By Jill Richardson
Debra and Alan Lindner have owned the Blue Canoe in the area known as Guffey, south of the river, on Highway 78 for nearly 30 years. It has been both a bar and a restaurant at separate times. The Blue Canoe is a known treasure to some and people are known to drive for miles to have an evening in the quaint, serine environment with an excellent and unique menu from Crawdads in a Canoe to Lobster Wrapper Filet. Now the Blue Canoe Restaurant adds a new bar section to operate along with the restaurant, the Busted Paddle.
The Busted Paddle will have its grand opening the weekend of Father’s Day June 14 through 16 at the Blue Canoe’s location on the highway about ten miles before Murphy.
Debra invites patrons out to meet the new bartender, Lisa, say hello and have a spirit or two.
“This is the only bar between the river and Grandview now-a-days,” says Debra.
To get to the Blue Canoe and Busted Paddle, follow Highway 45 south across the river, as you cross the river it becomes Highway 78, follow to the right about two miles to the Canoe on the left.
Musicians interested in playing at the Busted Paddle are asked to contact Debra at 880-7029.
The Blue Canoe Restaurant:
Friday 4 – 9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Brunch is also served every Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Call for reservation 495-2269
For more information go to www.thebluecanoerestaurant.com