Where To Eat

Red River Gorge | Slade | Natural Bridge

Red River Gorge dining is an important part of your vacation! There are dozens of restaurants located on or near Natural Bridge Road. There is food to satisfy every craving and budget from family owned restaurants to national chains. Craving Mexican or maybe Barbecue? Red River Gorge restaurants include Italian, Mexican, steaks, buffets, salad bars, burgers, and amazing Southern cuisine.


Red River Rockhouse

Family owned, supporting local farmers and artisans, and creating delicious food, in a comfortable and clean environment, is what we’re about!

Specializing in grass fed burgers, kale & spinach salad, traditional tacos, humongous burritos, tap beer, and wine & bourbon; you’re sure to find something to complete your day in the Gorge!

4000 KY Rte. 11
Campton, Kentucky 41301
(606) 668-6656

La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant

La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant is a Tex-Mex style restaurant hidden in the mountainous region of the Red River Gorge. The location might look quaint, but they provide big flavors and even bigger portion sizes.

Along with every order you also get complimentary chips and Salsa. If you’re looking for something new or just love Mexican food stop in and check them out.

1289 Natural Bridge Rd
Slade, Kentucky 40376
(606) 663-0330

Thatcher Barbecue Company

If you love great Southern BBQ; slow smoked to perfection stop by the Thatcher Barbecue Company. The owners have been proud local business owners in Jackson and purchased the Smokehouse to bring that same quality and great customer service they’re known for to the Red River Gorge.

Stop in and check out the new menu, merchandise or pick up a jar of their own house brand Thatcher Barbecue Sauce to go with your order.

918 Natural Bridge Road
Slade, Kentucky 40376
(606) 947-8040

Miguel’s Pizza

Miguel’s famous handmade crust and homemade sauce can be custom ordered with up to 45 very fresh and tasty topping choices, many of which are local farm fresh.

Crust can also be ordered gluten free too. Not in the mood for pizza, you can order pasta bowls,bean bowls or potato bowls with again those same 45 topping choices to be baked in your bowl with the option of cheese and sauce included.

1890 Natural Bridge Rd
Slade, Kentucky 40376
(606) 663-1975

Daniel Boone Coffee Shop & Deli

Stop in for a coffee or tea with homemade baked goods or breakfast sandwiches made at the deli. Maybe try one of the delicious smoothies or shakes for your summer refreshment.

Daniel Boone Coffee Shoppe & Deli is a full service coffee bar, serves breakfast and lunch: wraps, sandwiches, smoothies, milkshakes and specialty drinks.

769 Natural Bridge Road
Slade, Kentucky 40376
(606) 663-2549

Sky Bridge Station

Your one-stop shop in the Red River Gorge! 12 LOCAL beers on tap, gourmet hot dogs, quesadillas, lodging, tourist info, and home of KRAG!

8 KY 715
Pine Ridge, Kentucky 41360
(606) 668-9927


Subway is dedicated to producing the highest-quality, safest, and best-tasting sandwiches and meals in every part of the world. Developing and maintaining robust food safety programs is how we work to assure safety for every meal, every day, in every market.

At Subway, we believe in providing complete and accurate nutrition information and clear ingredient listings. As a global brand, it is important for Subway to provide simple, fact-based, and easy-to-understand information so that our customers can make an informed menu selection that meets their individual dietary and lifestyle needs.

12280 Campton Rd Suite B
Stanton, Kentucky 40380
(606) 663-7500

Red River Gorge General Store

The Red River Gorge General Store is a great place to go when you’re in the Red River Gorge and looking for a one of a kind gift, camping supplies, groceries, antiques, knives, rings, pottery, candy, or try one of the 17 flavors of fudge made right here.

If you are looking to cool down and just want a delicious dessert swing by the Ice Cream Shoppe, and pick out a one of the legendary Sundaes, Floats or Shakes.

1321 Natural Bridge Rd
Slade, KY, 40376
(606) 663-8885



Wilcy’s is a local family owned pizza place, and we pride ourselves on fresh homemade dough and loading down the toppings at a great price.

The pizza at Wilcy’s get’s its unique taste by cooking all our pizza’s in a fire brick lined Deck Oven; come by and check out our menu and find you new favorite pizza!

86 Maple St
Stanton, Kentucky 40380
(606) 663-9069


Bruen’s is a small local Restaurant providing Southern Style home cooked meals with fresh local ingredients. Stop by if you’re in the Red River Gorge area.

We are well known for our All day breakfast items, Huge Burgers, Pork Tenderloins and delicious Pie’s for dessert.

S Sipple St
Stanton, Kentucky 40380
(606) 663-4252

Mr. Eds Hotdogs

Mr.Eds Hotdogs is a new local restaurant opened Spring 2019 in Stanton KY, they are open daily from 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM. They have a very simplistic menu specializing in Hotdogs and Chili. You can also order just a Chili Bun or Chili and Onion Bun.

Along with their Hotdogs you can select from a variety of chips, candy bars, coleslaw and your favorite Ale 8 beverage.

209 N Main St
Stanton, Kentucky 40380

China Wok

China Wok is an traditional Chinese Restaurant, and one of the very few places in the area to get Chinese food. We offer a large menu to order from and sure to have your favorite dish prepared quickly.

China Wok offers a very convenient buffet that you can come in for all you can eat, or order to go and get all your favorites!

118 W College Ave
Stanton, Kentucky 40380
(606) 663-8889

Clay City

R&B Country Kitchen

R&B Counrty Kitchen was just recently opened by Randall and Beth Richardson in Clay City, KY. It’s a very family oriented restaurant, looking to attract tourists to the Powell County area as well as support the local community.

They have a wall dedicated to showing love and support for Local Veterans. And on weekends and special occasions they will have live music for everyone to enjoy!

20 Black Creek Rd
Clay City, Kentucky


Hill Top Pizza

Adequately named Hill Top Pizza is located on KY-11 on the top of the hill as you exit the Red River Gorge headed toward Beattyville.

This is a nice little spot to stop at if you get hungry on your way to or from an adventure in the Gorge.

2034 KY-11
Beattyville, Kentucky 41311
(606) 464-9990

Lee County

Lee County Recreational Center

The Lee County Recreational Center is a Ministry of Kentucky Mountain Mission in Beattyville, Kentucky. Our facility includes 10 lanes of bowling, a game area, computers for tutoring, and a fitness center. Coming soon! We are in the process of building a Climbing Center.

While you’re bowling or after you work out, enjoy a delicious Hunt Brother’s Pizza (your choice of toppings on an original or thin crust 12″ pizza for only $9.99), a Philly Cheese-steak Sandwich or an extra thick milkshake!

1952 Old State Hwy 11
Beattyville, KY 41311
(606) 464-2600