Are you looking for the perfect spot on the Ohio River while in Louisville? The dirty little secret is that there are actually more spots in Southern Indiana than in Louisville. In both Jeffersonville and New Albany, the view of the river and skyline is much better on the Indiana side.
Check out our list of some of the must eat places in Louisville here.
Here are the spots on the Louisville side:
Mike Linnigs has been a local favorite since 1925. Still owned and operated by the Linnig family, this is a great spot for seafood off of the Ohio River. Don’t expect a view here though.
Rivue Restaurant and Lounge
Located in the Galt House Hotel, the Rivue Restaurant sits high on the Louisville skyline and looks out on the River. You get to this restaurant by entering the Galt House and taking the elevator to the top floor.
Joe’s Crab Shack
Joe’s Crab Shack is a chain, but it’s deck has one of the closest spots to the river on the Louisville side. This is a good spot for both seafood and traditional American food with a family atmosphere.
Head to where all the Yachts hang out in Louisville off the Ohio. Captain’s quarters sits away from downtown, heading up the river towards Ohio. This restaurant will give you the feels of a bigger boat community because of the boats that dock here.
We will go ahead an count Cunningham’s Creekside as it sits right off the river and overlooks Harrod’s creek.
Spots on the Indiana Side
Rocky’s Italian Grill
Buckhead Mountain Grill
Bristol Bar & Grill
Near the River Downtown Louisville
If you decide you don’t have to be on the River but can settle with close to the river, there are some other great options available: