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Louisville may seem like an unlikely "foodie" city, but it's difficult to find a mediocre meal anywhere. Located on the cusp between the north and the south, the city's dining scene is extremely varied and features hearty, comfort cooking from the south infused with dining styles of the north. Visitors will find everything from southern staples and new American to authentic Cuban and Mayan cuisine. From casual gastropubs to elegant, romantic restaurants, Louisville has the perfect dining setting no matter what the occasion.
For date night or just a memorable gathering, Corbett's offers a fine-dining experience in a historical mansion, or the Oakroom is another favorite and an award-wining establishment. Both serve American cuisine with global influences. At Proof on Main, patrons can explore the trendsetting, 21C Museum before or after their meal.
For a Latin influence, the Mayan Cafe and Havana Rumba offer fantastic atmospheres and authentic, Mayan and Cuban dishes that make them the talk of the town.
A number of locally-grown "chains" have been sprouting up, like the Comfy Cow, a cozy ice cream shop for those with a sweet tooth. For other local favorites and southern dishes, stop by Hammerheads and Harvest for high-quality dining in a casual setting.
Our experts have sampled their way through the city and present the 10Best of Louisville dining.