If you are a food fanatic, Kentucky is home to one of the best "food cities" in the United States.

Kentucky has no shortage of great restaurants that have been open for years. These restaurants have become staples in that area where people must go whenever they are in town. They are restaurants that can even become bucket-list places to dine at. Whether it be comfort food, burgers, fried chicken, seafood, Italian, Mexican, steakhouses, or any other type of restaurant, there are certain places that stand out among the rest. As a matter of fact, one Kentucky city was actually honored by being named one of the ten best food cities in the United States.

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Love Food? You'll Want to Dine in This Kentucky City

The travel website, Travel & Leisure, recently put out a list of the ten best food cities in the United States. It should come as no surprise that New York City, New Orleans, and Chicago took the top three positions. However, you might be surprised that one Kentucky city also made the list. Honestly, I never would have expected to see a Kentucky city on here, but it's pretty cool that it was.

Which city in Kentucky is one of the ten best food cities in the United States? Well, that honor goes to Louisville. If you have ever been to Louisville, you know that there are A LOT of restaurants in the city. All of which have a little something different to offer.

Here's what Travel & Leisure had to say about Louisville, Kentucky being the ninth-best food city in the country:

While Louisville is best known for its bourbon, you won’t want to sleep on its exciting food scene. Boasting more than 2,500 restaurants plus several award-winning chefs, Louisville is sure to delight food and drink enthusiasts alike. You need not skip town without embarking on the <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fexplore.gotolouisville.com%2Fcheckout%2F350%2Fgo-to-louisville%2F1779%2Furban-bourbon-trail&amp;data=05%7C01%7Canna.rossetto%40aboutdci.com%7Ce5c47a9d2fbe48bd138008db1465c73c%7C9209ae931c9d47529fdcf2e28c53758f%7C0%7C0%7C638126199580195165%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=n3x83xaQWs2RBvpS0s8BdelY%2BY%2ByYhJzFWZoiTJDYTU%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1">Urban Bourbon Trail</a>, which highlights Louisvlle’s best bourbon bars and restaurants — over 40 of them, to be exact. While it may be tricky to hit the whole trail, must-visits include <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jockeysilksbourbonbar.com%2F&amp;data=05%7C01%7Canna.rossetto%40aboutdci.com%7Ce5c47a9d2fbe48bd138008db1465c73c%7C9209ae931c9d47529fdcf2e28c53758f%7C0%7C0%7C638126199580195165%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=1V2pJS0BXUt3peKbe%2B4lzBz03Db0UuJnyH%2F%2B1sBWjTA%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="2">Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar</a>, <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.merleswhiskeykitchen.com%2F&amp;data=05%7C01%7Canna.rossetto%40aboutdci.com%7Ce5c47a9d2fbe48bd138008db1465c73c%7C9209ae931c9d47529fdcf2e28c53758f%7C0%7C0%7C638126199580195165%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=vsfE60NazmFmVep7F5IzGLQr9uP44BaYoesSM1O92ew%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="3">Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen</a>, and <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.doccrows.com%2F&amp;data=05%7C01%7Canna.rossetto%40aboutdci.com%7Ce5c47a9d2fbe48bd138008db1465c73c%7C9209ae931c9d47529fdcf2e28c53758f%7C0%7C0%7C638126199580195165%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=E97hM1uRz1EpC6y1jMzlvJni2e8J1JVhUUn4T7xDc3o%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="4">Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse &amp; Raw Bar</a>. Finally, you can’t leave Louisville without trying the city’s signature dish, the Hot Brown. This delicious open-face sandwich — which features turkey, bacon, tomatoes, and Mornay sauce smothered on Texas toast – dates back to the 1920s when it was first invented at the <a href="https://www.brownhotel.com/dining/hot-brown" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="5">Brown Hotel</a>.

So, if you are a foodie, and you find yourself in Louisville, Kentucky...you might want to scope out the local food scene. You're going to find some of the best food in America there!

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