Jack Fry's

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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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. I loved the atmosphere, the piano player, the food...everything was excellent!

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l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were in town for the weekend and wanted a nice place to eat. The brie salad, salmon, burger and short ribs were all excellent as well as the cocktails. Pricey.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best restaurant in louisville
our favorite
prices are just like NYC, though, and this isn’t NYC
should try to hold back on the prices
still we refer all friends and out of towners to JF’s

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MW
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flawless service and food.

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TJ
Louisville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best in Louisville

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s
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My 50th birthday

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jack Fry’s is my favorite in Louisville. The warm Brie salad is a must!! The ONLY negative I can think of is that it does get very loud.

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k
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite Restaurant in Louisville. The food, service and ambiance are all outstanding!

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M
Charleston
99 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another meal that reminded us of why Jack Fry's is our favorite restaurant in Louisville. Food is always outstanding and it's one of those places that always gets the service right. It starts when you walk in the door as the young man who greeted us was very welcoming and acknowledged us immediately. The waiter was also very friendly and wasn't overbearing while we were trying to eat. They always have a great wine list and our waiter even brought me a taste of two wines we were considering before we ordered one. I always get seafood when we go and am never disappointed.

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OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was lovely and so was the service. It’s always a treat to visit Jack Fry’s!

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S
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Unusual for this restaurant but my fish was overdone, I didn’t send it back. My friend ordered the scallop special and was told there were three large scallops, her order came and there were only two. We didn’t point either of these out as we hadn’t seen each other in forever and didn’t want to spoil the mood. All in all was good, but so unusual for Jack Fry’s.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were originally sat near the bar area which was too noisy and was seated in the more quite area. The food was great and ambience was perfect. The only draw back was Walter our server was a bit salty.

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OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely evening with awesome food

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MP
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Although limited selections the food was great. We sat in the bar area which was very tight seating and rather loud. I would recommend highly in that the food was exceptional and the price was reasonable for the quality

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’ve been a server in fine dining for a handful of years working at some of the top restaurants in Nashville and Louisville. When it comes to my birthday, I like to spoil myself with a fine dining experience but rarely am I as impressed with my service as I was at Jack Fry’s! The host made sure to ask whose birthday it was as it was noted on our reservation and must have relayed that information to our server because she brought out a complimentary dessert at the end and knew exactly who to give it to.

All of our dishes were excellent. My filet was cooked perfectly to order. My husbands halibut was juicy and seared golden. My parents dishes were perfect as well! We never waited long for drinks or any of our courses of food. My dad even ordered a second round of fried oysters and our server made sure the kitchen got them out before our entrees arrived. Proper silverware was placed before entrees and our server was attentive despite having a full section and a larger party.

The noise level is a little loud but nothing I would complain about. The piano playing was really nice! I would recommend Jack Fry’s to anyone who appreciates amazing food and service. Overall one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Thank you Jack Fry’s for making my birthday meal special!

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H
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far one of the best restaurants in Kentucky. Food was exceptional. Atmosphere was great. Would highly recommend to everyone who visits the Louisville area.

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RM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jack Fry's never disappoints. Chose the pork chop this time instead of the Lamb chops and had no regrets.

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LF
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always the best- never disappoints. Literally Jack Frys is the only thing we miss about the highlands since moving outside the Gene Snyder. Love it always!

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r
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super food and atmosphere. Locals love it here. Loud, but friendly

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JR
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Everyone thought the food was wonderful. The atmosphere was comfortable and inviting and the level of service was very good. The only issue was our service was remarkably slow. The server was polite and apologized that some (undefined) issue had arisen. I would definitely go again in hopes the timing was an isolated issue.

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G
Louisville
28 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a great day when I dine at Jack Frys, such a special restaurant. My favorite place in Louisville for many years. Top notch food, service and ambience every time. Walter was a wonderful server also.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious. Service was good, but not over-the-top or as good as you might expect.

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NB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took some out of town friends there for our first visit. Based on reviews we selected Jack Fry's. Knowing seeing there was a lot of history with this restaurant I asked the serve to give me a brief summary. I was amaze at the detail and pride in the answer given. Oh, yes, the food and service was outstanding.

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s
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was very nice, but the noise level was so loud we couldn’t talk to one another across the table.

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TM
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely. Thank you, Stephanie. Thank you, Jamie.

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, and ambiance were fantastic! We will definitely be back.

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JK
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at Jack Fry’s!!

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r
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Friend and I sat in front window. It was Very loud and hard to hear each other talk. Good was good but over priced. Service was great.

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OT
Louisville
41 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Louisville!
I almost always order the small warm brie salad w/ KY Bibb lettuce and the shrimp and grits.
You can't beat it!

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KM
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We received a gift card as a gift. I can not say enough about the great service and food. The salads were crisp and fresh. We had salmon, pork chop and filet. All were prepared perfectly. Save room for the desserts! The opera cake was superb.
I really felt like I had a dining experience here and will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down one of the best meals I have had. The lamb melted like butter in my mouth. Everything was cooked perfectly and flavors melded together unbelievably well. And the bananamisu wand impeccable.

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T
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Pork Chop and Shrimp and grits!!! These are the 2 must try dishes in my opinion.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience as always.

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CF
Chicago
117 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We had been here 10 years ago, and while the ambience was the same, the food was not. Steak was over cooked and meals were not as good as then. Sorry Jack.

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LF
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jack Fry's has been a favorite place to celebrate birthday's, anniversary's, etc. for many years. We've never had anything but a wonderful experience. Service was attentive and the live music was very enjoyable (in the background).

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G
New Mexico
21 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was delicious. However,
the service was not good.

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JB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love My Husband.

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food , nice ambiance, and super service .

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D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Deafening, overpriced and claustrophobic

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NS
Louisville
74 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jack Fry’s is always fabulous. The best of historic and innovative Louisville merged. LOVE IT!

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