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Jul 9, 2010 07:18 AM

Girls' Trip to Louisville

Hi y'all - we're coming down from NYC for 4 days to hear some country music at the end of the month. Will be staying at the Galt with no car. Looking for some breakfast, lunch and dinner spots closeby (or short cab ride/bus ride). Husbands and kids are not in tow. Just the ladies (4). I've printed out some other posts but was wondering if anyone had any up-to-the-minute suggestions. We like all cuisines. Food quality over ambience. Not interested in romantic or "NY" dining. Would like to embrace the local cuisine for at least part of our stay. thanks!

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  1. Do you like BBQ or Country Food. What about Italian. In the south Italian is prominent. Of course BBQ and Soul Food is also.

    Jack Fry's is a Louisville favorite for many years serving lunch and dinner daily with live jazz music at night. They have an outstanding bar and JF's is a lot of fun. It's probably a 10 minute cab ride SE of The Galt about 2 miles away.

    Jack Fry's @ 1007 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 502 - 452 - 9244.

    Lilly's is a casual restaurant about 2 miles from The Galt or a 10 minute cab ride near Jack Fry's serving lunch and dinner. The bar is very nice and the menu is very complete with a nice Tapas menu also.

    Lilly's @ 1147 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 502 - 451 - 0447. I64/EXIT8.

    Lynn's Paradise Cafe is less than 2 miles away and less than a 10 minute cab ride but it's a great fun place for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

    Lynn's Paradise Cafe @ 984 Barret Ave., Louisville, KY 502 - 583 - 3447.

    North End Cafe is an outstanding restaurant serving local raised ingredients in a casual atmosphere with a fun bar, music and outdoor seating open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's 2 miles from The Galt and less than a 10 minute cab ride. 3 ladies in back and the leader in the front with the driver.

    North End Cafe @ 1722 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 502 - 896 - 8770.

    Bistro 301 is a nice casual place for lunch or dinner with outside seating that's a block from The Galt.

    Bistro 301 @ 301 West Market St., Louisville, KY 502 - 584 - 8337.

    Rivue is one of Louisville's top fine dining restaurants on top of The Galt. There music and a revolving floor with great views. I know you are used to great dining in NYC but do they have a revolving floor in a great restaurant with a pianist playing in NYC. Have you been to Eleven Madison Park?

    Rivue @ 140 North 4th Street, Louisville, KY 502 - 568 - 4239.

    Proof on Main is 2 blocks from The Galt and serves a mix of Italian and Southern cuisine for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There's also bar dining which might be nice for the 4 ladies before a performance.

    Proof on Main @ 702 West Main St., Louisville, KY 502 - 217 - 6360.

    Here's a link to the Actor's Theater website which is across the street from The Galt and their restaurant guide for the area.

    Mark's Feed Store is the best BBQ in Louisville. They have 3 locations but one is about 4 miles from The Galt headed SE past Jacky Fry's and about a 10 minute cab ride. It's very good BBQ.

    Mark's Feed Store BBQ @ 1514 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY. 502 - 458 - 1570.

    1. How about some quality cheap (budget) eats?