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Connected by an asphalt web of highways, state roads, and thoroughfares, blocky yellow signs gleam nonstop, casting a dandelion glow from the words “Waffle House.” The booths at the eateries fill 24 hours each day with the aromas of sizzling pork chops, Jimmy Dean sausage, and endless mugs of coffee. Line cooks brown shredded potatoes on a grill as waiters shout back in a language all their own for hash browns “smothered,” “covered,” or “topped”—served with onions, cheese, or chili, respectively. Angus burgers and steak melts share space on the rippling-hot surface at all times of day, allowing tired drivers to stop for food when they are on a long journey or just listening to an 11-hour drum solo on the radio. The first Waffle House switched on its lights in 1955, and some menu items still bear the names of Waffle House staff of the past, including Bert's chili from Dallas and Alice's iced tea.

3040 Lakecrest Cir
Lexington,
KY
US

Chef Rima had a lot of luck with the homestyle recipes at her restaurant The Porch. So when an opportunity came up to expand, she took a cue from Hollywood executives and created a spinoff restaurant, Rima's Diner. The diner has a 1950s feel, with photos of Elvis and Marilyn looking over guests as they dig into plates of crusty chicken pot pie or country-fried pork tenderloins. Her desserts are just as traditional. She decorates german-chocolate, strawberry, and coconut cakes with simple yet beautiful layers of creamy frosting and slices of fresh fruit. When the sun is out, guests can take their fare to the outdoor patio to enjoy the sunshine and be better informed when talking to strangers about the weather.

2520 Hazelwood St
Crescent Springs,
KY
US

Connected by an asphalt web of highways, state roads, and thoroughfares, blocky yellow signs gleam nonstop, casting a dandelion glow from the words “Waffle House.” The booths at the eateries fill 24 hours each day with the aromas of sizzling pork chops, Jimmy Dean sausage, and endless mugs of coffee. Line cooks brown shredded potatoes on a grill as waiters shout back in a language all their own for hash browns “smothered,” “covered,” or “topped”—served with onions, cheese, or chili, respectively. Angus burgers and steak melts share space on the rippling-hot surface at all times of day, allowing tired drivers to stop for food when they are on a long journey or just listening to an 11-hour drum solo on the radio. The first Waffle House switched on its lights in 1955, and some menu items still bear the names of Waffle House staff of the past, including Bert's chili from Dallas and Alice's iced tea.

2021 East Blue Lick Road
Shepherdsville,
KY
US

When Zoë Cassimus would appear at a party with a bowl of her homemade chicken salad, everyone's face would light up. In between mouthfuls of creamy chicken, her friends and relatives often urged her to open up her own restaurant. Encouraged, Zoë gathered her family's time-honored Mediterranean recipes and opened the first Zoës Kitchen in Homewood, Alabama. Hungry diners flock to her restaurant in search of her chicken salad, pita bread, and pasta.

Today, Zoë's family-run eatery has branched out into more than 50 locations across the country. Within each kitchen, chefs continue to adhere to Zoë's original recipes, folding fresh ingredients into wholesome Mediterranean-inspired roll ups, sandwiches, and kabobs each day. Out on sunny patios, diners clink glasses of beer and mop up last dollops of hummus with fresh pita. Others opt to take meals to go, carrying out still-steaming four-person dinners of chicken kabobs and steak roll-ups to enjoy at home with their family or with the band of outlaws they call their family.

4126 Summit Plaza Dr
Louisville,
KY
US

For a down home, easygoing vibe, head to Goose Creek Diner for tasty diner fare. The menu at Goose Creek Diner does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge. Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here. No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at Goose Creek Diner. If space is what you're looking for, Goose Creek Diner has plenty of room for larger parties.

Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Goose Creek Diner, known for its laid-back ambience. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. Impress the guests at your next gathering by calling in Goose Creek Diner for catering.

Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars.

Prepare to spend about $30 per person when dining at Goose Creek Diner. Goose Creek Diner dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.

2923 Goose Creek Rd
Louisville,
KY
US

Fill up on breakfast, lunch and dinner at Denny's, a classic diner with something for everyone. For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on Denny's' menu that can cater to your needs. With its spacious interior, Denny's is a great choice for big groups and celebrations. Get online gratis thanks to Denny's' complimentary wifi. A relatively loud restaurant, this is not the place for a quiet night out.

Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Denny's patrons come in casual attire. If you're strapped for time, take out food from Denny's.

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There's no need to bust your budget at Denny's, with affordable prices that almost always stay under $15. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Denny's — swing by for for favorite meal. No need to sweat your schedule — the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.

4030 Dutchmans Ln
Louisville,
KY
US