Louisville is known for being a foodie city with new restaurants popping up like… well like hot cakes. But sometimes it’s nice to have a go-to casual fallback for when you’re looking for laid back place with insanely good food. No place is more of a tradition than D. Nalley’s Restaurant in Old Louisville, which has served up comfort food such as breakfast items, patty melts & sundaes since 1963.

When you walk into D. Nalleys, there is no question that you’re in a place that has perfected its food after 50 years of operation. The unassuming decor and diner style layout lets the food speak for itself. One of their most popular items is the self-indulgent and massive, Mighty Dee Burger, which is an open faced burger with double quarter pounder patties,bacon lettuce tomato, onion, cheese, homemade chili and sour cream (side of onion rings optional). And if that it’s enough comfort food for you, you can always order one of their old fashioned milkshakes, which are practically meals themselves.

The massive Mighty Dee Burger

D. Nalley’s isn’t just all about running a restaurant though. Being around for over half a century has made D. Nalley’s truly ingrained in the fabric of the Old Louisville neighborhood, and the staff who keep it running are just as devoted to the community. Every last Sunday of the month D. Nalley’s hosts a soup kitchen to share their delicious food with those who can’t afford anything else.

Kyle has lived in Louisville most of his life and has a strong passion for his home city and telling the stories of the people who call it home. Durbin has a Bachelors Degrees in International Studies and Gender and Women Studies from the University of Kentucky. He has worked as a Design Fellow for Louisville Metro Government and is currently the Digital Media Specialist for the University of Louisville School of Law. He regularly volunteers at several local non-profits and is an avid Harry Potter fan.