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Bon-Ton Mini Mart [CLOSED] ($)
(12 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
12 ratings
[CLOSED]
Table Cafe ($)
(131 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!
5.0 out of 5
131 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 ($$)
(157 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
157 ratings
opened in 2009; "fun, family friendly and funky" that includes a soda fountain, milk-bottle lampshades & the Comfy Cow mascot
Crank & Boom Ice Cream Lounge ($$)
(426 ratings)

1210 Manchester St Map It!
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 288-2176
crankandboom.com
  • Bourbon Ball Sundae
    bourbon & honey ice cream w/ chocolate fudge sauce & candied pecans
4.5 out of 5
426 ratings
started as a food cart in 2013; locally sourced, natural ice creams w/ eclectic ingredients & house made toppings; features craft beer & cocktails
Game ($$)
(415 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
4.5 out of 5
415 ratings
contemporary gastropub/smokehouse serving exotic meats w/ lodge decor
GralehausSee Gralehaus Video ($$)
(414 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
414 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
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
204 ratings
where the Hot Brown was invented in 1926 (specifically for late-night ballroom dancers)
  • 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
789 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 ($$)
(1089 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
1089 ratings
neighborhood bar and grill w/ a "chef's attitude"
Seviche A Latin Restaurant ($$$)
(317 ratings)

1538 Bardstown Rd Map It!
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 473-8560
sevicherestaurant.com
  • The Avocado Dessert
    avocado ice cream, bourbon truffle “pit” & dark chocolate shell, plus coffee pine nut "soil"; looks good!
4.5 out of 5
317 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 ($$)
(442 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
442 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
County Club ($$)
(259 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
4.0 out of 5
259 ratings
expanding the American tradition of smoking meats using hardwoods & low temperatures
Double Dogs ($$)
(221 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
221 ratings
#65 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); dog-theme & dog-friendly
Dudley's on ShortSee Dudley's on Short Video ($$$)
(237 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
237 ratings
since 1981; located in former bank in historic Dudley's Square
  • 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
684 ratings
started as food truck in 2012 serving fresh ground, hand crafted, grass fed burgers...opened permanent location in 2014
Irish Rover ($$)
(339 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
339 ratings
first Irish pub in Louisville; place to meet family, friends or business associates in a 150-year-old building
Malone's ($$$)
(285 ratings)

3347 Tates Creek Rd Map It!
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 335-6500
bluegrasshospitality.com/...
  • Twin Filets Oscar Style
    char-grilled local 21-day aged beef; served w/ Mornay cheese sauce, asparagus & Alaskan King crab meat
4.0 out of 5
285 ratings
named 1 of the Great Steak Houses of North America
Merrick Inn ($$$)
(189 ratings)

1074 Merrick Dr Map It!
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 269-5417
www.themerrickinn.com
  • Pecan Crusted Pork Tenderloin
    sautéed tenderloin, bourbon apple chutney & maple chipotle butter; served w/ sides of corn pudding & smoked gouda & bacon mac 'n' cheese; "that's good eatin' right there!" -Jason Smith
4.0 out of 5
189 ratings
classic Southern fare in a historic building; operating for 40+ years
  • Kentucky Bacon Pie
    caramel filling w/ pralines, chocolate chips & diced bacon on a scratch-made pretzel crust w/ a mocha whipped cream topping
4.0 out of 5
195 ratings
est. 2011; American & new-Southern cuisine, serving well-known ingredients w/ unique twists
  • 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
153 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
Saul Good Restaurant ($$)
(153 ratings)

3801 Mall Rd Map It!
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 273-4663
saulgoodpub.com
  • Bananas Foster Waffle
    bananas, brown sugar & butter, sauteed w/ banana liqueur then served over a Belgian waffle w/ vanilla ice cream & white chocolate; "so warm & so decadent" -Jason Smith
4.0 out of 5
153 ratings
est. 2008; chef-driven menu w/ hearty meat dishes, seafood specialties, burgers, pizza, dessert, global drink menu & more
Seafood Lady [CLOSED]See Seafood Lady Video ($$)
(374 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
374 ratings
[CLOSED]; moved from airing location (617 W Oak St); Other Recipes: Florida Fried Lobster
Silver Dollar ($$)
(821 ratings)

1761 Frankfort Ave Map It!
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 259-9540
www.whiskeybythedrink.com
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
821 ratings
est. 2011; firehouse-turned-restaurant featuring nearly 200 whiskeys & inventive alcohol-infused dishes
SuperChefs [CLOSED] ($$)
(640 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
640 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 2012; putting imaginative twists on Southern American dishes
Village Idiot [CLOSED] ($$)
(609 ratings)

307 W Short St Map It!
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 252-0099
  • 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
609 ratings
[CLOSED]; gastropub in Lexington's oldest surviving post office building (circa 1825)
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