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Restaurants near Churchill Downs

Restaurants in this area are known for American, Contemporary American, Southern, Steakhouse and Italian cuisines.

Some of the popular local menu items include Skirt Steak, Shrimp And Grits, Ricotta Gnocchi, Lobster Bisque and Banana Pudding.

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54 restaurants available nearby

A photo of Matt Winns Steakhouse restaurant
5.0
Exceptional(17)
$$$$
• Steakhouse • South Louisville
Booked 8 times today

Everything about this place is top notch. Drinks, Food, Service, Ambiance, all 5 stars. I had the 10oz filet with red wine Demi glacé & butter poached lobster tail, it couldn’t have been better. Dessert cart was to die for, tons of options. Service was impeccable from the moment I pulled up to...

A photo of Senor Iguanas -UofL / Churchill restaurant
0.0
(0)
$$$$
• Mexican • Downtown Louisville

Welcome to Senor Iguanas -GREAT FOOD IS IN OUR “GENES”! Señor Iguanas restaurantes mexicanos is authentic to its core! Our roots date back generations to Jalisco, Mexico (the nation’s culinary epicenter)! We strive to deliver a guest experience second to none. Serving tantalizing food and tasty...

A photo of Blue Horse Restaurant & Bar - Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport restaurant
3.7
Very Good(6)
$$$$
• American • Downtown Louisville

My wife and I have been here twice now. Both times we got the chicken sandwich, which was delicious. Both times we were served by Matt, one of the best waiters we have encountered in our experience eating out. He was very attentive and friendly. We always had full drinks to sip on while we waited...

A photo of J Graham's Cafe restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(661)
$$$$
• Contemporary American • Downtown Louisville
Booked 1 time today

It was wonderful for my birthday.

A photo of The English Grill at Brown Hotel restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1028)
$$$$
• American • Downtown Louisville
Booked 1 time today

Hands down my favorite restaurant in Louisville. Not trying too hard - just is. The food is exceptional. Thought given to every dish flavor-wise. Love it! Staff is fantastic.

A photo of Lobby Bar & Grille at the Brown Hotel restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(68)
$$$$
• Contemporary American • Downtown Louisville
Booked 7 times today

The food was delicious! I highly recommend the Derby pie (with ice cream, of course) and crème brûlée! Our server couldn’t have been more courteous and attentive (without being obnoxious). It is a pricey meal, but for a special occasion, well worth it!

A photo of Marketplace restaurant
4.1
Excellent(688)
$$$$
• Contemporary American • Downtown Louisville

Delicious as always. So accommodating to the different needs of my group.

A photo of 8UP igLOUISVILLE restaurant
4.5
Awesome(6)
$$$$
• Contemporary American • Downtown Louisville

My friends and I had such a great experience. The igloos were super cool and very cozy. Natalie, our server, was the best! The crab cakes, greens, and buffalo wings were delicious!

A photo of 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen restaurant
4.1
Excellent(585)
$$$$
• American • Downtown Louisville
Booked 14 times today

Our waitress was terrible, We love the place and the food was great but the only thing wAs the waitress she didn’t know what she wAs doing. We will come back

A photo of BOURBON RAW restaurant
3.6
Very Good(267)
$$$$
• American • Downtown Louisville
Booked 3 times today

This was a wonderful experience and our server, Darrius was terrific. Food was delicious and we had the restaurant to ourselves. A lovely fire and just enjoyable.

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