• The menu at this Westport-area eatery is heavily peppered with just-like-Mom-used-to-make favorites like meatloaf, pot pie and fried chicken. Try the chicken livers or fried green tomatoes served with plate-scraping “creek” sauce.
    339-8070
    gcdiner.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
  • 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
  • Hidden inside of J. Gumbo's, this breakfast place serves the most important meal of the day, but with a Cajun twist.

    (502) 896-4046
  • After 130 years, it still has the most substantial fried-fish sandwich in town — and that’s saying something in this fried-fish loving town. The turtle soup’s a keeper, too.
    587-0526
  • Operate by the same folks who ran west Louisville’s late, lamented Jay’s Cafeteria, Franco’s serves up the same southern soul food, cafeteria style, as Jay’s did.

    (502) 448-8044
  • Grill-to-order grass-fed, hormone and antibiotic-free Kentucky bison and beef. A full topping bar with fresh local produce and sauces.
    614-6567
    bluegrass-burgers.com
  • Indi's Fast Food Restaurants are the home of spicy chicken in the greater Louisville area, Lexington, Ky. and Jeffersonville, Ind. working to #SpiceUpLouisville.

    (502) 365-2535
    http://indis-fastfood.com/