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'Food Network Star' Winner Damaris Phillips's Favorite Louisville Spots to Eat and Drink

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Every since Damaris Phillips came to prominence on Food Network Star, Louisvillians have been asking "Where can I try her cooking?" Well, unless you're a student of hers at Jefferson Community and Technical College or a friend, you can't. But you can hit up some her favorite locations. Here Phillips shares her go-to Louisville restaurants and bars.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. D. Nalley's

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970 S 3rd St
Louisville, KY
(502) 588-2003
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I can’t help but love a good greasy spoon—and this is the best in my eyes![Photo: courtesy Foursquare]

2. Patrick's

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3202 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 897-6962
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It would not be rare to find me here on a Friday or Saturday night singing karaoke. Last year I hosted my Mythical Creatures birthday party there and they didn’t blink an eye—how can you not love a place like that?![Photo: courtesy Foursquare]

3. Nord's Bakery

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2118 S Preston St
Louisville, KY 40217
(502) 634-0931
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Donuts. Enough said.[Photo: courtesy Nord's Bakery]

4. Dakshin South Indian Restaurant

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4742 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40218
(502) 491-7412
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On average, I eat Indian at least twice a week and they by far have the best Dosa around.[Photo: courtesy Dakshin]

5. Mayan Café

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813 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 566-0651
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The original Nulu restaurant—I can’t help but order the lima beans and salbutes every time.[Photo: courtesy Facebook/The Mayan Café ]

6. Proof on Main

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702 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 217-6360
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Have you tried Chef Levon [Wallace]'s greens yet? I took him to Churchill Downs on his third day in Louisville, so I’m pretty sure I taught him a thing or two about the Southern way. [Photo: courtesy Proof on Main]

7. The Silver Dollar

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1761 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 259-9540
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I have dreams about their Moscow Mule, plus I don’t think there’s anyone nicer in the business than [owner] Larry [Rice]. Really looking forward to their new spot.[Photo: courtesy Silver Dollar]

8. Holy Grale

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1034 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 459-9939
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Just being here makes you feel cool. [Photo: courtesy Holy Grale]

9. Harvest

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624 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 384-9090
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You want to know where the best burger & grits are in town – it’s here! And I feel like I can accurately judge this, since I’ve spent some time in their kitchen.[Photo: courtesy Harvest]

10. Decca

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812 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 749-8128
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The basement “cave” is one of my favorite places to have cocktails. They showed Gremlins one evening and it’s inspired me to have my own movie nights![Photo: courtesy Facebook/Decca]

11. Blue Dog Bakery & Cafe

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2868 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 899-9800
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Luckily I live close by and it makes it easy for me to swing by and fulfill my scone craving. They are delicious.

12. Highland Coffee Company

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1140 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 451-4545
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There is a reason I spent 10 years behind the counter here, their coffee is my favorite in Louisville and there is nothing like the Hofer Bar to give you an extra boast.

13. Feast BBQ

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116 W Main St
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 920-0454
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Pork croquettes and tater tots—yes please!!! Absolutely worth the trip over the river—again and again.[Photo: Courtesy Facebook/Feast]

14. Hammerheads

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921 Swan St
Louisville, KY 40204
Sometimes you just want excellent food with no frills and that’s what you get. [Photo: Courtesy Hammerheads]

15. Molly Malone's

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933 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 473-1222
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A little like my Cheers—nothing like sitting out on the patio and enjoying the scenery of Baxter Avenue with an Irish accent in the background. Plus, you may be surprised, but they do have the best vegetarian options around town![Photo: courtesy Facebook/Molly Malone's]

16. Seviche A Latin Restaurant

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1538 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 473-8560
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Many hours of my life have been spent on long wine-filled dinners on their patio. Chef [Anthony] Lamas never fails us.[Photo: courtesy Facebook/ Seviche]

17. Wiltshire Pantry Bakery and Cafe

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901 Barret Ave.
Jefferson, KY
(502) 581-8560
I think my heart stopped beating when I had their croissants for the first time. The table was speechless.[Photo: courtesy Foursquare]

18. Queen Of Sheba

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2804 Taylorsville Rd
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 459-6301
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Veggie Combo every time. Hands down this is my favorite place to eat in town![Photo: Courtesy Queen of Sheba]

1. D. Nalley's

970 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY
I can’t help but love a good greasy spoon—and this is the best in my eyes![Photo: courtesy Foursquare]
970 S 3rd St
Louisville, KY

2. Patrick's

3202 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
It would not be rare to find me here on a Friday or Saturday night singing karaoke. Last year I hosted my Mythical Creatures birthday party there and they didn’t blink an eye—how can you not love a place like that?![Photo: courtesy Foursquare]
3202 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

3. Nord's Bakery

2118 S Preston St, Louisville, KY 40217
Donuts. Enough said.[Photo: courtesy Nord's Bakery]
2118 S Preston St
Louisville, KY 40217

4. Dakshin South Indian Restaurant

4742 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40218
On average, I eat Indian at least twice a week and they by far have the best Dosa around.[Photo: courtesy Dakshin]
4742 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40218

5. Mayan Café

813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206
The original Nulu restaurant—I can’t help but order the lima beans and salbutes every time.[Photo: courtesy Facebook/The Mayan Café ]
813 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40206

6. Proof on Main

702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
Have you tried Chef Levon [Wallace]'s greens yet? I took him to Churchill Downs on his third day in Louisville, so I’m pretty sure I taught him a thing or two about the Southern way. [Photo: courtesy Proof on Main]
702 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202

7. The Silver Dollar

1761 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
I have dreams about their Moscow Mule, plus I don’t think there’s anyone nicer in the business than [owner] Larry [Rice]. Really looking forward to their new spot.[Photo: courtesy Silver Dollar]
1761 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

8. Holy Grale

1034 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204
Just being here makes you feel cool. [Photo: courtesy Holy Grale]
1034 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

9. Harvest

624 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40202
You want to know where the best burger & grits are in town – it’s here! And I feel like I can accurately judge this, since I’ve spent some time in their kitchen.[Photo: courtesy Harvest]
624 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40202

10. Decca

812 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206
The basement “cave” is one of my favorite places to have cocktails. They showed Gremlins one evening and it’s inspired me to have my own movie nights![Photo: courtesy Facebook/Decca]
812 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40206

11. Blue Dog Bakery & Cafe

2868 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
Luckily I live close by and it makes it easy for me to swing by and fulfill my scone craving. They are delicious.
2868 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

12. Highland Coffee Company

1140 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204
There is a reason I spent 10 years behind the counter here, their coffee is my favorite in Louisville and there is nothing like the Hofer Bar to give you an extra boast.
1140 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

13. Feast BBQ

116 W Main St, New Albany, IN 47150
Pork croquettes and tater tots—yes please!!! Absolutely worth the trip over the river—again and again.[Photo: Courtesy Facebook/Feast]
116 W Main St
New Albany, IN 47150

14. Hammerheads

921 Swan St, Louisville, KY 40204
Sometimes you just want excellent food with no frills and that’s what you get. [Photo: Courtesy Hammerheads]
921 Swan St
Louisville, KY 40204

15. Molly Malone's

933 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204
A little like my Cheers—nothing like sitting out on the patio and enjoying the scenery of Baxter Avenue with an Irish accent in the background. Plus, you may be surprised, but they do have the best vegetarian options around town![Photo: courtesy Facebook/Molly Malone's]
933 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY 40204

16. Seviche A Latin Restaurant

1538 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205
Many hours of my life have been spent on long wine-filled dinners on their patio. Chef [Anthony] Lamas never fails us.[Photo: courtesy Facebook/ Seviche]
1538 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40205

17. Wiltshire Pantry Bakery and Cafe

901 Barret Ave., Jefferson, KY
I think my heart stopped beating when I had their croissants for the first time. The table was speechless.[Photo: courtesy Foursquare]
901 Barret Ave.
Jefferson, KY

18. Queen Of Sheba

2804 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40205
Veggie Combo every time. Hands down this is my favorite place to eat in town![Photo: Courtesy Queen of Sheba]
2804 Taylorsville Rd
Louisville, KY 40205