• This family-owned bakery in the heart of Germantown has it all — fresh-baked kuchen, doughnuts, cakes, pies, breads, butter buns and cookies. Yeah, we know the whole bacon thing is over done, but seriously — don’t leave without a maple-iced, bacon-topped Long John.
    634-0931
  • Located at the former Club 21, The Cure Lounge is an upscale bar and lounge with several options for small plate dining.

    502-619-2178
  • Serving a menu of “Creole favorites,” and another of European-inspired entrées, this eclectic eatery located on the edge of Germantown covers a world of flavors.

    583-9165
    coachlamprestaurant.com
  • Both locations feature casual Italian fare at great prices like baked pasta, pizza and signature sandwiches — try the Chicago Italian Beef or the Italian Hot Brown.
    627-1777
    comebackinn.biz
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    502-409-5409
    thatplaceongoss.com
  • Located in Schnitzelburg, this late night spot offers an extensive pizza menu as well as other Italian favorites, toasted subs, and wings. Look out for weekly specials.
    635-7994
  • Beer geeks and comfort food seekers have a new option in this up-and-coming neighborhood. Indulgent dishes like a chicken and waffle sandwich, fish and chips, and a beer-glazed Angus burger pair with an ever-changing selection of craft brews.
    634-1447
    fourpegsbeerlounge.com
  • Family owned and operated since 1944, Check’s is the archetypal Schnitzelburg cafe — a bar serving rolled oysters, curiously addictive burgers, fish sandwiches, brats, chili and bean soup.
    637-9515
  • Hammerheads is located in the basement of a building in Germantown, but the huge hammerhead shark hanging out front ensures that you can’t miss it. The menu includes hearty fare like a chorizo burger, a PBLT (pork belly, lettuce and tomato), and sweet potato waffles with fried chicken. Vegetarians won’t be left out either. Meatless options include a burger, a sloppy joe, and tacos. Also try an order of crispy mac n’cheese balls.
    365-1112
    louisvillehammerheads.com
  • This new bistro, opened by the people who brought Louisville the Nachbar, features American comfort food with European flavors. Think pork ribs braised in sauerkraut and the duck fat popcorn appetizer is quickly becoming legendary around town.
    290-2390
    www.eiderdowngermantown.com