clock menu more-arrow no yes

'Readers' Declare 'Best of Louisville' For Magazine, Eater Has Map

View as Map

Louisville Magazine's latest issue relates its "Best of Louisville" awards, where readers (with the quite possible addition of folk savvy enough to click over to a web survey at some establishment's behest) choose their favorites from a number of categories, and deliver the results at a gala event with its partner the National MS Society Kentucky Southeast Indiana Chapter. While the list is available to those wishing to crawl through an online PDF of the print issue, Eater thought it might be a nice idea to make the winners (and the runners up in the descriptions) available in a more convenient map form—at least the restaurants and bars. (You know, the stuff we care about.)


· Louisville Magazine July 2014 Issue [Online edition]

· LEO Weekly or Louisville Magazine: Which Readers' Choice Dining Awards are the Bigger Shitshow? [~ELOU~]

Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 610 Magnolia

Copy Link
610 W Magnolia Ave
Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 636-0783
Visit Website
610 owner/chef Edward Lee received the award for "Local Chef," beating out Dean Corbett of Corbetts: An American Place and Seviche's Anthony Lamas for the honor.

2. St. Charles Exchange

Copy Link
113 S 7th St
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 618-1917
Visit Website
It is unclear whether the category referred to a superior slate of cocktails or the food accompanying them, but either way St. Charles Exchange won the award for "Best Cocktail Menu." Runners up were Meta and Proof on Main. [Photo: Facebook]

3. Papalinos NY Pizzeria

Copy Link
949 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 749-8525
Visit Website
The winner for Best Pizza bested both Tony Boombozz and Wick's. [Photo: Facebook]

4. Jack Fry's

Copy Link
1007 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 452-9244
Visit Website
According to Louisville Magazine readers, the city's "Best Fine Dining Restaurant" is Jack Fry's, followed by Jeff Ruby's and The Village Anchor. [Photo: Facebook]

5. Holy Grale

Copy Link
1034 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 459-9939
Visit Website
Most Louisville magazine ballots went to Holy Grale as the "place to drink beer," but BBC and Sergio's World Beers also placed. [Photo: Facebook]

6. The Silver Dollar

Copy Link
1761 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 259-9540
Visit Website
To Louisville Magazine ballot submitters the "best place to drink bourbon" is Silver Dollar, with Bourbons Bistro and Commonwealth Tap listed second and third. [Photo: Facebook]

7. Heine Brothers Coffee

Copy Link
1295 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 456-5108
Visit Website
Heine Brothers received the most ballots for "best coffeehouse atmosphere" followed by Quills and Highland Coffee. [Photo: Facebook]

8. Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen

Copy Link
2232 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 409-6100
Visit Website
Louisville Magazine readers must like ice cream, since the "desserts" Best of award runner up was Comfy Cow, with Sweet Surrender bringing up the rear. [Photo: HIC&PK official site]

9. El Mundo

Copy Link
2345 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 899-9930
Visit Website
The most ballots submitted in the "Mexican/Latin Restaurant" category went to El Mundo, with Havana Rumba and Guaca Mole also getting mentions. [Photo: Facebook]

10. Asiatique

Copy Link
1767 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 451-2449
Visit Website
Asiatique accepted a "Best of Louisville" award for "Happy Hour," leaving co-nominees Drake's and Dundee Tavern perhaps a little less celebratory. [Photo: Facebook]

11. Loop 22

Copy Link
(502) 882-3279
Visit Website
The "new restaurant" ballots added up for Loop 22, while Taco Luchador and El Camino came up short (but still "new").

12. Simply Thai

Copy Link
318 Wallace Ave
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 899-9670
Visit Website
The somewhat overly broad "Asian" category gave Simply Thai the nod, though since both Asiatique and August Moon were in the running perhaps Peng Looi won in aggregate. [Photo: Facebook]

13. Captain's Quarters

Copy Link
5700 Captains Quarters Rd
Prospect, KY 40059
(502) 228-1651
Visit Website
Louisville Magazine ballot submitters put CQ at the top of their "restaurant patio/deck" list, followed by El Camino and Decca. [Photo: Facebook]

14. Shiraz Mediterranean Grill

Copy Link
2226 Holiday Manor Ctr
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 426-9954
Visit Website
The Best of Louisville "Middle Eastern" award went to Shiraz, with The Grape Leaf and Safier Mediterranean Deli also getting ballots. [Photo: Facebook]

15. Mojitos Tapas

Copy Link
2231 Holiday Manor Ctr
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 425-0949
Visit Website
Mojitos took honors in the "tapas/appetizers" category, followed by Havana Rumba and Seviche. [Photo: Facebook]

16. Mussel & Burger Bar

Copy Link
9200 Taylorsville Rd.
Jeffersontown, KY 40299
(502) 499-7666
Visit Website
According to ballot submitters M&BB is the "restaurant worth the wait," with Hammerhead's and Jeff Ruby's almost as worthy. [Photo: Facebook]

17. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Copy Link
9569 Taylorsville Rd
Louisville, KY 40299
(502) 266-5143
Visit Website
The "Best of Louisville" doughnuts award went to this national franchise, with locals Nord's and Plehn's failing to foster enough ballot submissions. [Photo: Facebook]

18. Brownie's The Shed Grille and Bar

Copy Link
237 Whittington Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 326-9830
Visit Website
It's possible most Louisville Magazine readers live in the East End, as this suburban strip mall location offering cornhole and "the best American cuisine and German food" got the nod for "neighborhood bar." Dundee Tavern and Commonwealth Tap were also mentioned. [Photo: Facebook]

19. Village Anchor Pub & Roost

Copy Link
11507 Park Rd
Anchorage, KY 40223
(502) 708-1850
Visit Website
This ornate, Orleans-eque Anchorage restaurant won a BOL for "atmosphere," with Jeff Ruby's and Jack Fry's placing second and third. [Photo: Facebook]

20. Grind Gourmet Burger Truck

Copy Link
Moving Target
Louisville, KY 40215
While people can now also go to their brick-and-mortar location, Grind still has a food truck, and it's still popular with Louisville Magazine. Holy Molé Taco Truck and Lil Cheezers also received recognition.

1. 610 Magnolia

610 W Magnolia Ave, Louisville, KY 40208
610 owner/chef Edward Lee received the award for "Local Chef," beating out Dean Corbett of Corbetts: An American Place and Seviche's Anthony Lamas for the honor.
610 W Magnolia Ave
Louisville, KY 40208

2. St. Charles Exchange

113 S 7th St, Louisville, KY 40202
It is unclear whether the category referred to a superior slate of cocktails or the food accompanying them, but either way St. Charles Exchange won the award for "Best Cocktail Menu." Runners up were Meta and Proof on Main. [Photo: Facebook]
113 S 7th St
Louisville, KY 40202

3. Papalinos NY Pizzeria

949 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204
The winner for Best Pizza bested both Tony Boombozz and Wick's. [Photo: Facebook]
949 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY 40204

4. Jack Fry's

1007 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204
According to Louisville Magazine readers, the city's "Best Fine Dining Restaurant" is Jack Fry's, followed by Jeff Ruby's and The Village Anchor. [Photo: Facebook]
1007 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

5. Holy Grale

1034 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204
Most Louisville magazine ballots went to Holy Grale as the "place to drink beer," but BBC and Sergio's World Beers also placed. [Photo: Facebook]
1034 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

6. The Silver Dollar

1761 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
To Louisville Magazine ballot submitters the "best place to drink bourbon" is Silver Dollar, with Bourbons Bistro and Commonwealth Tap listed second and third. [Photo: Facebook]
1761 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

7. Heine Brothers Coffee

1295 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40204
Heine Brothers received the most ballots for "best coffeehouse atmosphere" followed by Quills and Highland Coffee. [Photo: Facebook]
1295 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204

8. Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen

2232 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206
Louisville Magazine readers must like ice cream, since the "desserts" Best of award runner up was Comfy Cow, with Sweet Surrender bringing up the rear. [Photo: HIC&PK official site]
2232 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

9. El Mundo

2345 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
The most ballots submitted in the "Mexican/Latin Restaurant" category went to El Mundo, with Havana Rumba and Guaca Mole also getting mentions. [Photo: Facebook]
2345 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

10. Asiatique

1767 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205
Asiatique accepted a "Best of Louisville" award for "Happy Hour," leaving co-nominees Drake's and Dundee Tavern perhaps a little less celebratory. [Photo: Facebook]
1767 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40205

11. Loop 22

Louisville, KY 40205
The "new restaurant" ballots added up for Loop 22, while Taco Luchador and El Camino came up short (but still "new").

12. Simply Thai

318 Wallace Ave, Louisville, KY 40207
The somewhat overly broad "Asian" category gave Simply Thai the nod, though since both Asiatique and August Moon were in the running perhaps Peng Looi won in aggregate. [Photo: Facebook]
318 Wallace Ave
Louisville, KY 40207

13. Captain's Quarters

5700 Captains Quarters Rd, Prospect, KY 40059
Louisville Magazine ballot submitters put CQ at the top of their "restaurant patio/deck" list, followed by El Camino and Decca. [Photo: Facebook]
5700 Captains Quarters Rd
Prospect, KY 40059

14. Shiraz Mediterranean Grill

2226 Holiday Manor Ctr, Louisville, KY 40222
The Best of Louisville "Middle Eastern" award went to Shiraz, with The Grape Leaf and Safier Mediterranean Deli also getting ballots. [Photo: Facebook]
2226 Holiday Manor Ctr
Louisville, KY 40222

15. Mojitos Tapas

2231 Holiday Manor Ctr, Louisville, KY 40222
Mojitos took honors in the "tapas/appetizers" category, followed by Havana Rumba and Seviche. [Photo: Facebook]
2231 Holiday Manor Ctr
Louisville, KY 40222

16. Mussel & Burger Bar

9200 Taylorsville Rd., Jeffersontown, KY 40299
According to ballot submitters M&BB is the "restaurant worth the wait," with Hammerhead's and Jeff Ruby's almost as worthy. [Photo: Facebook]
9200 Taylorsville Rd.
Jeffersontown, KY 40299

17. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

9569 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40299
The "Best of Louisville" doughnuts award went to this national franchise, with locals Nord's and Plehn's failing to foster enough ballot submissions. [Photo: Facebook]
9569 Taylorsville Rd
Louisville, KY 40299

18. Brownie's The Shed Grille and Bar

237 Whittington Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40222
It's possible most Louisville Magazine readers live in the East End, as this suburban strip mall location offering cornhole and "the best American cuisine and German food" got the nod for "neighborhood bar." Dundee Tavern and Commonwealth Tap were also mentioned. [Photo: Facebook]
237 Whittington Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40222

19. Village Anchor Pub & Roost

11507 Park Rd, Anchorage, KY 40223
This ornate, Orleans-eque Anchorage restaurant won a BOL for "atmosphere," with Jeff Ruby's and Jack Fry's placing second and third. [Photo: Facebook]
11507 Park Rd
Anchorage, KY 40223

20. Grind Gourmet Burger Truck

Moving Target, Louisville, KY 40215
While people can now also go to their brick-and-mortar location, Grind still has a food truck, and it's still popular with Louisville Magazine. Holy Molé Taco Truck and Lil Cheezers also received recognition.
Moving Target
Louisville, KY 40215