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What to Eat in Louisville

Louisville's dining scene is perhaps best known for three things: barbecue, bourbon and mint juleps. Locals and visitors alike recommend Mark's Feed Store and Feast BBQ. If it's bourbon you're after, head to the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, situated on downtown Louisville's historic "Whiskey Row." It features an artisanal distillery, guided tours and educational bourbon tastings. Or, to get a comprehensive sampling of the city's bourbon cache, set out on the Urban Bourbon Trail, a guided set of stops through Louisville's bourbon heritage and its best bourbon bars. And, of course, no trip to Derby City would be complete without having at least one mint julep. Visitors love the version concocted by The Brown Hotel.

After you've sampled the city's signature libations and barbecue, branch out and explore the rest of the Louisville culinary scene. Jack Fry's earns praise for its long history (it was established in 1933), its live music and its inventive Southern fare. Visitors say this is a great date night spot. For even more Southern-style comfort food, make a reservation at Harvest, praised for its farm-to-table menu. When you've had your fill of Southern cuisine, head to Havana Rumba for authentic and affordable Cuban dishes.

Find the Best Restaurants in Louisville

  • #1
    J. Graham's Cafe
    #1 of 1,793 Places to Eat in Louisville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 532 reviewsTripAdvisor (532)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    335 W Broadway The Brown Hotel, Louisville, KY 40202-2105
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  • #2
    Brown Hotel Lobby Bar
    #2 of 1,793 Places to Eat in Louisville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 847 reviewsTripAdvisor (847)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    355 W Broadway Located in Louisville's Central Business District., Louisville, KY 40202-2105
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  • #3
    Jack Fry's
    #3 of 1,793 Places to Eat in Louisville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1156 reviewsTripAdvisor (1156)
    $$ | American
    1007 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1317
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  • #4
    Yummy Pollo
    #4 of 1,793 Places to Eat in Louisville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 177 reviewsTripAdvisor (177)
    $ | Peruvian, Latin
    4222B Bishop Ln, Louisville, KY 40218-4516
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  • #5
    English Grill
    #5 of 1,793 Places to Eat in Louisville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 380 reviewsTripAdvisor (380)
    $$ | American
    335 W Broadway The Brown Hotel, Louisville, KY 40202-2105
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  • #6
    Mayan Cafe
    #6 of 1,793 Places to Eat in Louisville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 667 reviewsTripAdvisor (667)
    $ - $$ | Latin, Central American
    813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206-1627
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  • #7
    The Cafe
    #7 of 1,793 Places to Eat in Louisville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 284 reviewsTripAdvisor (284)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe, Soups
    712 Brent St, Louisville, KY 40204-1804
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  • #8
    Wild Eggs
    #8 of 1,793 Places to Eat in Louisville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 521 reviewsTripAdvisor (521)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    1311 Herr Ln Ste 101, Louisville, KY 40222-4384
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  • #9
    Porch Kitchen & Bar
    #9 of 1,793 Places to Eat in Louisville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 437 reviewsTripAdvisor (437)
    $ - $$ | American
    280 West Jefferson, Louisville, KY 40202
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  • #10
    Buck's Restaurant & Bar
    #10 of 1,793 Places to Eat in Louisville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 447 reviewsTripAdvisor (447)
    $$ | American
    425 W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40203-3086
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  • #11
    Mussel & Burger Bar Downtown
    #11 of 1,793 Places to Eat in Louisville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 580 reviewsTripAdvisor (580)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    113 S 7th St Located in Louisville's Central Business District, Louisville, KY 40202-2703
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  • #12
    Havana Rumba & Tapas Bar
    #12 of 1,793 Places to Eat in Louisville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 222 reviewsTripAdvisor (222)
    $ - $$ | Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
    2210 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205-1974
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  • #13
    Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse
    #13 of 1,793 Places to Eat in Louisville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 979 reviewsTripAdvisor (979)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    325 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-4254
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  • #14
    The Comfy Cow
    #14 of 1,793 Places to Eat in Louisville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 288 reviewsTripAdvisor (288)
    $ | American
    2221 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-2407
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  • #15
    Havana Rumba Middletown
    #15 of 1,793 Places to Eat in Louisville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 613 reviewsTripAdvisor (613)
    $ - $$ | Latin, Caribbean, Cuban
    12003 Shelbyville Rd Ste 108, Louisville, KY 40243-3009
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  • #16
    Bungalow Joe's
    #16 of 1,793 Places to Eat in Louisville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 253 reviewsTripAdvisor (253)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub
    7813 Beulah Church Rd, Louisville, KY 40228-1700
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  • #17
    Mojito Tapas Restaurant
    #17 of 1,793 Places to Eat in Louisville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 380 reviewsTripAdvisor (380)
    $ - $$ | Latin, Spanish, Cuban
    2231 Holiday Manor Ctr, Louisville, KY 40222-6463
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  • #18
    Mojito in Havana
    #18 of 1,793 Places to Eat in Louisville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 687 reviewsTripAdvisor (687)
    $ - $$ | Latin, Caribbean, Cuban
    3939 Shelbyville Rd Suite 103, Louisville, KY 40207-5022
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  • #19
    Wild Eggs
    #19 of 1,793 Places to Eat in Louisville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 757 reviewsTripAdvisor (757)
    $ - $$ | American
    121 S Floyd St Located In Central Business District., Louisville, KY 40202-1205
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  • #20
    Varanese
    #20 of 1,793 Places to Eat in Louisville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 346 reviewsTripAdvisor (346)
    $$ | American
    2106 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-2002
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