Best Of 2018

Best Restaurant That Sounds Like a Convenience Store: Kennings Circle K

No, Kennings Circle K is not a gas station with hot dogs and nachos. This family-owned restaurant actually serves prime rib, barbecue and other homestyle classics. It’s part old-school steakhouse, part your dad’s favorite bar and part 1970s small-town event hall. If you’re of a certain age, you might recognize some nostalgic dishes like hot slaw, steaks with frizzled onions, a Kentucky hot brown and mock turtle soup (garnished with chopped hard-boiled egg). It really feels like you’re stepping back in time, in the best way. They specialize in private events and catering, making it the perfect no-frills spot to host a family gathering. It’s filled to the brim on holidays, so make reservations accordingly — a recent Christmas Eve menu included filet mignon, lasagna and German sauerbraten. Kennings Circle K, 6166 Bridgetown Road, Bridgetown, kenningscirclek.com.