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.
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.
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.