Louisville, KY

  (17 restaurants)    
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Table Cafe ($)
(143 ratings)

1800 Portland Ave Map It!
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 708-2505
  • Smoked Chicken Sandwich
    topped w/ bacon jam, red onion, kale & buttermilk ranch on cheddar jalapeno bun; looks good
  • Smoked Pork Sandwich
    topped w/ housemade cranberry slaw on kaiser roll; recommend substituting w/ "chowchow" (pickled relish) & adding chili mayo; looks good!
5.0 out of 5
143 ratings
"non-profit, social entrepreneurship that serves locally grown, fresh food and operates under a pay-what-you-can model" (from its website); Payment options: (1) Pay what you can afford to pay. You can pay with your time in service as payment, (2) Pay the full amount of the suggested meal price, (3) Pay the full amount of the suggested meal price, plus a little extra to "pay it forward," (4) Give your time in service to "pay it forward" for your neighbor to enjoy a meal.; Other Recipes: Chowchow
Comfy Cow ($$)
(161 ratings)

1301 Herr Ln Map It!
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 425-4979
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Louisville"
  • Comfy Cow Challenge
    challenge: 15 scoops of ice cream smoothered in whipped cream & piled w/ fruit & nut toppings (total of 7-lbs) in 1 hr; Joe Nikolai aka "Burrito Joe" (local native) lost
4.5 out of 5
161 ratings
opened in 2009; "fun, family friendly and funky" that includes a soda fountain, milk-bottle lampshades & the Comfy Cow mascot
Game ($$)
(454 ratings)

2295 Lexington Rd Map It!
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 618-1712
  • Scotch Egg
    hard-boiled egg, coated in bread crumbs & deep fried; served w/ pork belly
  • Venison Burger
    w/ blue cheese, jalapeno-sage aioli, pretzel bun; looks good
4.5 out of 5
454 ratings
contemporary gastropub/smokehouse serving exotic meats w/ lodge decor
GralehausSee Gralehaus Video ($$)
(455 ratings)

1001 Baxter Ave Map It!
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 454-7075
  • Fried Bologna Sandwich
    Haus bologna, aged cheddar, sunny egg, Crystal hot sauce, brioche bun; "that is straight-up legit-awesome!" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Lamb & Grits
    lamb & pork merguez, Louismill grits, sunny egg, Ras el Hanout, cilantro
4.5 out of 5
455 ratings
est. 2014; "Bed & Beverage" housed inside an Original Highlands Victorian home built in 1905; Damaris Phillips (winner of Food Network Star-9th season) made guest appearance
J. Graham's Cafe ($$)
(231 ratings)

335 W Broadway Map It!
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 583-1234
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Louisville"
  • Hot Brown
    hot open-faced turkey sandwich served on Texas toast topped w/ Mornay sauce & bacon; "without question, one of my favorite comfort foods in the world"-Adam Richman; looks good
4.5 out of 5
231 ratings
where the Hot Brown was invented in 1926 (specifically for late-night ballroom dancers)
Momma's Mustard, Pickles & BBQSee Momma's Mustard, Pickles & BBQ Video ($$)
(881 ratings)

102 Bauer Ave Map It!
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 938-6262
  • Beef Ribs
    rated the 2nd Best Beef Ribs in the country by the book "The Top 100 BBQ Restaurants in America"; looks good
  • Smoked Wings
    signature dish; called the Best in America by the book "The Top 100 BBQ Restaurants in America," they were called the Best in Kentucky by Twitter users and voted the Best in Louisville by LEO Magazine Readers; looks good
4.5 out of 5
881 ratings
named after owner's mother who made a huge batch of her mustard & pickles, can them in Ball Jars affixed w/ a small red bow, & deliver them as gifts to friends; Other Recipes: Cole Slaw | Dry Rub
Mussel and Burger Bar ($$)
(1179 ratings)

9200 Taylorsville Rd Map It!
Louisville, KY 40299
(502) 384-4834
  • Argentinian Burger
    burger w/ provaletta (thick cut provolone cheese), caramelized onions, chorizo
  • Bacon Cinna-Bomb
    cinnabon w/ bacon bits inside cinnamon filling topped w/ pineapple-rum ice cream; "maybe my favorite dessert of all time" -Michael Symon
4.5 out of 5
1179 ratings
neighborhood bar and grill w/ a "chef's attitude"
Seviche A Latin Restaurant ($$$)
(345 ratings)

1538 Bardstown Rd Map It!
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 473-8560
  • The Avocado Dessert
    avocado ice cream, bourbon truffle “pit” & dark chocolate shell, plus coffee pine nut "soil"; looks good!
4.5 out of 5
345 ratings
opened in 2005; eclectic food that "explores the natural marriage of Latin traditions & classic Southern ingredients" (from its website)
Smoketown USA [CLOSED]See Smoketown USA Video ($$)
(441 ratings)

1153 Logan St Map It!
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 409-9180
  • Flintstones (Beef) Ribs
    3 large beef ribs smoked for 90 min, then cooked in water bath & finished in convection oven; looks good
4.5 out of 5
441 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2007; located in pair of Civil War era buildings built in 1862, that originally housed a grocery, feed & seed store & a livery
Grind Burger Kitchen ($$)
(715 ratings)

829 E Market St Map It!
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 213-0277
  • Cuban Sandwich
    Kentucky ham, pork belly, Swiss cheese, spicy pickles, garlic aioli on warm, pressed bread; looks good
  • Veggie Burger
    house made veggie burger blend of chickpeas, lentils, quinoa & seasonal vegetables, smoked tomato ketchup, lettuce, tomato, onion; looks good
4.0 out of 5
715 ratings
started as food truck in 2012 serving fresh ground, hand crafted, grass fed burgers...opened permanent location in 2014
Irish Rover ($$)
(373 ratings)

2319 Frankfort Ave Map It!
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 899-3544
  • Cottage Pie
    home-made beef stew served in a bread bowl & topped w/ mashed potatoes & cheese; looks good
  • Lamb Stuffed Cabbage
    three cabbage rolls, stuffed w/ ground lamb & smoked cheddar, topped w/ a red wine reduction; served w/ champ; looks good
4.0 out of 5
373 ratings
first Irish pub in Louisville; place to meet family, friends or business associates in a 150-year-old building
Seafood Lady [CLOSED]See Seafood Lady Video ($$)
(377 ratings)

107 W Oak St Map It!
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 210-9381
  • Full Combo Plate
    crab legs, shrimp, potato, corn, boiled egg & sausage
  • The Hulk
    fried lobster, fried shrimp on a buttermilk waffle
4.0 out of 5
377 ratings
[CLOSED]; moved from airing location (617 W Oak St); Other Recipes: Florida Fried Lobster
Silver Dollar ($$)
(840 ratings)

1761 Frankfort Ave Map It!
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 259-9540
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Louisville, KY"
  • "Beer Can Hen"
    game hen brined & roasted w/ can of Old Milwaukee beer; topped w/ herbed orange glaze
4.0 out of 5
840 ratings
est. 2011; firehouse-turned-restaurant featuring nearly 200 whiskeys & inventive alcohol-infused dishes
SuperChefs [CLOSED] ($$)
(639 ratings)

1702 Bardstown Rd Map It!
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 409-8103
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Dipped"
  • Banana Pudding Granola Encrusted French Toast
    granola coated deep fried Texas toast w/ sliced banana, cream cheese whipped topping, creme anglaise, caramel & powdered sugar; looks good
4.0 out of 5
639 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 2012; putting imaginative twists on Southern American dishes
Cake Flour [CLOSED]See Cake Flour Video ($$)
(32 ratings)

2420 Lime Kiln Ln Map It!
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 425-0130
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Cake Walk"
  • Flourless Chocolate Cake
3.5 out of 5
32 ratings
[CLOSED]; moved from original airing location (909 E Market St, # 100)
Lynn's Paradise Cafe [CLOSED] ($$)
(265 ratings)

984 Barret Ave Map It!
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 583-3447
  • French Toast
  • Paradise Hot Brown
    hot open-faced sandwich w/ home roasted turkey breast baked on sourdough bread, with Mornay sauce, bacon, tomato, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses...broiled w/ a flame torch (or maybe a broiler); "I've certainly not had a sandwich to beat that hot brown anywhere...not even in New York"-Alton Brown; looks good
  • Quadruple B French Toast
    homemade Buttermilk-Black-walnut bread topped w/ Blackberry sauce & Bourbon meringue that is blowtorched for added color and flavor
3.5 out of 5
265 ratings
[CLOSED]; #77 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); wackiest, campiest (fun!) dcor that continually changes; opened in 1991; Other Recipes: Bourbon Ball French Toast | Kentucky Farmhouse Scramble
Wagner's Pharmacy ($)
(180 ratings)

3113 S 4th St Map It!
Louisville, KY 40214
(502) 375-3800
  • Pam & Jack's Omelette
    omelette w/ green pepper, onion, tomato, ham, bacon, sausage & two cheeses
  • "Kentucky Hot Brown" Sandwich
    traditional dish of the city; grilled turkey on Texas toast w/ Mornay sauce, warm diced tomato, bacon & Parmesan cheese
3.5 out of 5
180 ratings
#60-57 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 1922; originally a pharmacy now serving local favorites to horse jockeys for 3 generations
Louisville, KY   (17 restaurants)    

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