Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Central Kentucky
  4. Louisville
  5. Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
80/20 at Kaelin's, Louisville, KY

80/20 at Kaelin's

4.7
4.7
1151 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to 80/20 @ Kaelins. A new take on the classic restaurant where the cheeseburger was created. A neighborhood spot where anyone is welcome. Bring your family and friends and join us. A great place to watch a game or enjoy some family time. Featuring burgers and classic comfort food and drinks. Try out the 80/20 Malt Shoppe for some house made ice cream or a shake with your burger. Grab a bourbon or local brew to enjoy at the indoor/outdoor bar. Have an evening relaxing on our large patio. Maybe throw a party in one of our private dining areas where we can offer custom menus from casual to upscale.
We would love for you to join us. And we look forward to taking care of you.
Thanks,
80/20 @ Kaelins

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Burgers, Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 2:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (502) 200-8020
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Matt Staggs
  • Catering
    Catering options available. Ice cream cart available serving House made Ice Cream from the 80/20 Malt Shoppe.
  • Private party facilities
    We have two Private Party rooms available. Custom menus available. No room fees. From children's birthday parties to rehearsal dinners. Sit down or buffet. Casual to upscale. We will make your event one to remember.
  • Neighborhood
    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
  • Cross street
    Speed Avenue
  • Parking details
    Large private parking lot behind restaurant. Street parking available as well.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Gift card

Gift card

Send gift cards instantly by email or print to present in person.

Send a gift card

What 1,151 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Kid-friendly

  • Central Kentucky

    Good for groups

  • Central Kentucky

    Neighborhood gem

  • Louisville

    Best Service

  • Louisville

    Kid-friendly

  • Louisville

    Good for groups

  • Louisville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Louisville

    American

1,151 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was so friendly! We had some friends come who were blind and visually impaired and the staff helped walk them to the table & let them know when their rides were there to pick them up! They seated us close to The front door in a well lighted area. Nathan, our waiter was excellent! Everyone had a great time! Thank you!

    Is this helpful?

  2. TracyM

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Benedictine BLT and the bar are 💯!

    Is this helpful?

  3. Shelby

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun and delicious! Nick was our wonderful waiter who helped us with picky eating habits and hard of hearing members at the table! Great place for a birthday dinner :)

    Is this helpful?

  4. FritzM

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time we’ve eaten there. Good food both times. Service was wonderful! Very pleasant staff!

    Is this helpful?

  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a party of 20 (parents and volleyball gals). Our waitress was amazing!! This place is a great for large parties and food was soooo good! Get the Burger and milkshake!!!

    Is this helpful?

  6. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and atmosphere!! Hidden gem! The burgers are fantastic!

    Is this helpful?

  7. DougV

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best burgers I’ve ever eaten. Great service and atmosphere.

    Is this helpful?

  8. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Something for everyone. Dinner was great. Thanks for great service.

    Is this helpful?

  9. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time eating at Kaelin’s, been t won’t be last. We are from Frankfort, but in Louisville often, and best hamburgers and fried chicken. I notice cleanliness and this place is sparkling clean. Enjoyed!!

    Is this helpful?

  10. PaulK

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All good! Tasty food and great service! Will come again

    Is this helpful?

  11. GregoryM

    Louisville

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food, great service, atmosphere and value! I would highly recommend this restaurant!

    Is this helpful?

  12. KarenP

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Burgers were dry and mac n’ cheese was old and not warm.

    Is this helpful?

  13. Riley

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone was super nice and food was great! Good drinks too

    Is this helpful?

  14. OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the specials and the staples! I wish I lived closer to walk and enjoy the outside on such pretty days!

    Is this helpful?

  15. JenniferE

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Daniel was friendly and attentive! Our food arrived quickly and it was delicious!

    Is this helpful?

  16. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Casual friendly atmosphere. Great for families with children. Vegan option for me and my husband said the burger was delicious. Kid meal options and ice cream for desert.

    Is this helpful?

  17. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat! There were 7 of us. Our food was out fast and everything tasted terrific!

    Is this helpful?

  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and wait staff was some of the best around !

    Is this helpful?

  19. RitaH

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Second visit in one week. Love it.

    Is this helpful?

  20. RitaH

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Burger was amazing. Cooked to order. Brussel sprout s cooked perfectly. Service was a ten. Definitely going back again.

    Is this helpful?

  21. sarahpricemd

    Louisville

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent locally owned place. Great food at great prices.

    Is this helpful?

  22. JenniferT

    Louisville

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for being such a great lunch spot for my international pilots from around the world to be able to connect together while in SDF

    Is this helpful?

  23. MaryJ

    Louisville

    151 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great burger and fries! I have not been there in 20 years. My Grandma always loved this place. Ice cream addition was a PLUS. Bar and drinks looked great. Service was wonderful. Very clean.

    Is this helpful?

  24. MaryK

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Finally got my husband to Kaelin’s for a burger after asking over a year. And he loved it. Burgers were juicy and seasoned just right. Fries were hot and crispy. Nick’s service was attentive but not hovering. I knew it was going to be great when the crispy brussel sprouts appetizer came out perfect and big enough for 4 people.

    Is this helpful?

  25. Shelby9201

    Louisville

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal at Kaelin’s! Our server Nick was friendly and took good care of us. It was a very hectic day and the place was as busy as I have ever seen it. We each had our regular go-to entree: classic cheeseburger, pimento BLT, pulled pork, and brisket. Perfect, as always!

    Is this helpful?

  26. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, and people who just seem like they love working there because literally everybody is nice. This is a go to spot for us!

    Is this helpful?

  27. JShac

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service. Fun environment. Delicious food.

    Is this helpful?

  28. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Daniel was our server and he was fantastic. We had our 17 month old granddaughter with us and told Daniel we needed to leave by certain time so we could stay on schedule. We had a wonderful meal and a great time. We’ll be back!!

    Is this helpful?

  29. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food - we had Brussel sprouts for app. 80/20 burger and beef tenderloin medallions. And ice cream (oatmeal crème pie and Twix). All food was great. Staff is incredible - very nice - even on a busy pre-valentines day Saturday.

    Is this helpful?

  30. MichelleE

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best cheeseburger ever! Great fried pickles and buffalo cauliflower. Fun place to eat. A little loud, but fun!

    Is this helpful?

  31. ShellyP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool place near a neat part of the area. Parking was a bit of a hassle but once inside we forgot about it. The restaurant is in an old house but remodeled and looks great. We were seated upstairs so the noise level was alright for us. They played a great line up of music (in our opinion). Daniel was our server and he was outstanding. He knew everything very well and guided us through our first visit there with all the "best choices". Pretty sure everything is good there. The burgers are the best, I've personally, ever had. You can taste the cast iron skillet cooking method with every bite. It makes a difference. So delicious! Their milkshakes are great too! To me, they are doing everything right from food, ambience, service, and price. It's well worth going and enjoying a great afternoon or evening with family and/or friends. I'll certainly go back when in Louisville again, and will recommend to all family and friends who want something great to eat. Thank you Daniel, and thank you 80/20 Kaelin's. Keep cooking on!

    Is this helpful?

  32. Lovestotravel

    Louisville

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The burgers that two members of our group had were good…as usual. Pretzel buns are always a plus! Unfortunately my cod fish sandwich was disappointing. There was hardly any fish in the sandwich, just very small pieces of cod in lots of breading. The rye bread was good. Would not get the cod again.

    Is this helpful?

  33. RParker

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Will was very attentive and provided great service! We had a party of 6, including 1 child. Food was great! This was not our first time here but by far the best experience for food and service!

    Is this helpful?

  34. Wood

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! It was my husband’s birthday dinner. He had s great time.

    Is this helpful?

  35. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the brussel sprouts for an appetizer. Our waiter was very attentive but not overbearing. We ordered 4 different entrees and everyone loved their food! We will definitely go back.

    Is this helpful?

  36. BradF

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and a very nice experience. Will be back!

    Is this helpful?

  37. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best fried chicken ever! Great service, love coming here.

    Is this helpful?

  38. snufari1

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was ok, overpriced milk shakes but our server was great.

    Is this helpful?

  39. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great very attentive to our needs. The food was delicious and the room was warm, which was great

    Is this helpful?

  40. DarrenP

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service, product, overall excellent. Planning to go back soon.

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from 80/20 at Kaelin's using the Order Online button. 80/20 at Kaelin's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 200-8020.

80/20 at Kaelin's is rated 4.7 stars by 1151 OpenTable diners.

80/20 at Kaelin's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for 80/20 at Kaelin's

1801 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY 40205

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Speed Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 2:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Burgers, Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Large private parking lot behind restaurant. Street parking available as well.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Matt Staggs
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (502) 200-8020
  • Catering
    Catering options available. Ice cream cart available serving House made Ice Cream from the 80/20 Malt Shoppe.
  • Private party facilities
    We have two Private Party rooms available. Custom menus available. No room fees. From children's birthday parties to rehearsal dinners. Sit down or buffet. Casual to upscale. We will make your event one to remember.
Gift card

Gift card

Send gift cards instantly by email or print to present in person.

Send a gift card
Discover
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo