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Cottage Inn going strong near century mark

by Robin Garr » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:51 am

Cottage Inn going strong near century mark

LEO's Eats with Robin Garr

Cottage Inn’s iconic fried chicken, with mashed potatoes and gravy and a side of white beans.
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Quick! What’s the longest-lived Louisville restaurant that’s been in continuous business at its original location? I’m going to say Cottage Inn, where we, our parents, and maybe even our great-great grandparents have been enjoying hearty down-home country fare since 1929.

Just 11 years shy of its centennial, Cottage Inn is going strong, and that’s good news, as an ownership change has breathed new life into this local culinary institution. With owner Dan Zughbi at the helm for the past year and a half, Cottage Inn has a new look and a good vibe. We enjoyed a delicious lunch there the other day, and look forward to making it a regular stop.

The little stone cottage remains unchanged, of course, and the pretty little goldfish pool out front is still there. Inside, the old beige and dark-wood look is gone, replaced with white trim and bright walls the color of cream-of-tomato soup. The oilcloth table covers are gone, too, revealing undraped wood-look tables set with lightweight flatware rolled in paper napkins.

The menu, too, holds true to the past, little changed, other than contemporary pricing, in recent decades and perhaps for the past 89 years. It’s not gourmet-style but, the menu says, “home-style Southern cooking.” ...

Read the full review on LouisvilleHotBytes,
http://www.louisvillehotbytes.com/cotta ... ntury-mark

You'll also find this review in LEO Weekly’s Food & Drink section today.
http://www.leoweekly.com/category/food-drink/

Cottage Inn
570 Eastern Parkway
637-4325
http://cottageinnlouisville.com
Facebook: http://bit.ly/CottageInn

Robin Garr's rating: 84 points

Noise level: It’s a busy, popular place, and a friendly lunch-hour crowd kept up a constant buzz that, however, generally did not hamper conversation. (Average sound level 77-85 dB.)

Accessibility: A short wooden ramp makes the entrance accessible to all. The restroom is equipped with grab bars, but narrow doors could be tricky to negotiate in a wheelchair.

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