Food & Drink

Dinnertime indecisions...

Getting frustrated with “hangry” pains and just can’t decide what to eat?  The Kentucky Lake region is home to some of the best cuisine in the southeast.  No matter if you’re looking for a quick bite or a nice dinner with a drink, we’ve got you covered.

Thirsty Favorites

The Beer Garden

3540 US 641 North
Benton, KY  42025

Offering beer, liquor and wine in a relaxed atmosphere.

The Dam Brewhaus

1894 US 641 North
Benton, KY 42025

A microbrewery featuring frequent live music, craft beers, and food.

Poca Terra Winery

633 Gatlin Road
Benton, KY  42025

Specializing in estate-bottled and grown Chambourcin red and rosé wines.

Ralph's Harborview Bar & Grill

570 Moors Road
Gilbertsville, KY  42044

Located at Moors Resort featuring a full menu and bar.

Rose & Oak Tasting Room

1201 Poplar Street
Benton, KY 42025

Taste a unique selection of wines, bourbons and other spirits.

Town & Country Marina

1426 Gardner Road
Benton, KY 42025

Tiki bar with food and drinks all on the water at Kentucky Lake.

Boss Hoggs Bar & Grill

11728 US Hwy 68 East
Benton, KY 42025

Located near Jonathan Creek serving drinks, steaks, burgers, and more.

Buckhorn Creek Vineyard & Winery

5957 Moors Camp Highway
Gilbertsville, KY  42044


4 Little Pigs

198 W 5th St.
Benton, KY 42025

Dine-in barbeque options with a drive-thru window.

Amazing Blaze BBQ

15649 US Hwy 68 East
Hardin, KY 42048

Specializing in hickory smoked pork, chicken, and beef.

Bad Bob's BBQ

300 Main St.
Benton, KY 42025

Traditional barbeque staples with sandwiches and salads.

Hutchen's BBQ

601 Main St.
Benton, KY  42025

Famous for BBQ and ribs since 1947.  Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

J-Mack BBQ

2323 US 62
Gilbertsville, KY 42044

Family-owned, award-winning BBQ with weekly specials.

Cafes & coffee

Ashley's Cafe & Sweets

406B W. 5th Street
Benton, KY  4225

Featuring sandwiches, salads, wraps, bakery items and more.

Café Célébré

108 E. 5th Street
Benton, KY 42025

Crepes, plate lunches, casseroles, quiche, desserts, salads and sandwiches.

Dub House Coffee

301 US Highway 68 East
Benton, KY  42025

Locally-owned and family-oriented coffee shop with specialty drinks.

Jo Jo's Cafe

423 E. 12th Street
Benton, KY 42025

Open seven days a week with breakfast and lunch specials.

Parcell's Perk Coffee Shop

165 US Highway 68 East
Benton, KY  42025

Featuring a large deli, grill, coffee, and bakery with breakfast and lunch.

Twistin' 50s Cafe

3924 US Highway 62
Calvert City, KY  42029

Breakfast items, sandwiches, homemade soups, and country-style dinners.

Southern Style

Dinner Bell

13444 US Highway 68 East
Benton, KY 42025

Seasonal restaurant near Jonathan Creek with buffet-style setting.

Fast Eddie's Place

8492 US Hwy 68 East
Benton, KY 42025

Hamburgers, sandwiches, steaks, chicken, appetizers, fish, and much more.

Four Seasons Restaurant

4264 Murray Hwy.
Hardin, KY  42048

Meat & three plate lunch specials with breakfast located in Hardin.

Harbor Lights Restaurant

Upper Village Drive
Gilbertsville, KY 42044

Located inside Kentucky Dam Village with breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Call for hours.

The Pond Restaurant

16814 US Highway 68 East
Hardin, KY  42048

Catfish plates, steaks, and southern cuisine located in Aurora near the lake.


301 US Highway 68 East
Benton, KY  42025

Chef inspired Southern-style dishes with modern decor.

Unique Diners

Belew's Dairy Bar

15695 US Highway 68 E
Benton, KY 42025

The area’s only drive-up diner with curb service.  Burgers, milkshakes and more.

Burger Barn

888 Kenlake Marina Drive
Hardin, KY 42048

Burgers, pizza and more served from a floating barge at Kenlake Marina.

Dad's Place

4238 US Highway 68 East
Benton, KY 42025

Chicago-style dishes with regularly-scheduled live Christian music

Sizzlin' Sisters Grill

3022 Barge Island Road
Benton, KY 42025

Fresh, never frozen burgers, pizza, fish baskets, BBQ nachos and much more.

Ethnic Cuisine

China Wall

928 5th Ave. SE
Calvert City, KY  42029

Traditional Chinese buffet with take-out options located in Calvert City.

Habanero Mexican Grill

244 US Highway 68 E
Benton, KY 42025

Mexican cuisine with all the dishes one would expect.

Los Amigos

15927 US Highway 68 East
Benton, KY 42025

Located in Aurora near Kentucky Lake featuring traditional Mexican dishes.

Los Portales

80 Commerce Blvd.
Benton, KY 42025

Fajitas, tacos, quesadillas, chips and salsa and so much more.

Los Tres Amigos

4560 US Highway 62
Calvert City, KY 42029

Calvert City’s only Mexican restaurant with dine-in and take-out options.

Panda Restaurant

315 W. 5th Street Suite 400
Benton, KY  42025

Benton’s only Asian buffet with dine-in and carry out available.


Archer's Pizza

282 Aurora Hwy.
Hardin, KY 42048

Enjoy not just pizza, but UFO Burgers, smash burgers and more.

Mama D's

3885 US Highway 62
Calvert City, KY 42029

Long Island style pizza, pasta dishes, salads and more.  Daily lunch specials.

Rocket Fired Pizza

292 US Highway 68 East
Benton, KY 42025

Locally-owned pizzeria with a game room for the family to enjoy.

familiar Franchises

In Benton:

Dairy Queen
Waffle House
Domino’s Pizza
Taco John’s
Little Caesar’s

Also In Benton:

Pizza Hut

In Calvert City:

Cracker Barrell
Waffle House
Dairy Queen

Regional Favorites

Paducah Restaurants

Just 30 minutes over on I-24 is Paducah, home to over 150 restaurants with many locally-owned establishments.

Grand Rivers Restaurants

This small town just 15 minutes from Marshall County is home to Patti’s 1880’s Settlement and other excellent places to eat.

Murray Restaurants

Located 20 minutes south of Marshall County, this college town offers a wide variety of locally-owned and franchise eateries.  

Marshall County Eats...

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