Barry’s Cheesesteaks and More is an unassuming building located on Preston Highway in Okolona and irrefutably serves the  best cheesesteak in Louisville. The restaurant was founded 5 years ago by its owner/operator Barry Washington. In his words Washington opened the business “to make a real Cheesesteak, just like we have done it up there in Philly. We also try to share a lot of love and good food in our community.” However as objectively amazing as the cheesesteaks are for Barry it’s all about the more. 

Barry makes it a point to spread the love by hosting community days, collecting donations for the needy and personally donating meals for local families in need. This past holiday season Barry’s Cheesteaks and More donated over 200 Thanksgiving turkeys and meals to Louisville families who would have otherwise been unable to provide their own food. Washington also partners with other local restaurants and competitors  to pay it forward and spread the love.

Barry’s Cheesesteaks and More is Open Tues- Sat 11AM- 7pm. For more information and for the full menu visit

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