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A Kentucky Food Blogger Itinerary

Small town cuisine and Kentucky Proud items are the name of the game for J.C. Phelps, Kentucky food blogger and owner of JCPeats blog! J.C. is adventuring his way through all 120 counties of the Commonwealth and we were lucky enough to host him for a few days in Calloway County. Hitting the usuals, J.C. wanted the typical visitor experience. Walk in his footsteps and experience Murray, KY through the eyes of a Kentucky food blogger with his itinerary below!


Breakfast at Sammon's Bakery

THE local hangout in the morning. Make sure to bring cash! Our recommendation, the donuts.

Golfing at Miller Memorial Golf Course

Known as one of the finest golf courses in the Western Kentucky Lakes Region's.

Antiquing in Hazel, KY

A ten minute drive down the road is a charming town full of antique shops where you are sure to find that one-of-a-kind piece.

Lunch at the Blue and White Grill

Grab a bite to eat off a southern home-style menu to coincide with your antique finds. Make sure to leave room for pie!

Hunt down the barn quilts on the Calloway County Quilt Trail

Over 60 barn quilts can be found, and what a perfect way to spend an afternoon in Murray!

Dinner at the Keg

Enjoy a tasty meal with options like barbecue, seafood, and an extensive Cajun menu! Hot eats: oysters on the half shell.


Breakfast at Rudy's on the Square

Photo from Justin Kimbro

A Downtown Murray favorite and a menu that will throw you back to your grandmother's home cooking. Go ahead and eat the freshly-made pie or banana pudding while you're at it!

Art Exhibits

Art can be found all over Murray from the Clara M. Eagle exhibit on campus, to our Murray Art Guild in downtown! Check out their websites for exhibit schedules.

Lunch at H.R.H. Dumplins

Photo from H.R.H. Dumplins Facebook

Well known for their homemade rolls, dumplins, and a variety of mouth watering cakes. It is a favorite lunch location of the locals with specials changing daily. The fruit tea is a must here!

Explore the Downtown Court Square

Restaurants and many boutiques have found their home right off the court square in Murray, with specialty shops around every corner.

Dinner at the Alley Steakhouse

Photo from the Alley Steakhouse Facebook

A fine-dining experience featuring a menu including steak, seafood, and pasta dishes, located just above a bowling alley!

Playhouse in the Park Show

One of the many favorite activities of Murray locals with shows varying all throughout the year. Follow the link to their website for a complete schedule of shows.


Breakfast pick-me-up at Shaffer Coffee

Photo from Shaffer Coffee Co. Facebook

Located down the street from the court square, Shaffer Coffee has a hip vibe and delicious breakfast snacks that pair perfectly with a cup o' joe. We love the hot chocolate, too!

Downtown Murray Farmers Market

The market fills Maple and 5th Street with booths full of produce from local farmers, and is only here until the end of October!

Check out J.C. Phelps' Murray experience through his blog post, here!