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Dine Big in Louisville During Your Kentucky Derby Stay

Dine Big in Louisville during your Stay for the Kentucky Derby: While you are in Louisville for the Kentucky Derby, one thing you won’t have to bet in on is a good place to eat. Louisville has plenty of top notch choices to satisfy your belly!

Kentucky Derby Where to Eat

Your time in Louisville, Kentucky is more than just visiting Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby. Fantastic Louisville restaurants are aplenty and a great place to spend your winnings after a big day at the track!

One thing all Derby goers know how to do is brunch. So for your first stop try out the Harvest Restaurant. It is a great local farm to table restaurant. You know you’ll be getting fresh fare in a rustic and warm setting. Try unique and elegant dishes like the Pork Confit with a side of Jalapeno Bacon Grits or for dessert, the Sorghum Cookie. Also, if you don’t make it there for brunch their dinner is great too.

After Brunch stop in and grab a late lunch at Dish on the Market, which features some good ole’ southern food. Try out their Bourbon BBQ Dipping Sauce with your French fries and burger. For something casual and easy for lunch try out Puccini’s Smiling Teeth. They have gluten free options and one a variety of inventive and original pizzas. Try the Campfire or the Shrimp Santori Pizza.

For an afternoon pick me up check out Hillbilly Tea. This isn’t your grandmother’s tea house though. It is earthy and unique. Try out the Big Earl or Pearl’s Tea. There are also plenty of delicious things to accompany your tea choices.

The Kentucky Derby is all American and Louisville certainly has delicious American cuisine, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t boast some interesting and delicious foreign fare, after all, America is a melting pot. So for dinner time, try something a little less traditional and check out some of Louisville’s international cuisine. Try a stop at Seviche: A Latin Restaurant. Chef Lamas uses sustainable seafood and local ingredients. Try the Ahi Tuna Tartar or the Churascos de Argentina. You can also try out Basa, which is a modern Vietnamese restaurant. Some favorite dishes are the Sauteed Basa with prawns or the Vietnamese Crepe. Finally, on your world tour try Dragon King’s Daughter. It is an Asian-fusion restaurant featuring everything from classic sushi to tacos and flatbreads.

No matter what eatery you choose while in town for the Kentucky Derby, your stomach will certainly be a winner with all the amazing cuisine that Louisville has to offer.

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