There are few things that I love more than the Louisville food scene. It’s where I largely got my start as a food writer; that said, it’s still where my heart is, as I still proudly live in Louisville and I don’t have plans to leave.
While I love the scene as a whole, there’s something even more special about finding a new-to-me restaurant. It doesn’t happen that often, as you might imagine, but when it does… it’s special. That recently happened at Dittos Grill.
Dittos has been a staple in the Louisville dining scene for decades; conveniently located on Bardstown Rd, Dittos plates up delicious, globally-inspired dishes in the popular Highlands Neighborhood of the city.
I am often skeptical of menus that feature a wide variety of cuisines; however, without hesitation, I can say that Dittos executes their menu seamlessly. In my opinion, it’s because they share my philosophy on food: simple dishes elevated by excellent ingredients.
Dittos rotates their featured menu on a monthly basis; whenever visiting, I highly recommend that you order off of it! On my recent visit, I started with the street tacos: stir fry chicken, mushrooms + bamboo shoots, rice noodles, diced cucumber, avocado, salsa verde and crispy noodles. Two thumbs up!
Next came the stacked ribs: two pounds of ribs, dry rub, and tobacco onions, served with a loaded baked potato. Disclaimer: I am generally not a fan of ribs, nor do I enjoy eating off of a bone. That said, I devoured these! They were moist and flavorful – oh, and the portion was huge!
Between courses (and, well, before and after, too!), don’t miss out on their cocktail menu. It’s all-encompassing, with an offering for any palate. Dining on the patio, on a beautiful, warm day, I decided to go with the white sangria — and it was so delicious! Definitely one of my favorite summertime drinks, y’all.
My third course? Dittos Sizzling Southwest Fajitas, my favorite course of the meal. The fajitas come with your choice of chicken breast, hanger steak, or shrimp on a bed of Spanish rice with sautéed onions and peppers. On the side, you’ll find shredded lettuce, tomato salsa, guacamole, shredded cheese, and flour tortillas. This is SO much food, y’all – and I love the build-it-yourself concept. 10/10 recommend.
After talking to the chef and one of the owners, the topic of soup somehow surfaced at the table. I was talking about how much I love creamy tomato soup, as it is my favorite comfort food. Immediately, he sent out for a bowl of his tomato soup for me to try. It was, to understate, the best that I’ve ever had. Creamy – and full of lemon and ginger – it was delightful.
Last – but certainly not least – was dessert. Dittos is known for their pies & sweets, and upon tasting them, I understand why. I sampled both the key lime pie (a favorite of mine) + the featured cobbler. As a Southern Kentuckian, I take cobbler very seriously and hold it to a high standard. Their cobbler rivaled any that I’ve sampled out of a cast iron skillet, which is an accolade that I was not planning to give.
Dittos has a large menu, perfect for any diner or dining companion. I’m excited to explore it more myself. That said, everything that I sampled (read: devoured) was top-notch.
Also of note are the affordable prices. Lower than I expected, with portions that were larger than expected, it was a pleasant surprise, given the quality of the food. There’s also another deal that I want to mention: the 2 for $42 deal! The Dittos for Two menu allows guest to share an appetizer, order two entrees, and share a dessert – all for $42! That is one of the best deals that I’ve seen in the city!
My experience at Dittos could not have been better. Delicious food, great company, and fantastic service. Oh, and if you’re like me and enjoy dining on the patio, you can bring your dog!
Visit Dittos Grill:
1114 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40204
As always: Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living!
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FTC: This is a commissioned post; however, as always, all opinions are my own.