Cheap Eats: 20 Louisville Restaurants Where You Can Get a Meal Under $15

Feeling hungry for a bite that won't break the bank? We've got you covered. There are plenty of tasty local eateries to explore that can fill up your belly when you're balling on a budget. From burgers and barbecue to tacos and sushi, here's where to find a delicious meal for about $15 or less.
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Toasty’s Tavern
Some of the best pub grub in town! You’ll probably have to skip the drinks to keep it affordable, but hey, the fries are their own kind of high.

Toasty’s Tavern

Some of the best pub grub in town! You’ll probably have to skip the drinks to keep it affordable, but hey, the fries are their own kind of high.
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Barret BarGood bar food, good prices, good patio. Sure sounds like a winner.

Barret Bar

Good bar food, good prices, good patio. Sure sounds like a winner.
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The Post
Pizza by the slice makes it easy to save a few bucks.
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The Post

Pizza by the slice makes it easy to save a few bucks.
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Miki’s
This karaoke bar serves up Korean grub with some pretty tasty $10 ramen.

Miki’s

This karaoke bar serves up Korean grub with some pretty tasty $10 ramen.
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Kebab House
Classic Mediterranean gyros and sandwiches under $10 or get a whopping plate of food for about $15.

Kebab House


Classic Mediterranean gyros and sandwiches under $10 or get a whopping plate of food for about $15.
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The Misfit
Czech-inspired sausages and sandwiches you will drool over forever. They even serve half-portions for $6-7 that are both super tasty and pretty filling.

The Misfit

Czech-inspired sausages and sandwiches you will drool over forever. They even serve half-portions for $6-7 that are both super tasty and pretty filling.
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Kern's Korner
Most burgers and sandwiches here are about $6-7.

Kern's Korner


Most burgers and sandwiches here are about $6-7.
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El Molcajete
Quite possibly the best Mexican in town.

El Molcajete

Quite possibly the best Mexican in town.
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Safier
Big portions for a small price! You can get a massive sandwich for around $8 or a whole plate of falafel, hummus, and pita for about $4. Don’t sleep on the daily specials.

Safier

Big portions for a small price! You can get a massive sandwich for around $8 or a whole plate of falafel, hummus, and pita for about $4. Don’t sleep on the daily specials.
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Panchitos
Affordable tacos, tortas and churro shakes. (Churro shakes!!!)

Panchitos

Affordable tacos, tortas and churro shakes. (Churro shakes!!!)
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Dizzy Whizz
Classic Dizzy Whizz. You can’t go wrong with these double-decker hamburgers, french fries & milkshakes.

Dizzy Whizz


Classic Dizzy Whizz. You can’t go wrong with these double-decker hamburgers, french fries & milkshakes.
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Frank’s meat and produce
Killer sandwiches and soups that make your wages a little more livable.

Frank’s meat and produce

Killer sandwiches and soups that make your wages a little more livable.
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Yummy Pollo
Yummy and affordable chicken!

Yummy Pollo

Yummy and affordable chicken!
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Carali’s
You can get half a chicken and two sides for about $12 at this Peruvian rotisserie chicken joint.

Carali’s

You can get half a chicken and two sides for about $12 at this Peruvian rotisserie chicken joint.
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Jasmin's Bakery
Big ass gyros for super cheap.

Jasmin's Bakery

Big ass gyros for super cheap.
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Wagner’s Pharmacy
Serious Southern grub right across the street from Churchill Downs. Stop by for a hearty breakfast or a fried bologna sandwich.

Wagner’s Pharmacy

Serious Southern grub right across the street from Churchill Downs. Stop by for a hearty breakfast or a fried bologna sandwich.
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Checks Cafe
You can always enjoy an affordable meal at this gathering place that’s been open since the '40s. Enjoy beer, sandwiches, German-American dishes, and a great happy hour.

Checks Cafe


You can always enjoy an affordable meal at this gathering place that’s been open since the '40s. Enjoy beer, sandwiches, German-American dishes, and a great happy hour.
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Hilltop Tavern
$6 appetizers and $15 entrees. And it’s open late!

Hilltop Tavern

$6 appetizers and $15 entrees. And it’s open late!
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Old Louisville Tavern
You can easily get a meal at this Old Louisville pub for under $20. RIP to Nickle Wing Night though.

Old Louisville Tavern

You can easily get a meal at this Old Louisville pub for under $20. RIP to Nickle Wing Night though.
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Burger Girl
This diner is an easy spot to grab an $8 breakfast, $10 burger or $9 sandwich.

Burger Girl

This diner is an easy spot to grab an $8 breakfast, $10 burger or $9 sandwich.
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