We both grew up in Gallatin County. We went on to continue our education at Western Kentucky University with Justin graduating with a degree in Hotel Restaurant Management and I, (Rena), a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. After graduation, we both joined Higher Education Dining Services in 1997, Justin as the Regional Executive Chef and I as a Marketing Program Manager. We traveled around the South for over 10 years working with Universities to train staff, develop brands and research food trends. During this time, Justin also continued his education in food. We absolutely enjoyed what we were doing but with two small kids and all the travel, things were a little hectic. We made the decision to leave the corporate world and come home to Gallatin County. As luck would have it, we had an opportunity to purchase our location. We opened in May, 2008 and picking our name was easy. We named it Jewell's after Justin's late grandmother, Jewell Pittman, who inspired his love of food.
Our Story - Celebrating 11 Years
My wife and I just returned from a weekend in Kentucky, while there Jewell’s was Recommended to us. Once we were seated our food was out quickly and it was beyond great. I had shrimp and grits and my wife had a steak and both were perfect. The prices at Jewell’s are so reasonable for the quality and quantity of food that it felt like robbery. I have had the pleasure traveling to many amazing places in the world, eating great food in great restaurants but not one can beat one of my new favorite places in Warsaw Kentucky “ Jewell’s.”
- Ervin T., Augusta, GA, September 2018
This place is soooo good and very reliable. You will not be disappointed. I have never really understood the appeal of shrimp and grits until I had them here! AMAZING! My sister had the spinach salad which was very, very good! The old building is very charming. Very worth pulling off of the highway and visiting cute lil Warsaw!
– Karen P. - Cincinnati, OH, November 2018
I've never been disappointed by anything, but the shrimp and grits is the best I've had anywhere outside of Charleston and it could hold it's own there
– Chris H., Union, KY, December 2018