Wagner's is very close to Churchill Downs racetrack in Kentucky. It's one of those places that's been around for a really long time. (1922!) If you visit Louisville, you have to go to Wagner's. I ordered the Derby Sandwich, which is Hot Honey Glazed Ham, Melted Swiss Cheese and Mayo (for $4.99). It was good but everyone else ordered the Fried Bologna Sandwich (served hot or cold) which we had hot and fried, sandwiched between white bread, with ketchup for $3.29. It's fantastic. It completely took me back to my primary school days of eating sliced Devon, on White Bread with Tomato Sauce. It's the very same thing!
Whatever you order, the audacious décor, gracious servers and down-home food of this Louisville gem, are well worth a look-see.
Happy Derby Week, Kentucky!
Wagner's Pharmacy 3113 S 4th Street Louisville, KY 40214 (502) 375-3800
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