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Harbor Lights Restaurant at Kentucky Dam

166 Upper Village Drive, Gilbertsville, KY 42044
+1 800-325-0146
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“bison chili” (8 reviews)
“soups” (4 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
166 Upper Village Drive, Gilbertsville, KY 42044
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21 - 30 of 140 reviews

Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

I've eaten here many times. I've had there breakfast buffet, special holiday dinner buffets and items off their menu. I even had a breakfast party their in the private dining room. Breakfast buffet seems to always be delicious. When they have holiday buffets or cater...More

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed July 18, 2017

The location, alone, (right on Kentucky Lake) affords great potential for this restaurant. Unfortunately, the menu is less than diverse, and there is no outdoor seating nor outdoor dining option. The restaurant is located in the basement of the lodge. The scenic location of the...More

2  Thank BHappy2
Scot R, General Manager at Harbor Lights Restaurant at Kentucky Dam, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2017

Thanks for taking time for your review. Just to let you know, with the "Refreshing the Finest" initiative we are working on plans to address exactly what you referenced. Hoping over the next year or two things will be much improved regarding exterior seating and...More

Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is down one floor in the building at the curve of the top drive. Go into the doors on the right and the folks at the front desk will give you directions to the restaurant. You can order off of the menu or...More

Thank James S
Scot R, General Manager at Harbor Lights Restaurant at Kentucky Dam, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2017

Thanks for your kind review. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed July 12, 2017

We had dinner here on our first night, and although the dining room was huge, everybody was seated at one end so we could hear everybody's conversation. Three staff members were visible, one was doing most of the work, the other 2 tried to look...More

1  Thank Yvette C
Scot R, General Manager at Harbor Lights Restaurant at Kentucky Dam, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your visit. We will certainly address your concerns. I do hope you will try us again in the future!

Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Very nice dinner buffet with lots of food to choose from-nice salad bar, soups, catfish, fried chicken, macaroni, etc. The desserts were surprisingly good for a buffet. The dining room was spacious with a nice view. $10 for buffet was quite reasonable for a Saturday...More

Thank GoOnATrip_11
Scot R, General Manager at Harbor Lights Restaurant at Kentucky Dam, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2017

Thanks for visiting us. Hope you return soon!

Reviewed June 29, 2017

What a nice place to have dinner. The views of the lake are extremely pretty, the facility is wonderful, and the service very attentive. The night we were there, they were serving a nice little buffet with local favorites. With the exception of the cobblers...More

Thank stevenwK1786KS
Scot R, General Manager at Harbor Lights Restaurant at Kentucky Dam, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2017

Come back and try us again! Appreciate your kind comments.

Reviewed June 26, 2017

it is unmarked. very hard to find as the address led you to the resort itself. you go into visitors center and it is downstairs. once we got there the view was beautiful! we were surprised by the buffet as we looked online and was...More

Thank divastar1974
Scot R, General Manager at Harbor Lights Restaurant at Kentucky Dam, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed June 11, 2017

We had lunch at Harbor Lights. Choice of either buffet or menu. We had each and neither was disappointing. Great food at a great price with a wonderful view of the dam area and lake.

Thank ScottMaryK
Scot R, General Manager at Harbor Lights Restaurant at Kentucky Dam, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2017

Thanks for your kind comments. Hope you return!

Reviewed June 11, 2017

Not a big fan of buffets, but this one was great. Lots of fresh fruit and the cooked food had not yet acquired a vintage.

Thank Chuck F
Scot R, General Manager at Harbor Lights Restaurant at Kentucky Dam, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2017

Glad you enjoyed the buffet! We strive to make it different and appetizing! Hope you return for another visit, soon.

Reviewed May 23, 2017

I loved the breakfast buffet. The cheesy eggs were very good, as was everything else. This is a very nice restaurant with a really great view of the water. We usually have Thanksgiving here as that buffet is awesome. Nice place and worth the price.

Thank cpgrn
Scot R, General Manager at Harbor Lights Restaurant at Kentucky Dam, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2017

Thanks for your kind review. See you next time!

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colemanangie711
April 24, 2017|
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Response from 141cobalt07 | Reviewed this property |
yes there are tables set up for outside ..when we were there they were serving inside ..beautiful view though
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 166 Upper Village Drive, Gilbertsville, KY 42044
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Gilbertsville
  • Phone Number: +1 800-325-0146
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