• This locally based chain’s portions of hearty steaks, killer ribs and legendary margaritas live up to the size of its name. For something different, try the Rattlesnake Bites and Roadkill.
    897-5005
    texasroadhouse.com
  • This cherished South End eatery is still a place you go to make discoveries. Recommended: the Vietnamese pancake appetizer and the beef marinated with lime juice as well as anything over rice vermicelli. Don’t neglect the list of traditional Vietnamese dishes at the back of the menu.
    363-7535
    vietnamkitchen.net
  • This restaurant employs all the charm of the South and Chef Jim Gerhardt’s “new Southern” cooking. The indecisive will enjoy the “Feed Me Chef” option — a five-course tasting menu specially chosen by the chef himself each night.
    426-7477
    limestonerestaurant.com
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    502-409-5409
    thatplaceongoss.com
  • With a menu as eclectic as the decor, this late-night spot serves up shrimp and grits and perogies as well as live music nearly every night.
    582-2433
  • Highlands Taproom Grill serves classic American bar food, like onion rings and loaded wedge fries; but also offers more worldly fare, like pulled pork spring rolls and a grilled Portabello stack.&n

    502-584-5222
    http://highlandstaproom.com/grill.htm
  • This high-end chain restaurant is famous for its extensive menu featuring salads, pasta dishes, seafood, steaks and “glamburgers.”
    897-3933
    thecheesecakefactory.com
  • Loop 22 will leave your mouth watering for more with a menu featuring brussels sprouts salad, mussel appetizer, suck sandwich and chicken and fried dumplings.

  • Try the spicy calamari roll or the barbecued eel roll.
    891-0081
    mikatolouisville.com
  • The latest addition to the O’Shea’s family of Irish-inspired pubs serves traditional favorites like fish and chips, pommes frites, and burgers. They also have Neopolitan-style pizzas and a good beer selection. This pub has become a favorite of the downtown arena crowd.
    708-2488
    osheaslouisville.net