The Lighthouse Restaurant located in Sulphur Well, Ky is a bright spot on a great drive through the countryside. It was originally opened in 1968 by Babe and Kathleen Porter, Originally meant to be a "short order" restaurant,things quickly changed when customers would see "farm hands" eating good southern style food , prepared by Kathleen. They wanted the home cooked food that they had. So it began. Family style meals. The Porter's had the business until around 1984.
In 1985, Norma and Mitchell Ervin bought the restaurant. A short time later, the name was changed to The Lighthouse. Mitchell was a farmer, and so he would raise a lot of the produce. Homegrown Tomatoes were a thing people come to expect - Big Ones. Mitchell passed away in 1996.
Their youngest daughter, Tammy and her husband now own the restaurant. They head a talented group of cooks that make country ham, fried chicken,and catfish something to write home about. But don't stop there, try one of their homemade pies to top it all off. Their specialty is country ham and Catfish served family style.