Dairy Hut in Harlan a favorite spot for locals

By: Morgan Lentes Email
By: Morgan Lentes Email

HARLAN, Ky (WYMT) - Years ago, drive-in restaurants were the place to go but recently, fast food chains replaced those home town staples.

However, not all of them are gone.

The Dairy Hut in Harlan County has been open for more than 30 years and business is still good.

Karen Southerland is a waitress at the restaurant and said they offer the community food they cannot find anywhere else.

"We have fresh chili ever day, fresh meat everyday, hand made milkshakes," said Southerland.

She added that their mission is simple.

"Great food, great service, as simple as that," said Southerland.

And locals appreciate that.

J.P. Kirk lives about 20 minutes from Dairy Hut and said he stops by often.

"It's just handy for me and it's not real expensive," said Kirk.

He said he likes to take his friends here to enjoy as well.

"When I have visitors, I have some in Ohio and places, and they come over with me," said Kirk.

Kirk said he is happy to see the business doing so well.

"It is always full when I come and they have real good food," said Kirk.

Southerland said she hopes that trend will continue.

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