Onion Rings
Corn Pudding
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are traveling anywhere near this area I strongly encourage you to visit here. It is one of the coolest places I have ever eaten. It’s like you are driving past corn fields in nowhere land and then you run upon The Whistle Stop...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 591tammyp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When traveling through this area, we try to time our visit near lunch or dinner time specifically so we can stop here. I recommend the Roast beef manhattan. It’s is excellent. Service and atmosphere also excellent

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jkm2405
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent country cooking and friendly atmosphere. Don't go here if you're on a diet as there aren't any light choices and that's the only reason for 4 stars vs 5 stars. Staff is very friendly and food is excellent!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 616callieg
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

Stopped when traveling north on I65. Quaint setting. Reasonable prices. Friendly, fast service. My husband & I both had the roast beef manhattan. Delish!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jkm2405
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

Stopped in here for lunch on our way North and was very pleased with our experience! Whitney did a phenomenal job taking care of us. We had the bison burger with sweet potato fries, fried pickles, and pimento cheese sandwich and everything was absolutely delicious!...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lori H
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Great little place tucked away in Glendale, Ky. Super service, friendly people & great food. Our waitress, Jessica, was super. If your in the area, this is a must stop.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Terry Q
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The facility takes you back in time - quite a few rooms for several diners each, high privacy booths with lots of wood, but it's the food that is, if you have been lucky, just like home cooked comfort food. We did the vegetables including...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank loisaymett
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

My husband an I went to spend day in Glendale an decided to have lunch at the Whistle stop. This was third time in last 15 years I had been there. It was busy as could be expected on a Saturday. We signed in an...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

It was a little on the pricey side but there isn’t a lot of competition in town. The service was good and the meatloaf and fried chicken were just okay. The fried green tomatoes were heavily battered and came with a very different sauce.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mitch M
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We eat here every time we are near Glendale. If you are anywhere close to Elizabethtown, Lexington, Bardstown, (we would drive from Louisville), you should give this Southern American, Down-Home cooking a try! From their Cheeseburgers to their home-made pie, you will not be disappointed....More

Date of visit: September 2018
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28 July 2017|
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Response from 15earll | Reviewed this property |
No T bone on the menu as far as I know.
16 May 2016|
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Response from Liz G | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. They are all homemade so I bet worse case you could order one ahead. Worth a call or I believe they have. FB page....
16 May 2016|
Response from Tory M | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. Contact them.
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