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Louisville Originals
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Louisville Originals

Louisville Originals

Visitors often ask, “Where do the locals eat?”

 For the answer, they often turn to Louisville Originals, an organization dedicated to promoting Louisville’s local, independent restaurants where patrons are likely to find themselves greeted and seated by the owners.

Made up of dedicated proprietors and passionate chefs, Louisville Originals has been an important source of local flair and hometown pride for years. By enriching the gustatory landscape of our city, Louisville Originals keeps things fresh for locals and visitors alike.

Louisville Originals features more than 30 eateries, nationally recognized chefs, regional favorites, and cuisine of all kinds. From Southern Soul Food to Asian Fusion, filet mignon to fried oysters, French Bistro to French toast, Louisville Originals are full of surprises.

Start earning rewards for your dining experiences by asking for a Louisville Original Rewards Card at any member restaurant.

Visit Louisville Originals to browse by restaurant, chef, event, and find special offers for visitors.