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The most famous egg salad sandwich in Kentucky

Maybe even the world.

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The egg salad sandwich is made with local eggs, smoked Duke’s Mayo, yolk jam, and chives.

Kentucky is famous for a lot of things: bourbon, Bluegrass music, and college basketball. But the latest rising star is a $10 egg salad sandwich at The Bar at Willett in Bardstown.

The roots of the humble American sandwich date back to the 19th century and follow a similar timeline with the Nelson County distillery where the famous egg salad sandwich was born.

You might be thinking, “What makes this egg salad so good it’s worth a 50-minute drive?”
Well, we’ll let the 55 Yelp reviews dedicated to it do the talking. Here are just a few things people have said:

  • “This egg salad sandwich was the best sandwich I’ve ever had in my life.”
  • “The FAMOUS and most life-changing egg salad sandwich peeking through here. GET IT!!!”
  • “PLEASE, PLEASE get the egg salad. You will thank me later...DAYUM!”

And if you’re still not convinced, it even has its own Instagram page for its 1,300+ loyal following.

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The Bar at Willet’s general manager Andy Pope said a pour of Noah’s Mill is the go-to pairing for the sando.

Photo by The Bar at Willett

The Bar at Willett opened in 2019 and the lauded egg salad sandwich has been a staple menu item since day one. It’s made using local eggs in three different ways: cured, hard boiled, and jammed. Duke’s Mayo plays a tangy role in the recipe + it’s lightly smoked with apple wood. Mix it all together and slather it between two toasted brioche slices and you have the makings of a star.

Open hours are Wednesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., which means you could definitely take a long lunch break if you tried hard enough. Be sure to make a reservation before taking the trip though — they’re required.

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