Louisville might be the nexus for Kentucky bourbon, but the all-American city is also home to great restaurants. These restaurants serve the best burgers in Louisville and are worth stopping by for a meal.
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This vintage-inspired burger joint is located right next to the river. Though there are plenty of classic burgers, try something different like the Argentinian or Chorizo Burger for something with a kick. Take a seat in the shady courtyard and don’t forget to save room from homemade, gourmet ice cream for dessert.
In a rustic setting, this fine-dining eatery specialises in wild game burgers, though there are a couple of vegetarian options. Sliders, meatballs and burgers are made with meats such as wagyu, kangaroo, wild boar and alpaca among others.
Order a side of grilled corn with parmesan and truffle-mayo to accompany the burger.
Set in a historic building downtown, Sidebar cooks up gourmet burgers and offers an expansive bourbon menu. While the burgers are original and taste great, you’ll want to go on an empty stomach to have enough room for a boozy milkshake at the end of the meal. Try the Hung Jury burger because it includes beer cheese.
A whimsical sports bar and burger pub, this restaurant provides just as much entertainment as it does great grub. Step through a bookcase to take a seat at a table in a hidden area and peruse the long beer list before ordering.
There are tons of burgers to choose from, but the Southern Comfort burger with pimento cheese, bacon and roasted red peppers is a hit on a brioche bun.
Ollie’s is something of a Louisville institution. Set in a trolley car, the team flips up mouth-watering burgers and seasoned fries. There isn’t much in the way of seating, but a trip to this landmark spot is worth the effort.
A low-key, old-school diner, Burger Boy is open 24-7. Soft buns, thin griddle patties and perfectly crisp fries are what make this burger joint so lovable. But visitors are also pleased by the friendly wait staff and prompt service.
Grind might not have a warm and welcoming interior, but the food and friendly service are perfectly acceptable substitutes. There is outdoor seating, which we would recommend on fair-weathered days. Try the B&B burger topped with brie, bacon and smoked habanero ham and order a side of Brussel sprouts in brown butter vinaigrette.