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  • 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
  • Rye
    The goal of this new eatery on the ever-evolving East Market corridor, is to cook and serve freshly and locally sourced food. That means the menu changes as the chef’s sees fit. However one thing that diners can always expect here is seasonal, well-prepared food served up in a stylish atmosphere.
    749-6200
    ryeonmarket.com
  • This Cheers-like bar and grill in Norton Commons is known for its meat offerings, particularly the triangle steak. Live music on Friday nights. Breakfast fans should come hungry on weekend mornings.
    327-5646
    karem.com
  • Whether served in the secluded courtyard or the cozy dining room, the food at this eatery offers a little bit of Old Italy in Old Louisville. The menu includes classics such as spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna and veal piccata, along with pizzas and panini.
    637-3167
    amicicafelouisville.com
  • This brewpub, located in the heart of St. Matthews, is the latest in this expanding, Lexington-based group. Lunch and dinner is classic bar food — like hot wings, shrimp poppers, burgers and ribs. The beer list includes the big American brands plus 24 microbrews. We hear it’s a happening late-night spot, too.
    614-7327
    drakescomeplay.com
  • Loop 22 will leave your mouth watering for more with a menu featuring brussels sprouts salad, mussel appetizer, suck sandwich and chicken and fried dumplings.

  • Stop into the Louisville outpost of this Austin-based Tex-Mex chain after shopping at the nearby malls. They have a full menu of the usual suspects — tacos, burritos and enchiladas, plus fresh margaritas. For something different, try the Elvis Green Chile Fried Chicken. It’s breaded in potato chips and served with green chile sauce.
    327-3033
    chuys.com
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    636-0783
    610magnolia.com
  • (502) 741-7836

  • Tableside hibachi grill theatrics result in piping-hot entrées of beef, chicken and seafood. This Japanese eatery also boasts a full sushi bar, sake and Japanese plum wine.
    412-3339
    ichibansamurai.com