The owner, Mickey Martin, has been in the food service industry for his entire career spanning over 30 years. Mickey has a diverse background of experience having lived in St. Thomas, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, and Smith Mountain Lake while working his way up from being a restaurant server, bartender, food and beverage manager, and ultimately Country Club General Manager.
📷Deciding it was time to go out on his own, he wanted to combine the best parts of all the places he's been. His vision to create a place for friends, family and neighbors to hang out with a glass of wine or cold beer and have a great meal has been brought to life in The Copper Kettle Co..
Mickey recruited the incredibly talented Chef Sonny DiPaula from the Waterfront Country Club to be his executive chef. The Italian New Jersey native can expertly prepare anything from traditional southern classics to gourmet Italian dishes and that's how our eclectic menu came to be. The Copper Kettle Co. is proud to be able to share Sonny's culinary talents with our guests.
Sonny and Mickey take great pride and pleasure in making our customers happy. It is not unusual for either one or both to stop by the tables to speak with guests and make sure everything meets or exceeds their expectations. Together, they have recruited many gifted people who form a great team that shares their passion for great customer service.
The Copper Kettle Co. is a family friendly restaurant on beautiful Smith Mountain Lake, in Hardy, VA. We offer a varied and extensive menu with a little something for everyone. Pop in for a great lunch on the deck overlooking the lake, cruise on down by car or boat for a delicious dinner, swing by after a long day at work for a cold beer or glass of wine, or stop by to watch a game or race on one of our three TVs in the bar. We have breathtaking views of the lake from every seat in the house. We have banquet capabilities for groups of over 25 people and we are able to cater functions off-site as well. We want to serve the dining and entertainment needs of all our customers and are committed to providing great food and excellent service to everyone.