Special Dining Experience

The Owners Kelly and Bertha Wilson relocated to Western Kentucky after spending most of their lives in Colorado and Wyoming. Kelly, (born in Indiana) and Bertha, (born in Minnesota) often visited family around the mid-west and discussed relocating closer to them.

After a friend told them about a restaurant available in Western Kentucky they eagerly looked into the matter. Kelly, with a passion for fishing and over 20 years of experience in restaurant management, found Kentucky Lake and The Brass Lantern too appealing to pass up. Bertha, with her financial and accounting background, found the combination irresistible.

We are looking at some new ideas including catering, party trays, lunch and year-round operations. We have enjoyed meeting all the Lantern’s regular guests and wish to invite all others to try our daily features. It’s been both challenging and rewarding as we look to appeal to more tastes.

 The New Lantern Lite and Children's Menus were added to bring in more affordable dining to large families and those with lighter appetites. We try to please both the locals and tourists of the lake area, so please feel free to share any suggestions you have.

Be sure to visit The Brass Lantern Restaurant soon and often. The tradition continues. One of the very few restaurants in Kentucky to have advertised in Gourmet Magazine, internationally, the Brass Lantern was the first restaurant in West Kentucky to earn the Mobil 3-Star rating and is recommended in both the AAA (3 diamonds) and Exxon guides.