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Livingston County and Grand Rivers restaurants…

Our list includes Grand Rivers Restaurants and Livingston County Restaurants for some of the best fare in the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley area. In Livingston County our restaurants serve up down home goodness, traditional southern recipes, and award-winning cuisine.  

It just wouldn’t show good manners, if we let you go home hungry.

Livingston County and Grand Rivers Restaurants

Cabin Pizza Grand Rivers pizza restaurant

Cabin Pizza, Grand Rivers

2040 JH O’Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers, KY

Dining room open as well as  Curbside, carry-out and delivery also available– featuring Pizza, subs, wings and Italian dishes.  Try their daily lunch specials.   Open Thursday 11 – 8, Friday-Saturday 11-9, Sunday 11-8.

Craig's Dairy Dream Grand Rivers

Craig's Dairy Dream, Grand Rivers

1881 J. H. O’Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers, KY

Seasonal. The menu features Burgers, Dogs, sundaes, milkshakes, ice cream treats and more. Opens at 11 am daily for lunch and dinner. You can call ahead with your orders.   Located in downtown Grand Rivers. 

Docker's Bayside Grill Green Turtle Bay Resort

Docker's Bayside Grill, Grand Rivers

Green Turtle Bay Resort, Grand Rivers, KY

Seasonal.  Located in Green Turtle Bay Resort and Marina. This Casual Dining restaurant overlooks the marina on Lake Barkley.  Dine inside or on the side screened porch. Leashed pets are welcome on the front porch seating area. 

Knoth's Bar-B-Que best lake barkley bbq

Knoth's Bar-B-Que, Lake City

270- 362-8580
728 US Hwy 62, Lake City, KY

Seasonal.  A family owned, local business specializing in cooking whole pork shoulders the same way they were cooked in Western Kentucky 100 years ago. Couple that with a world-famous sauce and slaw like you’ve never tasted, and you’ve got yourself a very satisfying dining experience. Open Monday – Saturday 11-7 (spring and fall) 11-8 (summer). Click Here to open Knoth’s Menu.

Patti's Grand Rivers restaurants

Hamburger Patti's Ice Cream Shop, Grand Rivers

270- 362-8844
JH O’Bryan, Grand Rivers, KY

Seasonal.  Carry out only.  Stop in and treat yourself to a Custard Cone or Sundae or try this areas only Flavor Burst Ice Cream. Alo featuring Patti’s own Boatsinker Pie Fridge,  a delicious blend of Ice cream and Boatsinker pie bites (a double fudge brownie pie) topped with whip cream, chocolate drizzle and a cherry.  Open daily 11-9pm Monday- Thursday and 11-10pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

Liteside Bakery and Café Grand Rivers restaurants

Liteside Bakery and Café, Grand Rivers

2063 Dover Road, Grand Rivers, KY

Closed in January.  Since 1994 this Grand Rivers restaurant has been well known for providing great healthy breakfast, lunch, baked goods and picnics. Serving breakfast (eggs benedict, waffles, french toast) and lunch (Bison burgers, sandwiches, black bean burgers). They will also pack a picnic lunch. Open 8 am – 2 pm, Thursday – Sunday.

Nickell Landing new in Grand Rivers restaurants

Nickell Landing, Grand Rivers

1940 J H O’Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers, KY

Dine in and carry-out service available. Call ahead and they will have it ready for you.  Nickell Landing is located in downtown Grand Rivers and features breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, as well as a beer and wine selection.  Enjoy quick homemade breakfast and lunch specials.  Open Tuesdays – Thursdays, 7AM – 3PM, Fridays and Saturdays, 7AM – 7PM, and Sundays 7AM – 3PM.  Closed on Mondays. 

Patti's 1880's Settlement Grand Rivers restaurants

Patti's 1880's Settlement, Grand Rivers

270-362-8844 • 888-736-2515
1793 J H O’Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers, KY

Dine in Open. Patti’s Restaurant also offers carry-out.  Open Thursdays through Mondays during the reopen transition.  This Grand Rivers restaurant is Famous for their 2” thick pork chops, flower pot bread and mile high pies. Reservations Highly Recommended. 

Patio Grill at Drake Creek in Ledbetter

Patio Grill at Drake Creek, Ledbetter

1 Torrey Pines, Ledbetter, KY

Call for updates.   This casual American Restaurant at Drake Creek Golf Course features two separate dining areas inside, and a 1200 square foot covered patio outside. Open to the public as well as the golf course patrons. Menu includes salads, sandwiches, entrees, and a full bar service.  Wedding and meeting facilities are available too.

The Thirsty Turtle Tavern Green Turtle Bay on Lake Barkley

The Thirsty Turtle Tavern, Grand Rivers

270-362-1830  1-800-498-0428
Green Turtle Bay Marina & Resort, Grand Rivers, KY

Open.  Waterfront on Barkley lake with a full bar and cold beer on tap, a casual menu, and a family backyard party atmosphere. Most summer weekends feature entertainment on the outdoor stage. Plenty of outdoor games like corn hole and giant checkers are fun for everyone. Indoor and outdoor seating. Come by car, golf cart or boat. They do have docks to tie up. Seasonal.

Tyson's Hometown Market home of the bubba burger

Tyson's Hometown Market, Grand Rivers

946 Dover Rd, Grand Rivers, KY

Open for dine in, outdoor seating, and carry out.  The menu features breakfast, lunch specials, sandwiches, subs, deli items and their famous Bubba Burgers. It is the best burger around. Carry out or call and they will bring it to your car. Open Monday – Saturday 5 am to 4 pm, hours extended in the summer 5 am to 6 pm.  Closed on Sundays. Located only minutes from Grand Rivers, take Dover Rd. (Hwy 453) North.

Phat Mama's Grill Ledbetter

Phat Mama's Grill, Ledbetter

US 60, Ledbetter, KY

Calling for updates. A cheery and cozy American style diner serving breakfast, lunch, desserts, and dinner on the weekend nights.  Known in the area for their made from scratch home style cooking, and Friday night Catfish.   Open Monday through Thursday 6 am – 2 pm, and Friday – Saturday 6 am – 8 pm.  Closed on Sundays. Casual.

Simply Southern Cafe Salem Kentucky

Simply Southern Cafe, Salem

823 E Main St, Salem

An American style cafe serving full breakfast, and daily home cooked plate lunch specials.  Dine in or carry out.  Located on Main Street in Salem. Open Monday – Thursdays 6 am – 2 pm, Fridays 6 am – 7 pm, and Saturdays 6 am – 10:30 am.  Closed on Sundays.

Smokey D's Restaurant Smithland KY

Smokey D's Restaurant, Smithland

208 W Adair St, Smitland

Smokey D’s Restaurant features BBQ, ribs, chicken, hot sandwiches, salad bar and more.   Great food at reasonable prices. Open Monday through Saturday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. Click Here to open Smokey D’s Menu.

T Lawson's Grill Grand Rivers restaurants

T Lawson's Grill, Grand Rivers Restaurants

1804 JH O’Bryan Ave

Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays. Stay up to date on hours by following Patti’s Facebook Page.  Named after Grand Rivers’ founder Thomas Lawson, this grill serves up A Taste of History and Southern Hospitality. Wonderful signature dishes and daily specials. 


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