My family loves, loves, loves great pizza. Seriously, when we’re in one of our favorite pizza restaurants, you should see us. We inhale the aroma, discuss toppings as though we’re scientists curing the common cold, drool over appetizers and all but fondle the Parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper bottles. We’ve never done that. Not once. I promise.
Like most people, we have a few favorite places we hot foot it to when nothing but pizza (or a Stromboli) will do. One of these favorite pizza restaurants is in Robards, Kentucky – a short drive from Owensboro, Henderson, or Madisonville. The name of the restaurant is Rockhouse Pizza and, trust me, pizza doesn’t get any better than this. My husband (Michael) is as huge on Strombolis as the rest of us are on pizzas and he gives Rockhouse Pizza the greatest compliment in the world for their Strombolis. He says they’re the best in the world. Well, his words were actually on the planet, but the boy has never left Earth – to the best of my knowledge – so I’m going with the best on Earth.
He’s always been exceptionally partial to Rockhouse Pizza’s Strombolis. The only time I ever heard him like anyone’s as well was at Harkley’s in Owensboro, which has SADLY closed (not the first business killed by a crummy location). Harkley’s pizza was also as good as Rockhouse Pizza’s.
Thank God for Rockhouse – otherwise the mourning for Harkley’s would be unbearable!
If you’re older than 30, think back to the pizza restaurants you loved growing up. The home style pizza restaurants that just, somehow, felt like home away from home. Michael and I talk a lot about the Pizza restaurants we loved in Madisonville when growing up. Pizza House on Center Street was always like stepping into Heaven and letting God’s personal Italian angels make pizza for you. I haven’t been in years, I only hope it’s still as wonderful.
I can say this with absolute certainty, though: Rockhouse Pizza makes you think God has Italian angels in Robards as well.
When you think back to the pizza restaurants you loved while growing up, don’t let the nostalgia make you sad – at least one such pizza restaurant still exists! As soon as you walk into Rockhouse Pizza, you’ll think you’ve entered a time machine and gone back to the way pizza restaurants are supposed to be.
If you love Strombolis, you’re also in luck. Rockhouse Pizza makes outstanding Strombolis.
Best dang Stromboli on the planet! Rockhouse Pizza in Robards, Kentucky! pic.twitter.com/i6alDy6s
— Mike Sigers (@MikeSigers) July 29, 2012
Be aware, however, that you don’t get chips with the Stromboli like you do in larger restaurants. You can, however, ordered some outstanding fried mushrooms as a side. They used to serve wonderful onion rings which our server informed us are a thing of the past. They’re still listed on the menu, but you’ll be disappointed if you try to order them. Not a biggie, the fried mushrooms are fantastic. Put a little salt on them and you might not even need the ranch dressing dip that comes with them. They’re really, really good.
Rockhouse Pizza is located at 14274 US Highway 41 S in Robards, Kentucky. I’m hideous with directions and would be anyone in the world’s last choice as a navigator – but I can tell you this:
- It’s between Madisonville and Henderson.
- It’s a short drive from Owensboro.
- I could eat their pizza ever single day.
Rockhouse Pizza is open for lunch and supper, Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm and Saturday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.
From Rockhouse Pizza’s Facebook Page:
Rockhouse Pizza is a proud supporter of local schools, businesses, animal shelters, and charities. Our family friendly restaurant also offers free wifi internet and is decorated in an antique theme! Come check us out, we look forward to seeing you!
Rockhouse offers a large selection of delicious thin crust pizza’s with tons of toppings and sizes 7″ personal size to our large 15″ to choose from. We also have the World’s Finest Stromboli’s, which are a favorite with customers. Also available are a variety of appetizers, salads and sandwiches. Can’t decide which appetizer to order? We offer a sampler that has a little of everything. However, you can’t go wrong with our buffalo wings. Seasoned just right for those who don’t like it too hot or add our hot sauce to them to give them a big kick. They are served with fresh cut celery and our own special wing dip. We also offer boneless wings. Once you try one, you will always want more. Straight from our Research and Development department is LASAGNA! Homemade and fresh. Guaranteed to fill you up. We have daily specials for dining room and carry out pizza specials on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. And for those who just can’t seem to make up their mind on what pizza they want, we now offer pizza buffet.Our buffet is offered Monday – Saturday starting at 11 and ends at 1:00 pm depending on customer demand. So if you keep coming in, we’ll keep it open! Who else does that? We also take reservations for the dining room if you need a place to celebrate a birthday, holiday get togethers, graduations, rehearsal dinners, or just need lots of seating for that family reunion you’ve been wanting to have and nowhere to hold it. You can even bring cake and ice cream for your party and we’ll keep it in the freezer until you are ready to serve it. We welcome any suggestions on what you would like to see us carry on the menu. Come on by with your family and enjoy our friendly down home service you’ve come to expect from Rockhouse!
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Read another Rockhouse Pizza in Robards, Ky Review on Genuine Kentucky to hear and see how amazing their bread sticks and strombolis are!
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