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Food and restaurants in Downtown, Louisville

Top restaurants

College Basketball Court
“If you’re in town for a basketball game, college graduation, or concert, you’ll most likely end up at the Yum! Center. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Bar
“Great bar and restaurant inside a very interesting boutique hotel called 21C.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“One of the most popular breakfast brunch spots in Louisville. Truly amazing food. Expect a wait on the weekends.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
“Connected to Slugger Field, this is a great place for a craft beer and some grub. Their front patio is a sweet place for people watching :)”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
“Downtown. The swanky side of Louisville. Rooftop bar with various seating options, great food, and sexy ambience.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Bar
“The only better than BBQ is to add an Oyster Bar! Recommended to make reservations because they fill up quick. Located right on whiskey row. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious burgers & fish tacos. Cool ambiance. Even better patio. Make sure to check out 21C hotel next door with free museum.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“More expensive, but the best steak in Louisville. Highly recommend getting a reservation in advance of your stay. They're especially busy during Oaks/Derby. Located downtown, 22 min. from the cottage.”
  • 20 locals recommend

Cafes

Breakfast Spot
“One of the most popular breakfast brunch spots in Louisville. Truly amazing food. Expect a wait on the weekends.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Café
“Unique interpretation of homestyle southern food. The food menu seems to be different every time I visit. Tasty cocktails, huge selection of tea. Only a few beers. 10-15 min drive.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Starbucks 1000 Baxter Avenue Center, 972 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204 (1.5 miles away) ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Donut Shop
Café
“If you're downtown during business hours, this is the coffee shop to go to! The staff is super fun, and they have some of the best coffee in town. Small location- grab and go. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“The Hot Brown is the most famous dish our city is known for. If you are going to try it you should go to the place it was invented. J Graham's Cafe inside The Brown Hotel is a gorgeous historic hotel. To save a few dollars catch the lunch buffet where you can try a hot brown and other tasty dishes.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
  • 1 local recommends

Bakeries

Donut Shop
Bakery
“The only place in town for bagels and only 1 block from building. Closed Sunday.”
  • 1 local recommends
Beach Bar
  • 1 local recommends