After more than 30 years and expansions to include five area locations, this Best of Louisville award record-holder remains beloved to a diverse crowd, as do the always-popular Bristol Burger and green chili wontons. The original Bardstown Road location offers lunch, dinner and late-night menus.
Located in its original 1937 building, Joe’s serves comfort food in the form of burgers, fried fish, cheese sticks and nachos. Open until 4 a.m. daily, the restaurant can accommodate late-night diners and large parties.
This 48-seat brewpub features at least seven house brews on tap — along with an occasional guest beer. The pub fare accommodates both meat-lovers and vegetarians. Save room for the house dessert — ice cream made with malt from the brewer’s Nitro Porter.
Not to be confused with Impellizeri’s Pizza, this Middletown restaurant also serves original and deep-dish pizzas with your choice of toppings. Tony Impellizeri’s also offers sub sandwiches and pasta dishes.
Lite beer drinkers need not apply. However, beer geeks (and we mean that in the nicest possible way) flock here for the house-made brews as well as the extensive selection of microbrews from all over the world. If beer sampling makes you hungry, they offer pizza, pasta, and sandwiches.
Hammerheads is located in the basement of a building in Germantown, but the huge hammerhead shark hanging out front ensures that you can’t miss it. The menu includes hearty fare like a chorizo burger, a PBLT (pork belly, lettuce and tomato), and sweet potato waffles with fried chicken. Vegetarians won’t be left out either. Meatless options include a burger, a sloppy joe, and tacos. Also try an order of crispy mac n’cheese balls.
The Brown Hotel’s more casual restaurant provides a chance to eat the Hot Brown at its natal site — along with other sandwiches, salads and entrées. Features a lunch buffet on weekdays and a contemporary a la carte menu. Breakfast buffet on weekends.
Tucked away in the Felice Winery complex, this cafe and coffee bar serves breakfast, lunch and take-home meals, including soups, salads, specialty sandwiches and paninis, pasta and Italian-style thin-crust pizza. Enjoy wine and cheese (or your meal) on the grapevine patio.