Food of the Seventies, Druthers Restaurant

I also have food pages for the 80s and 90s.

Picture Gallery

Loading images, if this message doesn't go away you may need to enable javascript in order to see pictures
No images

Click picture to enlarge

 Submit a picture 

Does anyone else remember Druthers? It was kind of a combo between Dairy Queen and Shoneys, and the reason I remember it so vividly is because of the fish sandwich - a HUGE piece of fried fish between 2 slices of white bread, with ketchup and 3 pickles.
Links for more info

The following are links about Druthers Restaurant you may find interesting. Also check out the other pages.

  • No links have been submitted for this page yet.

Submit a link to more information about Druthers Restaurant

User Stories and Comments

The following are comments left about Druthers Restaurant from site visitors such as yourself. They are not spell checked or reviewed for accuracy.

Tarrah Sexton - August 17, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember fact there is still one in campbellsville ky.
Brad Swede - February 19, 2008 - Report this comment
But do you remember the salad bar commercial on TV from Druthers. The girl used to sing in the middle of the commercial "Home made deli salad bar." in like an operatic voice and the chorus singing: "The selection's great!" Classic!!!!!! I wish it was on youtube.
Neil Schori - March 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I lived in Prospect, KY from 1978-1981 (when I was 3-6 years old). I'll never forget going to Druthers, but especially when it was called Burger Queen. I also remember getting really yummy chocolate malts there, too.
Kelley - March 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember when Burger Queen was renamed Druthers. I worked there during that time. It was one of the best times of my life. "I'd druther go to druthers restaurant!!!"
Bernie - March 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Druthers saturated the greater Louisville area in the 70's. Problem was as soon as McDonalds opened nearby the Druthers died.
Radar - April 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember going there when I was a child. My dad always took me there on Friday evenings. It was something I always looked forward to. When It closed down, the building was turned into a lousy McDonald's. What a waste!
pioneer - April 12, 2008 - Report this comment
this was a five star diner in boonville, In.
brian - May 01, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember when Druther's Resturant was in Kentucky, I used to go there and have there fish sandwiches, they were the best,, I wish they were here again??
rick wilson - May 02, 2008 - Report this comment
we open one in 1974 in crossville tn i was the #1 druthers for 8 yrs i'm miss it when it went to dairy queen it really lost in sales
Amanda - May 03, 2008 - Report this comment
They Had one in Madisonville, Kentucky during the 80's
john mincey - May 04, 2008 - Report this comment
i worked at druthers in mt. vernon, indiana back in the mid 80's.
rick wilson - May 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Anyone remember it was Burger Queen && they Changed there name To Druthers?
ashten - May 04, 2008 - Report this comment
It was Queenie Bee Then :) They say it was Ronald McDonald's Sister As Queenie Bee I Still Have The Uniform From Burger Queen :)
Mark - July 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to work there too! Any one know what ever became of the old owners - Tom Hensley, Bob Gatewood? Or Chris Tresslar?
Jim Gullett - August 13, 2008 - Report this comment
I knew Tom and Bob and their wives back in the old days. Lost touch with all of them. I heard that Tom had a heart attack, but I don't have first hand knowledge. They were all great people when I knew them. Did not know Chris.
John Paul - September 07, 2008 - Report this comment
There was a Burger Queen/Druther's in Central City, Kentucky, in the late 1970s and early '80s. I fondly recall eating there, especially when it was Burger Queen. The building is still there, but it is now a Dairy Queen.
w. miller - October 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember Burger Queen in Hazard Ky. I had my first meal from there when my friend who managed it slipped me in a burger and fries when I was hospitalized with a knee injury. I remember thinking at that young age, as young children sometimes do, how they should have had a marriage of the two. Burger King to wed or (in grown up terms) merge or buyout Burger Queen. The new name could have been Royal Burger. Of course a little prince burger and princess burger would be added to the menu as well as castle fries and malts and milkshakes. The whopper would have remained and renamed to the King Burger and the best selling sandwich from Burger Queen would have been renamed the Queen Burger to hold onto the history of the individual resturants. The whole royal family would be under one roof, just as it should be. And instead of Burger Queen selling and becoming Druther's which ultimately became her death sentence, she could have lived happily ever after in the royal chain.
GREG SPAULDING - December 07, 2008 - Report this comment
melanie - January 05, 2009 - Report this comment
i worked at the druthers in mckenzie tn
chris - January 08, 2009 - Report this comment
There was one across the street from my apartment in Morehead, KY until they built a fire station there. I preferred being able to go across the street to eat any time of the night than being awakened by sirens at any time of the night!
Danny - January 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Ours in Clinton TN used to give away food for A's on a report card. The chicken may have been the best fried chicken ever. I am seriously considering taking the trip to Campbellsville. I would far and away, "ruther," have a Druthers than the Hardee's we have now. The old building is still there, just waiting for some genius entrepeneur to bring it back.
Jeff - January 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I worked at the Campbellsville Druthers while in high school. It was a heck of a place to work. Most fun I ever had, and I truly miss the food. I wonder if Steve and Roxanne took the helm. I also wonder if they ever put in a drive thru!
Linda - February 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Wouldn't it be awesome if we could all invest in a Burger Queen 2 but name it Camelot!!! Just dreaming... Anybody remember the Burger Queen 4 leaf clover good luck charm with the real 4 leaf clover in it sealed tightly? I have one and the 4 leaf clover is still fresh!
mark - February 16, 2009 - Report this comment
There was a druthers in Louisa, KY. It changed to dairy queen. I remember the fish sandwiches too! but the ones i had were on rye bread.
Didi - February 17, 2009 - Report this comment
When I was a kid, my family would frequent the Druther's in Martin, KY and Prestonsburg, KY --both of which later became Dairy Queens. I always had to have the Andy Dandy kids meal with that flat little hamburger (with those awesome tiny onions) and shoestring fries. I ate at the Druther's in Campbellsville, KY about a year ago and it was just as terrific as it was when I was a kid. And yes, Jeff, there is a drive-thru! The fried chicken & wedges taste just as great as I remember!
Randy long - February 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember working at Burger Queen just a cook when the name Change to Druthers from 1979- 1984 in Mayfield ky
Shelly - March 06, 2009 - Report this comment
We had a Burger Queen/Druthers in Fairfield, IL. Man, do I miss that place. If I remember, they had a sort of breakfast bar there also. And the burgers were awesome. The building is still there, but it's a Wendy's now.
Eugene - March 12, 2009 - Report this comment
There was one in Pikeville ky,had the best chicken and potato wedges,not to mention the double cheese burger, hated to see it go.
Bill - April 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember the Druther's in Pineville, KY. I remember that I used to absolutely adore their Fish 'N Chips. Wow, they were soooo good.....
Jack - April 20, 2009 - Report this comment
There were two in Harlan KY, was the first place I had a kid's meal Andy Dandytales Dandy Dinner. My aunt would take me there often when I was a child. Now it changed to Dairy Queen, still good food. - April 26, 2009 - Report this comment
please tell me when you all built the resturant in greensburg or at least took it over then sold out to dairy queen
tim - May 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I was curious about "Druther's restaurant" because I just purchased a go-kart with Druther's restaurant written all over it. Apparently, they were the sponsor. Thanks for the info.
SPURR - June 19, 2009 - Report this comment
chad McCowan - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Yeah, I remember the Burger Queen we had one in Norton Va,I ate there many times as a child. It later became Druthers and is still there today although it is now a Dairy Queen.
Mavis - July 09, 2009 - Report this comment
"Let's follow Queenie Bee - it's Burger Queen for me! With tasty burgers, frosty shakes - french fries and chicken legs! Let's follow Queenie Bee - it's burger Queen for me!" Every Sunday after church with the Dupree kids in Lexington, Ky - mid '70's!
TIM SHIPLEY - July 12, 2009 - Report this comment
RS - July 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I just ate at the Campbellsville Druther's this past Saturday. And the food was just as good as I remembered it being as a kid. It was well worth the 2 hour drive each way to get to it.
Merlene - July 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember the Burger Queen/Druther's in London Kentucky and what I miss the most is the Salad Bar. It was the best salad bar in town. No one has ever come close to topping it.
russell head - August 04, 2009 - Report this comment
my wife was the little girl that danced around Queenie bee in the old commercials, i wish i could find a copy of this,
Kiel - August 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I first got my taste of Burger Queen in Hazard Kentucky. I cannot believe I still remember that. But, i sure did love it, Nostalgia isn't it wonderful. Hazrad was such a glorious place in the 70" at least for me. My grandparents owned dude's dairy bar, would like to now if it's still around, albiet I know it's not the same.
Melanie - August 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember the Burger Queen, and then Druther's in Humboldt, TN. My grandparents lived there, and I loved going to both restaurants with them when I visited during the summer! I was from Huntsville, AL, a big city, but we never had Druther's that I know of. I remember the potato wedges, the salad bar, and especially the fried squash on the bar. That was the first time I ever tried fried squash, and I loved it! Now one of my favorite foods. I also remember my grandmother and I arriving back at her house after shopping or visiting relatives, and finding notes from my granddaddy - "Gone to Druther's!"
lb - August 18, 2009 - Report this comment
we had a burger queen in mt vernon ky. later changed to druthers still great food, i miss it so much best burgers, fish on rye and chicken around, not to mention the salad bar. we have a lousy wendys in its place now. i here thers a druthers in campbisville ky. quite a drive but i believe i will just take it
Devin - October 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember the Druthers in Madisonville. It was a Druthers then a Dairy Queen then a Druthers again and it was always terrible!
Toby - October 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I am from Louisville. I love reading nostalgia pieces about my hometown, but this is one I can do without. I honestly can not remember anything good about this place,regardless of the name on the door. DQ did the people of Kentucky a huge favor ridding the state of this assault on good taste.
Kyle - October 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Toby you are a horse's @ss. I'm only 26 but I remember the Druther's that used to be here in Livingston, TN. It closed down and got turned into an Arby's in the late 80's or early 90's. I remember the burgers were great (I think they called them moon burgers?) and the tater wedges were awesome. I'm thinking about journeying up to Campbellsville this weekend to relive a piece of my childhood. 2 hours isn't that far! I'll let everyone know how it was if I go.
Kyle - October 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Didn't end up going to Druther's this past weekend but plan to go this Sunday. Gotta head out early because they close at 5pm everyday except Friday night they stay open til 7pm. Very odd hours but hey, as long as I get to relive the magic.
Amanda - February 08, 2010 - Report this comment
To all who mention the Druthers in Campbellsville - that is my hometown, and Druthers is still doing well as far as I know. They have a drive-thru now, and my grandpa still comments on their biscuits and gravy! It's a good place. I hope it keeps going. The only thing really keeping it up now is the older generation who still remembers it.
Mike - March 02, 2010 - Report this comment
There was a Druthers in Marion Ky. The Fish sandwich and the Royal Burger were the best. The sign is still there but defaced for a while. Chinese Buffet.
David - March 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I have very fond memories of the Burger Queen/Druthers that were in Kentucky in the 70s and 80s. I think I will make the trip to Campbellsville and relive so old memories
Jim - March 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember eating at the one in Pikeville. Potato Wedges were great. It was much better than the Dairy Queen we have in its place today. I may have to try out the one in Campbellsville, I have some vacation time in the next few weeks. There is a lot of comments here, I wonder if the concept wouldn't go today in limited markets anyway. I assume the original franchise / company is gone, wonder how is the one in Campbellsville operating.
David - March 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I went to the Druthers in Campbellsville today and the food is just as I remember it. When I saw the Druthers sign and the old Burger Queen sign, it sure brought back some great old memories. I will go back and try other menu items.
Kevin - August 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I am from Lebanon, Ky. and Burger Queen is the first fast food burger place that I can ever remember going to. I remember those andy dandy meals that had the toys!!Funny thing about all this is I was just talking to my roommate about this place and wondered if he remember it, so I googled it and found this. Its amazing to me just how nostalgia makes each and everyone of us feel so warm inside.
sandy - September 23, 2010 - Report this comment
my cousin just ate at the one in campbellsville, i didn't even know there was still one around. i live in boonville in. and my mom tells me all the time she misses the fish sandwich so we are going to take a 3 hr. drive to relive the fish sandwhich. lot of teenage memories at the one in boonville, it is now a dollar store.
Uncle Lee - October 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Just ate at the one in Campbellsville myself. Staff was AWESOME. Manager super cool, even gave me a gift certificate with the original logo on it. Absolute cutie pie gal worked the register this past Sunday too! (Ate at Druthers last in Whitesburg, Ky. in the mid 80s.)
Devonian Rock - November 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Burger Queen feels \\\\\\'very Louisville\\\\\\' to me... For a long time they had really amateurish, locally produced commercials. The woman who played Queenie Bee was a local actor, I recall. As I kid, I loved it, but I probably wouldn\\\\\\'t set foot in such a place now, if I had a choice. While I have to say that Burger Queen\\\\\\'s (later Druther\\\\\\'s\\\\\\'s) potato wedges were unusual and delicious.
john - November 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember the druthers here in mount vernon. My mom use to take me there to eat in the early 80's. I never forgot the andy dandy kids meal. An old hobo with a patched up suit and a bandana on a stick lol.
john - November 26, 2010 - Report this comment
After leaving the last comment i started digging around and found an old burger queen coffee cup. also when i said "mount vernon" i meant mount vernon, ky. Brings back alot of good memories from my childhood.
Jamie - November 30, 2010 - Report this comment
We lived by the one that used to be in Elletsville, IN. I was pretty little, but I remember walking there with my mom and brother (I rode in a red wagon). The only food I remember eating there was battered, deep fried carrot slices. The were awesome!!!
John Mincey - December 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Come on people, does no one else remember the one in Mt.Vernon Indiana??
ken maynard - January 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember the Druthers in Kermit,Wv , South Williamson ,KY when I was a kid in the early 80s. In 1999 is was working for in Campbellsville and was suprised to find one still open for business. I ate their many times before I left Campbellville. All the ones I went to as a kid are now Dairy Queens.I would druther go to Druthers. - February 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Is there anyone who was a cook at Burger Queen and has any idea what kind of coating or how it was cooked. Would love to be able to closely copy that recipe! It was by far the best chicken ever! We had a little black poodle named Nicki at the time and when we would go to the Burger Queen in Punta Gorda, FL...Nicki would always get a little bit of chickie! LOL! I hope someone remembers it..I have looked all over the internet to no avail
Eric H - March 29, 2011 - Report this comment
Just ate at the wun in cabellsvill i got to say it was like a memory over again. i et the doulbe burger and wun of the gish sanwich it was good.
Shawn - April 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember Druther's in Versailles, KY back in the 1980s. Haven't seen one since...until this past weekend. Drove down to Campbellsville (now 32 years old) and had Druther's again. I only faintly remember it, but it was great to see it again. The food was AWESOME...but what I'm wondering close is the food they serve to what the original Druther's food was like? I mean, being the ONLY existing Druther's there surely is no way they are supplied with the exact same ingredients that they once were 30 years ago. So how could it still be the same? I mean, it's good... but how can it be the same as what we all truly remember?
ed - May 31, 2011 - Report this comment
I used to work for Druthers in highschool,I also have a Quennie Bee plate, a druthers coffee cup, keychain and zippo lighter. I have eaten at the one in Campbellsville many times and the food is very much what it was in the 80's. The only thing that was totally off was the coleslaw. back in the day we shredded our own cabbage and they used celeryseed, there was no celeryseed and the slaw was dry.Other than that i give the an A+++
shoney - July 04, 2011 - Report this comment
im looking for the Burger Queen cold slaw recipe it was the best plzz e-mail me at
MMAN - July 08, 2011 - Report this comment
As a kid, I used to eat at Druther's in Hindman, KY which was the first fast food restaurant that Knott Co. really had. It was at the newly opened Holly Hills shopping center in the mid 80's, later turned into a Dairy Queen unfortunately. I always got the Andy Dandy Tale meals. Those who made all A's or all A's and B's on the honor roll or got perfect attendance in the local school system, they would get gift certificates for Druther's. Man, that was the day.
rayray - August 09, 2011 - Report this comment
we was takin bout it @ work today tryin to figure the name before druthers,..........i remember the bee and the red headed boy mascot named andy dandymeal it was in vansant,va.
Erin Young - August 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I was IN a burger Queen commercial when I was 10 yrs old! That would be about 36 yrs ago :O "I'll have a double cheeseburger with cole slaw please!"< funny because I don't eat either of those things! I have never seen the commercial and would be absolutely ASTOUNDED if it was archived somewhere! we drove down from Indpls. to film it and it took 12 hours for me to get back home. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH with me if anyone knows anything! -
ann - October 07, 2011 - Report this comment
just got finished eatting a lemon turnover fron druthers in campbellisville. Delicious!!!
Traci - November 30, 2011 - Report this comment
we had a Burger Queen in Springfield Tenn. I loved going there as a little girl!
Rodney - December 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I worked at Burger Queen/Druthers in Hopkinsville, Ky. from 1975 to 1985, 10 years and 1 week to be exact. I was a manager and did everything from cutting chicken to working the drive-thru. Anyone out there remember The B-O-B, (breakfast-on-a-bun) or when the Imperial Burger was redone and became the Deluxe Quarter ?? Almost everything was prepared fresh daily and was very good. I'm about ready to go to Campbellsville !!!
Ross - January 20, 2012 - Report this comment
My best friend and I went to the Druther's in Campbellsville in October, 2011. It was like taking a step back into 1985. I can't say the food quite lived up to my memory of it, but it was a great, nostalgic meal.
Linna - February 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Ate at Druther's in Campbellsville last Saturday.What a treat!!! Going back again, even tho it is a four hour drive to get there, eat and four hours back!!!
Suzanne - February 24, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember the Druthers in Oliver Springs, TN. It was located in the Tri-County Shopping Center. I used to work at Enix Jewelers when I was 17/18 and would walk over to Druthers at lunch time and get one of their great fish sandwiches on rye bread. Yummo!! I also loved their strawberry milkshakes!
Tom - June 13, 2012 - Report this comment
My summer after my freshman year in college, some buddies and I got together car-full of beer and other things and went camping for several days on my one friend's family's disused farm in rural Kentucky. We took about six rolls of toilet paper which we had misappropriated from the restaurant we worked at, just to make sure that we had enough. The bacchanal went well, but we quickly found that we didn't want to defecate in the woods, so every afternoon, we'd pile in the car and drive about ten miles into Russel Springs, where there was a down-at-the-heels Druthers whose bathroom, like their dining room, was unoccupied by customers. Must have been just before the chain disappeared. We felt a little guilty at first just using the bathroom, one after the other, then leaving. We had no money, though (we'd spent it on beer the moment we crossed the river; you could buy it at 19 then), so to compensate, we learned to enjoy the punk audacity of our flagrant and unrepentant bathroom-using. What I'm getting to is, as we drove away every day, we'd sing, "If I had my druthers, I could sh_t at all the others, but I'd ruther sh_t at Druthers restaurant!" And to this day, despite a lifestyle which includes regular cycling, hiking and camping, I stand by that conviction: I don't like going to the bathroom in the woods.
Lynn - June 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Don't forget the FRIED ZUCCHINI!!! My mouth waters every time I think of it...sooo good! It was on the salad bar or you could order it from the menu at the Druther's in Pineville, KY. (currently a DQ) I really would love to have the recipe for the batter if anyone knows it! Some of my fondest "restaurant" memories are about Druther's. When I was in 7th/8th grade, my friend and I would go to Druther's after basketball games and eat pickles and ketchup from the condiment bar for an after game snack.
Stuart - July 17, 2012 - Report this comment
My family owned Burger Queen/Druthers in Hopkinsville,Russelville Kentucky and Springfield TN mid 70's thru late 80's. What a great time and wonderful people we had working there. I remember my Dad always pushed the rules and made up his own recipes for various items, then Druthers adopted his reciepes company wide.
madeline - August 05, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember me and my mom going to eat at the Burger Queen in Palmetto, Fl. It was one of my favorite times in life! Good times good food!It was always just me and my mom growing up.I have a autographed paper photo of a person in a queen bee mascot costume waving in front of a burger queen rest. mint cond. Does anyone know if this holdsany value? contact me at
Aaron - October 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Any former workers of Druthers have a recipe for those delicious tater wedges. I would love to know how to prepare them they are much better than KFC or Lee's. Any help would be appreciated..cause after reading the posts I am really cravin some authentic Druthers wedges..Yummmmy!
Keith Wilson - December 06, 2012 - Report this comment
Work at Burger Queen in Richmond, Ky in the 70's. But i cannot remember the recipe for the cole slaw and the chicken. Would loved to have it.
Mandy - February 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Do they still have the lemon pies? Gosh they were so goooood!!
Pokey - March 27, 2013 - Report this comment
Worked at Burger Queen in Madisonville KY in the mid 70's. Met my wife there. Great memories.
mudslicker - April 04, 2013 - Report this comment
That fish sandwich was served on RYE! That's what made it so great and worth driving to Elletsville from Bloomington. To this day I will sometimes crave one of their sandwiches and I am NOT what anyone would consider a fried fish sandwich junkie.
Tonya - July 30, 2013 - Report this comment
I started working at Druther' s in Carmi, IL in 1987. I worked there for 4 years until I heard that they were shutting down so I found another job. The company and management were good to their employees.Where else could you go and choose from batter-dipped fish,real fried chicken,burgers that looked like the picture,best salad bar in town,or full plate breakfast? Some of my favorites include the fried zucchini,fried carrots,and chicken salad on the salad bar and the biscuits and gravy. We sold the super sized Pepsi that we have come to expect nowadays.I don't miss the blue apron and sunvisor that was the required uniform.I miss Druther' s!
Jennifer - September 05, 2013 - Report this comment
I am currently an employee at Druthers in Campbellsville. Steve is stull there. His dad Charles passed away July 2012. If anyone is interested, check it out on Facebook. Steve also has t-shirt giveaways!
carl - October 29, 2013 - Report this comment
Was ready to put one in at Casey, Il. They got real pushy for my franchise money. got nasty. I held back and soon got a notice they were belly up. Too close for comfort. Was excellent food.
Valerie - December 13, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember the taste of the druther's fish sandwich and I am 33 now. I had it in the early 80's and I read a comment about it being on white bread... I am about 110% sure it was rye bread. That's what I remember about the awesome big fish sandwich with tartar sauce in old Winchester KY in the shopping center across from McDonald's. awe I would love one💙
Ashley - December 30, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember the monster shaped frozen popsicles more than anything else. I am now 33 and that was my favorite!!
jennifer - January 26, 2014 - Report this comment
Does anyone have the recipe to burger queen chicken? Please contact me at
Tim - March 17, 2014 - Report this comment
In my youth; running around locally looking for something to do and never finding it, I usually got hungry later on in the evening. At that time there was Druthers in our little town. I remember the fish sandwiches very well. A piece of deep fried fish (crunchy) with tartar sauce on 2 slices of seasame seed bread. To this day I still think that it is one of the best fast food fish sandwiches. As I understand from this site there is still a Druthers in Campbellsville KY not far from me. Might roll on over there and see if the sandwich still exists. Would be interesting to see if it is still as good as I remember!!
Robert - March 29, 2014 - Report this comment
I miss the one that was in Harlan, Ky. Trying to find out what salad dressing they used on the burgers 25 years later... :-)
Robert AGAIN - March 29, 2014 - Report this comment
Wow I mean 35 years later... Sheesh
Jeff - May 20, 2014 - Report this comment
The secret to the chicken and wedges really isn't a secret at all. Flour, salt & pepper. Twice coated then given time to rest. The pressure cooker/fryer is what makes the chicken and wedges EPIC.
Margaret - June 23, 2014 - Report this comment
There used to be a Druthers in Crossville, TN. I"m looking for their fried squash recipe .... the absolute best fried squash I ever ate!
lonnie - July 17, 2014 - Report this comment
My wife and i ate at druthres resturants in jasper in. And french lick in. And mt. Carmal ill.we really do miss that broccli soup and chicken wings
Billy - August 20, 2014 - Report this comment
Worked at Burger Queen then Druthers in Rocky Mount Va the entire 2 years it was open from April 80 until February 82. Loved that job and think about it all the time. I'm 52 now and would love to it at the one remaining in Kentucky
Jason - August 21, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember the Druthers in Falmouth, Ky. It closed in the mid 80's. It was right across the street from Dairy Queen that eventually put it out of business. I miss the food. Next time I'm near campbellsville, ky, I'm definitely eating there.
Donna - August 31, 2014 - Report this comment
My husband & I have been sitting here trying to remember the name of the Great place that had the wonderful fish sandwich on rye bread in Mckenzie Tn. That place was the Bomb, we loved it & was so sad when they closed. That place is a MILLION times better than any McDonalds or ANY other Fast Food place.The little square of fish you get at McDonalds ie Ridiculous!! Does anyone know of all the locations of DRUTHERS left or any of the Recipes. Please post a comment if you do.,So I can get in touch with you. Thank You & Craving For Druthers
bobby - September 10, 2014 - Report this comment
worked at burger queen then it was druthers in Lexington and Hazard KY back in late 70's early 80's was a great place to work
Barry - November 05, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember when there used to be one in Fulton,KY.It changed to Wendy's in the mid to late '80's.
jim - November 07, 2014 - Report this comment
Is any of them still open?Road trip
Brandon - November 21, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember going to druthers in hazard,ky as a kid and taking my report card and getting a food for having good grades.i dont understand why fast food organization's these days dont do it as much as this generation eats out i think it would give kids more motivation to make good grades and pay attention in school...
Jerald Ford - December 06, 2014 - Report this comment
We had a Druthers in Eldorado Illinois and they had the best burgers. hated to see it close and become a Dairy Queen. The Dairy Queen closed several years ago and the building sat empty for years. It was recently torn down and a Bank built its new corporate office on the site.
Victoria - January 05, 2015 - Report this comment
I was a manager at the Burger Queen in Seymour IN. Also a cook, and the secret to the chicken was just salt, pepper and flour, it was the broaster that made it good. That and the fact that we breaded it fresh every morning at the restaurant. And we fried real eggs in a metal ring for the breakfast sandwich. Of course it had cheese slice and sausage if you wanted that combo.
Jeff - June 08, 2015 - Report this comment
Poor Druthers got killed by "fast food". Now, people crave "family food", which is what Druthers was!
Lcb - September 27, 2015 - Report this comment
Druther's had the Imperial burger..simular to the Whopper.They also had the Royal burger simular to the Big Mac.Druther's burgers were hands down the best!The fish sandwich with tarter sauce and Rye bread..was awesome! I still remember sister,cousins and myself being dropped off there on Saturday night's skby my parents.They ate across the street at Long John Silvers.Great days when you were a kid in the late 70's & 80's!
Lcb - September 27, 2015 - Report this comment
In Danville Ky.
Carrie - August 01, 2016 - Report this comment
I remember stopping at Druthers on the way to my grandparents houseboat on Taylorsville lake!! Does anyone remember a Druthers being around that area??
Fan - September 02, 2016 - Report this comment
We had 1 in Monticello Burger Queen Imperial burger and Royal burger Then they changed to Druthers with the Deluxe Quarter with cheese I Missed Burger Queen when it changed And We sure have missed Druthers.
john - December 26, 2016 - Report this comment
worked at the one in Prestonsburg. had some good times.
Cody - February 18, 2018 - Report this comment
I live in Campbellsville, KY. And I believe it's the last one. They are busy when they're open. And boy there food is good. People come from miles to come to the druther's here. They even open at 2:30AM in the morning, but they close around 7-8PM.

Submit a story or info about Druthers Restaurant