Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure or peace and quiet, we’ve got just the thing.
Blending a rich history with a stable economy, and the mecca of outdoor adventure, Calvert City is an excellent place to work, live and VACATION! Don’t take our word for it. Experience it yourself.
You’ll be happy to find casual family owned restaurants all over town. Whatever your taste, restaurants in Calvert City are the perfect place to have fun and eat well.
Lodging & Camping
Calvert City is a safe and family friendly city. Our lodging is conveniently located less than four miles from Kentucky Lake and other family friendly amenities.
Get outdoors and enjoy the many attractions our region has to offer.
Calvert City’s mission is to promote and enhance an active lifestyle. Spend the weekend with us to experience it yourself.
Here is a list of annual events held in Calvert City. Plan your vacation accordingly. You’ll thank us.
J-MACK BBQ received the Small Business Administration 2019 Kentucky Rural Small Business of the Year and The Kentucky Pacesetter Award. After traveling, competing and winning BBQ contests, Jay and Michelle decided to settle down right here in Calvert City. Whether it be Tator Tuesday, ribs, or old fashion BBQ, J-MACK will not disappoint!
Cracker barrel old country store, inc.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. is an American chain of combined restaurant and gift store with a Southern country theme. Right off the interstate and close to our hotels, it’s a great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
The Waffle House
The Waffle House menu offers a variety of foods, with a breakfast focus and features signature meals along with America’s best brands. The taste, quality and portions of the meals ensure customers receive a great value for their money. Menu favorites include Bert’s Chili and Lib’s Patty Melt along with hashbrowns served eight different ways.
Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
With daily specials, this roadside diner offers the true taste of the south. Early risers gather for a delicious breakfast menu and if you’re brave enough, order “The Big Mike.” Open for breakfast and lunch, amazing food and affordable prices, it’s worth a visit.
Locally owned and operated, Mama D’s is a full-service Italian Restaurant, with an eclectic menu that features authentic Italian flare. Lunch and dinner specials, it’s certainly one of our town favorites.
Los Tres Amigos
Since 2009, Los Tres Amigos has been serving authentic Mexican cuisine. Offering a traditional Mexican entree or something more contemporary, every meal is always fresh and made to order. Join Los Tres Amigos for tacos, nachos, burritos, or other authentic dishes and pair it with a beer, margarita or soft drink.
Dine in/take out, or swing by for lunch for the daily lunch buffet, it’s worth it! China Wok is right in the heart of Calvert City. It’s a very popular stop for lunch breaks because it offers quick service, affordable prices, friendly service and a variety of choices.
Harbor Lights Restaurant
Located at Kentucky Dam Village State Park, this is the perfect place to stop, stretch your legs and enjoy beautiful views of Kentucky Lake. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, this place will for sure not disappoint. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch one of their popular buffets and then walk it off one one of the close-by walking trails.
Established in 1996, this family-owned business takes pride in serving quality food. Pick it up or have it delivered, all food is prepared using fresh and natural ingredients. You’ll want to try their pizza and ask for a side of honey, trust us. Open for Lunch and Dinner, it’s one of those places you won’t forget!
Two words… Broasted. Chicken.
If you haven’t had it, you’re so late. Hop in your car and head to Calvert Cafe NOW. The Cafe is full of southern charm and offer daily specials that are posted on their Facebook page. Swing by for breakfast or lunch. You won’t be disappointed.
Of course Food Giant is your first stop for groceries, but they serve quite the hot plate during lunch and dinner. Anything from fried chicken to meatloaf, they’ve got you covered for a quick and affordable southern meal.
Fast Food Options
CAlvert City Parks
Calvert City’s mission is to promote and enhance an active lifestyle. All three of our parks have paved and lighted trails located conveniently off the Calvert City Greenway. Building an active culture and an all-inclusive community takes time and we’re getting there!
Calvert City Greenway
The Calvert City Greenway runs from 5th avenue in the heart of Calvert City to Kentucky Lake with four paved multi-use loop trails and an eight mile single track loop trail. Here in Calvert City, we think regionally, with hopes of connecting Calvert City, Grand Rivers and Cadiz by trail system. Stay in Calvert City and spend a long weekend with us biking, hiking or running. A map of Calvert City’s trail system can be found here.
Bo Beckett Loop Trail
Bo Beckett Loop Trail is located in Calvert City. This 8 mile single loop trail featuring tight turns and views of Kentucky Lake and Kentucky Dam Marina and is conveniently located in Kentucky Dam Village State Park.
Land Between the Lakes North/South Trail
The north-south trail is a 58-mile point to point trail spanning the entire length of Land Between the Lakes and just 7 minutes from Calvert City. It intersects several roads that offer loop opportunities and access points to hike or bike trail sections. Overnight camping is permitted and an Overnight Backpacking Permit is required. Be sure to stop by Wood-N-Wave Bicycles and Watersports and introduce yourself to the owners, it’s more than just a bike shop.
For more information visit Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.
Hammond Creek Trail
Hammond Creek Trail is just a 15 minute drive from Calvert City. HCT includes 8 miles of single-track trail for hiking and biking. The trails are diverse and offer easy to challenging loops following the Hammond Creek bed offering great views of the creek and limestone rock formations
Livingston County Trail
Livingston County Trail is just over the Tennessee River roughly 8 miles from the center of Calvert City. Work on extending this trail system is underway and we look forward to the expansion completion. The Blue Trail follows a ridgeline then opens into a field with views of the Cumberland River. Ride through an old cemetery and climb another ridge before descending to the parking area. The Green Trail is a three-mile bike trail.
Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail
Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail is a 30-minute scenic drive from Calvert City. The trail runs parallel to US Hwy 68/80 and is an 11-mile long connecting multi-use double track trail connecting Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.
Canal Loop Trail
Canal Loop Trail, roughly 11 miles from Calvert City has a series of connecting trails providing hikes or rides ranging from 1.5 miles to 14 miles. One of our most popular trails in Land Between the Lakes, it offers spectacular lake views. The trail is single track with rolling hills and trail elevation changes of 80 feet.
Grand Rivers Walking Trail
Grand Rivers Walking Trail runs parallel to Commerce Street and follows an old train route through Grand Rivers, KY. Just over 8 minute drive from Calvert City, Grand Rivers Walking Trail is 2.18 miles and wheelchair accessible. Sites along the trail include Grand Rivers shopping and dining with several historical markers.
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