• Located in its original 1937 building, Joe’s serves comfort food in the form of burgers, fried fish, cheese sticks and nachos. Open until 4 a.m. daily, the restaurant can accommodate late-night diners and large parties.
    426-2074
  • This cafeteria-style eatery offers a wide variety of freshly made pasta specialties, Italian antipasto, big strombolis and pizza by the slice.
    589-0005
    luigispizzeria.com
  • A collection of Persian favorites — from kebabs to khoresht — make this downtown restaurant a popular lunch and dinner spot. Try the rack of lamb kebabs.
    584-7800
    saffronsrestaurant.com
  • With a globe-trotting menu — Tunis, Copenhagen and Shanghai are ports of call — and a spacious, inviting outdoor space, this lively Highlands haunt provides tasty fare at reasonable prices. Try the empress chicken, Cubean burrito or one of the many vegetarian options.
    451-0700
    ramsiscafe.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
  • This friendly bar on the side of Mid-Coty Mall is much larger than it appears. Along with pool tables and other games, it offers every kind of bar grub — wings, burgers, quesadillas, pizzas and more.
    451-0659
    thebackdoorlouisville.com
  • This luxurious Windy City steakhouse chain is famous for big steaks, jumbo seafood and its fine wine list. Nameplates on lockers holding private wine collections read like a who’s who in Louisville.
    584-0421
    mortons.com
  • Features at this Southern Indiana eatery include inventive treats and a full sushi bar. Try the Playboy Roll filled with shrimp tempura and avocado topped with tuna.
    280-8500
    kobesteakhouse.net
  • Serving traditional Japanese cuisine with a full sushi bar, Shogun entertains patrons with the tableside spectacle known as teppanyaki.
    499-5700
    shogunlr.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