It’s spring and it’s Kentucky Lake fun time. Not only are the temperatures starting to warm up a bit, but the fishing is getting hot. With the spring comes the opening of many of the Kentucky Lake area seasonal businesses.

So if you have been craving a Knoths BBQ or a shake from Craig’s then your wait is over.  Here is our list of area attractions and restaurants that are now open for the season.

Restaurants Open for Season

Craig’s Dairy Dream in Grand Rivers
Featuring both items from the grill and also ice cream, Craig’s is open March through October. Craig’s Dairy Dream opens daily at 11:00 am, and features burgers, soft serve ice cream and more.

Knoth’s Barbeque in Lake City
Knoth’s Barbeque has been smoking traditional pork shoulders since 1965. Located by Barkley Dam, Knoth’s is open for lunch and dinner, Mondays through Saturdays. Cash and Check only.

Dockers Bayside Grille at Green Turtle Bay Resort
Dockers opened on April 2, with a new menu of breakfast items. Hours are 7am – 1pm daily during the boating season and on weekends during the shoulder months.

Hamburger Patti’s Ice Cream in Grand Rivers
Featuring 8 different flavor burst twists and the combinations are up to you! Choose, one two or 3 different flavors on one cone. Also featuring specialty combos including my favorite the Boatsinker fridge! Open daily from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Patti’s Food Truck in Grand Rivers
Enjoy outdoor dining at Patti’s Food Truck. Open every day from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, and featuring sandwiches, BBQ nachos, smoked pork chop special and more.

Make sure you visit Patti’s Facebook page to stay up to date on the rebuild progress of the main Patti’s Restaurant.

Attractions Open for Season

Calvert City Drive-Inn
Now Open Weekends (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays), Calvert City Drive-Inn presents movie double-features each weekend night. The Box Office and Grill open at 4:30PM.

Kentucky Shores Fun Center in Gilbertsville
Family Fun Center offering go-karts, zip lines, paintball, mini golf, arcade and a café. Spring hours (April-June 1s) are Fridays 4pm-11pm , Saturdays 10am-11pm and Sundays 10am-11pm (Weather Permitting). Expanded hours in the summer months.

Maggie’s Jungle Golf in Gilbertsville
Currently open on Saturdays (weather permitting). Enjoy mini golf and the jungle run.

Shopping Open for Season

The Shops of Patti’s Settlement in Grand Rivers
Patti’s shops are open! Shop Wednesdays through Sundays from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Ashleigh’s Boutique – Patti’s Settlement Reflections – Wagon Wheel – Little Lamb’s – The Pink Tractor – The Peacock Corner.


And coming soon to Grand Rivers: Two new restaurants are scheduled to open this spring. Watch the Livingston County website for updates.

Don’t forget to visit our dining page for additional Kentucky Lake restaurant selections that are open year-round. And our Attractions page and Calendar of Events page for more fun things to do when you visit the lakes area.

Find more ways to play outside on our golf page, fishing page and trails page.

Know of more area businesses that are now open for the season? Share them with us in the comments below.