Best Restaurants Highlands Louisville

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There are many fun places to eat in Louisville. If you are just searching for the Best Restaurants in Louisville, we have you covered here.

That said, the Highlands can be a fun place to explore with a bunch of great restaurants. The Highlands neighborhood is a popular neighborhood outside of downtown that is known for its restaurants, bars and hangout spots. There is a three mile stretch of Bardstown Road with some of the most interesting spots to eat, all crammed in this tiny stretch.

So what are the best restaurants in the Highlands? We call out The Holy Grale, Hammerheads, Jack Fry’s, The Fish House / Cafe Beignet, O’Shea’s Irish Pub, GraleHaus, Taco Luchador, Ramsi’s Cafe of the World and Lilly’s Bistro among some of the best.

Holy Grale

Address: 1034 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204

Phone(502) 459-9939

Holy Grale is a craft beer bar located in an old Unitarian church built in 1905. We offer rotating menu of beer on 28 taps and an extensive beer bottle list with locally-sourced food.

Read Elizabeth G.‘s review of Holy Grale on Yelp


Address: 921 Swan St, Louisville, KY 40204

Phone(502) 365-1112

Read Josh S.‘s review of Hammerheads on Yelp

The Fat Lamb

Address: 2011 Grinstead Dr, Louisville, KY 40204

Phone(502) 409-7499

We are a neighborhood restaurant that specializes in a mix of Mediterranean and southern style cuisine with a modern cocktail program.

Chef Dallas McGarity has worked as the Executive Chef for local restaurants Marketplace Restaurant, Volare, and Z’s. He attended Johnson and Wales University in Charleston SC and moved to Louisville KY in 2004. Chef Dallas has worked in many high end restaurants and brings that knowledge to the table at The Fat Lamb.

Jack Fry’s

Address: 1007 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204

Phone(502) 452-9244

Read Tiffany H.‘s review of Jack Fry’s on Yelp

The Fish House / Cafe Beignet

Address: 1310 Winter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204

Phone(502) 568-2993

Almost 50 yrs in business. Fast food. Fine dining.  Now casual fine food served quickly with a very eclectic varied customer base.

Read Dana L.‘s review of The Fish House/Cafe Beignet on Yelp

El Taco Luchador

Address: 938 Baxter Ave

Phone: (502) 583-0440

Ready to jump in the ring with El Taco Luchador? Stop by for Mexican-style lunch, dinner…or just because you’re feeling feisty. Also be on the lookout for their Louisville Food Truck

Read Bianca P.‘s review of I Love Tacos on Yelp


Address: 1001 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204

Phone(502) 454-7075

Gralehaus specializes in breakfast, brunch and lunch made from scratch. We have drinks made in haus with rotating beer taps and a lovely cocktail list to pair with your dishes.

Read Whitney A.‘s review of Gralehaus on Yelp

O’Shea’s Irish Pub

Address: 956 Baxter Ave

Phone: (502) 589-7373

Read Josh F.‘s review of O’Shea’s Traditional Irish Pub on Yelp

Ramsi’s Cafe of the World

Address: 1293 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204

Phone: (502) 451-0700

Son of the only female liquor store owner in Jerusalem, Ramsi brings his international perspective and world flavors to Bourbon Country. In Louisville’s quaint yet hip Highlands neighborhood is Ramsi’s Cafe on the World, a local favorite for over 25 years. A bar of over 100 bourbons, and robust cocktail, wine, and beer offerings coupled with an extensive menu of world cuisine that is ready to provide a host of choices for vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free, even heart conscious, oil-free folks, not to mention delectable lamb, bison, beef, and fish selections, this is a tried and true gem of Louisville.

Read Allison L.‘s review of Ramsi’s Cafe On the World on Yelp

Lilly’s Bistro

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, having a romantic evening or grabbing a casual lunch with an old friend, Lilly’s Bistro offers a comfortable ambiance and a rich dining experience. There modern menu features a unique blend of flavors and dishes, all created with high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients and gourmet techniques. They offer exceptional handcrafted cocktails as well as a great selection of bourbon, wine and beer. Enjoy small plates with fantastic drinks early in the evening or savor the full menu finished off with a handmade dessert. Whatever you choose at Lilly’s Bistro, you’re bound to be pleased!

Read James B.‘s review of Lilly’s Bistro on Yelp

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