The Majestic Salad Bar Salad and Iced Tea
When you’re in the Kentucky Lake area, you should check out The Majestic in Benton. Whether you’re looking for a delicious lunch or dinner, this restaurant is one of our favorites. Read on and I’ll tell you why!
You know how some restaurants are simply more enjoyable to dine in than others? They’re spacious, comfortable, and have an ambiance that’s in all ways enjoyable. The servers are friendly, the food delicious, and the experience… well, as perfect as it gets.
That’s Majestic Pizza & Steak House in Benton (the “mailing address” is Benton, but the physical location is Draffenville) in a nutshell!
Ironically, one of the things I love best about Majestic is a ridiculous simple one: Most of the times we’ve eaten there (which is numerous, numerous times) they allow you to sit wherever you want to sit. The times they do seat you, they’re better than most places in that there isn’t a host/hostess who seems bent on sitting all of the guests pretty much on top of one another (PET PEEVE!).
Some of my favorite restaurants tend to do this and, holy catfish, do I wish they’d see the error of their ways. People want to enjoy their meal without being able to hear every single thing the diners beside them are saying.
Majestic seems to “get this” when so few do.
If we’re being honest, I love pretty much everything about this restaurant. It’s beautiful, the workers are friendly, and the food is consistently delicious. Majestic (like most all non-national-chain restaurants) does not provide a gluten-free menu, but I have gotten pretty good at knowing what I can and cannot eat. If you (like me) have to eat gluten-free for health reasons, please know that they do not claim any of their food as being “gluten-free.” If you’re in the boat I am, you’ve come to expect this with the majority of restaurants – we simply make the smartest choices we can make and pray over the food we’re served!
Majestic Cheeseburger “Off Bun” with Mayo and “Fixings”
You can actually order a burger (either on or off bread) with the salad bar – it’s more expensive, of course, but it makes a delicious dinner. Their burgers are wonderful – you can honestly taste the quality.
Their steaks and baked potatoes (white or sweet) are also fantastic. I mean… extra extra extra fantastic!
Speaking of multiple “fantastic”s – their bread (which comes with outrageously delicious strawberry butter) is as good as you’ll ever see, smell, or taste in any restaurant in the world.
Again, if you eat gluten-free for health reasons, I cannot vouch for any of the food – even the food I regularly eat while there. Having said all of that, I will say that the following foods have not caused me any issues (and I am extremely sensitive to problems with gluten):
- Hamburgers/Cheeseburgers “OFF BUN”
- Baked Potatoes
- Baked Sweet Potatoes
- Just about everything on their amazing salad bar
If gluten isn’t a concern, you’ll also love their lunch or dinner buffet (different from the salad bar, of course). Something I’ve noticed (even though I never eat off of the food buffet), the price is lower than many other buffets you’ll find.
And the food always looks incredible!
While I always get the salad bar at lunch, I’ve gotten steaks and hamburgers or cheeseburgers (off bun) other times and they’re always amazing.
I can’t say this enough times, however, just because I haven’t had an issue doesn’t mean Jack for anyone else. If you have to eat gluten-free (as with every restaurant), proceed with the knowledge that nothing on their menu is marked or even considered gluten-free. The fact that I’ve never had an issue in a restaurant that serves pizza, for crying out loud, is pretty awesome.
If you’re one of the LUCKY ones who doesn’t have to eat gluten-free…. knock yourself out! This wonderful restaurant has a huge selection of food and it’s all delicious. Before I had to give up gluten, I was absolutely in love with their pizza. If memory serves (and it almost always does when it comes to UK Basketball, baseball, and food), their pizza is phenomenal.
As a salad fanatic, my favorite thing about Majestic Pizza & Steak House is their extraordinary salad bar. It’s possibly the best one in Western Kentucky – possibly even beyond.
My Work of Art from the Majestic Salad Bar
They don’t just have the usual suspects – big beautiful lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc… they have “above and beyond” delicacies that rock my very world:
- BIG beautiful and delicious pickled beets
- Pickled okra
- Miniature corn
- Green olives (an obsession)
- An assortment of cold “salads” that taste like a plus-size Amish lady spent all day making – these are the things dreams are made of. There’s a kraut one and a cucumber one that I could sit down and eat buckets of. BUCKETS. You can see them in the pictures here but words and photos both fail to describe how wonderful they are.
Even their iced tea is fantastic!
The next time you’re in the Kentucky Lake area or Land Between the Lakes, you’ll want to schedule and plan lunch or dinner (or both if you really want to show out) at Majestic Pizza & Steak House.
Address: 244 US-68, Benton, KY
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