If you love Kentucky Fried Chicken, and you are traveling on I75 between Lexington and Knoxville, you need to stop for your next meal at the Sanders Cafe, the birthplace of KFC! We have stopped at the Colonel Sanders Cafe and Museum several times while out exploring Kentucky. The food has always been hot and fresh and the atmosphere is just unique. How many places can you eat your food in a modern restaurant while enjoying the feel of a legend?
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Harlan Sanders Cafe and Museum
The birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken is located in Corbin, KY. One of the highlights, of course, is the opportunity to can sit beside a life-size Colonel Sanders. When we were there yesterday, we didn’t realize that we were recreating an earlier picture from 2013! What fun memories with the kids!
Enjoy looking at the display cases with Colonel Sanders memorabilia after you place your order.
Every time we have been there, we have been amazed at the ethnic diversity of the diners. I guess people all over the world know and love KFC, so it just makes sense that this would be a widely visited spot.
You can take a look at what the original kitchen would have looked like when Colonel Sanders birthed his idea for Kentucky Fried Chicken! Can’t you just imagine how popular this would have been back in the early 1930’s?
- From I-75 take exit 25, go north on Cumberland Falls Hwy (US 25W) for approximately 2 miles, then turn left onto Main Street.
- From Main Street, turn left on US 25, at the overpass. Follow 25 roughly one mile. Sanders Cafe will be on the left.
The prices are the same as any KFC, but it’s the atmosphere and decor that make it worth the stop! There is no charge to view the displays and memorabilia.
Have you ever visited the Colonel Sanders Cafe? I’d love to hear your experience!!!
Did you know you can even buy a look alike mini-figure? This would be perfect for the Kentucky Fried Chicken fan on your list for Christmas morning!
Looking for more places to explore in the area? Don’t miss our favorite waterfall hikes in Central Kentucky!