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The Aboslute Best Budget-Friendly Louisville Restaurants

Louie's Hot Chicken & Barbecue
Hammerheads
Six Forks Burger
Kern's Korner
Ramen House 1
The Eagle
The Fish House
The Table 1
Louie's Hot Chicken & Barbecue
Hammerheads
Six Forks Burger
The Eagle
The Fish House
The Table 1

Yes, there’s an incredible food scene in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to offering friendly, eclectic spots, this city also has a reputation for offering affordable, cheap restaurants that won’t hurt your pocketbook. There are plenty of budget-friendly Louisville restaurants offering feasts fit for King Louis XVI, yet on a dime! These eateries offer Deep South fare that won’t make you max out your credit card. So get ready for eclectic tastes covering everything from authentic ramen to down-home Kentucky barbecue. Here are the eight best spots for cheap eats in Louisville, Kentucky.

 


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Louie’s Hot Chicken & Barbecue

4222 Poplar Level Road, Louisville, KY
(502) 709-4274

It doesn’t get easier than hot chicken with two sides that’s ordered medium, hot, extra hot, or no heat. Locals consider the main dish at Louie’s Hot Chicken & Barbecue to be the best hot chicken sandwich in the world! Brisket, pulled pork, and classic sandwiches round out the affordable menu here. The portions are generous regardless of what you order. Feel free to go wild with flavors because Louie’s signature house-made sauces are just 25¢ each!

 


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Hammerheads

921 Swan Street, Louisville, KY
(502) 365-1112

Hammerheads hits the nail on the head when it comes to great food at great prices. Sliders, smoked chicken wings, pulled pork, beef brisket, crispy catfish, crispy soft-shelled crab, and smoked ribs round out a menu of classic favorites. These classic meats and seafood favorites are also available in taco plates with jalapeno-lime mayo, pico, cilantro, and soft corn tortillas.

 


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Six Forks Burger

1039 Ash Street, Louisville, KY
(502) 565-9750

Six Forks Burger lets you build a ridiculous burger for a steal! This burger joint also offers a list of exotic burgers that includes a wild Louisiana alligator tail burger, wild boar burger, and Burmese python burger. The deep menu keeps on going with hot dogs, sausages, fried chicken, gourmet grilled cheese, chili, onion rings, seasoned fries, and much more! Enjoy generous portions of out-of-this-world favorites from the grill on the patio for a casual dinner out!

 


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Kern’s Korner

2600 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY
(502) 456-9726

Kern’s Korner is an authentic local Louisville watering hole that won’t leave you hosed with high prices. Burgers, patty melts, chili, and other beloved comfort foods always feel like they were prepared by a friend just for you. Like a true friend, Kern’s Korner also serves cold beers!

 


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Ramen House

1250 Bardstown Road (Suite 17A), Louisville, KY
(502) 709-5218

Ramen House is the place to go for extravagant noodle bowls in Louisville. One taste of the way the noodle chefs here blend sweet and salty elements will show you why locals consider this to be the best spot for authentic ramen in the city. A large menu full of generous helpings leaves everyone satisfied. While the menu at Ramen House serves up plenty of meaty dishes, this noodle house is one of the best vegetarian choices.

 


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The Eagle

1314 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY
(502) 498-8420

The menu at the Eagle definitely lands if you’re looking for an affordable place to eat in Louisville. Prepare to become obsessed with the flaky homemade biscuits served with blackberry jam and honey butter. The free-range, brined-in-house fried chicken is the banner item on the menu here. Fries, collards, coleslaw, spoonbread, shrimp and grits, and other sides take things to the next level. A menu of cocktails and bubbly spirits ensures that guests can feel classy while dining out on a dime!

 


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The Fish House

1310 Winter Avenue, Louisville, KY
(502) 568-2993

Picture a plate of tender catfish coated with flour, cornmeal, salt, and pepper that’s been gently fried to perfection. Next, picture a pile of light, crispy onion rings piled high next to that heavenly fish. The Fish House does Deep South fish fries like no other place in Louisville. Catfish, haddock, tilapia, shrimp, pan-fried oysters, and clam strips round out the trident-worthy menu here. Don’t sleep on the homemade seafood chowder! Of course, locals know to always save room for the world-famous beignets on the dessert menu.

 


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The Table

1800 Portland Avenue, Louisville, KY
(502) 708-2505

The Table is a hit due to its simple menu full of impeccably done classics. The incredible flavors here are owed to the fact that this restaurant sources its ingredients locally based on what’s in season. Expect the menu to be slightly different every time you come. The sandwich list includes a smoked chicken sandwich, smoked pork sandwich, BLT, grilled cheese, and more. While the chefs change things up seasonally, the summer squash salad, watermelon salad, and house salad are always hits when they roll in. Don’t forget to add parmesan fries to anything you choose to order to get the full experience.