Somerset Restaurants Serve Up Homemade Eats

A good way to describe Somerset food would be good, old-fashioned homemade southern cooking.

On Monday, June 20, 2011 - 16:37

If you had to imagine the taste of Kentucky, what would it be? Something sweet and homemade? A fish caught out by the lake? Juicy bar-b-que? Home grown and fresh? That’s what these restaurants try to serve.

Good Conversation, Great Eats

Since the early 1950s, Lakeview Restaurant has served hot food and warm smiles. Charles Deaton, who purchased the restaurant two years ago, is determined to keep up the tradition. Lakeview offers a daily breakfast buffet and a lunch/dinner buffet. Lakeview serves up a full menu with everything homemade from the fried chicken to the pimento cheese. Lakeview sees its share of group meetings such as the Kiwanis Club and the Gideons. Then there’s always the unofficial coffee club that assembles each morning.

Homemade Pies

Do homemade cream pies sound like a dish served in Kentucky? It is one of the most requested desserts at Schafer’s Catering. Schafer’s Catering is a popular, family-operated catering service that has been in business since 2000. The catering service has worked functions for the governor, for U.S. Congressman “Hal” Rogers and for country music stars Charlie Daniels and John Michael Montgomery. Karen Schafer, the founder of the service, says her specialty items, the lasagna and homemade pies, are both requested at virtually every function she caters.

A Marina Resort

Another great Somerset restaurant is located at Lee's Ford Resort Marina. The marina’s remodeled and expanded Harbor Restaurant & Tavern now serves beer, wine and mixed drinks – along with Mediterranean cuisine and classic American fare – in a laid-back atmosphere. The adjacent tavern features an oak bar from the 1800s.

An Apple A Day

Every year, youngsters come by the busloads to spend a day at Haney’s Appledale Farm. There the young and the young-at-heart are welcome to walk up and down the apple orchards, tour the farm, or have a seat in the pie shop where customers can eat muffins, fried apples, caramel apples or Haney’s delicious apple pie. Whether it’s a homemade pie, a lakeside view, a caramel apple or a tavern where you can park your boat and hang your hat, each restaurant in Somerset does their part to serve up their own taste of Kentucky.