120 South 1st Street
Louisville, KY 40202Neighborhood:
Comfort FoodPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://hillbillytea.com/
- Phone: (502) 587-7350
- Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Friday - Sunday: 9:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Organic, Comfort Food
- Executive Chef: Arpi
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Cafe, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
A word from Hillbilly Tea
Louisville's eccentric tea cafe serving up their own brand of fresh crop organic teas & Appalachian cuisine... "y'all come on by for a jar of tea!"Continued
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Hillbilly Tea reviews from OpenTable diners
- I love both tea and bourbon,maxdogDined on 8/10/2013I love both tea and bourbon, so this place was made especially for me. Every food item we had was creative and delicious, and for the quality I thought the food was a great value. The specialty drinks made with the tea infused "hooch" were also great, wish I could have tried more of them but had to be able to walk back to the hotel! Highly recommend, and will be a must visit if I get a chance to return to Louisville.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Seems familiar...Eatin4dawkndDined on 8/10/2013Hillbilly Tea was good. It did however remind me a lot of another restaurant in town... The strawberry soup was AMAZING! We all had a fantastic time and left extremely fullSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fun place to dine!KaceyDined on 8/10/2013My husband and I went with another couple. I thought this was a fun place to dine and the food and drinks were great!! We had great service and will go back for sure!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Best in LouisvilleOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 8/3/2013Fantastic food, service, ambiance! And don't forget to try the tea hooch.Special Features:
- Service sufferedLexigirlDined on 8/2/2013The service was very slow. Waiter forgot to offer water a d had to ask twice. Then we had to wait forr ice for our water Had to ask for several things more than once. It didn't seem crazy busy bu t it took over an hour to get our food and two of us had salads only. We missed much of the trolley hop shopping opportunity since we were there so long, mostly waiting on water, drinks, salt and paper, ketchup and our bill. The food was very good and unusual. The unique blend of different foods paired together was interesting and the sweet dream tea was very good. Loved the decor.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not a lot of options...TasteeDined on 7/30/2013Hillbilly Tea is a great, unique hot spot. Only downside, half the menu was sold out when we got there. Having a small menu to start with means, not a lot of options...Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful Atmosphere and foodstudwithathudDined on 7/23/2013Great job guys! We loved our first experience at Hillbilly Tea. The tea was amazing and the atmosphere and service was wonderful and the food was amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone that loves southern food done REALLY well and an atmosphere that is friendly and creative. ps- I highly recommend the quail!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delicious Brunch SpotOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 7/21/2013I had my first Hillbilly Tea experience at 11am on a Sunday. The service was great, and the menu and ambience were interesting and unique without trying to hard or becoming a distraction. My only complaint was that the best tables (window seats on a sunny day) were reserved for parties of 3 more more. It's a little more expensive than other local brunch spots once you factor in the drink and the addition of meat to a meal, but will definitely become a part of my brunch rotation.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- SimplicityPatrickVIPDined on 7/20/2013Good with an unique feel. Very lite on the menu items but special to the taste. Good Saturday afternoon place but lacks ambiance.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- In the downtown Kentucky area??PatrickDined on 7/16/2013This one is worth the price of admission. This was our 2nd visit and it was better than the first. Tea selection is absolutely fabulous. Can't wait for next visit.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- High Fives for HillbillyLTSTECFVIPDined on 7/13/2013Ate brunch while visiting for a wedding. Have been before for lunch, but not brunch. Do not miss the back or the smoky Mary.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Something delicious and differentStephenTVIPDined on 7/6/2013We were looking for a place to eat before an event at the YUM! center. Close walk and easy parking accross the street. The food was a pleasent surprise. We asked our waiter what to order and followed his lead. The okra was smokey and excelent. Salad was Ok but nothing special. The steak was wonderful and the ribs were very tasty. The steak was around 6 ounces and was sliced. There were only 3 ribs in the dinner. The bread pudding was awesome. I will go back just for desert.
- Hillbilly HeavensoutherndinerDined on 7/2/2013Do not be distracted by the name of this restaurant. Yes, they do focus on tea but I didn't witness any hillbillies loitering in the shadows! The food was incredible, handmade pate, braised lamb shanks and smoked catfish on sweet potato hash browns just to name a few of the offerings. Stephen, our waiter was World Class! He was one of the finest waiters we have ever encountered anywhere. There was not one single negative to our dining experience at Hillbilly Tea. We will be returning on our next trip to Louisville.Special Features:
- A great favorite, always a treatOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 6/30/2013We visit often and always love it, and this time was no exception. Most interesting brunch in the city, light and cheery atmosphere, friendly and funky (in a good way) service, and endlessly accommodating. Plus, their iced matcha is the bee's knees. Go for it -- you won't regret the choice.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Quirky and DeliciousAimeeDined on 6/30/2013Thoroughly impressed with Hillbilly Tea. We had brunch on Sunday morning and the food was delicious (pancakes were incredible!). The menu was creative and quirky, as was the decor and atmosphere. Wait staff was excellent in recommending tea and items from the menu. Loved our experience here!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- don't miss the specialty cocktails!OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 6/29/2013This restaurant is located between the Market Street NuLu scene and the Main Street Urban Bourbon Trail spots like Doc Crow's, Proof, and St. Charles Exchange. The food left something to be desired, but the COCKTAILS - especially those with tea hooch!!! - are amazing! Try the tea hooch and honey one. Very sweet, hint of tea flavor, and the alcohol isn't too strong. Very refreshing for a summer evening!! Not to be missed! They also have moonshine flights and good mini biscuits. It's a no brainer!Special Features:
- Did NOT disappointScubagirlDined on 6/25/2013We came here due to their web page. We were intrigued by their menu. My husband is a vegetarian and I am not. We both loved or food and drink choices. The menu is innovative and delicious. Our server was knowledgeable. What a fun place. We came from Chicago to see Louisville and put this destination as a must see. We are so glad we did.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fantastic BrunchOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 6/23/2013I rarely come to Louisville, but every time I come I always make a point to visit to Hillbilly Tea. It is consistently fantastic, reasonably priced, and the atmosphere is great for a relaxing dinner with friends or brunch with your significant other. I always have a great time.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Vibrant and tastyJustinWestVIPDined on 6/22/2013My first time to go for brunch with a group. It was simply excellent food, fun service, and vibrant environment.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Dinner before a concertRitaDined on 6/21/2013Our meal started with the little biscuits. Our waitress told us they had bamboo ash in them. They were very tasteful. Jenna our waitress was very knowledgeable of the teas as well as the new summer menu. I enjoyed the Fish Cake with the cucumber salad. The sauce served with the Fish Cake was excellent and complimented the fish. My spouse had the pork ribs with the radish potato salad, he said the ribs were excellent as well and the radish potato salad was a tasty surprise. Others at our table enjoyed the Flank Steak prepared to perfection. One of our group enjoyed a white wine and was very happy with the suggested selection by our waitress. Jenna, our waitress was excellent, prompt, and very knowledgeable of the menu and teas. EXCELLENT!!!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- cute cute cuteSuzieQDined on 6/9/2013it was my husband and my's first wedding anniversary. we were staying the weekend in louisville. a friend recommended Hillbilly tea for brunch and i'm so glad she did. it was a wonderful little hideaway in the middle of the city. very rustic and charming. the staff was very friendly and prompt with everything. we will most definitely be back!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- This is a one and done concept.LousyBarServiceVIPDined on 6/6/2013This is a one and done concept. Maybe good for A dinner. No interest in returning.
- InterestingJSmithDined on 5/17/2013Given the vegan choices, this place might should be renamed "Hippy Hollow Tea" (tongue in cheek). I found some flavors in my food that I wouldn't expect - in a good way. Was visiting from out of town and this was highly recommended. Didn't disappoint. However, a more encompassing menu would be good.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fun eveningTearificDined on 5/16/2013Second time to dine at Hillbilly Tea and both experiences were very positive. I appreciate the enthusiam and overall knowledge of the servers. I especially love the non-rushed atmosphere. It is very relaxed and each course can be enjoyed on it's own merits. Menu is unique and the food very delicious. I would definitely pass the good word on to my friends!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- all your pancakes are belong to usrealdealDined on 5/12/2013Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. I would like to come back and try the dinner menu.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Place For BrunchLoukyDined on 5/12/2013I like the location, the interior was fun and relaxed and the menu was really interesting. I had the tofu scramble and really liked it. The scone was good and the honey delicious. Also really liked the different ice teas. The catfish sandwich was also very good. We were celebrating Mother's Day and it was a nice place to have our family together. The music was really good but a little to loud. The only complaint was that it really took a very long time to get our food after we ordered.. We understood it was crowed on Mother's Day and we were not in a hurry...just hungry! I would go back and I have already recommended it to friends.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nice food for Sunday Brunchfood4meDined on 5/12/2013The eggs biscuits & gravy was fabulous! We were all very happy with the food. It was very flavorful and the portions were nice size.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Mother's Day HitSarahDined on 5/11/2013I took my mom to Hillbilly Tea last year for Mother's Day and she loved it so much she asked to go again for 2013. Our second dining experience was even better than the first and I didn't think that was possible! We absolutely love this place!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The menu was varied and hadJmalone103VIPDined on 5/7/2013The menu was varied and had something to please everyone. Quirky drinking glasses,mismatched flatware and the rough tables made the dining experience nice.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good food, terrific atmosphereMPMeyersVIPDined on 5/5/2013Great brunch with wonderful service. Learn more than you thought possible about teas. Scrabble was outstanding and wife loved her cream of wheat pancakes.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fantastic!PacoDined on 5/3/2013Best meal, service, & ambiance of a restaurant that I have rated in a long time. I stopped in for my Mom's 78th birthday and the owner treated us like family. Fantastic evening. The decor is wonderful! Country farm charm, down to the smallest details. Clean. Fun wait staff, the are making a music CD together. We had the Lamb shank, Marinated Catfish, Duck confit, Road Stew, & Bread pudding all were fantastic. Best bread pudding ever, by the way. Have fun.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The food and service wereExecchefDined on 5/3/2013The food and service were exceptional. This place is a gem!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Never disappointsHoosierMamaVIPDined on 5/3/2013I have been to Hillbilly Tea on several occasions and have always been pleased with my experience. The food is consistently good and the service is consistently awesome. Friday's crowd was celebrating Oaks Day in style and the staff didn't miss a beat - loved the energy and ambience! The menu selection was different (it was the brunch rather than the lunch menu) and a favorite item (the "tea party") was missing. The waiter and kitchen staff happily made accommodations for my daughters and they weren't disappointed with their Oaks Day tea party. Thanks again for a lovely time, Hillbilly Tea!Special Features:
- successannseed12Dined on 5/1/2013My friends went for my best friends bachelorette dinner. wait staff was friendly. it was not crowded. each person only spent about $10, so it wasn't too pricey. the larger dinners were more expensive. great atmosphere, laid back and like going to a friends house for dinner.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Food is always good. TeasOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 4/23/2013Food is always good. Teas are fantastic. Servers is always great. Fun atmosphere.Special Features:
- Great atmosphere and wideOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 4/20/2013Great atmosphere and wide variety of teas and unique tea-based drinks. Absolutely loved the bourbon bread puffing with toasted marshmallow topping!Special Features:
- The Hillbilly brew was theOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 4/20/2013The Hillbilly brew was the best coffee, not too strong but bold. The cream o' wheat pancakes had a wonderful light taste. Our server was great at answering our ? about the many diffrent items on the mnue.Special Features:
- Inventive food: I had a roastedrtravelerDined on 4/19/2013Inventive food: I had a roasted lamb shank on succotash, the succotash was corn mixed with a type of pea or bean I had never tasted before (it wasn't a lima bean) and it was excellent. Portions are judicious, not huge but not itty bitty. Tried the corn pone on the side (excellent) and had bean fritters as an appetizer. Enjoyed a jar of prosecco to start the meal, wine list is abbreviated but of good quailty. Service was excellent even though they were busy. Ended the meal with their Chamomile tea; I am a tea snob and it was one of the best I have ever tasted, I bought some on my way out. I hope to go back for brunch when I can try their caffeinated teas. Dining companion had a bourbon based drink and she was delighted. A true local gem.Special Features:
- Incredible foodOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 4/18/2013Hillbilly Tea is my favorite restaurant in town! They have excellent food and everything is so good you'll want to try it all!Special Features:
- Must tryFlat0champagneVIPDined on 4/18/2013This is the first time we dined at Hillbilly's, and it was a fascinating experience. The decor is rustic and very imaginative. The service is good and accommodating (e.g. they didn't have a cold bottle of the wine we ordered, so they gave us an ice-cooler for it). The food is OK, but it needs great help with seasoning: the lamb and succotash were kind of drab tasting. However, we enjoyed the dark-colored biscuits (could have used more). Otherwise, the place is clean, and interesting, and a must-try experience for any louisvillian.Special Features: