Since the town of Westport was created in 1780 there has always been a Westport General Store except for a period between 1998 and 2003 when the store was closed. Will Crawford bought the store building in 2003 and revamped the concept and added a restaurant. Customers can still buy necessities at the store but the real center-piece of the Westport General Store is the upscale southern Cuisine. Guests drive from all around to sample their unique gourmet vittles such as locally raised Bison Rib-eye steaks topped with Tobacco Onions, Shrimp wrapped in Country Ham served with stone ground grits and collard greens.
The Westport General Store was the first restaurant in Oldham county with a full bar after alcohol sales were permitted in the county in 2004. Will Crawford uses local ingredients and products whenever possible in order to support the community and the local farmers.