Louisville's Best: 3 Top Notch Soul Food Restaurants

Louisville restaurants are just one of the many reasons visitors continue to flock there each year. Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky and home to the Kentucky Derby, Papa John's Pizza, Louisville Sluggers, Mohammed Ali and in particular their southern flare for down home cooking, soul food.

The metropolis of Louisville has more than a million residents, and the city offers an array of restaurants with diverse cuisines, rivaling the diversity of its residents. One of the most prominent, off the beaten track, but sought-after cuisines would be the infamous Louisville soul food. Most think that in order to find good soul food you need to head to the deep South of the United States, but Louisville has shown true that it can boast some of the finest soul food in the US. Find comfort during your stay in Kentucky in a Louisville Bed and Breakfast, or at one of Louisville's top notch soul food restaurants.

Carly Rae's
103 W. Oak Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40203
(502) 379-4320

Located in Old Louisville (central Louisville), this popular spot is quickly becoming a favorite among locals. Known for its Cajun/Creole and soul food, the food is not only out of this world, but affordable too. The menu boasts entrees like bacon wrapped salmon, sassy chicken, barbecued baby back ribs, and blackened Tilapia. At Carly Rae's, you're getting more than great food at an affordable price. It offers a nice selection of micro-brewed beers, complimentary WiFi Internet, fine cigars, an outdoor patio and live entertainment. Families and hipsters can co-mingle at Carly Rae's and feel quite at home - a great spot for just about anyone.

Indi's Restaurant
1033 W. Broadway
Louisville, Kentucky 40203
(502) 589-7985

Indi's is an independent fast food chain local to Louisville, and specializes in fresh, homemade soul food. The W. Broadway location is the best for service, plus experience. Indi's serves a wide variety of chicken, beer battered fish and perfectly seasoned potato wedges. The price is right at Indi's and you will be surprised at the quality and quickness of this meal. The smell coming from the establishment is a welcoming scent that most can appreciate. Indi's is the perfect comfort food to take back and enjoy in your Louisville Inn. Another perk is that Indi's is open late, until 2am daily, and until 5am on Friday and Saturday.

Granny's Apron
2605 Rockford Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40216
(502) 449-9026

Granny's Apron is located in South Louisville and is open from 7am to 9pm daily. At first glance, Granny's Apron looks like your typical diner with a typical, southern comfort food menu. After that first bite hits your taste buds, you will quickly realize why this is the spot for great soul food. It isn't what they serve, it's how they make it: fresh, homemade, and with that secret added ingredient that you just can't quite put your finger on! The atmosphere is relaxed, the service is great and the prices are affordable. Granny's Apron has most of the classics on the menu, such as fried chicken, roast beef sandwiches and mashed potatoes, but make sure to save room for one of their homemade desserts.