Where to Eat in Louisville
If you’re in Louisville, Kentucky, for the Derby (or any other reason), Roadfood has a few essential eateries to recommend for the best local, authentic meals. Below are our favorite locations to eat and drink in and around Louisville, Kentucky.
Pies, Sandwiches and a Beer Garden
For Derby Pie and countless other fabulous pies and cakes, the Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen is a gem. Out in the suburbs, the Cottage Cafe is a treasure trove of world-class cakes (plus hot browns and Benedictine sandwiches.) The legendary hot brown sandwich was invented at the Brown Hotel, and is still great there. Mike Linnig’s Restaurant is the place to go for a grand beer-garden fish-camp meal.
Chicken and Mutton
A rich taste of local color can be sampled with a short trip out of town. North over the river is fried chicken at Joe Huber’s Family Farm Restaurant, or west to Owensboro you’ll find superb smoke-cooked mutton at Old Hickory Bar-B-Que and the Moonlight Bar-B-Q
The Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen is sweet tooth's heaven in Louisville, Kentucky: a huge variety of chess pie, seasonal fruit pie, Shaker sugar pie.
Out in the Louisville suburbs, Cottage Cafe is home of hot browns, Benedictine sandwiches, and world class cakes for dessert.