Great for Breakfast
Funky and fun this unique boutique and restaurant is a must visit if you are at Barren River Lake for the weekend! Serving up a fabulous Southern style breakfast or gourmet hot dogs for lunch, this little gem is only open on the weekends. Browse through the store, pet the dogs, and enjoy a leisurely visit! Check out their website for more information: https://www.paradisepointky.com/
Perfect for a Quick Lunch
Serving up Monroe County style, vinegar based BBQ, Smoke Shack BBQ is definitely a family favorite for us. If you like it spicy, get it dunked. If you don’t like the heat, I would definitely get the sauce on the side. Chicken, Pork Chops, Shoulder, Hamburgers and more are the staples of this takeout only business. Open Wed – Sat, Smoke Shack is always busy.
Want to Sit Down for Dinner
If you don’t mind the short drive to Glasgow, KY (21 minutes), Rib Lickers BBQ is a great place to visit. Check their website: https://riblickers.com to see if they are hosting a live band. Takeout available as well.
Harper’s is a local favorite. This cinder block building has served the commnuity for over 40 years. Unlimited catfish plates are the main staple of the menu. Please be aware that they only take cash and checks, no credit cards. Smoking is still allowed inside or take out is available. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, I would suggest checking their facebook page for hours and availability: https://www.facebook.com/harperscatfish/