Six Louisville Restaurants We Love
There are many reasons to love living in Louisville and a big one is the food. Whether you’re looking for a casual night out with friends or a fine dining experience, Louisville has you covered. The city is home to restaurants that serve everything from Southern comfort food to international cuisine, so there is something for everybody. Here are our picks for six of the best places to eat in Louisville:
Feast BBQ: With two locations (downtown and Jeffersontown), Feast BBQ is one of our favorite places for barbeque in the city. Order it by the pound or on one of their delicious sandwiches. We highly recommend their brisket or pulled pork sandwich. They also offer a wide selection of sides, including mac n’ cheese and creamy cole slaw. And every menu item pairs excellently with their signature Ale 8 bourbon slushy.
Jack Fry’s: If you’re looking for a fine dining experience in Louisville, look no further than Jack Fry’s. Live jazz music will entertain you as you’re enjoy the southern-inspired cuisine. Featured entrees include fried oysters, shrimp and grits, salmon and pork chops. Their diverse menu and classy atmosphere make it a premier fine dining experience in Louisville.
Impellizzeri’s Pizza: Impellizzeri’s is often credited with creating Louisville-style pizza (lots of cheese, a thick crust, and large slices) and has become a staple of the restaurant scene for more than 50 years. Known for its large slices, home-made meatballs and beer selection, Impellizzeri’s delicious food can be enjoyed at one of its numerous locations in the Louisville area.
Royal’s Hot Chicken: Although it originated in Nashville, nobody does “Hot Chicken" better than Royal’s. Enjoy mouthwatering classic fried chicken or kick it up a notch with their hottest “Gonzo” heat level. Whether you order Royal’s as a sandwich or tenders, you’ll be dining on some of the best fried chicken in the city.
Taco Luchador: Can Taco Tuesday be every day? That’s how much we love Taco Luchador. Located in the Highlands area and in Jeffersontown, Taco Luchador serves a wide variety of tacos and tortas, such as their chef recommended-Baja Fish or Desayuno (Breakfast) Torta. Customers can also indulge in a selection of margaritas and sangrias. In our opinion, nobody does Mexican street food quite like Taco Luchador.
English Grill: No list of best places to eat in Louisville would be complete without English Grill. This signature restaurant at the Brown Hotel is the birthplace of the Kentucky classic Hot Brown sandwich. While the Hot Brown is its most famous menu item, they also offer options such as rack of lamb and crispy-skin duck. With its spectacular food and upscale ambiance, the English Grill is a go-to choice for Louisville fine dining.
Whatever your inner foodie desires, you can most likely find it in Louisville. The city’s diverse restaurant scene offers a unique experience for both residents and visitors and there’s always something new to try. In 2019 alone, nearly 100 restaurants opened in Louisville. And Southern Living magazine has named Louisville as one of the top 10 best food cities in the South. Bon Appetit!