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Patti's 1880's Settlement Restaurant

1793 J. H. O'Bryan Avenue, Grand Rivers, KY 42045
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $8 - $35
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: West Commerce
Description: Patti's 1880's Settlement is that special place where friends bring friends. Patti's and Mr. Bill's are upscale family dining; famous for a 2" Pork Chop, Mile High Meringue Pies, Flower Pot Bread, and Strawberry Butter. Patti's 1880's Settlement is located in the small town of Grand Rivers, KY located at the northern entrance of Land Between the Lakes between Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake.
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79% Recommend
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English first
Little Rock, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The service was, "cloyey" and obsequious. Real let down; reminded both my wife and I of Uriah Heep. The kitchen saved the place for our visit.

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Carbondale, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Patti's is a legendary restaurant throughout the Western Kentucky/Southern Illinois region and beyond. It's not an everyday, casual kind of meal for most folks. It's good, it's expensive, and it's the kind of place you want to visit for a birthday, anniversary or special vacation dinner. The pork chops are all anyone talks about, but they have lots of other... More

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We ate at Patti's while visiting the area due to the restaurant's great reputation. We found the staff very attentive and friendly. We ate there at dinner time and the average meal was $17. It was $2.50 for a soda and the pies were between $6.50 and $7.50 a piece. That's a bit pricey for families. The food was good.... More

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had been wanting to visit Patti's for some time and this was the trip. The settlement part of the complex is well worth your time. For restaurant and the sight seeing plan at least 2 hours. We had down loaded a menu before we went so we were prepared when we got there. We did arrive 40 minutes before... More

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PattisGrandRiversKy, Manager at Patti's 1880's Settlement Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our company. We appreciate your feedback and I did utilize your post as a training tool. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. This year we are celebrating 36 years. This is due to our loyal guests returning when in our area. "Thank You!" again, and we look forward to serving... More

12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The 2" pork chops are really that good!!!! I got 3 meals out of mine & all 3 were fantastic. We went back a 2nd night & I had the ribeye which was just a fantastic as the pork chop. But be warned this is in a dry county so no alcohol!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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189 reviews 189 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We stopped by here on way home from short trip. We reserved a table at Pattis'. While walking around the property we discovered Bills. -Insider tip: Bills is the same, uses the same kitchen and has same menu, just not as popular and there is NO WAIT- We ordered the 2" pork chop.... definitely a dish to share. The food... More

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I don't know if we were just starving after our long drive or what, but the food was so good we all shared! My children loved the flowerpot bread and strawberry butter, and I thought the salads were the perfect size, served on chilled plates. Our food portions were huge, and everything tasted like it was all made from scratch.... More

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Lafayette, Indiana
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Visited friends in the area and we mentioned going to Land Between the Lakes. They in turn brought us to Patti's. We had to wait a while for a table but then the food and service were great. Also reasonably price for a resort area restaurant; prices could have been higher and they still would have the crowd. I had... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a fun place with excellent food, Just be prepared to sit and eat awhile. We all had a salad, all were fresh and the spinach salad with bacon dressing was really good. We all had the pork chops that they are known for. The guys got the two inch and neither of them could finish them. My suggestion... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The 2" pork chop was amazing. I am not usually a pork chop fan, I prefer steak, but after reading some of the reviews I decided to try it. Flower pot bread and strawberry butter take the meal to the next level. We were also very impressed with the fried pickles and cheese sticks. A little pricey, but worth it.

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