Eat Downtown

Downtown Frankfort is home to a thriving community of artists and artisans. From woodworking to fine jewelry, from sculpture to painting, talent and creativity is overflowing in the Capital City. Come and enjoy!

Restaurants & Bars

in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky

B’s Bakery

241 W. Main

Fresh from scratch delicious donuts, pastries, cakes, muffins, quiche, brownies, cookies, paninis, salads, and more!

Bourbon on Main

103 W. Main

Enjoy pub grub extraordinaire, a stocked bourbon bar, and rotating craft beers on tap.

Buddy's Pizza

212 W. Broadway

Handcrafted pizza, salads, and sandwiches. Daily lunch specials.

Capital Cellars

227 W. Broadway

Enjoy this unique bar and cafe that retails local and regional wines and bourbons.

Cliffside Diner

175 Old Lawrenceburg Rd.

Tiny, old-school American joint with a 1950’s dining-car vibe, counter seating & popular burgers.

Goodwood Brewing

109 W. Main St.

Making beers that have been touched by wood and brewed using limestone water. Goodwood’s main brewery is located in Louisville.

Hoggy's Ice Cream

301 W. Main St.

Hand dipped ice cream with a variety of toppings and cone types, also serving sundaes, milkshakes, ice cream sandwiches, banana splits, and soft serve ice cream.  

Jim's Seafood

950 Wilkinson Blvd.

Seafood dishes, plus surf ‘n’ turf options, with a notable river view.

Kentucky Coffeetree Café

235 W. Broadway

Gourmet deli, dessert and coffee bar, and local beer and cocktails.

Main Street Diner

225 W. Main St.

A 50’s style diner, serving breakfast, lunch & dinner 7 days a week.

Mi Fiesta

334 Saint Clair St.

Authentic Mexican food in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Enjoy happy hour on the “mall” (outdoor seating).

Miss Risa’s

116 East 2nd St.

Located in Rebecca Ruth. Handmade sandwiches, soups, salads, and traditional Thai curry.

Mortimer Bibb’s Public House

330 Saint Clair St.

A unique gathering place providing a wide selection of beer, whiskey, and wines along with traditional Irish and locally inspired food in a relaxed setting. 

Poppy’s Bakery

865 Wilkinson Blvd.

Cakes, cupcakes, sweet treats, and baked goods for everyday occasions.

Rick’s White Light

114 Bridge St.

Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, this famous eatery features Cajun and Creole


221 Mero St.

Fine dining bistro with views of the old state capitol grounds, serving Italian & Southern fare plus bourbon.

Sig Luscher Brewery

221 Mero St.

A small heritage brewery with lofty ambitions.

The Brick Alley

325 Saint Clair St.

Stop by The Brick for drinks and to shoot a game of pool while listening to music.

Trifecta BBQ

328 Saint Clair St.

Offering a variety of delicious homestyle entrees, sides, and desserts!