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If you’re looking to leave the Independence Day food and drink in someone else’s hands this year, you’re in luck. These Louisville eateries are open on July 4th! Make your reservations now, as they are likely to book up quickly.

Double Dragon

Neighborhood: Germantown
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Celebrate America with Asian cuisine at Double Dragon. The popular Chinese restaurant serves Asian fusion, traditional Chinese fare, tasty Szechuan-style dishes, and more. The restaurant’s casual atmosphere makes it perfect for the whole family. No reservations are required.

chicken dish surrounded by broccoli at Double Dragon
Change things up and eat delicious Chinese cuisine on July 4. Image: Double Dragon

Feast BBQ

Neighborhood: Nulu
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Why not leave the barbecuing to someone else this Fourth of July holiday? Luckily, Feast BBQ offers plenty of your favorite barbecued cuisine, like pulled pork, brisket, and smoked sausage. And you can’t leave without ordering one of their famous homemade Bourbon Slushies.

barbecue spread at Feast BBQ
Let someone else be in charge of your 4th of July barbecue. Image: Feast BBQ

Mitchell’s Fish Market

Neighborhood: East
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Local favorite Mitchell’s Fish Market is open on the Fourth! The seafood restaurant’s menu is updated daily to feature its fresh market catch. It also offers a variety of seafood options prepared to your taste. We recommend the fish tacos.

fish tacos from Mitchell's Fish Market
Get your Taco Tuesday fix on Independence Day. Image: Mitchell’s Fish Market

Mussel & Burger Bar

Neighborhood: Downtown and Taylorsville Road
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Order an upscale version of your patriotic pub favorites at Mussel & Burger Bar. This hybrid fancy and casual restaurant serves inventive dishes, local beers, house-ground burgers, and mussels accompanied by locally-made artisan bread.

burger at Mussel Burger Bar
Nothing is more American than a good burger. Image: Mussel & Burger Bar

Proof on Main

Neighborhood: Downtown
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Mix with locals and visitors alike at Proof on Main, located inside Louisville’s contemporary art-filled 21c Museum Hotel. Dine on locally sourced Southern fare and admire the always-engaging museum gallery. You can book your table online.

appetizers and cocktail from Proof on Main
Treat yourself! Image: Proof on Main

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Neighborhood: Dutchman
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Make it a day to remember with Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Ruth’s Chris Louisville location will be open on the Fouth in the historic Kaden Tower with a full menu available. Experience steaks cooked to perfection, mouthwatering seafood specialties, and more. Call (502) 479-0026 to make a reservation, or click here.

steak and lobster tails at Ruth’s Chris
Savor a steak at Ruth’s Chris. Image: Ruth’s Chris

Sapporo Grill & Sushi

Neighborhood: Highlands
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Join the folks at Sapporo Grill & Sushi. Voted the number one sushi restaurant in Louisville, the locally owned, family-friendly restaurant provides a relaxed atmosphere and showcases the traditions of pristine quality fish and family-style Japanese fare. For more information and the full menu, visit

sushi roll at Sapporo Grill
Dine on fresh and unique sushi. Image: Sapporo Grill & Sushi


Neighborhood: Downtown

Celebrate America at LLouisville’svery own rooftop bar! 8UP offers various drinking and dining experiences designed to please sophisticated palates and celebrate the spirit of fun that defines Louisville.

cocktails at 8UP
Cheers, America! Image: 8UP

Have a fantastic Independence Day, Louisville!

Do you know of a great local restaurant open on the Fourth of July? Email [email protected].


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Anne Henley Walker
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Anne Henley Walker

Anne Henley is Blueprint.Inc's Content Marketing Assistant. She is a University of Georgia graduate, (Go Dawgs!) and is always on the hunt for her new favorite restaurant.