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  • Weekly specials are a big draw for this small cafe owned by local poet and chef Bill Smith. Features comfort food on Tuesdays, cheeseburger night on Wednesdays and fish fry on Fridays.
    893-5118
    shadylanecafe.com
  • Louisville favorite, Wild Eggs, opens another location downtown.  Located in the Mercantile Gallery Lofts building, Wild Eggs offers sweet, saucy, and spicy breakfast and lunch options.

    502-690-5925
    http://www.wildeggs.com
  • This raucous Waterfront Park funhouse serves many types of seafood, including their famous crabs, as well as steaks and pasta.
    568-1171
    joescrabshack.com
  • For those who like homestyle American cuisine in its purest form, this no-frills menu is sure to please. Chicken fingers, steaks, and sandwiches are all included.
    458-8888
    ktsrestaurant.com
  • This below-street-level restaurant is popular with theatergoers because, well, it’s in the same building as Actors Theater. It’s the brainchild of Louisville celebrity chef Edward Lee.

    502-584-6455
    actorstheatre.org/milkwood
  • A tiny spot that dishes up one of the city’s best vegetarian burritos, handmade tamales and the ultimate meat-eater’s delight: carnitas.
    459-4356
  • The pre- and post-arena event dining selection expands. The Troll Pub offers everything game-goers expect like burgers, pizza and chicken wings, plus a few unique items like “hog wings”— bone-in pork tips — and the “troll leg”— a smoked turkey leg.
    618-4829
    trollpub.com
  • After more than 30 years and expansions to include five area locations, this Best of Louisville award record-holder remains beloved to a diverse crowd, as do the always-popular Bristol Burger and green chili wontons. The original Bardstown Road location offers lunch, dinner and late-night menus.
    456-1702
    bristolbarandgrille.com
  • Angio's makes great, simple pizza with some pasta and sandwiches to fill out the menu. Located on Bardstown Road near the Buechel Bypass, Angio's does pizza straight to the point.

    (502) 451-5454
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Angios-Italian-Restaurant/113636828657318
  • Zoe’s offers a selection of salads, soups. hummus, sandwiches and light entrées. Full dinners and tubs of their sides and salads are available for carry out.
    585-0000
    zoeskitchen.com