• This chain’s roots in Italy and Gulf Coast Cajun country make for spicy cuisine and an upbeat, high-energy atmosphere.
    412-2218
    carrabbas.com
  • With quirky names such as the Homewrecker and The Funk Meister, Moe’s made-to-order burritos, tacos and other tortilla creations are served up fun and on the fly.
    491-1800
    moes.com
  • Tucked into the Holiday Manor walkway alongside Shiraz Mediterranean Grill, Thai Cafe offers affordable, fresh Thai dishes in a beautifully decorated atmosphere.

    502-425-4815
    http://thaicafelouisvilleky.com
  • Louisville’s local outpost of the Tampa-based chain serves a variety of fish dishes any way you want them — grilled, sauteed, baked, or fried. Seafood lovers will also appreciate the Asian-inspired starters menu.
    412-4666
    bonefishgrill.com
  • Serving favorites such as gator tail, boiled crawfish, crawfish étouffée and more for dine-in or carry-out.
    426-1320
    joesokbayou.com
  • Sala Thai’s upscale Bangkok-based favorites, served in a sleek, stylish atmosphere, downplay the often-fiery dishes found at many Thai places.
    493-3944
  • This chain touts its baby back ribs and slow-smoked, hand-pulled pork. The signature sweet is equally down-home — a bag of hot cinnamon and sugar doughnuts.
    491-7570
    smokeybones.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
  • Lively Italian dining with fresh-baked focaccia, a generous menu and tables with enough seats for a small army. The Penne Rustica, which features shrimp or chicken, smoked prosciutto and penne pasta baked in crockery with a golden halo of cheese, is a hearty favorite.
    423-9220
    macaronigrill.com
  • Dive into the world of fondue with the help of the Melting Pot’s signature dipping sauces. The menu offers cheese fondue, seafood, chicken, steak, or vegetables.
    491-3125
    meltingpot.com