Jack Fry's

4.8
917 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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4.8based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JeffR
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places. We like the Escargot, the salads and you cant go wrong with any of the entrees. Great drink and wine menu. If you want to go to a local treasure, this is the place.

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SaraR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are taking all the right steps due to COVID. Great service and amazing food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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DonH
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb experience in every regard.....a legendary dining experience!!

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edwardw
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. We love it. Come there each time we are in Louisville. My favorite restaurant. Thanks.

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Andyf
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ally and her team were perfect. They made a very special night even more memorable. I met my soon to be wife there for lunch seven years ago and we have returned regularly. I choose Jack Frys for the place to propose to Angela.

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DanielF
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted as soon as we walked in the door and seating was perfect. Food was outstanding and waiter answered all of our questions and was very informative. We will be returning customers in the future.

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LindseyB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack Fry's is our all time favorite restaurant. They never disappoint!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were nervous about dining indoors during the current rise in Covid numbers. We called ahead and they explained in detail the measures they are taking to ensure everyone’s safely. They are concerned for their staffs safety as wells as the patrons. We felt VERY safe, our service was perfect and the food, amazing as always. Thank you for yet another wonderful birthday celebration!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual

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RettaW
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had one of our best dining experiences ever at Jack Fry’s Friday night! We were celebrating my birthday and our evening was exceptional!
We enjoyed the scallop appetizer, and BLT salad.
I chose the fried chicken for my entree, and my husband had the pork chop.
The chicken was cooked perfectly and the mashed potatoes with pimento cheese and Gouda were amazing.
The pork chop was succulent!!!
Service was impeccable! We will return!

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vipEricaL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was excellent! The scallop appetizer might be the best cooked scallops I’ve ever had.

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Wayne
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food - outstanding server in Ashley! Will go back!

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JamesH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing...With CoVid it is easier to get a reservation...

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cary was great! We had the lamb chops and lobster carbonara for a birthday date. It was wonderful.

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ScottG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for an intimate celebration, like wedding anniversaries.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork chop was excellent!

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mike
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The table was ready on time. The waitstaff was attentive to our needs. The food was prepared as expected.

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vipdinner
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best of Louisville, a real tradition

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DavisE
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack Fry's has become a new favorite lunch spot for a girlfriend and I, when visiting from Lexington. In addition to delicious food and drinks, the nostalgic atmosphere along with the excellent service, really creates a wonderful dining experience.

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vipSteveS
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local establishment. Been there for like 100 years and it has a fantastic ambience with great desserts and wine list. Awesome service, too!

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. Best meal we’ve had in a long time. Can’t wait to go back.

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GinaB
Western KY
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere were fantastic. Will definitely be back!

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ChrisH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome old time, cozy, romantic experience. Food was awesome, waiter was spot on with suggestions. Would be a regular if we lived closer. Looking for authentic Louisville get your reservation in.

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vipJeffD
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Outstanding smashed potatoes!
When you order your burger well done, don't cut in half throw in back on the grill and serve it again with the cheese not melted and in pieces like a mini puzzle.
It was Friday night and I was surprised to see an open reservation, but not as surprised as to my experience... maybe we'll try again in Spring 2021 or not.

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KristinS
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was good, but not worth the cost. The server was attentive but almost bothersome as he came to check on us too much. Nice atmosphere.

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vipDBMwino
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the current Autumn 2020 menu, Decca might be playing the roll of little brother for a while. Outstanding.

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FrancesA
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has a wonderful dinner and wonderful service! The food is always exceptional!

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CharlieS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just outstanding...food, service, distancing. Thank you to staff and kitchen. Only downside is we are from out of town and won’t be able to return anytime soon.

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stepheng
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Meal. Jack Fry's always does a stellar job

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FBURTON
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dessert alone would be worth returning for! Everyone was extremely professional--mask and all.

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KimB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely atmosphere. Good service. Always one of my favorites!

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MarkK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Louisville. My husband I went there for our 25th wedding anniversary. Dinner was delicious. Our server Ty was impeccable.

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CarrieC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and atmosphere ! Best Louisville restaurant ever.

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lynnb
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed yet another delicious meal at Jack Fry’s. Service is always top notch. And the food and beverages are wonderfully prepared. It was a great ending my birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack Fry’s could easily rest on its ambiance. Instead, it is getting even better. Our meal was one of the best I have ever had.

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vipjeffreyb
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was presented as a steak house but only offered one cut. With that said it was a very good cut. Little concerned about being in the heart of bourbon country with a decent bourbon menu but not the right glasses. Should fix that but overall very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing! They took great care of us. There are time limits on the tables due to COVID and we overstayed our time by 15 mins because we weren’t paying attention to the time but they were very very nice and understood, they didn’t push us to leave at all. Great food, great people. Thank you Jack Frys!!!!

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LanceG
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Louisville...Hands down. Decided to try something I haven't on the menu with the lamb chops. They are definitely as great as the filet or the porkchop. The spicy fried oysters are my staple favorite (I like them even more than the shrimp and grits). New this go around was the list of poured bourbons for the evening. The list had a wide price ranges and some things that are hard to find for your own cabinet. I had a glass of 12 yr Weller and a glass of 9 yo Eagle Rare. They also had the 150th Old Forrester Birthday Bourbon, as well as some other high proofs on the list. They did a great job keeping everyone socially distanced, as well as have other measures in place to keep everyone safe.

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alanh
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!
The BEST restaurant in Louisville!

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 917 OpenTable diners.

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.