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Jack Fry's, Louisville, KY

Jack Fry's

4.8
4.8
1661 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Jack Fry's serves up southern fare in a setting that's been a part of Louisville, Kentucky since around 1933. Visitors can step inside for lunch, dinner or cocktails, all to the soothing notes of live jazz. Once a hangout for local sports enthusiasts, Jack Fry's is now known for its fine dining and family-friendly atmosphere.



The executive chef prepares southern specialties and adds a bit of French influence to create local favorites like shrimp & grits, lamb chops and Jack's burger. Jack Fry's provides a friendly atmosphere and live jazz , ensuring the entire group will find something to enjoy.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 452-9244

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Steve Gustafson

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Cross street

    Near the intersection of Bardstown Road, Baxter Avenue, and Highland Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street and parking lot parking

  • Entertainment

    LIVE JAZZ Monday through Saturday, 7 - 11 pm

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,661 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Central Kentucky

    American

  • Louisville

    Best Overall

  • Louisville

    Best Food

  • Louisville

    Best Service

  • Louisville

    Best Ambiance

  • Louisville

    Best Value

  • Louisville

    Hot Spot

  • Louisville

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  1. MO

    MarcO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Our server was so kind and attentive and the cocktails were on point. Would definitely return.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff and amazing food.
  3. T

    Tamsin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG! Appetizers to die for and a terrific suggestion for the entree. When in L’ville it’s the best of many great restaurants.
  4. M

    Miguel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jack Fry’s has become the place we can depend on for exceptional service and world-class food. From the perfectly mixed cocktails, to the exquisite entrees and delicious desserts…everything is sublime!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I had the pork chop because it has such good reviews. I ordered it medium and it was heavily crusted in the outside and dry in the middle. It was heavily lacking flavor and texture. We had the ricotta cheese balls as an appetizer and they also had little to no flavor. I asked the server how the lemon cheesecake was and he said it was very lemony, it was indeed NOT very lemony, again lacking flavor. My boyfriends filet was good and so was the watermelon mule. I had such high hopes for this restaurant and it fell short.
  6. FD

    FineDiningGuru

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, ambiance!
  7. MF

    MartinaFranca

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We absolutely loved the ambiance here—we experienced a hint of old Louisville that was both fascinating and refreshing. As for the food, we were delighted with the classic shrimp and grits and the Caesar salad, but when the pimiento cheese arancini arrived, they were neither hot nor crispy. The flavor was truly delicious, but the overall impact of the dish was diminished by its execution. Our server was attentive, professional and knowledgeable.
  8. CW

    ClaudeW

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The usual excellent experience with outstanding service from Vanessa.
  9. M

    Moreles

    San Antonio

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You have to try the chicken salad Oh my
  10. RP

    RobertP

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb service. We split the spicy fried oysters over grist appetizer - perfectly seasoned. Warmed brie salad was as good as I had remembered. Usually I have steak - but stepped out of my comfort zone and had the chicken saltimbocca - absolutely delicious! Perfect meal finished with the cherry cobbler!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Impeccable and attentive service and unforgettable ambiance. Filet mignon, burger and salad were very good but did not match the ambiance or impeccable quality of the service.
  12. JB

    JimB

    New Mexico

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about the evening was excellent! Service, drinks and food were outstanding!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious drinks, fantastic food!
  14. DS

    DebbieS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite of ours for many years-don’t Miss any opportunity to enjoy fine dining at Jack Fry’s
  15. BW

    BarbW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Chicken and Cobb salad was excellent. However, what ranks this restaurant above others is the service.
  16. BG

    BillG

    Orlando

    56 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Appetizers and service were excellent. Two out of four diners ordered pork chop. The two arrived well overcooked. Not the least bit of pink nor the least bit of juice on cutting open.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was as always good. We wondered if there was a different chef. What we had tasted different than usually does
  18. AB

    ArchieB

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always impeccable, reliable and delicious. A wonderful night out.
  19. MK

    MarkK

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoy Jack Fry's it is our go to place for birthdays and anniversaries. The service was excellent and the food exceptional.
  20. DD

    DianeD

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service and delicious food! Truly outstanding in all ways.
  21. m

    mary

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous love it
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Closing for client I am a realtor
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My client was coming from Lexington and wanted to visit Jack Fry’s.
  24. GD

    GiuseppeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, everything tasted amazing. Fun atmosphere with live music from piano player, not too loud, still able to have a comfortable conversation. Our favorite restaurant in town.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always
  26. AM

    AraceliM

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My waitress was awesome!
  27. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bone-in ribeye was the best steak that I have had out in a long time.
  28. DK

    DeithK

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    First time in Louisville, birthday celebration
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Oyster appetizer Halibut special Peach cobbler
  30. r

    rtraveler

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for a business meeting and delicious food.
  31. J

    Jaytee

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best nice restaurant in Louisville. Go to fine dining.
  32. ST

    SThW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, wonderful ambience. A little pricey, but we go there anyway.
  33. RM

    RichM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omg. This is the place to eat when you are In Louisville. A must visit historic dining establishment. Lots of history. Steak was to die for!!
  34. LM

    LisaM

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We loved the appetizers, husband got a glass of wine & I ordered a tequila sunrise but they only used a splash of OJ so it came out pink. I said it needed more OJ but they brought me the same drink, which didn’t taste good. Also our waitress didn’t ask if that tasted better. salad was ok, I had the salmon it’s was good, my son had the pork chop & he said it was very good. My husband had the ribeye & it was very good. We split the cherry cobbler & it was delicious .
  35. JC

    JonC

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife comes for the Salmon and Steve Crews , the piano player extroadinaire.
  36. AS

    AmyS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening at Jack Fry’s!! Best escargot I’ve ever had. Veal and salmon were delicious!! Great service!!!
  37. B

    Becky

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Feels like an old time family celebration dining experience. Good food, good service (waitstaff were veteran waiters). Food was very good. It was loud, but in a happy way.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant food. Fun and lively atmosphere. Excellent service. Highly recommend.
  39. PB

    PaulaB

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience
  40. h

    hedonism

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Place is way to loud. Booths are cramped and tight. Prices are expensive for what you get.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Jack Fry's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 452-9244.

Jack Fry's is rated 4.8 stars by 1661 OpenTable diners.

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 42 times today
Google Map for Jack Fry's

1007 Bardstown Rd Louisville, KY 40204-1317

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Near the intersection of Bardstown Road, Baxter Avenue, and Highland Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street and parking lot parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Steve Gustafson

  • Entertainment

    LIVE JAZZ Monday through Saturday, 7 - 11 pm

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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