Taverns and inns served food and liquor early in Warren County's history. By the late 1800s oyster bars, restaurants, confectioneries and ice cream parlors clustered around Fountain Square, and eateries such as the Dixie Cafe on Main Street became local institutions. In the mid-1960s McDonald's built its 469th store with a ten-item menu. Since the 1950s the restaurant industry has exploded, with eating establishments following commercial development along the 31-W Bypass and roads leading into the city.
For nearly twenty-five years "Patsy" Fitzpatrick sold liquor and cigars from his saloon at 330 Main Street in Bowling Green. During prohibition Fitzpatrick turned his tavern into an ice cream parlor and renamed it Patsy's Fountain of Youth.
Warren County, Kentucky, Restaurants