The Kentucky Restaurant In The Middle of Nowhere That’s So Worth The Journey

Tucked in a clearing off Highway 11 in Slade is a small, bright yellow building nestled into the backdrop of green hills that make up Daniel Boone National Forest. Miguel’s Pizza is a unique restaurant that used to be a haven for rock climbers who came to the Red River Gorge area, but has grown in popularity in recent years thanks to their delicious build-your-own pizzas, relaxed and inviting atmosphere, and their climbing gear shop. Nearly two hours from Louisville and an hour from Lexington, Miguel’s Pizza may be well off the beaten path, but it’s worth the journey.

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Whether you decide to stay for a few days, or just stop in for a quick lunch, eating at Miguel’s is a must-do for people visiting the Gorge. It’s a small restaurant and can get quite busy around lunch and dinner time, but don’t let a long line at the counter discourage you. Just grab an Ale-8-One, find a shady spot at a picnic table or under a tree, and enjoy being in the middle of beautiful nowhere.

Miguel’s Pizza is located at 1890 Natural Bridge Road/KY-11 S in Slade.