20 Hot Restaurants To Try When You're In Louisville

Louisville is a music city (check out our festival lineup w/ Poorcastle, Bourbon and Beyond, and Louder than Life), a creative city, and maybe more than anything, we are a foodie city. If you come to Louisville, we hope you're hungry because there are so many places you should try here.

Here's a list of 20, hand-picked hot spots for you to try. From Korean Corn Dogs to Fine Dining, this list is a trip worldwide for your palate. More than anything, this is just a tiny sample of the restaurants Louisville has to offer.

 

 

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20 Hot Restaurants To Try When You're In Louisville
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Twinspire Pizza
8023 Catherine Ln., 
Pizza. Serious pizza. Nuttin’ fancy but good pies. Photo via  Twinspire Pizza

Twinspire Pizza

8023 Catherine Ln.,
Pizza. Serious pizza. Nuttin’ fancy but good pies.
Photo via Twinspire Pizza
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The Smokery
2354 Frankfort Ave.,
Smokehouse and Grill. So basically grilled meats and things that go with grilled meats. Photo via  The Smokery

The Smokery

2354 Frankfort Ave.,
Smokehouse and Grill. So basically grilled meats and things that go with grilled meats.
Photo via The Smokery
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Fat Lamb
2011 Grinstead Dr.,
Craft Cocktails, Upscale eats. The Fat Lamb is a popular spot. Photo via  The Fat Lamb

Fat Lamb

2011 Grinstead Dr.,
Craft Cocktails, Upscale eats. The Fat Lamb is a popular spot.
Photo via The Fat Lamb
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Six Forks Burger
1039 Ash St.,
Black-owned, Veteran-owned burger joint serving a sandwich that is among the best burgers in the city Photo via  Six Forks Burgers

Six Forks Burger

1039 Ash St.,
Black-owned, Veteran-owned burger joint serving a sandwich that is among the best burgers in the city
Photo via Six Forks Burgers
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The Grüv
434 W. Market St.,
Sportsbar, wing spot. All around good pub and grub vibes. Photo via  The Grüv

The Grüv

434 W. Market St.,
Sportsbar, wing spot. All around good pub and grub vibes.
Photo via The Grüv
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Red Hog
2622 Frankfort Ave.,
They have the meats…not like the fast food chain but like actual artisanal meat and other great eats. Photo via  Red Hog

Red Hog

2622 Frankfort Ave.,
They have the meats…not like the fast food chain but like actual artisanal meat and other great eats.
Photo via Red Hog
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In Season
324 W. Main St.,
Farm to Table and To-Go food. They are making boxed lunches for Derby. Photo via  In Season

In Season

324 W. Main St.,
Farm to Table and To-Go food. They are making boxed lunches for Derby.
Photo via In Season
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Porch Kitchen and Bar
280 W. Jefferson St.,
Inspired by the American porch, this restaurant takes on American comfort classics. Serves brunch, lunch, and dinner.Photo via  Porch

Porch Kitchen and Bar

280 W. Jefferson St.,
Inspired by the American porch, this restaurant takes on American comfort classics. Serves brunch, lunch, and dinner.
Photo via Porch
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Perso
741 E. Oak St.,
This former upscale pizza concept has been retooled into a fine dining Italian spot and it’s…chef’s kiss.Photo via  Perso

Perso

741 E. Oak St.,
This former upscale pizza concept has been retooled into a fine dining Italian spot and it’s…chef’s kiss.
Photo via Perso
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Oskar's Slider Bar
3799 Poplar Level Rd.,
I have one word, Haloumi. That’s it. It’s the “why” to Oskar’s, but the hot honey dipping sauce keeps me there. Sliders, Fries, and plenty more. Photo via  Oskar’s

Oskar's Slider Bar

3799 Poplar Level Rd.,
I have one word, Haloumi. That’s it. It’s the “why” to Oskar’s, but the hot honey dipping sauce keeps me there. Sliders, Fries, and plenty more.
Photo via Oskar’s
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Nostalgic Cocktail House + Restaurant
1306 Bardstown Rd.,
Nostalgia rules here with comfort classics given a modern spin.Photo via  Nostalgic

Nostalgic Cocktail House + Restaurant

1306 Bardstown Rd.,
Nostalgia rules here with comfort classics given a modern spin.
Photo via Nostalgic
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North of Bourbon
935 Goss Ave.,
New Orleans and Louisville have a long and storied relationship. Taste a little bit of that N’Awlins spirit at North of BourbonPhoto via  North of Bourbon

North of Bourbon

935 Goss Ave.,
New Orleans and Louisville have a long and storied relationship. Taste a little bit of that N’Awlins spirit at North of Bourbon
Photo via North of Bourbon
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Louisville StrEatery
304 W. Woodlawn Ave.,
Asian Fusion rules the day in this food hall. From Korean-style corn dogs, to doughnuts and fried chicken, there is a lot to try. Photo via  Louisville StrEatery

Louisville StrEatery

304 W. Woodlawn Ave.,
Asian Fusion rules the day in this food hall. From Korean-style corn dogs, to doughnuts and fried chicken, there is a lot to try.
Photo via Louisville StrEatery
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Harbor and Hops
3010 Gottbrath Pkwy., Jeffersonville
It’s a restaurant and taphouse and the menu looks wonderful. A good place to escape the hustle of Derby right across the river.Photo via  Harbor and Hops

Harbor and Hops

3010 Gottbrath Pkwy., Jeffersonville
It’s a restaurant and taphouse and the menu looks wonderful. A good place to escape the hustle of Derby right across the river.
Photo via Harbor and Hops
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District 6 Gastropub
3930 Shelbyville Rd.,
Vietnamese with a twist. The food is addictive and we’re sure you won’t go just once. Photo via  District 6

District 6 Gastropub

3930 Shelbyville Rd.,
Vietnamese with a twist. The food is addictive and we’re sure you won’t go just once.
Photo via District 6
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Chik’n & Mi
1765 Mellwood Ave.,
Asian fusion focused around fried chicken and ramen. Photo via  Chik’n & Mi

Chik’n & Mi

1765 Mellwood Ave.,
Asian fusion focused around fried chicken and ramen.
Photo via Chik’n & Mi
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Alchemy
10640 Meeting St.,
7900 Shelbyville Rd.
Venezuelan fare. Empanadas. Two locations and a food truck. Hungry yet? Photo via  Alchemy Oxmoor

Alchemy

10640 Meeting St., 7900 Shelbyville Rd.
Venezuelan fare. Empanadas. Two locations and a food truck. Hungry yet?
Photo via Alchemy Oxmoor
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African Best Restaurant
7325 St. Andrew Church Rd.,
Authentic African Food served with pride. See what the folks “in the know” are talking about. Photo via  African Best Restaurant

African Best Restaurant

7325 St. Andrew Church Rd.,
Authentic African Food served with pride. See what the folks “in the know” are talking about.
Photo via African Best Restaurant
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21st In Germantown
1481 S. Shelby St.,
The old Club 21 is now the 21st in Germantown serving up cocktails and American favs.  Photo via  21st in Germantown

21st In Germantown

1481 S. Shelby St.,
The old Club 21 is now the 21st in Germantown serving up cocktails and American favs.
Photo via 21st in Germantown
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