The ceramic pig outside signals the great pork barbecue inside. A smoked-meat empire in the making and Louisville favorite since 1988, Mark’s barbecue chicken, pork, and spicy mustard-based sauce keep it on the carnivore club’s frequent-visit list. Also, try the onion straws and fried corn.
Sample European cafe-style fare at this charming spot in Clifton. Try an espresso or cappucino for a morning pick-me-up. The lunch and dinner menus include salads and fresh-made paninis, steaks, pastas and grilled salmon, along with an assortment of pastries and authentic gelato. Whatever you do, don’t miss the pommes frites.
This popular Lyndon spot features an eclectic menu with a Cajun flair. Try the andouille-stuffed chicken, blackened beef tenderloin, or shrimp and grits. They also offer gourmet pizzas, sandwiches and New York-style subs.
Annie May’s offers cakes, pies, cookies, and breads for dessert lovers with food allergies — or any dessert lovers, really. All items are gluten-free, peanut-free, and tree nut-free, and many can be made without other common allergens like soy and dairy.
Dine on premium Midwestern beef, seafood, and nearly 50 wines by the glass in an Aspen ski lodge-inspired setting at this chain. Specialties include a coffee-cured filet steak, tempura lobster tail, and triple-layer chocolate ganache cake.
This new bistro, opened by the people who brought Louisville the Nachbar, features American comfort food with European flavors. Think pork ribs braised in sauerkraut and the duck fat popcorn appetizer is quickly becoming legendary around town.
Molly Malone’s serves traditional Irish pub fare like corned beef hash with soda bread, as well American bar food standbys like hot wings. Traditional Irish libations are always flowing too. The large patio facilitates warm-weather dining, and inside there are many nooks to settle into while listening to live music or simply enjoying a drink.
Taking cues from the Yucatan and sourcing its meat exclusively from local farms, the Mayan Cafe serves the essential ingredients of Mayan cooking: dishes rich with smoked chilies, pumpkin seeds, lime, oil infusions and roasted meats. Even if you’ve never voluntarily eaten them before, you must try the Tok Sel roasted lima beans.