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  • A Churchill Downs area classic, this old-fashioned restaurant serves up burgers, soups, sandwiches and daily entrée specials to hungry track-goers. The biscuits and gravy breakfast is a Derby week ritual.
    375-3800
    wagnerspharmacy.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
  • Mimi’s Cafe focuses mainly on American classics but dedicates a section of the menu to French-inspired dishes like the roasted chicken crepe and beef Bourguignon.
    426-6588
    mimiscafe.com
  • Because at least 80 percent of Harvest’s ingredients are sourced from local farms and producers, the only things that stay the same at this trendy new place are the seasonal changes. But with entrées like buttermilk fried chicken and smoked pork shoulder as the backbone of the menu, you can’t go wrong.
    384-9090
    harvestlouisville.com
  • (502) 632-2444
    http://dragonkingsdaughter.com/
  • Over 130 Bourbons. Southern-inspired cuisine. Located in Historic Clifton. Locally owned, Kentucky Proud and key member of the Urban Bourbon Trail.

    (502) 894-8838
    http://www.bourbonsbistro.com/Bourbons/home.html
  • City Cafe is a lunchtime favorite among the downtown office crowd. Its creative (and reliably good) lunches and dinners are based on cuisines from around the world. Few restaurants do more for the cause of soup.
    459-5600
    citycafelunch.com
  • You might know restaurateur Majid Ghavami from other local spots Saffron and Volare. He brings his magic touch to his newest venture, serving Mediterranean/American cuisine with distinct Persian influences.
    618-2222
    majidstmatthews.com
  • A comfortable mix of Spanish and Cuban cuisine, Mojito specializes in tapas and also serves hot Cuban sandwiches and plates of Spanish cheeses.

    425-0949
    mojitotapas.com
  • Downstairs at the Monkey Wrench: contemporary Hillbilly fare like burgood, shrimp and grits, and a great cocktail menu. 

    582-2433