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All most all of the Vietnamese and Chinese dishes at Annie’s Cafe in the South End are priced under $10.

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Looking for a tasty, local lunch spot that doesn’t break the bank? We’re here for you, Louisville. Check out this list of 14 places where a lunch for one costs $10 or less.

We know cravings are key when it comes to a midday meal, so we’ve broken up these spots into their respective food groups.

Sandwiches + wraps


Slider + Hamm’s at Oskar’s | Photo by @oskarssliderbar

Oskar’s Slider Bar, 3799 Poplar Level Rd.
Stop in Tuesday through Saturday starting at 11 a.m. and snag 10+ sliders ranging from $2 to $4. We recommend the buffalo chicken made with juniper hot sauce + topped with blue cheese dressing and shaved celery.

Big Al’s Beeritaville, 1715 Mellwood Ave.
Dig into its infamous, $4.50 sandwich made with a one-inch-thick piece of Kentucky Gold bologna seared and dressed with lettuce, tomato, onion + mayo. It’s served with chips and a pickle, but you can substitute onion rings for $1.50.

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Against the Grain Public House specializes in burgers, gourmet hot dogs, and craft beer.

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Against the Grain Public House Downtown, 401 E. Main St.
Hot diggity $10 dogs. Dig into five different gourmet beef wieners — like the Derby City Skyline Dog — at this downtown brewery open for lunch starting at 11 a.m. seven days a week.

Pastime Fish House, 10801 Locust Rd.
Stop by this seafood restaurant in Jeffersontown for its “almost famous” fried fish sandwich served with chips + a pickle for $7.50.

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The Ollie Burger is made with 32 different spices and costs less than $3 fully dressed.

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Ollie’s Trolley, 978 S. 3rd St.
Order a fully-dressed Ollie Burger and still have cash leftover for a side of fries + a drink at this classic lunchtime burger joint located inside an old trolley car in Old Louisville.

Fast and casual


Clark St. hot dog from Lonnie’s. | Photo by @theloutoday

Lonnie’s Best Taste of Chicago, 121 St. Matthews Ave.
Bet you’ve never been to the Windy City in 30 minutes or less. Let Lonnie’s take you there with its fully dressed Chicago-style Clark Street-style hot dog — named after the street in the city — with fries for $5.99.

Classico Take Out & Empanada, 400 E. Main St.
Carry out Argentinian-style empanadas priced at $4 each Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. from this small cafe. Pro tip: Stop in on Tuesdays and get three empanadas for the price of two.

Full Stop Louisville

It looks like a gas station, but Full Stop is a place to fuel yourself, not your car.

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Full Stop Station, 1132 E. St. Catherine St.
Grab the Woodland Beef Burger, Spring Fling Salad, or a grilled cheese + knock out a few lunchtime emails at this coffee shop and cafe.

Hometown Pizza, Multiple locations
Get a personal pan pizza + a house salad for $7.49 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. every day.

Taco Luchador, Multiple locations
Jump in the ring and take a bite out of 10 tacos priced at $6.25 or less, like the Al Pastor, Asada, or Baja Fish.

Noodles + rice

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The J2 at Annie’s Cafe is a yellow curry dish made with lemongrass and onions + served over jasmine rice.

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Annie’s Cafe, 308 W. Woodlawn Ave.
This South Louisville restaurant dishes out Vietnamese and Chinese fare — from classic stir-frys to pho and vermicelli bowls.

Neighborhood eats

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Check’s Cafe in Schnitzelburg is known for its chili.

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Check’s Cafe, 1101 E. Burnett Ave.
This neighborhood staple dishes out its famous chili for $5.99 a bowl + sandwiches, a brat, and chicken tenders for all under $10.

The Table, 1800 Portland Ave.
All of the menu items at this Portland neighborhood cafe are priced under $10. We like the roasted squash falafel sando and parmesan fries.

Cunningham’s Creekside, 6301 River Rd.
Take in riverside views while you chow down on this $8 hamburger — make it a cheeseburger for $1 more — served with a side of potato chips.

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