Sidelines Casual Dining Coming to Glasgow Dining Scene


South Central Kentucky diners will soon have an opportunity to experience a new dining venue with the opening of Sidelines Casual Dining in Glasgow’s Ford Centre.  The new eatery will further expand area restaurant choices when it opens Derby Day weekend.

Sidelines Casual Dining will occupy a space formerly used as a restaurant but it will hardly be recognized as the same building located on the 31-E By-pass.  The new business will focus on outstanding food in a completely redesigned setting that is family-friendly.  Welcomed by a lighter atmosphere, patrons will find a series of half walls delineating various dining areas.  The restaurant will have a separate bar area that is a more private space away from family diners.   The newly configured dining space will feature dark cherry-finished wood and flat-screen televisions throughout.

The restaurant will change the appearance of Ford Centre with a new covered patio dining area adding 900 square feet of outdoor dining space and a new front façade featuring stone.  The multi-season outdoor space will be suitable for outdoor dining from early spring through the late fall months.

A key element of Sidelines’ interior will be vintage photos of local, regional and Kentucky athletes and sportsmen and women.  While there won’t be the typical school and team memorabilia, the restaurant will display tastefully framed images of iconic moments in sports history ranging from the area’s earliest teams at the turn of the 20th century to the local participation in the Little League World Series to last month’s Most Valuable Player.   A section will pay tribute to south central Kentucky’s veterans and the area’s rich military history.

While the owners are currently finalizing signature items for the menu, there is a commitment to meeting the needs of families.  It is expected that the restaurant will offer regular specials such as meal packages for two ranging from $12 to $20.  Sidelines will also feature locally-produced food products as well as selections from area and Kentucky wineries.  The bar area will offer basic pub selections that will satisfy most any patron.  While the bar area will be a component of the business, it will not be the focus of the restaurant, as owners are unyielding that Sidelines will not be considered a “sports bar” but rather a sporting-themed full-service restaurant.

Striving for quality in every way, Sideline’s customer service will be another focus of the operation.  A screening process is already in place to vet applicants for the restaurant’s staff.

Throughout the year, Sidelines Casual Dining will be the local go-to spot for watching major games and sporting events on numerous flat-screen televisions.  Continuing the theme, the restaurant will become a key figure in community sporting events through sponsorships and promotions.

Sidelines Casual Dining is committed to bringing a new type of dining experience to Glasgow, realizing that additional dining choices are both needed and desired in a growing community.   For continuing information about Sidelines Casual Dining, check back here or visit