“Did you save any room for dessert?” can sometimes be a painful question to be asked at a restaurant. You’ve just eaten your weight in delicious food and you’re about to burst out of your pants, and then your server comes and tempts you with a delicious piece of pie or a scoop of ice cream. At these 14 restaurants in Kentucky, you definitely want to answer “yes” to that question. Not only is the food at these places great, but the desserts attract people all on their own.
1. The Whistle Stop, Glendale
The Whistle Stop is known all over the state as a place to get Southern favorites like country ham and fried green tomatoes, but the desserts are their claim to fame. Try one of their award-winning meringue pies, and then go explore historic Glendale. The Whistle Stop is located at 216 E. Main Street, Glendale, KY 42740.
2. Patti's 1880's Settlement, Grand Rivers
Patti's is a Kentucky icon. It's a great place to refuel after a day full of water sports on Kentucky Lake or Lake Barkley, or hiking in the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. You can't leave Patti's without trying one of their "Mile High" meringue pies. It is located at 1793 J.H. O'Bryan Avenue, Grand Rivers, KY 42045.
3. The Cafe, Louisville
If you pick up a to-go order from The Cafe, your eye will immediately be drawn to the collection of cakes, pies, and cookies being shown off behind the counter. Go ahead and give in to the temptation, because it will be so worth it. You'll get a generous portion of a cake or pie that will be impossible to forget. The Cafe is located at 712 Brent Street, Louisville, KY 40204.
4. Adams Breezy Hill Farm, Princeton
The sweet tea may always be free here, but dessert will be the best part of your visit. Try one of their delicious homemade pies with a scoop of homemade ice cream. They also have dessert pizzas, which are made in their brick oven. Adams Breezy Hill Farm is located at 1222 Cadiz Road, Princeton, KY 42445.
5. York Street Cafe, Newport
This quirky little cafe in Newport has a wide range of both American and international food options. Look around at all the interesting trinkets and knick-knacks that decorate the restaurant as you eat a slice of decadent chocolate torte. York Street Cafe is located at 738 York Street, Newport, KY 41071.
6. Pasquale's Restaurant, Maysville
Pasquale's serves pizzas and other Italian cuisine, but you are seriously missing out if you don't try a giant chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream on top. Pasquale's is located at Old US Highway 68 Loop 5, Maysville, KY 41056.
7. Windy Corner Market, Lexington
Windy Corner Market is one of the several restaurants owned by award-winning Kentucky chef Ouita Michel. Not only are you going to get a phenomenal meal made with fresh and local ingredients, but you can follow it up with a delectable dessert that meets the same criteria. Windy Corner Market is located at 4595 Bryan Station Road, Lexington, KY 40516.
8. L & R Soda Bar, Elkton
There's nothing like an old-fashioned soda bar to take you back in time. They make a pretty tasty hamburger here, but it's worth a visit just to get a shake or a banana split. L & R Soda Bar is located at 44 Public Square, Elkton, KY 42220.
9. Lighthouse Restaurant, Sulphur Well
You'll find some of the best down home country cooking in the state at Lighthouse Restaurant. Follow up your family-style meal with one of their many fresh, homemade pies. Lighthouse Restaurant is located at 1500 Sulphur Well Knob Lick Road, Sulphur Well Historic District, KY 42129.
10. Ms. Becky's Place, Dawson Springs
Don't let the modest exterior fool you... Ms. Becky's Place has great food. However, you can't go to a country diner without pie, especially if you're at Ms. Becky's. It is located at 309 E. Arcadia Avenue, Dawson Springs, KY 42408.
11. Saul Good Restaurant and Pub, Lexington
Nutella Hot Chocolate Cake. Do we have to say anymore? This restaurant and pub has several options for a decadent dessert, a full bar, and an extensive menu, so there's something for everyone here. Saul Good has three Lexington locations: in the Hamburg Center at 1808 Alysheba Way, 123 N. Broadway in downtown, and at the Fayette Mall at 3801 Mall Road.
12. The Hot Plate, Franklin
The Hot Plate is a no-frills diner where you can get a hearty meat-and-three meal. Don't get too carried away, though, or you'll miss out on their mind blowing pie! The Hot Plate is located at 4139 Bowling Green Road, Franklin, KY 42134.
13. Biancke's Restaurant, Cynthiana
Biancke's Restaurant has been serving some amazing home cooking since 1894. Enjoy a slice of pie after your meal, or order a whole pie for a special occasion. Biancke's is located at 102 S. Main Street, Cynthiana, KY 41031.
14. Downtown Diner and Desserts, Pikeville
Go for the daily lunch specials, but stay for the desserts! This diner has a wide variety of sweets that you must try, such as fried apple pie and fudge. Downtown Diner and Desserts is located at 109 Division Street, Pikeville, KY 41501.
Is anyone else craving pie now? More specifically, is anyone craving pie from one of
these places? What other restaurants in Kentucky have great desserts?