80/20 at Kaelin's

4.6
729 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 729 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Table was in bar and noisy..

Two hamburgers came out raw and were requested medium.

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ColO
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very tasty. Fried pickle appetizer was sparse for the price. Service was a little slow but very friendly. Enjoyable experience except that the restaurant was very cold. We had to eat with our coats on as did about 1/3 to 1/2 of the patronage.

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BobD
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great, food was terrific, only negative was the noise level. Don’t know how they could mitigate that, and it did quiet down a bit after the dinner rush.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our food was tasty. Service was excellent. Had a great time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was very attentive, the food was incredible, and I ordered a Bloody Mary which was wonderful as well and I am picky about those! Great experience and food every time I have been!

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vipBoss
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is one of our favorite places - nothing fancy, but good food and great service.

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AllisonF
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner, atmosphere and drinks! Only complaint is we were upstairs and it was so hot! But that happens when it’s over 65 in December! We will definitely be back!

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barbarab
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

The fact we could make reservations for New Year’s Eve was great and our waiter did a great job considering how many tables he was covering. I was there about 7 months ago and was much more impressed with the food and value then I was last night . Several us got the same thing as last time and it wasn’t near as good. Brussels sprouts for example had very little Brussels sprouts and a bunch of leaves . While the service was great we were all disappointed in the food for the price.

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KellieL
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner with the family

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DavidI
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great! He sensed we were in a rush. He confirmed his spidey sense and ensured our meal was expedited so we could dine and dash. We love Kaelin's!

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EricE
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a perfect example of a neighborhood gem.

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CatherineS
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Somehow, it wasn't as good as the first time. The service was excellent and we had a great night, but the food for me didn't quite live up to expectations this time. I will still give it another go though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Responsive staff. Good food. Accurate. Quick

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MarlenaH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Kaelin’s for date night. We live in Louisvillle and the local restaurant scene is fantastic. We try to check out different ones many on our nights out. But Kaelin’s is one of our favorites. The food is fantastic. The staff is super knowledgeable and friendly. The beer list cannot be beat. Hands down, this is one of our top 3 favorite places to go in Louisvillle.

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LaurenH
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! The burgers were so juicy and big, the 80/20 sauce fantastic, our waiter was so funny and so nice, the restaurant so cool looking and my boyfriend and I enjoyed every minute. Highly recommend!!

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gerrim
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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GregT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was great. The milk shakes were outstanding. We had a large party and the girl we had did a great job keeping up. I would strongly recommend the pimento cheese balls were awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were so accommodating to our large party. The manager was awesome! The service was great! The atmosphere was perfect!

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vipMichaelA
Louisville
47 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kevin was the best server! And the food was great!

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AndreaD
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very crowded when we were there so it was a bit too loud, but on a regular night it’s probably good.

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BeeKindKy
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here for a special holiday lunch with our niece & nephew. The shakes and burgers were awesome! The short rib was a bit fatty but I think that was to be expected. The burgers are the winners here. Will definitely have that next time.

Our server was so nice and very patient with the kids. We had a wonderful time & will definitely return. Highly recommend!

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SarahD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had no idea what to expect when we walked into 80/20, so were pleasantly surprised with delicious food and a wonderful waitress (we forgot her name but remembered that she was from Estonia)!
The chicken and waffles were the best I’ve ever had and my husband loved his ‘boozy milkshake’. We didn’t have a burger but after seeing some go past our table we wish we had tried one.
Wr would highly recommend this cute place!
P.S. my teenager said it had the nicest bathroom she’s ever been in!

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JTE362
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and family friendly atmosphere. Exceeded expectations!

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KyleG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

White cheddar grits and brussel sprouts are an absolute MUST.

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vipMary
Louisville
47 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Our meals came out quickly, and the server was very attentive with our refills, helpful with the cocktail & food menus, and very friendly. A manager stopped by to check on our satisfaction- I’m pretty sure we were all eating at the time, so gave him 5 thumbs-up! The couple we went with kept thanking us all evening for suggesting Kaelin’s!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for family dining!

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jenniferm
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour and great food! Highly recommend!

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SummerG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Highly recommend this fun, delicious restaurant. We were in town from Chicago and had the warmest welcome and great dining experience. Excellent service, food, and cocktails.

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TBP1
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite go-to! The absolute best burger in the city. The staff are very personable and provide great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I walked in the doors I was greeted
Told her my name and I had Rev. She said she found me and I told her I could set at the bar she said okay

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Table was right opposite the front door - we were freezing!!! Need enclosure with inner doors.

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JoshuaG
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good place , get there early to be able to park in the small parking lot. Little loud but it was okay.

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LeeSa
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met an out-of-town colleague for lunch here one afternoon (wanted to take her somewhere with a little bit of local history and good food). Ambience, food and service was outstanding. We sat outside on a beautiful Fall day, and loved the outdoor area and atmosphere. Yes, we were sitting right on Newburg Road but that didn't bother us at all - part of the charm of being outside. Loved it!

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Kaylee
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food is always delicious, service mediocre.. server wasn’t attentive to our table and we didn’t get the happy birthday info :( why ask what we’re celebrating and not offer anything ahh

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SteveR
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great find just outside of downtown Louisville where 10 of us where we were staying. I chose this restaurant based off reviews and it did not disappoint. Started out with appetizers of fried green tomatoes which were cooked to perfection. Everyone's dishes from the fried chicken to shrimp & grits were perfect portions. Highly recommend stopping in for dinner!!

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vipMichaelA
Louisville
47 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyler was a great server. His prompt service and personality made the evening very nice. And I love your onion rings!

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vipKathyl1051
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

my fried chicken dinner was over cooked and tasted like it had been fried once and then put back in the fryer to warm it up.....the biscuit I wouldn't even eat after smelling it....it smelled old...the server said I was smelling the sorghum in it but I love sorghum and I wouldn't dare to even taste it.
However our server was wonderful and very attentive.
But, we won't return.

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DouglasS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My parents used to go to the old Kaelins 60 years ago! - it was our first time there and we loved it- a tad pricey but everything is much higher due to inflation now- we loved it and will be back!

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Mumoftwo222
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with my husband before the soccer game. Love coming here.

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vipBoss
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff is great - food is always good.

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 729 OpenTable diners.

80/20 at Kaelin's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/80-20-at-kaelins-1801-newburg-road/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.