Bike: KTM Super Duke R
Route: Google Maps (the correct location of Laura's Hilltop Restaurant is Checkpoint B)
A friend asked if I knew any good places to eat in the Mammoth Cave area. I don't. But I've heard good things about Laura's Hilltop Restaurant in Brownsville, so I tried to try it out. That didn't work, but no worries. We did score a nice meal and enjoy a fun Sunday ride, anyway...
|My buddy Mark got a bug in his helmet before we reached our second stop sign.|
|We met up with my brother-in-law, Uncle B, at Smiths Grove.|
|We followed Uncle B because he knows where Laura's Hilltop Restaurant is and Google Maps does not.|
|Also, he's a cop, so he'll keep us out of trouble. That's my theory.|
|Laura's Hilltop Restaurant.|
Apparently Laura's Hilltop closes early on Sundays (3:00pm), so we didn't even go in. I'll try again sometime, but in the meantime we doubled back to find some lunch.
|Back across the bridge.|
|Berties Ice Cream.|
|Hamburger Steak Box. She wouldn't tell me what their specialty was, but she said this sold better than the Ribeye Sandwich, so I had to try it. Uncle B got the Ribeye. Thumbs up all around.|
|Double Bacon Cheeseburger Box. Apparently "double" means double everything. Nice!|
We ended up at Berties because of their roadside sign mentioning Ribeye Sandwiches. Also, it was a real nice day to eat outside.
VERDICT: This place was a nice surprise. We didn't have any ice cream, but our sandwiches and fries were cooked to order and reasonably priced. I won't hesitate to stop by the next time I'm in the area on a nice day. I want a milkshake.
|Mammoth Cave National Park.|
|Waiting for the ferry.|
|End of the [paved] road.|
|Back on the ferry.|
|We weren't lost; we just didn't know where to go next.|
|We found some real cold, real glass bottles of Coca Cola & Dr Pepper at some corner store somewhere.|
|Seriously, real glass bottles!|
|Everybody loves glass bottles on a hot day.|
|Rocky Hill, KY|
|Can you spot the county line?|
|I-65. This is as close as we'll get to an Interstate on this blog.|
|They don't have a whole lot in common, but all three are black and all three are fun.|
UPDATE (7/7/13): I stopped again at Bertie's, this time with most of the family after we dropped Bubby off at Camp Joy for a week or so. Little Man got his first root beer float...
|Little Man wanted to stay at camp.|
|Berties Ice Cream.|
Berties doesn't actually sell root beer, but they'll make you a root beer float if you buy a root beer from the vending machine and pass it through the window. Works for me!
|Ribeye Sandwich Plate.|
|First Root Beer Float.|