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Old 11-10-2008, 08:39 PM
 
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Just wondering what some of your favorite eateries are around the L'ville area. Prefer local, independent eateries.

Thanks for the tips.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:56 PM
 
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I don't get into the chain vs local debate. I USED to be a local, so I understand the argument... Before I became a Realtor, I owned a pizza shop. Something the metro area of Louisville has SEVERAL options on.

I'm a fairly simple guy... My list of top places looks something like this.

Penn Station - Love the Philly Cheese Steak and the cut fries

Qdoba - No, I don't eat here because the commercials are on the radio every 5 minutes, the food is tasty though.

Jucy's BBQ - Good Q, and it is close to me.

Joes OK Bayou - Excellent Gumbo and Jambalaya!

Wild Eggs/Toast - I really like breakfast, a lot. These guys both do it very well.
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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I don't get into the chain vs local debate. I USED to be a local, so I understand the argument... Before I became a Realtor, I owned a pizza shop. Something the metro area of Louisville has SEVERAL options on.

I'm a fairly simple guy... My list of top places looks something like this.

Penn Station - Love the Philly Cheese Steak and the cut fries

Qdoba - No, I don't eat here because the commercials are on the radio every 5 minutes, the food is tasty though.

Jucy's BBQ - Good Q, and it is close to me.

Joes OK Bayou - Excellent Gumbo and Jambalaya!

Wild Eggs/Toast - I really like breakfast, a lot. These guys both do it very well.
I know "selling", and this big fellow surely knows his food. Of course, he can't list them all. I just think that when it comes to be everyday best quality of regional "soul" food, Our Best Restaurant in Smithfield has to be on the list. On the up scale, I like Bristol's in Prospect. One of the variations of true Kentucky bar-b-q can be found at Pig & a Peppermint in Prospect. On a daily lunch list, the Red Pepper in LaGrange & Crestwood, are musts. Mazzoni's Oysters are a local tradition although I haven't been there since they moved. The Pie Kitchen (near Taylorsville Rd on Bardstown Rd) is the desert place. There are several Pie Kitchen's but this is the original.
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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In my neck of the woods (all downhome) I like granny's apron, Christie's cafe and Jessie's. There is also the brand new Pie Pantry on Dixie too. Mark's feed store is pretty good and the return of Taco Tico was great as well!
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Old 11-11-2008, 01:20 PM
 
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You can get some good foodie discussion at LouisvilleHotBytes.com.

That being said, Louisville has a great local scene. A great everyday restaurant is Baxter Station on Payne St. Another favorite option for casual dining is Cafe Lou Lou. For more upscale eateries, Seviche, Jack Fry's, or Basa cannot be beat. For formal dining, the Oakroom, Vincenzo's, Le Relais or the English Grille are all fantastic.

Then, the local ethnic eateries that I enjoy are Sapporo (sushi), the Grape Leaf (Mediterranean), Sitar (Indian), Mojito (latin tapas) or Havana Rumba (Cuban).

Great breakfast spots are Toast on Market, the North End Cafe, Lynn's Paradise Cafe or Wild Eggs.

There is plenty to choose from, so explore the menus online and choose wisely.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:56 PM
 
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Ramsey's on Bardstown Rd. is good, they have everything. I also like Lynn's Paradise Cafe and Molly Malone's. Bristol is always good too.
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Mike Lennig's is good too
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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Mediterranean/ Greek: Shiraz, Grape Leaf
Sushi: Maido, Sapporo
Indian: Dakshin
Veggie: Zen Garden
bbq: Frankfort Ave. Beer Depot (FABD)
Bistro: North End Cafe, Bristol's
Fried fish: The Fish House
Breakfast: Blue Dog, Toast, and, of course, if you want to keep KY at the top of the obesity list: Lynn's
Upscale: Le Relais (great setting, service, French-based food), Basa (noisy, but wonderful French-Vietnamese), The English Grill at the Brown, and, at the top, The Oak Room
Class of its own: Proof
People tell me Vietnam Kitchen is awesome, but we haven't been there yet


I'm just scratching the surface. I hope this economy doesn't continue to kill off great eating here. Bon Appetit voted Louisville one of the top 5 small city food towns in the country.
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