Restaurant Row: Baxter Ave and Culinary Pair Well Together

Is there anything more fun than going out to eat with your favorite people? Even though our kitchens in our Highlands Apartments in Louisville, Kentucky are perfect for whipping up a gourmet meal, we can all agree that sometimes it feels good to take the family out to eat and get served for once. Here in Louisville, there are no shortage of incredible restaurants for any occasion – whether you’re looking for a fancy way to celebrate or a quiet, affordable night out with some delicious comfort food.

If you’re a foodie, there is one place in Louisville you have to check out: Baxter Avenue. Here are all the finest restaurants just a stone’s throw from our Apartments in the Highlands of Louisville KY.

Grab Some Breakfast on Baxter Ave

Woke up hungry? You’re in the right place. Just a four-minute drive from our luxury apartments in Louisville is the Highland Coffee Company, which is a local coffeehouse with an easygoing vibe, serving up organic, fair-trade coffees and vegan-friendly baked goods. Grab yourself some colorful cupcakes or a smoothie, or better yet, have a delicious panini with a side of chips. You’ll love the laid-back, artistic vibes, and you’ll love that it’s just a short walk away.

Another great breakfast joint is Highland Morning , a quant café with a small-town feel that offers up southern-style breakfasts and lunches made homestyle. According to a local, Highland Breakfast is a “great place for a traditional or untraditional breakfast. We had the Key West Pancakes. They were fresh and heavenly. Eggs and fried potatoes were delicious. We will definitely go here again!”

Gralehaus is about to blow your mind with their ultra-healthy and fresh breakfast options, including Haus Granola, lamb & grits, delicious egg sandwiches, and mouth-watering crepes. Their lunch options range from tofu to bologna, and their sides are perfect with an ice-cold beer. Enjoy their outdoor seating area, and out-of-town guests can stay in their B&B in their historic quarters.

A Lunch with the Family near our Highlands Apartments in Louisville

If you’ve got any vegans and vegetarians in your party, you’re going to absolutely want to check out Heart And Soy, serving up Asian Dishes and house-made tofu. According to their website, Heart And Soy is “our answer to Louisville’s current lack of upscale vegetarian dining.” Inspired by Asian Street food, their foods are always made in a way that respects the environment while “including tapas-style portion sizes of creative yet simple upscale vegetarian cuisine.”

Alternatively, if you’re looking for some Asian-inspired fare with some meat thrown in, you’re sure to love Joy Luck, an Asian fusion grill with outdoor seating and delicious meals. Enjoy some seafood, a craft cocktail, and favorite far-east classics.

Also on Restaurant Row is the famed and well-loved Skyline Chili, which is a Midwest favorite. Offering up diner-style dishes garnished with their signature Greek-style chili, patrons should remember that Skyline Chili is meant as more of a sauce, not as a dish of its own. Put the chili on top of a noddle dish “five way”, with onions and beans, or top off some delicious conies with chili. You’ll want to keep coming back for more.

Impellizzeri’s Pizza offers a relaxed vibe in this local joint that celebrates hot pizzas straight out of the oven and delicious salads. Voted for seven consecutive years as the #1 best pizza in Louisville, you absolutely have to taste this pizza for yourself.

Grab Some Drinks in Restaurant Row

When you’re living at our luxury apartments in the Highlands of Louisville, you’re never too far from a good place to grab drinks with friends. Start out the night at O’Shea’s Irish Pub, where you can order one-of-a-kind microbrews, craft cocktails, and whiskey in their mellow, cozy environment. Enjoy spending time outdoors on their patio, and listen to some live music while biting into a juicy burger.

But that’s not the only Irish Pub in town! Molly Malone’s Irish Pub offers a quintessential, traditional Irish Pub environment, complete with bar games, televisions for watching the game, and live performances from local musicians. Grab some happy hour drinks with coworkers, sip on some Guinness, and have the time of your life.

If you love country and rock n roll music, then Baxter’s 942 Bar & Grill is the destination for you. Serving up southern-style BBQ and comfort foods, you won’t leave hungry, and you’ll love the neighborhood vibe of this local favorite.

For those late night munchies, there’s always DiOrio’s Pizza & Pub, which offers up late night Italian food. Your mouth will water at first sight of their legendary breadsticks, and you’ll come back for the historic yet festive atmosphere, their breezy outdoor patio, and their happy hour drinks.

If you’re looking for delicious drinks in an off-beat location, check out Holy Grale, which is located in a former church built in 1905. This gastropub features an ever-evolving beer list and locally-sourced fare, from juicy burgers to soups. Sit in their beautiful outdoor patio where they grow their own herbs, or enjoy sitting inside, with the quirky art and beautiful architecture.

The Best Place to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth on Restaurant Row.  

All this wining and dining is sure to have you jonesing for something sweet. Be sure to check out Steel City Pops, which offers up the most unique popsicles you’ve ever seen, from fruity to creamy to just plain sweet. Enjoy flavors from Jasmine Green Tea, to Lavender Lemonade, to Banana or Vanilla Bean. Or better yet, grab a cookie-flavored pop, from Chocolate Brownie to Cookies & Cream. And while you’re there, grab yourself a coffee! Steel City Pops isn’t just delicious – it’s fun! Make your own pop by dipping, dredging, drizzling, and dusting your own pop before enjoying its deliciousness.

So Many Unique Flavors in Louisville

Don’t miss out on the many flavors of Louisville! Book your free tour of our luxury Highlands apartments in Louisville, KY – the most beautiful, luxurious apartments in the Highlands of Louisville. You’ll love our spacious floor plans, our sunny balconies, and our on-site dog park and dog spa just for your four-legged friends! And whether you love cooking in our beautiful kitchens or dining out at our local favorites, you’re sure to love all the flavors that life in Louisville has to offer.

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