Real Java and Creamery is a local favorite, offering fresh meals and homemade pizza as well as some of the best breakfasts in the area. Breakfast items include house-baked cinnamon rolls, scone bites, muffins, breakfast sandwiches as well as biscuits and gravy. Enjoy the soup of the day for lunch with a grilled cheese or chicken salad sandwich. They also offer specialty coffees such as the Americano, cappuccino, cold brew, and assorted teas. Be sure to try their delicious specialty milkshakes and soda pop floats. Try the Waterfalls, a dish of homemade vanilla ice cream layered with Butterfinger, caramel or peanut butter cup and chocolate. They also have frozen hot chocolate and fruit smoothies. Find them at 2671 South KY-92 in Jamestown.
The Rowena View Café, located at State Highway 558 in Albany, about half an hour from the lake, offers traditional food served in their cozy indoor dining room or outside on their naturally cooled deck. The outdoor dining room is cooled by water 100 feet beneath the surface of the lake, using natural resources without the need for compressors.
Harbor Restaurant and Tavern is an award-winning location overlooking the marina and the lake. Menu items include shrimp, maple bacon salmon, etouffee, red beans, and rice as well as Jambalaya, pasta dishes, beef, pork, and flatbreads. Find them at 451 Lee’s Ford Dock Road in Nancy.
If you are looking for food that is fresh and prepared daily, Fishtales is where you want to be. Enjoy your meal while watching a stunning sunset, sitting on the deck in the shade, or in the eclectic dining room. Enjoy lunch sitting at the tiki pavilion, eating some of the best seafood in the area, all prepared with a Key West flair. They are located on the lake in Russell Springs.
Guthrie’s Grill offers classic steak, seafood, and pasta dishes, making them a favorite among locals. You can grab a juicy burger or enjoy a delicious, melt-in-your-mouth steak. They are family-friendly, offering a full bar with beer, wine, and cocktails as well. Find them at 6075 South Highway 27 in Somerset.