Paducah Spans the Culinary Spectrum From the West Coast to Germany
From seafood, steaks and California Tuscan cuisine to barbecue and deli sandwiches, the selections are numerous and delicious.
The table is set in Paducah, and a good meal is on the way – no matter what you’re in the mood for. From seafood, steaks and California Tuscan cuisine to barbecue and deli sandwiches, the selections are numerous and delicious.
Cynthia’s California Tuscan Ristorante brings a little of the Golden State plus a taste of Italy to downtown Paducah. Located at 125 Market House Square, Cynthia’s is noted for its distinctive cuisine served in a spectacular setting of antique tables and chairs, artwork, stained glass and a tile bar – all work of local artisans. The menu changes on a weekly basis.
Starnes BBQ, at 108 Broadway, satisfies those with a hankering for hickory-pit barbecue prepared by the Starnes family experts. Etcetera Coffeehouse in LowerTown offers organic and fair trade coffee, tea and snacks, as well as a venue for musicians and student artists.
Kirchhoff’s Bakery & Deli is a part of Paducah’s past – and future. Located at 114-118 South Second St., the business was established in 1873 by Franz and Hannah Kirchhoff, who emigrated from Germany. In 1952, a fire destroyed the grocery and bakery. After four decades, family members bought the property back and reopened Kirchhoff’s. Today, its tasty sandwiches, artisan breads, salads and homemade soups tempt a new generation.
Kirchhoff’s uses some local ingredients, and you can too, with a visit to the Paducah Downtown Farmers’ Market on any day of the week except Sunday during growing season (mid-May through November). Farmers sell their fresh bounty near the river at the corner of Second and Washington streets.