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October 10, 2012

Dining Guide 2012: The Local List

A restaurant roundup

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 fleur de lis 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.

 

Louisville

BUECHEL/NEWBURG

BARBECUE

Ole Hickory Pit Bar BBQ, 6106 Old Shepherdsville Rd., 968-0585, $, Beer.

Casual Dining

Four Kings Café, 4692 Jennings Ln., 968-2930, $, Full Bar.

Hitching Post Inn, 7314 Fegenbush Ln., 239-4724, $, Full Bar.

Winner’s Circle Restaurant, 1325 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-2600, $$, Full Bar.

 

Chinese

Empress of China, 2249 Hikes Ln., 451-2500, $$, Full Bar.

Oriental Star, 4212 Bishop Ln., 452-9898, $.

 

Desserts/Bakery/Ice Cream

Heitzman’s Bakery, 3800 Old Shepherdsville Rd., 452-1891, heitzmansbakery.com, $.

 

Homestyle

Jane’s Cafeteria, 4601 Jennings Ln., 454-7286, $.

Whitney’s Diner, 3061 Breckenridge Ln., 454-5955, $.

 

International

Bosna-Mak, 3825 Old Bardstown Rd., 456-1919, $, Wine.

Chez Seneba African Restaurant, 4218 Bishop Ln., 473-8959, $.

Dakshin Indian Restaurant, Eastland Shopping Center, 4742 Bardstown Rd., 491-7412, $$.

Maa Sha Allah, 4113 Bardstown Rd., 491-3152, $$.

 

Korean

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

 

Mexican/Tex Mex

El Caporal, 2209 Meadow Dr., 473-7840, $, Full Bar.

Qdoba, 2730 Hurstbourne Pkwy., qdoba.com, 493-9606, $, Beer.

Tumbleweed, 3602 Bardstown Rd., 454-2727, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Middle Eastern

Al Watan Bakery, 3713 Klondike Ln., 454-4406, alwatanbakery.com, $.

Petra Mediterranean, 3904 Bardstown Rd., 749-0924, $.

 

Pizza

Angio’s, 3731 Old Bardstown Rd., 451-5454, angiospizza.com, $, Beer.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

Brickyard Sports Bar & Grill, 4300 Fegenbush Ln., 454-5433, $, Full Bar.

Fern & Moody’s, 3903 Bardstown Rd., 458-9415, $, Beer, Wine.

More Shenanigans, 4521 Bardstown Rd., 493-3585, $, Full Bar.

 

Steakhouse

John E’s, 3708 Bardstown Rd., 456-1111, johnEsrestaurant.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

 

Clifton/Crescent Hill

Barbecue

Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot, 3204 Frankfort Ave., 895-3223, $, Full Bar.

 

Café/Coffeehouse

Blue Dog Bakery and Café/Red Hog Tapas, 2868 Frankfort Ave., 899-9800, $$, Full bar.

Café Aroma, 2295 Lexington Road, 618-3434, $.

Caffe Classico, 2144 Frankfort Ave., 894-9689, $$, Beer, Wine.

Crave Café & Catering, 2250 Frankfort Ave., 896-1488, $.

Heine Brothers Coffee, 2714 Frankfort Ave., 899-5551, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Nancy’s Bagel Grounds, 2101 Frankfort Ave., 895-8323, $.

Red Hot Roasters, 1402 Payne St. 569-0000, $.

Vint, 2309 Frankfort Ave., 894-8060, vintcoffee.com, $.

 

Cajun

J. Gumbo’s, 2109 Frankfort Ave., 896-4046, jgumbos.com, $, Beer.

 

Casual Dining

Barbara Lee’s Kitchen, 2410 Brownsboro Rd., 897-3967, $.

K.T.’s Restaurant and Bar, 2300 Lexington Rd., 458-8888, ktsrestaurant.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Chinese

August Moon, 2269 Lexington Rd., 456-6569, augustmoonbistro.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Great Wall, 2206 Brownsboro Rd., 891-8881, $.

 

Contemporary American

Bourbons Bistro, 2255 Frankfort Ave., 894-8838, $$$, Full Bar.

Gary’s On Spring, 204 S. Spring St., 584-5533, garysonspring.com, $$, Full Bar.

North End Café, 1722 Frankfort Ave., 896-8770, northendcafe.com, $$, Full Bar.

The Silver Dollar, 1761 Frankfort Ave., $$, Full Bar. Chef Jonathan Schwartz and sous chef Dave Hawkins have put together a simple bill of fare that respects the Bakersfield tradition with a lively mix of blue-collar Okie dishes with the Chicano flavors of the Central Valley farm country, and throws in more familiar tastes of Kentucky and the upland South. It’s well-executed tavern fare, and there’s no need to ask for more. (Reviewed 1/4/12; Rating: 84)

Varanese, 2106 Frankfort Ave., 899-9904, varanese.com, $$$, Full Bar. Thanks to Chef John Varanese, this Frankfort Avenue establishment has been going strong for five years. The menu continues to please with an eclectic bill of fare, consistent in style although changing frequently to take advantage of fresh seasonal produce. (Reviewed 7/18/12; Rating: 86)

 

CUBAN

Cubana Restaurant, 2206 Frankfort Ave., 409-4828, $, Full Bar.

Desserts/Bakery/Ice Cream

Breadworks, 3628 Brownsboro Rd., 893-3200, $.

Comfy Cow, 2221 Frankfort Ave., 409-4616, thecomfycow.com, $.

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 2232 Frankfort Ave., 409-6100, $.

Sweet Surrender, 1804 Frankfort Ave., 458-6363, sweetsurrenderdessertcafe.com, $$.

 

Filipino

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

 

Greek/Mediterranean

chicago Gyros/Superchef’s Breakfast, 2317 Brownsboro Rd., 895-3270, $. This breakfast spot is a creative concept of Sullivan University culinary grad Darnell Ferguson and his associate, Ryan Bryson. The affordable menu features a dozen short-order morning options, using Kentucky Proud meats and local produce. (Reviewed 6/6/12; Rating: 89)

Grape Leaf, 2217 Frankfort Ave., 897-1774, $$. This popular spot in Clifton combines a comfortable setting with one of the more attractive patios in the neighborhood. If you’re in the mood for Greek, you’ll find it here; ditto for most of the familiar favorites of Middle Eastern cuisine. (Reviewed 4/11/12; Rating: 82)

Shiraz Mediterranean Grill, 2011 Frankfort Ave., 891-8854, $.

 

Irish

Irish Rover, 2319 Frankfort Ave., 899-3544, $, Full Bar.

 

Italian

Difabio’s Casapela, 2311 Frankfort Ave., 891-0411, difabios.com, $$, Full Bar. The bill of fare is mostly rooted in the classic old Italian-American family style, but it goes beyond that to incorporate some steak and seafood options that fall into a more upscale “Continental” category. And while the menu isn’t bewilderingly long, it offers a good choice of styles and prices. (Reviewed 9/5/12; Rating: 86)

Porcini, 2730 Frankfort Ave., 894-8686, porcinilouisville.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Volare Italian Restaurant, 2300 Frankfort Ave., 894-4446, $$$, Full Bar. Volare is tops in the local Italian genre — offering a classy venue, upscale pricing, attentive service and, most important, authentic regional fare from all over Italy, not just “northern” or “southern.” The menu offers a half-dozen meal-size pasta plates and about 10 Piatti Principali (main dishes). (Reviewed 3/14/12; Rating: 91)

 

Japanese

Maido Essential Japanese Cuisine and Sake Bar, 1758 Frankfort Ave., 894-8775, maidosakebar.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

Osaka Sushi Bar, 2039 Frankfort Ave., 894-9501, $$, Beer, Wine.

 

Mexican/Tex Mex

El Mundo, 2345 Frankfort Ave., 899-9930, 502elmundo.com, $, Full Bar.

El Nopal, 1041 Zorn Ave., 897-5541, $, Full Bar.

El Nopalito, 2319 Brownsboro Rd., 893-9880, $, Full Bar.

Ramiro’s Cantina, 2350 Frankfort Ave., 895-3333, $, Full Bar.

 

Pizza

Clifton’s Pizza, 2230 Frankfort Ave., 893-3730, $, Beer, Wine.

Fat Jimmy’s, 2712 Frankfort Ave., 891-4555, fatjimmyspizza.com, $, Beer.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

Hilltop Tavern, 1800 Frankfort Ave., 742-2908, $$, Full Bar.

Spring Street Bar and Grill, 300 S. Spring St., 584-6630, springstreet.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Steakhouse

Pat’s Steak House, 2437 Brownsboro Rd., 896-9234, $$$$, Full Bar.

 

Thai

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

 

Vietnamese

Basa Modern Vietnamese, 2244 Frankfort Ave., 896-1016, basarestaurant.net, $$$, Full Bar.

Zen Garden, 2240 Frankfort Ave., 895-9114, $.

 

DOWNTOWN/BUTCHERTOWN

Barbecue

FireFresh Bar-B-Q, 211 S. Fifth St., 540-1171, firefreshbbq.com, $, Beer.

 

Café/Coffeehouse

Café Envy, 570 S. Fourth St., 569-0508, $$, Full Bar.

Coffee Pot Café, 234 E. Gray St. (Medical Tower South), 584-5282, $.

Mrs. Potter’s Coffee, 718 W. Main St., 581-1867, $.

Nancy’s Bagel Box, 651 S. Fourth St., 589-4004, $.

Please & Thank You, 800 E. Market St., 235-2372, pleaseandthankyoulouisville.com, $.

Queue Café, 220 W. Main St., 583-0273, $.

Sunergos, 231 S. Fifth St., 589-3222, sunergoscoffee.com, $.

Vint, 462 S. Fourth St., 561-2041, vintcoffee.com, $, Beer, Wine.

Vint, 516 W. Main St., 568-6339, vintcoffee.com, $, Beer, Wine.

 

Cafeteria

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

 

Cajun

J. Gumbo’s, 426 W. Jefferson St., jgumbos.com, $, Beer.

Casual Dining

Belle of Louisville, 401 W. River Rd., 574-2992, belleoflouisville.org, $$, Full Bar.

Bistro 301, 301 W. Market St., 584-8337, $$$, Full Bar.

Chop Shop Salads, 436 W. Market St., 589-2467, $.

Cunningham’s, 630 S. Fourth St., 587-0526, $, Full Bar.

Dish On Market, 434 W. Market St., 315-0669, dishonmarket.com, $, Full Bar.

Hillbilly Tea, 120 S. First St., 587-7350, hillbillytea.com, $.

Intermezzo American Café & Cabaret, 316 W. Main St., 584-1265, $$$, Full Bar.

Miss C’s Kitchen & Pantry, 1319 Story Ave., 759-1085, misscskitchen.com, $$.

Miss C’s Kitchen & Pantry, 308 W. Chestnut St., 992-3166, misscskitchen.com, $$.

Toast on Market, 620 E. Market St., 569-4099, toastonmarket.com, $$, Full Bar.

Zoup!, 318 S. Fourth St., 585-9687, zoup.com, $.

 

Chicken

Chicken King, 639 E. Broadway, 589-5464, $, Beer.

Indi’s, 1033 W. Broadway, 589-7985, $.

 

Chinese

Cheer King Star, 231 S. Fifth St., 587-8686, $.

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 Chinese American Restaurant, 110 E. Market St., 584-8880, $, Beer.

Double Dragon 8, 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, $.

Yaching’s East West Cuisine, 105 S. Fourth St., 585-4005, $$$, Full Bar.

 

Contemporary American

The Blind Pig, 1078 E. Washington St., 618-0600, theblindpiglouisville.com, $$, Full Bar.

Bristol Bar and Grille, 614 W. Main St., 582-1995, bristolbarandgrille.com, $$, Full Bar.

Decca, 812 E. Market St., 749-8128, deccarestaurant.com, $$$, Full Bar. This popular spot is one of the hottest new tickets in town. Decca’s creative and interesting menu of well-crafted California Mediterranean cuisine channels the soul of San Francisco with no pretense. (Reviewed 4/4/12; Rating: 94)

Doc Crow’s, 127 W. Main St., 587-1626, doccrows.com, $$, Full Bar.

Eddie Merlot’s Prime Aged Beef and Seafood, 455 S. Fourth St., 584-3266, eddiemerlots.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Ghyslain on Market, 725 E. Market St., 690-8645, ghyslain.com/restaurants, $$.

Harvest, 624 E. Market St., 384-9090, harvestlouisville.com, $$, Full Bar.

JazzyBlu, 815 W. Market St., 992-3243, $, Full Bar.

La Coop-Bistro A Vins, 732 E. Market St., 410-2888, coopbistro.com, $$$, Full Bar. La Coop, the newest inhabitant in the Green Building, captures an authentic French bistro spirit in a nicely redone venue that makes us feel as if we’re dining in Paris. We found the mood, the food from former Oakroom chef Bobby Benjamin’s kitchen, and the service all outstanding during a recent evening meal. (Reviewed 5/16/12; Rating: 91)

Maker’s Mark Bourbon House and Lounge, Fourth Street Live, 568-9009, $$$, Full Bar.

Proof on Main, 702 W. Main St., 217-6360, proofonmain.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Rye, 900 E. Market St., 749-6200, ryeonmarket.com, $$, Full Bar. This in-spot in NuLu is an adaptive remake of the old Hausman Jeep Eagle building with its bar and dining room sporting stylish, minimalist industrial-chic décor. Taking good advantage of local and regional meats and produce, chef William Tyler Morris puts together a bill of fare that changes almost daily. (Reviewed 5/2/12; Rating: 82)

St. Charles Exchange, 113 S. Seventh St., 618-1917, stcharlesexchange.com, $$, Full Bar. The elegant St. Charles Exchange has the classy confines of a turn-of-the-century hotel bar. It melds an exceptional beverage program with a quality bill of fare, including deviled eggs, a lamb burger and mushroom risotto. (Reviewed 6/13/12; Rating: 90)

Theater Square Marketplace, 651 S. Fourth St., 625-3001, theatersquaremarketplace.com, $$, Full Bar.

Wiltshire on Market, 636 E. Market St., 589-5224, $$, Full Bar.

Z’s Fusion, 115 S. Fourth St., 855-8000, zsfusion.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

 

Deli/Sandwiches

Another Place Sandwich Shop, 119 S. Seventh St., 589-4115, $.

Café Magnolia, 140 N. Fourth St. (Galt House), 589-5200, $$$, Full Bar.

Cat Box Deli, 500 W. Jefferson St., 561-6259, $.

City Café, 505 W. Broadway, 589-1797, citycafelunch.com, $.

City Café, 500 S. Preston St., 852-5739, citycafelunch.com, $.

Devino’s, 104 W. Main St., 569-3939, $.

Down to Lunch Café, 239 S. Fifth St., 585-2874, $.

Einstein Brothers’ Bagels, 320 W. Jefferson St., 217-6046, $.

Ermin’s French Bakery and Café, 723 S. Fourth St., 587-9390, $.

Ermin’s French Bakery and Café, 455 S. Fourth St., 585-5120, $.

Fun Food Café, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-1003, $.

Main Street Coffee and Deli, 217 E. Main St., 992-8080, $.

Manhattan Grill, 429 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., 561-0024, manhattangrill.4mg.com, $.

Morris Deli & Catering, 555 S. Second St. (YMCA), 587-2353, $.

The PBJ Shop, 440 S. Third St., 618-2280, $.

Red’s, 514 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., 587-7337, $.

SaE Café, 200 S. Seventh St., 585-3400, $.

TC’s Sandwich Shop, 438 W. Market St., 581-9200, $.

Wall Street Deli, 225 Abraham Flexner Way, 587-1006, $.

Webb’s Market, 944 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd., 583-0318, $, Beer.

Zoe’s Kitchen, 500 W. Jefferson St., 585-0000, $.

 

Desserts/Bakery/Ice Cream

Cake Flour, 909 E. Market St., 719-0172, cakeflouronmarket.com, $.

Cellar Door Chocolates, 1201 Story Ave., 561-2940, cellardoorchocolates.com, $.

Heitzman’s Traditional Bakery and Deli, 428 W. Market St., 584-2437, heitzmansbakery.com, $.

Homestyle

D’Nalley’s Restaurant, 970 S. Third St., 588-2003, $.

 

Hotel Dining

BLU Italian Mediterranean Grille, 280 W. Jefferson St., 671-4285, $$$, Full Bar.

The English Grill, 335 W. Broadway (Camberley Brown Hotel), 583-1234, brownhotel.com, $$$, Full Bar.

The Fountain Room at the Galt House, 140 N. Fourth Ave., 589-5200, galthouse.com, $, Full Bar.

J. Graham’s Café and Bar, 335 W. Broadway (Camberley Brown Hotel), 583-1234, $, Full Bar.

Jockey Silks Bourbon Lounge, 140 N. Fourth Ave. (Galt House), 589-5200, galthouse.com, $$$, Full Bar.

The Oakroom (Seelbach Hilton), 500 S. Fourth St., 585-3200, seelbachhilton.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

Otto’s Café (Seelbach Hilton), 500 Fourth Ave., 585-3201, $, Full Bar.

Peppers Bar and Grill, 320 W. Jefferson St. (Hyatt Regency), 587-3434, $$$, Full Bar.

Rivue, 140 N. Fourth Ave. (Galt House), 589-5200, $$$, Full Bar.

Sway, 320 W. Jefferson St. (Hyatt Regency), 217-6028, $$$, Full Bar.

 

International

Addis Grill, 109 S. Fourth St., 581-1011, addisgrill.com, $.

Gavi’s Restaurant, 222 S. Seventh St., 583-8183, GavisRestaurant.com, $.

Queen of Sheba, 528 S. Fifth St., queenofshebalouisville.com, $.

Saffron’s Persian Café, 131 W. Market St., 584-7800, safronsrestaurant.com, $$$, Full Bar.

 

IRISH

Ri Ra Irish Pub, 445 S. Fourth St., 587-1825, $$$, Full Bar.

 

Italian

Luigi’s, 712 W. Main St., 589-0005, $.

Mozzaria Italian Eatery, 450 S. Fourth St., 628-1904, $$, Full Bar.

Pesto’s Italian Restaurant, 566 S. Fifth St., 584-0567, pestositalian.com, $, Beer, Wine.

Vincenzo’s, 150 S. Fifth St., 580-1350, vincenzosdining.biz, $$$$, Full Bar.

Japanese

Bendoya Sushi Bar & Cuisine, 217 S. Fifth St., 581-0700, $.

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

Osaka Sushi Bar, 426 W. Market St., 588-8899, $$.

Sapporo Japanese Grill and Sushi, 649 S. Fourth St., 589-3333, sapporojapanese.com, $$$, Full Bar

Mediterranean

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

Yafa Café, 22 Theater Sq., 561-0222, $.

 

Mexican/Tex Mex

Bazo’s Fresh Mexican Grill, 428 W. Market St., 8050-1818, bazosgrill.com, $.

Los Aztecas, 530 W. Main St., 561-8535, losaztecas.net, $, Full Bar.

Mayan Café, 813 E. Market St., 566-0651, themayancafe.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

Qdoba, 300 S. Fourth St., 855-4450, qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Sol Aztecas, 129 W. Main St., 583-5505, $, Full Bar.

Sol Aztecas, 520 S. Fourth St., 315-0666, $, Full Bar.

Taco Punk, 736 E. Market St., 584-8226, tacopunk.com, $, Beer. Chef Gabe Sowder, a former sous chef at 610 Magnolia, brings to this venture the kind of culinary creativity and deep understanding of flavors that make 610 great. While the menu has a serious commitment to locavore produce and meats and sustainably sourced seafood and fish, clueless counter service and wildly variable food and prep quality signal problems. (Reviewed 2/22/12; Rating: 81)

Tumbleweed, 1201 River Rd., 585-4107, tumbleweedrestaurants.com $$, Full Bar.

 

Pizza

Fat Jimmy’s, 528 S. Fifth St., 589-8559, $, Beer.

Garage Bar, 700 E. Market St., 749-7100, garageonmarket.com, $$, Beer, Full Bar.

Original Impellizzeri’s, 110 W. Main St., 589-4900, $$, Full Bar.

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

Spinelli’s Pizzeria, 239 S. Fifth St., 749-0919, $, Beer.

Pub/Sports Bar

Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse, 401 E. Main St., 515-0174, atgbrewery.com, $$, Full Bar. Beer and barbecue make a natural pair, and Against The Grain does both admirably. But add some really good vegetarian dishes to this mix, and you’ve got something quite out of the ordinary. (Reviewed 11/2/11; Rating: 83)

Big Al’s Beeritaville, 1715 Mellwood Ave., 893-4487, $, Full Bar.

Bluegrass Brewing Company, 2 Theater Square, 568-2224, bbcbrew.com, $, Full Bar.

Bluegrass Brewing Company, Third & Main, 562-0007, bbcbrew.com, $, Full Bar.

Champions Sports Restaurant, 280 W. Jefferson St. (Inside downtown Marriott Inn near Convention Center), 627-5045, $$, Full Bar.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 400 S. Fourth St., 589-8935, $$, Full Bar.

Prime Lounge, 104 W. Main St., 58-PRIME, $, Full Bar.

Riverbend Winery, 120 S. 10th St., 540-5650, $$, Full Bar.

Sergio’s World Beers, 1605 Story Ave., 618-BEER, sergiosworldbeers.com, $$, Beer.

Troll Pub Under the Bridge, 150 W. Washington St., 618-4829, trollpub.com, $$, Full Bar.

EAST END

Asian

Hibachi Sushi Buffet, 5316 Bardstown Rd., 491, 8228, $.

Jade Palace, 1109 Herr Ln., 425-9878, $$, Full Bar.

Shah’s Mongolian Grill, 9148 Taylorsville Rd., 493-0234, $$, Full Bar.

A Taste of Asia, 2808 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 365-1111, $.

 

Barbecue

Brandon’s Barbecue, 9901 Lagrange Rd., 426-6666, $.

Jucy’s Smokehouse Barbeque, 7626 Lagrange Rd., Pee Wee Valley, 241-5829, $$.

Mark’s Feed Store, 11422 Shelbyville Rd., 244-0140, marksfeedstore.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

Pit Stop Bar-B-Que, 13303 Magisterial Dr., 253-6740, $.

River Road BBQ, 3017 River Rd., 592-7065, $.

Scotty’s Ribs and More, 14049 Shelbyville Rd., 244-6868, bigbubba.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Café/Coffeehouse

Café Fraiche, 3642 Brownsboro Rd., 894-8929, $.

Cottage Café, 11609 Main St., Middletown, 244-9497, $.

Green Room Coffee, 3640 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 491-9396, greenroomcoffeelouisville, $.

Heine Brothers Coffee, Westport Village, 425-9199, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Java Brewing Company, 135 S. English Station Rd., javabrewingco.com, $.

Java Brewing Company, 4828 Norton Healthcare Blvd., javabrewingco.com, $.

Louisville Tea Company, 9305 New Lagrange Rd., 365-2516, louisvilleteacompany.com, $.

Trailside Café, 1321 Herr Ln., 423-1545, $.

Vint, 4901 Brownsboro Rd., 425-3688, vintcoffee.com, $, Beer, Wine.

 

Cajun

J. Gumbo’s, 531 Lyndon Ln., 425-0096, jgumbos.com, $, Beer.

Joe’s OK Bayou, 9874 Linn Station Rd., 426-1320, joesokbayou.com, $$, Full Bar.

Selena’s At Willow Lake Tavern, 10609 Lagrange Rd., 245-9004, $$, Full Bar.

 

Casual Dining

Anchorage Café, 11505 Park Rd., 708-1880, $, Beer and Wine. Anchorage Café assembles an impressive collection of locavore small plates. The menu changes frequently, reflecting what’s ripe and good as the seasons change, but it typically features about 10 dishes attractively priced at $10 or less. (Reviewed 7/11/12; Rating: 86)

Atrium Café, 9940 Corporate Campus Dr., (Embassy Suites), 426-9191, $$, Full Bar.

Austin’s, 4950 Hwy. 42, 423-1990, austins-restaurant.com, $$, Full Bar.

Captain’s Quarters, 5700 Captain’s Quarters Rd., 228-1651, cqriverside.com, $$, Full Bar.

Cunningham’s Creekside, 301 Upper River Rd., 228-3625, $, Full Bar.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries, 4116 Summitt Plza., 426-1702, $.

Home Run Burgers & Fries, 2060 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 409-7004, homerunburger.com, $, Beer.

Incredible Dave’s, 9236 Westport Rd., 426-4790, incredibledaves.com, $$, Full Bar.

Karem’s Grill & Pub, 9424 Norton Commons Blvd., 327-5646, $, Full Bar.

Nonnie’s Kitchen, 11601 Main St., Middletown, 245-4411, $.

Smashburger, 9409 Shelbyville Rd., 326-4141, smashburger.com, $, Beer, Wine.

Wild Eggs, 1311 Herr Ln., 618-2866, wildeggs.com, $.

Wild Eggs, 153 S. English Station Rd., 618-3449, wildeggs.com, $.

 

Chinese

China Buffet 8, 1850 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 493-3884, $.

Double Dragon Buffet, 233 Whittington Pkwy., 339-8897, $, Beer.

Emperor of China, 2210 Holiday Manor Shopping Center, 426-1717, $$, Full Bar.

Jasmine, 13823 English Villa Dr., 244-8896, $.

Jumbo Buffet, 2731 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 495-0028, $$, Beer, Wine.

Ling Ling Restaurant, 10476 Shelbyville Rd., 245-2100, $$.

Liu’s Garden, 11517 Shelbyville Rd., 244-9898, $$.

Sichuan Gardens, 9850 Linn Station Rd., 426-6767, $, Full Bar.

Yen Ching, 1818 Hurstbourne Pkwy., 491-3581,$, Beer.

 

Contemporary American

A.P. Crafters Kitchen & Bar, 1321 Herr Ln., 690-5000, $, Full Bar.

Bristol Bar and Grille, 300 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0627, bristolbarandgrille.com, $$, Full Bar.

Brix Wine Bar, 12418 New Lagrange Rd., 243-1120, $$, Full Bar.

Charr’d Bourbon Kitchen and Lounge, 1903 Embassy Sq. Blvd., Marriott East, $$$, Full Bar.

Corbett’s “An American Place,” 5050 Norton Healthcare Blvd., 327-5058, $$$$, Full Bar.

Corner Café, 9307 New Lagrange Rd., 426-8119, cornercafelouisville.com, $$, Full Bar.

Ghyslain Chocolatier, Westport Village, 690-6001, ghyslain.com, $$.

Henry’s Place, 4864 Brownsboro Ctr., 690-6585, henrysplacelouisville.com, $$$$, Full Bar. Want to go someplace classy for dinner and you don’t mind dressing up a bit to enjoy it? Consider the new Henry’s Place. The menu, billed as “Pan-European cuisine,” consists of nine salads and appetizers and about 18 main courses, subdivided among duck-egg pasta dishes, “fish pots,” “bones” and “house specials.” (Reviewed 7/4/12; Rating: 90)

Limestone Restaurant, 10001 Forest Green Blvd., 426-7477, limestonerestaurant.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

Napa River Grill, Westport Village, 1211 Herr Ln., 423-5822, napariverlouisville.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Village Anchor Pub & Roost, 110507 Park Rd., 708-1850, villageanchor.com, $$$, Full Bar.

cuban

Havana Rumba II, 12003 Shelbyville Rd., 244-5375, havanarumbaonline.com, $$, Full Bar. If you like the original Havana Rumba in St. Matthews, chances are you’ll like the newer spot in Middletown. The affordable menu is extensive and offers a full tour of Cuban cuisine. (Reviewed 2/8/12; Rating: 85)

Deli/Sandwiches

Cheddar Box Café, 12121 Shelbyville Rd., 245-2622, $$.

Euro Market, 12907 Factory Ln., 243-0000, euromarket-ky.com, $.

Jason’s Deli, 410 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 412-4101, $.

Keeling’s, 11904 Shelbyville Rd., 245-6997, $.

Order’s Up! Café & Deli, 1981 Nelson Miller Pkwy., 245-5991, $.

Starving Artist Café and Deli, 8034 New Lagrange Rd., 412-1599, $.

Verbena Café, Norton Commons, 592-5492, $$.

Zoe’s Kitchen, 4126 Summit Plaza Dr., 329-8963, $.

 

Desserts/Bakery/Ice Cream

Breadworks, 2420 Lime Kiln Ln., 326-0300, $.

Breadworks, 11800 Shelbyville Rd., 254-2885, $.

The Comfy Cow, Westport Village, 425-4979, thecomfycow.com, $.

Copper Cupcake, Norton Commons, 708-2418, coppercupcake.com, $.

Gelato Gilberto, 9434 Norton Commons Blvd.,
423-7751, $.

Gigi’s Cupcakes, 1977 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 499-4998, $.

Heitzman’s Traditional Bakery, 9426 Shelbyville Rd., 426-7736, $.

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 3521 Springhurst Commons Dr., 326-8990, $.

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 12531 Shelbyville Rd., Middletown, 245-7031, $.

 

German

Erika’s German Restaurant, 9301 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 499-8822, $$, Beer, Wine.

Gasthaus, 4812 Browns-boro Center, 899-7177, $$$, Beer, Wine.

 

GREEK/MEDITERRANEAN

Shiraz Mediterranean Grill, 2226 Holiday Manor, 426-9954, $.

Shiraz Mediterranean Grill, 201 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-3440, $.

Health Conscious/Vegetarian

Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods, 12401 Shelbyville Rd., 244-2022, rainbowblossom.com, $.

Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods, 3608 Springhurst Blvd., 339-5090, rainbowblossom.com, $.

 

Homestyle

Goose Creek Diner, 2923 Goose Creek Rd., 339-8070, gcdiner.com, $, Beer, Wine.

 

Indian

Bombay Grill, 216 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 425-8892, $$, Full Bar. Bombay Grill earns our applause for opening its affordable menu to the full range of Indian regional cuisines, offering samples of all those flavors from just about every corner of the subcontinent. You can sample a broad selection on the all-you-can-eat lunch buffet offered daily. (Reviewed 5/9/12; Rating: 90)

Shalimar Indian Restaurant, 1820 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 493-8899, louisvilleshalimar.com, $$, Full Bar.

Taj Palace, 2929 Goose Creek Rd., 423-9692, tajpalacelouisville.com, $$.

 

International

La Colombiana, 808 Lyndon Ln., 742-1179, $$, Full Bar.

Mojito Tapas Restaurant, 2231 Holiday Manor Shopping Ctr., 425-0949, $$, Full Bar.

Soora Korean Cuisine, 2840 Goose Creek Rd., 339-5888, $$. Korean cuisine might just be the next big thing in the Metro, and those of us who enjoy this robust, often spicy Asian fare aren’t complaining. The new Soora offers a good selection of Korean standards in tidy surroundings. (Reviewed 4/11/12; Rating: 86)

ZiaLaLa Café, 12220 Shelbyville Road, 713-5803, zialala.com, $, Full Bar.

 

Italian

Angelina’s Café, 1701 UPS Dr., 554-1700, $.

Martini Italian Bistro, 4021 Summit Plaza Drive, 394-9797, martinilouisville.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Japanese

Fuji Japanese Steakhouse, 12905 Shelbyville Rd., 253-0036, $$, Full Bar.

Fuji Japanese Steakhouse, 3576 Springhurst Blvd., 339-1978, $$, Full Bar.

Hiko A Mon Sushi Bar, 1115 Herr Ln., 365-1651, $$$, Full Bar.

Ichiban Samurai, 1510 Lakeshore Ct., 412-3339, ichibansamurai.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Masa Japanese, 12336 Shelbyville Rd., 409-5040, $$, Full Bar.

Tokyo Japanese Restaurant, 2415 Lime Kiln Ln., 339-7171, $$, Beer, Wine.

 

Mexican/Tex Mex

El Mariachi, 9901 LaGrange Road, 413-5770, $, Full Bar.

El Nopal, 9473 Westport Rd., 327-6551, $, Full Bar.

El Nopal, 12937 Shelbyville Rd., 253-6802, $, Full Bar.

El Tarasco, 9901 Lagrange Rd., 326-9373, $, Full Bar.

Ernesto’s, 4632A Hurstbourne Pkwy., 671-5291, $, Full Bar.

Fiesta Time Mexican Grill, 11320 Maple Brook Dr., 425-9144, $, Full Bar.

Guaca Mole, 9921 Ormsby Station Rd., 365-4822, $$, Full Bar. This hot new East End eatery comes to us from Fernando and Cristina Martinez — partners in the original Havana Rumba and Mojito restaurants — and Fernando’s cousin, Yaniel Martinez, who was chef at the Middletown Havana Rumba. The Nuevo Mexican fare is consistently delicious. (Reviewed 5/30/12; Rating: 92)

Los Aztecas, 1107 Herr Ln., 426-3994, losaztecas.net , $, Full Bar.

Mexico Tipico Restaurant, 12401 Shelbyville Rd., 645-8778, $, Full Bar.

Qdoba, 1321 Herr Ln., 618-3622, qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Qdoba, 100 Daventry Ln., 412-6202, qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Qdoba, 1831 Blankenbaker Pkwy., qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Qdoba, 4059 Summit Plaza Dr., 429-5151, qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina, 12915 Shelbyville Rd., 365-1424, salsaritas.com, $, Full Bar.

Señor Iguanas, 9424 Shelbyville Rd., 425-4581, iguanasmex.com, $, Full Bar.

Tumbleweed, 3550 Springhurst Common Dr., 412-8171, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Pizza

Bearno’s Pizza, 9222 Westport Rd., 423-1224, $, Full Bar.

Boombozz Pizza & Taphouse, 1315 Herr Ln., Westport Village, 394-0000, $$, Full Bar.

Fat Jimmy’s, 13829 English Villa Dr., 244-0840, $, Beer.

Johnny Brusco’s Pizza, 10600 Meeting St., Norton Commons, 749-8400, $.

Mellow Mushroom, 805 Blankenbaker Pkwy., 244-6112, $$, Full Bar.

Original Impellizzeri’s, 4933 Brownsboro Rd., 425-9080, $$$, Full Bar.

Perfetto Pizza, 9910 Linn Station Rd., 426-4644, $$.

Sal’s Pizza & Pub, 812 Lyndon Ln., 365-4700, $$, Full Bar.

Spinelli’s Pizzeria, 2905 Goose Creek Rd., 632-2832, $, Beer.

Tony Boombozz Pizza-Vino, 2813 Hurstbourne Ln., 394-0000, $$, Beer, Wine.

Tony Impellizzeri’s Pizza, 108 Vieux Carre Dr., 429-0606, $, Beer.

Wick’s Pizza, 12717 Shelbyville Rd., Middletown, 213-9425, wickspizza.com, $, Full Bar.

Wick’s Pizza, 2927 Goose Creek Rd., 327-9425, wickspizza.com, $, Full Bar.

Wick’s Pizza, 9700 Bluegrass Pkwy., 409-4257, wickspizza.com, $, Full Bar.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

Brickhouse Tavern & Pub, 871 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 326-3182, $, Full Bar.

Brownie’s Grille & Bar, 237 Whittington Pkwy., 326-9830, $, Full Bar.

Buffalo Wings and Rings, 2610 Chamberlain Ln., 243-4464, $, Full Bar.

Clark’s Lyndon Village Pub, 813 Lyndon Ln., 290-7334, clarkspub.com, $, Full Bar.

Drake’s, 3921 Summit Plaza Dr., 384-3921, $$, Full Bar.

Jake’s and Mr. G’s, 10432 Shelbyville Rd., 244-0165, $, Full Bar.

Joe’s Older Than Dirt, 8131 New Lagrange Rd., 426-2074, $, Full Bar.

New Direction Bar and Grill, 2630 Chamberlain Ln., 243-8429, $, Full Bar.

R Place Pub, 9603 Whipps Mill Rd., 425-8516, $, Full Bar.

Rootie’s Sports Bar & Grill, 12205 Westport Rd., 365-4681, $, Full Bar.

 

Seafood

El Marlin Seafood Restaurant, 1850 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 365-1777, $$$, Full Bar.

The Fishery, 11519 Shelbyville Rd., 409-4296, $, Beer.

Kingfish, 3021 Upper River Rd., 895-0544, $$, Full Bar.

Kingfish, 1610 Kentucky Mills Dr., 240-0700, $$, Full Bar.

Rumors Restaurant and Raw Bar, 12339 Shelbyville Rd., 245-0366, rumorrestaurants.com, $, Full Bar.

 

Steakhouse

Z’s Oyster Bar and Steakhouse, 101 Whittington Pkwy., 429-8000, $$$$, Full Bar. Z’s is known for seafood and fish as well as fine steaks, chops, lamb and veal, and it’s always worth checking the specials to see what’s fresh. A prime aged filet mignon came medium pink and its flavor was first-rate, but unfortunately, it was poorly trimmed and served room temperature. (Reviewed 2/1/12; Rating: 79)

 

Thai

Simply Thai, 12003 Shelbyville Rd., 690-6723, $.

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

Thai Orchids, 9114 Taylorsville Rd., 493-4073, $$.

 

Vietnamese

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

 

FERN CREEK

ASIAN

Kailana Sushi, 6425 Bardstown Rd., 614-7244, kailanasushi.com, $$, Full Bar.

Sake Blue Japanese Bistro, 9326 Cedar Ctr., 708-1500, $$, Full Bar.

Sala Thai, 8125 Bardstown Rd., 231-1992, $.

Tambayan Karaoke Bar & Filipino Restaurant, 9601 Newbridge Rd., 749-2727, $, Full Bar.

Barbecue

Bootleg Barbeque, 9704 Bardstown Rd., 239-2722, $.

Mark’s Feed Store, 6501 Bardstown Rd., 442-0808, marksfeedstore.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

 

CASUAL DINING

Aspen Creek Restaurant, 8000 Bardstown Rd., 239-2200, $$, Full Bar.

Chinese

Double Dragon II, 6832 Bardstown Rd., 231-3973, $.

Hunan Wok, 6445 Bardstown Rd., 231-0393, $.

 

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN

Jarfi’s at Glenmary, 10200 Glenmary Farm Dr., 239-3500, $$$$, Full Bar.

 

Desserts/Bakery/Ice Cream

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 5606 Bardstown Rd., 239-3880, $.

 

 

Mexican/Tex Mex

Adobo Mexican Restaurant, 5612 Bardstown Rd., 618-3430, $, Full Bar.

El Nopalito, 6300 Bardstown Rd., 231-4249, $, Full Bar.

Fiesta Time Mexican Restaurant, 8133 Bardstown Rd., 231-2444, $, Full Bar.

Las Gorditas, 4756 Bardstown Rd., 492-0112, $.

 

PIZZA

Bearno’s, 6101 Bardstown Rd., 231-2222, $$, Full Bar.

Pub/Sports Bar

Bungalow Joe’s, 7813 Beulah Church Rd., 931-5637, bungalowjoes.biz, $$, Full Bar.

Creeker’s Bar & Grill, 6330 Bardstown Rd., 762-0370, $, Full Bar.

TK’s Pub and Grill, 5442 Del Maria Way, 499-5673, $$, Full Bar.

 

GERMANTOWN/AUDUBON

ASIAN

Oasis Japanese Restaurant, 3311 Preston Hwy., 375-8766, $$.

Barbecue

Smoketown usa Pit Bar-B-Que and Tex-Mex, 1153 Logan St., 409-9180, $.

 

Café/Coffeehouse

Heine Brothers Coffee, 822 Eastern Pkwy., 637-1060, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Sonoma Coffee Café, 3309 Poplar Level Rd., 384-0044, $.

Sunergos Coffee & Micro-Roastery, 2122 S. Preston St., 634-1243, $.

 

CAJUN

J. Gumbo’s, 3017 Poplar Level Rd., 708-2460, $, Beer.

 

CAsual dining

The Lunch Pail, 502 E. Warnock St., 634-7116, $.

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

Eiderdown, 983 Goss Ave., 636-0749, eiderdowngermantown.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

Hammerheads 921 Swan St., 365-1112, $, Beer.

Desserts/Bakery/Ice Cream

Dairy Del, 1516 S. Shelby St., $.

Dairy Kastle, 575 Eastern Pkwy., 634-8990, $.

Heitzman’s Bakery and Deli, 804 Eastern Pkwy., 635-2651, $.

Lil’ Loafers Bakery, 8522 Preston Hwy., 969-3990, $.

Nord’s Bakery, Deli and Cafeteria, 2118 S. Preston St., 634-0931, $.

 

Greek/Mediterranean

Shiraz Mediterranean Grill, 3501 Poplar Level Rd., 632-2232, $.

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, comebackinn.biz, $, Full Bar.

Mexican/Tex Mex

Lolita’s Tacos, 4222 Poplar Level Rd., 459-4356, $, Beer.

Luna’s Rotisserie, 5213B Preston Hwy., 962-8898, $.

Qdoba, 3021 Poplar Level Rd., 637-5405, qdoba.com, $, Beer.

 

Pizza

Danny Mac’s Pizza, 1567 S. Shelby St., 635-7994, $.

Vito’s Pizza, 1919 S. Preston St., 634-1003, $$, Full Bar.

 

Pub/sports bar

Check’s Café, 1101 E. Burnett St., 637-9515, $, Full Bar.

Flabby’s Schnitzelburg, 1101 Lydia St., 290-7273, $, Full Bar.

Four Pegs Beer Lounge, 1053 Goss Ave., 634-1447, fourpegsbeerlounge.com, $$, Full Bar.

Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St., 635-ZBAR, zanzabarlouisville.com, $, Full Bar.

 

HIKES POINT

Chinese

Red Sun Chinese Restaurant, 3437 Breckinridge Ln., 499-7788, $.

Wonton Express, 3000 Hikes Ln., 452-2646, $.

INDIAN

Little India Café, 3099 Breckenridge Ln., 479-3353, $.

Mexican/Tex Mex

El Nopalito, 4028 Taylorsville Rd., 458-7278, $, Full Bar.

 

Pizza

Pizza Place, 2931 Richland Ave., 458-9700, $, Full Bar.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

Davern’s Upstairs, 3044 Hunsinger Ln., 456-5530, $, Full Bar.

 

Highlands

Asian

Asiatique, 1767 Bardstown Rd., 451-2749, asiatiquerestaurant.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Café Mimosa/Eggroll Machine, 1543 Bardstown Rd., 458-2233, cafemimosatogo.com, $, Full Bar.

Dragon King’s Daughter, 1126 Bardstown Rd., 632-2444, $, Beer, Wine.

Mid City Super Buffet, 1250 Bardstown Rd. 451-6033, $, Beer, Wine.

Roots/Heart & Soy, 1216 Bardstown Rd., 452-6688/452-6678, $. Heart & Soy offers Asian street food with a vegetarian twist. The 20-item menu is brief and affordable. Most of the dishes are vegan; a few are vegetarian, mostly removed from “plant-based” status by the presence of eggs. (Reviewed 11/9/11; Rating: 91)

Wild Ginger Asian Bistro, 1700 Bardstown Rd., 384-9252, $$, Beer, Wine.

 

Barbecue

Mark’s Feed Store, 1514 Bardstown Rd., 458-1570, marksfeedstore.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

 

Cafe/coffeehouse

Day’s Espresso and Coffee, 1420 Bardstown Rd., 456-1170, $.

Dunkin Donuts, 1250 Bardstown Road, 290-3865, $.

Emma Lou’s Café & Vintage, 1327 Bardstown Rd., 456-4500, $.

Heine Brothers Coffee, 1295 Bardstown Rd., 456-5108, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Heine Brothers Coffee, 1449 Bardstown Rd., 454-5212, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Heine Brothers Coffee, 2200 Bardstown Rd., 515-0380, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Heine Brothers Coffee, 3060 Bardstown Rd., 458-7770, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Highland Coffee Company, 1140 Bardstown Rd., 451-4545, highlandcoffee.com, $.

Java Brewing Company, 1707 Bardstown Rd., 384-3555, javabrewingco.com, $.

Quills Coffee Shop, 930 Baxter Ave., 742-6129, $.

 

Casual Dining

The Bard’s Town, 1801 Bardstown Rd., 817-1906, thebardstown.com, $$, Full Bar.

Buckhead Mountain Grill, 3020 Bardstown Rd., 456-6680, eatatbuckheads.com, $$, Full Bar.

Bunz, 969 ½ Baxter Ave., 632-1132, $.

The Café, 712 Brent St., 589-9191, thecafétogo.com, $.

Ditto’s Grill, 1114 Bardstown Rd., 581-9129, $$, Full Bar.

Highland Morning, 1416 Bardstown Rd., 365-3900, myhighlandmorning.com, $.

 

 

Contemporary American

Baxter Station Bar and Grill, 1201 Payne St., 584-1635, $$, Full Bar.

Bristol Bar and Grille, 1321 Bardstown Rd., 456-1702, $$, Full Bar.

Coach Lamp Restaurant and Pub, 751 Vine St., 583-9165, $$$, Full Bar.

Jack Fry’s, 1007 Bardstown Rd., 452-9244, jackfrys.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

Lilly’s, 1147 Bardstown Rd., 451-0447, lillyslapeche.com, $$$$, Full Bar. Kathy Cary’s suave establishment was locavore before locavore was cool. The dinner menu is well designed either for noshing at the bar or for a more sumptuous repast from the well-chosen, heavily locavore main course menu. (Reviewed 10/2/12; Rating: 91)

Lynn’s Paradise Café, 984 Barret Ave., 583-3447, lynnsparadisecafe.com, $$, Full Bar. Lynn’s is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, meaning it has been around for a full generation, and people have been lining up for brunch through all those years. The menu, best known for ample portions and hearty fare, isn’t nearly as eclectic as the decor, but it satisfies. (Reviewed 12/14/11; Rating: 85)

North End Café, 2116 Bardstown Rd., 690-4161, northendcafe.com, $$, Full Bar.

Uptown Café, 1624 Bardstown Rd., 458-4212, $$, Full Bar.

Winston’s Restaurant, 3101 Bardstown Rd., 456-0980, sullivan.edu, $$$$, Full Bar.

 

 

 

Deli/Sandwiches

Baby D’s Bagels & Deli, 2009 Highland Ave., 365-3354, babydsdeli.com, $.

City Café, 1250 Bardstown Rd. (Mid City Mall), 459-5600, citycafelunch.com, $, Beer.

Joe Davola’s, 901 Barret Ave., 690-5377, joedavolas.com, $.

Lil Cheezers, 938 Baxter Ave., 409-7424, lilcheezers.com, $, Beer. Lil Cheezers is a popular local food truck that added a bricks-and-mortar shop recently in tight but inviting quarters in the midst of the Baxter Avenue nightlife zone. The menu features 10 variations on the grilled cheese theme ranging in complexity and price from $6-$8. (Reviewed 9/12/12; Rating: 84)

Morris Deli & Catering, 2228 Taylorsville Rd., 458-1668, $, Full Bar.

Stevens & Stevens, 1114 Bardstown Rd. (inside Ditto’s), 584-3354, $.

Tom & Chee, 1704 Bardstown Rd., 409-9494, $.

 

Desserts/Bakery/Ice Cream

The Bakery, 3100 Bardstown Rd., 452-1210, $.

Breadworks, 2204 Dundee Rd., 452-1510, $.

Ce Fiore, 1500 Bardstown Rd., 458-8679, cefiore.com, $.

CoCo’s Chocolate Café, 1759 Bardstown Rd., 454-9810, $.

Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen, 2525 Bardstown Rd., 459-8184, $.

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 1041 Bardstown Rd., 618-3380, $.

Lula’s Frozen Yogurt, 1501 Bardstown Rd., 618-0891, $.

Diner

Café 360, 1582 Bardstown Rd., 473-8694, $, Full Bar.

Twig and Leaf, 2122 Bardstown Rd., 451-8944, $.

 

French

Bistro Le Relais, 2817 Taylorsville Rd., 451-9020, $$$$, Full Bar. Unfortunately, after 25 years in business, Le Relais’ food and service have gone from “excellent” to “pretty good.” We admire its commitment to quality, authentic French fare, but a recent visit was disappointing. (Reviewed 8/1/12; Rating: 86)

 

Greek/Mediterranean

Pita Delites, 1616 Grinstead Dr., 569-1122, $.

Pita Hut, 1613 Bardstown Rd., 409-8484, $.

 

Health Conscious/Vegetarian

Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods, 3046 Bardstown Rd., 498-2470, rainbowblossom.com, $.

 

Indian

Bombay International, 1591 Bardstown Rd., 473-2077, $, Beer.

Kashmir Indian Restaurant, 1277 Bardstown Rd., 473-8765, $$, kashmirlouisville.com, Beer, Wine. One of the first Indian restaurants to open in town, Kashmir has provided filling, reasonably affordable meals since 1999. The extensive menu offers some 60 main dishes plus appetizers, sides and lunch options, including a broad selection of vegetarian dishes. (Reviewed 2/15/12; Rating: 83)

Sitar Indian Cuisine, 1702 Bardstown Rd., 473-8889, $$, Beer, Wine.

 

International

Palermo Viejo, 1359 Bardstown Rd., 456-6461, palermoviejo.info, $$, Full Bar. Think globally, eat locally: We can hardly think of a better place to do both of these things than Palermo Viejo, Louisville’s only Argentine restaurant and a perennial favorite among eateries of any ethnic accent. The menu is heavily focused on beef. (Reviewed 8/8/12; Rating: 92)

Queen of Sheba Ethiopian, 2804 Taylorsville Rd., 459-6301, queenofshebalouisville.com, $, Full Bar.

Ramsi’s Café on the World, 1293 Bardstown Rd., 451-0700, ramsiscafe.com, $$, Full Bar. Ramsi’s broad bill of fare — more than 100 dishes that span the globe — builds high expectations that it doesn’t always reach. The vast menu is divided by category, with all of the ethnic goodies mixed together, but you can count on finding something that will strike your fancy, and very little goes over a reasonable $11. (Reviewed 1/18/12; Rating: 78)

 

Irish

Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 933 Baxter Ave., 473-1222,, $$, Full Bar.

O’Shea’s Traditional Irish Pub, 956 Baxter Ave., 589-7373, osheaslouisville.com, $$, Full Bar.

Italian

Anselmo’s Italian Bistro, 1511 Bardstown Rd., 749-0444, $$, Full Bar.

Le Gallo Rosso Bistro, 1325 Bardstown Rd., 473-0015, $$, Full Bar.

Japanese

Oishii Sushi, 2810 Taylorsville Rd., 365-3474, $$.

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

Wasabiya Japanese Cuisine, 962 Baxter Ave., 618-2460, $$

Wild Ginger Sushi & Fusion 1700 Bardstown Rd., 384-9252, $$, Full Bar.

 

Latin

Seviche, 1538 Bardstown Rd., 473-8560, sevicherestaurant.com, $$$$, Full Bar. Chef Anthony Lamas’ Seviche is one of Louisville’s best. While the menu remains solidly “Nuevo Latino,” Lamas is clearly trying new and innovative kitchen moves. (Reviewed 10/19/11; Rating: 96)

 

Mexican/Tex Mex

Qdoba, 1500 Bardstown Rd., 454-3380, qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Sol Aztecas, 2427 Bardstown Rd., 459-7776, $$, Full Bar.

 

MIDDLE EASTERN

Zaytun Mediterranean Grill, 2286 Bardstown Rd., 365-1788, $.

 

Pizza

Bearno’s, 1318 Bardstown Rd., 456-4556, $$, Full Bar.

Bearno’s, 2900 Taylorsville Rd., 458-8605, $$, Beer.

Boombozz Taphouse, 1448 Bardstown Rd., 458-8889, tonyboombozz.com, $$, Full Bar.

Original Impellizzeri’s, 1381 Bardstown Rd., 454-2711, $$, Full Bar.

Papalinos NY Pizzeria, 947-949 Baxter Ave., 749-8525, $, Beer.

Rocky’s Pizza & Panini, 3032 Bardstown Rd., 690-8500, $$, Full Bar.

Spinelli’s Pizzeria, 614 Baxter Ave., 568-5665, $$, Beer.

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, 2011 Grinstead Dr., 690-8871, unclemaddios.com, $, Beer. If you like the way Qdoba throws together a burrito to order, using fresh ingredients they assemble on the spot, you might like Uncle Maddio’s pizza, too. Locavores and hippie-food lovers will find free-range chicken, all-natural beef, an array of locally produced vegetables, vegetarian and vegan interests, and gluten-free options. (Reviewed 12/7/11; Rating: 81)

Wick’s Pizza, 975 Baxter Ave., 458-1828, wickspizza.com, $$, Full Bar.

Za’s Pizza Pub, 1573 Bardstown Rd., 454-4544, $$, Full Bar.

Pub/Sports Bar

The Back Door, 1250 Bardstown Rd. (Mid City Mall), 451-0659, thebackdoorlouisville.com, $, Full Bar.

Bambi Bar, 2701 Bardstown Rd., 456-9635, $, Full Bar.

Baxter’s 942 Bar & Grill, 942 Baxter Ave., 409-9422, baxters942.com, $, Full Bar.

The Brewery, 426 Baxter Ave., 365-2505, $, Full Bar.

Buffalo Wild Wings, 1055 Bardstown Rd., 454-3635, $$, Full Bar.

Cahoots, 1047 Bardstown Rd., 454-6687, $, Full Bar.

The Corner Door, 2222 Dundee Rd., 708-2885, $ Full Bar.

Cumberland Brews, 1576 Bardstown Rd., 458-8727, $, Beer, Wine.

Diamond Pub and Billiards, 630 Barret Ave., 690-7040, $, Full Bar.

Dundee Tavern, 2224 Dundee Rd., 458-6637, $, Full Bar.

Flanagan’s Ale House, 934 Baxter Ave., 585-3700, $$, Full Bar.

Holy Grale, 1034 Bardstown Rd., holygralelouisville.com, $, Beer, Wine.

Kern’s Korner, 2600 Bardstown Rd., 456-9726, $, Full Bar.

Monkey Wrench, 1025 Barret Ave., 582-2433, $, Full Bar.

Mulligan’s Pub and Grill, 1801 Newburg Rd., 632-2818, $$, Full Bar.

Phoenix Hill Tavern, 644 Baxter Ave., 589-4957, $, Full Bar.

River City Drafthouse, 1574 Bardstown Rd., 690-5111, $, Beer.

Shenanigans Irish Grill, 1611 Norris Place, 454-3919, $, Full Bar.

 

Seafood

Ahoy Fish Hut, 2902 Bardstown Rd., 451-5508, $.

Fish-Fry House, 2280 Bardstown Rd., 632-2583, $$, Full Bar.

The Fish House, 1310 Winter Ave., 568-2993, $, Beer.

 

Spanish

De La Torre’s, 1606 Bardstown Rd., 456-4955, $$$, Full Bar.

La Bodega, 1604 Bardstown Rd., 456-4955, $$, Full Bar.

 

Thai

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

 

VIETNAMESE

La Que, 1019 Bardstown Rd., 238-3981, $$, Beer.

 

JEFFERSONTOWN

CAJUN

J. Gumbo’s, 8603 Citadel Way, 493-4720, $, Beer.

Chinese

China King, 3830 Ruckriegel Pkwy., 240-0500, $.

Happy China, 9106 Taylorsville Rd., 493-1001, $.

New China, 231 Blankenbaker Pkwy., 254-9299, $.

Shah’s Mongolian Grill, 9148 Taylorsville Rd., 493-0234, $, Full Bar.

Deli/Sandwiches

Backyard Burger, 1800 Priority Way, 240-9945, backyardburgers.com, $.

 

DESSERTS/Bakery/Ice Cream

Ooh La La Bakery, 1841 Plantside Dr., 499-1575, oohlalabaker.com, $.

 

Japanese

Dancing Sushi Japanese Steakhouse, 2809 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., $$, Beer, Wine.

Kansai, 1850 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy.,618-1870, $$, Full Bar.

Shogun Japanese Steakhouse, 9026 Taylorsville Rd., 499-5700, $$$, Beer, Wine.

 

Mexican/Tex Mex

El Caporal, 1901 Blankenbaker Pkwy., 266-9605, $, Full Bar.

El Nopal, 12600 Taylorsville Rd., 240-6022, $, Full Bar.

El Nopal, 10500 Watterson Tr., 266-5956, $, Full Bar.

El Tarasco, 9606 Taylorsville Rd., 297-8003, $, Full Bar.

El Toro Cantina & Grill, 1810 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 491-7272, $, Full Bar.

Senor Iguanas, 9909 Taylorsville Rd., 409-9565, $$, Full Bar.

Tacos Toreados Mexican Taqueria, 9109 Galene Dr., 468-3524, $.

Tumbleweed, 8609 Citadel Way, 493-0905, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Pizza

Bearno’s Little Sicily, 10117 Taylorsville Rd., 267-2549, $$, Beer.

Boombozz Pizza Bistro, 12613 Taylorsville Rd., 261-0222, TonyBoombozz.com, $$, Full Bar

Johnny V’s, 10509 Watterson Trail, 267-0900, $$, Full Bar.

Louisville Pizza Company, 3910 Ruckriegel Pkwy., 267-1188, chubbyrays.com, $, Full Bar.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

Chatter’s Bar & Grill, 2745 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 961-9700, $$, Full Bar.

 

Seafood

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

 

 

 

 

Okolona/Highview/Lynnview

Barbecue

Bootleg Barbecue, 7508 Preston Hwy., 968-5657, $, Beer.

 

Casual Dining

Our Best Restaurant, 5404 Antle Dr., 962-8810, $$.

 

Chicken

Indi’s, 2901 Fern Valley Rd., 969-7993, $, Beer.

 

Chinese

China Café, 8625 Preston Hwy., 968-7450, $, Beer, Wine.

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, 5729 Preston Hwy., 969-3788, $$, Beer.

 

cuban

Cuban Flavor, 5700 Outer Loop, 618-2181, $.

El Rincon Cuban Restaurant, 8118 Preston Hwy., 742-2759, $.

Deli/Sandwiches

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

 

Korean

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

 

mediterranean

Mirage Mediterranean Restaurant, 4100 Preston Hwy., 363-7788, $.

Mexican/Tex Mex

El Nopal, 11336 Preston Hwy., 961-9851, $, Full Bar.

La Hacienda Guadalajara, 4132 Outer Loop, 966-4660, $.

La Monarca, 6501 Shepherdsville Rd., 969-7938, $.

La Tapatia Restaurant, 8106 Preston Hwy., 961-9153, $, Full Bar.

Los Mezcales, 7502 Preston Hwy., 964-3466, $, Full Bar.

Qdoba, 11910 Standiford Plaza Dr., 736-6198, qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Rosticeria Luna, 5213 Preston Hwy., 962-8898, $.

Tacqueria La Mexicana, 6201 Preston Hwy., 969-4449, $.

Tumbleweed, 4255 Outer Loop, 966-0307, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Full Bar.

Tumbleweed, 4801 Outer Loop (Jefferson Mall), 810-6553, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$.

 

Pizza

Bearno’s Little Sicily, 8019 Preston Hwy., 968-6060, $$, Beer.

Fat Daddy’s Pizza, 10611 W. Manslick Rd., 363-7551, $.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

Stooges Bar and Grill, 7123 Grade Ln., 363-9803, $, Full Bar.

 

Seafood

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

 

 

Steakhouse

Texas Roadhouse, 3322 Outer Loop, 962-7600, texasroadhouse.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Thai

Thai Smile 5, 5800 Preston Hwy., 961-9018, $.

 

Old Louisville

Café/Coffeehouse

Quills Coffeehouse, 327 W. Cardinal Blvd., 690-5553, $.

Smokey’s Bean, 1451 S. First St., 749-6900, $.

 

Casual Dining

Carly Rae’s, 103 W. Oak St., 365-1003, $$, Full Bar.

Cluckers, 313 W. Cardinal Blvd., 365-1665, $, Full Bar.

 

Chinese

Saigon One, 333 W. Cardinal Blvd., 638-8989, $.

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

 

Contemporary American

610 Magnolia, 610 W. Magnolia St., 636-0783, 610magnolia.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

Buck’s, 425 W. Ormsby St., 637-5284, bucksrestaurantandbar.com, $$$, Full Bar.

 

Deli/Sandwiches

Ermin’s Bakery and Café, 1201 S. First St., 635-6960, $.

Ollie’s Trolley, 978 S. Third St., 583-5214, $.

 

DESSERTS

Comfy Cow, 339 W. Cardinal Blvd., 409-5090, thecomfycow.com, $.

Diners

Burger Boy, 1450 S. Brook St., 635-7410, $.

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

Italian

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

Mexican/Tex Mex

Bazo’s Fresh Mexican Grill, 1907 S. Fourth St., 899-9746, $, Beer.

La Tapatia Restaurant, 3022 S. Third St., 638-0300, $, Beer.

Qdoba, 1832 S. Third St., 442-0201, $, Beer.

Santa Fe Grill, 3000 S. Third St., 634-3722, $.

Señor Iguanas, 3105 S. Second St., 368-0876, iguanasmex.com, $, Full Bar.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

Granville Inn, 1601 S. Third St., 637-9128, $, Full Bar.

The Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., 636-1311, $, Full Bar.

 

Seafood

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

 

VEGETARIAN

Green Leaf Natural Vegetarian Bistro, 309 W. Cardinal Blvd., 637-5887, $.

 

 

 

 

Portland/West End

Barbeque

Rite Way Bar-B-Cue House, 1548 S. Catherine St., 584-9385, $.

CASUAL

Famous Mike’s Steak and Lemonade, 3052 Wilson Ave., 618-0102, $.

Chicken

Indi’s, 3820 W. Market St., 778-5154, $.

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 Momma’s Soul Kitchen, 4532 W. Broadway, 772-9580, $.

Forty Acres and a Mule, 1800 Dixie Hwy., 776-5600, $.

 

Pizza

Annie’s Pizza, 2520 Portland Ave., 776-6400, $.

ProspecT

 

Casual Dining

Bistro 42, 6021 Timber Ridge Dr., 632-2552, $$, Beer, Wine.

The Bristol Bar & Grille, 6051 Timber Ridge Dr., 292-2585, bristolbarandgrille.com, $$, Full Bar.

J. Harrod’s, 7507 Upper River Rd., 228-4555, $$$, Full Bar.

 

Chinese

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

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN

Blackstone Grille, 9521 U.S. 42, 228-6962, theblackstonegrille.com, $$$, Full Bar.

 

DELI/SANDWICHES

Butcher’s Best Meats & Deli, 9521 U.S. Hwy. 42, 365-4650, $.

Ermin’s Bakery & Café, 9550 U.S. Hwy. 42, 228-7210, $.

Take Out to the River, 9550 U.S. 42, $.

Japanese

Arata Sushi, 9207 U.S. Hwy. 42, 409-4880, $$, Full Bar.

Hanabi Sushi & Japanese Cuisine, 6027 Timber Ridge Dr., 228-8244, hanabisushi.biz, $$, Full Bar.

Shogun Japanese Steakhouse, 4110 Hampton Lake Way, 394-0123, $$$, Full Bar.

 

MEDITERRANEAN

Burning Bush Grille & Mediterranean Café, 13206 W. Hwy. 42, 228-7776, $. The menu features a mix of cuisines that stretch across the Mediterranean — from Spain for dishes made from the Andean grain quinoa through Greece (gyros, Greek salad and more) to Southwest Asia and Armenia. About three-dozen items range in price from a downright cheap $4.01 (falafel) to a reasonable $15.09 (steak and chicken “Kombo”). (Reviewed 1/11/12; Rating: 76)

 

Mexican/Tex Mex

Los Aztecas, 9207 Hwy. 42, 228-2450, losaztecas.net, $, Full Bar.

 

Pizza

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

 

Shively/prp/valley station

Barbecue

FireFresh Bar-B-Q, 8610 Dixie Hwy., 995-7585, firefreshbbq.com, $, Beer.

Mark’s Feed Store, 10316 Dixie Hwy., 933-7707, marksfeedstore.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

CASUAL DINING

Bud’s Tavern, 4014 Dixie Hwy., 384-9131, $, Full Bar.

Grady’s Burgers & Wings, 3825 Taylor Blvd., 361-1106, $, Beer.

Wingstop, 4812 Dixie Hwy., 409-6000, $.

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

Valley Dairy Freeze, 10300 Deering Dr., 933-3429, $.

 

Homestyle

Carolyn’s Restaurant, 3822 Cane Run Rd., 776-9519, $.

Frontier Diner, 7299 Dixie Hwy., 271-3663, $.

Hazelwood Restaurant, 4106 Taylor Blvd., 361-9104, $.

Hometown Buffet, 6641 Dixie Hwy., 995-3320, hometownbuffet.com, $.

O’Dolly’s, 7800 Old Third St. Rd., 375-1690, $, Full Bar.

 

Mexican/Tex Mex

El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant, 9070 Dixie Hwy., 995-8722, $, Full Bar.

Mexico Tipico, 6517 Dixie Hwy., 933-9523, $$, Full Bar.

Tumbleweed, 9701 Dixie Hwy., 937-9951, $$, Full Bar.

Pizza

Annie’s Pizza, 4007 Cane Run Rd., 449-4444, $.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

Benchwarmer’s, 7325 St. Andrews Church Rd., 368-1148, $, Full Bar.

Brewskee’s Tavern, 5507 Valley Station Rd., 933-0361, $, Full Bar.

Jokers Bar and Grill, 7323 St. Andrews Church Rd., 363-5662, $, Full Bar.

 

Seafood

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

 

Steakhouse

Texas Roadhouse, 4406 Dixie Hwy., 448-0705, texasroadhouse.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

South End

AFRICAN

Al Nuur, 2933 S. Fourth St., 210-7623, $.

Barbecue

Derby City BBQ and Catering, 2932 S. Fourth St., 635-9220, Beer.

Rubbie’s Southside Grill & Bar, 6905 Southside Dr., 367-0007, $, Full Bar.

Café/Coffeehouse

DaLat’s Gateaux & Bakery, 6915 Southside Dr., 368-9280, $.

Old Louisville Coffee House, 4956 Manslick Rd., 635-6660, $.

Sister Bean’s, 5225 New Cut Rd., 364-0082, $.

Sunergos Coffee, 306 Woodlawn Ave., 368-2820, $.

Thornberry’s Deli & Pies, 5103 S. Third St., 367-8394, $.

 

CAJUN

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

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, $.

Shah’s Mongolian Grill, 423 E. Warnock St., 493-0234, $, Full Bar.

 

Contemporary American

Cardinal Hall of Fame Café, 2745 Crittenden Dr., 635-8686, cardinalhalloffamecafe.com, $$, Full Bar.

Derby Café, 704 Central Ave. (KY Derby Museum), 634-8858, derbycafe.com, $, Full Bar.

Woodford Reserve Bar and Grille, Louisville International Airport, 363-2526, hmshost.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

CUBAN

La Esquina Caliente, 5318 S. Third St., 384-7414, $.

Homestyle

Granny’s Apron, 2605 Rockford Ln., 449-9026, $.

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

 

Hotel Dining

Blue Horse Café, 830 Phillips Ln., (Crown Plaza Hotel), 367-2251, $$$, Full Bar.

Empire Grill and Bar, 978 Phillips Ln. (Executive Inn), 367-2251, $$, Full Bar.

Great American Grill, 2735 Crittenden Dr. (Hilton), 637-2424, $, Full Bar.

Sporting News Grill, 6551 Paramont Park Dr. (Holiday Inn), 877-786-9480, $$, Full Bar.

 

Italian

Tuscany Italian Restaurant, 9 New Cut Rd., 363-0308, $$.

Mexican/Tex Mex

El Nopal, 4214 Outer Lp., 968-2566, $, Full Bar.

El Nopal, 5444 New Cut Rd., 380-8447, $ Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

El Tarasco, 5425 New Cut Rd., 368-5628, $, Beer, Wine.

Pina Fiesta Mexican Grill, 7895 Dixie Hwy., 995-6775, $, Full Bar.

Qdoba, 6814 Dixie Hwy., 855-4452, qdoba.com, $, Beer.

 

Pizza

Angilo’s Pizza, 1725 Berry Blvd., 368-1032, $.

Bearno’s, 7895 Dixie Hwy., 937-1199, $$, Beer.

Iroquois Pizza, 6614 Manslick Rd., 363-1234, $$, Beer, Wine.

Pub/Sports Bar

Hoops Grill & Sports Bar, 6733 Strawberry Ln., 375-4667, $, Full Bar.

Pucker’s Bar & Grill, 4041 Preston Hwy., 364-7250, $, Full Bar.

Rumball’s Family Sports Bar, 5921 Terry Rd., 365-2761, $, Full Bar.

Spectator’s Bar and Grill, 5530 New Cut Rd., 368-7650, $, Full Bar.

Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill, 2787 S. Floyd St., 637-5241, $, Full Bar.

 

Vietnamese

Annie Café, 308 W. Woodlawn Ave., 363-4847, $, Beer. This well-established South End Vietnamese spot excels in selection, price, food quality and service. The menu offers a good selection of Vietnamese dishes, including nearly 50 entrees in the range of $5.50 (for a Southeast Asian beef or chicken dinner salad) to $9.95 (for clay pot Com Phan moi dau nguoi). (Reviewed 12/21/11; Rating: 89)

Café Thuy Van, 5600 National Turnpike, 366-6959, $, Beer.

Pho Binh Minh, 6709 Strawberry Ln., 375-9249, $, Beer.

Vietnam Kitchen, 5339 Mitscher Ave., 363-5154, $, Beer.

 

St. Matthews

Café/Coffeehouse

Bloom’s Café, 307 Wallace Ave., 896-8008, $.

Cheddar Box Café, 3909 Chenoweth Sq., 893-2324, $$.

Heine Brothers Coffee, 119 Chenoweth Ln., 893-5103, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Meridian Café, 112 Meridian Ave., 897-9703, $, Beer.

 

Casual Dining

Bluegrass Burgers, 3334 Frankfort Ave., 614-6567, $.

Café Lou Lou, 106 Sears Ave., 893-7776, cafeloulou.com, $$, Full Bar.

Home Run Burgers & Fries, 4600 Shebyville Rd., 365-3388, homerunburger.com, $.

Kayrouz Café, 127 Wiltshire Ave., 896-2630, $, Beer, Wine.

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, $, Full Bar.

 

Chinese

China 1, 123 Breckenridge Ln., 897-6511, $.

House of Dragon, 126 Breckenridge Ln., 893-7994, $$.

King Wok, 291 N. Hubbards Ln., 899-7188, $.

Oriental House, 4302 Shelbyville Rd., 897-1017, $. Oriental House, whose ornate Chinese-style building has been a local landmark since at least as far back as the 1960s, was one of Louisville’s first Chinese restaurants, and is surely its longest-standing. In many ways, its core menu, too, remains true to those old days of chow mein, chop suey, fried rice and egg foo young — all of which, indeed, remain on the menu and affordable. (Reviewed 3/7/12; Rating: 88)

Saigon Café, 106 Fairfax Ave., 893-7757, $$.

Yang Kee Noodle, 7900 Shelbyville Rd. (Oxmoor Center), 426-0800, $, Beer, Wine.

 

Contemporary American

60 West, 3939 Shelbyville Rd., 719-9717, $$, Full Bar.

211 Clover Lane, 211 Clover Ln., 896-9570, 211cloverln.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

Equus, 122 Sears Ave., 897-9026, $$$, Full Bar.

 

Cuban

Havana Rumba, 4115 Oechsli Ave., 897-1959, $$, Full Bar.

 

Deli/Sandwiches

Andrew’s Café, 4010 Dupont Circle, 895-7064, $.

Bruegger’s Bagels, 119 Breckenridge Lane, 618-1158, brueggers.com, $. Bruegger’s, a Vermont-based chain, offers fresh bagels baked on the premises and served warm. It adopts the fresh-burrito concept, setting up a service line with rows of small bins containing dozens of ingredients that attendants will load onto your bagel to suit your whim. (Reviewed 3/28/12; Rating: 81)

Café J, 3600 Dutchmans Ln. (Jewish Community Center), 459-0660, jccoflouisville.org, $.

Café Palacio, 4010 Dupont Circle, 708-1818, $.

Danish Express, 102 1/2 Cannons Ln., 895-2863, $.

Feed Bag, 133 Breckenridge Ln., 896-1899, $.

Lotsa Pasta, 3717 Lexington Rd., 896-6361, $.

Paul’s Fruit Market, 3905 Chenoweth Square, 896-8918, paulsfruit.com, $.

Shady Lane Café, 4806 Brownsboro Rd., 893-5118, $.

Wall Street Deli, 3920 Dutchmans Ln., 894-0889, wallstreetdeli.com, $.

 

Desserts/Bakery/Ice Cream

The Cupcake Shoppe, 3701 Lexington Rd., 899-2970, $.

Desserts By Helen, 3500 Frankfort Ave., 451-7151, dessertsbyhelen.com, $.

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 3737 Lexington Rd., 893-3393, $.

Plehn’s Bakery, 3940 Shelbyville Rd., 896-4438, $.

 

Health Conscious/Vegetarian

Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods, 3738 Lexington Rd., 896-0189, rainbowblossom.com, $.

Japanese

Asahi Japanese Restaurant, 3701 Lexington Rd., 895-1130, $$.

Mikato Japanese Steakhouse, 3938 Dupont Circle, 891-0081, $$, Full Bar.

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

Sato’s Zen Sushi & Sake, 285 N. Hubbards Ln., 893-8901, $, Full Bar.

 

KOREAN

Charim Korean Restaurant, 4123 Oechsli Ave., 290-8900, $. Even if you don’t have much experience with Korean food, you’ll find it easy to like, especially if you try it at an eatery as amiable as Charim. The menu is relatively brief but offers a good choice of affordable Korean cuisine. (Reviewed 3/21/12; Rating: 84)

MEDITERRANEAN

Majid’s St. Matthews, 3911 Chenoweth Sq., 618-2222, mejidstmatthews.com, $$, Full Bar.

MEXICAN/TEX MEX

Bazo’s Fresh Mexican Grill, 4014 Dutchmans Ln., 899-9600, $, Beer.

Chuy’s, 104 Oxmoor Ct., 327-3033, chuys.com, $, Full Bar.

El Nopal (Ramada Inn), 1041 Zorn Ave., 897-5101, $$, Full Bar.

El Tarasco, 110 Fairfax Ave., 895-8010, $, Full Bar.

Qdoba, 970 Breckenridge Ln., 721-8100, qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina, 285 N. Hubbards Ln., 897-5323, $, Full Bar.

Tumbleweed, 5000 Shelbyville Rd. (Mall St. Matthews), 893-3100, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $.

Tumbleweed, 7900 Shelbyville Rd. (Oxmoor Center), 339-8411, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $, Full Bar.

Tumbleweed, 380 Brenton Way, 955-5747, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Full Bar.

Pizza

Boombozz Pizza and Tap House, 3400 Frankfort Ave., 896-9090, tonyboombozz.com, $$, Full Bar.

Coals Artisan Pizza, 3724 Frankfort Ave., 742-8200, coalsartisanpizza.com, $$, Full Bar.

DiOrio’s Pizza & Pub, 310 Wallace Ave., 618-3424, $$, Full Bar.

Mellow Mushroom, 3920 Shelbyville Rd., 409-6874, mellowmushroom.com, $$, Full Bar. This funky, ’60s-style chain restaurant offers some surprisingly good pizza, good music, a fun if noisy scene, and a reasonable bill at the end of the evening. There’s all manner of calzones, hoagies and pizzas, including 15 specialty pies, plus hundreds of build-your-own options. (Reviewed 9/19/12; Rating: 88)

Puccini’s Smiling Teeth, 4600 Shelbyville Rd., 721-0170, puccinissmilingteeth.com, $, Beer.

Saints Pizza and Pub, 131 Breckenridge Ln., 891-8883, saintspizza.com, $, Full Bar.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

Bluegrass Brewing Company, 3929 Shelbyville Rd., 899-7070, bbcbrew.com, $$, Full Bar.

Diamond Pub and Billiards, 3814 Frankfort Ave., 895-7513, $, Full Bar.

Drake’s, 3939 Shelbyville Rd., 614-7327, $, Full Bar.

Gerstle’s Place, 3801 Frankfort Ave., 899-3609, $, Full Bar.

Jim Porter’s Good Time Emporium, 2345 Lexington Rd., 452-9531, $, Full Bar.

Tin Roof, 3921 Shelbyville Rd., 895-1914, $, Full Bar.

ZaZoo’s Bar and Grill, 102 Bauer Ave., 894-8030, $, Full Bar.

Seafood

The Fishery, 3624 Lexington Rd., 895-1188, $, Beer.

Seafood Connection, 3922 Chenoweth Square, 899-5655, $$.

 

Steakhouse

Del Frisco’s, 4107 Oechsli Ave., $$$$, Full Bar. Del Frisco’s, an old-school steakhouse that’s enjoyed local landmark status for 30 years, is running at the top of its form. If you’d prefer your dinner on the surf side of the turf, shrimp, swordfish, lobster tail, king crab legs and salmon are available. (Reviewed 11/23/11; Rating: 88)

Texas Roadhouse, 6460 Dutchmans Ln., 897-5005, texasroadhouse.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Thai

Simply Thai, 323 Wallace Ave., 899-9670, $.

 

VIETNAMESE

NamNam Café, 318 Wallace Ave., 891-8859, $.

 

INDIANA

CLARKSVILLE

Barbecue

Jersey’s Café, 1515 Lynch Ln., 812-288-2100, $$, Full Bar.

CASUAL DINING

Champions Grill, 505 Marriott Dr. (Holiday Inn), 812-283-4411, $, Full Bar.

Roosters, 1601 Greentree Blvd., 812-590-3391, $, Full Bar.

Chinese

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, $.

 

Entertainment

Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr., 812-288-2632, derbydinner.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

 

Japanese

Kansai Japanese Steakhouse, 1370 Veterans Pkwy., 812-218-9238, $$$, Full Bar.

Mexican/Tex Mex

El Burrito de Oro, 1927 Greentree Blvd., 812-285-8820, $, Beer.

El Caporal, 515 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy., 812-282-7174, $, Full Bar.

La Frontera, 754 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy., 812-258-0074, $, Beer.

La Tapatia Diner, 827 Eastern Blvd., 812-218-8030, $, Beer.

Señor Iguanas, 1415 Broadway St., 812-280-8555, $, Beer, Full Bar.

 

pizza

Achilles Pizza, 1730 Williamsburg Square, 812-288-8882, $, Beer, Wine.

Studio Pizza, 1401 Veterans Pkwy., 812-288-6600, $$.

Pub/Sports Bar

Danny Boy’s, 1101 S. Clark Blvd., 812-283-3566, $, Full Bar.

 

Seafood

Clarksville Seafood, 916 Eastern Blvd., 812-283-8588, $.

Hungry Pelican, 564 Eastern Blvd., 812-282-4673, $, Beer, Wine.

 

Steakhouse

Texas Roadhouse, 757 E. Lewis & Clark Pkwy., 812-280-1103, texasroadhouse.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

ELIZABETH/BRIDGEPORT

ASIAN

Pearl, Horseshoe Casino, 866-676-SHOE, horseshoe.com, $$.

Buffet

Paula Deen Buffet, Horseshoe Casino, 866-676-SHOE, horseshoe.com, $$.

Café/Coffeehouse

Aroma Café, Horseshoe Casino, 866-676-SHOE, horseshoe.com, $, Full Bar.

Cleo’s Coffee and More, Horseshoe Casino, 866-676-SHOE, horseshoe.com, $, Beer.

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN

Jack Binion’s Steakhouse, Horseshoe Casino, 866-676-SHOE, horseshoe.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

 

Casual Dining

JB’s Café, Horseshoe Casino, 866-676-SHOE, horseshoe.com, $.

Legends, Horseshoe Casino, 866-676-SHOE, horseshoe.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Deli/Sandwiches

Ace High Snack Bar, Horseshoe Casino, 866-676-SHOE, horseshoe.com, $.

All In Deli, Horseshoe Casino, 866-676-SHOE, horseshoe.com, $.

 

FLOYDS KNOBS

Café/Coffeehouse

Bean Street Café, 101 Lafollette Station, 812-923-1404.

Hobknobb Roasting Co., 3700 Paoli Pike, 812-923-1458, hobknobb.com, $.

 

Casual Dining

A Nice Restaurant, 404 Lafollette Station South, 812-923-7770, $.

Sam’s Food and Spirits, 702 Highlander Point Dr., 812-923-2323, samstavern.com, $$, Full Bar.

Desserts/Bakery/Ice Cream

Berry Twist, 3670 Scottsville Rd., 812-923-8305, $.

 

MEXICAN/TEX MEX

El Nopal, 730 Highlander Point Dr., 812-923-2929, $, Full Bar.

Yellow Cactus, 3620 Paoli Pike, 812-9013-0313, $, Full Bar.

Pizza

Arni’s Pizza, 3700 Paoli Pike, 812-923-9805, $.

Bearno’s Pizza, Lafollette Station South, 812-923-4600, $, Beer.

 

JEFFERSONVILLE

BARBECUE

Harley’s Hardwoodz BBQ, 1703 Charlestown-New Albany Pk., 812-284-4490, $.

Pink Baron BBQ, 400 W. Court Ave., 835-7361, $.

Café/Coffeehouse

Adrienne & Co. Café and Bakery, 129 W. Court Ave., 812-282-2665, $.

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, $.

Babby’s Steakhouse, 1207 E. Market St., (866) 492-3484, $$, Full Bar.

Boardwalk Burgers and Fries, 2909 E. 10th St., 812-725-0200, $.

Bristol Bar and Grille, 700 W. Riverside Dr., 812-218-1995, bristolbarandgrille.com, $$, Full Bar.

Buckhead Mountain Grill, 707 W. Riverside Dr., 812-284-2919, eatatbuckheads.com, $$, Full Bar.

Cast Iron Steakhouse, 1207 E. Market St., 812-590-2298, $$, Full Bar.

Jerry’s Restaurant, 1510 E. 10th St., 812-283-7968, $.

Mike and Matt’s, 2835 Holmans Lane, 590-1565, $$.

Zaxby’s, 2740 Allison Ln., 812-920-0080, $.

 

Chinese

China Town Buffet, 1716 E. Tenth St., 812-218-9998, $.

You-Carryout-A, 1551 E. Tenth St., 812-288-8313, $.

 

Deli/Sandwiches

Chicago Grill & Subs, 1626 Spring St., 812-288-5988, $.

Lunch Today, 590 Missouri Ave. (Water Tower Square), 812-282-1005, 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, $.

 

Italian

Come Back Inn, 415 Spring St., 812-285-1777, $, Full Bar.

Cozza Osteria Enoteca, 214 E. Court Ave., 812-284-4406, $$, Full Bar.

Rocky’s Sub Pub, 715 W. Riverside Dr., 812-282-3844, eatatrockys.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Japanese

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, 301 S. Indiana Ave., 812-280-8500, kobesteakhouse.net, $$$, Full Bar.

 

Mexican/Tex Mex

El Sombrero, 2748 Meijer St., 812-285-0109, $, Full Bar.

Puerto Vallarta, 125 Quartermaster Ct., 812-288-2022, $, Full Bar.

Tumbleweed, 2784 Jefferson Centre, 812-282-9333, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $, Full Bar.

 

Pizza

Alexander’s Pizzeria, 1611 Charlestown-New Albany Rd., 812-284-9000, $.

Bearno’s, 2784 Meijer Dr., 812-282-3125, $$, Beer.

Cheezy’s Pizza, 801 E. Market St., 812-288-8500, $$.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

19th Green Grill and Pub, 1740 Williamsburg Dr., 812-284-9088, $, Full Bar.

Cluckers, 100 W. Riverside Dr., 812-590-3662, cluckers-wings.com, $, Full Bar.

The Lighthouse, 202 Main St., 812-283-0077, $$, Full Bar.

Mick’s Lounge, 1448 Tenth St. (Gateway Plaza), 812-283-8096, $, 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, $, Full Bar.

 

Seafood

Kingfish, 601 W. Riverside Dr., 812-284-3474, $$, Full Bar.

 

Thai

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

 

NEW ALBANY

ASIAN

Onion Restaurant Tea House, 4211 Charlestown Rd., 812-981-0188, $$, Beer, Wine.

 

BARBECUE

Feast BBQ, 116 W. Main St., 812-920-0454, feastbbq.com, $$, Full Bar. Feast BBQ, newly arrived in the downtown New Albany foodie scene, offers smoky, saucy protein in the form of pulled pork, brisket, pulled chicken or … tofu. In the capable hands of Chef Ryan Rogers and his team, the barbecued tofu is good enough that even a devoted meat-eater might be tempted to take a taste. (Reviewed 8/22/12; Rating: 91)

Café/Coffeehouse

Coffee Crossing, 4212 Charlestown Rd., 812-981-2633, coffeecrossing.com, $.

Earth Friends Café, 3211 Grant Line Rd., 812-725-9393, earthfriendscafe.com, $.

Hobknobb Roasting Co., 419 State St., 812-944-4555, $.

Main Street Café & Treats, 155 E. Main St., 812-944-4494, $.

 

Casual Dining

A Nice Restaurant, 3105 Blackiston Mill Rd., 812-945-4321, $.

DP UpDogs, 147 E. Market St., 812-948-0768, $.

Janie’s Café, 223 W. Fifth St., 812-944-2400, $.

JR’s Pub, 826 W. Main St., 812-920-0030, $, 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, samstavern.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

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, $.

Oriental Star, 2602 Charlestown Rd., 812-948-8895, $.

 

Contemporary American

NA Exchange, 8306 Plaza Dr., 812-948-6501, $$, Full Bar.

New Albany Roadhouse, 1706 Greybrook Ln., 812-981-7777, $$, Full Bar.

River City Winery, 321 Pearl St., 812-945-9463, $$, Beer, Wine.

Toast On Market, 141 E. Market St., 812-569-4099, $, Full Bar.

cuban

Habana Blues Cuban Tapas Restaurant, 148 E. Market St., 812-944-9760, $$, Full Bar.

 

Deli/Sandwiches

Great Harvest Bread, 4214 Charlestown Rd., 812-945-4422, $.

 

Desserts/Bakery/Ice Cream

Ermin’s French Bakery and Café, 2736 Charlestown Rd., 812-941-8674, $.

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 3113 Blackiston Mill Rd., 812-590-3580, $.

Mom and Pop’s Cone Corner, 1817 Graybrook Ln., 812-945-6711, $.

Sweet Stuff Bakery, 323 E. Spring St., 812-948-2507, sweetstuffbakery.com, $.

 

FRENCH

Louis Le Francais, 133 E. Market St., 812-944-1222, louisfrancais.com, $$$, Full Bar.

HEALTH CONSCIOUS/VEGETARIAN

Creekside Outpost Health Food Store, 614 Hausfeldt Ln., 812-948-9118, creeksideoutpost.com, $.

Rainbow Blossom Health Food Store, 3003 Charlestown Crossing Way, 812-941-0080, rainbowblossom.com, $.

ITALIAN

La Bocca, 132 E. Market St., 812-725-9495, $, Full Bar.

 

 

Japanese

Tomo Japanese Restaurant, 4315 Charlestown Rd., 812-941-0200, $$$, Full Bar.

Mexican/Tex Mex

El Nopal, 2743 Charlestown Rd., 812-945-3588, $, Full Bar.

El Nopal, 730 Rolling Creek Dr., 812-590-3435, $, Full Bar.

La Rosita, 336 Pearl St., 812-944-3620, $, Beer.

Puerto Vallarta, 4214 Charlestown Rd., 812-945-3588, $$.

Qdoba, 4302 Charlestown Rd., 812-941-9654, qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Tumbleweed, 2005 State St., 812-945-0177, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $, Full Bar.

Tumbleweed, 3005 Charlestown Crossing Way, 812-945-9333, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $, Full Bar.

Pizza

Arni’s Pizza, 1208 State St., 812-945-1149, meetyouatarnis.com, $.

Bearno’s, 3002 Charlestown Crossing Way, 812-949-7914, $$, Beer.

The Fun House, 373 Professional Ct., 812-945-2386, $$.

Sportstime Pizza, 3312 Plaza Dr., 812-944-2577, newalbanian.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

Tony Impellizzeri’s, 5170 Charlestown Rd., 812-949-3002, impellizzeris.com, $$, Full Bar.

Wick’s Pizza Parlor, 225 State St., 812-945-9425, wickspizza.com, $, Beer, Wine.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

Bank Street Brewhouse, 415 Bank St., 812-725-9585, $$, Full Bar.

Cluckers, 4308 Charlestown Rd., 812-944-8100, cluckers-wings.com, $, Full Bar.

Irish Exit, 209 E. Main St., $, Full Bar.

Mac’s Hideaway, 1636 Slater Run Rd., 812-945-4256, $, Full Bar.

Rich O’s Public House, 3312 Plaza Dr., 812-949-2804, $, Beer.

The Rustic Frog, 1720 Old River Rd., 812-944-0576, $, Full Bar.

Tucker’s American Favorites, 2441 State St., 812-944-9999, $, Full Bar.

Vic’s Café, 1839 E. Market St., 812-944-4338, $, Full Bar.

 

Seafood

Dock Seafood, 1125 State St., 812-944-2951, $.

Hungry Pelican, 2604 Charlestown Rd., 812-948-1692, $, Beer, Wine.

 

Jackson’s Seafood, 400 W. Main St., 812-945-3474, $.

 

THAI

Tanthai Cuisine of Thailand, 4510 Charlestown Rd., 812-948-2012, tanthairestaurant.com, $$.

SELLERSBURG

Café/Coffeehouse

King’s Coffee, 406 Popp Ave., 812-748-9448, $.

Casual Dining

The Chicken House, 7180 State Rd. 111, 812-246-9485, $$, Beer, Wine.

Covered Bridge, 12510 Covered Bridge Rd., 812-246-8880, $, Full Bar.

Cricket’s Café, 7613 Old State Rd. 60, Sellersburg, Ind., 812-246-9339, $.

 

Desserts/Bakery/Ice Cream

Chillers, 7601 Hwy. 311, 812-246-9616, $.

 

INTERNATIONAL

Beijing Grill and Sushi Bar, 8007 Hwy. 311, 248-0900, $$, Full Bar.

 

Pizza

Ma Zerellas, 949 S. Indiana Ave., 812-246-9517, $.

The Pizza Palace, 469 N. Indiana Ave., 812-246-3346, $.

Sir Dano’s Pizza Parlor, 469 N. Indiana Ave., 812-246-3346, $.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

Sid’s Pub and Ranch House, 935A S. Indiana Ave., 812-246-8192, $, Full Bar.

 

Steakhouse

Neil and Patty’s Fireside Bar and Grill, 7611 Hwy. 311, 812-246-5456, $$, Full Bar.

 

STARLIGHT

Deli/Sandwiches

Huber Starlight Café, 19816 Huber Rd., 812-923-9463, huberwinery.com, $, Wine.

 

Homestyle

Joe Huber Family Restaurant, 2421 Scottsville Rd., 812-923-5255, joehubers.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

 

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