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You Won't Believe the Cuisine You Can Find in Red River Gorge, Kentucky!

Updated: Jan 26

If you're planning a trip to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky's Daniel Boone National Forest, then you won't want to miss out on the delicious local cuisine! Whether you're looking for a quaint cafe, an intimate eatery owned by locals, or a swanky restaurant - there is something to satisfy any appetite.

To make your vacation planning a breeze, we've compiled an exclusive list of the best local eateries and cafes in Red River Gorge that we highly recommend. You'll find information about their cuisine, atmosphere, and more to pick the perfect spot for your next meal.

So what are you waiting for? To help make your trip a delicious one, here's our guide to the best eateries in the Red River Gorge:

1. Miguel's Pizza:

For years, Miguel's Pizza has been a local favorite among those looking for an exciting adventure and those who love the outdoors. Not only do they offer a variety of delicious pizzas, but also plenty of fun activities like basketball courts and more. Plus, with their gluten-free options, food sensitivities can rest easy knowing that there is something on the menu for everyone. Located conveniently close to Gray's Arch Trailhead, Miguel's boasts an unforgettable experience complete with delightful outdoor seating - it'll be hard to ever leave once you've arrived!

2. The Red River Rockhouse:

Located in the picturesque Red River Gorge, the family-run Red River Rockhouse is a cozy and rustic restaurant that serves up delicious fare from burgers to steaks and seafood. Indoor or outdoor seating awaits you as well as live music on weekends for an unforgettable dining experience! With options to cater to all dietary needs, Red River Rockhouse is definitely a must-visit eatery.

3. The Sky Bridge Station:

Experience sophisticated dining at the Sky Bridge Station Lodge with a contemporary menu of regional and local flavors, as well as exclusive wines and spirits. Appreciate the chic atmosphere while savoring breathtaking views from its indoor or outdoor seating arrangement. Make sure to try their special Red River Gorge Treehouse menu, which includes a variety of grilled meat and fish dishes.

4. The Red River Diner:

If you're looking for an inviting, friendly atmosphere to enjoy a delicious and comforting meal or snack, look no further than the Red River Diner. Located in the Nada Tunnel area, the café offers warm baked treats and coffee alongside breakfast, lunch and dinner options!

The Red River Diner also offers a unique and creative selection of sandwiches, salads, and snacks. And, for those looking for a healthier option, there are plenty of vegetarian options to choose from. Additionally, they offer daily specials like tacos on Tuesdays and burgers on Wednesdays.

5. Daniel Boone Coffee:

If you and your wife are like us and enjoy a good cup of coffee, then Daniel Boone Coffee is definitely the place for you. Located in Red River Gorge, this unique and cozy cafe offers every flavor you can imagine - from creamy cappuccinos to rich espressos - even offering special Red River Gorge-themed drinks. The decor of the cafe reminds one of traditional Appalachian-style homes, with wood floors, rustic furniture, and local art adorning the walls.

Aside from their delicious coffee drinks, Danny Boones also offers other beverages, such as smoothies and teas, and light snacks, such as muffins and cookies. They also offer a variety of cold beverages for those hot summer days. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try their Red River Gorge Red Eye – a unique blend of espresso with Red River Gorge Maple Syrup?

An age-old saying from my grandfather goes, "There is a time and a place for decaf coffee. Never, and in the trash." But for those who opt out of caffeine consumption, there are still plenty of alternatives to choose from including herbal teas and freshly squeezed juices. There's even a selection of vegan options! And if you'd like something more substantial, Brewing only the greatest coffee beans, this Red River Gorge destination serves specialty espresso drinks and tea. The quaint shop inside also features an intimate atmosphere with cozy seating areas to enjoy their signature beverages in a comfortable setting.

So there you have it! Red River Gorge is teeming with incredible eateries that will guarantee a one-of-a-kind dining experience no matter which spot you choose! Whether it's Miguel's Pizza for some delicious pie or the Red River Diner for some freshly brewed coffee - Red River Gorge has something yummy for every taste bud. Bon Appetit!

Now that you've seen the most delicious eateries and picturesque cafes in Red River Gorge, why not begin planning your next getaway? With such an amazing array of food options, paired with breathtaking views all around - what more could one desire? So don't wait any longer! Start making memories today by booking a stay inside a romantic treehouse at the beautiful Red River Gorge. Bon voyage!

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