Druther’s Restaurant – Campbellsville, Kentucky

I had reached out through Facebook to the Druther’s in Campbellsville, Kentucky when I found out about its existence. I didn’t even know that there were any still around.

Druther’s started out as Burger Queen in Louisville, Kentucky. The first location opened in 1963. By 1981 they had changed their name to Druther’s (a play on the word druthers) to try and change the common belief that they only sold Burgers. They were also well known for their Fried Chicken.

After speaking to the owner Steve McCarty he told me that his parents opened this location as Burger Queen #18 back in 1970.

My wife Marcela had her mind set on having breakfast and the Biscuits smothered in gravy with Eggs and Bacon would fill that slot in her stomach, She enjoyed it and I stole a piece of Bacon, just because.

Biscuits, Gravy & Bacon

The fries are the pretty standard shoestrings, properly fried and salted. Once they met the blob of ketchup I put on my tray, it was a match made in heaven.

French Fries

The Burger is also a pretty standard size patty. I ordered the Double with Cheese. This is fresh meat folks, not the frozen pucks that pass for Burgers nowadays. It was great and reminded in look, taste, and texture to what is served by the Whataburger chain out of Texas.

Double Cheeseburger

I need to thank Steve for not only taking the time to sit down with us and give me some history on his family’s restaurant but for also donating a Druther’s T-shirt for my Burger Queen/Druther’s section at the Burger Museum.

It’s a historical spot with great food, what other reason do you need to stop here?

UPDATE: Druther’s was a stop on my All About The Burger book signing road trip: Click here to read and see the pictures.

You Don’t Have To Be A Burger Queen To Enjoy:

Druther’s Restaurant
101 N Columbia Ave, Campbellsville, KY 42718

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