November 23, 2019, Update:

Please follow Patti’s Facebook Page for the latest updates.

Patti’s 1880’s Settlement announced today on Facebook that Patti’s is OPEN.  The days/hours for this week are-

Closed on Sunday/Monday/Tuesday this week

Open 5-9PM Wednesday

Open 11AM – 7PM Thursday (Thanksgiving Day)

Open 5-9PM Friday

Open 11AM – 9PM on Saturday- and regular hours from Saturday on!

They are taking reservations– For Reservations, call 270-362-8844. The Phone lines are very busy.

Follow Patti’s on Facebook for continued update on hours, gift cards, reservations and more. If anything should change in these tentative hours, Patti’s Facebook page will have all the latest news.

Please Note;  Patti’s closes three days at Christmas so employees may have time with family.  Patti’s is closed Dec 24, 25 26.


When will Patti’s reopen?  Patti’s is a unique place and they are trying to continue that in the new building. They are recreating a place special to thousands of customers and the process takes extra time. Patti’s hopes to open late November and are not yet able to take reservations. Please follow Patti’s Facebook page for further opening updates on when Patti’s will reopen.

During this rebuilding time the Settlement and Shops are still OPEN. The Grist Mill Outdoor Cafe is open 11am – 3pm (CLOSED Monday and Thursday) with Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Daily Specials, Patti’s Homemade Pie slices and lots of other items. Their new restaurant T. Lawson’s Grill is open and located across from Patti’s with a unique atmosphere and menu.

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It is a huge task to rebuild, but Patti’s is up to the task.  They will be back with the same charm and Patti’s menu that you love. Unfortunately it will not be finished in early summer.  Continue to follow Patti’s Facebook page for updates on the progress.

The shops of Patti’s and Hamburger Patti’s and Ice Cream are open.


In a recent Facebook post, Patti’s shared their excitement over the progress of the building despite the wet weather. They now hope to be finished in early summer.

As winter weather and other elements can affect the target date, follow Patti’s on Facebook and stay up to date on when Patti’s will reopen.

Currently the shops of Patti’s and Hamburger Patti’s and Ice Cream are closed until Spring. Patti’s still offers catering during this time of rebuilding.

When will Patti’s reopen? Published on December 7:

In a live Facebook video this week, Patti’s 1880’s Settlement announced a target date for opening Patti’s restaurants. Patti’s is targeting Mother’s Day of 2019 (May 12) for the opening date.

In February 2018, a fire damaged the kitchen of Patti’s 1880’s Settlement in Grand Rivers, KY. The dining rooms of Patti’s and Bill’s had extensive smoke and water damage, and the restaurants had to be razed.

After the fire, Patti’s announced they would reopen. They broke ground on the new building in August 2018.

Patti’s Ann and Dan Show reported on Facebook that the footer work, plumbing, and in-ground electric is complete on the new building. Walls will now start to rise as construction on the new restaurant building is underway.

Only the restaurants were damaged in the fire, and the gift shops, the garden area, Hamburger Patti’s food truck, and ice cream parlor and the Festival of Lights are currently OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

Visit the shops of Patti’s Christmas sales and enjoy Patti’s Festival of Lights with over 1 million lights in the Settlement as well. The Festival of Lights was recently featured on ABC’s Christmas Special the Great American Light Fight.

2018 Schedule for the Festival of Lights:

Experience the Christmas Lights at Patti’s every night at dusk starting November 2 through mid-January.

2018 Santa and Mrs. Claus Schedule:

Starting November 24th for the season; Sundays – Fridays, 4-7PM and Saturdays 4-8PM. Santa’s last day is December 23rd.

Patti’s Settlement also opened a new Hamburger Patti’s food truck, and an ice cream stand. The new menu features smoked pork chops, burgers, and more. The area includes a heated outdoor tent seating area.

In 1977, Bill, Patti, Chip, and Michael Lee, started Hamburger Patti’s Ice Cream Parlor in Grand Rivers, KY. The restaurant was a block building that was part of the 6-unit motel. The motel units quickly gave way to becoming dining rooms.

Patti’s became famous for their 2” thick pork chops, flower pot bread, mile-high desserts, signature dishes, outstanding customer service, and unique décor. The business grew, and in the little village of Grand Rivers (population 340), Patti’s annually served 350,000 customers each year.

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