Restaurants in Louisville, KY

Louisville’s annual Kentucky Derby puts the national spotlight on derby pie, burgoo, and mint juleps. Year around, the city offers a plethora of good eats. Among them are the hot brown sandwich, invented and still served at the Brown Hotel, blue-ribbon pies at the Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, and the unique local specialty known as a benedictine sandwich, a specialty of the Cottage Cafe over in Middletown.

Louisville’s Most Famous Dishes

5 layer cake: 5 flavors, 5 colors

Cakes

Slender wedge of clear chess pie is topped with a strawberry and whipped cream

Chess Pie

A basket of six hot donuts: plain, powdered sugar, cinnamon

Donuts

Mountainous sandwich holds pastrami, egg, French fries, cole slaw, and a tomato

Sandwiches

Louisville’s Best Restaurants

Brown Hotel - Hot Brown Sandwich
Brown Hotel

LOUISVILLE, KY

Chick’n & Mi

LOUISVILLE, KY

Nord’s

LOUISVILLE, KY

Shirley Mae’s Cafe

LOUISVILLE, KY

Cottage Cafe

LOUISVILLE, KY

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen

LOUISVILLE, KY

Deep fried frog legs at Mike Linnig's Restaurant
Mike Linnig’s Restaurant

LOUISVILLE, KY

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