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Patti's 1880's Settlement Fire Update

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Patti's 1880's Settlement Fire Update & Progress

August 2 Update

Staff, management, stakeholders of Patti's 1880's Settlement broke ground tonight on their new restaurant. Several dozen members of the Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley and Grand Rivers community were on hand to celebrate the milestone.  No word yet on an official opening date for the new restaurant.

July 16 Update

In a Facebook Live video this morning, Patti's 1880's Settlement announced a groundbreaking for their new restaurant on August 2 at 6:00 p.m.  A rendering of the restaurant will be on site.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

June 29 Update

We've created this page to inform folks of the progress of the new Patti's 1880's Settlement. This page will be updated often as we receive updates from Patti's management team.

Right now, no official date has been set for a groundbreaking or the opening of the new restaurant, but plans are being made.

Fire History

On Monday, February 5, 2018, a fire broke out in the kitchen of the famous Patti's 1880's Settlement restaurants. The fire was contained in the kitchen and upstairs office area of the restaurant. Initial thoughts were the existing building could be salvaged, but after further investigation, it was decided the entire building had to come down.

Other parts of the settlement were unscathed. Many of the shops, gardens and other attractions (such as the 19th Hole Miniature Golf Course) were opened later on and continue to be open today.

In the spring, a food truck was brought in and began to serve some of Patti's famous dishes that hundreds of thousands of people have enjoyed over the years. Hamburger Patti's serves their 1" and 2" smoked pork chops, burgers, BBQ nachos, some of their delicious sides, deserts and more. The outdoor dining area makes it possible for folks to sit down and enjoy their meal, or you can "grab-and-go" with takeout orders.

Patti's will rebuild their famous restaurants that served 350,000 people each year. You can watch this page for updates


Here are some videos covering the fire and the early response.

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