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80/20 at Kaelin's, Louisville, KY

80/20 at Kaelin's

4.6
4.6
858 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. Maybe relax on a porch swing for a bit. 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

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 858 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Kid Friendly

  • Louisville

    Good for Groups

  • Louisville

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Louisville

    American

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  1. JS

    JoanS

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Our server Will was so very thoughtful and efficient. The food was delicious and the atmosphere lively

  2. JH

    JohnH

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience1

    First I grew up eating at the original Karlins so I was expecting a similar experience. My family was back in Louisbille and thought we would try the new Karlins. The place was so noisy that you could not converse with others at the same table. We were seated at a table where the A/C blew right on us. Asked if the A/C could be turned down and we’re told no. It was most uncomfortable. Further the place has the ambiance of a bus station. We almost got up and left and wished we had. Most of our party ordered the original Karlins cheeseburger. What a disappointment, burgers were cold and had too much brown mustard. Meat was cooked to much and had little flavor. The whole experience was a disappointment and we could not wait to leave. Will not be coming back.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Was seated immediately even with a full house. Wait staff was attentive. Food was very good. Be sure and have some ice cream.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our family had a great time and great food!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ribeye burger was amazing and I loved the strawberry shake.

  6. LA

    LATA

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A little slow but great service and food

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for a Father’s Day brunch!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for Father’s Day. We were greeted at the door as if we were old friends. Our hostess took us to a to the perfect table and Our server was wonderful.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat outside and enjoyed the great weather. Our server was prompt and our food came out fast and so yummy. Best burger in town.

  10. l

    linmurph

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Burger was fantastic, fried chicken was over cooked and the biscuit was inedibly dry. Service and ice cream were great!

  11. J

    Jenn

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our group of 5 had a fantastic dinner. There was a new trainee shadowing our server, & they were both so attentive & friendly. Food was perfect!

  12. MA

    MichaelA

    Louisville

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server T was wonderful…personable and attentive.

  13. TL

    ThomasL

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Burger and fries are worth the carbs and calories...The Big Lebowski especially!!

  14. J

    Jomama

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was very nice and attentive. Food was very tasty, we had the ribeye burger and the fried chicken-both were sooo good. The boozy milk shakes are yummy👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  15. CR

    CindyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was good but very expensive for what you got.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Normally the food is better. Everything was lacking in flavor or overcooked slightly it’s not normally like this, but the l

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The fish sandwich was exceptional. Just the right amount of breading and the tartar sauce finished it perfectly. Wouldn't recommend the roasted brussel sprouts. Tough and overcooked. Server was friendly and helpful with making suggestions. Overall an enjoyable meal. Will visit again if in the area.

  18. G

    Greg

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The table was already set up when we arrived. Great staff and food!

  19. S

    Snata

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome as always

  20. M

    Mags

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I love the food at Kaelin's, and we always get wonderful service. I have one nitpick--the acoustics are terrible! When the dining room gets about half-full it's difficult to have table conversation. I recommend eating on the always-popular patio if you're able to. Otherwise, highly recommended (along with the Benedictine BLT).

  21. S

    Shelby9201

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best burgers in town!!! Can't beat the friendly service and consistently great food. Sam took care of us and was so nice. Mom is still raving about her BBLT (Benedictine, Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato). Dad, daughter & hubby all loved their burgers - all were cooked perfectly! My pulled pork sandwich was seasoned so well and the onion rings were a very nice side substitution. 80/20 at Kaelin's never disappoints and has easily become our go-to place for great comfort food in a relaxed atmosphere.

  22. SS

    SusanS

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Disappointed in the amount of time to get food. Daughter ordered a shake that didn’t come when mine came and had to remind waitress when the meals finally arrived. Food was pretty good but the shakes weren’t worth what I paid for.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    always recommend! Such great place and food

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great place to celebrate a birthday with the family. Our waiter was wonderful and got the kids food out quick. Very attentive, even though they were busy. Will definitely be back soon!

  25. D

    Diana

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Plenty of indoor seating but sat us in a corner with a crappy view of stacked chairs. We had a reservation

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food!

  27. NB

    NathanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I would definitely go with the burger; it was thick, juicy, and delicious. The bun was softer than expected and a great meal. Our waiter was outstanding and everyone was friendly.

  28. KK

    KennethK

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great burgers. Excellent fried chicken. Milk shakes very good

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Unique and fun place to enjoy delicious food.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Service was slow. It took long to get drinks ordered. Our server walked past us at least 5 times. Good was great - and bar tender had great personality!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5

    Atmosphere is amazing, food is fairly good but the poor service may deter us from returning. Just felt like the server was not very attentive; never checked to see how the food was or if we had everything we ordered, only saw them during order and checkout.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was awesome and so were the other team members on the shift. Great food! Ice cream is to die for!

  33. AN

    AshNicBro

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5

    We had reservations at 6:15 on mother's day and we're seated promptly. Our waiter immediately brought us water which was nice. We asked him questions about our dietary needs and he tried but I don't think he was very knowledgeable on the topic. So we ordered our food and waited.. and waited.. and waited.. and an hour and a half later we were served. We were pretty hangry by almost 8:00. Our food was correct and delicious.. but all of our bellies hurt afterwards 😏

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was great and service was pretty good!

  35. TB

    TomB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Chicken was too greasy and the burger was overcooked

  36. AB

    AlexandraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great , it was Mother’s Day so they were extremely busy . Our waiter was amazing as well we understood the businesses of the day so we had no issue waiting on him coming back . We were seated as soon as we got there (thanks to the reservation) they have adult capri-suns I highly recommend as well the bourbon milkshakes were to die for . 100/10 coming back

  37. HQ

    HeatherQ

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Good service and reasonable food

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Maybe Mother's day is very difficult for any restaurant,I was disappointed with the food.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    We went for Mother’s Day and a lunch consisting of hamburgers took 2 hours and countless requests

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.6 stars by 858 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.

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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 Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • 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, 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.

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