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Walt's Hitching Post

  • 3300 Madison Pike
    Ft. Wright, KY 41011
  • (859) 360-2222

Named for its original owner, Walt’s Hitching Post was founded by Walt Ballanger and his wife Mary in 1942, establishing signature items no greater than the legendary smoke house ribs. The “Hitching Post” got its name from cast-iron posts where customers could tie up their horses. Since its inception, this historic relic has served a wide range of prominent folks from politicians to actors and more, including visits from legendary Adolph Rupp, the greatest coach in college basketball history. Folks in these parts are very familiar with the delicious ribs complemented by Walt’s signature secret sauce. Other staple items include the Salted Rye Bread, Tomato Garlic Dressing, and chicken livers, along with the addition of a new lineup of mouth-watering steaks.