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Farm Machinery Show 101: Our Favorite Southern Food Restaurants in Louisville

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Is this your first year visiting the Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky? Well, you’re in luck. Louisville is one of the best places for some of that good down home southern cookin’. And while southern food means fried chicken and pork chops to most, there is so much more than that when eating it in Louisville. Curious about what your options are when arriving next Wednesday? Here are our favorite southern food restaurants in Louisville.

Doc Crow’s - Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar Restaurant

Doc Crow’s is a must try! Located in the historic Whiskey Row of Downtown Louisville, this restaurant offers a taste of coastal south as well as a diverse selection of sandwiches and po boys. Pair their great food with one of their many selections of bourbon and wine.

See the Doc Crow’s burger menu.


Harvest is a great local restaurant in Louisville as well. Chef Patrick Roney’s cuisine regularly changes according to the season ingredients that are brought in by local farmers. You can’t go wrong with the Buttermilk Fried Chicken paired with Mom’s Potato Salad. They also offer some of the finest flavors and unique combinations across the region.

Take a look at their full menu.

Mussel and Burger Bar

Mussel and Burger Bar has more menu options than you can shake a shell at. And not only is their menu a large one, it is also unique and includes a gourmet twist. This is a great spot for a large group of people, especially a group that simply wants an outstanding burger with an ice-cold beer.         

Look at their dinner menu, including their mussel and burger options. 

Good Food, Good Beer

Looking for an awesome place to go out with friends and enjoy a few beers after a day at the Show? We’ve got you covered with some of the best breweries in town. It only makes sense that the bourbon capital also knows how to brew an awesome beer too, right?

3rd Turn Brewing

3rd Turn Brewing is a small brewery featuring 20 taps. But don’t let the limited amount of taps turn you away, they feature their own experimental beer as well as offer many regional and local brews rotating in and out on a weekly basis. And while they don’t offer food, you are more than welcome to bring your own or order from a local eatery!

Keep up their weekly beer rotation. 

Against the Grain

Against the Grain Brewery not only has a large selection of beer, they also have a variety of ales and excellent food as well. The combination makes it the perfect spot to sit down and grab a bite to eat all while enjoying a beer on tap. Seriously, how can you go wrong with a beer named Hoppy Ending or Da Butt?

Check out their bar selection.

Apocalypse Brew Works

Apocalypse Brew Works is dog-friendly, kid-friendly and beer-lover friendly! What a perfect place to enjoy a drink. Their beer is crafted with solar-heated water and their equipment was created from recycled materials and the reuse of found objects. How neat!

See the beers they brew. 


Goodwood is one of the best breweries in Louisville to get a great tasting beer. All of their beers are wood-seasoned in different kinds wood that created that unique taste. Their team uses a process that is one-of-a-kind, just like the beers they offer. This brewery also features the only beer brewed with 100% Kentucky grown grains.

Learn all about Goodwood, and their beer selection. 

Monnik Beer Company

Monnik Beer Company is another great choice to grab a beer and dinner, both of which are made from local ingredients! And if beer is not your thing, they also offer a very versatile selection of mixed drinks and wines. Tasty!

Take a look at their food and beer list.

With so many choices and so little time, which of these phenomenal places are going to grab some southern cookin’ and handcrafted drinks?

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