Did I say great? Driving from the Smokies to Mammoth Cave on our way back home to Chicago and stopped in to Guthrie's for lunch. The reviews were solid, but my expectations were set for adequate. The interior is not much to speak of, but it does have a lovely view of Lake Cumberland. Then we sat down with our two teenage daughters and met our waiter, Jeremy. Things went through the roof at that point. Just the best waiter we've seen in forever. Nice dude, attentive but not overly so, knowledgeable and super friendly. Jeremy described two specials in a detailed way that made them sound outstanding, but I will admit that I was somewhat dubious about ordering what were described as amazing chicken nachos and a Philly cheesesteak in Somerset, KY. But these nachos, made as he described, with chips freshly made after ordering, homemade queso, grilled chicken, yada, yada, were some of the best damn nachos I have ever eaten, and I've eaten a lot of nachos. The chips were extraordinary. The cheesesteak may not have been authentic in a Gino's sense, but the steak was perfect and complemented by great bread, and perfectly grilled onions. My girls had huge burgers which they loved and two "mini" peanut butter/chocolate type desserts that for $2.99 were more than a tasty bang for the buck. In sum, if you find yourself in the Lake Cumberland/Somerset area, and you go to a chain restaurant or otherwise don't eat at Guthrie's, you are making a very poor life decision. If you go to Guthrie's and Jeremy isn't your waiter, you're still making the right call, but you're missing out on one righteous server.
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