Six restaurants in Bowling Green you don’t want to miss

Shantel Pettway

Food: a necessity for human life. One thing college students can agree on is that we like to eat. Bowling Green has given students a few new options for dining out within the last year. Some of those restaurants are Cookout, Wing Stop and Wild Eggs. There are many other places to choose from when you’re out late with friends and want to grab a bite to eat. Here are some of the top food spots in Bowling Green:


1. OverTime Sports Bar & Grill

If you’re looking for a laid back atmosphere, great food and fans screaming for their favorite sports team, OverTime is the place for you. The restaurant is located on Bakersfield Way just off of Campbellsville Road. This spot is very popular among many upperclassmen.

Must Eat: Order the chicken nacho libre. This huge basket of nachos will have you asking for a to-go box, according to Louisville sophomore Brittany Perry. You can choose chicken, beef or pulled pork variations of this tasty dish, which is discounted on Tuesdays.

Take Note: If you want to make your experience better outside your meal, head to OverTime on Wednesdays for trivia and Thursdays for karaoke.


2. Shogun Bistro & Hibachi

Be sure to get to Shogun early if you don’t want to wait. This Japanese-inspired restaurant is a great place for casual dining and enjoyable conversation with your friends. And it offers more than just sushi. If you like to play with your food or enjoy food-based entertainment, choose hibachi and witness a professional create a delicious dish for you.

Must Eat: Savor the chicken hibachi and fried rice drenched with yum yum sauce.

Take Note: If you go to Shogun on Tuesdays, you can get half-priced sushi rolls.


3. Sam’s Gyros

You may not have studied abroad yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a taste of overseas cuisine here in Bowling Green for a more feasible price. This Greek restaurant on Campbell Lane will have you ordering takeout almost every month.

Must Eat: The gyro chicken combo with rice is a great way to begin your journey with Greek food.

Take Note: To spice up your dish, ask for cucumber sauce to pour on top of your rice.


4. Chuy’s

This Tex-Mex restaurant is one to remember. The pink and blue exterior will invite you in, but the food will have you making regular visits. Chuy’s is located on Ken Bale Boulevard off Scottsville Road.

Must Eat: The chuychanga is one of the best things on the menu. The fried tortilla shell and seasoned chicken breast inside pair well with a side of refried beans.

Take Note: If you happen to love Chuy’s and your group or organization has a party, Chuy’s offers an offsite catering car.


5. Judy’s Castle

If you want to feel at home, this is a great place to check out. A hidden gem, Judy’s Castle is located on the 31-W Bypass. If you haven’t been a student for a while, you might miss it, but the little brown castle has great service and food.

Must Eat: The biscuits and gravy may be the best you’ve ever had. This dish fills you with Southern comfort.

Take Note: The ladies who serve and make these scrumptious dishes will make you feel like part of the family.


6. Wild Eggs

This new addition to the Bowling Green community has been a hit. Wild Eggs is a breakfast and brunch restaurant, so if you want to enjoy its cuisine, make sure you arrive before 3 p.m. on the weekends and before 2:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Must Eat: Relish the classic French toast. This meal is sure to make your taste buds sing. If you pair it with seasoned potatoes, this dish will be the perfect start to your day.

Take Note: Try the Everything muffin. It’s everything you’ve ever wanted.