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The Best Casual Dining Restaurants in Downtown Louisville, Kentucky

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The Best Casual Dining Restaurants in Downtown Louisville, Kentucky

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The Best Casual Dining Restaurants in Downtown Louisville, Kentucky

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The Best Casual Dining Restaurants in Downtown Louisville, Kentucky

Published Jun 19, 2019
Updated Jun 21, 2019

Downtown Louisville is a thriving hub of activity that includes concerts, sporting events of all types and cultural events that will rival those of any metropolitan area. The area continues to boom with new hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues opening at a very rapid pace.

Best Restaurants in Downtown Louisville

Of course, there's no shortage of restaurants appropriate for a stop before or after any of these outings throughout the downtown Louisville area!

The Troll Pub Under The Bridge, located at 150 W. Washington St., is literally under the George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge at 2nd St next to the Yum! Center. This 6,000-square-foot subterranean restaurant and pub is a unique underground dining experience you’ll not soon forget!

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You’ll be greeted by Louie the Troll as you enter and the dining room, which features cozy nooks, original brick walls and beamed wooden ceilings capturing the look and feel of the original building, which was erected in 1865. The Troll Pub menu is full of your favorite pub grub enhanced with a long list of local beers, and the restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and late night dining, making it the perfect stop before or after your favorite event seven days a week!

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Dish On Market is another excellent choice for downtown dining prior to or after your event. Many local magazines have chosen Dish On Market as the best destination for Bourbon, Breakfast, Brunch and Burgers over the past several years.

The Dish On Market menu features local twists of your comfort food favorite dishes, many of them made with locally-sourced ingredients. The staff here is one of the friendliest in town and always goes the extra mile to ensure your visit is a pleasant as possible. The owners are nearly always on hand to guarantee consistent service.

Dish On Market Happy Hour

The happy hour at Dish On Market is one of the most popular in all of downtown happening Monday through Friday from 4-6 pm. Dish On Market features one of the best and most thorough Bourbon selections in Louisville! For added convenience Dish On Market delivers to most downtown hotels! Just hop online and let them know what you need!

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Mi Casita on 4th is another of downtown Louisville’s excellent choices for Mexican fare. The dishes at Mi Casita are prepared with unconventional seasonings and the staff pays special attention to details providing a truly homemade flavor. The restaurant features many recipes that have been handed down for generations and have been reinvented to give them a personal touch.

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The authenticity at Mi Casita on 4th also carries through to their bar service, where you’ll find your favorite tequilas and maybe even a few you weren’t aware of! Located on South Fourth Street, the restaurant is just steps away from the Palace Theater and Mercury Ballroom, making this another perfect pre or post-event destination.

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Joe’s Crab Shack combines the great seafood they’re well known for with an incredible view of the Ohio River. The spacious dining room sits high above the river and features both indoor and outdoor seating. As a bonus, Joe’s Crab Shack is only a few blocks from all downtown hotels.

Click Here to View the Menu for Joe's Crab Shack!

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The restaurant is family friendly and the menu features fresh seafood, authentic flavors and Southern coastal flair. There are plenty of choices of crab,fish, lobster, mussels, clams, shrimp and even gluten free items!

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