• Chef specialties like Peking and Cantonese roast duck dot a menu of favorites like lo mein and shrimp royal cashew. It also has a lengthy dim sum menu.
    425-9878
    jadepalacelouisville.com
  • This eatery serves traditional breakfast and lunch fare with the flair of a gastronome. Try hearty breakfast dishes like “drowned eggs” — eggs poached and served in a tomato cilantro sauce, or decadent pancake creations like lemon souffle or bread pudding.
    569-4099
    toastonmarket.com
  • 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
  • The family behind this outfit is from Guadalajara, and the efficient service exhibits a friendly Mexican touch. Try the popular fajitas.
    969-8243
    mycaporal.com
  • A comfortable mix of Spanish and Cuban cuisine, Mojito specializes in tapas and also serves hot Cuban sandwiches and plates of Spanish cheeses.

    425-0949
    mojitotapas.com
  • 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
  • American casual dining with a meat-heavy entrée menu that includes steaks, ribs, and burgers.
    339-5400
    cheddars.com
  • Piled-high Kentucky-style barbecue sandwiches, baby-back rib dinners and homemade sides in huge portions make for mighty good eatin’ at this Fern Creek joint. Catering available.
    239-2722
    bootlegbbq.net
  • The perennially popular eatery offers outdoor seating and a brunch menu served all day Saturday and Sunday. The tomato-dill soup is a house specialty, and salads and sandwiches include names like The Naturalistic and The Louis XIV (chicken salad with apple slices and lettuce).
    589-9191
    thecafetogo.com
  • Leave your calorie counters at the door. Generous slices of pie topped with ice cream, as well as whole pies are offered at all nine locations. The pie selection includes fruit pies, meringue cream pies and specialties like the best-seller, Dutch apple with caramel. Five of the area locations include a deli with sandwiches, soups, and salads.
    459-8184
    piekitchen.com