Grand Rivers, Kentucky, Visitor's Guide.
The views at Dockers Bayside Grille and The Grist Mill Café are as appealing as the breakfast that is served. Dockers, located at Green Turtle Bay Resort overlooks the harbor where you can watch waterway travelers enter and exit the marina, while the Grist Mill Café is located in the majestic gardens of Patti’s 1880’s Settlement. Can you think of a better way to begin the perfect day in Grand Rivers? Playing on the lakes, hiking the numerous trails, or shopping at the boutiques in the village can work up an appetite, so let’s talk about lunch. You will find several options to cure your mid-day or early afternoon hunger. The burgers at Dockers Grille and Craig’s Dairy Dream are favorites of the locals. The Cabin Pizzeria offers a slice of Italy, The Village Market Café has it all from fried chicken to salads, The Grist Mill Café has deli lunch selections and signature desserts served in true Patti’s style. When dinner time arrives, a visit to Grand Rivers just isn’t complete without dining at the famous Patti’s 1880’s. The award-winning restaurant’s two-inch thick, one-pound pork chop is enjoyed by over 300,000 guests each year. Once you have conquered the appetizer of hand-batter mammoth cheese sticks, the house specialty Spinach salad, and their famous pork chop, what next? Dessert of course! The recipes developed and used by Patti Tullar from the beginning are still used today to create the over seventeen homemade desserts including the mile-high meringue pies. If there is no room for dessert right after dinner enjoy a stroll through the gardens, shop at the settlement’s shops, play a round of miniature golf, mine for “gold”, or visit the inimitable animals throughout the gardens, then you’ll have room to stop by the Grist Mill for one of Patti’s desserts. The Thirsty Turtle Tavern is where great food, good fun, and good friends meet on Lake Barkley. On the menu, you will find gourmet pizza, specialty sandwiches and baskets, and the freshest peel and eat shrimp that you can find on the lakes. The tavern bar is stocked with a large variety of beers, wines, and spirits. Outdoor and indoor seating is available, and kids of all ages will enjoy the jumbo checkerboard, and various yard games. During the peak summer months, live outdoor entertainment takes the stage on the weekends. Located at Lake Barkley mile marker 31.4, at Green Turtle Bay Resort, The Thirsty Turtle Tavern is easily accessible by waterway or road, and complimentary docks are available for boaters. Grand Rivers, Kentucky is truly a foodies dream come true. We promise you a visit to the village will leave a good taste in your mouth. Restauran Knowing where to The Cabin Pizza facebook/thecabingrandrivers Located on J H O'Bryan Ave, The Cabin Pizza offers Pizzas & Italian dishes in casual atmosphere. Serves Lunch & Dinner. Commonwealth Yacht Club 270-362-4444 www.greenturtlebay.com Fine dining overlooking Lake Barkley and the marina of Green Turtle Bay Resort. Private Club with Memberships Available. Open to club members and Green Turtle Bay Condo guests. Open Wednesday - Sunday for dinner fall and spring, and open 7 nights a week for dinner during summer. Closed January to mid-February. Reservations recommended. For information about becoming a member please contact Green Turtle Bay. Craig’s Dairy Dream 270-362-0611 Located on JH O’Bryan featuring Burgers, Dogs, and Ice Cream 20 | Grand Rivers Official Visitor’s Guide The Gristmill Café
ts, Cafés and Diners eat Treats. Window Service. Open for lunch and dinner. Seasonal. Docker’s Bayside Grille 270-362-5377 www.greenturtlebay.com Located in Green Turtle Bay Marina & Resort. Casual Dining restaurant overlooking the marina on Lake Barkley. Open to the public. Dine inside or on the screened in porch. Open for breakfast and lunch mid-February through December. The Gristmill Café 270-362-8844 www.pattis1880s.com Located in Patti’s 1880’s Settlement, the Gristmill Café features Coffee & Desserts with a Great outdoor deck overlooking the Gardens & shops of Patti’s 1880’s Settlement. Seasonal. Serving breakfast & lunch. Liteside Bakery & Café 270-362-4586 www.litesidebakery.com Located in Square One Shopping Center, Serving breakfast (eggs benedict, waffles, French toast) and lunch (Bison burgers, sandwiches, black bean burgers). Will also pack a picnic lunch. Open: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM Thur - Sun. The Thirsty Turtle Tavern 270-362-1830 Located at Green Turtle Bay Resort. The Thirsty Turtle offers gourmet pizza & sandwiches, a variety of beers, wines and spirits. Outdoor recreation area, and live entertainment most weekends. Accessible by water or land. Open seasonally. Patti’s 1880’s Settlement & Mr. Bill’s 888-736-2515 www.pattis1880s.com Located on JH O’Bryan, Patti’s Restaurant offers Award Winning Casually Elegant Dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Patti’s menu includes their famous 2" thick pork chop, flower pot bread and heavenly desserts; as well as wonderful steaks, chicken and seafood dishes. Voted #1 Restaurant for Tourism by the State of Kentucky as well as by Southern Living Magazine’s Reader’s Choice. Award for Best Small Town Restaurant in Southeast United States. Reservations recommended. Pokey’s Café 270-508-0368 www.grandriversinn.com Located on JH O’Bryan. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Traditional or lite breakfast, hot and cold sandwich lunch menu. Menu changes daily according to season. Call for reservations. Village Market & Café 270-362-8686 Located on JH O’Bryan, Village Market & Café offers breakfast, deli, hand dipped ice cream, and pizza. Grand Rivers Official Visitor’s Guide | 21