Issue November 6, 2007

The Big List : Dining Guide 2007


Price Range: $ = $10 or less; $$ = $20 or less; $$$ = $30 or less; $$$$ = more than $30. (Per person for a meal without tip or tax.)
Capsule Reviews: Restaurants marked with the special LEO “O” were reviewed in these pages throughout the past year. Restaurants that were the subject of a full review include dining critic Robin Garr’s Louisville Hotbytes rating system based on a 100-point scale (example: 75/100).

LOUISVILLE

BUECHEL/NEWBURG
BARBECUE
Pepper Shaker Chili & Barbeque, 4918 Poplar Level Rd., 962-7077, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

BISTRO
Bluegrass Bistro, 3819 Bardstown Rd., 458-6111, $.

CASUAL DINING
Hitching Post Inn, 7314 Fegenbush Ln., 239-4724, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Seabolt’s Bar and Grill, 4692 Jennings Ln., 968-2930, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Winner’s Circle Restaurant, 1325 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-2600, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

CHINESE
Empress of China, 2249 Hikes Ln., 451-2500, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Oriental Star, 4212 Bishop Ln., 452-9898, $.

DESSERTS/BAKERY/ICE CREAM
Heitzman’s Cake Company, 3800 Old Shepherdsville Rd., 452-1891, www.heitzmansbakery.com, $.

HOMESTYLE
Jane’s Cafeteria, 4601 Jennings Ln., 454-7286, $.
Whitney’s Diner, 3061 Breckenridge Ln.,
454-5955, $.

INTERNATIONAL
Bosna-Mak, 325 Old Bardstown Rd., 456-1919,
$, Wine.

Chez Seneba African Restaurant, 4218 Bishop Ln., 968-8659, $. Louisville reportedly has a community of more than 500 Senegalese immigrants, who seem to form the core clientele for Chez Seneba; but everyone is warmly welcomed, as long as they bring to the table an interest in experiencing West African cuisine in its spicy, aromatic and often rather unfamiliar style. (Reviewed 10/24/07; Rating: N/A)
Queen of Sheba, 3315 Bardstown Rd., 459-6301, www.queenofshebalouisville.com, $, Beer, Wine,
Full Bar.

KOREAN
Lee’s Korean Restaurant, 1941 Bishop Ln., 456-9714, $$, Beer.

MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN/TEX MEX
El Caporal, 2209 Meadow Dr., 473-7840, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
El Rey Mexican Restaurant, 2918 Hikes Ln., 454-6520, $, Beer, Wine.
KY Taco, 6911 Shepherdsville Rd., 962-8526, $.
Tumbleweed, 3602 Bardstown Rd., 454-2727, www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
MIDDLE EASTERN
Al Watan Bakery, 3711 Klondike Ln., 458-6000, www.alwatanbakery.com, $.

PIZZA
Angio’s, 3731 Old Bardstown Rd., 451-5454, $, Beer.
Annie’s Pizza, 4306 Fegenbush Ln., 454-4009, $.
Cici’s Pizza, 3093 Breckenridge Ln., 452-6700,
www.cicispizza.com, $.
Mr. Gatti’s, 3319 Bardstown Rd., 451-0540,
www.mrgattis.com, $$.

PUB/SPORTS BAR
Brickyard Sports Bar & Grill, 4300 Fegenbush Ln., 454-5433, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Fern & Moody’s, 3903 Bardstown Rd., 458-9415,
$, Beer, Wine.
Four King’s Café, 4642 Jennings Ln., 968-2930,
$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
More Shenanigans, 4521 Bardstown Rd., 493-3585, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
O’Connell’s Irish Pub, 7207 Fegenbush Ln., 239-1771, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
 
STEAKHOUSE
John E’s, 3708 Bardstown Rd., 456-1111,
www.johnEsrestaurant.com, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

CLIFTON/CRESCENT HILL
ASIAN
Zen Garden, 2240 Frankfort Ave., 895-9114, $.

BARBECUE

Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot, 3204 Frankfort Ave., 895-3223, $, Beer. Not only are the ribs here possibly the best I’ve tasted yet, but even the side dishes bespeak the presence of a very serious cook. Gentle smoke flavor and a complex, spicy dry rub came together to complement the toothsome rib meat. (Reviewed 5/30/07; Rating: N/A)

CAFÉ/COFFEEHOUSE
Blue Dog Bakery and Café, 2868 Frankfort Ave., 899-9800, $, Beer.

Caffe Classico, 2144 Frankfort Ave., 894-9689, $, Beer, Wine. Caffé Classico stands out on Frankfort Avenue for its cool, sophisticated Euro-style atmosphere and excellent coffee and espresso drinks. Owner-chef Tommie Mudd recently introduced a full dinner menu of reasonably priced French and Mediterranean-accented fare. (Reviewed 8/22/07; Rating: N/A)
Crave Café & Catering, 2250 Frankfort Ave., 896-1488, $.
Heine Brothers Coffee, 2714 Frankfort Ave., 899-5551, www.heinebroscoffee.com, $.
Java Brewing Company, 2309 Frankfort Ave., 894-8060, $.
Nancy’s Bagel Grounds, 2101 Frankfort Ave., 895-8323, $.
 
CAJUN/CREOLE

J. Gumbo’s, 2109 Frankfort Ave., 896-4046, www.jgumbos.com, $, Beer. This home-style Cajun eatery in Clifton has become a neighborhood mainstay and is slowly building its hearty, good and affordable fare. The Voodoo Chicken — an offshoot of the popular Drunken Chicken — significantly ramps up the fiery Cajun spice. (Reviewed: 1/31/07; Rating: 85)

CASUAL DINING
Barbara Lee’s Kitchen, 2410 Brownsboro Rd., 897-3967, $.
K.T.’s Restaurant and Bar, 2300 Lexington Rd., 458-8888, www.ktsrestaurant.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

CHINESE

August Moon, 2269 Lexington Rd., 456-6569, www.augustmoonbistro.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar. Whether you go for the Malaysian dishes or prowl the East on August Moon’s eclectic menu, this 20-year-old eatery remains a favorite. Chef Peng Looi’s chicken satay, some of the best in town, derives from his native Malaysia. (Reviewed 9/26/07; Rating: 91)
Great Wall, 2206 Brownsboro Rd., 891-8881, $.
 
CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN
Bourbons Bistro, 2255 Frankfort Ave., 894-8838, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
L&N Wine Bar and Bistro, 1765 Mellwood Ave., 897-0070, www.landnwinebarandbistro.com, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar. With its majestic wall of wine, a 54-bottle Cruvinet wine-storage facility and dispenser that’s the largest made, L&N boasts a wine program that’s second to none. Chef Mark Purzycki sticks to the old favorites on the menu but puts his own stamp on the cooking style. (Reviewed 5/16/07; Rating: 95)
North End Café, 1722 Frankfort Ave., 896-8770, www.northendcafe.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Varanese, 2106 Frankfort Ave., 899-9904, www.varanese.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar. Owner and chef John Varanese recently opened this dining spot in the old Red Lounge location on Frankfort. Billed as “eclectic Mediterranean,” the menu offers an easy blend of down-home, the Med and around the world. (Reviewed 9/19/07; Rating: 85)

DELI/SANDWICHES
Cycler’s Café, 2295 Lexington Rd., 451-5152, $, Beer.
Jarfi’s at Mellwood, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 259-9888, $. Jarfi’s Bistro is a well-traveled mainstay at the Kentucky Center downtown; and now Jarfi’s @ Mellwood (inside the Mellwood Arts Center) offers a simpler version of owner Jeff Jarfi’s culinary imagination. The casual lunch spot offers up salads, wraps, sandwiches and more, and plans to open for dinner are in the works. (Reviewed 7/11/07; Rating: N/A)

DESSERTS/BAKERY/ICE CREAM
Sweet Surrender, 1804 Frankfort Ave., 458-6363, $.
The Sweet Tooth, 3110 Frankfort Ave., 895-4554, $.
Breadworks, 3628 Brownsboro Rd., 893-3200, $.

GREEK/MEDITERRANEAN
Grape Leaf, 2217 Frankfort Ave., 897-1774, $$.
Chicago Gyros Sandwich and Grill, 2317 Brownsboro Rd., 895-3270, $.
Shiraz Mediterranean Grill, 2018 Brownsboro Rd., 891-8854, $.

HOMESTYLE
Genny’s Diner, 2223 Frankfort Ave., 893-0923, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Sweet Pea’s Southern, 2350 Frankfort Ave., 894-9091, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
 
IRISH
Irish Rover, 2319 Frankfort Ave., 899-3544, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

ITALIAN
Café Glace, 2716 Frankfort Ave., 895-2770, $$.
Porcini, 2730 Frankfort Ave., 894-8686, www.porcinilouisville.com, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Ray Parrella’s, 2311 Frankfort Ave., 899-5575, www.rayparrellas.com, $, Beer, Wine.
Volare Italian Restaurant, 2300 Frankfort Ave., 894-4446, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

JAMAICAN

Taste of Jamaica, 2017 Brownsboro Rd., 896-1055, $. Open for more than a year in the Clifton area, the Jamaican eatery changed management in October and will introduce a made-over menu this month. Delicious dishes like jerk chicken will remain, and new ones such as curry shrimp and a “jerk patty” dinner will be added. (Reviewed 1/10/07; Rating: N/A)

JAPANESE

Maido Essential Japanese Cuisine and Sake Bar, 1758 Frankfort Ave., 894-8775, www.maidosakebar.com, $$$, Beer, Wine. This popular Clifton restaurant is Louisville’s only example of “izakaya” dining, a combination of pub, sake bar and eatery. Maido specializes in small dishes, affordably priced, with the idea that a group can select a variety of contrasting bites to accompany with plenty of libations. (Reviewed 10/17/07; Rating: 92)
Osaka Sushi Bar, 2039 Frankfort Ave., 894-9501, $$$, Beer, Wine.

MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN/TEX MEX
El Mundo, 2345 Frankfort Ave., 899-9930, www.502elmundo.com, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
El Nopalito, 2319 Brownsboro Rd., 893-9880, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.  

PIZZA
Clifton’s Pizza, 2230 Frankfort Ave., 893-3730, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Fat Jimmy’s, 2712 Frankfort Ave., 891-4555,
www.fatjimmypizza.com, $, Beer.

FILIPINO
Sari Sari, 2339 Frankfort Ave., 894-0585,
www.gosarisari.com, $.

PUB/SPORTS BAR
Longshot Tavern, 2232 Frankfort Ave., 899-7898,
$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Spring Street Bar and Grill, 300 S. Spring St., 584-6630, www.springstreet.com, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
 
STEAKHOUSE
Pat’s Steak House, 2437 Brownsboro Rd., 896-9234, $$$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

THAI
Thai Taste, 1977 Brownsboro Rd., 897-7682, $, Beer.

VIETNAMESE
Basa Modern Vietnamese, 2244 Frankfort Ave., 896-1016, www.basarestaurant.net, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar. This recently opened spot in Crescent Hill is named after a Vietnamese fish. The cuisine is Asian with a twist: Vietnamese “fusion” with a French accent, reminiscent of San Francisco’s trendy Slanted Door, right down to a short, affordable wine list well chosen to match the fare. (Reviewed 4/25/07; Rating: 90)

DOWNTOWN/BUTCHERTOWN

BARBECUE
Finley’s Hickory Smoked Bar-B-Q, 1500 W. Broadway, 581-0298, $.
Picnicaterers BBQ and Catering, 514 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., 584-7427, $.
Wood City Grill, 612 S. Fifth St., 290-0518, $.

CAFÉ/COFFEEHOUSE
Blue Mountain Coffee House, 400 E. Main, 582-3220, $, Beer, Wine.
Coffee Pot Café, 234 E. Gray St. (Medical Tower South), 584-5282, $.
Coffee Treat Café, 429 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., 582-2408, $.
Derby City Espresso, 331 E. Market St.,
442-0523, $.
Java Brewing Company, 462 S. Fourth St., 561-2041, ww.javabrewingco.com, $.
Java Brewing Company, 516 W. Main St., 894-8060, www.javabrewingco.com, $.
Queue Café, 220 W. Main St., 583-0273, $.

CAFETERIA
Hall’s Cafeteria, 1301 Story Ave., 583-0437, $, Beer.

CAJUN/CREOLE
J. Gumbo’s, Fourth Street Live, 589-9245,
www.jgumbos.com, $, Beer.

CASUAL DINING
Bistro 301, 301 W. Market St., 584-8337, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Bobby J’s, 252 E. Market St., 566-3061, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Cravings a la Carte, 101 S. Fourth St. (National City Tower), 589-9679, $.
Cunningham’s, 630 S. Fourth St., 587-0526, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Delta Restaurant, 432-434 W. Market St., 584-0860, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Dmitri’s Deli, 521 S. Third St., 584-8060, $.
Hard Rock Café, Fourth Street Live, 568-2202, www.hardrock.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Intermezzo American Café & Cabaret, 316 W. Main St., 584-1265, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
The Jazz Factory, 815 W. Market St., 992-3242, www.jazzfactory.us, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Jenicca’s Café and Wine Bar, 636 E. Market St., 587-8720, $, Beer, Wine.
Mr. Z’s, 869 S. Third St., 584-8504, $.
Olive’s on Fourth, 570 S. Fourth St., 588-9003, $.
TGI Friday’s, 415 S. Fourth St., 585-3577, www.fridays.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Toast on Market, 736 E. Market St., 569-4099, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

CHICKEN
Chicken King, 639 E. Broadway, 589-5464, $, Beer.
Indi’s, 1033 W. Broadway, 589-7985, $.

CHINESE
China Inn, 1925 S. Fourth St., 636-2020, $, Beer.
Chinese Chef, 2619 S. Fourth St., 634-0979, $.  
Chopsticks, 416 E. Broadway, 589-9145, $.
Chung King Palace, 110 E. Market St., 584-8880, $, Beer.
City Wok, 526 W. Main St., 583-7238, $.
Double Dragon, 231 S. Fifth St., 587-8686, $.
Quick Wok, 801 W. Broadway, 584-6519, $.
Shanghai Restaurant, 526 S. Fifth St., 568-8833, $.
Wok Express, 234 W. Broadway, 583-8988, $.

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN
Artemisia, 620 E. Market St., 583-4177, www.artemisiarestaurant.com, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Bristol Bar and Grille, 614 W. Main St., 582-1995, www.bristolbarandgrille.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Jarfi’s Bistro, 501 W. Main St., 589-5060, www.jarfis.com, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Maker’s Mark Bourbon House and Lounge, Fourth Street Live, 568-9009, $$$$, Beer, Wine,
Full Bar.
Manhattan Grill, 200 S. Seventh St., 561-0024, www.manhattangrill.4mg.com, $.
Park Place On Main, 401 E. Main (Slugger Field), 515-0172, $$$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Proof on Main, 702 W. Main St., 217-6360,
www.proofonmain.com, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Red Star Tavern, Fourth Street Live, 568-5656,
www.redstartavern.com , $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

DELI/SANDWICHES
Another Place Sandwich Shop, 119 S. Seventh St., 589-4115, $.
Bank Shot Billiards, 403 E. Market St., 587-8260, www.bankshotbilliard.com, $, Beer.
Café Magnolia, 140 N. Fourth St. (Galt House), 589-5200, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
City Café, 505 W. Broadway, 589-1797,
www.citycafelunch.com, $.
City Café, 500 S. Preston St., 852-5739,
www.citycafelunch.com, $.
Devino’s, 320 Main St., 569-3939, $.
Dino’s Down to Lunch Café, 239 S. Fifth St., 585-2874, $.
Ermin’s French Bakery and Café, 723 S. Fourth St., 587-9390, $.
Ermin’s French Bakery and Café, 454 S. Fourth St., 585-5120, $.
Fat Jimmy’s, 528 S. Fifth St., 589-8559, $, Beer.
Jimmy John’s Sub Shop, 415 W. Jefferson St., 625-7101, $.
Main Eatery, 643 W. Main St., 589-3354, $.
Market on Market, 445 E. Market St., 568-8810, $.
Morris Deli & Catering, 555 S. Second St. (YMCA), 587-2353, $.
TC’s Sandwich Shop, 438 W. Market St., 581-9200, $$.
Theater Square Deli, 22 Theater Square, 584-0364, $.
Wall Street Deli, 225 Abraham Flexner Way, 587-1006, $.
Webb’s Market, 944 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd., 583-0318, $, Beer.

DESSERTS/BAKERY/ICE CREAM
Cold Stone Creamery, Fourth Street Live, 589-7447, www.coldstonecreamery.com, $.
Heitzman Traditional Bakery and Deli, 428 W. Market St., 584-2437, www.heitzmansbakery.com, $.

HOMESTYLE
D. Nalley’s Restaurant, 970 S. Third St.,
583-8015, $.

HOTEL DINING
BLU Mediterranean Grille, 280 W. Jefferson St., 671-4285, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
The English Grill, 335 W. Broadway (Camberley Brown Hotel), 583-1234, www.brownhotel.com,
$$$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
The Fountain Room at the Galt House, 140 N. Fourth Ave., 589-5200, www.galthouse.com, $,
Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
J. Graham’s Café and Bar, 335 W. Broadway (Camberley Brown Hotel), 583-1234, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Jockey Silks Bourbon Lounge, 140 N. Fourth Ave. (Galt House), 589-5200, www.galthouse.com, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
The Oakroom (Seelbach Hilton), 500 S. Fourth St., 585-3200, www.seelbachhilton.com, $$$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Otto’s Café (Seelbach Hilton), 500 Fourth Ave., 585-3201, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Peppers Bar and Grill, 320 W. Jefferson St. (Hyatt Regency), 587-3434, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

Rivue, 140 N. Fourth Ave. (Galt House), 589-5200, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar. This renovated restaurant’s Kentucky-meets-Italy bill of fare is worthy of hotel visitors and locals alike, and the view from the 25th floor only adds to the experience. Entrées start at $20 (for mozzarella chicken wrapped in Kentucky ham) and rise to $34 (for a grilled black angus filet), with a short “bar menu” of tapas for generally under $10. (Reviewed 6/13/07; Rating: N/A)
Trellis Café, 320 W. Jefferson St. (Hyatt Regency), 587-3434, www.hyatt.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

INTERNATIONAL
Gavi’s Restaurant, 2222 S. Seventh St.,
583-8183, $.
Raw Sushi Lounge, 520 S. Fourth St., 585-5880, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Road to Morocco, 308 W. Chestnut St., 376-5855, www.rtmlouisville.net, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Saffron’s Buffet, 558 S. Fifth St., 587-8679, $.
Saffron’s Persian Café, 131 W. Market St., 584-7800, www.safronsrestaurant.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Yaching’s East West Cuisine, 105 S. Fourth St., 585-4005, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

ITALIAN
Luigi’s, 702 W. Main St., 589-0005, $.
Melillo’s at Piazza Di Felice, 829 E. Market St., 540-9975, www.melillos.com, $$, Beer, Wine. Famous for gigantic portions, this East Market staple has earned almost fanatical loyalty among its regular customers. The menu — call it “New Jersey Italian” — features Italian-heritage dishes from spaghetti and meatballs and parmigiana to a broad selection of Italian deli sandwiches. (Reviewed 5/23/07; Rating: 89)
Pesto’s Italian Restaurant, 566 S. Fifth St., 584-0567, www.pestositalian.com, $, Beer, Wine.
The Old Spaghetti Factory, 235 W. Market St., 581-1070, www.osf.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Vincenzo’s, 150 S. Fifth St., 580-1350,
www.vincenzosdining.biz, $$$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Primo, 445 E. Main St., 583-1808, $$$, Beer,
Wine, Full Bar.

JAPANESE
Caviar Japanese Restaurant, 416 W. Muhammad Ali, 625-3090, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

MEDITERRANEAN
Safier Mediterranean Deli, 641 S. Fourth St., 585-1125, $.

MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN/TEX MEX
Los Aztecas, 530 W. Main St., 461-8535,
www.losaztecas.net, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

Mayan Café, 813 E. Market St., 566-0651, www.themayancafe.com, $, Beer, Wine. Former Mayan Gypsy chef Bruce Ucan is back with Mayan Café, and it ranks as one of the most original Mexican restaurants in town, featuring an innovative take on Mayan cuisine — the tropical fare of Mexico’s Yucatan and neighboring Guatemala. The eclectic menu features dishes like two-bite empanadas, Uxmal Salmon, Yucatec Pork Pibil and coconut flan for dessert. (Reviewed 6/27/07; Rating: 90)

PIZZA
Sicilian Pizza & Pasta, 631 S. Fourth St., 589-8686, www.sicilianpizzapasta.com, $, Beer.

PUB/SPORTS BAR
Bluegrass Brewing Company, 2 Theater Square, 568-2224, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Brick’s, 120 W. Broadway (Holiday Inn), 582-2241 ext. 21, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Browning’s, 401 E. Main St. (Slugger Field), 515-0172, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Champions Grill, 280 W. Jefferson St. (Inside downtown Marriott Inn near Convention Center), 627-5045, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Howl at the Moon, Fourth Street Live, 562-9400, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Lucky Strike Lanes/Felt, Fourth Street Live, 560-1400, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Michael Murphy’s, 701 S. First St., 587-7916,
$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Petrus Nightclub, 116 E. Main St., 583-3772,
www.petrusnightclub.com, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
The Pub, Fourth Street Live, 569-7782, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Saddle Ridge Saloon, Fourth Street Live, 569-3507, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Sully’s Saloon, Fourth Street Live, 585-4100,
$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Tengo Sed Cantina, Fourth Street Live, 540-1463, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Zena’s Café, 122 W. Main St., 584-3074,
www.zenascafe.com, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

SEAFOOD
Bendoya Sushi Bar, 217 S. Fifth St., 581-0700, $.
Joe’s Crab Shack, 131 E. River Rd., 568-1171, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

STEAKHOUSE

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, 325 W. Main St., 584-0102, $$$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar. The Cincinnati-based mini-chain kicks things up a notch or two at Waterfront Plaza, but it also shares a taste of that wacky Galt House flavor. Complete with a massive wine list and spectacular meat courses, the pricey Jeff Ruby’s blows away Morton’s of Chicago and Ruth’s Chris. (Reviewed 12/27/07; Rating: 88)
Morton’s of Chicago, 626 W. Main St., 584-0421, www.mortons.com, $$$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

EAST END
ASIAN
2 Hahn’s Mongolian Grill, 9148 Taylorsville Rd., 493-0234, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Arirang 12567 Shelbyville Rd., 244-9838, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Jade Palace, 1109 Herr Ln., 425-9878, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

BARBECUE
Brandon’s Barbecue, 9246 Westport Rd., 426-6666, $.
Brandon’s Barbecue, 7117 Shelbyville Rd., 722-0616, $.
Famous Dave’s, 8605 Citadel Way, 493-2812,
www.famousdaves.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Jucy’s Smokehouse Barbeque, 7626 Lagrange Rd., Pee Wee Valley, 241-5829, $.
Mark’s Feed Store, 11422 Shelbyville Rd., 244-0140, www.marksfeedstore.com, $, Beer, Wine.

Pig City BBQ, 12003 Shelbyville Rd., 244-3535, $$. If pigmeat is what you crave, head on over to the barbecue joint out in the East End. Pig City BBQ seasons with a special rub and smokes the meat for up to 24 hours with cherry wood, which imparts a slight sweetness to the meat — especially the chicken. (Reviewed 11/08/06; Rating: N/A)
Pit Stop Bar-B-Que, 13303 Magisterial Dr., 253-6740, $.
Scotty’s Ribs and More, 14049 Shelbyville Rd., 244-6868, www.bigbubba.com, $$, Beer, Wine,
Full Bar.
Shane’s Rib Shack, 2420 Lime Kiln Ln.,
429-3907, $.
Smokey Bones, 2525 Hurstbourne Gem Ln., 491-7570, www.smokeybones.com, $$, Beer,
Wine, Full Bar.
Tony Roma’s, 150 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 327-8500, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

CAFÉ/COFFEEHOUSE
Café Fraiche, 3642 Brownsboro Rd., 894-8929, $.
Camille’s Sidewalk Café, 2060 Hurstbourne Pkwy., 493-2005, $.
Cottage Café, 11609 Main St., Middletown, 244-9497, $.
Grapevine Pantry, 11418 Old Main St., Middletown, 245-1569, $.
Great Life Café, 9565 Taylorsville Rd., 297-8807, $.
It’s A Grind Coffee House, 2809 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 327-2820, $.
Java Brewing Company, 135 S. English Station Rd., www.javabrewingco.com, $.
Joe Muggs, 994 Breckenridge Ln. (in Books-a-Million), 894-8606, www.joemuggs.com, $.
Joe Muggs, 4300 Towne Center Dr. (in Books-a-Million), 426-2252, www.joemuggs.com, $.
La Vida Java Coffee Co., 1301 Herr Ln., 412-9393, $.
My Favorite Muffin, 9800 Shelbyville Rd., 426-9645, $.

CAFETERIA
Piccadilly Cafeteria, 133 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 423-1733, www.piccadilly.com, $.
Piccadilly Cafeteria, 2131 Hurstbourne Pkwy., 493-9900, www.piccadilly.com, $.

CAJUN/CREOLE
J. Gumbo’s, 531 Lyndon Ln., 425-0096,
www.jgumbos.com, $, Beer.
Joe’s OK Bayou, 9874 Linn Station Rd., 426-1320, www.joesokbayou.com, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

CASUAL DINING
Adriaan’s Around the Table Cuisine,
14041 Shelbyville Rd., 244-9695, $$.
Atrium Café, 9940 Corporate Campus Dr., (Embassy Suites), 426-9191, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Austin’s, 4950 Hwy. 42, 423-1990,
www.austins-restaurant.com, $$, Beer, Wine,
Full Bar.
Captain’s Quarters, 5700 Captain’s Quarters Rd., 228-1651, www.cqriverside.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Cheddar’s Casual Café, 10403 Westport Rd., 339-5400, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Culver’s, 4630 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 671-2001, $.
Cunningham’s Creekside, 301 Upper River Rd., 228-3625, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Gourmet for Everyone, 111 S. English Station Rd., 253-9653, $$.
Mimi’s Café, 615 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy.,
426-6588, $$.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill, 401 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 423-9220, www.macaronigrill.com, $$, Beer, Wine.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Spirits, Brownsboro Crossing, 339-8616, www.redrobin.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

Westport General Store, 7008 Hwy. 524, 222-4626, $$. This cozy restaurant is located about a half-hour’s drive from Louisville in tiny, historic Westport in Oldham County. Dishes are prepared with skill and presented stylishly with interesting accompaniments, a nice wine list, microbrewery beers and a fine list of bourbons. (Reviewed 12/06/07; Rating: N/A)

CHINESE
China Buffet 8, 1850 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 493-3884, $.
China City Buffet, 9228 Westport Rd., 423-1788, $.
China Sea Buffet, 12689 Shelbyville Rd., 245-0838, $.
Double Dragon Buffet, 233 Whittington Pkwy., 339-8897, $, Beer.
Double Dragon II, 12480 Lagrange Rd., 241-7766, $.
Double Dragon II, 9901 Lagrange Rd., 326-0099, $.
Dynasty Buffet, 2400 Lime Kiln Ln., 339-8868, $.
Emperor of China, 2210 Holiday Manor Shopping Center, 426-1717, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Jasmine, 13823 English Villa Dr., 244-8896, $.
Jumbo Buffet, 2731 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 495-0028, $$, Beer, Wine.
Liang’s Café, 3571 Springhurst Blvd., 425-0188, $, Beer, Wine. One of the city’s newest top Chinese spots, Liang’s is owned by Roland Wong, who for many years ran the front of the house at Emperor of China. A dozen regional North China dishes are integrated into the regular menu as “House Specialties,” which are listed on the menu in both English and Chinese. (Reviewed 1/3/07; Rating: 89)
Ling Ling Restaurant, 10476 Shelbyville Rd., 245-2100, $.
Liu’s Garden, 11517 Shelbyville Rd., 244-9898, $$.
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, 9120 Shelbyville Rd., 327-7707, www.pfchangs.com, $$, Beer, Wine,
Full Bar.
Sesame Chinese Restaurant, 9409 Shelbyville Rd., 339-7000, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Sichuan Gardens, 9850 Linn Station Rd., 426-6767, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Tasty Buffet, 11300 Chamberlain Ln., 394-9998, $.
Wang’s Wok, 11517 Shelbyville Rd., 244-9898, $.
Yen Ching, 1818 Hurstbourne Pkwy., 491-3581,
$, Beer.

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN
Bristol Bar and Grille, 300 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0627, www.bristolbarandgrille.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Brix Wine Bar, 12418 New Lagrange Rd., 243-1120, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar. This spot is an attractive, worthy addition to the suburbs with a sizable list of well over 200 wines. The food is good, but the menu is not really designed for exciting wine-and-food matching with its focus on bar appetizers and sandwiches. (Reviewed 3/28/07; Rating: 79)
Corner Café, 9307 New Lagrange Rd., 426-8119, www.cornercafelouisville.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Limestone Restaurant, 10001 Forest Green Blvd., 426-7477, www.limestonerestaurant.com, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
The Melting Pot, 2045 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 491-3125, www.meltingpot.com, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

DELI/SANDWICHES
Alley Cat Café, 11804 Shelbyville Rd., 245-6544, $.
Cheddar Box Café, 12121 Shelbyville Rd., 245-2622, $.
Ciano’s, 11904 Shelbyville Rd., 245-6997, $.
Euro Market, 12907 Factory Ln., 243-0000, www.euromarket-ky.com, $.
Fat Jimmy’s, 9901 Lagrange Rd., 339-8111, $, Beer.
Fat Jimmy’s, 13829 English Villa Dr., 244-0840, $, Beer.
Jason’s Deli, 410 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 412-4101, $.
Order’s Up! Café & Deli, 1981 Nelson Miller Pkwy., 245-5991, $.
Starving Artist Café and Deli, 8034 New Lagrange Rd., 412-1599, $.
Strawberry Patch Deli, 11616 Shelbyville Rd., 254-1440, $.
DESSERTS/BAKERY/ICE CREAM
Breadworks, 2420 Lime Kiln Ln., 326-0300, $.
Cold Stone Creamery, 2015 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 499-7750, www.coldstonecreamery.com, $.
Desserts by Helen, 9209 Hwy. 42, 228-8959,
www.dessertsbyhelen.com, $.
Gelato Gilberto, The Summit, 4005 Brownsboro Rd.,?423-5571, $.
Graeter’s, 9430 Brownsboro Rd., 327-0651,
www.graeters.com, $.
Graeter’s, 841 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 394-9747,
www.graeters.com, $.
Graeter’s, 13817 English Villa Dr., 254-1760,
www.graeters.com, $.
Heitzman Traditional Bakery, 9426 Shelbyville Rd., 426-7736, $.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, 4049 Summit Plaza Dr., 326-1628, www.rmcf.com, $.

GERMAN
Erika’s German Restaurant, 9301 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 499-8822, $$, Beer, Wine.
Gasthaus, 4812 Brownsboro Center, 899-7177,
$$$, Beer, Wine.

HEALTH CONSCIOUS/VEGETARIAN
Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods, 12401 Shelbyville Rd., 244-2022, www.rainbowblossom.com, $.
Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods, 3608 Springhurst Blvd., 339-5090, www.rainbowblossom.com, $.

HOMESTYLE
Goose Creek Diner, 2923 Goose Creek Rd., 339-8070, www.gcdiner.com, $, Beer, Wine.
Tiffany Cellar Café, 11601 Main St., 245-4411, $.

INDIAN
India Palace, 9424 Shelbyville Rd., 394-0490,
www.indiapalaceky.com, $$, Beer, Wine.
Shalimar Indian Restaurant, 1820 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 493-8899, www.louisvilleshalimar.com, $, Beer, Wine.

INTERNATIONAL

Mojito Tapas Restaurant, 2231 Holiday Manor Shopping Ctr., 425-0949, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar. The small, attractive venue hasn’t been hard up for business since opening. Their Sunday brunch only costs a laughably modest $15.99 for three tables stuffed with Spanish cuisine, and it’s worth coming back for the desserts alone. (Reviewed 8/22/07; Rating: N/A)

ITALIAN
Amerigo, 871 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Angelina’s Café, 1701 UPS Dr., 326-5555, $.
Bravo!, 206 Bullitt Ln., 326-0491, www.bestitalianusa.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Buca Di Beppo, 2051 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 493-2426, www.bucadibeppo.com, $$, Beer,
Wine, Full Bar.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 617 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 412-2218, www.carrabbas.com, $$, Beer, Wine,
Full Bar.
Da Vinci by Lentini’s, 10430 Shelbyville Rd., 386-6783, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Martini Italian Bistro, 4021 Summit Plaza Dr., 394-9797, www.cameronmitchellrestaurants.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Rocky’s Italian Grill, 10206 Westport Rd., 339-0808, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

JAPANESE
Fuji Japanese Steakhouse, 12905 Shelbyville Rd., 253-0036, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Fuji Japanese Steakhouse, 3576 Springhurst Blvd., 339-1978, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Ichiban Samurai, 1510 Lakeshore Ct., 412-3339, www.ichibansamurai.com, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Tokyo Japanese Restaurant, 2415c Lime Kiln Ln., 339-7171, $$, Beer, Wine.

MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN/TEX MEX
Cancun Mexican Restaurant, 9904 Linn Station Rd., 327-0890, $.
Ernesto’s, 10602 Shelbyville Rd., 244-8889, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Ernesto’s, 4632A Hurstbourne Pkwy., 671-5291, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Los Chubascos, 10000 Linn Station Rd.,
420-9930, $.
El Nopal, 9473 Westport Rd., 327-6551, $,
Beer, Wine.
El Nopal, 12937 Shelbyville Rd., 253-6802, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
El Tarasco, 9901 Lagrange Rd., 326-9373, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
La Perla del Pacifico, 2840 Goose Creek Rd., 339-7670, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Los Aztecas, 1107 Herr Ln., 426-3994,
www.losaztecas.net , $, Beer.
Moe’s Southwest Grill, 2001 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 491-1800, www.moes.com, $, Beer, Wine.
Mexico Tipico Restaurant, 12401 Shelbyville Rd., 645-8778, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
On The Border, 10601 Fischer Park Dr., 412-2461, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Tumbleweed, 3550 Springhurst Common Dr., 412-8171, www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

PIZZA
Bearno’s Pizza, 9222 Westport Rd., 423-1224,
$$, Beer.
Chuck E. Cheese’s, 2030 Hurstbourne Pkwy., 493-0261, $, Beer, Wine.
Hometown Pizza, 11804 Shelbyville Rd., 245-4555, $$, Beer.
Prado’s Pizza, 12935 Shelbyville Rd., 254-7220, $$.
Slice of New York, 9910 Linn Station Rd., 339-3553, $$.
Tony Boombozz Pizza-Vino, 2813 Hurstbourne Ln., 394-0000, $$, Beer, Wine.

Tony Impellizzeri’s Pizza, 108 Vieux Carre Dr., 429-0606, $, Beer. Son Tony Impellizzeri has been building the familiar family pie in a discreet shopping-center just off Shelbyville Road and Hurstbourne Lane for a dozen years. It’s well worth the trip when you crave one of their trademark five-pound pies. (Reviewed 1/10/07; Rating: N/A)
Wick’s Pizza, 10966 Shelbyville Rd., 254-1998, www.wickspizza.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Wick’s Pizza, 2927 Goose Creek Rd., 327-9425, www.wickspizza.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

PUB/SPORTS BAR
Beef O’Brady’s, 1000 Hwy. 22, 327-8881, $,
Beer, Wine.
Brownie’s Grille & Bar, 237 Whittington Pkwy., 326-9830, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Buffalo Wild Wings, 3584 Springhurst Blvd., 394-9596, www.buffalowildwings.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Buffalo Wild Wings, 12901 Shelbyville Rd., 254-9464, www.buffalowildwings.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Jake’s and Mr. G’s, 10432 Shelbyville Rd., 244-0165, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Jimmy and Richie’s, 813 Lyndon Ln., 423-7774, $, Beer.
Joe’s Older Than Dirt, 8131 New Lagrange Rd., 426-2074, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
New Direction Bar and Grill, 2630 Chamberlain Ln., 243-8429, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
P. Nuts Sports Bar & Grill, 1506 Lakeshore Ct., 412-1700, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
R Place Pub, 9603 Whipps Mill Rd., 425-8516, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Wings N Things, 2809 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 327-9464, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Woody’s Pub & Grill, 12205 Westport Rd., 327-8002, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

SEAFOOD
Bonefish Grill, 657 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 412-4666, www.bonefishgrill.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Kingfish, 3021 Upper River Rd., 895-0544, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Kingfish, 1610 Kentucky Mills Dr., 240-0700, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Mitchell’s Fish Market, 4031 Summit Plaza Dr., 412-1818, www.mitchellsfishmarket.com, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Rumor’s Restaurant and Raw Bar, 12339 Shelbyville Rd., 245-0366, www.rumorrestaurants.com, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

STEAKHOUSE
Frank’s Steakhouse, 9601 Shelbyville Rd., 429-3714, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar. This steakhouse has long been a resident of Jeffersonville and now has opened a location in Louisville — in the old Garrett’s location just off Hurstbourne. Like the original, you can expect family-style, casual-upscale American fare, with a heavy focus on steaks and prime rib. (Reviewed 6/20/07; Rating: 78)
Stoney River Legendary Steaks, 3900 Summit Plaza Dr., 429-8944, www.stoneyriver.com, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Z’s Oyster Bar and Steakhouse, 101 Whittington Pkwy., 429-8000, $$$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

THAI
Thai Café, 2226 Holiday Manor Shopping Center, 425-4815, $, Beer, Wine.

VIETNAMESE
Lemongrass Café, 11606 Shelbyville Rd., 244-7110, $.

FERN CREEK
BARBECUE
Bootleg Barbeque, 9704 Bardstown Rd., 239-2722, $.
FireFresh Bar-B-Q, 6435 Bardstown Rd., 239-7800, www.firefreshbbq.com, $, Beer.

CASUAL DINING
The Honey Baked Ham Company, 6423 Bardstown Rd., 239-9292, www.honeybaked/oh.com, $.
Uno’s Chicago Bar and Grill, 6501 Bardstown Rd., 239-0079, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

CHINESE
Double Dragon II, 6832 Bardstown Rd.,
231-3973, $.
Hunan Wok, 6445 Bardstown Rd., 231-0393, $.
Imperial Palace, 5316 Bardstown Rd., 491-8228, $, Beer.

DESSERTS/BAKERY/ICE CREAM
Graeter’s, 6509 Bardstown Rd., 231-2083, www.graeters.com, $.

INTERNATIONAL
Sarajevo Café & Restaurant, 325 Old Bardstown Rd., 456-1919, $, Beer.
MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN/TEX MEX
El Nopalito, 6300 Bardstown Rd., 231-4249, $, Beer, Wine.
Mexican Fiesta, 5414 Bardstown Rd., 762-0840, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

PUB/SPORTS BAR
Beef O’Brady’s, 5628 Bardstown Rd., 239-2226, $, Beer, Wine.
Creeker’s Bar & Grill, 6330 Bardstown Rd., 762-0370, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Jabber’s Sports Grill, 6121 Bardstown Rd., 231-3687, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
TK’s Pub and Grill, 5442 Del Maria Way, 499-5673, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

SEAFOOD
Hungry Pelican, 5412 Bardstown Rd., 239-7145, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

GERMANTOWN/AUDUBON
BARBECUE
Hickory House B.B.Q., 2307 S. Preston St., 634-9111, $.
Smoketown USA Pit Bar-B-Que and Tex-Mex, 1153 Logan St., 409-9180, $. In a rather unusual menu combination, this new restaurant offers both “Louisville-style barbecue” and Tex-Mex favorites. An order of ribs is more than enough to get your fill of barbecue — their smoked meat is so tender that you hardly need to chew it, and so flavorful that you don’t really need the tangy sauce. (Reviewed 5/30/07; Rating: N/A)

CAFÉ/COFFEEHOUSE
Atomic Saucer, 1000 E. Oak St., 637-5399, www.atomicsaucer.com, $.
Café at the Louisville Antique Mall, 900 Goss Ave., 637-9412, $.
Sunergos Coffee & Micro-Roastery, 2122 S. Preston St., 634-1243, $.

CASUAL DINING
Ash Street Station, 800 Ash St., 637-2200, $, Beer.

CHINESE
Bamboo House, 4036 Poplar Level Rd., 451-3113, $.
Double Dragon, 1255 Goss Ave., 635-5656, $.
Great Wok, 2502 S. Preston St., 634-1918, $.

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN
Margaret’s on Swan, 921 Swan St., 583-5770,
$, Beer.

DESSERTS/BAKERY/ICE CREAM
Dairy Kastle, 575 Eastern Pkwy., 634-8990, $.
Heitzman’s Bakery and Deli, 804 Eastern Pkwy., 635-2651, $.
Nord’s Bakery, Deli and Cafeteria, 2118 S. Preston St., 635-6747, $.

GERMAN
Check’s Café, 1101 E. Burnett St., 637-9515, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Flabby’s Schnitzelburg, 1101 Lydia St., 637-9136, $, Beer.
Germantown Café, 1053 Goss Ave., 637-9412, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

HOMESTYLE
Cottage Inn, 570 Eastern Pkwy., 637-4325, $.
Old Louisville Style Chili Parlor and Fish House, 4544 Poplar Level Rd., 969-5636, $.
ITALIAN
Come Back Inn, 909 Swan St., 627-1777,
www.comebackinn.biz, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Frolio’s Pizza, 3799 Poplar Level Rd., 456-1000,
$, Beer.
Tuscano’s, 4100 Preston Hwy., 364-9998, $.

MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN/TEX MEX
Lolita’s Tacos, 4222 Poplar Level Rd., 459-4356, $, Beer.
Luna’s Rotisserie, 5213B Preston Hwy., 962-8898, $.

PIZZA
Danny Mac’s Pizza, 1014 Clarks Ln., 635-7994, $$.
Jockamo’s Pizza Pub, 938 Goss Ave., 637-5406, $, Beer, Wine.
King Benny’s Pizza Tavern, 1919 S. Preston St., 634-1003, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Mr. Gatti’s, 2247 S. Preston St., 635-6708,
www.mrgattis.com, $$.
Vito’s Pizzeria, 3213 Preston Hwy., 634-5400,
$$, Beer.

PUB/SPORTS BAR
Lisa’s Oak Street Lounge, 1004-06 E. Oak St., 637-9315, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Seidenfaden Bar, 1134 E. Breckenridge St., 582-9217, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

STEAKHOUSE
Fifth Quarter Steak House, 1241 Durrett Ln., 361-2363, www.5thquarter.com, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

HIKES POINT
BARBECUE
FireFresh Bar-B-Q, 3065 Breckenridge Ln., 459-5201, www.firefreshbbq.com, $, Beer.

BREAKFAST
My Favorite Muffin and Bagel, 3934 Taylorsville Rd., 485-0518, www.myfavoritemuffin.com, $.

CHINESE
Lucky House Buffet, 4030 Taylorsville Rd., 459-1188, $$.
Red Sun Chinese Restaurant, 3437 Breckinridge Ln., 499-7788, $.
Wonton Express, 3000 Hikes Ln., 452-2646, $.

MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN/TEX MEX
El Nopalito, 4028 Taylorsville Rd., 458-7278, $,
Beer, Wine.

PIZZA
Pizza Place, 2931 Richland Ave., 458-9700,
www.pizzaplacehikspt.com, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

PUB/SPORTS BAR
Davern’s Upstairs, 3044 Hunsinger Ln., 456-5530, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

HIGHLANDS
ASIAN
#1 Asian Buffet, Mid City Mall, 1250 Bardstown Rd. 451-6033, $, Beer, Wine.
Asiatique, 1767 Bardstown Rd., 451-2749, www.asiatique.bigstep.com, $$$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Pink Door, 2222 Dundee Rd., 413-5204, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
BARBECUE
Mark’s Feed Store, 1514 Bardstown Rd., 458-1570, www.marksfeedstore.com, $, Beer, Wine.

BOSNIAN AMERICAN
Hani’s Restaurant, 1613 Bardstown Rd.,
479-9796, $.

CAFÉ/COFFEEHOUSE
Bizarre Café, 1521 Baxter Ave., 459-9731,
www.myspace.com/bizarrecafe, $.
Butterfly Garden Café, 1327 Bardstown Rd., 456-4500, $.
City Café, 1250 Bardstown Rd. (Mid City Mall), 459-5600, www.citycafelunch.com, $, Beer.
Day’s Espresso and Coffee, 1420 Bardstown Rd., 456-1170, $.
Heine Brothers Coffee, 1295 Bardstown Rd., 456-5108, www.heinebroscoffee.com, $.
Heine Brothers Coffee, 1449 Bardstown Rd., 454-5212, www.heinebroscoffee.com, $.
Heine Brothers Coffee, 2200 Bardstown Rd., 515-0380, www.heinebroscoffee.com, $.  
Highland Coffee Company, 1140 Bardstown Rd., 451-4545, www.highlandcoffee.com, $.
Ray’s Monkey House & Kid Café, 1578 Bardstown Rd., 459-4373, $.
Sweet ’n’ Savory Café, 1574 Bardstown Rd., 456-6566, $.
 
CAJUN/CREOLE
J. Gumbo’s, 947 Baxter Ave., 454-5507,
www.jgumbos.com, $, Beer.

CASUAL DINING
Andrew’s Good Home Cooking, 2286 Bardstown Rd., 454-5399, $.
Buckhead Mountain Grill, 3008 Bardstown Rd., 456-6680, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Ditto’s Grill, 1114 Bardstown Rd., 581-9129, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Just Fresh Bakery Café & Market, 1255 Bardstown Rd., 451-2324, $, Beer, Wine. The focus here is on light, healthy fare that “never sees a fryer,” a concept that seems a good fit with the crunchy-granola Highlands. Generous portions are served throughout breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Reviewed 4/11/07; Rating: N/A)
Kaelin’s Restaurant, 1801 Newburg Rd., 451-1801, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Monkey Wrench, 1025 Barret Ave., 582-2433, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Sportsville Grill & Bar, 4004 Gardiner Point Dr., (Holiday Inn), 753-4413, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Uptown Café, 1624 Bardstown Rd., 458-4212, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

CHINESE
Dragon Garden Restaurant, 2120 Bardstown Rd., 459-3311, $.
Eggroll Machine, 1216 Bardstown Rd., 459-1259, $, Beer, Wine.

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN
Avalon, 1314 Bardstown Rd., 454-5336,
www.avalonfresh.com, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Baxter Station Bar and Grill, 1201 Payne St., 584-1635, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Bristol Bar and Grille, 1321 Bardstown Rd., 456-1702, www.bristolbarandgrille.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Café Metro, 1700 Bardstown Rd., 458-4830, www.cafemetrolouisville.com, $$$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Club Grotto American Bistro, 2116 Bardstown Rd., 459-5275, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Coach Lamp Restaurant and Pub, 751 Vine St., 583-9165, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Jack Fry’s, 1007 Bardstown Rd., 452-9244,
www.jackfrys.com, $$$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Lilly’s, 1147 Bardstown Rd., 451-0447,
www.lillyslapeche.com, $$$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Lynn’s Paradise Café, 953 Barret Ave., 583-3447, www.lynnsparadisecafe.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Nio’s at 917, 917 Baxter Ave., 456-7080, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Winston’s Restaurant, 3101 Bardstown Rd., 456-0980, www.sullivan.edu, $$$$, Beer,
Wine, Full Bar.

DELI/SANDWICHES
Deli @ Douglass Loop, 2216 Dundee Rd.,
413-5140, www.delidouglassloop.com, $, Beer.
Morris Deli & Catering, 2228 Taylorsville Rd., 458-1668, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Stevens & Stevens, 1114 Bardstown Rd.
(inside Ditto’s), 584-3354, $.

DESSERTS/BAKERY/ICE CREAM
The Bakery, 3100 Bardstown Rd., 452-1210, $.
Breadworks, 2204 Dundee Rd., 452-1510, $.
ceFiore, 1500 Bardstown Rd., 458-8679,
www.cefiore.com, $.
CoCo’s Chocolate Café, 1759 Bardstown Rd., 454-9810, $.
Cold Stone Creamery, 976 Baxter Ave.,
499-7750, www.coldstonecreamery.com, $.
Desserts By Helen, 2210 Bardstown Rd.,
451-7151, www.dessertsbyhelen.com, $, Wine.
Graeter’s, 2204 Bardstown Rd., 451-0044,
www.graeters.com, $.
Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen,
2525 Bardstown Rd., 459-8184, $.

DINER
Café 360, 1582 Bardstown Rd., 473-8694, $,
Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Karma Café, 1126 Bardstown Rd., 587-0062, $.
Twig and Leaf, 2122 Bardstown Rd., 451-8944, $.

FRENCH
Le Relais, 2817 Taylorsville Rd., 451-9020, $$$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

GREEK/MEDITERRANEAN
Marrakech, 1001 Bardstown Rd., 454-4407, $.
Omar’s Gyro, 969 1/2 Baxter Ave., 454-4888, $.
Pita Delites, 1616 Grinstead Dr., 569-1122, $.

HEALTH CONSCIOUS/VEGETARIAN
Amazing Grace Whole Foods Deli,
1133 Bardstown Rd., 485-1122,
www.amazinggracewholefoods.com, $.

INDIAN
Bombay International, 1591 Bardstown Rd., 473-2077, $, Beer.
Kashmir Indian Restaurant, 1285 Bardstown Rd., 473-8765, $$, Beer, Wine.

INTERNATIONAL
Palermo Viejo, 1359 Bardstown Rd., 456-6461, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Ramsi’s Café on the World, 1293 Bardstown Rd., 451-0700, www.ramsiscafe.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

IRISH
Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 933 Baxter Ave., 473-1222, www.mollymalonesirishpub.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
O’Shea’s Traditional Irish Pub, 956 Baxter Ave., 589-7373, www.oshealouisville.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
ITALIAN

La Gallo Rosso Bistro, 1325 Bardstown Rd., 473-0015, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar. This Italian hotspot keeps its menu short, which seems wise: When you’ve got a small restaurant with a tiny kitchen, it’s smart to focus on a good, short selection of dishes and do them well. Entrees include gorgonzola fettuccine with mushrooms, lasagna and al dente spaghetti with stuffed meatballs. (Reviewed 5/23/07; Rating: 88)

Lentini’s, 1543 Bardstown Rd., 459-3020, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar. The new owners of this re-opened Highlands landmark have transformed the place with well-made, authentic Italian fare and simple physical alterations. Along with familiar antipasti, you’ll find exotica like polipo con ananas, sautéed octopus with a side of pineapple. (Reviewed: 1/17/07; Rating: 85)

JAPANESE
Sapporo Japanese Grill and Sushi,
1706 Bardstown Rd., 479-5550,
www.sapporojapanese.com, $$$.

LATIN
Seviche, 1538 Bardstown Rd., 473-8560, $$$,
Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN/TEX MEX

Ballyhoo Baja Grill, 1702 Bardstown Rd., 452-2559, $, Beer. The newest spot in the Highlands to offer “fresh” Mexican fare, including amazing, must-try fish tacos. Smiling grill cooks fashion your taco or burrito to order, using your choice of flour or corn tortilla and a cafeteria choice of toppings. (Reviewed 4/11/07; Rating: 86)
Sol Aztecas, 2427 Bardstown Rd., 459-7776, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

PIZZA
Bearno’s, 1318 Bardstown Rd., 456-4556, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Bearno’s, 6101 Bardstown Rd., 231-2222, $$, Beer.
Bearno’s, 2900 Taylorsville Rd., 458-8605, $$, Beer.
Fat Jimmy’s, 2208 Bardstown Rd., 479-1040, www.fatjimmypizza.com, $, Beer.

Original Impellizzeri’s, 1381 Bardstown Rd., 454-2711, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar. The return of Impellizzeri’s lives up the excitement, and Benny Impellizzeri hasn’t forgotten anything with a menu of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pasta, calzones and piled-high Louisville pie. Expect a noisy crowd and long waits, but it’s definitely worth it. (Reviewed 8/22/07; Rating: N/A)
Spinelli’s Pizzeria, 614 Baxter Ave., 568-5665,
$$, Beer.
Tony Boombozz, 1448 Bardstown Rd., 458-8889, www.tonyboombozz.com, $$.
Wick’s Pizza, 975 Baxter Ave., 458-1828,
www.wickspizza.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Za’s Pizza Pub, 1573 Bardstown Rd., 454-4544,
$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

PUB/SPORTS BAR
The Back Door, 1250 Bardstown Rd. (Mid City Mall), 451-0659, www.backdoor.us, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Bambi Bar, 2701 Bardstown Rd., 456-9635, $, Beer, Full Bar.
Big Dave’s Outpost, 1801 Bardstown Rd., 459-9142, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Buffalo Wild Wings, 1055 Bardstown Rd., 454-3635, www.buffalowildwings.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Cahoots, 1047 Bardstown Rd., 454-6687, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Cumberland Brews, 1576 Bardstown Rd., 458-8727, $, Beer, Wine.
Dundee Tavern, 2224 Dundee Rd., 458-6637, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Flanagan’s Ale House, 934 Baxter Ave., 585-3700, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Kern’s Korner, 2600 Bardstown Rd., 456-9726, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.  
NV Tavern, 1202 Bardstown Rd., 452-6101, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Phoenix Hill Tavern, 644 Baxter Ave., 589-4957, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.  
Shenanigans Irish Grill, 1611 Norris Place, 454-3919, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

SEAFOOD
Fish House, 1310 Winter Ave., 568-2993, $, Beer.
JoJo’s Old Time Seafood and Chili, 2902 Bardstown Rd., 451-7100, $.
Mazzoni’s Oyster Café, 2804 Taylorsville Rd., 451-4436, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

SPANISH
De La Torre’s, 1606 Bardstown Rd., 456-4955, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
La Bodega, 1604 Bardstown Rd., 456-4955, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

THAI
Thai Siam, Gardiner Lane Shopping Center, 458-6871, $$, Beer, Wine.

VIETNAMESE
Café Mimosa, 1216 Bardstown Rd., 458-2233,
$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Lemongrass Café, 1019 Bardstown Rd., 238-3981, $.


JEFFERSONTOWN

ASIAN
Kimis Asian Bistro, 1915 Blankenbaker Pkwy., 236-1915, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

BARBECUE
Brandon’s Barbecue, 10301 Taylorsville Rd., 261-0650, $.

CHINESE
China King, 3830 Ruckriegel Pkwy., 240-0500, $.
Jade Garden Buffet, 1971 Brownsboro Rd., 893-0822, $.
King Buffet, 1801 Priority Way, 266-8886, $, Beer, Wine.
New China, 231 Blankenbaker Pkwy., 254-9299, $.
Shah’s Mongolian Grill, 9148 Taylorsville Rd., 493-0234, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

DELI/SANDWICHES
Backyard Burger, 1800 Priority Way, 240-9945, www.backyardburgers.com, $.
Jersey Mike’s Subs & Salads, 9156 Taylorsville Rd., 499-9830, www.jerseymikes.com, $.

HOMESTYLE
Dinner is Done, 3830 Ruckriegel Pkwy., 267-8686, $.

ITALIAN
Ferd Grisanti’s, 10212 Taylorsville Rd., 267-0050, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

JAPANESE
Shogun Japanese Steakhouse, 9026 Taylorsville Rd., 499-5700, $$$, Beer, Wine.
MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN/TEX MEX
El Caporal, 1901 Blankenbaker Pkwy., 266-9605,
$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Los Aztecas, 9606 Taylorsville Rd., 297-8003,
www.losaztecas.net, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
El Nopal, 12600 Taylorsville Rd., 240-6022, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
El Nopal, 10500 Watterson Tr., 266-5956, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
El Toro Restaurante Mexicano Cantina,
1810 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 491-7272, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Tumbleweed, 8609 Citadel Way, 493-0905, www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

PIZZA
Bearno’s Little Sicily, 10117 Taylorsville Rd., 267-2549, $$, Beer.
Big Willie’s Pizza Pub, 10301 Taylorsville Rd., 261-0650, $.
Hero’s New York Pizza Pub, 10509 Watterson Tr., 261-9339, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Louisville Pizza Company, 3910 Ruckriegel Pkwy., 267-1188, www.chubbyrays.com, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Old Chicago Pasta and Pizza, 9010 Taylorsville Rd., 301 7700, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

PUB/SPORTS BAR
Blue Mule Sports Café, 10301 Taylorsville Rd., 240-0051, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Buffalo Wild Wings, 9134 Taylorsville Rd., 499-2356, www.buffalowildwings.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Chatter’s Bar & Grill, 2745 S. Hurstborne Pkwy., 961-9700, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Gaslight Inn Restaurant & Tap, 10317 Watterson Tr., 266-7112, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Gaslight Tavern, 9119 Galene Dr., 267-1945,
$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Maggie’s Sports Bar & Grille, 10300 Taylorsville Rd., 267-9604, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Sports Page Grill, 3701 Hopewell Rd., 263-7130,
$, Beer, Full Bar.

SEAFOOD
Passtime Fish House, 10801 Locust Rd., 267-4633, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

STEAKHOUSE
Longhorn Steakhouse, 2535 Hurstbourne Gem Ln., 671-5350, www.longhornsteakhouse.com, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

THAI
Sala Thai, 9114 Taylorsville Rd., 493-3944, $$,
Beer, Wine.

OKOLONA/HIGHVIEW/LYNNVIEW
BARBECUE
Bootleg Barbecue, 7508 Preston Hwy., 968-5657, $, Beer.
Ole Hickory Pit Bar BBQ, 6106 Old Shepherdsville Rd., 968-0585, $, Beer.

CAJUN
Cajun Kitchen, 4645 Outer Loop, 964-5200, $.

CASUAL DINING
Buckhead Mountain Grill, 4112 Outer Loop, 966-5555, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Poy’s, 4041 Preston Hwy., 363-2266, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Roosters, 7405 Preston Hwy., $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
CHICKEN
Indi’s, 3353 Fern Valley Rd., 969-7993, $, Beer.
Indi’s, 4901 Poplar Level Rd., 964-5749, $.

CHINESE
China Garden, 7309 Preston Hwy., 968-4672, $, Beer, Wine.
Golden Buddha, 8000 Preston Hwy., 968-7700, $.
Golden Palace Buffet, 161 Outer Loop, 368-2868, $.
Golden Wall, 3111 Fern Valley Rd., 968-9717,
$, Beer.
Royal Garden Buffet, 5717 Preston Hwy., 969-3788, $$, Beer.
Yummy, 8625 Preston Hwy., 968-7450, $,
Beer, Wine.

DELI/SANDWICHES
Sub Station II, 3101 Fern Valley Rd., 964-1075, $.

KOREAN
Koreana II, 5009 Preston Hwy., 968-9686, $$, Beer, Wine.

MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN/TEX MEX
El Caporal, 7319 Preston Hwy., 969-9693, $,
Beer, Full Bar.
El Nopal, 11336 Preston Hwy., 961-9851, $,
Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Ernesto’s, 7007 Preston Hwy., 962-5380, $,
Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
La Monarca, 6501 Shepherdsville Rd.,
969-7938, $.
La Tapatia Restaurant, 8106 Preston Hwy., 961-9153, $, Beer.
Rosticeria Luna, 5213b Preston Hwy., 962-8898, $.
Tacqueria La Mexicana, 6201 Preston Hwy., 969-4449, $.
Tumbleweed, 4255 Outer Loop, 966-0307,
www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Beer,
Wine, Full Bar.
Tumbleweed, 4801 Outer Loop (Jefferson Mall), 810-6553, www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$.

PIZZA
American Pizza Pie, 6712 Shepherdsville Rd., 962-8966, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Bearno’s Little Sicily, 8019 Preston Hwy., 968-6060, $$, Beer.
Mr. Gatti’s, 4200 Outer Loop, 964-0920,
www.mrgattis.com, $$.

PUB/SPORTS BAR
Hooters, 7701 Preston Hwy., 968-1606,
www.hooters.com, $, Beer.
Bulldog Café, 10619 Manslick Rd., 380-0600,
$, Beer.
JP’s Pub & Grub, 5610 Outer Loop, 966-823,
$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Stooges Bar and Grill, 7123 Grade Ln., 363-9803, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

SEAFOOD
Fishery Station, 5627 Outer Loop, 968-8363,
$, Beer.

STEAKHOUSE
Texas Roadhouse, 3322 Outer Loop, 962-7600, www.texasroadhouse.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

THAI
Thai Smile 5, 5800 Preston Hwy., 961-9018, $.
OLD LOUISVILLE
CAFÉ/COFFEEHOUSE
Old Louisville Coffee House, 1489 S. Fourth St., 635-6660, $.

CAJUN/CREOLE
J. Gumbo’s, 3115 S. Second St., 363-8888,
www.jgumbos.com, $, Beer.

CASUAL DINING
Carly Rae’s, 103 W. Oak St., 379-4320, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Hippo Wings, 502 E. Warnock St., 634-4477,
www.hippowings.com, $.
Masterson’s, 1830 S. Third St., 636-2511,
www.mastersons.com, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Third Avenue Café, 1164 S. Third St., 585-2233, www.thirdavecafe.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Wing Zone, 905 Hess Ln., 636-2445,
www.wingzone.com, $.

CHINESE
A Taste of China, 1167 S. Fourth St., 585-5582, $.

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN
610 Magnolia, 610 W. Magnolia St., 636-0783, www.610magnolia.com, $$$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar. Chef Edward Lee’s recent Palindrome masterpiece, featuring eight courses with ingredients in entrees repeating themselves in desserts, cemented its status as Louisville’s best restaurant. These special dinners are worth the price tag; sign up on the e-mail list to catch them. (Reviewed 8/1/07; Rating: 99)
Buck’s, 425 W. Ormsby St., 587-2433, www.bucksrestaurantandbar.com, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Café Bristol at the Speed Museum, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2723, $.

DELI/SANDWICHES
Ermin’s Bakery and Café, 1201 S. First St., 635-6960, $.
Ollie’s Trolley, 978 S. Third St., 583-5214, $.

DINERS
Dizzy Whiz Drive-In, 217 W. St. Catherine St., 583-3828, $.

HOMESTYLE
Juanita’s Burger Boy, 1450 S. Brook St., 635-7410, $.

INTERNATIONAL
Djuli (Bosnian), 5312 S. Third St., 368-5199, $.

ITALIAN
Amici, 316 Ormsby Ave., 637-3167, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

MEDITERRANEAN
Jerusalem Café, 1907 S. Fourth St., 635-6767, $.

MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN/TEX MEX
La Tapatia Restaurant, 3022 S. Third St., 638-0300, $, Beer.
Santa Fe Grill, 3000 S. Third St., 634-3722, $.

PIZZA
Windy City Pizzeria, 2622 S. Fourth St., 636-3708, www.myqueeniespizza.com, $, Beer.
PUB/SPORTS BAR
Granville Inn, 1601 S. Third St., 637-9128, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Magnolia Bar and Grill, 1398 S. Second St., 637-9052, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
The Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., 636-1311,
$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

SEAFOOD
Hill Street Fish Fry, 111 E. Hill St., 636-3474, $.

PORTLAND/WEST END
BARBEQUE
Marcus’ Ribs by the Slab, 701 Algonquin Pkwy., 637-5333, $.
Rite Way Bar-B-Cue House, 1548 S. Catherine St., 584-9385, $. This West End barbecue joint has been a neighborhood landmark since the Johnson family founded it just after WWII. The tender ribs are some of the best in town, and the sauce is like no other — thin, spicy and tangy, with a distinct vinegar edge. (Reviewed 5/30/07; Rating: N/A)

CAFÉ/COFFEEHOUSE
Expressions of You, 1800 W. Muhammad Ali, 584-6886, $.

CAFETERIA
Jay’s Cafeteria, 1812 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., 583-2534, $.

CASUAL DINING
Toll Bridge Inn, 3300 Northwestern Pkwy., 776-5505, $.

CHICKEN
Indi’s, 3820 W. Market St., 778-5154, $.
King’s Fast Foods, 2101 W. Broadway, 772-7138, $, Beer.
King’s Fried Chicken, 1302 Dixie Hwy., 776-3013, $.

CHINESE
Chopsticks House, 2112 W. Broadway, 772-3231, $.
Crystal Chinese, 3901 W. Market St., 776-9702, $.
Happy Dragon, 2600 W. Broadway, 778-2573, $.

HOMESTYLE
Big Mama’s Soul Kitchen, 4532 W. Broadway, 772-9580, $.

PIZZA
Annie’s Pizza, 2520 Portland Ave., 776-6400, $.
Fresco Southwest Grill & Pizza, 2047 Lytle St., 776-6077, $. This Portland pitstop offers you a pick of Mexican or Italian dishes — or, if you like, a little of both — in a sparkling, inviting space that looks a bit like a fast-food franchise. Mexican fare includes the standard tacos, burritos and such, while the Italian menu features pizza, spaghetti, Italian sausage sandwich, chicken parmesan sandwich and Italian fries. (Reviewed 11/08/06; Rating: N/A)

PROSPECT
BARBECUE
Vince Staten’s Old Time Barbeque, 13306 Hwy. 42, 228-7427, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

CAFÉ/COFFEEHOUSE
Java Brewing Company, 9561 Hwy. 42, 292-2710, www.javabrewingco.com, $.
CASUAL DINING
The Bristol Bar & Grille, 6051 Timber Ridge Dr., 292-2585, www.bristolbarandgrille.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Chick Inn, 6325 Upper River Rd., 228-3646, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Eva Mae’s Creekside, 6313 Upper River Rd., 228-2882, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Heather’s on the River, 1900 Victory Ln., 228-4359, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
J. Harrod’s, 7507 Upper River Rd., 228-4555, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Karem’s Grill & Pub, 9424 Norton Commons Blvd., 327-5646, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

CHINESE
Panda Chinese Restaurant, 9543 Hwy. 42, 228-6400, $.

JAPANESE/STEAKHOUSE
Shogun Japanese Steakhouse, 4110 Hampton Lake Way, 394-0123, $$$, Beer, Wine.

MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN/TEX MEX
Los Aztecas, 9207 Hwy. 42, 228-2450,
www.losaztecas.net, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

PIZZA
Bearno’s Pizza, 9207 W. Highway 42, 228-9388,
$$, Beer, Wine.

SEAFOOD
Prospect Fish Market & Restaurant, 9521 U.S. Highway 42, 228-6962, $.

SHIVELY/PRP/VALLEY
BARBECUE
Bake’s Barbecue, 5427 Valley Station Rd., 935-0999, $.
Clark Boy Bar-B-Q, 6728 Johnsontown Rd., 933-5577, $.
FireFresh Bar-B-Q, 8610 Dixie Hwy., 995-7585, www.firefreshbbq.com, $, Beer.
Mark’s Feed Store, 10316 Dixie Hwy., 933-7707, www.marksfeedstore.com, $, Beer, Wine.

CAJUN/CREOLE
J. Gumbo’s, 6661 Dixie Hwy., 995-8805,
www.jgumbos.com, $, Beer.

CASUAL DINING
A&W Restaurant, 14126 Dixie Hwy. 937-3722, $.

CHINESE
China Castle, 7420 Third Street Rd., 367-4272, $.
Chinese Express, 3228 Crums Ln., 448-1360, $.
Chong Garden, 10341 Dixie Hwy., 935-1628, $.
Eastern House, 5372 Dixie Hwy., 568-2688, $, Beer.
First Wok, 3967 Seventh St. Rd., 448-0588, $.

DESSERTS/BAKERY/ICE CREAM
Pie Pantry, 9208 Dixie Hwy., 384-0743, $.
Valley Dairy Freeze, 10300 Deering Dr.,
933-3429, $.

HOMESTYLE
Carolyn’s Restaurant, 3822 Cane Run Rd., 776-9519, $.
Fork in the Road Restaurant, 4951 Cane Run Rd., 448-3903, $.
Frontier Diner, 7299 Dixie Hwy., 271-3663, $.
Hazelwood Restaurant, 4106 Taylor Blvd., 361-9104, $.
Hometown Buffet, 6641 Dixie Hwy., 995-3320, www.hometownbuffet.com, $.
Jessie’s Family Restaurant, 9609 Dixie Hwy., 937-6332, $.
Longino’s, 1506 Berry Blvd., 361-9153, $.
Mr. Lou’s Country Cottage Restaurant,
5408 Valley Station Rd., 933-0806, $.
O’Dolly’s, 7800 Old 3rd St. Rd., 375-1690, $,
Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Sue’s Touch of Country, 2605 Rockford Ln., 449-4086, $.

ITALIAN
Savino’s Italian Food, 8533 Terry Rd.,
933-1080, $.

MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN/
TEX MEX
El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant, 9070 Dixie Hwy., 995-8722, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Jalapeno’s Cantina, 4430 Dixie Hwy., 448-5678, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Mexico Tipico, 6517 Dixie Hwy., 933-9523,
$$, Beer, Wine.

Taco Tico, 5925 Terry Rd., 449-9888, $.
The taco shop triumphantly returns to Louisville with an affordable variety of Mexican menu mainstays and a friendly, welcoming attitude. 84-cent tacos are served with juicy, finely minced meat and fresh ingredients, available with four kinds of salsa. Look for more Louisville properties soon. (Reviewed 7/18/07; Rating: N/A)
Tequila Mexican Restaurant, 7803 Old Third St. Rd., 368-3591, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Tumbleweed, 9701 Dixie Hwy., 937-9951,
www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Tumbleweed, 5109 Dixie Hwy., 448-0025,
www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Beer,
Wine, Full Bar.

PIZZA
Annie’s Pizza, 4007 Cane Run Rd., 449-4444, $.
Bearno’s Little Sicily, 7895 Dixie Hwy., 937-1234, $$, Beer.
Cici’s Pizza, 5225 Dixie Hwy., 448-8895,
www.cicispizza.com, $.
Hometown Pizza, 8842 Dixie Hwy., 935-3555,
$$, Beer.
Mr. Gatti’s, 8594 Dixie Hwy., 935-0100,
www.mrgattis.com, $$.
Wick’s Pizza, 10966 Dixie Hwy., 995-4333,
www.wickspizza.com, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

PUB/SPORTS BAR
Benchwarmer’s, 7325 St. Andrews Church Rd., 368-1148, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Bentley’s Sports Bar & Grille, 2800 Crums Ln., 778-8886, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Brewskee’s Tavern, 5507 Valley Station Rd., 933-0361, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Buffalo Wild Wings, 6801 Dixie Hwy., 935-1997, www.buffalowildwings.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Hooters, 4948 Dixie Hwy., 449-4194,
www.hooters.com, $, Beer.
Jokers Bar and Grill, 7323 St. Andrews Church Rd., 363-5662, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

SEAFOOD
Mike Linnig’s, 9308 Cane Run Rd., 937-1235,
$, Beer.

STEAKHOUSE
Logan’s Roadhouse, 5229 Dixie Hwy., 448-0577, www.logansroadhouse.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Texas Roadhouse, 4406 Dixie Hwy., 448-0705, www.texasroadhouse.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
SOUTH END
BARBECUE
Jimbo’s Bar-B-Que, 801 W. Kenwood Dr.,
375-1888, $, Beer.
Rubbie’s Bar-B-Que, 6905 Southside Dr.,
367-0007, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

CAFÉ/COFFEEHOUSE
Coco’s Bakery, 6915 Southside Dr., 368-9280, $.
Sister Bean’s, 4956 Manslick Rd., 364-0082, $.

CHICKEN
Indi’s, 5009 S. Third St., 363-2535, $.

CHINESE
Golden Star Chinese Restaurant, 3458 Taylor Blvd., 368-1833, $.
Hong Kong Fast Food, 5312 S. Third St.,
367-8828, $.

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN
Cardinal Hall of Fame Café, 2745 Crittenden Dr., 635-8686, www.cardinalhalloffamecafe.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Derby Café, 704 Central Ave. (KY Derby Museum), 634-8858, www.derbycafe.com, $, Beer, Wine,
Full Bar.
Woodford Reserve Bar and Grille, Louisville
International Airport, 363-2526, www.hmshost.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

HOMESTYLE
Wagner’s Pharmacy, 3133 S. Fourth St., 375-3800, $.

HOTEL DINING
Empire Grill and Bar, 978 Phillips Ln.
(Executive Inn), 367-2251, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Golden Targe Tea Room, 830 Phillips Ln.
(Executive West), 367-2251, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Great American Grill, 2735 Crittenden Dr.
(Hilton), 637-2424, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

INTERNATIONAL
Behar Café & Restaurant, 5600 National Turnpike, 368-5658, $.

Tuscany Italian Restaurant, 9 New Cut Rd., 363-0308, $$. This new South End Italian spot dramatically exceeded expectations for shopping-center dining. The chef, a native of Mexico, has lived and cooked in Italy, and it shows. (Reviewed 10/10/07; Rating: N/A)

MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN/TEX MEX
El Nopal, 4214 Outer Lp., 968-2566, $, Beer,
Wine, Full Bar.
El Nopal, 5444 New Cut Rd., 380-8447, $ Beer,
Wine, Full Bar.
El Tarasco, 5425 New Cut Rd., 368-5628, $,
Beer, Wine.

El Zarape, 4637 Dixie Hwy., 435-1366, $. The cash-only, family-operated El Zarape serves authentic, Puebla-style tacos with generous portions of meat, onion and cilantro. Larger platters include soup loaded with crab, mussels and fish and boneless chicken breast with a flavorful red-chile rub. (Reviewed 7/18/07; Rating: N/A)

PIZZA
Angilo’s Pizza, 1725 Berry Blvd., 368-1032, $.
Bearno’s, 7895 Dixie Hwy., 367-1199, $$, Beer.
Iroquois Pizza, 6614 Manslick Rd., 363-3211,
$$, Beer, Wine.
Mr. Gatti’s, 5600 S. Third St., 363-2211,
www.mrgattis.com, $$.

PUB/SPORTS BAR
Hoops Grill and Sports Bar, 6733 Strawberry Ln., 375-4667, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Juanita’s Place, 3294 Taylor Blvd., 361-1638,
$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Spectator’s Bar and Grill, 5530 New Cut Rd., 368-7650, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill, 2787 S. Floyd St., 637-5241, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

SEAFOOD
Moby Dick, 8702 National Turnpike, 363-9800, $.

VIETNAMESE
Annie Café, 308 W. Woodlawn Ave., 363-4847,
$, Beer.

Pho Binh Minh, 6709 Strawberry Ln., 375-9249, $$, Beer. The city’s latest Vietnamese entry features a menu that lists about 40 authentic dishes, divided into appetizers, sandwiches (Bahn Mi) and four main-dish categories: Pho (soup); Hu and Mi (stews); Bun (noodle) and Com (rice). The fare is friendly, filling and not too expensive. (Reviewed 12/20/06; Rating: 85)
Vietnam Kitchen, 5339 Mitscher Ave., 363-5154, $, Beer.

ST. MATTHEWS
ASIAN
Yang Kee Noodle, 7900 Shelbyville Rd. (Oxmoor Center), 426-0800, www.yankeenoodle.com,
$, Beer, Wine.

CAFÉ/COFFEEHOUSE
Angie’s Café, 4010 DuPont Circle, 895-7064, $.
Bloom’s Café, 307 Wallace Ave., 896-8008, $.
Cheddar Box Café, 3909 Chenoweth Sq., 893-2324, $.  
Heine Brothers Coffee, 119 Chenoweth Ln., 893-5103, www.heinebroscoffee.com, $.
Honeybaked Café, 4600 Shelbyville Rd., 895-6001, $.
Kayrouz Café, 127 Wiltshire Ave., 896-2630,
$, Beer, Wine.
Meridian Café, 112 Meridian Ave., 897-9703,
$, Beer.

CASUAL DINING

Café Lou Lou, 106 Sears Ave., 893-7776, www.cafeloulou.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar. After leaving Clifton for St. Matthews, it’s nice to know that nothing got lost in the move. The popular eatery still serves up lavish Mediterranean-Italian-New Orleans portions, a festive atmosphere and striking art pieces. (Reviewed 8/8/07; Rating: 86)
The Cheesecake Factory, 5000 Shelbyville Rd. (Mall St. Matthews), 897-3933, www.thecheesecakefactory.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Fox and Hound, 302 Bullitt Ln. (Oxmoor Center), 394-7620, www.tentcorp.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Frank N Stein, 7900 Shelbyville Rd. (Oxmoor Center), 425-5756, $.
J. Alexander’s Restaurant, 102 Oxmoor Ct., 339-2206, www.jalexanders.com, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Lonnie’s Best Taste of Chicago, 121 St. Matthews Ave., 895-2380, $.
W.W. Cousins, 900 Dupont Rd., 897-9684, $, Beer.
Wild Eggs, 3985 Dutchmans Ln., 893-8005, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
CHINESE
China 1, 123 Breckenridge Ln., 897-6511, $.
House of Dragon, 126 Breckenridge Ln.,
893-7994, $$.
I Ching Asian Café, 4600 Shelbyville Rd., 893-7171, $.
King Wok, 291 N. Hubbards Ln., 899-7188, $.
Manchu Wok, 7900 Shelbyville Rd.
(Oxmoor Center), 429-8207, $.
Oriental House, 4302 Shelbyville Rd., 897-1017, $.

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN
60 West, 3939 Shelbyville Rd., 719-9717, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
211 Clover Lane, 211 Clover Ln., 896-9570, www.211cloverln.com, $$$$, Beer, Wine.
Anytime’s (Ramada Inn), 1041 Zorn Ave., 897-5101, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Azalea, 3612 Brownsboro Rd., 895-5493, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Equus/Jack’s Lounge, 122 Sears Ave., 897-9026, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Napa River Grill, 3938 Dupont Circle, 893-0141, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Rick’s Ferrari Grill, 3930 Chenoweth Sq., 893-0106, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
The Patron, 3400 Frankfort Ave., 896-1661,
www.thepatron.org, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Tologono, 3702 Lexington Rd., 899-2005,
www.tologono.com, $$.

CUBAN
Havana Rumba, 4115 Oechsli Ave., 897-1959,
$$, Beer, Wine.

DELI/SANDWICHES
Andrew’s Café, 4010 Dupont Circle, 895-7064, $.
Café J, 3600 Dutchmans Ln. (Jewish Community Center), 459-0660, www.jccoflouisville.org, $.
Danish Express, 102 1/2 Cannons Ln.,
895-2863, $.
Feed Bag, 133 Breckenridge Ln., 896-1899, $.
Jimmy John’s Sub Shop, 3901 Dutchmans Ln., 894-9393, $.
Jimmy John’s Sub Shop, 4000 Shelbyville Rd., 894-3331, $.
Karem’s Deli, 314 Wallace Ave., 895-0084, $.
Lotsa Pasta, 3717 Lexington Rd., 896-6361, $.
Panera Bread Co., 5000 Shelbyville Rd., 899-9992, www.panerabread.com, $.
Panera Bread Co., 6221 Dutchmans Ln., 895-9991, www.panerabread.com, $.
Paul’s Fruit Market, 3905 Chenoweth Square, 896-8918, www.paulsfruit.com, $.
Plehn’s Bakery, 3940 Shelbyville Rd., 896-4438, $.
Spring Valley Deli, 6400 Dutchmans Ln., 896-9250, $.
Shady Lane Café, 4806 Brownsboro Rd., 893-5118, $.
Wall Street Deli, 3920 Dutchmans Ln., 894-0889, www.wallstreetdeli.com, $.

DESSERTS/BAKERY/
ICE CREAM
Graeter’s, 140 Breckenridge Ln., 896-9952,
www.graeters.com, $.
Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen,
3737 Lexington Rd., 893-3393, $.
Starlight Frozen Custard, 4169 Shelbyville Rd., 893-7827, $.

HEALTH CONSCIOUS/VEGETARIAN
Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods, 3738 Lexington Rd., 896-0189, www.rainbowblossom.com, $.
Whole Foods Market, 4944 Shelbyville Road, 899-5545, $, Beer.

JAPANESE
Sakura Blue, 4600 Shelbyville Rd., 897-3600, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN/
TEX MEX
Bazo’s Fresh Mexican Grill, 323 Wallace Ave., 899-9600, $, Beer.
El Tarasco, 110 Fairfax Ave., 895-8010, $, Beer,
Wine, Full Bar.
Ernesto’s, 6201 Dutchmans Ln., 893-9297, $,
Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Moe’s Southwest Grill, 1001 Breckenridge Ln., 893-6637, www.moes.com, $, Beer.
Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina, 285 N. Hubbards Ln., 897-5323, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Tumbleweed, 5000 Shelbyville Rd.
(Mall St. Matthews), 893-3100,
www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $.
Tumbleweed, 7900 Shelbyville Rd. (Oxmoor Center), 339-8411, www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $,
Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Tumbleweed, 380 Brenton Way, 955-5747, www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

MIDDLE EASTERN

Sahara Café, 3701 Lexington Rd., 895-1338, $. This small new Middle Eastern eatery in St. Matthews is coupled with A Small World gift shop. The fare is right up there with such other local Persian stars as Saffron’s and Shiraz. (Reviewed 10/3/07; Rating: N/A)

PIZZA
California Pizza Kitchen, 7900 Shelbyville Rd. (Oxmoor Center), 425-5125, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Pizza by the Guy, 8109 Lagrange Rd., 426-4044, $.
Puccini’s Smiling Teeth, 4600 Shelbyville Rd., 721-0170, $$.
Saints Pizza and Pub, 131 Breckenridge Ln., 891-8883, www.saintspizza.com, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Tony Boombozz, 3334 Frankfort Ave., 896-9090, www.tonyboombozz.com, $$.

PUB/SPORTS BAR
Bluegrass Brewing Company, 3929 Shelbyville Rd., 899-7070, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Brendan’s, 3921 Shelbyville Rd., 895-1212, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Buffalo Wild Wings, 3900 Shelbyville Rd., 899-7732, www.buffalowildwings.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Diamond Pub and Billiards, 3814 Frankfort Ave., 895-7513, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Gerstle’s Place, 3801 Frankfort Ave., 899-3609, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Hooters, 4120 Dutchmans Ln., 895-7100,
www.hooters.com, $, Beer.
Jim Porter’s Good Time Emporium, 2345 Lexington Rd., 452-9531, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
ZaZoo’s Bar and Grill, 102 Bauer Ave., 894-8030, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

SEAFOOD
Carolina Shrimp and Seafood, 3922 Westport Rd., 894-8947, www.carolinashrimp.com, $, Beer, Wine.
Fishery, 3624 Lexington Rd., 895-1188, $, Beer.
Seafood Connection, 3922 Chenoweth Square, 899-5655, $$.
Stan’s Fish Sandwich, 3723 Lexington Rd., 896-6600, $, Beer.
STEAKHOUSE
Del Frisco’s, 4107 Oechsli Ave., $$$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Logan’s Roadhouse, 5055 Shelbyville Rd., 893-3884, www.logansroadhouse.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, 6100 Dutchmans Ln., 479-0026, www.ruthschris.com, $$$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Texas Roadhouse, 6460 Dutchmans Ln., 897-5005, www.texasroadhouse.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

THAI
Simply Thai, 318 Wallace Ave., 899-9670, $.

VIETNAMESE
Lemongrass Café, 106 Fairfax Ave., 893-7757, $.

INDIANA
CHARLESTOWN

PIZZA

Charlestown Pizza Co., 850 Main St., Charlestown, (812) 256-2699, $$, Beer, Wine. Building a strong word-of-mouth reputation, this Southern Indiana restaurant and pub is run by folks who learned their pizza and beer at New Albanian Brewing Company. The beer selection is exceptional, and the Italian-inspired dishes are reasonably priced. (Reviewed 10/10/07; Rating: N/A)

CLARKSVILLE
BARBECUE
Famous Dave’s, 1360 Veterans Pkwy., (812) 282-3283, www.famousdaves.com, $$, Beer,
Wine, Full Bar.
Mark’s Feed Store, 513 Lewis & Clark Pkwy., (812) 285-1998, www.marksfeedstore.com, $, Beer, Wine.
Jersey’s Café, 1515 Lynch Ln., (812) 288-2100,
$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

BUFFET
Hometown Buffet, 757 Lewis & Clark Pkwy.,
(812) 995-3320, www.hometownbuffet.com, $.

CAFÉ/COFFEEHOUSE
Buffalo Madison Coffee House, 701 Eastern Blvd., (812) 218-8559, $.
Honeybaked Café, 757 Lewis & Clark Pkwy.,
(812) 284-1799, $.

CASUAL DINING
Cheddar’s Casual Café, 1385 Veterans Pkwy.,
(812) 280-9660, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

CHINESE
Asian Buffet, 1305 Veterans Pkwy.,
(812) 285-8888, $.
China Buffet, 706 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy.,
(812) 288-8989, $.
You-Carryout-A, 827 Eastern Blvd.,
(812) 282-8881, $.

DESSERTS/BAKERY/ICE CREAM
Widow’s Walk, 415 W. Riverside Dr.,
(812) 280-7564, $.
Williams Bakery, 1051 N. Clark Blvd.,
(812) 254-2867, $.
Zesto, 301 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy., (812) 280-8255, www.zestoitsgood.com, $.

ENTERTAINMENT
Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr.,
(812) 288-2632, www.derbydinner.com, $$$$,
Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
ITALIAN
Stratto’s, 318 W. Lewis and Clark Pkwy.,
(812) 945-3496, $$$, Beer, Wine.

JAPANESE
Kansai Japanese Steakhouse, 1370 Veterans Pkwy., (812) 218-9238, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN/
TEX MEX
Don Pablo’s Mexican Kitchen, 940 E. Lewis & Clark Pkwy., (812) 284-1071, www.donpablos.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
El Burrito de Oro, 1927 Greentree Blvd.,
(812) 285-8820, $, Beer.
El Caporal, 515 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy.,
(812) 282-7174, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
La Frontera, 754 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy.,
(812) 258-0074, $, Beer.
La Herradura, 615 Eastern Blvd.,
(812) 280-8650, $, Beer.
La Tapatia Diner, 827 Eastern Blvd.,
(812) 218-8030, $, Beer.
Ruben’s Mexican Restaurant, 1370 Veterans Pkwy., (812) 258-0417, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Señor Iguana’s, 1415 Broadway, (812) 280-8555,
$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

PIZZA
Chuck E. Cheese’s, 1100 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy., (812) 218-0808, $, Beer, Wine.

PUB/SPORTS BAR
Danny Boys, 1101 S. Clark Blvd., (812) 283-3566, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Hooters, 941 E. Lewis & Clark Pkwy., (812) 284-9464, www.hooters.com, $, Beer.
SEAFOOD
Islamorada Fish Company (Inside Bass Pro Shop), 951 E. Lewis & Clark Pkwy., (812) 218-5300, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Clarksville Seafood, 916 Eastern Blvd.,
(812) 283-8588, $.
Hungry Pelican, 564 Eastern Blvd., (812) 282-4673, $, Beer, Wine.
Skip Jack’s, 1418 Blackiston Mill Rd.,
(812) 282-7557, $.

STEAKHOUSE
Logan’s Roadhouse, 970 E. Lewis & Clark Pkwy., (812) 288-9789, www.logansroadhouse.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Texas Roadhouse, 757 E. Lewis & Clark Pkwy.,
(812) 280-1103, www.texasroadhouse.com, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

ELIZABETH/BRIDGEPORT
BUFFET
Villa Buffet, 11999 Avenue of the Emperors,
(888) 766-2648, www.caesars.com, $$.

CAFÉ/COFFEEHOUSE
Aroma Café, 11999 Avenue of the Emperors, (888) 766-2648, www.caesars.com, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Cleo’s Coffee and More, 11999 Avenue of the Emperors, (888) 766-2648, www.caesars.com, $, Beer.

CASUAL DINING
Nero’s Café, 11999 Avenue of the Emperors, (888) 766-2648, www.caesars.com, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Legends, 11999 Avenue of the Emperors, (888) 766-2648, www.caesars.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
DELI/SANDWICHES
All In Deli, 11999 Avenue of the Emperors,
(888) 766-2648, www.caesars.com, $.
HOTEL DINING
Portico, 11999 Avenue of the Emperors,
(888) 766-2648, www.caesars.com, $$$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

ITALIAN
Bistro Italiano, 11999 Avenue of the Emperors,
(888) 766-2648, www.caesars.com, $.


FLOYDS KNOBS

CAFÉ/COFFEEHOUSE
Bean Street Café, 101 Lafollette Station,
(812) 923-1404.
The Hobknobb Roasting Co., 3700 Paoli Pike,
(812) 923-1458, www.hobknobb.com, $.

CASUAL DINING
Juke Box Family Restaurant, 768 Highlander Point Dr., (812) 923-1435, $.

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN
Rockwall Bistro, 3526 Paoli Pike, (812) 948-1705, www.rockwallbistro.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

DESSERTS/BAKERY/ICE CREAM
Berry Twist, 3670 Scottsville Rd., (812) 923-8305, $.

MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN/
TEX MEX
Los Indios, 730 Highlander Point Dr., (812) 923-2929, www.losindiosmexmex.com, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
PIZZA
Arni’s Pizza, 3700 Paoli Pike, (812) 923-9805, $.
Pizza City, 4620 Williamsburg Station Rd., (812) 923-1450, www.pizzacity.biz, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

JEFFERSONVILLE
ASIAN
Asian BBQ & Cuisine, 1207 E. Market St.,
(812) 218-9858, $.

CAFÉ/COFFEEHOUSE
Adrienne & Co. Café and Bakery, 129 W. Court Ave., (812) 282-2665, $.
DBL Shotz, 1315 Spring St., (812) 282-7000, $.
Perkfection, 359 Spring St., (812) 218-0611, $.

CAFETERIA
Ann’s By The River, 149 Spring St.,
(812) 284-2667, $.

CASUAL DINING
A Nice Restaurant, 2784 Meijer Dr.,
(812) 280-9160, $.
Appleby’s Café and Catering, 201 Spring St., (812) 283-3663, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Buckhead Mountain Grill, 707 W. Riverside Dr., (812) 284-2919, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Jerry’s Restaurant, 1510 E. Tenth St.,
(812) 283-7968, $.
Shane’s Restaurant & Catering, 1004 Tenth St., (812) 218-9769, $.
Star Cruises, 501 W. Riverside Dr., (812) 589-7857, www.staroflouisville.com, $$$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
CHINESE
You-Carryout-A, 1551 E. Tenth St.,
(812) 288-8313, $.
China Town Buffet, 1716 E. Tenth St.,
(812) 218-9998, $.

DELI/SANDWICHES
Chicago Grill & Subs, 1626 Spring St.,
288-5988, $.
Lunch Today, 590 Missouri Ave. (Water Tower Square), (812) 282-1005, www.bajcatering.com, $.
Soup Line, 320 E. Court Ave., (812) 283-1007, $.

DESSERTS/BAKERY/ICE CREAM
Jeff’s Bakery, 334 E. Court Ave.,
(812) 283-3636, $.

HOMESTYLE
Waffle & Steak, 505 Indiana Ave.,
(812) 284-6555, $.

ITALIAN
Come Back Inn, 415 Spring St., (812) 285-1777,
$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Rocky’s Italian Grill, 715 W. Riverside Dr.,
(812) 282-3844, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Tubby’s, 3014 Middle Rd., (812) 288-8850, $.

JAPANESE
Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, 301 S. Indiana Ave., (812) 280-8500, www.kobesteakhouse.net, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN/TEX MEX
Puerto Vallarta, 125 Quartermaster Ct.,
(812) 288-2022, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Tumbleweed, 2784 Jefferson Centre,
(812) 282-9333, www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

PIZZA
Alexander’s Pizzeria, 1611 Charlestown-New Albany Rd., (812) 284-9000, $.
Bearno’s, 2784 Meijer Dr., (812) 282-3125, $$, Beer.
Pizza King, 1066 Kehoe Ln., (812) 282-8286.

PUB/SPORTS BAR
19th Green Grill and Pub, 1740 Williamsburg Dr., (812) 284-9088, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Bob’s Pub & Grub, 1005 W. Market St., Jeffersonville, (812) 283-8919, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Hooters, 700 W. Riverside Dr. (Ramada Inn),
(812) 218-9485, www.hooters.com, $, Beer.
Jimmy’s on the River, 100 W. Riverside Dr.,
(812) 282-2500, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
The Lighthouse, 202 Main St., (812) 283-0077,
$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Mick’s Lounge, 1448 Tenth St. (Gateway Plaza), (812) 283-8096, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Pitt Stop Pub & Grill, 1710 E. 10th St.,
(812) 284-5475, $, Beer and Wine.
Third Base Tavern, 134 Spring St., (812) 283-4947, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

SEAFOOD
Kingfish, 601 W. Riverside Dr., (812) 284-3474, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Moby Dick, 1700 E. Tenth St., (812) 282-6168, $.

STEAKHOUSE
Frank’s Steakhouse, 520 W. Seventh St.,
(812) 283-3383, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

THAI
Mai’s Thai Restaurant, 1411 E. 10th St.,
(812) 282-0198, $$, Beer.

NEW ALBANY
CAFÉ/COFFEEHOUSE
Coffee Crossing, 4212 Charlestown Rd.,
(812) 981-2633, www.coffeecrossing.com, $.

Treet’s Bakery Café, 133 E. Market St.,
(812) 945-5440, $. This cozy downtown eatery’s home-cooked lunches, baked treats and coffees make you feel as if you’re dining in Mayberry. Plus, its excellent breakfast buffet features just about everything you’d expect from your grandmother’s kitchen. (Reviewed 8/29/07; Rating: N/A)

CASUAL DINING
A Nice Restaurant, 3105 Blackiston Mill Rd.,
(812) 945-4321, $.

Connor’s Place, 207 E. Main St., (812) 944-0207, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar. A comfortable bar and grill in what locals still call the Maytag Building, Conner’s Place features mostly American menu essentials so you can kick back and relax over a pint. Lunch is served until 2 p.m., when a pub grub menu kicks in. (Reviewed 8/29/07; Rating: N/A)
Janie’s Café, 223 W. Fifth St., (812) 944-2400, $.
Kelsey’s Bar and Grill, 730 Rolling Creek Dr.,
(812) 949-1001, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Rock n Roll Ranch House, 2612 Charlestown Rd., (812) 944-9199, $.
Sam’s Food and Spirits, 3800 Payne Koehler Rd., (812) 945-9757, www.samstavern.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

Speakeasy, 225 State St., (812) 981-0981, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar. The Speakeasy was modeled after Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, and it’s already being hailed as a winning addition to local dining-and-music venues. The bistro-style fare and New Orleans-inspired menu aren’t quite yet at the same level as the excellent music, though. (Reviewed 8/29/07; Rating: N/A)

CAJUN

Joe’s OK Bayou, 4308 Charlestown Rd.,
(812) 948-2080, www.joesokbayou.com, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar. This newest location turns a bland shopping-center space into a replica of a Cajun-country saloon. The large menu includes a variety of appetizers (including fried gator tail and fresh flown-in Gulf oysters), salads, sandwiches and a bewildering variety of main dishes. (Reviewed: 2/14/07; Rating: 88)
    
CHICKEN
Wings to Go, 4324 Charlestown Rd.,
(812) 941-9464, $.

CHINESE
Asian Buffet, 3813 Charlestown Rd.,
(812) 945-1888, $, Beer
Golden China Buffet, 3300 Grant Line Rd.,
(812) 948-8877, $.
Hong Kong Chinese, 345 New Albany Plaza,
(812) 945-1818, $.

Onion Restaurant Tea House, 4211 Charlestown Rd., (812) 981-0188, $$, Beer, Wine. Part of the New Albany restaurant renaissance, this eatery is the perfect place for diverse tastes. Multiple menus offer fresh, flavorful entrees of Japanese, Chinese and American cuisine with no hibachi tables or knife-juggling chefs in sight. (Reviewed 7/25/07; Rating: N/A)
Oriental Star, 2602 Charlestown Rd.,
(812) 948-8895, $.
You-Carryout-A, 3308 Plaza Dr., (812) 944-9866, $.

DELI/SANDWICHES
Great Harvest Bread, 4214 Charlestown Rd.,
(812) 945-4422, $.

DESSERTS/BAKERY/ICE CREAM
Graeter’s, 4310 Charlestown Rd., (812) 949-6263, www.graeters.com, $.
Ermin’s French Bakery and Café,
2736 Charlestown Rd., (812) 941-8674, $.
Mom and Pop’s Cone Corner, 1817 Graybrook Ln., (812) 945-6711, $.
Smoothie King, 4212 Charlestown Rd.,
(812) 945-5464, $.
Zesto, 2740 Charlestown Rd., (812) 944-6845, $.

HEALTH CONSCIOUS/
VEGETARIAN
Creekside Outpost Health Food Store,
614 Hausfeldt Ln., (812) 948-9118,
www.creeksideoutpost.com, $.
Rainbow Blossom Health Food Store,
3003 Charlestown Crossing Way, (812) 941-0080, www.rainbowblossom.com, $.

HOMESTYLE
The Little Chef, 147 E. Market St.,
(812) 949-7567, $.
Ninny’s-N-New Albany, 506 W. Main St.,
(812) 941-1235, $.
Tommy Lancaster’s, 1629 E. Market St.,
(812) 945-2389, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Tucker’s American Favorites, 2441 State St.,
(812) 944-9999, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Waffle & Steak, 325 W. Spring St.,
(812) 944-3141, $.

ITALIAN
Bruno’s Pizzeria, 5170 Charlestown Rd.,
(812) 944-5050, $.
Federal Hill Café, 310 Pearl St., (812) 948-6646, $.
Mr. Spaghetti, 2615 Charlestown Rd.,
(812) 948-9999, $, Beer, Wine.
Spaghetti Shop, 2669 Charlestown Rd.,
(812) 944-5400, $.
JAPANESE

Tran Japanese Steakhouse, 4315 Charlestown Rd., (812) 941-0200, $$$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar. A traditional Japanese steakhouse, Tran offers an affordable variety of appetizers, entrees and Bento Boxes. Flavors work together to enhance the hot, fresh entrees — just watch out for the 2-inch, giant sushi rolls. (Reviewed 7/25/07; Rating: N/A)

MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN/TEX MEX
La Rosita Taqueria, 1515 E. Market St.,
(812) 944-3620, $, Beer.
Puerto Vallarta, 4214 Charlestown Rd.,
(812) 945-3588, $$.
Tumbleweed, 2005 State St., (812) 945-0177, www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Tumbleweed, 3005 Charlestown Crossing Way,
(812) 945-9333, www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com,
$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

PIZZA
Arni’s Pizza, 1208 State St., (812) 945-1149,
www.meetyouatarnis.com, $.
Bearno’s, 3002 Charlestown Crossing Way,
(812) 949-7914, $$, Beer.
Cici’s Pizza, 470 New Albany Plaza, (812) 944-4942, www.cicispizza.com, $.
The Fun House, 373 Professional Ct.,
(812) 945-2386, $$.
Pizza King, 3825 Charlestown Rd., (812) 945-4405, Beer, Wine.
Sportstime Pizza, 3312 Plaza Dr., (812) 944-2577, www.newalbanian.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

PUB/SPORTS BAR
The Menu, 3306 Plaza Dr., (812) 948-6501, $$,
Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
Rich O’s Public House, 3312 Plaza Dr.,
(812) 949-2804, $, Beer.
The Rustic Frog, 1720 Old River Rd., (812) 944-0576, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

Steinert’s Grill & Pub, 2239 Charlestown Rd., (812) 945-8827, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar. Steinert’s has been dishing up down-home chow in New Albany since 1883. It doubles as a club, with live music several nights a week, and even a sports bar. (Reviewed 10/24/07; Rating: N/A)
Vic’s Café, 1839 E. Market St., (812) 944-4338, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

SEAFOOD
Dock Seafood, 1125 State St., (812) 944-2951, $.
Hungry Pelican, 2604 Charlestown Rd.,
(812) 948-1692, $, Beer, Wine.

SELLERSBURG
CASUAL DINING
Covered Bridge, 12510 Covered Bridge Rd.,
(812) 246-8880, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
The Chicken House, 7180 State Rd. 111,
(812) 246-9485, $$, Beer, Wine.

DESSERTS/BAKERY/ICE CREAM
Tradewinds Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop,
7601 Hwy. 311, (812) 246-9616, $.

HOMESTYLE
Waffle & Steak, 250 S. Indiana Ave., (812) 246-0621, $.

ITALIAN
Vicario’s, 7773 Hwy. 311, (812) 246-1000, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.
PIZZA
Ma Zerellas, 949 S. Indiana Ave., (812) 246-9517, $.
The Pizza Palace, 469 N. Indiana Ave.,
(812) 246-3346, $.

PUB/SPORTS BAR
Sid’s Pub and Ranch House, 935A S. Indiana Ave., (812) 246-8192, $, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

STEAKHOUSE
Neil and Patty’s Fireside Bar and Grill, 7611 Hwy. 311, (812) 246-5456, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

STARLIGHT
DELI/SANDWICHES
Huber Starlight Café, 19816 Huber Rd.,
(812) 923-9463, www.huberwinery.com, $, Wine.

HOMESTYLE

Joe Huber Family Restaurant, 2421 Scottsville Rd., (812) 923-5255, www.joehubers.com, $$, Beer, Wine, Full Bar. Autumn doesn’t get any better than it does at Huber’s. The fried chicken, ham and mashed potatoes are always satisfying. (Reviewed 10/18/06; Rating: N/A)

Stumler’s Restaurant and Orchard, 10924 St John’s Rd., (812) 923-3832, $$, Beer, Wine. The extensive buffet was loaded with enough goodies to please carnivores and vegetarians alike. The tomato salad and chicken and dumplings were the highlights of the trip to Borden. (Reviewed 10/18/06; Rating: N/A)  -LEO-