• 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
  • This loft-like downtown spot serves a hearty brunch every day until 3 p.m. Try the Big Damn Breakfast and you’ll be fueled up for the rest of the day. For dinner it serves a mean burger, and offer the occasional can’t-miss burger and bourbon special.
    315-0669
    dishonmarket.com
  • Sidebar is on the — you guessed it— side of the westernmost Whiskey Row building. Serves the three Bs: burgers, bourbon and beer. And you can’t get any closer to the Yum!

    (502) 384-1600
    sidebarwhiskeyrow.com
  • Located in the historic Whiskey Row of downtown Louisville, Doc Crow’s offers the freshest flavors of American Southern cuisine.

    502-587-1626
    http://doccrows.com/
  • Annie May’s offers cakes, pies, cookies, and breads for dessert lovers with food allergies — or any dessert lovers, really. All items are gluten-free, peanut-free, and tree nut-free, and many can be made without other common allergens like soy and dairy.
    384-2667
    anniemayssweetcafe.com
  • McAlister’s offers loaded spuds, super-size salads, a variety of soups and a broad selection of signature sandwiches.
    425-8900
    mcalistersdeli.com
  • This Louisville-based Tex-Mex chain specializes in mesquite-grilled steaks, chicken and chops, but locals love the burritos and bargain-priced margaritas.
    585-4107
    tumbleweedrestaurants.com
  • 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
  • This Indian restaurant’s seven page menu seems daunting, but well-written explanations accompany each dish. If you still can’t decide, try the thali — a sampler plate which can be made with meat or vegetarian. The daily lunch buffet is also a good introduction to Indian cuisine.
    425-8892
    bombaygrillky.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