Jack Fry's

Jack Fry's

American Restaurant and Music Venue$$$$
Cherokee Triangle, Louisville
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    Daniel B.
    "their shrimp and grits or risk"(3 Tips)
    Josh L.
    "The warm brie salad is as classic as the setting itself."(2 Tips)
    Tadeusz T.
    "Great traditional atmosphere, live jazz band, great service."(2 Tips)
    lincoln c.
    "The best lamb chops in the city, hands down."(3 Tips)
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  • Balachandar D.
    Balachandar DuraiswamyDecember 2, 2017
    Great place to dine in. Me and my wife went to celebrate our 1 month anniversary. Table was decorated by them and we got a free desert too !!! I loved their salmon !! You gotta try it !
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 8, 2014
    If this clubby traditional American restaurant were any more quintessential Louisville, diners would eat on a thoroughbred while brandishing a baseball bat and quoting Muhammad Ali. [Eater 18 Member]
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    Daniel BarnettOctober 19, 2014
    Un-be-freakn-leavable. If you like yourself, try their shrimp and grits or risk spending your remaining days on this planet in deep dark regret. Duck confit and lamb were perfect.
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    ConnorJanuary 22, 2016
    This place is legit. The filet was done perfectly. The pudding at the end was like a delicious caramel flan. One of the best meals I've ever had. Excellent! Live music! Tons of bourbon!
  • Joshua S.heart icon on user image
    Joshua Scott-LewisApril 27, 2018
    I come sit @ the bar for the warm brie salad, shrimp and grits, and a drink like 1 to every other month for lunch. Enjoy the atmosphere. A big kudos to the bar-temptress Vanessa.
  • Marie L.heart icon on user image
    Marie La RueNovember 28, 2021
    Classic atmosphere. Tenderloin is top notch and cooked to perfection. Loved the Piano player. For special occasions or just a great time.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    The best place to get a fancy traditional American dinner. One of Louisville's oldest restaurants, it still feels fresh. Perfectly lit with a live jazz band. Read more
  • Jackson L.heart icon on user image
    Jackson LandgrabbDecember 7, 2019
    Was there two days ago never heard of this place a friend invited me and I was greatly surprised the food was so good the staff treated you like you were at home I didn’t want to leave
  • Eric R.heart icon on user image
    Eric RothMarch 24, 2013
    This is the epitome of Louisville hospitality & charm. A trio plays the in the corner. The wait staff has perfect delivery. The Lamb is sublime. The orange dreamsicle pie has pop rocks. Perfect
  • Ashley K.heart icon on user image
    Ashley KirtonMay 6, 2016
    Ordered the salmon and was absolutely delicious and cooked perfectly. The live music was great as well! Very romantic atmosphere.
  • Tadeusz T.heart icon on user image
    Tadeusz TietzeMarch 7, 2018
    Great traditional atmosphere, live jazz band, great service. Spicy fried oysters with grits were sublime.
  • Scott S.heart icon on user image
    Scott SpauldingAugust 23, 2021
    Been here 5+ times
    I had the chicken sandwich for lunch, it was excellent. The accompanying fries were super!
  • Theodore K.
    Theodore KimDecember 1, 2011
    Great food, some of the best in Louisville in my opinion. Big fan of their steaks and bar food.
  • Metromix L.
    Metromix LouisvilleMarch 28, 2012
    Opened in 1933 and named after a local character infamous for gambling, horses and boxing, Jack Fry's is a four-star restaurant in the heart of the Highlands. Read more
  • Lewis C.
    Lewis ChiltonNovember 21, 2011
    Living in California, I still dream of this place. Shrimp & grits, tomato artichoke soup (lunch only) and everything else ... plus the best atmosphere of any place ... Louisville's best period.
  • Danny P.heart icon on user image
    Danny PayneNovember 30, 2017
    Love the snapper and the fried oysters are amazing. Great atmosphere and staff is terrific!
  • louisville.com
    louisville.comFebruary 1, 2012
    "No matter how many times we eat at this local institution, we can't get enough of the speakeasy vibe, or the old black-and-white photographs on the walls, or the shrimp and grits, or..."
  • Welcome to College
    Welcome to CollegeMarch 2, 2011
    If you are looking for a fantastic dinner spot in Louisville after your college visits, this is your spot! Amazing menu and service will leave you telling everyone you know about this spot!
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    Richard JMay 11, 2023
    The escargot and oyster appetizers were great and the lamb chops were perfect.
  • Shelly J.
    Shelly JoJune 12, 2012
    This place is amazing. I came based on the good reviews, now I have to leave one. Food, drinks, atmosphere are all fantastic.
  • Josh L.heart icon on user image
    Josh LaboveNovember 21, 2014
    The warm brie salad is as classic as the setting itself. Delicious!
  • Amy W.
    Amy WJuly 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    POULET ROUGE FERMIER 24.00All natural, free range half chicken brinedwith honey and herbs. Roasted with springvegetables, candied walnuts, crème fraîcheand a reduced chicken jus.
  • Shelly J.
    Shelly JoJune 13, 2013
    Oysters and grits are spicy and amazing
  • Rene S.heart icon on user image
    Rene SadaMay 2, 2017
    Everything is great!
  • Stephanie
    StephanieAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The seared scallops with truffle oil are the best I've ever had!
  • Ben P.heart icon on user image
    Ben PeskoeDecember 22, 2014
    Burger is outstanding.
  • Derek J.heart icon on user image
    Derek JohnsonMay 19, 2017
    Best pork chop in town!
  • ᴡ B.heart icon on user image
    ᴡ BuschJuly 3, 2018
    So fancy so yum. Mashed potato cakes.
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    BiancaSeptember 6, 2019
    Charming place with live music. Food is just ok.
  • Rick A.
    Rick AgoJanuary 28, 2012
    5 stars one of the best in SDF. And I m from New Orleans.
  • Jimbo R.heart icon on user image
    Jimbo RoscoMarch 11, 2016
    Salmon is delicious 😋
  • Rebecca M.heart icon on user image
    Rebecca MazzaDecember 7, 2018
    I don’t agree with other reviews that this place is a must in Louisville. Food and service were average and tables are too close together
  • Chris L.
    Chris LarimerMarch 27, 2012
    Pricy, but try their lunch. And get the homemade chips.
  • Lauren H.
    Lauren HurstSeptember 6, 2012
    The lamb chops were delicious!
  • Jon P.heart icon on user image
    Jon PressmanFebruary 17, 2017
    Epic cauliflower soup
  • Erle D.
    Erle DardickDecember 5, 2011
    Try the Cheap Beer. Great Bar. - Nice!
  • John B.heart icon on user image
    John BroksApril 30, 2018
    Decent burger nothing special. Good atmosphere
  • CityResearch
    CityResearchSeptember 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    2nd best burger in Louisville.
  • ENVI A.
    ENVI AZAugust 31, 2010
    Surf and turf, have to ask to make it for you!
  • Tabatha M.
    Tabatha MatsumotoNovember 23, 2011
    Gotta dress up and make reservations
  • lincoln c.
    lincoln crumDecember 1, 2009
    The best lamb chops in the city, hands down. Read more
  • Jeremiah H.
    Jeremiah HigginsMay 13, 2010
    Get the burger.
  • Anthony N.
    Anthony NoeDecember 7, 2009
    GET THE PORK CHOP!!!!
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