10 Southern Eats for $10 or Less

Henderson, Kentucky’s dining scene is adventurous as it is delicious! You must try some one of these 10 local southern dishes that make will make your heart (and tummy) feel full! 

Bangie’s Cafe

Farmer’s Breakfast – Country Ham or Tenderloin, 2 eggs, and a choice of taters, toast or biscuits and gravy for $7.99. Or if you are a fan of fried chicken, you can even get the whole chicken, with no sides, for $6.99.

Mr. D’s Drive-In
Colonel Jim Spicy Fried Chicken 2,3, or 4 meal piece for under $10, which includes a side of Texas toast, baked beans, and cole slaw.

Rockhouse on the River
Everyone knows Rockhouse on the River has great pizza, but original Rockhouse lovers also know that their Stromboli is arguably the best in town. You can test out the regular Stromboli with pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, green peppers, onions and cheese for $8.25. Or you can square up against a buffalo ranch or meat lovers Stromboli, which are both under $10 too.

Bliss Artisan Ice Cream & Pizza
You typically wouldn’t find yourself craving pizza in an ice cream shop, but Bliss is the exception. Their handmade and personalized pizzas have fresh ingredients and are ready to go in just a few minutes. You can get any 11 inch pizza for $8.50. Locals know to swing by at least once a month to see what new pizza specials are trending. Our recent favorites are Barbecue, Bang Bang Shrimp, Chicken Alfredo, and Jerk Chicken. If you are craving sweets, try this wacky southern ice cream flavor: Fried Corn!

Thomason’s Barbecue
You simply cannot visit Henderson, Kentucky without testing out local barbecue. If you are looking for a unique flavor of barbecue, visit Thomason’s and get the barbecue mutton dinner plate for $8.05. Pairs well with a southern sweet tea or lemonade.

Farmer & Frenchman Winery & Cafe
Southern dining takes an upscale twist at this unique winery cafe. Farmer & Frenchman has great pastas, salads and of course wine. We recommend our favorite southern plate, which is the Farmer Tommy’s Special pizza made with country ham, mozzarella, olive oil, portabella mushrooms and pepperoncini for $10.

Mister B’s Pizza and Wings
You say southern, we say spicy… southern!… spicy! Get some delicious southern buffalo or boneless wings at Mister B’s spiced and way you like it ranging from XXX-Hot to Spicy Garlic Parmesan! Get a plate of 10 wings or eight boneless wings for $6.99.

Rookies Sports Bar & Grill
This town favorite is a great sit-down dining spot with a variety of dishes. We suggest trying out one (or all) of Rookies signature dishes. You will definitely want to start with the fried green tomatoes! They are lightly breaded and baked to golden-brown perfection, with a little bit of parmesan cheese on top, for just $8.

Mexican cuisine meets southern flair with this epic burrito dish! The Burrito Kentucky is a monster of a burrito. The biggest of appetites can rarely finish this entire entree. You can order it stuffed with steak or chicken with tons of toppings, and it is only $6.60 on Tacoholics lunch menu.

One of the oldest taverns in Kentucky, Metzger's Tavern has great burgers and libations.

Metzger’s Tavern
And last but not least, this no frills dining hub is exactly what makes this hole-in-the-wall restaurant a must-visit. Built on great food, friends and tradition, Metzger’s Tavern is a great go-to to grab a burger on your lunch (you must add smoked Gouda cheese) or drink with the crew. Our southern favorites are the pimento cheese sandwich and biscuits and gravy. Everything on their menu is under $10, so feel free to try all the savory flavors and daily specials!


For more information on local dining spots, visit our dining page.