Lite Side Bakery & Cafe

2063 Dover Rd,Ste 453
Grand Rivers, 42045
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We were in town for a mtb race and following were starving and had a 5 hr drive ahead of us. We were surprised to find such a neat little place just outside of LBL. We had the bison burgers (which were okay), the bread was freshly baked and had a little sweetness to it, side of chips and a coffee. Irene (owner) bakes all the pastries and desserts every morning; the Nutella-filled hand pie was surprisingly delish and the perfect substitute for no beer (they don't serve alcohol). Overal, lunch for 2 w/desert was right at 40$.
I'm the first one?! Wow - surprising to me since there's a lot to be said about this cute little cafe out in Western Kentucky! I went to KY to visit family recently and stayed at the nearby Lighthouse Landings Resort. The morning after I arrived, I decided to take a walk to see what was around and after a short uphill trek I decided I was in need of some coffee and some breakfast. Lite Side Bakery & Cafe was directly in front of me, so I saw it as kismet and decided to have breakfast here. There is an outdoor seating area, but it was a little rainy out so I decided that I'd eat inside. Inside there is another small seating area and a glass case showing off delicious looking baked goods. I thought about trying the Black Forest muffin, but my indecision showed on my face and the woman at the counter (who I got the impression is the owner) asked me if I'd like any help deciding. She steered me toward the egg sandwiches, so I chose the breakfast sandwich with cheese and canadian bacon with a cup of coffee. Their coffee is absolute delicious and was served to me in an oversized fiestaware mug. As I sipped my coffee, I realized that I actually didn't have enough time to eat breakfast in the cafe. I asked for my food to go, and was accomodated immediately. The second woman working got me a to-go cup for my coffee and then topped me up so I had a full cup! Talk abuot hospitality. My sandwich was definitely unique - thick grilled bread with fluffy scrambled eggs, canadian bacon and chives sprinkled into American cheese. I have to admit, I couldn't finish the whole thing, but it was delicious. Also in the bag was a small serving of fresh fruit to go with my breakfast. It was the perfect amount of light and sweet after such a savory sandwich. To my extreme pleasure, my sister bought a box of muffins on her own, so the next morning I was able to try the Black Forest muffin after all. German chocolate muffin with strawberry filler - so delicious I had to stop myself from shoving the whole thing in my mouth at once. I don't know if I'll be back in this section of Kentucky again, but if I am, I'll be back!
Yay! I am a fan!!! My boyfriend and I were visiting the LBL and I located Lite Side Bakery and Cafe on yelp- thank you yelp! We were there on Saturday 6/6/15 and we both ordered the bison burger to go- OMG! People listen to me- the freshly baked buns are delicious and the burger is good- I can not wait to go back. The place is quaint, the service is friendly, the restroom is clean. When you order a burger, you get a bag of chips- they give you condiments, lettuce, and tomato for you burger. Thank you Lite Side for a delicious lunch- can't wait to see you again!! They offer outside seating as the inside is small but there are tables and a bakery counter full of sweet treats.

(270) 362-4586

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Knoth’s Bar-B-Que

728 US Hwy 62
Grand Rivers, 42045
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We were lucky they had just opened for the season. Well worth the side trip to have their delicious pulled pork. Very friendly staff! Three meals in a row wasn't necessarily the healthiest, but it sure was good!
I must confess....my family has been eating here longer than I've been in existence. Every holiday for as long as I've been alive has been accompanied by a pork shoulder from Knoth's. If you don't know what that is, then you have no idea what you're missing. I'm talking about some of the best stuff you could possibly eat, smothered in incredible bbq sauce. It's tradition to eat it with white bread slices, bbq sauce and lay's potato chips. It may not be fancy, but it's simply unbeatable.
One word, wow... When eating local fair, sometimes it's a crap shoot. This time, home run. We arrived 5 minutes after closing, and they went ahead and seated us. We were greeting by a very friendly and staff. We ordered the pulled pork plate, and it's was outstanding. You have a choice of sauce on or sauce added by the customer. We ordered it wet. The plate came with fries, slaw and two slices of bread. Everyone ate their entire meal. If your in the area, Knoth's is worth the stop.

(270) 362-8580

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Craig’s Dairy Dream

1881 J H Obryan Ave
Grand Rivers, 42045
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We never come to the lake without stopping by. Burgers are great after being on the lake all day!!
I can't really give this ice cream place a great review. It doesn't have great ice cream. However, when it's hot, and you're not having dessert at Patti's, this is what you need. It's basic soft serve with some fixings. The staff is pretty quick (considering the traffic they get), and the cones are fresh. Nothing spectacular, but completely fits the bill.
This is a walk up ice cream place. The ice cream is OK. A little pricer than a similar cone at a fast food place.Location on the main drag through Grand Rivers and just across the street from the playhouse

(270) 362-0611

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Miss Scarlett’s

708 Complex Dr
Grand Rivers, 42045
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We stopped by here for a roadside bit of local flavor. Lots of Gone With the Wind decor, which makes this Atlanta boy feel comfortable. Good cookin at a good price and a worthwhile stop if you're passing through. The Kentucky Brown is a heavy and amazing sandwich. I've not gone on an exploration of this sandwich in its variations, but this one made me respect it and I will go forward with the knowledge that I need a lot of extra room to take one down.
Very run down and odd at that! The catfish really sucked! Not impressed at all!!! Don't go!
This place is fantastic. I'm from a large city with lots of restaurant choices. I eat out a lot. Whenever I am in the area of Scarlett's, It's my go-to place for great Southern food and service. Waitresses couldn't be nicer. Everything from the grill is delicious. Best fried onion rings in that part of Kentucky. Lots of comfort food choices. Many servings are large enough to split. Small old fashioned fried pies are a good finish. Give this place a try. It's better than the famous Patti's in the same area.

(270) 928-3126

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Mr B B Q More

2075 Dover Rd
Grand Rivers, 42045
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Took order quickly but food was slow to the table. BBQ pork was dry. Grilled cheese was grilled cheese. Onion rings were OK but lukewarm. Jalapeño poppers were freezer burned and over priced.

(270) 362-4445

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Hillside Cottages

1060 Stringtown Rd
Grand Rivers, 42045
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(270) 362-4258

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Pattis 1880’s Settlement

1793 J H O'Bryan Ave
Grand Rivers, 42045
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(270) 362-8844

American (Traditional)

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Mr BBQ

2780 Dover Rd
Grand Rivers, 42045
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(270) 362-4445

Barbeque, Sandwiches

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