Dockers Bayside Grill at Green Turtle Bay in Grand Rivers, Kentucky
First of all, let me say this: I LOVE hearing from all of ya’ll in my e-mail! They’re like little visits with friends and family, so keep them coming. I get a lot of ideas for posts from these wonderful e-mails, including the one you’re reading now.
I got an e-mail recently from a very friendly lady who also happens to be a fellow fan of Grand Rivers, Kentucky and Grand Rivers Variety. In fact, if I’m not mistaken she, too, saw the recent Johnny Cash show at the Badgett Playhouse.
She and her husband stay in the area when they visit and she raved about the friendly people in Grand Rivers. They are, almost without exception, extremely friendly and warm. Apparently Patty’s is a favorite place for the couple to dine when they’re in Grand Rivers, but she wanted to know if there was anyplace in the area where they could get a good breakfast. My husband and I put our heads together and the following suggestions came to mind. Not all are in the city limits of Grand Rivers but they’re very, very close and well worth the drive.
Docker’s Bayside Grill at Green Turtle Bay: Home of the Famous Sink Your Boat Omelet!
When I started thinking of where I’d eat breakfast if I were in Grand Rivers in the early hours, the first place to spring to mind was Docker’s Bayside Grill at Green Turtle Bay Resort & Marina. You don’t have to be a registered guest at Green Turtle Bay to eat at Docker’s – you only have to be hungry! We have never actually eaten at Docker’s in the morning, we’re normally in the area around lunchtime. I have a thing for their hamburgers and wraps, so we plan to hit the area around lunchtime.
Although we haven’t yet (I know we will soon – once the hubby sees the omelet pictured at the top) had breakfast at Docker’s, we HAVE heard about and read about their outstanding breakfasts.
One thing in particular keeps the locals smiling: The Sink Your Boat Omelet. Apparently it’s a monster… and I mean that in a good way.
If the lunch food is any indication, their breakfasts are extraordinary. These people know what they’re doing. What’s more, the view is breathtaking – just absolutely gorgeous.
Visit Green Turtle Bay’s website for directions and hours of operation.
Cracker Barrel in Calvert City, Kentucky
The Cracker Barrel in Calvert City happens to be one of my favorite Cracker Barrels of all time – which is saying something because we’ve eaten at Cracker Barrels far and wide. If we haven’t already eaten at every single one, it’s just a matter of time.
The Calvert City CB is always delicious and the people stand out as being especially friendly.
Waffle House in Calvert City, Kentucky
Calvert City (incidentally, home to an outstanding Willow Pond Catfish Restaurant) also has a Waffle House. It’s at 468 Kennedy Lane (about 6.8 miles from Grand Rivers).
There’s also a Waffle House in Benton, Kentucky at 397 Ash Street, which is about 12 – 13 miles from Grand Rivers. If you visit Waffle House’s website and click on Restaurant Locator, you’ll have the opportunity to enter the city of your choice. They’ll then give you a very detailed map to the Waffle House of your choice.