Patti's 1880's Settlement, a historical-like log cabin village located in the Western Kentucky town of Grand Rivers, started out as Patti's 1880's Restaurant and has continued expanding, since its 1975 founding, to include three restaurants and most recently an Inn & Suites. The original restaurant, known as Hamburger Patti's, started out as part of a motel consisting of a mere 6 units, eventually growing into Patti's 1880's Restaurant. The first addition to the area was opened in 1990 and was known as Mr. Bill's, a Honky Tonk saloon-style restaurant, now a part of the 1880's Restaurant. Next in the development of what became known as the Settlement, was the Iron Kettle, added in 1998 but which burned down in a fire April 10, 2008. The staff at Patti's Inn & Suites recommends the 2'' pork chop, flower-pot bread and `mile high' meringue pie when dining at the 1880's restaurant.
Patti's, serving 350,000 plus people in a town of 350 residents, has received multiple awards over the years including the Pork Producers Award and the Blue Chip Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. They were also voted #1 Restaurant for Tourism by the State of Kentucky and #1 Best Small Town Restaurant in the Southeast United States by Living Magazine's Reader's Choice Award. Additionally, the General Manger received the Manager of the Year Award from the Kentucky Restaurant Association.
Operating in the Central Time Zone, Patti's opens daily at 10:30am, closing at 8pm from January through March and 9pm during the remainder of the year (April-December). With the exception of the first Sunday in January, the restaurant is open everyday, including holidays. Patti's even hosts an annual Easter egg hunt. Settlement gift shops are open from 11am until corresponding closing time. Arielle's Miniature Golf Course and Arcade within the settlement are open daily spring through October from 11am until 8pm, with summer, fall and winter hours adjusted according to weather conditions. Sights to see include an animal park and gardens. Children can occupy themselves on the playground and kiddy rides spread throughout the grounds. Anyone can participate in climbing Patti's Rock Wall, with four difficulty levels at 26 feet, or in driving a coin-operated remote control steamboat or pirate ship at Adams Boatworks.
The newest addition to the family, Patti's Inn & Suites, is located four miles from the Settlement in the downtown area of Grand Rivers, between Kentucky and Barkley lakes. The hotel offers 24-hour complimentary coffee in the lobby and access to their business center. Free breakfast, consisting of home cooked food and continental-style dishes, is provided for all guests in the morning. Amenities include an outdoor pool, open from Memorial Day through Labor Day, fitness equipment, free wireless internet, free long-distance phone calls and free movie channels. The inn offers AARP, AAA, GOV and CORP discounted rates. Check in time is 3pm; check out time is 12pm.