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Gold Rush Cafe

About Us

We're Gold Rush Cafe' and we've been a restaurant and catering service here in Paducah, KY, since 1999. We're a neighborhood eatery loved by both locals and tourists we’ve been voted multiple times as having the best breakfast in Paducah, known for our unique dishes like bread pudding waffles, scotch eggs, and exclusive mash-up dishes highlighting local restaurants. We started this business when the opportunity arose to purchase the restaurant from the previous owner at a great deal. We have a love of food, culinary training, and a drive to provide the best dining experience possible for each and every guest. We're looking forward to growing our business to continue to serve Paducah and the surrounding areas. We'd like to personally invite you to stop in today for a patron favorite Forty-niner mac and cheese, scrumptious breakfast sandwiches, classic Monte Cristos, weekly off-menu specials, and so much more! We are an equal opportunity employer and we're currently filling positions for staff who would love to work in a fun and positive environment.

Our Story

Korey Vasquez opened Gold Rush Cafe’ in 1999 out of his lifetime passion for food. His passion for cooking started as a young child and continued through his pursuit of culinary school and eventually, his own restaurant. Now, Gold Rush Café is a neighborhood eatery loved by both locals and tourists, and they have been voted multiple times as having the best breakfast in Paducah.

What makes Gold Rush Café special is both the experience and the food itself. We offer an extensive menu of breakfast, brunch, and lunch items, from traditional classic dishes to our own unique dishes like bread pudding waffles or scotch eggs. We also offer weekly off menu specials and exclusive mash up dishes highlighting local restaurants.

When you walk through our door, you will notice we have a bright, fresh approach to all your favorites, like our omelets or delicious breakfast sandwiches. For lunch, we offer lunch plates like tenders with sides and sandwiches such as classic Monte Cristo, and a patron favorite, the Forty-niner Mac & Cheese. As your neighborhood eatery, our menu is extensive, and you never get tired of ordering the same things because there is so much to choose from. There's something on the menu for everyone at Gold Rush Café!

We believe the number one way to get up and start your day off right is by eating a delicious breakfast that will fuel you up and keep you happy throughout the day. It’s always a sunny day when you get to eat with us, we have the flavors you crave and the warm, friendly ambiance you enjoy. Our community has taken excellent care of our staff and restaurant, and in return we aim each day to serve and improve our community.

If you are looking for a local favorite restaurant to enjoy a fresh and unique breakfast, brunch, or lunch, call Gold Rush Café at 270-443-4422 or visit to learn more.

Areas Served

Paducah, KY | Mayfield, KY | Murray, KY | Princeton, KY | Cadiz, KY | Grand Rivers, KY | Reidland, KY | Wingo, KY | Benton, KY | Wickliff, KY | Boaz, KY | Fulton, KY | Metropolis, IL | Union City, TN | Martin, TN | Calvert City, KY | Ledbetter, KY | Kevil, KY | La Center, KY | Symsonia, KY | Sedalia, KY | Kuttawa, KY | Fredonia, KY | Marion, IL | Salem, IL | Smithland, KY | Vienna, IL | Goreville, IL

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On 2/18/2024 Clint Dowd had this to say:
Always amazing!

On 2/18/2024 Ash Diveley had this to say:
This is the best place in town for breakfast! Delicious food that’s served quickly and is affordable. The bread pudding waffles and Scotch eggs are a must!

On 2/18/2024 indyzdanny had this to say:
Went here for breakfast based on idea that we like mom and pop places with good food, good prices, and friendly faces. Saw good ratings on trip advisor so gave it a try. Reviews were accurate! Great food, great prices, and friendly ladies working there. Had a wonderful breakfast…bourbon waffles, fluffy pancakes, eggs fried just as I asked, sausage and bacon just right and tasty! Excellent breakfast choice in downtown Paducah.

On 2/13/2024 Brenda Keith had this to say:
Amazing Breakfast! Paducah, you are lucky to have this Cafe!

On 2/11/2024 Kayla Jacobs had this to say:
Editing my review to say the food has only gotten better. Their Curls ice cream fench toast is the best French toast I've ever had. The wait staff is so friendly and the wait is never too long.

Contact Us

Gold Rush Cafe
400 Broadway St Paducah, KY 42001
Phone: (270) 443-4422

On the corner of 4th and Broadway

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Payment Types Accepted

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Our Hours

Holiday Hours May Vary. Please Call For Details.

Monday: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM


WE ARE HIRING! Join our Gold Rush team or our new ice cream shop!! Get great perks, discounted ice cream, and have a great time at work! Call us for more details.


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