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Bon-Ton Mini Mart: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bon-Ton Mini Mart [CLOSED] ($)
(13 ratings)

2036 Madison St Map It!
Henderson, KY 42420
(270) 826-6643
  • Fried Chicken
    marinated overnight, dredged & deep-fried; spicy, salty & crunchy
5.0 out of 5
13 ratings
[CLOSED]
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Comfy Cow: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Comfy Cow ($$)
(131 ratings)

1301 Herr Ln Map It!
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 425-4979
thecomfycow.com
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
131 ratings
opened in 2009; "fun, family friendly and funky" that includes a soda fountain, milk-bottle lampshades & the Comfy Cow mascot
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Gralehaus: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gralehaus ($$)
(325 ratings)

1001 Baxter Ave Map It!
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 454-7075
gralehaus.com
  • 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
325 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
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Mussel and Burger Bar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mussel and Burger Bar ($$)
(753 ratings)

9200 Taylorsville Rd Map It!
Louisville, KY 40299
(502) 384-4834
www.mussel-burger-bar.com
  • 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
753 ratings
neighborhood bar and grill w/ a "chef's attitude"
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  • 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
429 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
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Table Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Table Cafe ($)
(89 ratings)

1800 Portland Ave Map It!
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 708-2505
tablecafe.org
  • 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!
4.5 out of 5
89 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
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Double Dogs: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Double Dogs ($$)
(135 ratings)

1780 Scottsville Rd Map It!
Bowling Green, KY 42104
(270) 843-9357
www.doubledogs.biz
  • Bo's Dog Bowl Nachos
    nachos served in a dog bowl; white corn tortilla chips, homemade chili, Italian sausage, refried beans, Monterey Jack cheese, homemade Pepper Jack cheese sauce, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos & lime sour cream; looks good
4.0 out of 5
135 ratings
#65 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); dog-theme & dog-friendly
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Dudley's on Short: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Dudley's on ShortSee Dudley's on Short Video ($$$)
(154 ratings)

259 W Short St Map It!
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 252-1010
dudleysonshort.com
  • Tournedos Maxwell
    petite filets, lump crab, potato puree, Bearnaise
4.0 out of 5
154 ratings
since 1981; located in former bank in historic Dudley's Square
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Game: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Game ($$)
(319 ratings)

2295 Lexington Rd Map It!
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 618-1712
louisvillehammerheads.com
  • 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
4.0 out of 5
319 ratings
contemporary gastropub/smokehouse serving exotic meats w/ lodge decor
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  • 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
533 ratings
started as food truck in 2012 serving fresh ground, hand crafted, grass fed burgers...opened permanent location in 2014
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Irish Rover: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Irish Rover ($$)
(261 ratings)

2319 Frankfort Ave Map It!
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 899-3544
www.theirishroverky.com
  • 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
261 ratings
first Irish pub in Louisville; place to meet family, friends or business associates in a 150-year-old building
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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
4.0 out of 5
163 ratings
where the Hot Brown was invented in 1926 (specifically for late-night ballroom dancers)
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  • 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
4.0 out of 5
546 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
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  • Oyster Po' Boy
    complemented w/ chipotle pepper sauce on homemade bread; looks good
  • Rick's Famous Crawfish Pie
    like chicken pot pie, but crawfish
4.0 out of 5
124 ratings
est. 1943; diminutive diner w/ eight-stool counter & three tables; walls -- and even the ceiling -- are covered w/ pictures, slogans & political stickers; served only breakfast & lunch; Other Recipes: French Bread
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  • 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
328 ratings
moved from airing location (617 W Oak St); Other Recipes: Florida Fried Lobster
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Village Idiot: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Village Idiot ($$)
(549 ratings)

307 W Short St Map It!
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 252-0099
www.lexingtonvillageidiot...
  • Bourbon Bread Pudding
    topped w/ apple cider-caramel sauce
  • Korean Fried Chicken Sandwich
    crispy fried chicken, gochujang sauce, chow-chow, cilantro aioli, toasted brioche bun; looks good
4.0 out of 5
549 ratings
gastropub in Lexington's oldest surviving post office building (circa 1825)
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Virgils Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Virgils Cafe [CLOSED]See Virgils Cafe Video ($$)
(145 ratings)

710 Fairfield Ave Map It!
Bellevue, KY 41073
(859) 491-3287
www.virgilscafe.com
  • Etouffee
    w/ homemade andouille sausage and served on rice; looks good
  • Frog Legs
    fried; with cheddar and jalapeno hush-puppies, pinot Grigio aioli
4.0 out of 5
145 ratings
[CLOSED]
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Wallace Station Deli and Bakery: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Wallace Station Deli and Bakery ($$)
(280 ratings)

3854 Old Frankfort Pike Map It!
Midway, KY 40383
(859) 846-5161
www.wallacestation.com
  • Big Brown Burger
    burger w/ ham & bacon and homemade cheese sauce; looks good
  • Ham & Pimento Cheese Sandwich
    grilled on panini press; looks good
4.0 out of 5
280 ratings
former train station; make their own bread (3 types)
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Billy's Hickory-Pit Bar-B-Q: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Billy's Hickory-Pit Bar-B-Q [CLOSED] ($$)
(103 ratings)

101 Cochran Rd Map It!
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 269-9593
  • Sampler Platter
    pork, beef, spare ribs & chicken
3.5 out of 5
103 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 1978; voted best BBQ in Lexington (ACE Weekly); funky, fun atmosphere
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Cake Flour: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cake Flour [CLOSED]See Cake Flour Video ($$)
(30 ratings)

2420 Lime Kiln Ln Map It!
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 425-0130
cakeflourbakery.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Cake Walk"
  • Flourless Chocolate Cake
3.5 out of 5
30 ratings
[CLOSED]; moved from original airing location (909 E Market St, # 100)
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County Club: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
County Club ($$)
(215 ratings)

555 Jefferson St Map It!
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 367-0263
countyclubrestaurant.com
  • Panna Cotta
    signature dessert; lemon butter flavored, topped w/ graham cracker crumble w/ side of blueberry compote
  • Pork Belly Watermelon
  • Smoked Fried Flank Sandwich
    smoked, dredged, deep-fried, topped w/ sauteed kale & gravy on a biscuit bun
3.5 out of 5
215 ratings
expanding the American tradition of smoking meats using hardwoods & low temperatures
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JJ McBrewster's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
JJ McBrewster's [CLOSED]See JJ McBrewster's Video ($$)
(74 ratings)

3101 Clays Mill Rd Map It!
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 224-0040
www.jjmcbrewsters.com
  • BBQ Goat
    smoked for 16 hrs in hickory wood; try w/ "The Dip" (Daviess County Dip BBQ sauce)
  • Sloppy Turkey Sandwich
    turkey breast piled high on a Ciabatta bun w/ melon BBQ sauce (no melon in it though); looks good
3.5 out of 5
74 ratings
[CLOSED]; typical western Kentucky BBQ; offer 5 homemade BBQ sauces; restaurant named after the dog; Other Recipes: Salmon Candy
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  • 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
261 ratings
[CLOSED]; #77 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); wackiest, campiest (fun!) décor that continually changes; opened in 1991; Other Recipes: Bourbon Ball French Toast | Kentucky Farmhouse Scramble
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Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn ($$)
(184 ratings)

2840 W Parrish Ave Map It!
Owensboro, KY 42301
(270) 684-8143
www.moonlite.com
  • Mutton
    adult sheep smoked over hickory; Trivia: lamb is sheep less than 1 yr old...mutton is aged 1-5 yrs.
  • Burgoo
    thick stew w/ mutton, beef & chicken
3.5 out of 5
184 ratings
#68 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 1963; started as a 30-seat restaurant, now a full-blown 350-seat establishment w/ processing plant & catering dept serving 10,000-lbs of mutton each week
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Parkette Drive-In: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Parkette Drive-InSee Parkette Drive-In Video ($)
(148 ratings)

1230 E New Circle Rd Map It!
Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 254-8723
www.theparkette.com
  • Poor-Boy Double Burger
    #5 in Triple D's "Top 10 Burgers" (voted by viewers); top seller; 2-burger patty cheeseburger
  • Chilie-Dog
  • Fried-Chicken
    fried in pork lard
3.5 out of 5
148 ratings
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