Seafood Restaurants in Kentucky


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Joe’s OK Bayou claims to be “da best Cajun,” but there’s also a humility to the enterprise—starting with the playful name and extending to decor that alludes to a low-country shack with a sheet-metal awning and rough wooden walls. Home-style cooking comes naturally to owner Joe Wheatley, whose father farmed grain and raised hogs before opening similarly rustic restaurant The Feed Mill with other members of the family in a former feed-storage building. Since 1995, Joe and his team have striven to introduce Louisiana flavors to a northern audience, seasoning crawfish étouffée and chicken-and-sausage gumbo with spices that are bold but not painfully hot. Visiting in 2008, the Courier-Journal’s Marty Rosen found that this mission succeeded, with “bold, accessible flavors, friendly, quick service and extremely affordable prices.” He also found oysters “big and glossy with fine, firm textures—as fresh-tasting as any I've eaten along the Louisiana or Alabama coasts” on the menu’s wide selection of simply prepared coastal creatures—fried gator tails, catfish filets, and frog legs among them. Abita beers, the star of the drinks menu, hail appropriately from Louisiana, and join wines and other domestic and imported brews at the full bar.
9874 Linn Station Rd
Louisville,
KY
US
From SkyBar's penthouse-level perches, rooftop revelers can fix their eyes on the panoramas of Lexington's lovely skyline and the manicured toes of soaring birds. Anchored by chic signatures such as the beef and lamb carpaccio ($10.00), SkyBar's menu features upscale American fare and Spanish-style small plates. Whet wetter appetites with a tipple from the exhaustive drink list. Selections of wine, scotch, and cognac (glasses starting at $7.50) keep quaffs classic, and cocktails such as the absinthe-infused Mint Muse ($10) leave imbibers wondering if new green-fairy dance partners are real, imaginary, or ferns.
269 W Main St
Lexington,
KY
US
For fresh maki, Bowling Green's Manpuku Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar has got you covered. Come prepared to feast at Manpuku Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — Manpuku Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. Manpuku Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along. Sunny day plus appetite equals the perfect time to head to Manpuku Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar. Manpuku Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar caters to all party sizes, both large and small. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too. With a parking lot adjacent to Manpuku Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, you won't get stuck circling the block. Manpuku Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar is making the best of both worlds happen: creating food that is full of flavor and affordable! For a quick and easy payment solution at Manpuku Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, pay by major credit card.
2323 Nashville Rd
Bowling Green,
KY
US
Pangea Cafe's owner and chef Justin Crandall strives to locally source the ingredients for his palate-pleasing, culture-crossing menu. Supper selections shine with entrees such as the parmesan-rosemary chicken, pan-seared and flanked by a red-pepper-and-mozzarella infused risotto cake ($14.99), and the tortilla-crusted shrimp, doused in chipotle marinara ($11.25 lunch; $13.99 dinner). The Asian flavors of napa cabbage, crisp carrots, and tasty noodles tossed with soy vinaigrette come in a range of culinary incarnations, from a lunch salad ($7.54) or a wrap ($7.35) to a succinctly satisfying supper salad ($8.29). A zesty roster of pizzas ($10.99–$14.99) emerges from the oven garnished with traditional toppings such as pepperoni and mushroom, as well as more adventurous adornments including banana peppers, jalapeños, and GI Joes.
1320 Carter Rd
Owensboro,
KY
US
Overlooking 400 acres of farmland and vineyards, the Acres of Land restaurant pairs well-crafted wine with hearty dishes that fuse fine dining and traditional country fare. Seasoned crab cakes seared in pans and dipped in roasted-red-pepper rémoulade prove just as amenable to new mouth and stomach habitats ($10). Dinner debaters can point to hand-cut, bacon-wrapped filet mignon topped with garlic-herb butter to show that beef, like monumental architecture, tastes better when enveloped in bacon ($26).
2285 Barnes Mill Rd
Richmond,
KY
US
Fresh fare can be found at Red Lobster, where visitors seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu. If you prefer to keep it light, Red Lobster has a number of low-fat and healthy options. A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Red Lobster has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. Red Lobster is a suitable restaurant for both large and small groups. The dress code at Red Lobster is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. You can also grab your grub to go. Throwing a big party? Count on Red Lobster to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love. null Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Red Lobster's moderately priced fare. Stop by for three square meals a day — Red Lobster serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
7921 Dream St
Florence,
KY
US
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