• 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
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  • This wildly (excuse the pun) popular breakfast and lunch spot is an ode to the egg. The dining room features egg art and even egg-shaped salt and pepper shakers. The creatively titled offerings include “Violet You’re Turning Violet” blueberry pancakes and “Crispy Hippie Crunch” granola waffles.
    893-8005
    crackinwildeggs.com
  • Tucked away on Bardstown Road, this Italian eatery offers home-cooked flavor and old-world ambiance. It has developed a following for its consistency and generous portions, including baseball-sized meatballs.
    473-0015
  • At the Blue Horse Restaurant & Bar, you'll find an all-day menu of mouth-watering dishes featuring Kentucky Proud Products.   The fast-track buffet offers a great selection of foo

    502-367-2251
    http://www.cplouisville.com/dining/
  • Hearty fare is served up family-style steps away from the popular U-pick orchards and market. Dinners include fried chicken, honey ham, country slaw, fried biscuits and apple butter and more.
    923-5255
    joehubers.com
  • Previously called "The Place Downstair", Cena now replaces the classic dining for an Italian restaurant below Mussel & Burger Bar.

    (502) 333-0376
  • Nestled inside the Highlands neighborhood, Taco Luchador Taqueria offers a blast of flavor exploding from a small building.

  • The ceramic pig outside signals the great pork barbecue inside. A smoked-meat empire in the making and Louisville favorite since 1988, Mark’s barbecue chicken, pork, and spicy mustard-based sauce keep it on the carnivore club’s frequent-visit list. Also, try the onion straws and fried corn.
    244-0140
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  • This hip new hangout, headed by Michael Paley of Proof on Main, is located in an actual former garage restored to its full vintage glory — except that pizza and beer are served there now. The gourmet pizzas are fired in an 850-degree oven to ensure perfectly charred crust. Other stars on this regularly-changing menu are freshly shucked oysters and country ham sampler plates.
    749-7100
    garageonmarket.com
  • Can’t travel? Head over to this new oriental restaurant in St. Matthews for an exotic meal to take you away. Charim loosely translates to “the table is set,” a welcoming message and dishes are prepared by chef Yeon Hee Chung just like she does in her home.
    290-8900