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Jack Fry's, Louisville, KY

Jack Fry's

4.8
4.8
1945 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 41 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 452-9244

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Duncan Williams

  • 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, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,945 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    American

  • Louisville

    Best Overall

  • Louisville

    Best Food

  • Louisville

    Best Ambiance

  • Louisville

    Best Value

  • Louisville

    Good for special occasions

  • Louisville

    American

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  1. MR

    MaryR

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful. Our favorite place to dine with family and friends
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I visited Louisville for my birthday and had a dinner at Jack Fry’s. It was the best meal we had in the city- absolutely recommend. However if you’re sensitive to sound, I recommend. Asking for a table in the back section where it’s not as noisy.
  3. JN

    JenniferN

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Birthday celebration dinner - everyone's entrees were amazing, highly recommend short ribs. Appetizer menu didn't have many shareable but that was okay for us as it ensured we had room for dessert. Great service and cocktails were excellent too.
  4. Y

    Yogaluver

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jack Fry’s has the best food and cocktails. The noise level was high given it was a weekend and the place was at full capacity.
  5. N

    Nedder

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lamb chops were the best I may have ever had
  6. RA

    RichardA

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a very nice business dinner. Food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Highly recommended.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect in every way, as always!
  8. DL

    DannyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Made me think back on the early days of Jack Fry’s and wish we could go back in time! Surprisingly busy for a Tuesday night.
  9. LM

    LouisvilleMary

    Louisville

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My "go to" for lunch meetings. They know my favorite table, have black napkins instead of the standard white and know that I enjoy green tea with my meal.
  10. OG

    OzzyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I absolutely love Jack Fry's. Anytime we have friends or colleagues in town we always have them join us at Jack Fry's to give them the "Classic Louisville" experience. The food is phenomenal, service in the establishment is professional and detail oriented, and the vibe is nostalgic.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have a great experience here, I come about once a month. Food is always on point and every server is fantastic.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I celebrated my birthday at Jack Fry’s. The meal was extraordinary. Everything was very good. My wife had the short ribs and I had one of the fish entrées.
  14. JB

    JeannieB

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've always wanted to visit Jack Fry's and finally made it to celebrate my husband's birthday. The service was amazing as was the food and ambiance!
  15. ND

    NicholasD

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding environment and food! We had a very nice business dinner at Jack Fry's with outstanding service!
  16. JS

    JayS

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The front room was a little loud due to a large party (appeared to be a business get-together). Service was outstanding, food was very good.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating a birthday and we had 2 kids in our party. Our waitress was phenomenal! She worked her magic with and older person in our party (the birthday girl) who was particular about her cocktails and she worked the 2 kids. I also learned that Jack Fry’s has a kids menu. One of the kids ordered the chicken fingers and fries and the other ordered the adult cheeseburger and they both absolutely loved their meals! Our entire meal and experience was great and everyone wants to go back!
  18. P

    Photog

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and outstanding food as usual.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s get together with friends! Walter was fabulous, and the food was divine
  20. DP

    DPop

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is great with a good variety. We got the shrimp and grits appetizer and it was delicious. We got two different steaks, lamb chops, and fried chicken. Everyone enjoyed what they got. And don’t skimp on dessert. It was a perfect ending to a great meal!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We have now been to Jack Fry’s twice over the last two months. Both occasions were birthday celebrations. Our first experience in November wasnt memorable. Our food was ok but the server was rude and busy. We dined again just last night. Overall, the appetizers were underwhelming. The ravioli (both times) was very al dente. We had three different salads across the table and all of them were extremely bland. I love a good salad but would recommend skipping that course here. The short rib entree was the best at the table. No desserts were ordered except a complimentary birthday butter cake with caramel that was good! Very loud and very pricey for the overall experience. Our waitress was very kind and prompt.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good experience. Spicy fried oysters and Jacks burger were phenomenal. Highly recommend.
  23. DT

    DaleT

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the service was excellent. Will repeat.
  24. C

    Claude

    Chicago

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always.
  25. CR

    CraigR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurant experiences in Louisville so far. 5 STARS
  26. CB

    CarolB

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a friend’s selling her business. The food was absolutely amazing. Jack Fry’s is our special event place! The chocolate bonnet and the crème caramel were perfect finishes to fantastically delicious ending to a perfect meal.
  27. NW

    NancyW

    Nashville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food and service were good. My Vodka Gimlet was not. Small glass and not full nor enough vodka We were there on a gift certificate and know you have high standards.
  28. V

    gregV

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    One of our favorite restaurants in all of Louisville, a city known for its fine dining. We had a 7:45 dining reservation and arrived early, yet were pleasantly surprised that we were seated right away. The ambiance and vibe reminds me of a small New York City restaurant and the place was hopping, yet or server was attentive and engaging. We each had a glass of French champagne, pricey but it was a celebration and what better way to start the evening than an excellent glass of the bubbly. The Veal and Pork Meatballs was the perfect appetizer, which we split, and then we both had the Brie Salad. Excellent choices. For the main course we both ordered the Salmon and without hesitation I can say it is the best salmon dish in the city. It was exquisite. The almond and pistachio crust captured the flavor perfectly. We left with a smile on our faces and another outstanding experience at one of Louisville’s most beloved restaurants.
  29. MB

    MelvinB

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great!! Anniversary dinner. Enjoyed it all
  30. AT

    AnnT

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great service, even a small complimentary dessert for our birthday girl!!! Great evening with Dear Friends!!
  31. s

    sully

    Key West

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    outstanding food and service. lunch options were generous but not overly big. great service as always
  32. LG

    LaurieG

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous - as always. It's simply my favorite place to dine!
  33. k

    kipkids

    Louisville

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my daughter-in-law and teenage granddaughter and grandson. It was the first time the kids had been here, and they were very impressed with the white table clothes and the atmosphere. It was very crowded and loud, but that’s part of the charm.
  34. c

    chrlsdwest

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extremely accommodating. Last minute change to a reservation of 3 persons from 2 on an very busy lunch day. Vanessa was the server and I cannot imagine anyone doing what she does. She had all the tables in the front room but still managed to give first class service. I only wish is that Jack Fry’s was open for Saturday lunch. Food is always fabulous.
  35. F

    Fudlvr

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal. Was one of a few places open late enough for a post show supper. Even at a late hour, we were never rushed and the service was excellent. One of my all time favorite restaurants.
  36. R

    Reggieg

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time and my date’s 2nd time there. We both were amazed with the service as well as the full dining experience! Food was very tasty!
  37. BY

    BeckyY

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Had the soup of the day on an extremely cold day that was really good but luke warm. I like my soup hot. Had a Caesar salad that had no dressing on it. The best part of the restaurant was the bartender who was extremely pleasant and very welcoming. She was the highlight of the afternoon.
  38. NS

    NatS

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    I’m late posting this review, but we went to Jack Fry’s to celebrate two birthdays for lunch earlier this month. I had put in our reservation that we were celebrating birthdays. Our server came to the table quickly and did acknowledge the birthdays. However, there was no other mention of the birthdays throughout our meal or any little touches that I would have expected in a restaurant of that caliber, like a candle on the dessert or words written on the plate. After her stop at our table, the server did not come back to take our orders for probably 20 minutes. She was nice but she seemed overwhelmed by the number of tables that she had to attend to. We noticed she was very chatty with the customers which is a nice touch except when you’re having a large number of tables to handle. We had sandwiches, burger, and salads, along with dessert. Our lunch took two hours. We were not in a rush as we were celebrating birthdays, but our meal of sandwiches & salads should not have taken that long. I understand restaurants are under staffed but our server didn’t seem to allocate her time per table efficiently. The food was good but we will go somewhere else next time we have a special occasion to celebrate.
  39. WW

    WeslieW

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service from Steve!
  40. EF

    ElizabethF

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect - the food, the quiet booth location, our server, the friendly busser, the beverages-we couldn’t have asked for a nicer evening.

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 1945 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 41 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–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, 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

    Duncan Williams

  • Entertainment

    LIVE JAZZ Monday through Saturday, 7 - 11 pm

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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