Best Restaurants and Dining in Louisville KY : Official Travel Source

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Eat & Drink

Welcome to the Culinary Capital of Bourbon Country.

A culinary adventure in Louisville takes you deep into the heart of the Bourbon Country lifestyle. But Bourbon isn’t the only star of our menus. Our chefs are taking traditional regional Southern dishes and putting their own unique twists on them, making Louisville the epicenter for “New Southern Cuisine”. And of course, you’ll need to learn the local food language of treats like: Benedictine, Burgoo, Modjeskas and the Hot Brown. Don’t be afraid to ask!

Urban Bourbon Trail

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Louisville Culinary Itinerary

One of the best ways to explore a city is through its food scene! Get to know Louisville through the most iconic, delicious and beloved dishes, cocktails and restaurants.

Louisville has been named one of the “South’s Best Food Cities” by Southern Living, one of “America’s Favorite Cities for Food” by Travel + Leisure and one of the “Top Local Food Scenes” by USA Today.

Found out why, with this three-day culinary-themed itinerary.

With ongoing changes to hours of operation, you may want to try the crowd-sourced information on Yelp and then call to confirm. Many of Bourbon City’s restaurants use the Open Table, or Resy platforms for easy reservations.

Use the map below to you help you identify the area you want to search in and select that in the “Location” box below. For restaurants near the Kentucky International Convention Center, select “Downtown” and for those near the Kentucky Exposition Center, select “Airport”. Bon Appetit’ Y’all!


Burger Boy


For a real slice of Louisville life, this weathered greasy spoon at the corner of Brook and Burnett is the real thing....

Café 360


Highlands diners enjoy an eclectic and international menu at the friendly corner place, with Southern fried catfish and...

Café Aroma

Clifton & Cresent Hill

The menu is billed as "world cuisine with a Mexican flair" but it’s really mostly Mexican and really mostly good,...

Cafe Commons

East End

Café Commons is based in Norton Commons. With our coffee delivery service, we strive to be the go to place for coffee and...

Café Mimosa


Owner Phat Le, serving his Vietnamese, Chinese and pan-Asian dishes to happy regulars, might finally wean Louisvillians...

Cafe, The


The Café is located in the newly revitalized Louisville arts & entertainment district of Paristown just off of East...

Caffe Classico

Clifton & Cresent Hill

At first a coffee bar, over the years the classy space at Clifton and Frankfort has matured into an elegant bistro serving...


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