Written by: Tourism
I can smell the tasty meals being set before the many visitors who will share a Thanksgiving meal in beautiful Lake Cumberland, Kentucky! The steam rising from the plate of each hungry patron is just another way to know you are in the right place for a true Kentucky mealtime experience.
#1 –Rowena Landing Restaurant– Located inside Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, the top rated state park in Kentucky, is nestled on the edge of Lake Cumberland. This full service restaurant offers a panorama view of the lake, which is beautiful any time of year. Enjoying a true Lake Cumberland dining experience is easy here as the restaurant serves a buffet style meal including Roasted Round of Beef, Country Fried Chicken, Baked Ham and of course, the traditional Turkey and Dressing. Also included are Candied Yams, Country-style Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes with Giblet Gravy. Come early and enjoy the crackling fire place while you wait for dinner to begin at 11 AM central time.
#2 Esto Country Store & Cafe’– If family and friends are the focus for you during Thanksgiving week, you will understand when we say this cafe’ is closed Thanksgiving Day. Never fear! Lake Cumberland Visitors and locals alike can enjoy Turkey Day Tuesday which includeds all scratch menu items. If your mouth waters thinking about Grandma’s Cornbread Dressing, Sweet Potato Casserole, Down-home Mashed ‘Taters, not to mention piled high homemade pies from the family cookbook, this is where you want to be! Come on down to a great Kentucky restaurant.
#3 Eli Country Cafe’– Some of the best Kentucky Restaurants are worth the drive. Eli Country Cafe’ is one of those restaurants. If you want an early Thanksgiving meal served with turkey and all the fixin’s, make the scenic drive to Eli Country Cafe’ near Alligator II Marina on Lake Cumberland. Traditional meals are served every Thursday in November leading up to Thanksgiving week and then the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving Day. For additional information and yummy treats to eat visit us.
#4 Coe’s Steakhouse-Lake Cumberland, Kentucky is known for good, hometown cooking and Coe’s Steakhouse has brought visitors and locals alike into the family owned business for many years. Voted one of the “Best in Kentucky” by Kentucky Living magazine, this is one stop you will not regret. Famous for their fried catfish, this little hometown Kentucky restaurant will have you planning detours just to taste a plateful one more time. While there, add a helping of homemade hush puppies and coleslaw too!
#5 Jamestown Cafe’– Located in the heart of Jamestown’s historic Monument Square in Jamestown, Kentucky is the Jamestown Cafe’. Family owned and operated, you can expect homemade desserts to follow homecooked meals to meet any expectation. When you just want a Lake Cumberland Dining experience with a hometown feel this one has to be on your list!
#6 The Springs Diner– This list wouldn’t be complete without including this great little local, family owned Diner located right on historic Main Street in Russell Springs, Kentucky. Serving their version of the Kentucky Hot Brown and many other Kentucky favorites, you will be sure to come back every time you plan a visit to the Lake Cumberland area! Serving breakfast and lunch, the pancakes will hit the spot and the meringue on the pie is piled high. If you want to sample a favorite local side dish just ask becaue Springs Diner will have it!