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Summer Eats in the MKY

The thrills of visiting a new city include finding some of the best places to dine, and experience restaurants where the locals frequent. We are in the thick of summer, which calls for the flavors of the season. Dine at any of the following restaurants to fully indulge in our flavors of summer in Murray, KY. Let's eat!

The Willow Bistro

The Willow Bistro is one of our hidden treasures. They specialize in international cuisine and diet-friendly options including vegan, lactose-free and gluten free. At the beginning of the summer, they release their seasonal menu with fresh ingredients worth giving a try. The vegan chocolate chip cookies sound deceiving, but the taste is better than Tollhouse.

Jasmine Thai and Sushi

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Jasmine's created their Asian cuisine menu and planted their roots in Western Kentucky. In honor of that, they created a specific menu item to represent those roots. The Murray Roll is a sushi roll consisting of baked salmon, cream cheese, and sesame seeds topped with avocados and a special eel sauce. Who knew you could find top-notch sushi in a small town?

The Burrito Shack

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The Burrito Shack knows a thing or two about summer eats. The atmosphere itself takes you to a tropical destination, but the food ties it all together. Go in and create-your-own burrito or enjoy the taco special, but don't forget your pineapple salsa! For the really hot days, pair a cold beer with the fish tacos.

The Keg

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Don't let the name fool you, the Keg brings the flavors of summer to the forefront of our minds...with a cold beer on the side, of course. The flavors and spices of New Orleans are brought home in their expansive menu. Our recommendations: the Cajun sampler, blackened Louisiana red fish, or the juicy, right off the pit brisket just to name a few! Their seafood is brought straight from the Gulf every week, so you can be sure that what you get is fresh from the sea.

La Cocina

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Taste the flavors of Mexico at this local favorite! La Cocina created a menu item just for Murray. The Burrito Murray, available every day, consists of beans, chicken, ground beef, rice, cheese, lettuce, and sour cream topped with enchilada and cheese sauce. We highly recommend the fresh guacamole to compliment the burrito. YUM! If the weather allows, enjoy the large patio for a meal.

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