The whole Indiana/Kentucky area has quite a few places to visit. Research them on this site. As to the area around the area of Lincoln's birth, I haven't been able to find much outside of of The Whistle Stop Cafe in Glendale, Kentucky, south of Louisville. http://www.whistlestoprestaurant.net/
216 East Main Street
Glendale, KY 42740
It's kind of a barren food area around there that ranges from the same-old-same-old chains to some non-chains that serve food that you could prepare better at home.
In Bardstown, KY they have the Old Talbott Inn on the city square, but after it burned down about a dozen years ago, once it was rebuilt the food has not maintained the quality it had, although I think they try.
As to the Indiana side, a trip to Ireland, IN (just four miles west of Jaspar) is The Chicken Place. As several who frequent this board can attest, they have pretty good fried chicken.
The Chicken Place
4970 W State Rd 56
Ireland, IN 47545
Hours: Mon-Fri 4 pm - 9 pm / Sat 3:30 pm - 9 pm
And if you come as far as Owensboro, just 25 miles farther west will put you at the table of the Bon Ton Mini Mart, which has some fried chicken that goes well beyond what passes for normal, as many on this board will also attest. A check out Cecif's thread on "Trip Reports" for a tour of the western Kentucky area, the Bon Ton included. http://www.roadfood.com/F...fetbuster-m532913.aspx
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